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25Apr/14Off

A Tribute to Torpy

Posted by mothereel

So many good bands, such a good cause, you'd be a fool to resist.

 

On the 26th of April, We Lost The Sea are hosting a special show with a bunch of friends, bands and fans to come together to pay tribute to a superb person, Chris Torpy, who sadly took his life in March 2012. It is a night for coming together as a community and a local music scene to remember and share some laughs and memories of the person he was and what he was passionate about.

The show will also be a fundraiser for the charity beyondblue who provide support for people who suffer any form of depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.

Not a day goes by that we all don't think about him. To pay tribute to Chris we could think of no better way than to get together a bunch of bands full of people that he loved and who loved him.

 

There's also a download of some bands that Chris was a part of, tracks that he collaborated on and other bands that wanted to pay tribute to him.

http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/a-collection-of-songs-a-dedication-to-chris-torpy

All the set times and things for the gig are on the facebook event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/519340561518365/

10Jul/13Off

Slaughterfest VI – First International Announced

Posted by mothereel
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Slaughterfest VI, now with more French

Brought to you by Grindhead Records and Von Grimm Records, the sixth installment of the mini fest continues to be one of the most intense and diverse in the country.  This year sees a huge line-up of 14 bands including the fests first international act, Monarch from France.  Destroying the rest of the night are Australia's finest: Clagg, from Victoria, who've not played Sydney in a while, old mates Throwdown, the much talked about Broozer, Ether Rag following up their killer show in support of Rotten Sound, At Dark, Arrowhead, Roadside Burial, Mish, Yanomamo, Frank Rizzo, Islands, Nursing Home Stalkers & 100 Years Of Solitude.

Grindhead Records & Von Grimm Records will have their full stores set up including merch, vinyl, cd's and more!

For more information:
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/194173830737096/?ref=22
Grindhead Records: http://www.grindheadrecords.com/
Buy Tickets: https://www.iwannaticket.com.au/event/slaughterfest-vi-NTg4NQ

 

13Oct/12Off

Idylls Hold Funerals In Tasmania

Posted by mothereel

After what was a great Bastardfest in Brisbane, Idylls, one of Lachlan's current crushes are hitting the wing of a plane, bouncing off and landing to play a few shows.  Perfect score!

Idylls 'Funerals Of Tasmania' Tour

Idylls 'Funerals Of Tasmania' Tour

The first show sees Idylls land in Sydney* on Thursday, where they treat all those in attendence to the chaos that they'll be unleashing in Tasmania.  This sees Idylls play another Bastardfest and Matt's Michael Crafter then takes or follows them around Tassie and there better be photos!

Idylls In Sydney
Idylls In Sydney

If you're attending, make sure you pick up some music, they've been getting good reviews (I'm not going to baby you too much, you look for the reviews yourself), which seems important to many people.

 
Sydney Show Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/455593171150584/
 
*Mother Eel isn't actually playing this show.  Meel, which is part of the band, is.
9Jun/12Off

Slaughterfest V looks pretty awesome

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records presents Slaughterfest VThose dudes at Grindhead Records (and Von Grimm Records) have done well with this one. On Saturday 21 July 2012 comes Slaughterfest V at the Sandringham Hotel. Check out the line-up:

Lo! 11:05 - 11:50
Agonhymn (VIC) 10:10 - 10:50
Mother Eel 9:15 - 9:55
Mish 8:20 - 9:00
We Lost The Sea 7:25 - 8:05
Brazen Bull (QLD) 6:35 - 7:05
Moth (VIC) 5:50 - 6:20
Broozer (VIC) 5:05 - 5:35
At Dark 4:20 - 4:50
Not Like Horse 3:35 - 4:05
Lomera 2:50 - 3:20
thedowngoing 2:05 - 2:35
Yurei 1:10 - 1:50

Grindhead Records will have its full store set up including merch, vinyl and as always CDs will be on sale for $5 each. Slaughterfest V will also be the launch day of Von Grimm Records, who will have a selection of stoner, doom and sludge vinyls form all over the world.

Go check it on Facebook.

Grindhead Records presents Slaughterfest V

15May/12Off

REVIEW: In Trenches – Sol Obscura

Posted by Lachlan

In Trenches - Sol Obscura: out now on MonolithThe sound of Australian hardcore is changing. The music seems to be getting darker and heavier with every passing year.

Australian hardcore today seems to be a long way from the days of old Toe to Toe - or even the polished hardcore offerings of later-era Mindsnare. Today's scene is being shaped and driven by like In Trenches, Lo!, Totally Unicorn, Robotosaurus, The Rivalry (I miss you), Night Hag, No Anchor, IDYLLS, The Matador and At Dark. These bands are embracing experimentation, complex rhythms, noise, dissonance, dirging drone and ambience in a move away from the sterile 'one mood, one volume' sound of overcompressed modern hardcore - and this makes me exceedingly happy.

Melbourne's In Trenches really represent a lot of the best progressive elements in modern Australian hardcore. Their music has a basis in seething, noisy hardcore sludge with a slight black metal tinge and occasional departure into spacey post-metal meditation. They're forging a more dynamic and progressive style of heavy music that owe as much to bands like Isis, Cult of Luna, and Wolves in the Throne Room as they do Converge and Eyehategod.

Sol Obscura also represents a complete rejection of the sterile production of modern hardcore. There are no close-mic'd, beat-replaced drums to be found here, and the guitars are cold, squashed and over-compressed. Instead, In Trenches have opted for a far more organic approach, which allows for far more life, more feeling and more dynamics in the music. (Insert a recognition that recording/mixing was handled by a Joel Taylor at Three Phase Studios.)

If this is where hardcore music is moving - into more progressive and dynamic territory - then I can't wait to see how the style progresses. And it would seem that, once again, Australia is on the very cusp of a new development in underground music.

Do yourself a favour. Listen to In Trenches and support Australian underground music.

Nice one, Monolith.

In Trenches in action

20Oct/11Off

Friday night: Lo!, The Matador, Adrift for Days and At Dark at Hermanns Bar

Posted by Lachlan

Lo! launching their album tomorrow nightConverge-esque punkpals Lo! are launching their brand new album tomorrow night at Hermann's Bar, Sydney Uni.

Supporting are Queensland post-metal pals The Matador, psychedelic drone merchants Adrift for Days and local trouble-makers At Dark.

This nice, diverse line-up should make for quite the pleasant evening. Entry is $10. Doors at 8pm. Come down!

Facebook event here.

Lo Sydney album launch with The Matador, Adrift for Days

   

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