Capping off a year that saw Dept. of Gloom continue to build their reputation as an unmissable live act, the band will see 2018 out with a bang at Sydney’s infamous Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday 30th December. Following their shows with both Skid Row and Hardcore Superstar, the night promises to be huge with special … Continue reading Dept. of Gloom to rock Frankie’s (Sydney) last show for 2018!
Over the recent holiday break I took the opportunity to continue on with the seemingly never ending task of digitalising my collection of bootleg audio cassettes. Never ending cos I never seem to finish it – but I will this year – I made it a resolution! Anyway, so in the box are bootleg cassettes. … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Candy Harlots live at Gladesville- 24 years ago today!
Here is a flier from mid-1989 for the debut single from Sydney's Candy Harlots. These A4 pink fliers were pasted around the streets of the CBD and it is an interesting time piece. Maybe you have one ! There is a story behind this. I know because I designed it. Do devout fans still make … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots – Debut Single Flier
If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988
Dee in the Rockbrat lens: Melbourne 3 June 1989Leeno Dee has been plugging his heavy-sounding bass into the Australian rock n roll scene for sometime now and is a true survivor. From his earliest days with Vandal, Wizard and Roxx…to the notorious Candy Harlots…then Jerk, Ink and now with Melody Black – his life of … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Leeno Dee Interview
Helter Skelter: Cry For Love (1993) A great pairing of tunes here by a Sydney band called Helter Skelter. Not sure how they got away with using that name, as I would've assumed someone Beatle related or even author Bugliosi would've had the phrase all tied up. Anyway Cry For Love is an Iggy cover … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Helter Skelter – Cry For Love
In the late 80’s, the Sydney music scene was being whipped into a frenzy by a notorious bunch of brats calling themselves The Candy Harlots. This article is focusing only on the period of time, when the band were once tagged ‘Sydney’s biggest live secret’, and in the process cut two burning singles. Forming in … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots