Here’s a few of the Desert Highways team’s Top lists for 2018. Thank you all for your support again throughout 2018, it’s very much appreciated! Also a massive thanx to all of our contributors. Very proud to work with such an incredibly talented group of people!
Mark Ireland – Writer.
Best gigs 2018:
– Power Trip Bendigo Hotel.
– Roger Waters Rod Lavar Arena.
– MAMMAL Croxton Bandroom.
Streaker Gate Benefit Gig – Gasometer.
: Meredith Music Festival , The Presets , Billy Bragg . Little Ugly Girls
, The Stems – Even Northcote Social Club.
: Boogie Festival , Cable Ties , Clowns , The Southern River Band , Birdcloud Cash Savage.
: Golden Plains Festival , Mogwai , Baker Boy . Black Angels
– Stiff Little Fingers Croxton Bandroom.
: Download Festival , NoFx , Hot Water Music , Prophets of Rage . Arch Enemy
– Beck Margaret Court Arena.
– David Byrne Margaret Court Arena.
– The Demon Parade Psych Fest – The Tote Hotel.
, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene – El Colosso Sookie Lounge.
– Shame The Tote Hotel.
– Future Of The Left The Old Bar.
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Words Mikaelie A. Evans.
A couple of counts in on the high hat quickly fasten to set the pace for the first full length album from Melbourne psych rockers, A Basket of Mammoths. Their eight track album, titled Unkept And Matted, comprises a variety of musical genres and influences, opening with ‘Sinner’s Abyss’.
Lachlan Mill’s heavy bass riffs catch up to groove atop Alex Minicz’s rhythmic drum patterns, convoluting the rhythm section with Sam Krieger’s distorted guitar; sounding like a game of snakes and ladders might, the three piece groove through the opening song into ‘Wait, I’ll Find Somehow’. A bass heavy anthem from the album, Mill’s prominent riffs formulate lengthy interludes between the vocally dominated chorus’. Krieger leads the lyrical content with backing vocals to strengthen each word. Continue reading