Here’s a great little song from former Sydney band Radio. Made up of members that would go on to form East River and Silver Moon, Radio had a sound that was somewhere in between Flying Saucer Attack and Teenage Fanclub. This is the only track I have ever heard from these guys, let me know if you know of any others.
Here is a new music video from my band Miners Of Pala. This track will be off of the forthcoming self titled album, out later this year. If you like what you hear there’s more tracks at www.soundcloud.com/minersofpala
Most recent video from New Zealand’s Bailter Space. After reuniting for last year’s Strobosphere, the band has been playing a few show’s around their homeland, to rave reviews. From what i’ve seen they haven’t missed a beat. Definitely see these guys live if you get the chance!
Debut EP from Sydney band Colours. Released by Free Loving Anarchists (The label run by Texan gazers Pink Playground) in 2010. Beautiful production that reminds me of the early Drop Nineteens demos, as well as the more recent works of Pink Playground. Definitely one to watch!
Here’s one of my favourite songs from Melbourne band Minimum Chips. Many write them off as sounding too much like Stereolab, but if you dig in a little they are so much more than that. Great songwriting and guitar work, fits right alongside fellow Australian bands like Small World Experience and Sandpit. This track is from their 2004 compilation CD Portfolio.
Here’s some noisy garage punk from Wollongong NSW band The Proton Energy Pills. These guys would go on to form local stoner rock greats Tumbleweed (who supported Nirvana on their only Australian tour). This is some awesome noisy psychedelic punk with grungy overtones (despite being recorded in 89, years before grunge). Their debut album was produced by none other than J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. This track Survival is from their 1989 Self Titled EP.
Here’s a killer track from the short lived Melbourne band ON. Members of ON would later form (the even better IMO) noise rock band ZOND. Anyway this track ‘We’ve Got TV’ is a one chord thrashfest that recalls the more savage moments of bands like Drive Like Jehu and Loop.. This track is from the compilation Melbourne Water.