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Video Premiere: 100 – ‘PSYCH’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: McLean Stephenson

A year on from the release of its previous single ‘Weightless’, Warrang/Sydney crew 100 is back – announcing its signing to newly minted label Endless Recordings and the arrival of fresh material to boot. Truculent new single ‘Psych’ is a staunch and uncompromising scud of murky post-punk that lashes out at the poseurs, pricks and pinheads that exist within the masculine milieu. 

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Words: James Frostick
Band image: Rik Saunders
Cover art: Spiderxdeath

Today brings us a slab of chugging goth-tinged post-punk from Warrang/Sydney crew Enclave. The band’s new track ‘Crossfire’ is a gristly, caustic and acrimonious assault – a fury-laced indictment of systems that perpetuate trauma, dispossession and oppression.

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Words: James Frostick

Blistering hardcore-punk unit Oily Boys have returned with a ruckus. The NSW-based wrecking crew have a blistering debut LP of thirteen skin-flaying numbers loaded, cocked, aimed and ready to fire via Cool Death Records. Last week they sent a warning shot at our toes in the form of lead cut ‘Headstone’ – a pummelling taster hinting at what else they’re packing. 

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Words: James Frostick
Band image: Stephanie Liouos
Cover art: Maxine Booker

Sydney punk quartet Concrete Lawn are following up a 2018 demo release with a new record called Aggregate on April 1, filled with the group’s signature attention-grabbing noise. The unit are kicking off proceedings with the title track – a venomous spray aimed at the greedy elite, the treasure hoarders and the folks inhibiting progress.

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Listen: ARSE – ‘SAFE WORD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Vinnie Botton

Sydney’s schizoid post-hardcore trio ARSE are gearing up to deliver a forthcoming LP – no doubt a package of dangerous goods best handled gently. Enclosed in the collection of aural shrapnel is new single ‘Safe Word’, which you can listen to from today. ‘Safe Word’ places us in within the manic maelstrom of excess – the point where we abandon care in pursuit of the high, but ARSE alludes to the all-consuming nature of the rush and how it only temporarily cures our ails before inevitably exacerbates them. 

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Listen: XILCH – ‘MY WORLD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: zkphoto

With a gnashing fury buoyed by a destructive sonic onslaught, Sydney’s XILCH are on the cusp of unleashing its debut cassette release. ‘My World’ exemplifies the band’s penchant for unrelenting  power, with influence plumbed from some of punk’s nihilistic best. 

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Words: James Frostick

With a ferocious and intimidating aura, Sydney’s White Dog returns to the scene after two years with the wired and wild churn of new track ‘Storm the Streets’. Boasting a roiling mix of thuggish hardcore, ‘Storm the Streets’ is a slice of old-school disaffected punk, keeping sentiments lean and direct to maximise impact.

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Words: James Frostick

Sydney’s Low Life is back! The visceral punk legends have announced the March arrival of brand-new album Downer Edn, and offered a glimpse into the mess with lead track ‘The Pitts’. It’s a gritty and unflinching look at what it’s like to be down and out, but with enough fire in the gut to prevent you accepting your fate in the gutter.

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