Detroit’s i-94 recordings are back ! With a reputation for releasing killer guitar fuelled rock/punk, i-94 have now released on vinyl (first time ever on vinyl) the seminal 1990 debut from Detroit’s glam punks, the Trash Brats. The Trash Brats had too much look and rock in them for the punk crowd and too much … Continue reading 30th anniversary of the Trash Brats debut released on vinyl
Better late than never, Melbourne’s the Casanovas will get back to doing what they do best – rock’n’rolling under lights, on a stage, in front of an audience – when they launch their much-acclaimed fourth album REPTILIAN OVERLOARD at Richmond’s Corner Hotel on March 6.Released back in August, Reptilian Overlord was the Casanovas’ first album … Continue reading THE CASANOVAS ANNOUNCE “REPTILIAN OVERLORD“ ALBUM LAUNCH, MARCH 6, 2021
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hearn is a former student activist and union rep and now a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations who loves music with roots. Bruce came to prominence as a musician in the early ‘80s as a singer/song writer for iconic Melbourne ska band, Strange Tenants, but his musical roots run as deep and … Continue reading Bruce Hearn debut solo album
Following the 2018 release of their seventh album Satin Returns, Melbourne’s masters of pop’n’roll, EVEN return with DOWN THE SHOPS, a newly-minted, beautifully presented vinyl collection of covers they’re released along their journey. Ever since working up a rocking version of Badfinger’s “No Matter What” in their early mid-‘90s days playing the pubs around Fitzroy and St Kilda, … Continue reading EVEN Go Down The Shops – out now
ALICE COOPER has released new single Social Debris, making it free to download for the first day, ahead of the release of his new album Detroit Stories. Today marks Alice Cooper’s 73rd birthday and to celebrate the rock legend has released new single Social Debris from his upcoming album Detroit Stories. But not only that, … Continue reading Alice Cooper releases new single Social Debris for FREE from Detroit Stories album
Superb debut album from 1971 from this Michigan power trio whose debut album is powerful and inventive - one of the best unknown early 70s hard rock albums out there. Zeppelin-esque, there's also comparisons to early AC/DC and Cactus (although that's probably because they were also a hard rockin power trio). The band showcased a … Continue reading Head Over Heels band- 1971 – hard rock classic from 50 years ago
Another year draws to a close – a year filled with significantly far too gigs and far too few new music releases. The Covid pandemic has created a heightened awareness of mortality and the fragility of life – and 2020 has seen the passing of many more musicians that had a significant impact in the … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all …. the year in review
Guns N’ Roses have announced they’re touring Australia next year. In the first stadium tour announcement since the pandemic began, it was revealed today the rockers will perform around the country next November. The tour will kick off in the Gold Coast on November 6 at Metricon Stadium. Guns N’ Roses will then tour to … Continue reading Guns N’ Roses announce 2021 Australian stadium tour
Melbourne's Casanovas have released their latest single and video, "Reptilian Overlord", taken from their recent album of the same name. The album was produced by legendary Australian producer Mark Opitz (AC/DC, ANGELS, DIVINYLS, COLD CHISEL etc) and is getting the best press of the band's career. As Casanovas founder Tommy Boyce explains, the song reaches … Continue reading Melbourne’s Casanovas release their latest single and video, “Reptilian Overlord”
The Hoodoo Gurus have a new single that was released in October called ‘Get Out of Dodge’. Written by Dave Faulkner the song also features Vicki Peterson of The Bangles on backing vocals. Vicki has appeared on a few other Gurus’ songs in the past most notably ‘1000 Miles’. John Cowsill from The Cowsills is … Continue reading Hoodoo Gurus release new single ‘Get Out Of Dodge’ – featuring Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.
Out now in limited edition 7" is Automatic Love, the 4 track debut release from the group all of Melbourne was raving about pre-lockdown. Mr. Teenage features members of Tyrannamen and Killer Birds, recorded by Billy Gardner of Anti Fade / Ausmuteants. https://mrteenage.bandcamp.com/album/automatic-love https://youtu.be/HW5H5imslRc
The wait is over. After the great comeback success of their 2018 album Psychedelic Country Soul and subsequent lengthy tours there is finally, as promised, a NEW Long Ryders single. "Down To The Well" was cut in Richmond, Virginia near guitarist Stephen McCarthy's bohemian love pad with a few overdubs added down the phone line … Continue reading Americana founding fathers The Long Ryders return with new single!