• SCUL HAZZARDs + Let Them Sink/July shows

    14 Jul 2010, 07:41 by kabukiboy

    Scul Hazzards first full length release, previously only available on vinyl is now available digitally via itunes and all those other funky downloading websites that folks might use.

    (you can also add it to your last.fm radio player)



    "Let Them Sink is the first proper full-length from former Brisbane based Scul Hazzards. After releasing a couple enticing EP’s through Australian label Valve in ’06 and ’07, Let Them Sink came with high expectations on my end. Released earlier this year through Rejuvenation on vinyl, the album delivers mightily with an abrasive blast of noisy post-punk through twelve tracks. The guitars manage to slip between thick rumbling feedback and razor sharp trebly edge that at times sound like their rattling off the walls of a dimly lit cellar all the while being propelled by the repetitious thud of bass in the forefront.

  • Sounds Of Spring - RNA Showgrounds

    13 Oct 2008, 04:54 by Dsthenes

    Sat 11 Oct – Sounds Of Spring
    Sounds of Spring
    RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
    October 11, 2008

    My bits of the review of Sounds of Spring festival that I helped write for Fasterlouder. The whole piece can be found here.

    The Butcher Birds quickly display just how well they’ve integrated new drummer Donovan with a more muscular attention-grabbing tone to their toffee-drone melodies. The real surprise, though, is Donovan abruptly stealing vocal duties from Stacey for a screamy number mid-set. The contrast is stark – and it works. Perhaps it’s a sign of things to come?

    “This song is called It’s Getting Worse ” indie-folkster Laura Imbruglia tells the milling crowd. “It’s not a reflection on the day, it’s just a song.” One hopes that after the hour-long gates delay debacle that she’s right. She backs her optimism with a fine set of gentle acoustic numbers – highlighted by the off-the-wall lyrical acid trip that is Magical Washing Machine – that hold their own against the raucous rock drifting…
  • Iron On -- The Zoo

    15 Dec 2007, 08:35 by Dsthenes

    Sat 8 Dec – Iron On, Violent Soho, butcher birds

    Iron On played a super gig to launch their new EP The Verse, with fellow Brisbane locals Butcher Birds and Violent Soho in support. I took photos! You can check them out at Fasterlouder.com.au.