Author: Callum Doig

Album review: Live at Masters of Rock – Korpiklaani

To be honest, I’m a little jealous of those that live in the Scandinavian region. Not just because of how many incredible bands come from their continent, but also because of how solid and top notch they are in executing the music that they all incarnate. That being said, Korpiklaani have represented their hometown of Lahti, Finland for well over twenty years, with nine full-length studio records’ worth of material to share to the world. Seeing as many worldwide have regarded them as a festival favourite, Korpiklaani have given those that have yet to be among the hundreds of...

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LIVE REVIEW: Death Grips, Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia, 5 August 2017

Though they’re quite possibly the most talked about band around while avoiding both the media and performing arena or stadium shows, Death Grips have been nothing short of a complex and genial trio in music. With the band returning to Australia for their first headline tour ever after their 2013 Big Day Out appearance, Death Grips managed to have the entire Aussie leg sold out in just two hours. So, I went ahead and caught the Californian Industrial hip-hop trio at the first Melbourne show at the Prince Bandroom to see what was about to go down. It didn’t...

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Live Review: Drown This City and Supports @ The Workers Club, Fitzroy, July 22nd, 2017

So many local acts on the rise, so many to keep up with, so little time. It’s incredible to see more and more of them get some spotlight, day after day. Drown This City has already been off to a great start, having started in 2015, with the following year seeing the release of their debut EP “False Idols”. Now, with a new single, and more material being carved up, Drown This City announced a small Australian tour in support of the new track Bend/Break. I went over to The Workers Club in Fitzroy to see what the electronic...

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Live Review: ’68 + Supports, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, July 21st 2017

Musical duos aren’t exactly a rarity, but discovering them for the first time is quite like finding treasure, especially how acts such Deap Vally, White Stripes and Royal Blood have put out some bangers over the years. Another one that deserves the spotlight is Atlanta-based two-piece ’68, featuring Josh Scogin (ex-The Chariot) and Michael McClellan (ex-Becoming the Archetype), who’ve been returning on a yearly basis, so far. But now, touring for their most recent studio effort “Two Parts Viper”, and to have a headline show all to themselves, ’68 was determined to bring one hell of a show to...

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Album Review: DEAD CROSS – Dead Cross

Mike Patton has a very special habit of projectile vomiting new material almost every year with either a new band of his, or through an older project. Now, returning with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo once again, the two recruit Retox members Justin Pearson (The Locust) and Michael Crain for this huge doozy of a record. Together, they’re united as one of the most schizophrenic groups of the year – Dead Cross, who will be releasing their exhilarating debut studio LP at the beginning of August. Probably the greatest thing about this new supergroup is the fact that all four...

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