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The Jensens: On new directions and staying true to themselves

Written by on 10 December 2018

Strap in and prepare to be launched into the cosmos with The Jensens and their new jet-propelled single, Coma – a glimpse into the latest musical chapter from the ever-evolving tale of the Brisbane five-piece.  Locking themselves away in the studio, experimenting and recording for the better part of the year, this new sound is a bold […]

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Johnny Hunter: On Millennials, David Bowie & Pop

Written by on 28 June 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hiding in the suburbs of Sydney is one of the most impressive and ridiculous bands Australia has produced in a long time. With a sound born of wry eighties pop drawls and shuddering rock, if Johnny Hunter is anything they’re a bloody good band. When I first saw them play at the Lansdowne some months […]

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DZ Deathrays, These New South Whales

Written by on 14 May 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”9 May, Metro Theatre “][vc_column_text] The sparse crowd stood still waiting, watching the stage ready for an appearance. Then suddenly a demon-like chant filled the Metro theatre’s walls, “These New South Whales, These New South Whales, These New South Whales…”  Four strapping young men adorned in black mesh, black nipple tape, pleather and pocket […]

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RACKETT On: Camaraderie, Material Identity & Shaving Heads

Written by on 20 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] RACKETT have become notorious for having a raucous, raw, riot of a live show. Their career trajectory over the last year and a half can be measured akin to their performances; crazy, loud, fast-paced, and yet still focused. Having already begun their Rockin’ The Puburbs tour – which they achieved through winning the competition of […]

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Press Club – ‘Late Teens’

Written by on 15 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8334″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Stop the press! Press Club release their debut album, Late Teens, tomorrow! In a short year, the Melbourne rockers have established themselves in regular rotation as a hot commodity on Australia’s live music scene; from festivals (The Grampians Music Festival, Festival of the Sun, Fairgrounds Festival, Falls Festival, and NYE on […]

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Press Club: On Brunswick’s Gentrification & Being “Truly Independent”

Written by on 13 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Defined by their music and uncompromising in their honesty, Melbourne outfit Press Club will rock your socks off, literally. Their sound is frenetic, raw, fierce – and yet within the volatility of their genre, the music Press Club have developed remains paradoxically refined and considered. This is more impressive for a band that has only been […]

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Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

Written by on 1 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8159″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] In 2016, a three-piece from Melbourne released an album that was to be the catalyst for change. It was made by three women, and whilst this isn’t noteworthy or particularly unique (although desperately under-represented), it is important and relevant to what came next and what continues to happen in the Australian […]

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Born Lion: On Chicken Suits, Overweight Stuntmen & Nirvana

Written by on 20 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Born Lion is the kind of band that epitomises what punk rock is all about. They’re the right amount of edgy, they’re in your face and above all – they’re a lot of fun. Having just released their sophomore album Celebrate The Lie, lead singer John Bowker took the time to speak with Lunchbox – […]

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Born Lion – ‘Celebrate the Lie’

Written by on 16 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7719″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_text_separator title=”3/5″ color=”white” css_animation=”appear”][vc_column_text] Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave competition – the boys from Born Lion have continually put out critically praised music. Celebrate the Lie goes above and beyond all the work that the band has previously released and is a must-listen for any punk-rock aficionado. Following […]

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