When you hear the word vortex you think of a whirlwind, getting caught up in the moment. Losing control. Finding yourself with your head spinning trying to get a grip on what just happened. As a member of French label Howlin Banana Records' roster for the best part of five years, Kaviar Special has accrued … Continue reading Vortex – Kaviar Special
Parsnip is both a sweet, nutty root vegetable and a sweet, nutty rock band. Parsnip, the Melbourne based four-piece, have just dropped Health, the first taste from their debut self-titled release via Geelong based label Antifade. The group formed in mid-2016 and have been serving up their own distinct output of sixties inspired rock to … Continue reading DIG THIS: HEALTH – PARSNIP
The Living Eyes are gearing up for their third full-length release Modern Living (Antifade AUS, Neck Chop USA, Gone With the Weed, EU). Horseplay is the lead single from Modern Living. The band's previous efforts have had a distinctly 60s garage rock-influenced sound, despite naming the band after a venue the 13th Floor Elevators played you won't find The Living … Continue reading DIG THIS: HORSEPLAY – THE LIVING EYES
Sydney three-piece Julia Why? have just dropped Candy, the lead single to their currently untitled second record. Debut record Wheel is a raucous yet charming affair of female lead bash and crash garage rock. Having since undergone a change of guitarists, we were delighted when we caught their set supporting The Courtneys at Oxford Art Factory this past … Continue reading DIG THIS: CANDY – JULIA WHY?
The terrifying complexity of the brain is often taken for granted, much like a modern telephone it acts as both receiver and transmitter of information, most importantly it is the centre of our consciousness. Brain Telephone is the band's fourth album, having relocated from Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles Frankie and the Witch Fingers pick up right … Continue reading LP REVIEW: BRAIN TELEPHONE – FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS
The Green Bananas are the garage-soul side project of Straight Arrows front man Owen Penglis comprised of whatever bandmates and Sydney rock dogs are free to make the madness happen. Having released debut 45 The Ape, through UK label Agitated Records, to coincide with the announcement of the project's existence. The group vanished as quickly as … Continue reading DIG THIS: THE APE ON SAFARI – THE GREEN BANANAS
The Uplifting Bellends are an all encompassing gang of genre-defying youths from Sydney's Southern Beaches. On previous releases elements of sixties psych, folk and rock are blended together to create what the band has defined as anti-pop. The band is on the road to releasing their follow up LP to 2015's Super Giant, aptly titled Super Giant … Continue reading DIG THIS: SUMMER SOLSTICE – THE UPLIFTING BELLENDS