Author: Callum Doig

Review & Gallery: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 20th October 2017

As an avid fan of seven years since Option Paralysis, I’ve seen The Dillinger Escape Plan as one of the greatest, and most invigorating forces to ever be reckoned with in the entire world of music. Whether it be maniacal onstage antics, or a frenzy of frantic fretwork in their tracks to cause utter mayhem, they’ve had a way to wow audiences and inspire the aspired for twenty years. With all of this coming to a heartbreaking and highly artistic conclusion, The Dillinger Escape Plan promised to give Australia one more round of shows before all the good things...

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Live Gig Review + Photos: OSAKA PUNCH + Majora + Cityhalls, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, 14th October 2017

Every now and then here in Australia, we have one of those days where we’re graced with the opportunity to witness some of the greatest talented acts that the rest of the world have yet to catch. Luckily, Brisbanian four-piece Osaka Punch are one of many that our country are fortunate to have. With their How We Operate tour starting in Melbourne, we got to behold the magnificent band at the Evelyn Hotel with the support of Majora and Cityhalls, and here’s a little bit of what went down. The first band of the evening, who made their first...

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“Music has the power to overcome all of humanity’s differences” – An Interview with ANVIL’S Steve “Lips” Kudlow

    After forty years, Canadian trio Anvil remain as one of metal’s most dedicated groups to the genre and the world. With sixteen records of debauched and turbulent tunes of furiously heavy music under their belt, they are still taking the world by storm with nonstop touring and composing. And now, they’ll be making their exciting return to Australia next month. I got in touch with the man’s long-running frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow, who had a lot to talk about in his experience with the current tour cycle, the comparison of shows between each country around the world,...

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Live Gig Review: One OK Rock, The Corner Hotel, Richmond, Melbourne, 8th October 2017

Having considered that their first ever Australian headline tour had sold out within ten hours, I knew that there was gonna be something incredible about to happen at the Corner Hotel for One Ok Rock. The Japanese alternative rock quartet have been known to sell out quickly in stadiums across their home country, but to see them back in Australia in such an intimate venue, would be something else for the Western audience. With no proper support acts taking part in the show, the gig was supplied with a DJ under the moniker of Boffatron. Having to wait from...

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