Archive for the ‘Premiere’ Category

PBS Drive Live — Taipan Tiger Girls

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Melbourne community radio station PBS is right in the middle of Drive Live — their annual week-long celebration of live music.

All this week there will be a stack of great Melbourne artists playing live in the PBS studios from 5pm to 7pm.

Yesterday saw the most-excellent Taipan Tiger Girls put on a showcase of exceptional droney, synth-filled goodness. Check out the full 25+ minutes right here:

The rest of the week’s PBS Drive Live lineup is:

Tuesday, February 2 – Mixing Up The Medicine
The Drones
Deaf Wish

Wednesday, February 3 – The Afterglow Radio Show
Terrible Truths
Sui Zhen
Jess Ribeiro

Thursday, February 4 – Fang It!
Wet Lips

Friday, February 5 – Stone Love
Little Desert
Waterfall Person
Drug Sweat

Head to the PBS website for more info.

PREMIERE: Deep Heat — It Remains

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Melbourne’s Deep Heat occupy the perfect niche for disciples of the Our Band Could Be Your Life indie rock underground of the US — somewhere at the intersection of the bass-driven post-punk of Pylon, the garage leanings of the Wipers, echoes of Built to Spill’s sense of melody, with occasional flourishes reminiscent of later DC hardcore. Today we’re very excited to share ‘It Remains’, the second track taken from Still Life, the band’s forthcoming full-length.

Deep Heat are launching Still Life with a run of east-coast dates in April, with some staggering supports in tow, and will preview tracks from their debut LP at Melbourne community radio PBS 106.7FM’s Drive Live, taking place all next week at the station’s Collingwood studios.

Thursday April 14 — Phoenix Bar, Canberra
w/ Bobby Kill, Passive Smoke, Agency

Friday April 15 — Janes (AA), Wollongong

w/ Burlap, The Nuclear Family, Solid Effort

Saturday April 16 — Blackwire (AA), Sydney
w/ Shrapnel, Aloha Units, Delivery Boys

Friday April 22 — Visions Gallery (AA), Brisbane
w/ Sick People, Occults, Clever

Saturday April 23 — Trainspotters, Brisbane
w/ 100%, Deafcult, Submissives

Saturday April 30 — The Curtin, Melbourne
w/ Love of Diagrams, Deaf Wish, Bits of Shit and Mollusc

Still Life is out April 22 on Poison City Records.

PREMIERE: HEADS. — ‘The Voynich Manuscript’

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Following the premiere of last year’s single ‘Chewing on Kittens’, LIFE IS NOISE is thrilled to bring you an Australian exclusive premiere of the video for the German/Australian band’s next single ‘The Voynich Manuscript’.

Lifted from HEADS.’ excellent self-titled 2015 release, ‘The Voynich Manuscript’ features live footage taken by the band themselves while on tour in Europe in 2015 and archival footage edited in a way which centres around themes of constant repetition, loss and tragedy — recurrent themes in the band’s music.

HEADS. hit the autobahn for a number of dates throughout Germany later this month.

Heads. is out now through Heart of the Rat.

PREMIERE: Stream Skullcave’s Searing New EP, Climbing

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Following on from last month’s killer single, “How To Tell You’re Winning”, we’re thrilled to present the premiere of Skullcave’s second EP, Climbing.

First things first: these riffs are white-hot. “Am I Crossing Over?” channels the best parts of High on Fire while “Wishing You Were Missing” hits with the weight of an avalanche. The real kicker is the finale, as the quiet guitars of intro “(Falling)” give way to the mammoth that is “Climbing”, highlighting Skullcave’s greatest strength: the marriage of gargantuan riffs with compelling world-class melodies. Hear it for yourself below:

Skullcave launch Climbing at Jimmy’s Den in Perth on October 16 and the Prince of Wales in Bunbury on October 17.

PREMIERE: Stream Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s New EP, The Black Captain

Monday, October 12th, 2015

We’re pleased to present the premiere of The Black Captain, the companion EP to Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s album Yield to Despair.

Initially intended as a bonus for fans who’d pre-ordered Yield to Despair, TTOL opted to name the EP in tribute to the late Pete Dunstan. It’s a heavily textured collection — more jam-oriented and ambient than its companion release — but TTOL have always been masters of balancing their extreme and complex pursuits with experimental noise and slow burn post-metal. The seven minute-centrepiece, “Reprieve”, is one of the best pieces of music they’ve put out in their decade-long career. Vale The Black Captain.

PREMIERE: Perth’s Skullcave burn slow on How To Tell You’re Winning

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

It’s springtime in Australia, which means twilight walks on the beach, lazy (lazier?) afternoon siestas and distortion-soaked doom with a sunnier disposition. “How To Tell You’re Winning” is the first single from Perth’s riff-revering power trio Skullcave from the forthcoming four-track Climbing EP. This recent doomgaze fascination has led to some killer records this year, but where Skullcave stand out is in their particular attention to the almighty riff — that guitar hook on the verses “How To Tell You’re Winning” is major key and massive, coming off like the product of some orgiastic love-in between Black Sabbath, Sleep and Nothing. Could there be a more perfect union?

Skullcave launch Climbing at Jimmy’s Den in Perth on October 16

Premiere: Hail the riff with Puck’s Take The Day

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

It’s a privilege to debut the latest single from Perth riff machinists Puck, because songs like Take The Day don’t land in your inbox everyday. We make so much fuss about mythologising The Riff in talking about stoner rock and its others. The Riff is the pinnacle, the focal point, the Son and Father and Spirit. And sure, it’s a little cliché, but when you hear an earth-splitting riff like the one that explodes into being 43 seconds into Take The Day, the cliché makes perfect sense. These sounds are addictive, and with an industrial strength rhythm section and vocals that channel Layne Staley, Josh Homme and John Garcia, this is as refined as stoner rock gets. With Puck, we’ve found modern Australia’s answer to Kyuss.

Puck are touring the country next month in support of the single’s release — check them out on the following dates.

August 6 — Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
August 7 — The Public Bar, Melbourne
August 8 — Crown & Anchor
August 29 — The Odd Fellow, Fremantle
September 4 — Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
September 5 — The Boston, Perth

PREMIERE: Noise rock trio HEADS. spit bile on “Chewing on Kittens”

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The usual suspects ring through on this positively ugly cut from HEADS. forthcoming EP — The Jesus Lizard, Shellac et al. — there’s not much better than a band with a sound that combines the best parts of their predecessors.

The German/Australian trio — which features The Ocean bassist Chris Breuer — employ snaking, dissonant guitars, the thunderous chug of the rhythm section and deadpan sermonizing to familiar but excellent effect.Genre tropes be damned; no one’s obliged to reinvent the wheel, and when your music sounds this good, you can get away with a lot. Who thought noise rock could be this catchy?

Heads. is out on May 5 through This Charming Man and Heart of the Rat Records.