Crown and Anchor Hotel – 18+
w/ Nebraska, The World Without Us
11/8 – Melbourne
Reverence Hotel – 18+
w/ Cavalcade, Edison
12/8 – Melbourne
North Haverbrook – AA
w/ Wil Wagner, Mr DNA
18/8 – Wollongong
Yours & Owls (Afternoon show) - 18+
Let Me Down Jungleman, Mowgli
18/8 – Sydney
Blackwire Records – AA
w/ Between the Devil and the Deep, Harbourer
19/8 – Newcastle
Hamilton Station Hotel – 18+
w/ Indian Gun, GNAR GNAR GNAR
24/8 – Brisbane
Crowbar – 18+
w/ Little Shadow, Wallow, Plainview
25/8 – Byron Bay
Mark's Shed – AA
w/ Shackles, Waiting Room, Postblue
26/8 – Brisbane
Valhalla – AA
w/ Capeweather, Makeout Creek
Jurassic Penguin (NZ) decided in their trademark fashion to do something dumb with little thought and have now decided to move to Australia so we're doing some shows to get accustomed to our new country! Here are some dates they have thrown together over the past few months, we want to play as many shows as we can so have us play in your lounge/livingroom/bathroom please.
JP wish to introduce our fine nation to the Auckland’s displaced hardcore scene. The 5 piece play a blend of straight up and passionate DIY hardcore music for fans of Converge, Cursed, and Poison The Well. Supporting them for the trip will be noodle rock band Wallow, who are also heaps goods cunts from the Gold Coast and play emo pop music in the vein of American Football and hence every other Owen band throughout time.
Please like Jurassic Penguins page so they can overtake Parkway Drive and feel good about themselves and after that download their music to stick it to the law and feel good about yourself.
Wallow don't really want you to like them, they're to exclusive for the likes of you.. but do it just to piss them off.
Friday 22nd: Brisbane - Fat Louie's w/ Idylls (LP Launch), Marathon & Cape Weather.
Tuesday 26th: Sydney - Valve w/ Vices, Kangaroo Kebab, Postal, Tired Minds.
*Wednesday 27th: New Castle - Hamilton Station Hotel 'Hellnights' w/ Idylls & Inhale the sea
Thursday 28th: Wollongong - Good Jelly w/ Break A Leg, Clipped Wings, Cold Youth, Punchdagger
*Friday 29th: Sydney - Jura w/ Idylls & Zita Grimm
Saturday 30th: Melbourne - Black Goat w/ Michael Crafter, Old Skin & Kolkkous
Sunday 1st July: Melbourne - The Bendigo w/ Michael Crafter, Stockades, Term Four & Postal
First up is that The Exploited show has been cancelled.
I wrote poor man's gig guide because my searches haven't brought up much. Matt's Michael Crafter is doing some Melbourne shows, you should have been able to see them. So now it's onto NSW...
Blackwire's blog page:
Facebook event for Meel (some members of Mother Eel) giving their money to Autism Spectrum Australia:
April is Autism month, it is encouraged for people to wear blue in order to raise awareness that 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism - a highly complex disease that is still not close to being understood, let alone treated.
Segression are also playing at the Agincourt Hotel...
Auckland’s best noisy boys god bows to math are touring the bloody hell out of Australia.
Three years in the making, recorded twice after a hard drive failure wiped the originals, but they got there!
It shows; god bows to math meshes the group’s latest works such as the moody “Slow Decline” and “Paper Trails” with their older work from previous releases. An amalgamation of the tried and tested with the new and exciting, which has allowed the band to proverbially stretch their legs.
April 13th - Adelaide - Crown & Anchor - with No Action and SparkShifter
April 14th - Melbourne - Gasometer - with Shit Weather
April 15th - Melbourne - Irene’s Warehouse (All Ages) - with Palisades
April 17th - Newcastle - Pharmacy - with Lennin Lennon
April 18th - Wollongong - Yours & Owls
April 19th - Canberra - Phoenix
April 20th - Sydney - The Roxbury - with Hira Hira and Mere Women
April 21st - Brisbane - Fat Louie’s - with Make More
A bunch of QLD dudes Only Sleeping that I know very little about are touring south down the east coast of Australia soon, so before I meet them (IRL) I thought I would ask them a few questions about themselves, so you know... when I do meet them I know what we have in common. And that first beer will be a little less awkward.
Tell us a bit about your band?
Five dudes who know each other far too well and spend way too much time together making music few people other than us will like.
What totes OG scene cred you got?
None whatsoever! Help us out?
Your biggest influences?
Collectively the list is probably something like Botch, Daughters, Tera Melos & Robotosaurus. Although I'm not sure how much we end up sounding like any of those bands.
Do you find the creative process hard?
It has it's moments but we've been playing together so long we've developed a really solid dynamic and bounce ideas off each other really well. We're all on the same page in terms of what we're trying to achieve and are comfortable enough to let each other know if we think an idea sucks without anyone's feelings getting hurt basically, ha.
What grindcore band would you love to see tour Australia?
I think it's time Trap Them made their way over here already, I'm growing impatient.
The best thing about being in a band?
It has to be having the opportunity to tour and make new friends in places you've never been before.
Who is your favourite Australian grindcore band?
At the moment it's a tie between The Reverend Jesse Custer and Vendors Rich.
So you are touring the east coast of Australia, why?
Because it's the closest place to us I guess! There's a well worn path there and you can fit quite a few shows into a relatively short period of time. Having said that we did just get back from a Far North QLD tour, so we do enjoy taking the path less travelled on occasion.
Why not Perth?
We can't afford it, that is the single reason. We would love to get there this year!
Where abouts in QLD has the biggest up and coming underground scene that you have seen in your travels?
At the moment the Sunshine Coast is blowing up, it seems like there are one hundred new skramz bands every week. Lots of house shows and mates, it's good to see.
What is the secret to getting more girls to your shows?
Is it still breakdowns and clean vocals? I'm not sure I know - if I did there would be more girls at OS shows, ha.
What does your mum think of the music?
All the OS mums are supportive, but I'm sure they don't really understand it. Whenever Sheldon's mum hears his vocals she's pretty reliable for a cry of, "That's crap, Sheldon!"
Just a big thanks to anyone who comes to shows or checks us out, it means a lot. An even bigger thanks goes to Lesstalk/Ausgrind for the support!