Photos Matt Allan Photos.
Melbourne’s Red Light Riot are launching a new two track single, ‘In Shadows‘ / ‘Burn The Axis‘ on Sat 21 May at The Tote Hotel, Melbourne. When setting up the event, things quickly escalated and a new festival was born, El Riot! Admittedly there are a hell of a lot of festivals on at the moment but who cares when as a punter you can see 15 bands for $17 presale tickets! Absolute bargain!
We caught up with Red Light Riot and asked them about the new tracks, why they chose the bands on the lineup and The Tote for their launch, and more.
DHWYS: Red Light Riot has been around for over three years and has had a few lineup changes, can you tell us a bit about the current lineup, their backgrounds and maybe something about the band that we wouldn’t know from reading your bio?
RLR: We have a new rhythm section who has been with us since the last half of 2015. We have Carlos DeSouza on drums and Nick Ivkovic on bass, who is also in metal band Elm Street and was in female fronted rock’n’roll band The Scarlets. Our other members Kristy (Killriot), Nina (von Johannsohn) and Ed (Jones) have been with RLR since our debut gig in 2013. Kristy also fronts Gold Coast punk band Kill The Apprentice, Nina is in post punk band Stay Sharp and Ed’s last band was Hellbent Revelators with James Grim. Continue reading
Words Dave Mullins.
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch.
Perth is an isolated city. Seriously, people say it all the time. The extended travel time is part of the reason festivals like Big Day Out and Soundwave are no longer coming here, and that sucks. But it doesn’t have to. Blood Rock is an annual heavy music festival showcasing some of the best music from a variety of local, interstate and international bands. Seriously who needs to pay $200 to watch Fred Durst forget that it isn’t 2001 anymore when you can pay $25 to watch over 20 bands tear up the stage at the Rosemount Hotel? No one, that’s who!
Local hardcore act Idle Eyes opened the day and with a decent turn out early on things quickly escalated into madness. One of the good things about Blood Rock is that great bands are on all day. At The Space Jam were no exception showing us that ska is well and truly alive in Perth. Their eclectic mix of upbeat ska and infectious bass lines got everyone in the mood for dancing. Keep an eye on these guys, they have great potential. Also their singer always seems to pop up out of nowhere, so you literally have to keep an eye on him or he’ll catch you napping. Continue reading
Photos Sally Townsend
Words Anthony Moore
Friday 01 at The Evelyn with Dukes Of Deliciousness, Seedy Jeezus, Drifter and Australian Kingswood Factory.
Saturday 02 at The Tote Hotel for Brewtality 2014 festival. 33 bands, 3 stages at The Tote and The Bendigo Hotels.
Sunday 03 at Eureka Rebellion Trading with Dead City Ruins! ERT is a tattoo, music, clothing and barber shop. One of the coolest places around and owner Tony Allayialis does a lot to support music by having instore signings and live sets. Big shout out to Tony and the ERT team as well as Sailor Jerry and The Music who sponsored the day!