Archive for the ‘Skullcave’ Category

Two Minutes with Skullcave

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Ahead of their spot supporting High On Fire at the Rosemount in Perth on February 17, we spend a couple of minutes with Skullcave and find out what’s been happening…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Riff, whinge, harmony, chugg, riff.

What’s going on in the world of Skullcave?
We put out 2 EPs last year and we’ve been writing for our next release which we’ll hopefully record with Ron Pollard.

What motivates you to make music?
The local heavy music scene in Perth has actually been the biggest motivator to me recently. There are a lot of great artists creating some really unique sounds, so their artistic success inspires me to keep writing.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Lows: Spending all your money on a new amp/guitar and then struggling to eat for the rest of the month.
Highs: Spending all your money on a new amp/guitar and then struggling to eat for the rest of the month.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Elder, Drowning Horse, Melvins, Hard-Ons, High On Fire

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
I think Liam would be the easiest to catch and pin down. Then again I’m definitely the least fit. Either way, Steve would probably last the longest.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Phil Anselmo’s racism. What a loser.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Mine would be an all day outdoor heavy music gig made up largely of local acts.

Drowning Horse, Lo!, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Forstora, Cursed Earth, Serious Beak, Unravel, Self-Harm, Hard Ons, Mark of Cain, Foxes, Territory.


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: 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