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The Vulpine

The Vulpine is a local based Melbourne band that specialises in alternate rock. Ranging from ballady to all out rock, this 4 piece outfit can shift from the quietest chord to the loudest riff with harmonic excellence. Each member has had years of musical experience, having played gigs ranging from the Hi-Fi bar to the Locker room. Even though the band has only recently formed, each member brings their own experience and technical achievement to complete the band’s complex and moody style.

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Spit Syndicate

Heralded by many throughout the scene as Australian hip hops next big thing, Spit Syndicate, comprised of MCs Just Enuf and Nick Lupi, have garnered a wealth of hype in recent months. The Sydney duos brand new promotional mixtape, The Futures Bright, showcases the reason for this, presenting a refreshing, high-quality and truly promising collection of music which is sure to only accelerate the buzz.

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The Basics

(There is more than one artist by this name - this article refers to Australian band "The Basics" who have released the records 'Keep Your Friends Close', 'Stand Out/Fit In', 'Call It R&B', 'For Girls Like You' and 'Get Back') The Basics, whose musical style could loosely be described as heavily referencing 60s pop and rock (such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks etc) with elements of rock 'n' roll, reggae and rhythm and blues mixed in,were formed after Kris Schroeder and Wally de Backer met at a party in Melbourne.

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Kingswood

KINGSWOOD are a four-piece slab of classic indie rock from Melbourne Australia consisting of Fergus Linacre (lead vocals), Alex Laska (lead guitar & backing vocals), Jeremy Hunter (bass & vocals) and Justin Debrincat (drums & backing vocals).

After touring the east coast with Stonefield and The Delta Riggs, packing out the Northcote Social Club and other venues in their own right and their first and second singles "Yeah Go Die" and "Medusa" receiving high rotation on Triple J, the band are stoked to release their eagerly anticpated 'Change of Heart' EP.

2012 will be a massive year for KINGSWOOD, so be sure to experience them live when you get the chance.

They Said It...

Gemma Pike (triple j)
"QOTSA-eqsue with an über rock break down. Looking forward to more."

Jaymz Clements (Editor - triple j magazine)
"KINGSWOOD are the perfect blend of rip-snorting, muscular rock that claims Josh Homme as its patron saint, and melodic stoner punk – Yeah Go Die is a sublime, brawny rush and should see them stomping all over the pansy-tight jeaned poseur jerks who've somehow appropriated rock'n'roll from its sweaty, kick-arse origins."

Rosie Beaton (triple j)
"Rock on KINGSWOOD! Yeah Go Die is a pumping tune, whip lashing indeed and very stoner-rock."

Nathan Wood (V-Music)
"KINGSWOOD's Yeah Go Die is a stripped down, no bullshit punch in the face of everything that's rock. There's no computers, no synths, no production tricks – just a bunch of dudes playing their instruments hard, fast and loud. If you want to take your shirt off, let your gut hang out, pound a beer and blow an ear drum, then get this, load up and let loose."

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Mondo Rock

Mondo Rock were an 80s institution in popular Australian rock, a big draw on the live circuit who charted numerous hits. The band was formed in late 1976 by frontman Ross Wilson and went through various line-up changes to start with. They reform from time to time to play (including in April 2007). The most famous line-up consisted of prolific songwriters Ross Wilson (ex Daddy Cool) and guitarist Eric McCusker (who luckily pestered Wilson to let him join, doing three auditions, after the initial outing of Mondo Rock had lost momentum) as well as Paul Christie on bass (ex-Kevin Borich Express...

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The Mess Hall

The Mess Hall are a two-piece rock and roll combo based in Sydney, New South Wales that formed in 2001. Widely respected for their live shows, The Mess Hall have toured Australia extensively both in their own right and supporting bands such as You Am I, Jet and The Strokes. They have also toured the US and Japan, notably with fellow Sydney band, Wolfmother. Outside the driving drums and guitar of The Mess Hall, singer/guitarist Jed Kurzel is an acoustic artist of some note. Drummer Cec Condon is a veteran of the Brisbane music scene.

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Songs

Songs are a Sydney based band (featuring members of New Zealand's post-punk wailers This Night Creeps and Ela Stiles of sisterly-duo The Said Sos) that do only simple things. From their single-syllable handle to their hand-drawn artwork to their music itself; it all has to be simple. Born in mid-2007, Songs have only been playing to the public as of this year (2008). They have signed a deal with Sydney label Popfrenzy (home to other acts such as The Gossip, Black Mountain, Jeremy Jay, The Ruby Suns and a whole bunch more) and have since played shows with Deerhunter...

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