ALBUM REVIEW: Spectoral | An Incorruptible Dream (EP)

An incorruptible dream is the Sophomore EP release from Melbourne Based Songwriter/Producer Spectoral.  He has worked with an impressive list of industry heavyweights  to bring it all together, including  Tim McArtney (George Maple, Touch Snesitive, and Flume},  Lause ‘Heavy Weight’ Hill (Pnau, Kilter, Monistry of Sound), Ben Feggans ( Ngaiire, Kite String Tangle), to name […]


The Superjesus Celebrate 20th Anniversary Re-Release Of Iconic Album Sumo With Massive National Tour

Twenty years on from their platinum selling album Sumo hitting number two on the ARIA Chart (and with a few ARIA Awards in the trophy cabinet), The Superjesus are back with an anniversary edition of their celebrated 1998 debut, set for release on August 17.  As well as seeing the original album reissued on vinyl, […]


REVIEW: King Parrot With Child Bite, Laceration Mantra and Descent @ The Back Room 7th of April

As I sit here with my neck hurting from a good head banging session and covered in a few mosh bruises I can’t even begin to explain how great Saturday night’s gig at The Back Room really was. Melbourne’s Gods of Grindcore returned to Brisbane to play a killer set with supports from Child Bite, […]


INTERVIEW: 20 Years Of Better Living with Grinspoon’s Kris Hopes

Grinspoon’s Guide to better living was released 20 years ago and for many of us, was the soundtrack to our youth. Currently on the 20 years of better living tour, Grinspoon are back and their sell out shows are proof that we love them as much now as we did then. Shannon-Lee Sloane of GC Live caught […]


ALBUM REVIEW: Tesla Coils | Emergence of the Cosmic Monolith (EP)

From the sunny Gold Coast comes the dark electronic duo, Tesla Coils, comprised of Jed A. Wolters and Chris Dennis.  Tesla Coils released their five track EP Emergence of the Cosmic Monolith in 2016. Eyes introduces the well-produced sound of this EP, with synth, huge drums and a catchy guitar hook.  With an apparent influence […]

HAMISH ANDERSON Releases New Single ‘Breaking Down’

Melbourne’s own roots/rock aficionado Hamish Anderson is gearing up for a massive 2019, with the release of his latest single Breaking Down, a gritty, threatening rock track that must be listened to with the volume knob fully cranked, out now.  Breaking Down is an early taste of the upcoming album from Hamish, entitled ‘Out Of […]

Review: Millencolin + Supports, Soundlounge, Gold Coast, 10/3/2019.

Words and Photos by Jade Hopley. Seminal Swedish punk rockers Millencollin rounded out the last gig of their Australia tour here on the Gold Coast last night. They played to a sold out crowd of mostly 30 somethings who just like me were pumped to relive our teenage years. And just like every band that […]

WILDHEART Announce QLD AND NSW Weekender Tours

Brisbane based melodic hardcore band, Wildheart are following up the successful release of their third and latest five track EP, ‘We Are’. ‘We Are’ was released in August 2018 to wide acclaim, and Wildheart have shown no signs of slowing their momentum as they push their music to its limit and aim to take it […]

FROM CRISIS TO COLLAPSE Release Debut EP ‘The Seventh Tree’

“It’s with a great sense of privilege that I and Art Is War Records announce our first release of the year which is by Australia’s own From Crisis To Collapse in the form of an EP titled ‘The Seventh Tree’. ‘The Seventh Tree’ is a heavy and well-articulated offering by these Australian’s and to think […]

Review: Sludge on the Seas boat cruise, 26th of January 2019

Words: Shannon-Lee Sloane – The Colourful Writer. Photos: Elizabeth Sharpe – Ummagummamumma – Live Music Photography. I am not sure I can think of anything better than spending 4 hours on a boat with great company, great live music from 4 amazing bands, great beers, a beautiful breeze, cruising down the Brisbane river and being […]