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Hoss is a hard rock band based in Melbourne, Australia. One of a string of 90s hard rock bands on Melbourne's Dog Meat Records that included the Powder Monkeys and Splatterheads, Hoss was primarily a vehicle for the songs of front man, Joel Silbersher. Silbersher also makes solo records, collaborated with guitarist Charlie Owen under the name of Tendrils and tours as a backing musician with acts such as Tex Perkins and the Dirty Three.
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www.myspace.com Iowa: a place, sure, but also a state of mind. It’s a place somewhere between shoegaze and psychedelia, a spacious soundscape of reverb, feedback and dirty, dirty fuzz that could have provided a home for everyone from Spacemen 3 to the Jesus & Mary Chain. And it’s a state of mind shared by the Melbourne three-piece of the same name.
Formed in 2006, the Straight Arrows are a studiously authentic take on the glory days of 60s garage rock. From Sydney, Australia, they feature members of local acts such as the holy soul and The Red Riders. Doing their best to re-invent The Sonics, the Straight Arrows don't fail.
Burying '60s sing-alongs and dance crazes beneath waves of reverb and giddy thud, Ty Segall has carved out his own shelf in the neo-psych garage alongside SF compatriots and collaborators Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees. As an exploration of the space between Cro-Magnon fuzz and atmospheric acoustic psych, Ty Segall continues to crank out the best new garage rock from San Francisco. Ty Segall is the lead singer of Epsilons, the drummer for Traditional fools, the drummer every once in a while for Party Fowl, and as of February 2009, an occasional guitarist/drummer for Sic Alps.
British India is an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band is comprised of Declan Melia (vocals, guitar), Nic Wilson (guitar), Will Drummond (bass) and Matt O'Gorman (drums). The band is notable for their single "Tie Up My Hands", taking the number one spot in the jtv music television programme, with their debut album Guillotine produced by Harry Vanda. Guillotine was also nominated for Triple J's J Award in 2007 and in December of that year British India won the AIR Award for 'Best New Independent Artist'.
Royal Republic is a Swedish rock band formed in Malmö in late 2007. The band consists of guitarist/lead singer Adam Grahn, guitarist Hannes Irengård, bass guitarist Jonas Almén and drummer Per Andreasson. In late 2008 the band began recording their first album at Beach House Studios in Malmö, Sweden, with producer Anders Hallbäck. The album was completed in 2009 and all songs were mixed at ToyTown Studios by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Europe, Def Leppard, etc.).
In response to the rise of reality television & the emerging ban on all culturally seditious behaviour, a psychobilly pop band called The Henchmen began hiring out halls & warehouses, putting on seditious showcases of reckless abandon disguised as 'parties'.
At first nobody came. even their closest friends and family disassociated from this reckless band of loners & outcasts. So in 2004 they moved from the relative safety of Canberra and spread their 'party' across the national landscape, performing everywhere from Brisbane to Adelaide.
Black Flag meets Fugazi.