Alice Rezende (Go Violets) and Jacob Knauth (Major Leagues & Jeremy Neale’s band) have joined musical forces to create an exciting new brainchild called Tempura Nights.
‘Cocky‘ is the first taste of their conception, and delivers the goods in an almighty short and sweet way, the way punk rock should be. The female vocals are such a highlight on this punk number, and remind me a little of a darker version of ‘The Go Team’ and perhaps what The Bleeding Knees would sound like if Alex Wall had a more feminine voice. The first single gets the tick from us, bring on more music!
With its’ heavy guitars and an upbeat tempo ‘Little Lucy’ is a big explosion of skate punk and indie rock.
This toe tapping, head banging pop track is the first release from Brisbane’s The Worriers, and has been getting good press from Triple J. Currently sitting in the top 10 of the unearthed pop charts.
With so many new indie artists using synths and channeling the dance music wave, it’s refreshing to see an indie band break onto the scene with a heavier type of pop song.
The high and rising vocals in the verses are similar to that of Darwin Deez’s Radar Detector, but the chorus is a little more Franz Ferdinand.
Not bad for a debut track, not bad at all.
‘Pencil Neck’ is the new single from Sydney base outfit Chicks Who Love Guns.
The five piece who cite Simpsons hero ‘Bleeding Gums Murphy’ as one of their main interests have delivered the goods on their latest single. Drenched in grungy reverb, ‘Pencil Neck’ is a mid tempo tune that builds into a chorus dominated by the screechy vocals of Cass Navarro. Much in the same vein as Violent Soho and to a lesser degree Bleeding Knees Club, Chicks Who Love Guns are adding some more quality to the arsenal of Australia’s quality punk rock outfits. ‘Pencil Neck’ is a really good mix of brooding rock and punk influences that is sure to get plenty of people turning heads.
Lismore four piece, Zeahorse, have announced themselves with a brand new tune called ‘Career‘.
A loud rock tune that simply bombards your ear drums (in a good way), ‘Career’ is a dream debut for Zeahorse who have been playing the local scene for nigh on four years. Driven by a heavy grooving bassline and backed by powerful thumping drums, ‘Career’ is the kind of song that demands your attention due to the sheer enormity of the wall of sound being delivered. Tinged with reverb and draped in grungy punk vibes, Zeahorse have a tune that is full of intense energy and just freaking awesome. Check it out.
Australia’s favourite punk upstart duo, Bleeding Knees Club, have returned with a new single called ‘Feel‘.
A little less punky than their older stuff, ‘Feel’ sees Bleeding Knees delve into producing a much poppier sound, and to good effect. I am also a huge fan of the Blink 182 undertones throughout the song, and its cool to think that despite a huge shift to indie and electro pop that punk rock is still going strong. Whilst that classic teen angst vibe hasn’t left, and Alex Wall’s vocals sound as good as ever, you cannot help but feel Bleeding Knees are definitely moving towards a more mature (but still exciting) second release.
Who Invited The Wolf? are an crazy, energetic bunch and an act not to be missed if you appreciate the magic of live music. With heavy beats, fast guitars and strong, passionate vocals, Who Invited The Wolf? deliver a fresh sound, that’s vibrant and in-your-face.
Having seen them live, these guys sell us nothing short of a performance. Frontman Phil is loud and passionate but what makes him a cut above the rest is his ability to get the crowd involved, or more so involve himself in the crowd. Expect to feel a part of the stage and even feel the intense heat of an energetic performer as Phil isn’t shy to sing centimetres away from your face or chuck a one man mosh across the floor. This character teamed up with their intense, unique sound is surely something to instantly grab you and make you recognise that this is no ordinary band.
What you should expect to see from a typical Who Invited The Wolf? show is a bunch of dudes who know how to play music and enjoy doing it. Your ears should expect to hear a unique progressive sound; a beat that you can feel in your chest, guitars with speed and precision and vocals that are full of passion without the unnecessary growling.
The only downside, and this occurs with many great musicians, is that sometimes the digital recordings just don’t do them justice. This is definitely the case with Who Invited The Wolf? as they bring so much life, energy and excitement into their songs through their live performances. So get down to a show and don’t be scared to get amongst it right up front; you have not experienced all that these guys have to offer if you watch them from behind a crowd of people.
You can get a taste of the boys’ infectious sound from tracks ‘Don’t Call Me Shakespeare’ and ‘Say Three Things in German’, off their demo streaming on their triple j unearthed page. They are also very excited to release their debut EP, which they recently recorded with international producer Kris Crummett, and is due for release in the next couple of months – I can’t wait!