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Premiere: HIDEOUS SUN DEMON – ‘DISTRACTIONS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: James Morris

Ever-entertaining Perth/Boorloo three-piece Hideous Sun Demon are making a racket of late – creating new music in anticipation of a to-be-announced release later this year. On Thursday the crew will officially drop a fresh single called ‘Distractions’, but we’ve got the pleasure of giving it the first spin today. Hideous Sun Demon have pivoted from the psych-fuzz of their earlier releases, crafting a gripping post-punk churner that explores our constant need for a diversion from life’s underwhelming reality, especially after the methods we use to offset it have lost their efficacy. 

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Listen: GAFFER – ‘HANG’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Kyle Biggins

Heads up – here’s some new grit from Perth! Up-and-coming punk troupe Gaffer are set to release a seven-track demo later this month, filled with an immediate and arresting take on 70s and 80s punk and post-punk.  Lead track ‘Hang’ is a furious blast that fuses anger and futility – a potent mix that gives off a sense of ‘nothing to lose’ abandon.

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Listen: COLD MEAT – ‘BAD MOOD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Alex Leech

A tempest is rising in the west. Perth punk four-piece Cold Meat have announced the forthcoming release of their debut full-length records Hot and Flustered. Lead single ‘Bad Mood’ is the the first lick of the furious storm to come – a punishing number boasting prickly riffs, uncompromising percussion and furious vocals that are well and truly fed up with everything and anything.

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Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’

Words: James Frostick

Fresh out of the oven is a collection of tracks from two of Australia’s most exciting punk acts. Ubik and Cold Meat have linked up for a split EP, packed to bursting point with potent and pointed noise. This release seeks to link present day bi-coastal Australian punk and pay homage and earnest tribute to the legacy of women-driven output from generation’s past. Continue reading Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’