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)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today” KINGS OF THE SUN – Built For Speed – Resurrection Demos (2018)

Today we are looking at the new EP from Kings Of The Sun called ‘Built For Speed’ – and although it’s a new release per se, what it is in fact is a 6 track EP of previously unreleased demos that the band recorded in late December 1991 during the recording sessions for the ‘Resurrection’ … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today” KINGS OF THE SUN – Built For Speed – Resurrection Demos (2018)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Rich and Famous – Take Us To Your Leader EP (2017)

Its 2017 – and Jeff Hoad, one of Oz’s rocks best vocalists & frontmen is back with a vengeance and releasing killer new rock ‘n’ roll – and for that we should all be thankful. ‘Take Us To Your Leader’ is a brand spanking new 5 track EP for the Rich and Famous – a … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Rich and Famous – Take Us To Your Leader EP (2017)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? CLIFFORD HOAD’S KINGS OF THE SUN – ROCK TIL YA DIE (2013)

When the news broke that Cliff Hoad was going to step out from behind the drum kit, pick up the mic and handle all lead vocals for Kings Of The Sun, there were those that greeted this announcement with a fair degree of caution. No mean feat stepping into the shoes of Jeff Hoad - the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? CLIFFORD HOAD’S KINGS OF THE SUN – ROCK TIL YA DIE (2013)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kings Of The Sun Set List 1989

My rock n roll blood brother and I have long been Kings Of The Sun admirers. Check out some of our previous posts we've penned related to this iconic Queensland outfit ! I was rummaging through some of my rock merch this afternoon and discovered this gem ! According to my scrawl on the back … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kings Of The Sun Set List 1989

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? KINGS OF THE SUN – Daddy Was A Hobo Man (2011)

I’m of the opinion that Michael Monroe’s current album, ‘Sensory Overdrive’ is THE album of 2011. Having said that though, this new album from Kings Of The Sun (KOTS) runs a very close second. This album was recorded in the late 90’s and is only seeing the light of day in 2011. The landscape for … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? KINGS OF THE SUN – Daddy Was A Hobo Man (2011)

Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?

As a gig goer and hard rock/ heavy rock fan in Sydney in the 1980s, I saw guitarist Jed Starr on dozens of occasions in different bands. All great. I haven’t seen (or heard about) Jed Starr since 2002, and I’d be interested to know of his current musical activities if any.  Jed certainly had … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: KINGS OF THE SUN – Resurrection (1993)

If ever an album deserved to be included in a column dedicated to neglected music, then it’s definitely this one. The mighty Kings Of The Sun have been around for over ten years now, and for mine, this release ranks as their best. The Kings play hard driving, southern rock n roll with an Australian flavour, … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: KINGS OF THE SUN – Resurrection (1993)

Rockbrat Introduces You To: Kings Of The Sun + The Rich & Famous

We here at Rockbrat were big fans of Kings Of The Sun. If you were around in the late 80’s, you may remember their two amazing albums, their self titled effort from 88 and the follow up, ‘Full Frontal Attack’. The fact that they were from Australia made it even better. This band were as … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Kings Of The Sun + The Rich & Famous

Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Axl Rose kicks Kings Of The Sun off the stage in Sydney (1988)

On the 17th of December, 1988, Rockbrat saw Guns 'n' Roses play at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. We got to experience the antics of Billy Bailey (aka Axl Rose) in all his glory. On this particular night, the 'bad boys' of the L.A rock scene had two quality Australian bands supporting them, Kings of the … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Axl Rose kicks Kings Of The Sun off the stage in Sydney (1988)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots gig ad (1988)

I can recall this gig like yesterday. Mainly because it was an outdoor event and it was the only time I saw the Candy Harlots perform under the blazing sun ! The band were accustomed to early a.m show starts at the Kardomah and the like, so this must've been a rare one ! I remember … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots gig ad (1988)