Cosmic Psychos, Bad//Dreems, The Pretty Littles, Drifter. The Espy. Sun 20-04-2014.

Words Matt Murray
Photos and live clip Adam Russ – Right Eye Media Australia

Cosmic PsychosIt’d been a massive weekend of gigs as well as Record Store Day purchases, but it didn’t stop the punters from heading out Easter Sunday to catch the legendary Cosmic Psychos at The Espy. Melbourne punk fuzz trio Drifter opened and threw a collective flannie over all who came down early, setting the night up perfectly for the Psychos. The guys have more fuzz than a ‘70s porn and so much grit left on that Ross Knight’s bulldozer was nearly needed on stage just to clean up after they’d finished.

Next up was The Pretty Littles who continued to get the crowd even more hyped; a blend of upbeat rock and foot stomping mayhem, the band always impress with a solid set. Bad//Dreems, from Adelaide, were the main support and seemed to go over well but by this stage the bourbon fuelled chaos had kicked in and a few around could be heard sharing stories of Psychos gigs from the old days. Continue reading

DESERT HIGHWAYS TOP 10 Releases for 2013 & more…

First of all, a massive thanx to all who have supported Desert Highways and to all the bands I have worked with especially The Hidden Venture, Drifter, Don Fernando, Seedy Jeezus and TTTDC. 2013 has been a massive year including the release of the debut Desert Highways 7″ with friends all being a part of its release, Chainsaw Hookers, Electric Frankenstein, Ben Brown and Mr Frumpy.

The below 10 –> 1 list is from my HEAVY Magazine Staff Top 10 Albums for 2013 List, under that I had to add some more as it’s just so hard to narrow things down! Check out the HEAVY link for some more kick arse lists. Some amazing releases amongst them!

Top 10 Releases for 2013. Continue reading

DOWN ON THE FARM. Buckleys Paddock, Balnarring. Sat 30-11-13.

Down On The FarmWords Anthony Moore
Live footage Carbie.

When most music events are trying to become bigger and better, sometimes all you need to do is set something up in your own backyard. That’s exactly what happened when three friends decided to create a day that was as much about their local community, their families and their friends as it was about the music.

Down On The Farm was an all-day gathering on a farm in Balnarring on the Mornington peninsula. The purpose of the day was about having iconic Aussie bands in a rural setting with room to move; a big fire, friendly locals and chilled visitors all having an awesome time. The word of mouth invitation spread and around 250 people turned up to share in the fun as well as all the bands and volunteers involved. Continue reading