Lachlan has spent a lot of hours on this project this year. He really wanted to draw attention to some of the country's awesome fuzzy, droney, drug-addled groups, that perhaps don't get the attention they deserve - especially outside of Australia - because the reality is we can boast some of the most unique and varied slow music of any country.
Drone From The Underside Of The Earth Front Cover
So Lachlan set off with intent to pull together some of his favourite artists in Australia's stoner, sludge, doom and drone scenes in order to get more people to discover great Australian underground music. But he was a little naive of quite how long it would take him!
The hard work paid off in the end. Drone form the Underside of the Earth
features a selection of 26 tracks. This is a rare, eye-opening peek into Australia's rich underground music scene. At 3-and-a-half hours in length it's quite a ride, but we sincerely hope that you at least discover a few new bands as a result of this work.
Drone from the Underside of the Earth
is a FREE digital compilation featuring Australia's best stoner, sludge, doom and drone bands, featuring: Space Bong, Hydromedusa, Adrift for Days, Looking Glass, In Trenches, No Anchor, Drowing Horse, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Summonus, DEAD, Futility, Clagg, Mother Eel, Log, Battle Pope, Law Of The Tongue, Arrowhead, Moth, Shellfin, Futility, Sore, Noûs, Atolah, The Slow Death, Mother Mars, Lint and Houdini
Sydney's hypersexualised sludged-out swing/grind quartet Battle Pope have released their debut EP.
Entitled Pantless Carnage, the tracks veer through sludged out grindcore, stoner rock and punk bringing to mind the likes of early Blood Duster, LOG and Captain Cleanoff. The group features members of Serious Beak, Adrift for Days, Kill A Celebrity and Ebolie.
While the physical release is limited to just 25 copies, you can download the entire album for free from their bandcamp site.
The group is expected to release their debut album in late 2011. You can catch them in Melbourne on July 16 at Yah Yah with Michael Crafter, Party Vibez, Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt and Lazerface.
Download Pantless Carnage EP, man.
Battle Pope are your new favourite Sydney pious party band, featuring members of Ebolie, Kill A Celebrity, Adrift for Days, Dyke Destroyer, Serious Beak, Squid (and so on and so forth).
These four sexual tyrannosaurs playing a sensual blend of swing, grind, funk, sludge and punk - citing influences like Captain Cleanoff, Log, Weedeater, Municipal Waste, Little Richard, Slick Rick, Parliament and Blood Duster.
They've got some rehearsal demos up on their MySpace and Facebook page. Strangely enough, one of the tracks is a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally.
Check them out, and prepare to be judged. They debut at Black Wire Records on February 18th with Lazerface and Michael Crafter.