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Goose Neck @ Moshpit, 7th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Goose Neck are minus a bassist tonight, but while a few more lower frequencies would be welcome, the songs are still raw and buzzy, waking up the senses and blistering the skin.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies from the very best new Australian artists. […]

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Black Knuckles – Crush Kill Destroy Repeat

Black Knuckles crash into 2021 with predictable sound & fury in the form of this snarly little beast, taken from their ‘Crush. Kill. Destroy. Repeat.’ EP. Channeling the sainted ghost of Lemmy, it’s a pounding and relentless thrash through four minutes of neck-snapping fun. While under its influence, it’s probably a bad idea to try […]

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Pretty Uglys – Party Friends

Straight of back and shoulders squared, Pretty Uglys stride into the new year with a track that takes an optimistic approach to the missed connections of a plagued year. With a surfy sneer on its chops, it’s a sunshine-punk look ahead to a time when wild nights of daft abandon are restored, it’s a resolution […]

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The Witching Hour @ Frankie’s, 3rd Jan

SHOW NOTES “The Witching Hour may have a glinting, sharpened edge to their set but it’s tempered by the sheer mad energy they bring to it. It would be easy to do this goth-moody-meets-Metallica set and just stare at your feet as if it was all really important, but instead they bring huge energy to […]

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Week Neez @ Frankie’s, 3rd Jan

SHOW NOTES “Week Neez deliberately do not have a guitar, only a bass, which seems like heresy here at Frankie’s. It’s not a subtraction though, it’s a multiplication – it allows them to somehow slam down heavy and fast tracks with massive punk chops, but also gives them the freedom to explore samples and grooves […]

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Indigo Point @ Frankie’s, 3rd Jan

SHOW NOTES “Indigo Point carry some twitchy, enthusiastic tunes around in their bag, some with precise and surgical guitar lines, some with Sabbath-y thumping, and some – notably ‘The Border’ – which jump around like their lives depend on it. Boing boing.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist […]

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Bad Moon Born @ Frankie’s, 27th Dec

SHOW NOTES “Bad Moon Born drop the set we need tonight – yeah, it’s distanced but yeah, it’s right up in your face. This is a monstrous set, built like the side of a barn, and as loud as a jackhammer into the side of your head. New stuff, old stuff, the occasional cover – […]

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Rawrus Tongue @ Frankie’s, 27th Dec

SHOW NOTES “Rawrus Tongue may well be playing the only live notes in anger across the whole city tonight, and none are held back. We are shredded, whaled, hammered, given touches of Crue and Queens, and generally beaten around the head. You could line up for vaccines or just get in line at Frankies – […]

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🏆 Best Artist Of 2020

Many bands have blown me away this year, and it’s a tough call to pick just one gem from the treasure chest on offer. It was particularly hard to look past Bugs and Tired Lion, for instance, who both put out some magnificent music to light up a dismal year. However, for their songs, for […]