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Brisbane Rockers Winchester Revival Release EP Set-Up

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Brisbane rockers, Winchester Revival, have released their brand new single titled ‘Rock In My Soul’, which follows up on their single ‘Midnight Ride’ which has streamed over 16,000 times in just shy of a month… not bad for a young band on their first official single.

Winchester Revival have been hailed by Vents Magazine as a band “packed with drums, guitars and a throbbing bass that even the more established rock bands should be green with envy” and “a band gunning for their own unique twist on the classic rock genre”. Skope Magzine describes them as “Classic Rock edge in a modern day era.”

As is the goal of Winchester Revival, ‘Rock In My Soul’ is about “how classic rock and roll died, but we’re here to revive it and give back what everyone once loved: real classic rock ‘n’ roll!”

No genre has reached the massive heights that classic rock and roll did in its heyday. Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath, these are all the founding fathers that are the foundations and core of the rhythm and the riffs for Winchester Revival’s style and influence and over the top rock ‘n’ roll. The hard-hitting four-piece – featuring Jack Dylan (Rhythm Guitarist), Dane Hogno (Drums), Josh Moore (Bass) and Max Saltmarsh (Singer/Guitarist) – formed in Brisbane in December 2019 and have developed a killer, classic rock sound that’s willing and ready to whet the appetite of any classic rocker.

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Fist Full Of Rock – with a line up of The Angels, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo & The Poor. Sydney and Brisbane, November 2021.

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Fist Full of Rock is set to deliver the ultimate line-up in Australian hard rock over 2 incredible nights, November 19 at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and November 20 at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel.

These celebrated artists need no introduction. Join The Angels, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo and The Poor for a one-off night at each venue, showcasing the quintessential setlist of Australian rock anthems.

The Angels are one of Australia’s most loved rock bands.  Formed by John and Rick Brewster in Adelaide, they have been on the road consistently since 1974 and this year celebrate the 45th anniversary of their debut single Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, a song that’s now an indelible part of Australian culture. Their catalogue includes thirteen studio albums, eight Top 10 albums, 17 Top 40 singles and further iconic songs such as No Secrets, Take A Long Line, Shadow Boxer, Marseilles, Comin’ Down, After The Rain, Face The Day, Fashion and Fame, Let The Night Roll On, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Mr Damage and many more. 

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Baby Animals burst onto the scene in 1991 with their self-titled debut album. The band was touring with Van Halen in the US when they heard the album had topped the charts, ‘Baby Animals’ spending six weeks at number one in Australia and keeping Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ out of top spot. The album went eight times platinum and won three ARIA Awards – Best Album, Best Debut Album and Best Debut Single. It was also declared one of the Top 25 albums of 1992 in UK rock bible Kerrang!, and Baby Animals performed ‘Painless’ on Late Night With David Letterman. Baby Animals later appeared in The 100 Best Australian Albums, and Suze DeMarchi was also featured in the book Rock Chicks, The Hottest Female Rockers from the 1960s to Now. “Baby Animals was like a breath of fresh air,” the book stated, “a hard-rocking band fronted by a guitar-wielding, tattooed temptress who could rock with the best of them.”

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Rose Tattoo, true rock and roll outlaws, rumbled into existence in late 1976 with a New Year’s Eve debut at Sydney’s legendary Bondi Lifesaver. The band was the vision of Pete Wells, his master plan embellished by bassist Ian Rilen. With Wells on slide guitar and Rilen on bass, Angry Anderson was recruited along with rhythm guitarist Mick Cocks and drummer Dallas “Digger” Royal and they set about destroying eardrums and venues across Australia. With the departure of Rilen in August 1977, Geordie Leach stepped in and the band’s classic self-titled debut album, produced by Vanda and Young, was released in late 1978 with the killer singles, Bad Boy for Love, Rock n’ Roll Outlaw and One of the Boys. 

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The Poor kicked off in 1986 as The Poor Boys, hailing from Darwin. On 13 June 1994 they released debut album, Who Cares, which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The lead single, “More Wine Waiter Please” reached No. 30 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and was a top ten hit in Australia. The Poor disbanded in 2000 but reformed in 2008 and issued two further albums, Round 1 (October 2009) and Round 2 (October 2010).

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FIST FULL OF ROCK DATES

 Friday November 19 – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Venue pre-sale  here
My Ticketek and General Public tickets on sale here

Saturday November 20 – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane

Pre-sale and General Public tickets on sale here
Pre-sale begins Wednesday June 16 at 9:00am, concluding at 11.59pm.

Tickets on sale Thursday June 17 from 9:00am. 

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Check out my recent interview with Dave Gleeson about the upcoming All For One 30th anniversary re-release for The Screaming Jets…

Check out a past interview with the legendary Angry Anderson chatting about the Rose Tattoo ‘Outlaws’ release from March 2020

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Horsehead announce a 2nd Melbourne show at The Corner Hotel in September

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On the first of February 2020, after a 20-year absence, Horsehead returned to the stage at The Corner Hotel, Richmond.  It took less than a week for this show to sell out and has been a highlight for many, as the following 12 months saw the world – and live music – change for all of us.

It’s time to do it all again. The band have today announced a second show for 2021, confirming Sunday afternoon, September 26 at The Corner Hotel, Richmond – tickets HERE

Check out my interview with guitarist Cam McKenzie from last year…

Horsehead – The Corner Hotel

Friday September 24 @ The Corner Hotel (currently sold to capacity)

Sunday September 26 @ The Corner Hotel, afternoon show – ON SALE NOW

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FANGZ New Single ‘Prove Me Wrong’ Fights The Good Fight Against Racism

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Following on from the warmly received release of ‘Self Medicate’, Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have today returned with their domineering new single ‘Prove Me Wrong’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).

‘Prove Me Wrong’ begins with the gripping vocals of frontman Josh Cottreau, rising persistently above a stridency of riveting guitars, intricate drums and gelling bass. The track crescendos into a roaring chorus, delivered with blistering passion and dynamic instrumentation that benevolently explores rhythmic technicality. Throughout the song’s progression, the redolent lyrics disclose an admirably challenging subject of attention.

Bassist and co-lyricist Jameel Majam talks about the meaning behind ‘Prove Me Wrong’:

“On the 25th of May 2020, George Floyd was murdered by police which sparked an uproar throughout the world. For the first time, I heard friends actually discussing and being confronted with world issues.

A close friend said, ‘I don’t see colour,’ which made me think, well, then you don’t see others experience or struggle. Another friend said, ‘The system is broken,’ instead of recognising the system isn’t broken; the system is working exactly as it was designed to. It eventually dawned on me 90% of our media is controlled by one person.

We’re taught to actively read the news growing up as that’s what ‘adults’ do and that is what ‘smart’ people do – but if we only ingest corporate media on a regular basis, then we will only be hearing one side of the story. We’re living in an age where we have the greatest access to knowledge ever – we can’t just accept everything we read. We must challenge everything, ourselves and our own perspectives.

This song was written based on the Malcolm X quote:

‘If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.’”

Jameel comes from Indian / South African descent, with his father formerly involved with the African National Congress, who pushed for rights and freedoms, including full voting rights for black and mixed-race South Africans.

To coincide with the release, FANGZ will once again hit the road on an Australian East-Coast headline tour. The three-date tour will be held across July with performances in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

This continues on from selling out all shows on their Self Medicate tour, making appearances across NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. In the live arena, FANGZ have sold out multiple headline shows and supported the likes of Comeback Kid (CAN), Cancer Bats (CAN), Gyroscope, Totally Unicorn and Bare Bones.

‘Self Medicate’ was extensively supported by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, 4ZZZ, The Faction, SYN FM, 2SER, Edge Radio, Three D Radio and PBS FM. The track also received praise from online tastemakers Maniacs, Music Feeds, HEAVY Mag, The Guardian, Hysteria Mag and Wall of Sound.

In the coming weeks, FANGZ will unveil an accompanying music video for ‘Prove Me Wrong’.

‘Prove Me Wrong’ is available worldwide now. Click to stream here.

FANGZ PROVE ME WRONG
TOUR DATES

FRI 9 JUL | GASO UPSTAIRS, MELBOURNE VIC
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SAT 10 JUL | LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
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FRI 30 JUL | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD
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