This is perhaps the most shocking headline of 2012. Triple J's The Racket has announced it's new host: Lochlan Watt -- and he actually knows a thing or two about Australian underground music!
Lochlan helps run the awesome underground Queensland label Monolith - home to In Trenches, Ironhide and IDYLLS. He's played in Ironhide, Nuclear Summer, Western Decay and The Surrogate. He has written for Blunt, No Heroes Mag, Death Before Dishonour and Drum Media. IE: this guy knows his shit.
Looks like The Racket will no longer be hosted by an out-of-touch clown longing for the 80's and starving good Australian music of airtime just so you can hear Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeth for the millionth fucking time. Sadly, I anticipate the boring people who usually listen to The Racket to whinge and complain about this.
In other news, Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and John Baizley (Baroness) played Sleep's Dopesmoker in it's entirety on The Racket last night. Awesome.
Lochlan helps run the awesome underground Queensland label Monolith - hope to In Trenches, Ironhyde and IDYLLS. He's played in Ironhide, Nuclear Summer, Western Decay and The Surrogate. He has written for Blunt, No Heroes Mag, Death Before Dishonour and Drum Media.
Sydney psychedelic stoner/doom band Adrift for Days are launching their 71-minute debut album "The Lunar Maria" this Friday at Club Carnage (Plantation Bar, Empire Hotel, Kings Cross). Joining them are Melbourne's experimental doom duo Agonhymn alongside locals Summonus and Bad Voodoo.
"The Lunar Maria" is inspired by groups like Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Weedeater, Alice in Chains, Orange Goblin, Om and Sleep and features members of other Sydney bands including Ebolie, Intrepid, The Captains Package and Kill A Celebrity.
The album was recorded at The Brain Studios, with additional recording, mixing and mastering completed by Tim Carr at 301 Studios.
Adrift for Days have two songs from "The Lunar Maria" available for streaming and download on their MySpace page. The album will be made available for $15 at shows as well as online and through iTunes from August.