Hospital the Musical have to be one of the most uniquely talented groups of musicians in Australia. I've seen them a handful of times in the last year and have been absolutely floored by their musicianship, diversity and live energy. Really, these guys are one of those bands like The Rivalry that are just heads about the rest. They blend elements of Botch, Converge, Meshuggah and fuck knows what else, but it kills it.
They've been recording a new album (dubbed REDorphan) with the brilliant Tim Carr of Soviet Records and Tim Carr Audio (who Ebolie and Kill A Celebrity both worked with in 2008; and who also mastered Beyond Terror Beyond Grace's Extinction|Salvation). Their recording process sounds immensely fun and experimental; the guys even went to some fucked up grim cave to record some layers that "may or may not be used" in the final product. I can tell you, I'm really, really hanging out for this album and to catch them live again.
Here is the first episode of their REDorphan Studio Sessions featuring Mike (Drums).
Alright there are a few cool gigs spread about the place this weekend. I myself will be splitting my presence between The Sandringham Hotel to see sleepmakeswaves and Hospital the Musical - and the Lansdowne Hotel to see the fucking awesome Mars Volta inspired psychadelic prog-rock stylings of Pirate (who are on at 10:15PM I think).
Saturday night I'm heading to Louie's in Marrickville to watch the likes of the killer deep sea jazz prog rock of Squid as well as Day of the Meerkat, Captains, Toecutter and The Fuji Collective at Deja Boo!
Gigs for Friday the 31st of October
with Deathcage, Taipan, Crosscheck, Onslaught, Repoman
Gigs for Sunday the 2nd November
Taipan, Repoman, Earthlings + TBA
Sydney based record label Soviet Records is putting on a 'showcase' of sorts this Friday the 22nd of September at Hermann's Bar in Sydney University.
Here are the reasons you should go:
- Dining in Tuscany and Hospital the Musical are arguably two of the best bands in Sydney and Australia. They both play non-generic, complex, intricately structured extreme music; Dining in Tuscany sounding something like a combination of Converge, Isis, black metal and grindcore, while Hospital the Musical play intense hardcore in the vein of Botch, The Locust, Daughters and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
- The venue has a fucking sick sound, and hearing those bands in that environment should be more than impressive.
- Let's face it; you need to get out more and listen to some different music that doesnt just rehash bad Deicide b-sides.
See you there no doubt.
Tonight there's a killer gig going down at the Sando. The raging hardcore group Graf Orlock (US) plays Sydney again with South Australian tech/grinders Robotosaurus, local boys Ebolie and Wollongong hardcore outfit Hospital the Musical.
Doors open at 8. See yah there!
Oh yeah! Raging nihilistic crusty hardcore punkers Graf Orlock hit Australia. They kick off their national tour with Adelaide's insane extreme tech hardcore outfit Robotosaurus TONIGHT at Fowlers in Adelaide.
Saturday and Sunday will be at The Arthouse and Transaction Cafe in Melbourne, followed by Louie's warehouse in Sydney on Monday, the ANU Bar in Canberra Tuesday, the Lucky Country in Newcastle Wednesday and finally Thursday the 31st of July at the Sando in Sydney!
A little elaboration on the Sydney shows:
Monday the 28th of July - Louie's: Graf Orlock (USA), Robotosaurus (SA), Schrodingers Cat, Yeah Bears. All ages. 34 Murray St Marrickville.
Thursday the 31st of July - The Sando: Graf Orlock (USA), Robotosaurus (SA), Ebolie, Hospital the Musical. 387 King St Newtown. Ebolie are replacing Slowly Building Weapons.
These shows are not to be missed! Hope to see you all there.