True Aussie talent from the Down Under-ground!
How often have you been lucky enough to see a young band in your local scene go on to bigger and better things nationwide or even on an international scale? Most major cities have thriving music scenes from pop to rock to metal to hardcore and whatever other genre you can think of in between. But how else can those bands get to that next step? That's where producer DW Norton (ex-Superheist) comes in overseeing the first volume of a two disc set of unsigned Aussie rock and metal acts aimed purely at providing those acts with some much needed exposure on a bigger scale.
The first disc is the 'Rock' part of the album's title which features 19 of Australia's unsigned acts - straight up rock to emo to groove to funk to fuzz and everything else rock like - all represented by Role Model (Remains Today), Avalon Drive (7 Minutes), Rook (Fiction), Tripgauge (Axe In The Hip), Seven (Midday Stick Up), Silver Sound Theorem (Mountains), The View (Home), Emeny Of? (Blind Desire), Baby 8 (I Want To Spend), Sounds Of Coma (Shock And Awe), Head (Blind Faith), Jika (Mozambique), Kong (Home), Mixing Breed (She's My Baby), Impartial (Thoughts Of The Way Down), Mike Pizzey And The Elephant Theorem (Sandman), Line Of Departure (Transcripts), Intergrade (Bleak Existence) and Fringo (Summer Switch).
The second disc, the 'Metal' component, showcases 17 of Australia's unsigned metal acts across a several genres. What you will find is King Mungi (Come To Me), Tension (Coma), Infernal Method (Change Blindness), Burns Unit (Blackout), Double Dragon (Fatalities), The Jonestown Syndicate (Fool For Love, The Science Between Me And Desire), Potential Citizens (Dedicated To Me), Anxiety Whispers (Broken Toys), Rimend (Vigilante), Drop-Gauge (Hide And Speak), Alpha State (Feed), Coma Lies (Walk With Shadows), Black Royale (Time Bomb), 13 Monkeys (Between The Lines), Uncore (The One), Sydonia (And We Thought He Was Mad), With Intent To Destroy (I) and an extreme semi-black metal unlisted bonus track that rounds things out.
This two disc set is a fantastic vehicle for supporting and promoting our local scenes from around the nation. There's something for every one across both discs and I'd be surprised if anyone didn't find a band or two on here that they wanted to hear more from. I know I certainly did.
(Faultline Records/The Record Company/Shock Distribution)