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Posted 2 May 2012 @ 2:43pm

 

Even heavier than its precursor, Electricity is the B-side to R U Mine?,released to support Record Store Day. This one is a mess of distortion, the vocals buried beneath the slapping would-be Dave Grohl drums and the rolling QOTSA guitar line. Doesn’t sound like it was much of a song to start with, but the production makes it one big forgettable stew of sound.

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Posted 29 Apr 2012 @ 4:42pm

With a firmly-cemented reputation as one of dance music's key commentators and historians as well as an outstanding career as a DJ and producer over the past 30 years, Bill Brewster's voice is one that has played an undeniable role in shaping the landscape of the contemporary dance music industry. 

 

As another writer once keenly noted: what Bill Brewster doesn't know about disc...

Posted 20 Apr 2012 @ 8:11am

 

Titanic Melbourne industrial/cyber metallers Synthetic Breed have had a very long and colourful history. They've been through many of the extreme highs and rock bottom lows that hard working bands go through, and have emerged all the stronger for it.

 

2012 really sees them hitting their straps and kicking on in a big way. Their lineup is solid and...

Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 11:23am

 

So much industry conversation nowadays is geared to the digitalisation of music and online sales. As comfortable and convenient as it is to have so many sounds at the click of your fingertips, it's also an incredibly insular and limited way to consume music – alone, in your room, as you discover and learn the loops and crunches and BPM that make up your ideal life soundtrack.

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Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 10:55am

Tell us a little bit about your record store.

We have been here for 18 years, and mainly specialize in import vinyl, CD and DVD. We cover quite a few genres including alternative, metal, rock, pop, gothic, industrial, punk and have approximately 20,000 new items, plus a selection of second-hand. We are open 7 days a week, located on Peel St opposite the Victoria Market.

 

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Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 3:19pm

 

If you’re looking for slick production, atmospheric soundscapes or catchy pop hooks, you best look elsewhere. If you dig fat, bawdy grooves, lots of exuberant hollering and music that’s generally free of spit and polish, then Sherriff are your bag.

 

This is the Melbourne three-piece’s debut EP, and it’s a raw and beer-soaked as it is fun. This band’s music sounds like...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 8:43am

 

Slogging it out over the last few years in the underground of Melbourne’s thriving live circuit, Iowa have been increasingly turning heads and breaking eardrums with their wall of noise sound and are now on the verge of seeing the fruition of their labours pay off in the release of their debut album Never Saw It Coming. Just weeks out from its official release and album launch,...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 11:25am

I went away this Easter with a bunch of friends and proceeded to consume my bodyweight in rum and chocolate. As per our usual tradition we took it in turns to choose albums to submit one another to. This is usually tear-free considering we all share spectacular taste in music, but the fun and games came to a dramatic halt when one participant declared they had no preference in music… ever… in...

Posted 10 Apr 2012 @ 10:40am

 

Forming only a couple of years ago, this Melbourne based pop-rock four piece have literally dreamt up a very unique and different way of marketing their music and getting it out there to music loving punters across Australia and the rest of the world, as lead vocalist/guitarist/keysman Ryan Wodson explains.

 

“We were burning two of the tracks off our EP [for people],...

Posted 3 Apr 2012 @ 11:14am

 

The notion of a band getting their 'big break' through their own due diligence isn’t an antiquated one. Certainly, there are some bands that are recognised for their immediate commercial benefits and scooped up by profit-hungry, soon to be exploited. Yet then there are acts like Altitude who received kicked in the door to the industry with a remarkable amount of determination for such...

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