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02-6611-0142-1
Sep 30, 2004



Psalmanazar posted:

Is there any good aussie metal? It seems like it's all hard rock as far as the eye can see.

I think we have a pretty sweet metal scene.

We have some pretty sweet black metal:

Ruins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_s--O7HrIg
Nazxul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHsTBIrUK-8
Oracle of the Void http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsGQX41ffHQ
Rookwood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJqotUPPMZg

Destroyer 666 obviously are beloved worldwide and most Europeans probably think of them as our big metal band. Razor of Occam are a D666 side project that sound pretty similar if you can't get enough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFY1pt0--E

Disembowelment were one of the pioneering death/doom bands, they only have one album but it's classic and excellent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr4jNutSDUE

Blood Duster are grindcore mixed with 70s rock and pretty funny to boot: (grindcore/70s rock mashup) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT5Hlh6B4rs

Ne Obliviscaris are pretty good as far as gothy stuff goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7wt2DSQXo

and so are Virgin Black: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWOPrtKMmP0

The Amenta are pretty cool death metal with an industrial vibe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_k3XSsapk

There's been some other good stuff mentioned above. We have no shortage of quality metal.

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Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


Pathogen out of Perth were awesome the few times I saw them in Sydney. They are no longer together but they are a great melodic death metal band.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


Lazerface, may I ask what band you're in? I'd guess Regular John or The Lazys, both great live rock acts. I could just go through the past 5 years of Harbour Agency spreadsheets on my work computer but I don't think that's allowed.

Saw a pleasently earnest punk band, The Tearaways, open for The Rumjacks (who were as good as usual). Sometimes it's hard to find earnestness in Aussie music. King Cannons, The Bennies, and Milhouse are good though.
The Hard-Ons are always great live but I don't have any of their albums.


spamman posted:


There are a lot of really decent pop rock bands of the late '90s that seem to have been forgotten, and even the style seems to have gone slightly. Bands like Pollyanna, Tumbleweed, Sidewinder, Bodyjar, Klinger, Custard, The Superjesus and Skunkhour seemed to be a real staple of Triple J right up until about '03, but seem to have really been on the wane since. I'm not complaining, a lot of fine music has replaced it, but it is interesting to see how stuff like this comes and goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Z7HP7qmU4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT-xSKXV5KA

Personally, I'm kind of waiting for the next band in the style of Gerling or Machine Gun Fellatio who will attempt pretty much anything and stick it on an album.

Did you see Christa Hughes (KK Juggy) on Q&A last night? I skipped it. MGF isn't my thing but I know Christa socially and her one-woman cabaret show was fantastic. She was also great in 'The Eternity Man', Julian Temple's opera about Arthur Stace.

Tumbleweed and Custard have both reunited and Tumbleweed are touring. I can't get into them, even after seeing them at Homebake. Custard are a different story. When I first moved here I met a girl at O-Week. She took me to the campus concert. Dave McCormack opened, and I loved it. George (Katie Noonan's band) were so bad I ended up leaving. At the end of the night I found Dave and hugged him.

A few years later he gave me Darren Hanlon's number, which I used to challenge him to pinball at 3am. He never responded.

Amoeba102
Jan 22, 2010



2ndclasscitizen posted:

The sounds there is weird, I was watching Silversun Pickups there and if I had my earplugs in I couldn't hear any guitar, and then if I took them out no vocals, it was odd.

Was that when they supported Birds of Tokyo? I don't think I had that problem. And the few times I have been there, I haven't had a problem with sound. I have always been at the back seats though.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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My mate directed a music video for Dragonsclaw, a local power metal (I guess) video. Sounds good to my untrained ears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z03YnxGom2I

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


2ndclasscitizen posted:

The sounds there is weird, I was watching Silversun Pickups there and if I had my earplugs in I couldn't hear any guitar, and then if I took them out no vocals, it was odd.

Same. I went there to see the Strokes once and Julian Casablancas ended up sounding like Pee-Wee Herman. Then a friend told me their acoustics of Horden aren't the best, since it was originally an exhibition pavilion than a theatre that would accustomed to the best sound quality for a music concert.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
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Jamie Hutchings (from Bluebottle Kiss)
by Gavin Hurley


Didn't quite make the Archibald, but I like it.

I've seen Pulp and Nick Cave at the Hordern. Both were okay.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Amoeba102 posted:

Was that when they supported Birds of Tokyo? I don't think I had that problem. And the few times I have been there, I haven't had a problem with sound. I have always been at the back seats though.

Yeah, that was the tour. Although when I saw Bad Religion/NoFX it was fine (and I was probably closer to the stage that time).

Wrestlepig
Feb 25, 2011

my mum says im cool

Toilet Rascal

Count Chocula posted:

My mate directed a music video for Dragonsclaw, a local power metal (I guess) video. Sounds good to my untrained ears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z03YnxGom2I

The song and video are pretty good, I like how the creepy stalker in the vid is closer to the audience than the musicians.

That just reminded me of Barbarion, a nwhobm-y Melbourne band that are a lot of fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLHXYLHMhKI

The lead singer is probably the most ridiculous looking metal musician I've seen. My brother saw them live at Melbourne Uni and he was swinging a 6-foot metalhead around during the solo.

BlitzkriegOfColour
Aug 22, 2010

Call me 'black fella'.


Psalmanazar posted:

The song and video are pretty good, I like how the creepy stalker in the vid is closer to the audience than the musicians.

That just reminded me of Barbarion, a nwhobm-y Melbourne band that are a lot of fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLHXYLHMhKI

The lead singer is probably the most ridiculous looking metal musician I've seen. My brother saw them live at Melbourne Uni and he was swinging a 6-foot metalhead around during the solo.

YES! Oh my god, those guys rock so freaking hard. Hope they come to Sydney sooooon.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Count Chocula posted:



Jamie Hutchings (from Bluebottle Kiss)
by Gavin Hurley


Several other portraits of Australian musicians as Archibald finalists:



Gareth Liddiard of The Drones by Jason Benjamin



CW Stoneking by Carla Fletcher



Tim Minchin by Sam Leach



Geoffry Gurrumul Yunupingu by Guy Maestri

spamman
Jul 10, 2002

Chin up Tiger, There is always next season...

Count Chocula posted:

Did you see Christa Hughes (KK Juggy) on Q&A last night? I skipped it. MGF isn't my thing but I know Christa socially and her one-woman cabaret show was fantastic. She was also great in 'The Eternity Man', Julian Temple's opera about Arthur Stace.

Tumbleweed and Custard have both reunited and Tumbleweed are touring. I can't get into them, even after seeing them at Homebake. Custard are a different story. When I first moved here I met a girl at O-Week. She took me to the campus concert. Dave McCormack opened, and I loved it. George (Katie Noonan's band) were so bad I ended up leaving. At the end of the night I found Dave and hugged him.

A few years later he gave me Darren Hanlon's number, which I used to challenge him to pinball at 3am. He never responded.

I made it a personal mission of mine to not watch Q&A again at the start of this year. It's made my life a bit happier. She does have an excellent cabaret show that I went to around the time of the end of MGF (Carrot Day?), but I must admit that I haven't paid any attention since the band stopped. Also, Dave McCormack rocks. Somewhere, I've got a couple of his solo releases and they're all really great. Particularly the one with Inner West on it (Candy?).

While a lot of the pop-rock bands of the '90s have reunited (Tumbleweed, Custard, Bodyjar, Even etc), it's interesting that there aren't really many new acts coming through in that style.

Just to add a bit of new content, Pre_Shrunk were another one of those Gerling-esque experimental bands that effortlessly made some really interesting music. They consisted of two bassists and a drummer, and made music that was sort of a combination between Gerling, early Presets (Blow Up EP) and The Scientists of Modern Music.

The only thing I could find with examples of their stuff is a myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/preshrunk/mu...sunset-11593867
http://www.myspace.com/preshrunk/mu...chakra-10371627

spamman fucked around with this message at Mar 20, 2012 around 05:48

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


Count Chocula posted:

Lazerface, may I ask what band you're in? I'd guess Regular John or The Lazys, both great live rock acts. I could just go through the past 5 years of Harbour Agency spreadsheets on my work computer but I don't think that's allowed.


Not in said-band any more, and I dont feel like promoting a band that Im no longer a part of (but paid a significant amount of money to get to where it is)

Im currently working on stuff with my brother (also from the same band) on stuff we enjoy playing more than what we were playing in the previous band. Its fun to see what creativity you come up with you dont have a tyrant ruling every note you play.

it was mostly hard rock (that was actually pretty soft, really). working on harder rock now (actual hard rock)

EDIT: to clarify, neither of the bands you mentioned. Just know one member of RJ.

ZakAce
May 15, 2007

GF

PaoFerro posted:

This is Kimbra. She's a Kiwi but we've adopted her the same way we did with Russell Crowe.

Oh, dear. This whole Aussies "adopting" Kiwi singers / bands feels more like you guys stealing our stuff, IMHO. I don't mind Crowded House being called Aussies, because at least they had Aussie people in the band, but people calling (for example) Shihad Aussies just because they're based more in Melbourne nowadays bother me. They came from Wellington, damnit. It's worse when overseas people call Kiwis Aussies, I once read something that said Jack Body (composer) is an Aussie. That person can piss off.

But that's just me. TBH, you guys can have Russell Crowe for all I care.

anoxia
Aug 30, 2006

Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europe vincendarum.

So apparently The Arts made it to SA's front page!

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/new...2012.php?page=3

they've opened for The Pixies, use to be The Follow, and I agree with the SA review.

Amoeba102
Jan 22, 2010



Oh god. I remember these guys opening for someone at the Horden. Probably Them Crooked Vultures, and god they were horrible. Every song the singer would do some high pitched scream into the mic "YAYAYAYA!".

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


anoxia posted:

So apparently The Arts made it to SA's front page!

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/new...2012.php?page=3

they've opened for The Pixies, use to be The Follow, and I agree with the SA review.

Yeah. These guys. I have been around them as they have traversed the varying scenes in Sydney over the years. The singer is super pretentious. He added me on facebook one time because we hung out at a party and then he added my girlfriend and started talking to her. she wasnt even at the party

He was also on the original popstars, I think.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


The Drones are my favorite band of all time. Stunning lyrically, fantastic musically, and incredible live.

The lyrical range of Gareth Liddiard is insane. Dude can tackle pretty much any subject and tear your heart out while doing so. Whether it be about his girlfriend's abortion and subsequent suicide, about the invasion of the middle east (and war in general), or even more specifically Australian historical events (such as the execution of Alexander Pearce, a noted cannibal, or the harrowing convict transportation to New South Wales).

His solo work is great as well, Strange Tourist. Every song is a stand-alone story, even more so than in his band work. Check out Blondine Makes An Omelette for example.

But seriously, Jezebel by The Drones is one of the greatest songs ever written. Incredible.

Also, when I was on vacation in Australia with my girlfriend, guess who I came across walking noticeably (and cheerfully) drunk on the beach (I'm the human blur btw):



It ruled.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


ZakAce posted:

Oh, dear. This whole Aussies "adopting" Kiwi singers / bands feels more like you guys stealing our stuff, IMHO. I don't mind Crowded House being called Aussies, because at least they had Aussie people in the band, but people calling (for example) Shihad Aussies just because they're based more in Melbourne nowadays bother me. They came from Wellington, damnit. It's worse when overseas people call Kiwis Aussies, I once read something that said Jack Body (composer) is an Aussie. That person can piss off.

But that's just me. TBH, you guys can have Russell Crowe for all I care.

Just to make you even angrier, Shihad are not just based in Melbourne, IIRC they've all become Australian citizens.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Laserface posted:

Yeah. These guys. I have been around them as they have traversed the varying scenes in Sydney over the years. The singer is super pretentious. He added me on facebook one time because we hung out at a party and then he added my girlfriend and started talking to her. she wasnt even at the party

He was also on the original popstars, I think.

He dated one of The Veronicas twins and the bass player use to date Craig Nicholls of The Vines. Probably tried to ride on famous people's coattails.

SmokinDan
Oct 24, 2010


Dissapointed Owl posted:

The Drones are my favorite band of all time. Stunning lyrically, fantastic musically, and incredible live.

Wow, Jezebel is fantastic. Been listening to it the whole night.

E: While I'm here I have to recommend PVT, an awesome instrumental band. Their first two albums Make Me Love You and O Soundtrack My Heart are fantastic. The title track of the second in particular: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0eCViLgow

Their third album, Church with No Magic, is okay but suffers from trying to introduce lyrics into the instrumental music. It still sounds pretty good but not quite as good as their first two albums.

SmokinDan fucked around with this message at Mar 21, 2012 around 12:25

Incorrect Username
Feb 21, 2011


Dissapointed Owl posted:

The Drones are my favorite band of all time. Stunning lyrically, fantastic musically, and incredible live.

The lyrical range of Gareth Liddiard is insane. Dude can tackle pretty much any subject and tear your heart out while doing so. Whether it be about his girlfriend's abortion and subsequent suicide, about the invasion of the middle east (and war in general), or even more specifically Australian historical events (such as the execution of Alexander Pearce, a noted cannibal, or the harrowing convict transportation to New South Wales).

I'll admit, it was incredibly jarring to hear Gareth reference Halo 2 in a song.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


magic pantaloons posted:

He dated one of The Veronicas twins and the bass player use to date Craig Nicholls of The Vines. Probably tried to ride on famous people's coattails.

well yeah i guess we have him to thank for the pictures of the hot ones boobs.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


SmokinDan posted:

Wow, Jezebel is fantastic. Been listening to it the whole night.

I know it goes for pretty much every single lyric in that entire song but

Still, all this horror
Has made a trench out of my soul
I'm gonna have to fall in love with a blind girl
So she will not see the shame that I know


just breaks my loving heart

They've got an entire discography full of music that will pummel your emotions senseless. See, Another Rousing Chorus You Idiots !!!! about overcoming alcoholism.

And songs that rock your face off, see The Minotaur (ignore the horrendous video).

But they're perfectly capable of making more... 'cheerful' music. See, Your Acting's Like The End Of The World. And less wild music, see This Time.

They're really varied and have made 5 albums so far, so there's a lot of material. Some of it is easier to get into than others though. It took me a while to really get their debut, Here Come The Lies. But as with all their albums, when you do it's incredible.

SmokinDan posted:

E: While I'm here I have to recommend PVT, an awesome instrumental band. Their first two albums Make Me Love You and O Soundtrack My Heart are fantastic. The title track of the second in particular: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0eCViLgow

Their third album, Church with No Magic, is okay but suffers from trying to introduce lyrics into the instrumental music. It still sounds pretty good but not quite as good as their first two albums.

Agreed, although I still really love Window.

Incorrect Username posted:

I'll admit, it was incredibly jarring to hear Gareth reference Halo 2 in a song.

There's nothing she can do
He does not talk, he does not move
Spends all they looking at porno
Or playing fuckin' Halo 2


Oh poo poo, he knows about goons

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003
MANGOSTEEN CHUGGER


magic pantaloons posted:

More TISM - The Thunderbirds are Coming Out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYwQ9wOOLxA

And I probably get hated for this but The Vines are one of my favourite bands of all time. Go on, hate me.


I absolutely love The Vines. as well. They got big in the US right when the "The" band craze was at its height (The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives, etc.), and I remember Highly Evolved being so much more raw and energetic than a lot of other stuff on the radio at the time.
I also remember laughing my rear end off at how apologetic a lot of haters got when it was revealed that Craig Nicholls is an Aspie.

The concert I regret missing more than any other is when I had tickets to see Jet, The Vines and The Living End in NYC in 2003. I think TLE was touring for Modern Artillery. I got a massive nosebleed while driving into the city and ended up in in the hospital

Speaking of The Living End: I know they're huge in Australia, but for the life of me, I can't seem to meet anybody who listens to The Living End here. Which is a shame, because they've been one of my top 5 favorite bands in any genre since I heard a live version of "Pictures In the Mirror" on a free CD sampler I got at Hot Topic as a kid. I enjoy their really old, rockabilly stuff a lot too, but the s/t, Roll On, and Modern Artillery are just killer albums. I will agree with the general sentiment that White Noise and the newest album are kind of weak. If I ever win the lottery though, the first thing I'm doing is buying a plane ticket down to Australia and seeing them play live.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


If there's anyone here who has trouble getting into Nick Cave (I doubt that's a problem in this thread but still), just start with Dig Lazarus Dig.

I love that album all the way through and found it really easy to get into. The older stuff, not so much. Even though there are gems a'plenty in his discography.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


drunk asian neighbor posted:

I absolutely love The Vines. as well. They got big in the US right when the "The" band craze was at its height (The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives, etc.), and I remember Highly Evolved being so much more raw and energetic than a lot of other stuff on the radio at the time.
I also remember laughing my rear end off at how apologetic a lot of haters got when it was revealed that Craig Nicholls is an Aspie.

The concert I regret missing more than any other is when I had tickets to see Jet, The Vines and The Living End in NYC in 2003. I think TLE was touring for Modern Artillery. I got a massive nosebleed while driving into the city and ended up in in the hospital

Speaking of The Living End: I know they're huge in Australia, but for the life of me, I can't seem to meet anybody who listens to The Living End here. Which is a shame, because they've been one of my top 5 favorite bands in any genre since I heard a live version of "Pictures In the Mirror" on a free CD sampler I got at Hot Topic as a kid. I enjoy their really old, rockabilly stuff a lot too, but the s/t, Roll On, and Modern Artillery are just killer albums. I will agree with the general sentiment that White Noise and the newest album are kind of weak. If I ever win the lottery though, the first thing I'm doing is buying a plane ticket down to Australia and seeing them play live.

The Living End are awesome live. Saw them at the Big Day Out 2012. Seen The Vines several times but I hate Jet because the front man is so pretentious when he plays live and is nothing like Craig Nicholls.

SmokinDan
Oct 24, 2010


drunk asian neighbor posted:

Speaking of The Living End: I know they're huge in Australia, but for the life of me, I can't seem to meet anybody who listens to The Living End here. Which is a shame, because they've been one of my top 5 favorite bands in any genre since I heard a live version of "Pictures In the Mirror" on a free CD sampler I got at Hot Topic as a kid. I enjoy their really old, rockabilly stuff a lot too, but the s/t, Roll On, and Modern Artillery are just killer albums. I will agree with the general sentiment that White Noise and the newest album are kind of weak. If I ever win the lottery though, the first thing I'm doing is buying a plane ticket down to Australia and seeing them play live.

The only album that I really love from them is their self-titled. But that's only really because I listened the poo poo out of it when I was 10 while playing multiplayer 1080 Snowboarding and Goldeneye on the N64.

johnny almond
Apr 20, 2009


magic pantaloons posted:

The Living End are awesome live. Saw them at the Big Day Out 2012. Seen The Vines several times but I hate Jet because the front man is so pretentious when he plays live and is nothing like Craig Nicholls.

I met Jet in a bar when they played in my town, with Powderfinger, I found him (and the whole band really) to be fairly down to earth.
Funny convosation with them and my friend that night
Friend: How much to get you guys to play in a backyard?
Manager Hour and 15 minutes will cost between six to ten thous-
Nic Cester: A TABLE WITH A MOUNTAIN OF DRUGS

QUACKTASTIC
Mar 31, 2010

__(.)<
\___)

Had an ex who loved The Living End, saw them a heap of times and they've been one of the most consistently great live shows I've seen.
Don't know if they still do, but they used to do small pub gigs under the name The Longnecks.

anoxia posted:

So apparently The Arts made it to SA's front page!

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/new...2012.php?page=3

they've opened for The Pixies, use to be The Follow, and I agree with the SA review.

I didn't think it was possible for him to get even more pretentious.

QUACKTASTIC fucked around with this message at Mar 22, 2012 around 23:34

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


Man, all the metalheads forget about Alarum, which is a goddamn criminal thing to do. Awesome jazzy tech-metal that often gets compared to Cynic, but I think of them more like a less wanky Exivious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRB4RoAQ9ZY

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Just needs to mention the Tennants because reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRCFabWfH40

Gabbleduck
Mar 13, 2011

Three hots an' a cot.

I really liked the video to that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blO3EtP_D10


SmokinDan posted:

The only album that I really love from them is their self-titled. But that's only really because I listened the poo poo out of it when I was 10 while playing multiplayer 1080 Snowboarding and Goldeneye on the N64.

Same except swap that snowboarding game for diddykong racing and add 1999 Hottest 100.

Fafenefenoiby
Aug 18, 2005

LEPROSY


Misogynist posted:

Man, all the metalheads forget about Alarum, which is a goddamn criminal thing to do. Awesome jazzy tech-metal that often gets compared to Cynic, but I think of them more like a less wanky Exivious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRB4RoAQ9ZY

I was just about to say the same thing! Their new album came out late last year and I'm seriously digging it.


For those into prog/melodic metally stuff, Vanishing Point are always great live and newcomers Anubis have released two really solid concept albums... Hemina's debut is also worth a listen.

Are there any good post-rock bands around at the moment? Sleepmakeswaves debut album is absolutely brilliant (I think Cloud Mountain even got played a bit on jjj?), and I'd love to get my hands on some more well done local stuff.

To add to the conversation on venues, it's a real shame that Metal for the Brain and similar festivals seem to have all-but disappeared, though maybe it's just because I don't follow the 'scene' that much anymore and they slip under my radar (Or the bands are all terrible). Soundwave picking up momentum over the last few years probably factors into it a bit too.

Also, Boy & Bear are awesome and I don't care what anybody else says

Fafenefenoiby fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2012 around 06:32

proka
Feb 6, 2007



I'm surprised at the lack of Augie March discussion in this thread. Sunset Studies and Strange Bird are two of my favourite albums.

I was listening to Jebediah's debut the other day and I forgot how enjoyable that album is. It's by no means a classic, but I loved listening to all of the aussie music on Triple J at the time of its release and it holds great nostalgic value for me alongside late 90s Custard and Regurgitator. Both Unit and We Have the Technology still hold up pretty well.

I was pretty late on the Nick Cave bandwagon, not having listened to anything of his until No More Shall We Part, but I've become a convert since. The Dirty Three are also really cool. Although not strictly an aussie album, their collaboration with Low on In The Fishtank was pretty cool.

Sue Denim
Dec 20, 2009


Holy crap, I didn't know there were so many Australian's with great taste in music around SA.

On Rowland Howard, my Teenage Snuff Film re-issue vinyl came in the mail in November, but I still haven't had the heart to unseal it. I was lucky enough to pick up a signed copy of Pop Crimes when it came out too. It's funny, I'd never really considered shopping at JB Hi-Fi for music for anything like that before this, but I lucked into finding both of these on their website.

If you're into Death Metal and don't mind it getting experimental you have to listen to Portal (although I'd imagine if you were into that type of thing and Australian, you probably all ready have). I'm much more into Black Metal (Melbourne and Sydney bands, mainly) and don't have a taste for much outside it when it comes to metal but Portal are a must hear, even from my perspective.

Another one of my favourite Australian acts recently has been Kyu from Sydney. They have an amazing sound scape and I could best describe them as a mixture of Bjork and Sigur Ros, angelic!

I'm excited about this thread!

02-6611-0142-1 posted:

I think we have a pretty sweet metal scene.

We have some pretty sweet black metal:
Agreed. I've really enjoyed Pestilential Shadows first two albums and I've just got around to acquiring the next two recently.

And in spite of the vast majority of the material released being filler I've been a huge fan of Drowning the Light, there are a couple of albums and a few songs across the discography that I think are as good as black metal gets. I think the thing that really hooked me was the whole sound aesthetic (particularly earlier stuff like ' Severing all Ties with this Mortal World') expresses the Australian landscape the same way bands like Darkthrone do the Scandinavian.

Oh and for the person your recommending to:
Gospel of the Horns (black/thrash from Melbourne): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bCE5T6uLQ

Edit: How could I forget to mention Architecture in Helsinki?! That band makes me so

Sue Denim fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2012 around 12:51

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003
MANGOSTEEN CHUGGER


Anybody a fan of Closure in Moscow? I really like them, it's like if Cedric from The Mars Volta joined Saosin or something.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

Jet broke up.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


CaptainYesterday posted:

Jet broke up.

Eh, I'm gonna have to agree with Pitchfork on this one.

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I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


CaptainYesterday posted:

Jet broke up.

I prefer how Short Stack basically used the same press release to state their split this morning.

DZ Deathrays are streaming their debut album on Rdio a week before release, starting today. It owns: http://www.rdio.com/#/artist/DZ_Dea...Bloodstreams_1/

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