Free for download from their myspace. Lorax are a Canberra band featuring members of McClane (playing different instruments), Girl Sized Hands, Sevenen etc. They cite influences from the likes of Rites of Spring, Nation Blue, Eucalypt, Quebec, Drowned Out and To The North. Another great band from Canberra to show up and lets hope they stick round and tour up this way often and in abundance.
If you don't know McClane then you should. They're an energetic grind/hardcore band from 2 parts Canberra and 1 part Melbourne. These dudes are best described as a cross between Iron Lung, Pig Destroyer, Converge and Agents of Abhorrence - that is to say 'the goods'.
They've just released a brand new 7 minute self-titled EP which I'm very keen to check out. Their demo was great fun, and I was impressed with their energy when I caught them live. Also, they wore singlets with John McClane quotes written mock blood. How can you top that?
Head over to their MySpace page where you can download their Push Start demo, a live bootleg and preview some of the new tracks.
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.
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
McClane hail from Canberra (now two parts Canberra, one part Melbourne) and play power-violence, grind and Bruce Willis inspired hardcore, and have been nice enough to let everyone steal their demo Push Start. Having had the pleasure to play with these guys live, they're well worth checking out.
Mixing the straight up aggression of Iron Lung and Man is the Bastard with the more technical aspects of The Dillinger Escape Plan, the noisy hardcore of Converge and the blasting violence of Pig Destroyer and Agents of Abhorrence - McClane a definitely an Australian band to keep an eye out for!
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