From The Archives: Repo – Fistful Of Redbacks – Album Review (1999)

Adelaide outfit Repo have come up with an album I rate as the Australian release of 1999. Repo rock ‘n’ roll is an amalgam of Blue Cheer, the MC5, the Murder Junkies, Neil Young's Crazy Horse and the Stooges. The sound is vital, it’s live, and it’s refreshingly untamed. Repo are giving new definition to … Continue reading From The Archives: Repo – Fistful Of Redbacks – Album Review (1999)

From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)

Swedish hybrid HC action. From the word go, the action raw and fast, yet still real tuneful, just fairly non-descript is all. In other words, there's a zillions and one bands out there churning out this formulae. Set to an ever so original theme of birds 'n booze, the punk on display is top notch, … Continue reading From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)

From The Archives: Jeff Dahl: Pancake 31 – Album Review (2000)

Well Hi Ho Silver Lining, a robust new album from Jeff Dahl and just in time for Christmas too. For fans accustomed to Dahl's penchant for glitter punk, you are well and truly catered for. 'The Sad Ballad of Dagmar Tranquilizer' had me thinking classic Mott or early Roxy. 'Last Of The Red Hot Cocksuckers' … Continue reading From The Archives: Jeff Dahl: Pancake 31 – Album Review (2000)

Brother Brick – A Portable Altamont

‘A Portable Altamont’ has finally been released, and as expected it’s a fist shakin' slice of guitar ramalama which will rightfully have the Swedish rock brethren looking over their shoulder. Stewart ‘Leadfinger’ Cunningham creates catchy, raw and hard rockin' tuneage with hooks galore ! This cat plays ‘the riff’ better than an army full of … Continue reading Brother Brick – A Portable Altamont

From The Archives: Big Bad Johns – I Will Be Good Album Review (1999)

Slick swing /rockabilly action coupled with a feisty punk attitude - the Big Bad Johns are indeed the real mccoy. Let me tell you why this album was one of the releases of late ’98. If Bill Haley was the cat who gave rock n roll the green light, then the Big Bad Johns fittingly … Continue reading From The Archives: Big Bad Johns – I Will Be Good Album Review (1999)

From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

Nikki Sudden creates enchanting rock ‘n’ roll. From the late 70’s excess of the Swell Maps, to the Jacobites and his own distinguished solo career, Sudden’s music remains vital, charming the listener with a rich kaleidoscope of sounds. From Stones-like swagger to acoustic songs drenched in raw emotion, Sudden is indeed a breed apart. This … Continue reading From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

Lucy De Soto – the woman with the likeable golden voice. I’ve long been a fan of Lucy. Her boogie woogie rollicking piano playing and strong rich vocals are an integral part of the Pete Wells sound. ‘Take This Veil’ is her first solo album (proper) in 13 years. (She released two LP’s in the … Continue reading From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

From The Archives: John Spittles Interview (2000)

John, how's it going ? What's been happening with the Asteroids of late ? Well most things are workin' out ok for me at the moment thanks Col, and the things that aren't workin' out, I'll get 'em in the end. The band has been pretty quiet because I've been away for the best part … Continue reading From The Archives: John Spittles Interview (2000)

From the Rockbrat Archives: Ricky Rat Interview (1999)

(1) Ricky, you’'ve just finished up a stateside tour with the Kevin K Band. How did the tour go ? The tour went great-although it wasn'’t a whole tour of the States, just shows in LA/Hollywood etc. Real great shows with Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones, Jeff Dahl, Leaving Trains, Street Walkin’ Cheetahs, Stitches, … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Ricky Rat Interview (1999)

From the Rockbrat Archives: Suzi Gardner / L7 Interview (1998)

They’ve toured downunder three times, leaving a trail of debris in their wake – now, the god-like L7 have just released their first ever live album !! Vicious Kitten chased down guitarist Suzi Gardner recently to get the latest from the L7HQ (interview conducted November, 1998)   Vicious Kitten: Let’s start with the new live … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Suzi Gardner / L7 Interview (1998)