DEFTONES TOURING THIS NOVEMBER
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
KARNIVOOL AND VOYAGER
Following a massively popular run of shows through Western Australia in April, heavy music monoliths KARNIVOOL will embark on a run of East Coast headline dates through June and July. These will be the band’s only headlining shows until their their much anticipated fourth LP is completed.
Photographer: David Jackson
10 years ago an unknown band from Perth, Western Australia pooled their very limited resources and questionable facial hair, and got to work on their debut album. Recorded in various spaces, in various ways, with a slightly varying line-up, they borrowed gear, they borrowed money, they borrowed space and they used some tunings that perhaps haven’t been heard again. The band were KARNIVOOL and the album that had so much blood, sweat, tears (and god knows what else) expended on it in those early hours was THEMATA.
Review by Scott Singh
Again comes that time of year where a mixture of locals and people from out of the state come together for a chilly day of good music at Groovin The Moo 2014 held at The University of Canberra. There was a clear distinction of who was a local and who wasn’t based on the apparel worn to combat the weather. Though, despite where you came from, the festival provided enough musical diversity to satisfy anyone’s quota for the day.
To start the day, Sweet Shoppe opened with a short but tenderising set that did intrigue many festival goers as they started their day. With a hypoactive sounds that sports a gifted female vocalist, the set was a great representation of the local talent coming from Canberra. It is always encouraging when locals make the effort to come out and support the band they enjoy at the start of the day.
Photographer: Annie Wilson – Amped Photography
Review: Billy Geary
When Sound Awake was released in 2009, Karnivool began to receive acclaim on an international scale, with the record’s more expansive sound resonating with fans of progressive music worldwide. It was a huge step forward for the band when compared to their debut, signalling their establishment as one of Australia’s most innovative bands. Appropriately titled, Asymmetry sees the band change tack again – moving towards a sound of dissonance and adventure, while still retaining the melody of their past releases.
Review by Billy Geary
Smart, unique alternative rock is becoming somewhat of a rarity in today’s music industry. Only a handful of bands such as Manchester Orchestra, Karnivool and Thrice are prepared to branch out and try something different and still retain an inherent accessibility about them. Given the ever increasing saturation of music worldwide, it often takes something quite special to break out of the rut and create something truly interesting and captivating. What Texan quintet Fair To Midland have achieved with their fourth album Arrows and Anchors, however, is just that Continuing on from where their breakthrough album Fables From a Mayfly left off, Fair To Midland have put together an outstanding album of eclectic rock music, albeit in a heavier fashion this time around. Arrows and Anchors is the natural progression from Fables… in that it improves the band’s overall sound while still retaining what made its predecessor such an excellent release. Tracks such as the utterly magical ‘Golden Parachutes’ and ‘Short Haired Tornado’ are perfect examples of this. In fact, the chorus of ‘Golden Parachutes’ is arguably one of the best rock choruses this year, let alone on the album. Praise must be given to vocalist Darroh Sudderth who possesses one of the best voices in rock music today, as displayed in the aforementioned songs.
Interview: Denis Semchenko
Off the back of a national tour with Karnivool, MM9 hit the road with their headline ‘Let It Take Over’ National tour which sees the band playing throughout October/November 2010.
MM9’s vocalist Daniel Sutherland (DS) took some time out for LifeMusicMedia (LMM)…
LMM: First of all, are you guys looking forward to heading up to QLD and playing gigs?
DS: We love playing any shows in QLD…the shows and the people are always awesome.
LMM: Also, are you excited about your forthcoming One Movement showcase in Perth?
DS: Just a wee bit..haha…we’re playing over 2 nights. We figure it’s going to be a great opportunity for something? You can never tell in this industry… Continue reading