Reignwolf live @ Northcote Social Club 12.12.13

After only being introduced to Reignwolf by a friend a few days ago, I am already hooked. I watched a clip and got goosebumps. Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf, is as charismatic as it comes and there is certainly a lot of hype surrounding him. Cook was playing smoked-filled blues clubs at the age of six, […]

Violent Soho, Damn Terran LIVE @ The Liberty Social, Melbourne

Violent Soho have such an awesome buzz around them, so it’s no wonder that this Hungry Ghost album preview show sold out. Supported by one of Melbourne’s fave’s Damn Terran, fans have been psyched for this gig since the announcement!   I hadn’t been to The Liberty Social before and it was kind of crazy; […]

The Fuzz Drivers: Self Titled

Portugals The Fuzz Drivers prove that the classic rock formula is alive and well. There’s such a great vibe to this album as soon as you put it on. Hailing from Portugal, The Fuzz Drivers know how to put a song together on their self titled debut album; it’s well written, has great build up’s […]

Saint Vitus, Monarch and Clagg Live @ The HiFi

Australian fans never thought they’d get the chance to see Saint Vitus live so this tour has been highly anticipated. When Saint Vitus’ Lillie: F-65 album came across my path last year to review I was very keen to give it a listen and was suitably impressed. The band have been around in various forms […]

I AM DUCKEYE: HUSBAND

After releasing five EP’s, Melbourne’s very own iconic punk pranksters, I am Duckeye, have unleashed their debut full length album, Husband. With some killer riffs, crazy vocals and such an amazing over use of the urban thesaurus, it’s an awe inspiring release!   The first song sets up the album perfectly; both musically and lyrically. […]

Sierra Leone: Hello To Your Mind

Sierra Leone’s Hello To Your Mind starts out with ‘Baby Cakes’ and it’s a bit like the Eagles Of Death Metal struttin their thing with J-Devil doing the “OWWW”. The vibe is raw and gutsy ’70s guitar, it reeled me straight in. On the other hand it also seems strangely like something that that Yo […]

The Devil Rides Out: The Righteous Walk Single

The Devil Rides Out are known for their heavy riffs and husky vocals as well as their bluesy guitar driven tales, the new single The Righteous Walk, does not pass this by. A Tom Wait’s style vocal ponders sadness and regret over the top of a swampy blues style soundtrack.  This is the most emotional […]

The Neptune Power Federation: Mano A Satano

The Neptune Power Federation are everything you love about 80’s heavy metal; the leather pants, studded cod pieces, howling vocals, screaming guitar solo’s and killer riffs all rolled into one. Their debut album, Mano A Satano, is appropriately released on “Hellfire Red Vinyl” and sounds all the better for it; the warmth of the vinyl […]

New Jack Rubys: Clams!

New Jack Rubys have unleashed their second album, Clams!, with a vengeance. Clams! is a powerhouse of 80’s and 90’s infused garage, fuzz and explosive indie pub rock guitars. It features the previously released single Cardini which instantly gets under your skin. You need to play it over and over. It’s a gutter driven addiction; […]

BRUCE!: BRUCE!

BRUCE! have an accurate tag line, “Your new favourite band!” and they’ve got it pretty spot on. It may sound a little arrogant, but they have the lineage (including members of Hytest and Life Adjustment Disorder), the know how and the sense of humour to easily pull it off plus the guys are blazing out […]

Unida The HEAVY Interview

Vocalist John Garcia is well known for desert rock band Kyuss, who’ve evolved into Vista Chino. Now his other monster, Unida, is back, and as loud as ever. John Garcia’s work with Unida is some of his strongest, and it stands alongside the group’s debut album, 1999’s Coping With The Urban Coyote as one of […]

PiL Live @ The Palace, Melbourne, Australia

It’s been a long time since PiL was on Australian soil. They started in 1978 and toured Australia three times in 1984, 1985 and 1989 before going on hiatus from 1992 to 2009. They’re labeled as post-punk and post-rock with NME saying in 1999 “Arguably the first post-rock group”. I wonder who is the first […]

Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Danko Jones Live @ The Espy, St Kilda, Australia

What a history Duff McKagan has had! Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to name the biggest two and of course who we’re here for tonight, Loaded. There’s also a lot of excitement around Danko Jones, the hyperactive and hilarious Canadian rocker, playing support. The band of the same name is lead by singer / […]

Destroy She Said Sign To Bad Reputation

Melbourne hard rockers Destroy She Said, have signed a European licensing and publishing deal with French record label Bad Reputation. The deal is for the band’s debut album, ‘Down To Dirty’ and is another notch in the belt for the five piece outfit who formed in 2009. Since then they’ve gained a loyal following and a lot of […]

I’m Now: The Story Of Mudhoney

Any time you’re playing music for the crowd instead of yourself… you’re f**ked! Mark Arm Mudhoney have lived through a lot since they formed out of the ashes of Green River in 1988 between breaking into the big time, taking a break, leaving Sub Pop and signing to a major, then once again returning home […]

Drifter: Head (EP)

Drifter are the not your usual three piece, and HEAD is testament to that. Five tracks lifted straight from the gritty streets of the ’90s, with chaotic and frenzied songs that sound like Therapy? and Fugazi all the way through to the steam rolling pub distortion of the Cosmic Psychos sounding ‘I’ve Been Bad’. HEAD […]

Truckfighters: Fuzzomentary

“When I grew up I came to understand that Truckfighters were not just the best band I ever heard but the best band that’s ever existed” Josh Homme (QOTSA, Kyuss) I had to start with a quote from Josh Homme, after all ladies, “This motion picture is rated sexy”.