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Prime Cuts Closing Sale!

Posted by mothereel

After 15 years & 40 releases,  the time has come to wind the clock down on Prime Cuts Music & the next few months will see label closing down gradually. So in saying that, the rest of the year is a closing down sale & everything listed must go!! Thanks to everyone who has supported Prime Cuts Music in any way, shape or form over the years & if you can support just one last time & buy yourself a bargain at the online catalogue listed below. Help me offload what is left!!! Every purchase receives a free Prime Cuts Music cd release & eco friendly carry bag!

Loads of new cds listed, with a huge range of killer titles available plus a range of tshirts, posters, DVD's, collectable, rarities & picks,  Email to make an order or enquiries.

Cheers & Beers, Dysie.


How To Successfully Tour International Artists

Posted by mothereel

I thought this could be of some use and inspiration to some of you out there.  It's free, what's there to lose?  Thanks to Soundsworks for the information!

"How To Successfully Tour International Artists- A Step-By-Step Guide To Bringing International Acts To Your Country"

Music business educator Rodney Holder of & Internationally renown concert promoter Brad Wesson from Soundworks Touring will present a FREE online, highly educational music business lecture on “How to start, run and operate your own successful international touring company”.

The lecture will be presented live and online on Thursday the 6th of April at 8pm AEST.

During the presentation international touring expert Brad Wesson will unleash all of his knowledge & and high-level concert promotion expertise all in the name of educating the promoters of tomorrow.

This lecture is one of a series of free music business lectures to be presented as a part of Holder’s “Online Music Business Summit.”

If you’d like to attend this presentation you can register for free at


- For More details on the Free Music Industry Summit visit –


Dark Horse Throwing Bombs: Album Launch

Posted by mothereel
Dark Horse Album Launch

Pay particular attention to the band names

The mighty DH, the Dark Horse, the band that has kept on keeping on.  Formed by a bunch of hardcore relics from the golden age, they have released something new on a media of said age.  This new album, Bomb Thrower, is available, not only on CD, but also on Cassette.  I imagine not recorded over your favourite Bob Marley mixtape.

So get to it!  See Dark Horse with Hostile Objects, Michael Crafter and Black Rheno at the place of most importance to the Sydney Scene: Blackwire Records.

You can keep up to date with all things Dark and Horse-like through their Facebook.


Meth Leppard Film Clip

Posted by mothereel


Melt Banana Live Review

Posted by mothereel

Well it's been a while since the last post...  Nobody tells me anything anymore!

I had the pleasure of seeing Melt Banana a few days ago.  Not many bands come here, let alone International ones, particularly with blast beats.

First band, the only support, was Zeus. They come from Italy and had been touring with the headliner. This was to be their last gig for the year, I presume they have to return to drink wine and coffee. That is to say that after they played and when I talked to them, they didn’t have a reason for ending the tour. Zeus were good! A two piece, drums and bass, although the soundguy should also be included because he does a fair amount of work for them… so three piece. A three piece feed of oftentimes thick riffs, strong grooves and the occasional scream. The vocals were minimal and simple, it works quite well, adding some cream to the peak of the song cake.  Naturally they were tight, they have to be to make it all work.  There are delayed loops and samples that synch up with the band.
The main band set up, bringing more amps to the front of the stage. The light technician was trying to tell me how loud they will be. I’d seen them before and I’ve heard louder bands. I couldn’t quite communicate this with him though, my German is not yet good enough. Believe me, I tried. Melt Banana are from Japan and confused me when they had no drummer. According to the knowledge of the Internet, they haven’t had one in 3 years. Occasionally they get a guy in to record but perform shows without one. That’s always disappointing for me, nothing matches the energy of a drummer onstage, particularly when he is dying from exhaustion. So for me, they played well, but it wasn’t a great gig. They also weren’t so loud, but an appropriate volume for the space.  They played a diverse selection from their quite long career.  Both trying to show some energy but seeming a little exhausted too.  Their use of electronic drums and samples as well as some pretty impressive guitar effects had a few in total wonderment.

Zeus can be listened and contacted through here
Melt Banana here


Stray Venom by Grudge!

Posted by mothereel

Grudge! are launching their album this Saturday.  To prepare you for all the pit sing-a-longs or whatever it is you J-Pop fans do these days, they have released a single through their bandcamp page.

Go judge Grudge!

Grudgefest is 10 bands for free.  That's right!  Free!  Don't stay at home watching youtube videos of the event, go and participate, it'll cost you much the same plus you can then go online and say how you were there.  That's scene points right there!

Go and listen, download, impress your friends
I presume that the album will present itself through that link too.