Posted: 6 May, 2016
Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now.
Welcome to the first instalment of Higgo’s corner.
It kinda feels weird saying ‘welcome’ when you’re reading something, it’s not like I’m at the door taking your jacket and showing you around somewhere is it?
I’m merely writing some words that you’ll hopefully get something out of.
I think this column will be a moving beast, rather than proclaiming it to be about this or that. It’ll be whatever takes my fancy, but it’ll always have to do with music.
So let’s begin, shall we?
There’s a lot of music out there, specifically rock music, and a myriad of ways we can access it.
Friends have paid accounts with Spotify, others with Pandora, and that’s how they like to find new music, and that’s cool. Whatever blows your hair back.
Personally (and it’ll come as no surprise) I like bringing you new stuff via radio, or via my podcast.
The sheer volume of bands and artists I’ve received music from here in Australia is so damn impressive, and for the most part, it’s brilliant, well produced world class stuff.
So I wanna throw some names at you that you maybe haven’t heard, maybe some of you have, but hopefully this will steer you in the right direction to supporting Aussie music as much as internationals.
The first band that comes to mind is Massive.
A Melbourne band that’s been around a few years now, and has had some airplay on Triple M before.
They’ve popped into my head because they’ve just release their second album, Destination Somewhere.
If you like pub rock, straight up and down dirty floors distorted guitars and screaming along to tunes, you’ll dig em.
Track to listen for is “Sinking Ship” Check them out, they’re on tour with The Screaming Jets, then heading back to Europe and the UK for a few months. Watch the video below.
"Sinking Ship" - Massive
"Sinking Ship" - Massive Video: YouTube
If you like it heavier, and I mean HEAVY, check out Brisbane band Chronolyth.
They too have just released their second album, Atrophy. It’s groove laden melodic growly goodness that needs to be listened to intently, and loudly.
Not for the faint hearted. Stand out track from Atrophy is “Marrow (to The Bone)”. I dig 'em a lot. Watch the video below.
"Marrow (To the Bone)" - Chronolyth
"Marrow (To the Bone)" - Chronolyth Video: YouTube
Another Melbourne band I have recently been introduced to is El Colosso.
As I wrote in my review of their EP, it’s MASSIVE wall-of-fuzz riffs, basslines and drums that will kick your balls up through your stomach and out the back of your head. POWERFUL.
If you like great riffs, a huge sound, 70’s vibes mixed with grunge and a killer rock voice, get all over these guys. I bloody LOVE IT. “Cannonball” is a mind bender! Watch the video below.
"Cannonball" - El Colosso
"Cannonball" - El Colosso Video: YouTube
Search these bands out on the ol’ interwebs, like their facebook pages, stay informed, and no doubt they’ll point you in new musical directions as well.
Trust me when I say, this is just the tip of the iceberg, I wanna fill your heads with so much more each week! Till then, keep it loud.