Author: Dylan Oxley

Pretty Good For A Girl Band

Interview: Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers talk Pretty Good For A Girl Band, national tour and sexist dentists

May 7, 2022

Canberra punk quartet Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have caught the attention of everyone with ears and eyes since their emergence just five years ago. I mean, is that not the coolest band name ever? With their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band – out on the 13th May via Domestic La […]

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Interview: Jack from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets talks writing, tours and puns

April 22, 2022

Perth psych-rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are one of the whackiest acts in the country, but also one of the most inventive. Their fifth studio album Night Gnomes – to be released 22 April – sheds light on the darker moments in the past two years of lockdowns and border restrictions. The fun and friendly […]

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Live Review: Columbus + Reside + Wifecult – The Brightside, Brisbane (14.04.22)

April 16, 2022

The time has come for Brisbane rock trio Columbus to call it a day after a decade. Before announcing the breakup on their socials, the band released their latest EP Driving in the Dark on 24 March – featuring singles “Pain is a Mirror”, “Temporary Summer” and “Full Heart”. The beloved punks played the second […]

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Festival Review: Under the Southern Stars hits Brisbane for big send off

March 29, 2022

Huge touring festival Under the Southern Stars brought its stellar lineup to the Brisbane Riverstage on Sunday 27 March for the final show of a 12-date run. Headlined by legends Stone Temple Pilots, Bush and Cheap Trick, this celebration of 90s rock was the first international tour of Australia in two years. An afternoon of […]

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Live Review: Trophy Eyes + Waxflower – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore (24.03.22)

March 27, 2022

Newcastle punk favourites Trophy Eyes know how to put on a show and seeing them live is a rite of passage in the local heavy scene. The esteemed four-piece kicked off their first tour since 2020 at a packed Eleven Dive Bar in Maroochydore with Waxflower on Thursday 24 March. It was the first of […]

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Live Review: Bloom + Starve + Future Static + Blind Girls – The Brightside, Brisbane (18.03.22)

March 20, 2022

Sydney emo-punk favourites Bloom have rocketed to success in the last two years and hurdled every obstacle of the pandemic. Their highly-anticipated Sink into the Soil Tour – originally planned for June 2020 – kicked off at The Brightside in Brisbane on Friday 18 March in celebration of their latest single. It was the band’s […]

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Interview: Sons of the East talk new single, old influences and zombies

March 8, 2022

Northern Beaches indie-folk trio Sons of the East just might be the most famous local band that you’ve never heard of. The band has sold out tours across Australia and Europe and racked up over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify without straying from their independent roots. With three EPs and a hefty handful of […]

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Live Review: Polaris + Alpha Wolf + Justice for the Damned + Mirrors – The Tivoli, Brisbane (23.02.22)

February 24, 2022

Sydney metalcore legends Polaris have quickly established themselves as one of the most revered heavy bands in Australia. Known for their explosive live performances and dedication to their craft, the quintet has been dying to bring their sophomore record The Death of Me – released 21 February 2020 – to stages across the country since […]

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Interview: BROODS talk new album, worldwide tours, and sci-fi films

February 18, 2022

New Zealand indie-pop siblings BROODS, comprised of lead vocalist Georgia Nott and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott, are ready to give 2022 their all and then some. The Nelson duo are set to return with their highly-anticipated fourth album Space Island on Feb 18th, three long years after their last record Don’t Feed the Pop Monster. Their […]

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Zal & Ardor

Album Review: Zeal & Ardor’s new self-titled LP is the genre mashup you didn’t know you needed

February 14, 2022

There are very few bands that can take diverse elements from a wealth of musical styles and blend them in a way that creates something new and compelling. Swiss experimental metal duo Zeal & Ardor, consisting of frontman and multi-instrumentalist Manuel Gagneux and drummer Marco Von Allmen, are one of them. Their self-titled third studio […]

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Live Review: Seth Sentry’s Brisbane return with Skrub was well worth the wait

February 12, 2022

Melbourne rap legend Seth Sentry’s anticipated Brisbane leg of the Super Cool Tree House tour at The Zoo on Friday 11 February was more like a party than a gig. A night full of comic skits, fan participation, drinking contests and stagedives, the man definitely put on a show. Accompanied by the infamous DJ Sizzle […]

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Interview: Nervous Light talk debut EP, a secret video and being ‘elder emos’

February 11, 2022

Brisbane experimental post-hardcore trio Nervous Light are ready to take on 2022 with their hearts on their sleeves and eyes on the prize. The emo punk lads released their awaited debut EP, Bury What’s Left of My Heart in Your Backyard, independently on 4 February. If the title alone wasn’t enough to pull you in, […]

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Live Review: Stepson + Rumours + Outloved + Headwreck – The Zoo, Brisbane (29.01.22)

January 31, 2022

Beloved Brisbane hardcore five-piece Stepson finally got to take their acclaimed debut album Help Me, Help You on the road last week after countless setbacks and it was definitely worth the wait. After having to reschedule the tour four times in response to the everchanging government restrictions surrounding live music and venue capacity, the Melbourne […]

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10 heavy albums you might have missed in 2021

January 18, 2022

As we move into the new year, it’s that time when we look back on the highlights of the past 12 months and remember what made them so. With much of the world still emerging from lockdown, many artists have been quietly busy making music off the stage. The heavy scene in particular has had […]

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Interview: Nat’s What I Reckon talks rock ‘n’ roll, trivia and his latest book Death to Jar Sauce

December 23, 2021

Since exploding over the internet with his isolation cooking videos in early 2020, Sydney comedian, musician, YouTuber and now award-winning, bestselling author Nat’s What I Reckon has been riding the wave of success with style. The swearing tattooed rocker has been creating content for almost a decade, uploading tongue-in-cheek criticisms of cultural norms and societal […]

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Interview: Mitch Galbraith from Ocean Alley on “Touch Back Down”, their Fender collab and upcoming tours

December 10, 2021

Northern Beaches psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley have soared exponentially in their decade on the forefront of local indie music. The band has become one of the country’s most prominent touring acts and their highly anticipated live shows have captured audiences all over the world. Their instant hit “Confidence” scored #1 on triple j’s Hottest 100 […]

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Interview: Middle Kids talk touring the US in a pandemic, ARIA win and Jameson House of Rounds

December 8, 2021

Sydney indie-rock trio Middle Kids have quickly become one of the country’s most prominent and adored bands, capturing hearts worldwide with their gritty pop anthems and unparalleled storytelling. And it’s been another another huge year for the band, with the release of their new album Today We’re The Greatest in March, a national tour in […]

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Festival Review: Jameson House of Rounds shouts Byron Bay a day of live music

December 7, 2021

The eminent Jameson House of Rounds returned for a night of whiskey, food and music at iconic bar The Rails in Byron Bay on Saturday, 4 December – and you can bet that we were there for every bit of it. As New South Wales emerges from lockdown, Jameson House of Rounds provided a unique […]

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Interview: Kurt Goedhart from The Butterfly Effect on “So Tired”, riffs and lockdown

November 30, 2021

As one of the country’s most iconic rock bands, The Butterfly Effect have seen and done it all in their time on the forefront of local heavy music. The Brisbane quartet’s latest single ‘So Tired’ and accompanying video is an exciting taste of their forthcoming album – the first in over a decade. We caught […]

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We caught up with JessB to talk “FROM THA JUMP”, lockdown recording sessions, and the King Street Carnival

November 25, 2021

Auckland-based rapper JessB has been steadily rising in recent years, and the one ahead is looking to be busy and bright. The former professional netballer has already had quite an impressive career; with two EPs, a mixtape and a handful of singles under her belt, JessB also won Best New Zealand Act at the 2019 […]

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Album Review: Legacy showcases Birdz at his best – and we can’t get enough

November 18, 2021

Melbourne rapper and proud Butchulla man Birdz is cementing his status as one of the country’s most prominent artists with his highly anticipated sophomore record Legacy, to be released this Friday via Bad Apples Music. Raised in Katherine, Northern Territory and now based in Naarm, Birdz has been busy since his critically acclaimed 2017 debut […]

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