Archive of ‘Rock’ category

Buoy, oh Buoy! – Lonely Avenue

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Taree three-piece Buoy, oh Buoy have been hitting the airwaves with their most popular song to date ‘Lonely Avenue’.

‘Lonely Avenue’ is a inch perfectly constructed indie rock track with a roaring Biffy Clyro-esque introduction, epic building choruses, whilst being underpinned by an overall drowning wall of sound. They have an intensity to their music that ensures you are drawn into the song, and cannot help but stomping a foot along to the beat. Cool stuff from a band that I’m sure we will see more of.

Gunns – The Fool

GunnsAttention! Attention! Indie surf rock heroes Gunns are hitting the road, complete with new single ‘The Fool’ to celebrate.

We have been singing the praises of these guys for a little while, along with their mates The Growl, HamJam, and all those other incestuous WA bands, and ‘The Fool’ is the perfect reason why. ‘The Fool’ is thick, creamy, viscous, bass driven surf rock that just lifts you off the ground letting the sonic vibes just soak into you through your pores. Its a delicate ambler, a real slow burner, but gee its satisfying. I can’t stop frothing.

Best bit – its for free download from here. So grab a copy and check out their impressive list of shows coming up.

Holy Holy – History and Tour

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Holy Holy are one of favourite bands of the last year, and ‘History’ just marks the reason their rise has been so damn impressive.

The duo has really nailed the art of building atmospheric, emotion soaked indie rock, with ‘History’ being a sonically slow textured ride into oblivion. They have this incredible ability to write songs that feel so thick and sentimental, and devise their musical arrangement such that despite the heavy feelings, their always seems to be an emptiness to the way their music hits the ears. Holy Holy write freaking awesome ballads that just have prefect temperament to really capture their brooding vibes, and ‘History’ is another prime example, that I can’t wait to hear live. With the guys on the road at the moment, don’t miss out, see the full dates here.

Lurch and Chief – Keep It Together

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Lurch and Chief have released their new track ‘Keep It Together’ pioneering some new aspects to their sound.

Dropping the heavy beats and increasing the dominance of their male vocalist, ‘Keep It Together’ is a pretty hard hitting on the old eardrums. Instead of the previously intricate he said, she said arrangement this new single is firmly showing of the intense raging vocals of Hayden Somerville and hits you like a whole wall of sound. Its pretty different from ‘Mother/Father’ and ‘We Are The Same’, but  I can definitely seeing this style working.

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Orphans Orphans – Lighten Up Your Day

artworks-000079372020-kfmwv9-t500x500Orphans Orphans have dropped single number 2, ‘Lighten Up Your Day’, ahead of their first East Coast tour and impending EP.

Featuring band members from the likes of The Jungle Giants, Belligerents, Last Dinos and Millions, you always knew that Orphans Orphans was going to be entertaining, and pretty poppy. Not suprisingly, ‘Lighten Up Your Day’ is both those things, albeit with a lot more grit and grunge to it. Its pop rock made in the garage for people to thrash about to, and its that rawness that just makes it so infectious. The raucous nature of ‘Lighten Up Your Day’, and the stomping beats of earlier single ‘Orphan’ are looking like great predictors for a live show that is going to be off the hook, so get along to those debut gigs.

Bearhug – Borderline

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Bearhug have dropped their first single for a while. It’s called ‘Bordeline’, and in short, it rocks.

From that very first waning riff you could tell that ‘Borderline’ was going to be something special. The pacey drums signalled the take off, and then before you knew it, your ears were enveloped into a great upbeat punchy indie rock jam. I remember first discovering Bearhug in 2010, whilst touring with my beloved Philadelphia Grand Jury, and its great to see that four years on they are developing into a very promising outfit. ‘Borderline’ is really setting the standard for an album that will surely be dropping jaws when its out in mid September.

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