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COSMIC PSYCHOS

Maryland rockers Clutch announce Australian tour dates with local legends Cosmic Psychos

In support of their latest LP Psychic Warfare, Maryland rockers Clutch will play shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne early next year. The band will be supported by Australian punk-rock act Cosmic Psychos.

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night One - Part Three (09.09.15)

Every year as September rolls around, Brisbane opens up it’s arms and takes Australia’s youngest up and coming musical talents into a warm, boozy embrace. An all you can eat musical buffet of 150 bands across 15 stages was presented for punters to feast on as the sun went down over the Fortitude Valley skyline.

5 Parties Not To Miss At Bigsound 2015

Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase Bigsound kicks off tonight with a range of gigs and parties around Brisbane. From the Deathproof Bigsound Bash, to the official closing party, we take you through the five parties not to miss over the coming week. Click through for a full list of parties and performances!

Live Review: Dune Rats + Cosmic Psychos + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Having Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos in Adelaide on a Thursday night can really screw you up - the concept of returning to a full day of work on Friday and then a full weekend while feeling hungover as a dog after one of their shows is horrendous. Deciding to roll sober on this particular night (four previous Dunies experiences having taught me some lessons in the art of navigating hangovers in the past), I turned up at The Gov and became part of a crowd that had no qualms about rising to the occasion - things got messy, sweaty and anarchic quickly.

Photo Gallery: Cosmic Psychos + Dune Rats + Horror My Friend - The Gov, Adelaide (25.06.15)

Ross Knight of the Cosmic Psychos got up during Dune Rats' set and described them as the bastard sons of the bastard fathers. Which about sums it up. The night started fairly reasonably with Adelaide's Horror My Friend but once the Cosmic Psychos played and the Dune Rats hit the stage it descended into anarchy. There was stage invasions, shoeys and the inevitable post shoey spew, madness and mayhem.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 19th - June 21st.

As we enter the penultimate weekend of June, the cold has most definitely set in but that won't be stopping some epic bands from getting out on to a stage near you. With DARK MOFO happening in Hobart, for those of us scattered around the rest of the country missing out, we're looking forward to checking out the following bands this weekend. See who the AU's got their money on for bringing the goods in our guide.

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

Album News Weekly: 3rd June 2015

In This Issue: It’s an Australian and British-dominated affair this week, with albums dropping from huge names such as Sarah Blasko, Muse, and Young Guns.

Cosmic Psychos teaming up with Dune Rats for Australian tour this June!

Whoever had the idea to get Cosmic Psychos and Dune Rats together for a full Australian tour needs an award, a pat on the back, a huge blunt. All of the above. Total mayhem is expected to ensue when two favourites of the Australian touring circuit take to venues around the country this June. For Dune Rats, the shows will be the first headline gigs they'll be embarking on upon their return from overseas while for the Cosmic Psychos legends, they'll be touring their new album Cum the Raw Prawn...you know this one's going to be hectic.

Cosmic Psychos for regional Victorian tour!

Cosmic Psychos have been in the midst of some heavy hectic times since the film about their band was released to much praise. Having spent recent times dominating the US and at the beginning of the year, the Big Day Out with old pals Pearl Jam and Mudhoney, Cosmic Psychos have taken a bit of a breather and have turned their sights to regional Victoria. The band will be hitting up four venues through April. From San Remo to Castlemaine, there's going to be one unique party blasting through - have the beers ready.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out (Part One) - Bonython Park, Adelaide (31.01.14)

Bo Ningen

The Big Day Out rolled in to Adelaide on its traditional last Friday in January on another scorching 40 degree day. With the decision to move away from the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, many people were longing for the shade of the grandstand, but the new location proved easy to move around and a good size for the crowd on the day. The bands put on some fantastics sets, despite the heat and the crowd did a great job taking care of themselves and those around them, making it another fantastic Big Day Out in Adelaide. Hopefully there will be many more!

Live Review: Port Royal Street Party - Fennell Street, Port Melbourne (18.01.14)

It’s pretty rare for the typically quiet streets of Port Melbourne to stage live music – and particularly uncommon for a day party showcasing the best that Victoria has to offer in the way of punk and rock acts. Perhaps that’s why the inaugural Port Royal Street Party in Fennell Street, Port Melbourne was so damn special. And what a cracker of a day it was.

the AU interview: Ross Knight of The Cosmic Psychos (Melbourne) talks Big Day Out 2014!

Ross ‘Psycho’ Knight, semi-retired punk and lead for Aussie punk legends The Cosmic Psychos proves to be a surprisingly gentle-hearted, friendly man. Meredith got the chance to talk to him about Big Day Out, good times in the past and doing household chores. Read on to hear from Cosmic Psychos front man, and get excited for their tour with the Big Day Out line-up.

Golden Plains 8 lineup revealed!

The lineup for Golden Plains 8 has been announced! With Public Enemy having already been announced to perform at the Supernatural Ampitheatre in Meredith next March (8th to 10th), a whole stack of Australian and international acts have been unveiled in what represents, 'The Sound of Now, Then and Forever'.