The demise of festivals such as Soundwave not only robbed music lovers of opportunities to witness large-scale international festivals in this country, but it also created a reduced capacity for touring this side of the world for many bands who based Australian tours around such events. One of those bands that suffered through lack of […] …Continue Reading

Tasmanian self-proclaimed thrash metal royalty Coward Punch are certainly a force unto themselves. Cloaked in only the most expensive bank robber style ski masks with accents that sound like a cross between deep Southern drawl and the seedier side of The Bronx, Coward Punch are what can only be described as a musical enigma, and, […] …Continue Reading

Legendary US rockers Winger have been relatively quiet since their last album Better Day’s Comin‘ in 2014. When it came out it had fans the world over salivating in anticipation, heralding a new era of rock as only a band of the ilk of Winger can provide. While proving the band were still a musical […] …Continue Reading

Words and interview by Erin Eddy The Go Set are veterans of the Aussie music scene with a career spanning 20 years and the infusion of traditional Celtic folk music weaved into their sound not only sets them apart but helps them reach a wider audience than the average punk rock band. Their high-energy live […] …Continue Reading

Brisbane punk Gods Fake News have done the hard yards, supporting legends of the scene such as Good Riddance, No Fun At All, Bodyjar, 28 Days and Guttermouth – and that was all within one year of starting the band in 2017! Since then Fake News have capitalsed on that early success with their 2021 […] …Continue Reading

Sydney-based hard rock/metal outfit Temtris are finally beginning to see reward for effort. Over six previous albums the band has built a strong fan base off the back of a relentless touring schedule and never-say-die attitude. They have always stayed in touch with their fans and pillaged the best parts of the metal genres to […] …Continue Reading

Contrary to what their name initially suggests, Pop Evil are about as far removed from pop as The Wiggles should be the ARIAS. Since debuting with Lipstick In The Mirror in 2008, Pop Evil have released a succession of albums more on the hard rock scale, with War Of Angels, Up and their self-titled albums […] …Continue Reading

After a long hibernation during which time the future of the band was uncertain, Northern Irish rock outfit The Answer are back, and, as the saying goes, are back with a vengeance. But this time that phrase isn’t just bandied about as an expression. It is a welcome fact. “We all felt like we had […] …Continue Reading

Emerging Sydney crossover outfit Tiger recently released their second single of the year, Incredible. Combining core elements of rock and roll and dance music, Tiger have created a sound uniquely their own and one which refuses to be bound by conventional restraints. For a young band, the boys are highly ambitious, with, among other things, […] …Continue Reading

With so much music in the modern age basically a re-imaging of genres gone by, it is refreshing to hear a band unafraid to think outside of the acceptable parameters and instead use their own creativity and experimentation as their musical vehicle. High-octane Sydney outfit Pyramid Mission do that and more. Much more. By using […] …Continue Reading