It would seem that a duo of Sydney stoner rock bands have launched new this December. Birdmouth have released their debut Convalesce through Grindhead Records, while Arrowhead have put out their long-awaited full length Atomsmasher through Green Media.
Arrowhead - Atomsmasher: Well-produced stoner / desert rock trio bringing to mind Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age and Monster Magnet. Take a listen over on ReverbNation or buy the sucka from Waterfront Records.
Birdmouth - Convalesce: Retro, blusey stoner rock oozing pure class. Calls to mind the likes of Down, Graveyard and Soundgarden. Take a listen over at YouTube (up on Bandcamp soon) or buy the sucka from Grindhead Records.
I'd be hard pressed to think of a recent album more fantastically depressing, crushing and suffocating than Cough's Ritual Abuse. The good news for all of Australia is that Cough are currently on tour as part of 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival. Definitely one not to miss!
Sydney-siders can catch Cough this weekend at these two dates:
Doomsday Festival 2011
Saturday 15 October at Sandringham Hotel
- Cough (USA)
- Clagg (VIC)
- Pod People (ACT)
- Looking Glass (ACT)
- Mother Mars
- The Devil Rides Out
- Rituals of the Oak
Doors at 3pm, entry $30.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oJQtJr
Sunday 16 October at Sandringham Hotel
- Cough (USA)
- Boonhorse (ACT) - album launch
- Arrowhead - album launch
- Adrift for Days
Doors at 3pm, entry $20.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oDYaAH