Syd rockers Sevsons have slapped together a spicy playlist for your heavy listening pleasure

Syd-based alt-rockers Sevsons have just stepped off a whirlwind east coast tour, throwing their weight behind Brissy rockers Dead Letter Circus. The four-piece have been on the up and up in local alt-rock circles over the past coupla’ years, and have already supported Aussie prog rock and metal vets Closure in Moscow, Caligula’s Horse and Circles.

If you’re a fan of Karnivool or Gyroscope you’re going to absolutely soak up these guys’ latest single, ‘Evolution’. Be prepared for the catchy riff to prick your ears from the get go, eventually intertwining with an emotive melody and uplifting chorus. For this clam, ‘Evolution’ awoke a welcome nostalgia; slinging me back into the murky waters of my teenage alt-rock/ post-hardcore phase.

As is commonplace with many tracks within the genre, ‘Evolution’ touches on mental health and personal hardship.

Evolution is an emotionally immersive and uplifting song for us. It’s a lifeline to everyone out there dealing with their own struggles; a reminder that you’re capable of overcoming those struggles and contributing positively to the world around you.

Ahead of their highly anticipated gig at local haunt Rad Bar on July 15th, Sevsons have given Pearler an exclusive peak at a playlist curated especially for those of us craving a healthy dollop of heavy rock, metalcore and hardcore punk. Cop a blast from the likes of Cancer Bats, Parkway Drive, Underoath and even a freshy from Brit post-HC band DON BROCO.

Tix are still available for Sevsons upcoming gig at Rad through good ol’ Moshtix. The lads will be playing alongside My Kind of Memory, ok hotel and Dribs – so what are you waiting for? Get clicky with it, son.

Sink your teeth into Sevsons ‘Top Heavy Tracks of ’18’ playlist below.

Featured image credit: Hayden Nixon
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Jack Biilman offers up one rendition of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ I can get behind

Blues and roots bloomer Jack Biilman is making waves across the country, currently riding a mammoth national tour off the back of the release of his latest single ‘The Hills Have Eyes’.

For some, the Canberra-based crooner bears similarity to Matt Corby, but that’s not to say he doesn’t bring a mixed bag of his own bespoke sound. His soulful single ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ spun a soothing antidote to my initial PTSD flashbacks from the 2006 slasher flick by which it shares its name.

The track boasts a John Butler Trio-esque acoustic journey with a toe-tapping percussive beat driving Jack’s bluesy vocals. His 2017 record Streams is chock full of his signature tenacious plucking, whilst retaining a lax, easy listening vibe. The titular track ‘Streams’ merges Jack’s rusty vocals with the bluesy lilt of unearthed artist Ashleigh Mannix. I’d also recommend giving ‘Own Worst Enemy’ a whirl while you’re there.

Almost halfway through his current national tour, JB has just played a run of shows down the East Coast – including a set at Cupitts Winery in Ulladulla over the weekend. No stranger to the touring life, Jack has previously shared stages with the likes of Tash Sultana and Bootleg Rascal.

Wollongongians, keep your ears pricked for Biilman’s upcoming gig at Rad Bar on August 18th, with support from Erin McMahon, Liam Wright and Jack Moon. Get your acoustic-loving mits on tix through Moshtix.

Have a squiz at the cheeky vid for ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ below, and give us a holla – I’m curious to hear what you think!

Can’t make it to Rad? No worries, folks – Jack is playing at a handful (or three) more venues on the following dates:

July 7th The Wesley Anne Melbourne
with Pat Tierney

July 19th Jindabyne Brewery Jindabyne

July 20th The Alpine Cooma

July 21st The Abbey Canberra

July  26th & 27th The Eiger Perisher

August 4th The Vic Wagga Wagga

August 5th The Bended Elbow Albury

August 10th The Captain Cook Hotel Sydney
with Erin McMahon

August 12th Hamilton Station Newcastle

August 18th Rad Bar Wollongong
with Erin McMahon, Liam Wright, Jack Moon 

Slow Turismo swerving into Rad Bar, tonight

Canberran indie-pop outfit Slow Turismo have embarked on a gran turismo of Aus, and will be steering into the Gong later this eve for a dreamy show at Rad Bar.

The guys, self-described as the ‘new Hanson, but older, one less relative, darker hair and different taste in music’, are kicking it around the traps promoting their latest single ‘Adult Baby’. It’s the band’s biggest tour to date, having veered into Melbourne, Newtown, and then back to the crispy capital after tonight’s affair.

Slow Turismo will be supported by India Sweeney and Spit Chewy, doors open @ 8. Tickets are still up for grabs via Moshtix.

Crank their latest ‘Adult Baby’ below, and get psyched for a night of uniquely crafted dream-pop.

 

Bad Pony up for a trot @ Rad Bar, June 23rd

Woah, Nelly. Syd/Melb-based outfit Bad Pony are saddling up to hit local stable Rad Bar next month. These guys are wilder than a mule in mating season; blending similar sounds from indie pop heavyweights Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix and Local Natives, with the rocky chops of Royal Blood and Muse.

Fans can expect these unbridled fillies to play a stack of freshies off their forthcoming EP, Deficiency. Oh, and if you’re stuck for a kit on the night – the lads have issued a v special request…

Lovely Wollongongians… we’re offering free entry, drinks and carrots to any duo who come dressed as a pantomime horse. We look forward to having a trot with you.

So, who wants to be my ass for the night? Tickets are still available via Moshtix.

Deficiency Tour Poster

Stonefield stoked to play @ UOW UniBar, May 26th

Stellar Aussie rock outfit Stonefield are v excited to be playing at UOW UniBar this Saturday night, accompanied by Kimono Drag Queens & Comacozer. I asked the Findlay sisters what they were most looking forward to about their brief stop on the South Coast,

We’re stoked to be coming back to Wollongong on our ‘Far From Earth Tour’. Every show we’ve played there has been a fun one.. there’s just something about little towns outside of the city.

Hailing from a small town in rural Victoria themselves, this doesn’t surprise me!

It’s Sarah’s birthday weekend too so I hope you’re all ready to party extra hard for her.. but not too hard that the police come like last time we played a headline show in Wollongong. 

Plug your ears into Stonefield‘s latest album, Far From Earth on Spotify. Tickets are still available, so what the fuzz are you waiting for? Get yours here, and show Sarah how birthdays are done down South.

City Calm Down unveil new track, add Wollongong show to ‘Echoes in Blue’ tour

Melbourne lads, City Calm Down have unveiled a fresh track ahead of stepping out on the road for their Echoes in Blue tour. ‘Pride’ was released into the wild earlier this week, hand in hand with an enigmatic video clip.

Lead singer Jack Bourke describes the track as a lyrical exploration of,

‘the feelings of lashing out at loved ones due to personal insecurities, pushing them away without explaining why.’

Which, I think, is a feeling that the vast majority of us can level with. The track itself sees Bourke’s deep crooning laid over an ambient beat and some seriously eighties-sounding synth – which could very well be why my ears are finding ‘Pride’ super reminiscent of The Smithereens ‘Blood & Roses’. If you haven’t wrapped your ears around their latest record Echoes in Blue in its entirety, then I’d highly recommend pressing play on that cherry ripe asap.

Catch the vid for ‘Pride’ below. Would love to know what you think, so drop us a line below.

And get on down to the UOW UniBar on June 23rd for the End of Exams party, tickets available through Moshtix. Supported by Woodes + IV League!

Featured image credit: Ian Laidlaw