Posts by: Nikky B

Aside from the announcement of an imminent Australian tour set for the beginning of 2018, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have recently unveiled their first new track, Spray Paint Love, since dropping the sophomore album Modern Ruin back in January. Modern Ruin itself was a step above debut album Blossom, and Spray...

Taking their name from a gutter-dwelling shape-shifter, Pennywise were in the front line of the 90’s punk rock revival and the vanguard of the So-Cal melodic hardcore scene that gave rise to millions of imitators. Since forming in 1988, Hermosa Beach’s Pennywise have earned their title as one of the most successful...

Like Inklings from Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland, we had become subterranean creatures, in the depths below The Chippendale Hotel aka The Chippo, entranced by the epic music of Perth’s fast rising Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. A few songs into the set and the entire audience had become a body of turbulent water at...

As venues seem to be on a constant rotation of opening and closing, for various reasons, all over Sydney throughout the last few years, it is good to know where and when the next cool band will be hitting the stage. To take the leg work out of it a bit, we have rounded up five Sydney acts that are dropping dope new...

Adelaide’s sizzling new comers The New Yorks might just be the leaders in a new wave of Australian indie rock. Sharp and to the point, these kids go straight to what they enjoy and pump out some super catchy jams, laden with bangin’ guitar work and a gravely smooth lyrical delivery combo. Kicking off the release of...

Adelaide’s own epic folkster lords, The Winter Gypsy, are backing up last year’s EP Page I with another intricate and textured single Bojke (pronounced Boy-ke). The memorable and dreamy array of tones flow gently in swirls, like smoke rising from burning incense, which is sure to engulf the listener in the world created...

Keeping the Brit-pop Flame alight with bright garage infused tunes, English trio Johnny Kills have recently released third single Let’s Talk About Me with more singles to come. Ripping straight out, with a solid upbeat no-frills guitar and drum combo and super catchy vocal lines, Let’s Talk About Me is both the freedom...

LA natives The Palms are bending all the rules and making it look natural with the new EP Sway. The duo recently took some time away from their American tour, to have a chat and let the crew know a little bit more about the band and their beginnings and take on the record industry, topping charts and everything else...

Byron Based Jewellery label, Pirates Dreaming, creates sharp and exhilarating pieces for the exiled and the outsiders in all of us.  We caught up with founder/creative director, Adelaide Friday, to talk about work, play and the inspiration that drives this incredible brand.First things first, who is Adelaide Friday...

Colossal Hardcore legends, Raised Fist, are about to return to Australia in support of their latest release, From the North, yet another brutally tight and crushingly accurate album. I caught up with front man Alexander ‘Alle’ Hagman to have a chat about music, passion and life. You are about to hit Australia again in...