Review: A-Bomb – Licence To Kill EP

Got ahold of this release by Victorian outfit A-Bomb late last year and have been cranking it quite a bit. I’ve subsequently become quite familiar with the EP, and it’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of hard driving rock, then you'll need to familiarize yourself as well. The guitar-heavy title track kick-starts … Continue reading Review: A-Bomb – Licence To Kill EP

Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

I’ve had the new EP from Ty Coates on high rotation over the past few days, and if you’re a fan of melodic rock with a catchy chorus, this is one new release you need to make the effort to check out.  This 4-track outing comes hot on the heels of a recent (recorded in … Continue reading Review: Ty Coates – Drivers Lament EP

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)

Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers – Open Season (2019)

It’s all too convenient for artists from the 1980s to trade off on their established reputations and recorded output. Too few bother with new material and leave the creative cue permanently in the rack. Thank your lucky stars that Mick Medew doesn’t subscribe to such a theory, for Open Season stands as one of the … Continue reading Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers – Open Season (2019)

EP Review: Rough Rockers – Smoke and Mirrors (2019)

Over the past few years - Australian guitar whiz Joe Matera has built up a strong European following with his melodic, hard rock style proving popular in places like Scandinavia. So when Matera recently joined forces with Swedish outfit Rough Rockers – the pairing seemed a natural fit. Matera was in fact invited to join … Continue reading EP Review: Rough Rockers – Smoke and Mirrors (2019)

Poor Little Things – S/T (EP Review)

Now, as you’d all know by now, I’m a sucker for hooks and catchy melodies – who isn’t – and lemme tell ya – this EP is brimming with both – and as soon as I hit the play button on this – I was on board. The rollicking and riff heavy Rock n Roller kicks … Continue reading Poor Little Things – S/T (EP Review)