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Bad Juju

Bad Juju

Bad Juju was formed in May 2017. Stemming from the ashes of local acts Confession, Lovers Grave , House vs Hurricane and Earth Caller - Vocalist Russ, Guitarist Armarin and bass player Dylan toyed around with the concept of building something completely new.

Russ explains that  “We had all been a part of some really heavy bands where the creative process often centred around one or two key members – I wanted to work with people that wrote from the heart, that wanted to create songs with more emotion and diversity and to give ourselves permission to tell stories and express ourselves in other ways apart from bludgeoning people with riffs and sonics.”

This discussion soon culminated in an initial writing session at Dylan’s house – And by the end of that afternoon the band had written their first banger ‘Bloom’

“Armarin brought in a half formed version of the track and it was so fresh and vibrant that we completed the whole thing in one day and within hours of recording the demo we sent it out to Nick and Abe who were close friends from my Lover’s Grave days - I just knew they would be perfect to work with the other guys and round the group off”

It was a perfect fit and the band then set about writing and preparing for live shows whilst ensuring that the manifesto around the music remained in full focus

“We want our band to have the impact that the bands we grew up listening to had. Acts Like Thrice, Citizen and Turnover always maintained that sense of adventure and emotion – we want to make sure what we write is interesting to ourselves and hopefully others enjoy it as well.”

This approach has clearly paid dividends over the last 12 months with all three releases ‘Bloom, Run Away and ‘Moving On’ collecting strong plays across Triple J, Triple J unearthed and The Faction as well as consistent touring opportunities with bands like Void Of Vision, Endless Heights and Introvert.

Currently touring regionally with Trophy Eyes and staring down the barrel of an extensive run with Dream On Dreamer in June 2018 -  Russ is emphatic when he discusses the chemistry of the unit and what is ahead for the band

“With Bad Juju Everyone is a diverse contributor and has great ideas - we never get stuck - it’s always fresh. So from here we want to get out there and connect with people, tour as much as we can and play festivals alongside some of the bands we love -  from there If we can leave people feeling good and like they can do what ever they set their mind to then we’ll be stoked.”

Bare Bones

Bare Bones

Since their formation in 2013, Sydney’s Bare Bones have been all party and recklessness, a suspenseful maelstrom of off-kilter guitars and razor sharp vocals. This is sweaty, visceral, and feisty rock music that bears shades of The Bronx at their most relentless. With the release of their two EP’s, ‘Villains’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’, Bare Bones wasted no time in establishing themselves as a moving force within the Australian Punk scene, garnering sterling reviews from Australian music press, and turning heads of industry insiders. Recently Bare Bones joined the ranks of iconic heavy label Resist Records, with the band stating “"Each one of us cut our teeth in a scene that was pioneered by punk and hardcore bands under the Resist banner, so in that regard Resist has been held in such high esteem by all of us for more than a decade. Being asked to be part of the Resist family was extremely humbling, and feels like the perfect label for what Bare Bones is about.”” With this signing came Bare Bones long awaited debut full length record, ‘Bad Habits’, a natural progression from Bare Bones’ two EP releases ‘Villians’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’. There’s more melodic dynamics in these songs, but they’re balanced by tones and riffs more crushing than ever. The result is inspiring, stated by Rolling Stone Magazine as “a hit record of the genre. “ Bare Bones have more than held their own on-stage supporting high-profile heavy acts from Every Time I Die to Northlane, Black Label Society to Cancer Bats, and opened the main stage at Sydney's 2015 Soundwave installment alongside Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. A fearsome set at UNIFY 2017 grabbed attention from wasted punters and admiring industry folks alike. More recently, the band completed a national tour with Stone Sour as main and only support, playing to around 15,000 across one week. They also scored another main support slot with the notorious The Bronx for their Australian side shows while on tour with Pennywise. The crowds go nuts for 'em, because you never know exactly what kind of wild shit you're going to get. There's something damn sexy about it.
Between You & Me

Between You & Me

For Jake Wilson, growing up in the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, represented the sort of suburban cage that more often than not crushes ambition and creativity in favour of fitting in, getting along and getting ahead. But when an inspirational high school music teacher discovered, and then nurtured, Wilson’s natural gift for both singing and songwriting, it pointed to a crack in the window through which Jake might make his escape. It was punk rock though, which smashed that window clean open, and changed the young vocalist’s life forever. “I was obsessed with the genre from the moment I heard it,” beams Jake. “I absorbed everything about it, from old records to new ones. It just got me so pumped and I knew it was what I wanted to do!” But without a band, the effervescent pop-punk energy Jake wanted to channel would have to wait a while. Instead he set about uploading a series of acoustic songs and covers to YouTube, gaining a local following that only served to further whet his appetite for musical endeavour. And then, his inbox lit up. “It was this band of guys who were already putting cover songs online,” explains Jake. “By the end of their first video I was like, ‘These guys are pretty good’ and after a few more I’d made the decision to go and audition for them.” After a successful try out, the nucleus of Between You & Me was formed and the band, now completed by guitarists Jai Gibson and Chris Bowerman, drummer (and brother of Chris) Jamey Bowerman and bassist James Karagiozis set about forging their own sound out of their wide-ranging collective influences. “Everyone in this band likes different things,” nods Jake. “From proper metal to really poppy stuff. That means that Chris ends up writing these technical guitar lines and Jamie is a shredder on the drums too. As for me, I’ve always been really interested in taking vocal parts that you might not expect in this genre and laying them over what we’ve built instrumentally. I spent about two years obsessed with harmonies. Every song on the radio I’d be working out where extra vocal lines could go in!” That combination of dextrous musicianship and instinctive songwriting nous immediately drew the attention of the legendary Hopeless Records, and when the band released their first single with the label—“Overthinking” in the summer of 2017—the impact was immediate. The video has already clocked close to half a million views on YouTube alone. But while the scale of the response was not lost on the band, it was only the first step of a much bigger journey. “Of course getting signed to a label like Hopeless and having people go so wild for ‘Overthinking’ has been amazing,” acknowledges Jake. “But this job isn’t like a normal job. It’s not like you do a course or achieve a thing and then you’re fully qualified and have ‘made it’. We want to do so much more, and I think our first album will show that.” One thing that Jake and his band won’t be giving up any time soon though is their ambition, not just to extend their impact on the burgeoning Australian scene, but to make their mark worldwide. Previously supporting Tonight Alive, The Maine and As It Is throughout Australia, Jake & co. have still higher aspirations.
Caravãna Sun

Caravãna Sun

Raucous indie surf rockers Caravãna Sun have today announced their infectious new single Beauty and The Pain, written to celebrate the good and the bad times within a relationship, set for release on May 25. The group have also announced a video to accompany the track, directed by Jay Wennington at Bad Seed, the vid documents the creative process behind Beauty and The Pain and gives fans special insight into its conception. Caravãna Sun are hitting the road to play Beauty and The Pain for audiences across the country, kicking off at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle on May 25 then moving through Broome, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast and wrapping up at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on June 8. Produced by the legendary Steven Schram (The Cat Empire, San Cisco, Paul Kelly), Beauty and The Pain is a hook-driven romp; undeniably modern, with a tight, interesting arrangement and a vocal melody that worms itself into your head and refuses the leave. Existing fans of Caravãna Sun will not be disappointed by this new offering, as it shines a light on their lovable knack for catchy indie-rock, however new and old fans alike will be impressed by their ability to evolve as songwriters with each new release. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Caravãna Sun’s Ant Beard says, “(Beauty and The Pain is about) knowing that in the shit times, there's always a splitting ray of beauty, like the fierce glow of your angry lover. It's the cheeky smile you can’t help but let out, it’s the knowing that where there's pain, there's beauty.” The clip for Beauty and The Pain is a homemade gift – it’s always interesting for listeners to watch how their favourite songs have come together, and this video provides just that. It’s heartwarming and fun; Caravãna Sun are clearly not just a band, but a bunch of close friends as well, and it’s a pleasure to watch them work together. Speaking on the clip, Ant says, "Beauty and the Pain has been written out of a completely new approach to creating music in Caravãna Sun. What better way to capture great footage than film people completely out of their comfort zone! We brought a camera along to document this song’s journey and most of all, see the band transform into this new sound.” Caravãna Sun are set to hit venues across the country, playing their sun-soaked rock to Aussie audiences throughout winter this year before moving on to a fully loaded six week EU / UK tour. Pumped to hit the road (and the surf), Ant enthuses, “Our touring schedule over the years has been highly dependent on the surf locations and whether we'd have time to get in the ocean between soundcheck and gig… At this point in our career, we've realised that we and our fans like music that moves both inside and out. Whether that’s full power hip thrusting or held suspense between moments of bliss, we're always on the search to break the barrier between artist and audience.”
City Of Souls

City Of Souls

Boasting members from bands that have etched their mark on the local and international hard rock and metal scene such as Blindspott, Blacklistt, 8 Foot Sativa, New Way Home, Cold By Winter, In Dread Response and Solstate, City of Souls was set to stir some interest, and stir they have.  Too often when something is hyped it is followed with disappointment, yet the first City Of Souls single Sleep arrives unashamedly explosive, touting emotive energy juxtaposed with a certain calm which will become this band's signature. Recorded at Roundhead Studios, it was mixed by legendary engineer Clint Murphy, and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York With a power reminiscent of Deftones and hinting at new wave, the song progresses and transcends towards a critical peak, and a journey into Killing Joke territory, before spiraling back out into the melodic emotive hook of the chorus. Received overwhelmingly by a growing fanbase, added to radio for day and night rotation Sleep went straight to number one on the itunes rock chart. 
Darren Middleton (Powderfinger)

Darren Middleton (Powderfinger)

DARREN MIDDLETON is best known from his previous life as guitarist and songwriter for Australian band, POWDERFINGER.  The much loved POWDERFINGER played their last ever show in late 2010 and unsurprisingly Darren spent a bit of the time in a creative and emotional wilderness.  For the last 20 years, this band was as much who he was as what he did. As the dust settled Darren started working as a producer from his new home in the creative hub that is Melbourne town. This is where the first seeds were planted for his debut solo album ‘Translations’. ‘Translations’ is classic alternative pop music that lives somewhere in the world between Beatles and Elliot Smith. In 2015, Darren hit the road with Guy Pearce and played sold out shows all over the country, reestablishing his presence in the music world. He then went on to release his second album ‘Splinters’ featuring performances by good friends Missy Higgins and Sahara Beck. Performing across the country, including on The Today Show, his journey continued. November 2016 saw Darren release his third EP ‘Lightning Halos’, an EP featuring a stunning instrumental track called 'Ghosts' and the gorgeous ‘Fly Away’. He has since performed at the NRL Semi Grand Final, A Day on the Green (with Rob Thomas and Pete Murray), Peninsula Picnic (with Missy Higgins and Kim Churchill) and many more.
Dear Seattle

Dear Seattle

Originating in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Dear Seattle have been shaking up the live music scene and crowdsurfing their way across Australia all year, and now they are here to serve you a new dose of headbanging, beer-in-the-sky melodic punk rock. The four piece has spent the last couple of years honing their signature sound following the prior release of their debut EP "Words Are Often Useless" and a split-release with Melbourne based act Fresh Nelson. Having now evolved their style into something truly unique and powerful, the band is seeing incredible traction following the release of their new single "Afterthought", as well as break out single "The Meadows" from their sophomore EP 'Dear Seattle'. Dear Seattle are no strangers to the live scene; having spent the past three years building on their dedicated audience up and down Australia's East Coast, sharing the stage with the likes of Citizen (US), Emarosa (US), Trophy Eyes (AUS), and Balance and Composure (US), as well as recently supporting Columbus on their national tour and Tired Lion and Kingswood regionally, all of which has led to their ability to deliver an impressive and energetic live performance.
“Their debut EP is sounding like some of the most exciting new indie rock the country has birthed in the past year or two.” - Pilerats
Decades

Decades

Decades are a rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand. Made up of 4 long standing friends; Emma Cameron (guitar, vocals, song writer), Liam Muir (guitar, song writer), Daniel Perry (drums), and Curtis Booth (bass, beard), they are proud to announce the release date of their debut album, titled The Truth and Other People, on July 14th. Decades have put together an album of 10 tracks forming an - at times - controversial story following the relationship tribulations and a love triangle of front-woman Emma Cameron. Leading the story with the band’s debut single, Terrified – which details the night she made the decision to change her life – The Truth and Other People rolls out in a track-by-track timeline of the emotions and events it spurned. “Often a taboo subject; but one I feel a lot of people my age experience when going through that development stage of being a late teenager in to adulthood, this album describes a period of time where you really start to figure out your own life path, values, passions, and seek to surround yourself with people who share these with you. It’s a hard story to tell; growing up, growing apart, the effects other people can have on each other, and finding the strength to tell the truth to people, but more importantly; to yourself.”
Eliza & The Delusionals

Eliza & The Delusionals

Acclaimed indie rock band Eliza & The Delusionals are one of the most exciting groups breaking out of the Australian music scene. Led by colourful front woman Eliza Klatt, they have been making waves since their inception in early 2015, with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey. 2016 saw Eliza & The Delusionals release their debut single, ‘The Ground’ which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike. Embarking on two Australian tours throughout the year, they capped off 2016 with the release of a new single 'Salt', which Triple J’s Dom Alessio described as, “a fuzzy stab of power pop that’s sure to brighten your day.” 2017 has seen Eliza & The Delusionals supporting Ali Barter, Polish Club, Moose Blood (UK) and Nothing But Thieves (UK), as well as heading off on Australian tours with Killing Heidi and Dear Seattle. They were featured in March as a Triple J Unearthed Feature artist, and shortly afterwards they embarked on their first international tour to Canadian Music Week. With ‘Salt’ landing a nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards, the Eliza & The Delusionals momentum only seems to be growing.
Kingswood

Kingswood

2018 has already been a big year for Kingswood. They have officially released their discography online, available worldwide. They will be embarking on an international tour for their highly anticipated new music in June. This upcoming release is all connected by the defining element that is the trios creative DNA. No matter what shape they take, these songs are still instantly recognisable as pure Kingswood. Their 2017 release, After Hours, Close To Dawn, was named in Rolling Stone Australia’s 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, as well as The Herald Suns Biggest New Albums in 2017, mixing an eclectic collection of retro R’n’B grooves with soaring rock & roll, fuzzy soul and space age experimentation. Kingswood have joined heavyweights Queens of The Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem and HAIM at Byron's Splendour In The Grass Festival alongside a 16 date Australian headline tour.
The Vanns

The Vanns

The VANNS began in 2013 at High School in Wollongong when Singer / Guitarist Jimmy Vann and drummer Lachie Jones casually threw a band together to enter a band competition. Lachie explains  “From the very first time we properly jammed together I realized Jimmy was a freak guitarist and his voice was insane - I had always wanted to be in a band and tour but that moment with Jim was when it first came together as a reality” For JimmyThe VANNS started as a party band that accidently got serious. “I’d always played solo and never meant to start a band. We were just good mates that had fun hanging out, getting pissed and talking shit but when people started making T shirts for us and booking us to play parties in our local area we realized there was something more to this.” When high school finished and members who were more invested in the party aspect left to pursue other lives,  Jimmy and Lachie reached out to long term associate Tommy Teiko on Bass to complete a tightly wound trio dedicated to developing their sound around their shared love of acts like Cold War Kids, Band of Horses and Jeff Buckley. What followed was a series of 2 EP’s and multiple singles beginning with Self titled ‘The VANNS’ in 2013, ‘Scattered By Sundown’ in 2015 and culminating with the release of the single ‘Skinny Legs’ in 2016. Whilst those EP’s led to high profile shows with Sticky Fingers, The Griswolds and being hand picked for national tours with acts like Delta Riggs, Tired Lion and festival spots at Party in the Paddock, the band really saw a change of fortunes when they enlisted a local guitarist / songwriter Cam Little to try his hand at overdubbing some ideas during the recording process for 2017’s EP ‘Shake The Hand That Starts The Fight’ By the end of the session it was obvious that the width and talent that Cam brought to the table both in the writing process and live shows was now indispensable Jimmy explains that “Chemistry is so important - I love having a sound that’s not like anything else –and having Cam in the band allows us to bounce off each other and blend our different influences that makes us the band we are.” With the lineup crystallized as a four piece following on from the release of the new EP - The VANNS undertook an all ages tour selling out shows at the Sydney Metro LAIR and Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel leading to spots on Yours & Owls and opening for Catfish & the Bottlemen and the main support for KINGSWOOD on an extensive national tour. In September 2017 they came to the attention of Producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey) and together they cleared the decks to put the new iteration of the band through its paces to record their debut album in early 2018. Jimmy describes the role Oscar has taken working with the band “Oscar is literally a version of us that a decade ahead in time,  so it’s like having a an older brother and fifth member who is wise as fuck. We have never worked with a producer like him before - many try to change you to fit their agenda he was focused on letting us be us and bringing that out through the whole project “ As the album enters its final stage of production in the mixing and mastering stage he also rounds off on what the album has meant for him as a writer and how the process for the band has evolved from previous efforts ; “When we started we didn’t really have a clue – but as we have grown I realize I don’t want to be a rock band that just talks about the same old shit so I’m painting a picture now - I need to write songs that tell a story, to write about things everyone is going thru but not everyone can talk about. “
Villainy

Villainy

From the stage to the studio, Villainy have been triumphantly smashing everything in their wake. Multiple music awards for Best Rock Album? Tick. Six #1 Rock singles? Yep. AC/DC support around NZ? Yeah, that too. Formed in 2010, Villainy have established themselves as one of the most vital and relevant rock bands in New Zealand. With a sound rooted in a love of distortion and meaningful songwriting freed from the trappings of modern rock cliches, the band have resonated massively with audiences throughout New Zealand, and increasingly overseas. In an age where artists are resorting to digital trickery to achieve their sound, Villainy do it the old fashioned way - four guys in a room, pushing themselves and their instruments to their absolute limits. The resulting music is cathartic, honest and really fucking loud. The band stormed the New Zealand airwaves with debut album 'Mode. Set. Clear.' launching three massive radio hits in Alligator Skin, Ammunition and Gather Yourselves. It culminated in multiple national tours, a New Zealand Music Award for Best Rock Album , support slots for Incubus, The Offspring and Billy Talent and appearances at the Big Day Out and Homegrown festivals.
Woodlock

Woodlock

Woodlock have just spent the last year playing sold out shows all over the country, while also taking to the stage at prestigious festivals such as NYE on the Hill and Falls. All while managing to release the acclaimed single ‘The Only Ones’, which was co-written by Lindsey Jackson (Tori Kelly, Bertie Blackman)... And now Woodlock are back with another stellar single titled ‘Something Broke That Day’.Travelling seems to have long been part of the Woodlock story. Zech, Eze and Bowen formed a strong friendship after meeting whilst travelling overseas and from there, Woodlock was born. Kiwi brothers Zech and Eze Walters on guitar and vocals, and their mate Bowen Purcell on percussion.Now based in Melbourne, the boys have gained some great recognition and created a strong following from tirelessly busking on every corner of the Melbourne CBD. Woodlock have always focussed on developing strong, creative and energetic live performances, to take their shows to the next level.Woodlock’s second EP ‘Labour of Love’, released in 2014 was produced by Wayne Connolly (Josh Pyke, The Vines) and made an appearance in the ARIA top 100 and iTunes charts. Woodlock released 'Sirens' in September 2015, which gained them spots on the independent charts, top 50 iTunes charts and top 10 spots on Spotify viral charts. Woodlock have clocked up around 29,000 independent EP sales to date.  
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