Ohio rock band Neon Straightjackets bring 90s punk and grunge elements to the alternative scene with their new single, $#!7CANNED. The new track is the first glimpse into their DIY-driven, explosive new EP, Ex-Girlfriends and Ecstasy, out across DSPs on April 15, 2023. In support of the release, the band will be embarking on a […] …Continue Reading

In a short amount of time Melbourne rock outfit Coolabah Kings have managed to use the power of music to entrench themselves musically in the hearts and ears of an Australian public yearning for more fun in their music. Since announcing their arrival with the 2021 single Spineless, Coolabah Kings have sprinkled their infectious DNA […] …Continue Reading

Perth alternative singer-songwriter RinRin is set to bring her unrelenting infusion of pop-punk, nu-metal and J-rock across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for the Protagonist May 2023 Tour. Featuring exhilarating fretwork, vibrant synths and a groove-oriented rhythm section bolstering RinRin’s powerhouse vocals, the group delivers infectious melodies akin to Paramore, BabyMetal and Avril Lavigne. Having established […] …Continue Reading

Spirit of Hamlet is a long-distance collaboration of four absolute history-making juggernauts: Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Scotty Irving (Clang Quartet), and highly-acclaimed songwriter/producer Benjy Johnson. “I have been a guest on Mike’s show, and he was kind enough to ask me if I would be interested in recording […] …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

HEAVY is proud to jump on board with Wacken Metal Battle Australia & New Zealand. With heats already completed in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, there are still events to be staged in Hobart, Brisbane (King Lear’s Throne, April 9) and Canberra (The Basement, April 16) and let me tell you the quality of bands has […] …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

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN CONTENT DIGIMAG #114 HERE Issue #114 is packed full of goodness, starting with our featured cover interview with Brisbane punk merchants Fake News, talking about their new EP. We also catch up with Vilify, Blood Command and Temtris, all of who released new material this past week. The first ever Knotfest Australia […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #295 HERE DigiMag #295 is pretty special because it features an Aussie band on the International cover. But some things just can’t be ignored, especially the new album Khaos Divine from Sydney metal act Temtris. Lead singer Genevieve Rodda dropped by the office this week to talk us through the new album […] …Continue Reading

Century Media RecordsRelease: 24 March 2023 Words by Greg Walker I didn’t even mean to catch Electric Callboy at the Brisbane date of Good Things Festival in December; it was an accident I swear! Shoehorned between two bands I wanted to see, they weren’t even a curiosity, they just happened to be there before Lacuna […] …Continue Reading