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Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:28pm

Jon Lawhon is chatting to Beat from somewhere near the Daniel Boone National Forest which cuts Kentucky’s east in two.  Lawhon, bassist, not to be confused with John Fred Young, drummer, is talking about Black Stone Cherry’s move away from the band’s former record label, Roadrunner, before the release of their 2016 album Kentucky. 


“It’s great, man,” says Lawhon. “It’s the...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:08pm

They’ve been a staple on the Australian music scene for more than two decades. Now with their soon to be sold out tour, Spiderbait are still as relevant as ever. We cosied up for a chat with drummer and singer Kram for a yarn about the last 20-something years and what’s to come in the future. 


“It’s a testament, and a great thanks needs to go out to our fans who want to come...

Posted 21 Feb 2017 @ 3:51pm

Boo Seeka are taking to the stage armed with new music. 


In support of their latest single, Does This Last, the electro duo will be jumping on a cross-country jaunt culminating with a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 


Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 9:53am

Vera Blue is gearing up for a national tour in support of her brand new single. 


She'll be bringing her new music on the road with her, spearheaded by the new single Private - which is due for its official release tomorrow. It comes in the wake of her last collaborative effort with Slumberjack, Fracture. 



Image: Jem King 

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 2:48pm

Off the back of their finest release, the punk dynamos are set for a massive trip around the country.


Opera Oblivia saw them receive an ARIA nomination for the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album for 2016. It also landed them the coveted triple j Feature Album while debuting at #4 on the ARIA album chart.


The announcement coincides with the release of a video for...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 4:32pm

Based off his foreboding presence, one might gain the impression that Jarrod Quarrell, the driving force behind Lost Animal, prefers to keep his fans and the media at a distance.


Quarrell is however someone who revels in the opportunity to speak to their music and is quick to explain his intention when his music is misconstrued. Through pairing dark narratives with upbeat...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:36pm

It’s a difficult task, these days, for a musician to distinguish themselves entirely from the sea of artists.


The digital age could be a cold place, with music websites entirely replacing the tactile experience of holding a record. But it also makes way for a personal connection between an artist and their fans never before possible.
Mr. Carmack -...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:34pm

As one of Canberra’s biggest musical exports, Hands Like Houses rose to fame from vigorous international touring and strong bonds developed in the US.


As the band looks towards reuniting with the Australian scene, bass player Joel Tyrrell attributes part of this homegrown success to a few factors; UNFD’s strong marketing efforts for their last album Dissonants and strong...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 11:21am


The Corner Hotel was alight with plenty of hardcore fans who came to witness Stick to Your Guns and their powerhouse lineup. Reactions jumpstarted the night, blasting riffs infused with a sharp frenzy that fired up the moshpit.
Relentless then added more fuel to the fire with their ear-pounding hardcore set, and Knocked Loose blasted the crowd with heavy breakdowns of...

Posted 23 Jan 2017 @ 3:27pm

It’s only taken them 27 years.


The acclaimed London rock group formed in 1989 and have ten studio albums under their belt. Consistently touring and performing, Thunder have solidified themselves as one of UK’s foremost attractions and Rip It Up looms as another magnificent portrait to consolidate their repute.


A timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and...


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