Browsing the interweb I came across this. An interview with Grant Hunter from Crab Smasher, this is a more serious side than I am used to. It also give a brief but recent review of their latest gig in Sydney a fortnight ago. Grant is a great guy, read. On a side not I haven't seen this blog before but it looks pretty cool, updated regularly from a noise music Sydney fan. I give it 3 stars!
Serie Una Di Collaborazione was originally released back in 2006 at a very limited run on the now defunct Squeamish Recordings. The new version is now available again and has a much cooler cover, through Lesstalk Records.
The entire album was recorded over a couple of months at Annie St Gallery, it marks a defining change in direction for Crab Smasher, finding themselves as a 2-piece for the first time after the departure of founding member Chloe Russell. During a period of uncertainty as to how to proceed Crab Smasher started jamming with their friends regularly, both live and at home. Each of the special guests brought their own skills and sensibilities to the table and enabled them to approach Crab Smasher in new and exciting ways. Featuring collaborations with friends and past members including Nick Senger (Castings), Sarah Humphreys and many more.
We look down on the ants, why do they not just stop?
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Troy Sweetman/George Villisanti)
People forgive and forget if you're fantastic
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Phillipa O'Shea/Kerry Robinson)
If you've got the eyes, i've got the candy
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/James Glines/Michael Liestins)
It is like he wants to grab the hand of joy, clench its fingers with his firm grip and shake it all night
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Sarah Humphreys)
A blessing and wonderous thing
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Nick Senger)
The perfume fight
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/David Crews)
Biting his bottom lip and tipping energy into his collection of road lizards with his bowl of guitars, with a sound so far out that it will make women grow beards and the beards of men swallow back into their faces
(Grant Hunter/Nicholas French/Marnie Vaughn)
Well, I really can't be fucked tracking down some kind of cool download for today, so instead I'm going to feed through links of some of the past downloads we've featured. If you'd like your band featured for a download, just hit me up at criticalzombieholocaust (att) gmail (dott) com
Agents of Abhorrence - Live at the Pony: two piece violent grind from Melbourne
Anal Discharge - Swallow or Die Bootleg: maniacal booze fulled punk chaos from Newcastle
Crab Smasher - The Picky Eater: Newcastle noise
Dot Dot Dot - Fits of Nothing: Sydney grinding powerviolence
Grindhead Records Release Sampler: 10 free tracks from 10 releases off Grindhead Records
Kill A Celebrity - Grindslaughter: Sydney caustic grind three piece
McClane - Push Start: killer energetic punk/hardcore from Canberra
Mother Eel - A Slut Is Not A Bad Thing: heavy mental grind and metal from the Blue Moutains
ROFL / Frank Rizzo - The Crash That Ended In E: An awesome out of print split from two Sydney punk/powerviolence bands
Fantomas / Melt Bannana - Split Single
John Zorn / Napalm Death - Split: Chaotic avant-garde jazz meets grind!
Magrudergrind - 62 Trax of Thrash
Naked City - Radio: Ultra fucked up genre skipping jazz grind!!!
Nasum / Agathocles - Split
Various - Anti Nazi Compilation
Various - Spains Early Noise/Grind History
Virulence - A Conflict Scenario: Incredible jazz powerviolence grind (think Dillinger but more violent... and more jazzy)
Dont say I dont do nothing for yah.
A new digital exclusive album through the SKY HUT free musics net label. It's called THE PICKY EATER and it features 8 tasty improv jams by CRAB SMASHER, who haven't released anything since the Impossible Monsters EP from October 2007. This is the first to feature Jeff Brown, Nathan Martin, and Marnie Vaughn, who joined the group this year (ex Anal Discharge). The band are working on a new physical release for early 2009. These tracks were recorded live at Fay Street to Zoom H4 portable recorder 10/08/2008. The Artwork is by "Dianne T" , who exists somewhere within the vast internet and is a keen scrapbook hobbyist.
1. apples atmosphere 4:45
2. an enormous hypocrite and a horrible husband 4:21
3. ko-ke kokkoh 2:16
4. mothers want brainy babies 6:09
5. questions and answers 3:32
6. very cool bugs 6:07
7. washing dishes 7:33
8. you have a secret admirer 7:11
Man there are some killer bands at the This Is Not Art Festival. Wish I knew who booked it so I could get on this sexy cross-genre bill.
THIS IS NOT PART OF THE TINA FESTIVAL
Hamilton Station Hotel NEWCASTLE
Over two nights from 9.30pm $5 entry
FRIDAY OCT 3
dRillbit, Passenger of Shit, Xylocaine, Alps, Netas, Cunt Butcher, Trancendental Headache, Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour, B.I.N.T, The Peter Styvestant Band, pp. flo
SATURDAY OCT 4
Crab Smasher, Crux, Castings, N.U.T.E, McClane, The Thaw, GO GENRE EVERYTHING, RANCID SHIT WANK, GRANNYFIST, Mitchell Brennan, Prehistoric Fuckin' Moron(s), Anal Cum Wolf, Thylacine Death Rattle, Craicwhore
Newcastle's Crab Smasher are touring Queensland this weekend with a quick succession of 3 shows in 3 nights. Crab Smasher features all members of Anal Discharge (except me), Nick from Polyfox and the Union of the Most Ghosts and my little sister, Marnie Elizabeth. They are heading up to Queensland to play with the likes of Monster Zuko, The Tango Saloon (ex Mr Bungle, Darth Vegas), Kitchen's Floor and The Cunt Offensive.
Crab Smasher are a really great noise and ambience band that have been around for about 6 or so years playing all over Australia. Their latest release "Impossible Monsters" is a 21 minute mini-album.
If you think you have seen them before well you are quite possibly wrong because they have recently extended their lineup to include 2 drummers and a bass player and create a more dynamic live set feel.
The dates are as follows:
The Globe Theatre
220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
THE TANGO SALOON (NSW)
CRAB SMASHER (NSW)
THE C##T OFFENSIVE
MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB!
Top Secret House Party - Brisbane
www.myspace.com/crabsmasher - for address
Audiopollen Social Club
Joel Stern + Tim Olive
Crab Smasher - With full band