Posted: 30 June, 2016
Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now
Image: Higgo with Gavin Rossdale of Bush
Before I get cracking on some cracking Aussie bands, I’m throwing a party and I want you to be there.
Friday 15th July at Cherry Bar, Higgo’s Heavy Cherry VI is happening and you’re invited.
I’ve got three brilliant bands playing (which I’ve spoken about before in this very column) Envenomed, Vanishing Point and Black Majesty.
These nights are always jam packed and a hell of a lot of fun.
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See you there.
First band I wanna lay on you is a Melbourne band called Acolyte. Morgan-Leigh Brown, lead singer and songwriter first sent me their video for Perceptions over a year ago and I was instantly impressed.
Since then, like almost every ambitious band, members change and things get a touch side tracked until you find the right legends who share the same vision. The great news is, the band is complete, and they’ve kept working hard and have their debut album, Shades Of Black, out August 12th which I can’t wait to hear. In the meantime, check out the first single from it, The Message. Trust me, you’ll listen to it more than once.
There was a town I once lived in, where I didn’t realise how healthy the heavy music scene was. Well maybe it wasn’t as healthy 12 years ago as it is now, none the less, Adelaide has some crushing bands that you may not know about. Se Bon Ki Ra are one such band. Their album, In The Wake Of Change, is HUGE, and was my introduction to them, and I’ve raved about them ever since. RIFFS for days, super heavy, huge energy at their live shows and jams that smash your ears and senses into smithereens as you soak it in. I love catching these guys live whenever I can, because they epitomise what it’s like to be in a band playing live. They love it, and it’s infectious. For lovers of Lamb Of God, Pantera and just kick arse metal.
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Heading west again, Perth is responsible for some word class talent, and progressive metal band Voyager, are in the upper upper echelon as far as I’m concerned. It’s hard to know where to start when talking about this band, because I’ve been living with their albums for a while now and I always change favourites. Another problem is, there’s such diversity in what they do, there’s no ONE way to give you an example of what they’re like, if you know what I mean. You really need to dive into this band to see why they keep getting asked to do things like Progpower in the US and soon they’ll be supporting Deftones and Karnivool in Australia. But again, those achievements are just scratching the surface. The musicianship this band possesses is mind blowing, their live shows are brilliant, and I can’t praise them enough. Enter the rabbit warren with this latest single from them, you’ll be down there a while I’m sure.
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If you’re in a band and want to be featured in Higgo’s Corner, send me your stuff and Ill check it out for sure. Any genre, if it’s good, I’ll spread the word! email@example.com
Don’t forget to check out the Spotify that Cassie has put together too, and until next time.
Keep It Loud. Higgo