Posted: 21 July, 2016
Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now
Image: Higgo with Gary Clark Jr
I've got some great bands coming your way in this edition of my corner.. sounds weird to say Higgo's Corner, Higgo doesn't like talking in the third person, that's not what Higgo is all about but Higgo is throwing his first party at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave on Friday 29th July, more details later.,.
The first band I wanna hit you with is a Melbourne band that's been around for nearly 15 years, born from the ashes of Justin Keenan's band Eddie Would Go. They are The Go Set. Focused around punk ethos celtic and folk rock vibes, these guys will make you think with their lyrics, empowering and political at times, and they'll make sure you're having the best fuckin time ever with an Aussie pub rock type of attitude (totally infectious). They're seven albums deep and regularly tour the UK and Europe, the States, New Zealand and Japan. Make no mistake, The Go Set rock hard, so if you dig The Dropkick Murphys, you'll dig these guys.
Check out this one from their latest album "Rolling Sound" it's called Bones.
Now for something heavier, it would be remiss of me not to include a band and people I have a load of respect for, that's Orpheus Omega. If you go back through previous columns, you'll find Be'lakor, (unbelievably great melodic death metal), and Orpheus Omega, in my opinion are every bit as good. I love what they do.
Massive riffs mixed with keys, growls, cleans (vocals) all stirred up in a pot of awesome, and they're just getting better and better. It's not just me who thinks that, these guys command great crowds wherever they play, and have supported some of the worlds biggest metal bands when they've visited Australia, most recently, touring Australia with Trivium. It's hard to know what to ask you to listen to with Orpheus, because I literally have too many favourites, so I think the best thing to do is to just start here, then let you slide the rabbit hole.
This next band is one of the many that has continued to get better and better and their live shows are OFF THE CHARTS. They are Mesa Cosa. I think it's best to quote the mythical sky monster as is stated on their own facebook page when describing this band. “Every thousand years or so, the Devil throws a party, as you well know, I'm never invited. But I hear this time around Mesa Cosa played. and. they. destroyed. EVERYTHING! Then.. every body got laid." - God
I don't think I could dare improve on such a glowing endorsement except to echo the sentiment of a previous writer who described their sound as "a mariachi band playing covers of The Stooges". It's lo-fi raw mayhem. This is a freakishly good, good time band, you'll leave exhausted from smiling and barking along to their infectious tunes. SEE THIS BAND LIVE.
Check out 666
As I stated at the start of this column, I'm throwing a party at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave on Friday 29th July, and you should definitely come along. Check it out, it's only $10, it's gunna be mad.
Until next time, KEEP IT LOUD!