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Counting Silence Release Debut EP ‘Faraday’

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Melbourne-based alternative rockers Counting Silence have unleashed their dynamic new EP, ‘Faraday’ – which features the debut single of the same name. The EP was recently premiered via AAA Backstage.


‘Faraday’ is a collection of diverse rock tracks that build, twist and turn. They hold a sense of curiosity. And they display a style that’s dynamic, heavy and complex, but also uniquely approachable. It’s a style that Counting Silence are making their own.


The band brings together four life-long musicians who want to write music that’s free from limitations and genre stereotypes. Singer Chris Fullwood, guitarist Wayne Bauman, bassist Eric Stock and drummer John Rankin want to engage and surprise fans of heavy, melodic music. And they’ve got the musicianship, experience and passion to do just that.


The band recently premiered the EP’s title track, ‘Faraday’, via The Music, and it has since been aired on more than 50 radio stations across Australia, including Triple M.

“It lulls you into a vibe… and then just smacks you in the face!”
Dave ‘Higgo’ Higgins – Triple M


Counting Silence’s debut EP ‘Faraday’ is available for download and streaming on all major online platforms.




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Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

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Dave Gleeson and The Screaming Jets need no introduction, having taken the Aussie music scene by the scruff of the neck over 30 years ago, cementing their spot as one of the absolute Rock N Roll powerhouses in the decades since.

C’Mon the track that opened up this latest Podcast Episode was the song that may have been your  first taste of The Jets, but it was debut album All For One and Better that introduced the band to the masses.

Celebrating it’s 30 year anniversary this year, The Screaming Jets have just announced a re-release of All For One, with re-recorded versions, as well as a National Tour that kicks off in July through October that will see that legendary album played from start to finish.

I had the pleasure of recently chatting with frontman Dave Gleeson where we talked memories of the “electricity” recording All For One in Paradise Studios, Sydney, The Jets finding their place in a rock world that saw them playing with Pearl Jam at their first ever L.A show – to supporting hair metal band KIX.  For those hanging for a new studio album from The Jets, Dave has some news for you there as well…

Be sure to head over to The Screaming Jets website to check out a bunch of cool pre-order options for the All For One Release and grab your tickets to one of the shows coming to a City near you!

THE SCREAMING JETS ALL FOR ONE
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES – 2021

GENERAL ON SALE – 10AM FRIDAY 23RD APRIL

JULY
THU 8 – WALLABY HOTEL, MUDGEERABA, QLD  (tickets here)
FRI 9 – MUSIC IS LIFE FESTIVAL, BILOELA, QLD (tickets here)

AUGUST 
FRI 13 – FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE, WA (tickets here)
SAT 14 – CHARLES HOTEL, PERTH, WA (tickets here)
FRI 20 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE, QLD (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 21 – BRIBIE ISLAND HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND, QLD (tickets here)
FRI 27 – CENTRAL HOTEL, SHELLHARBOUR, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 28 – REVESBY WORKERS, REVESBY, NSW (tickets here)

SEPTEMBER
FRI 3 – GATEWAY HOTEL, GEELONG, VIC (tickets here)
SAT 4 – COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SOUTH MORANG, VIC (tickets here)
FRI 10 – YOUNG SERVICES CLUB, YOUNG, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 11 – BATHURST PANTHERS, BATHURST, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 17 – BELMONT 16S, BELMONT, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 18 – SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 24 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 25 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)

OCTOBER 
FRI 8 – THE BRIDGEWAY HOTEL, ADELAIDE, SA (tickets here)

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Pacific Avenue unveil new single ‘Easy Love’ and accompanying “sugary” video clip

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“Oh my, savour those sweet heavenly harmonies, that scorching guitar solo and classic vibes.  I have a feeling Pacific Avenue are going to make their hometown of Kiama, worldwide famous.”
Scott Smith

Following on from their well-received single ‘My Hero’, Kiama-based indie-rock quartet Pacific Avenue have just revealed their authentic new single ‘Easy Love’ – produced and mixed by Jack Nigro (TOTTYThe Sea Gypsies, Vacations), and mastered by Leon Zervos (The Jungle GiantsAmy SharkHoly Holy).

‘Easy Love’ opens with crunchy guitars, tranquil drums and stoic bass, before the cherubic vocals of Harry O’Brien add to the gracefully rich texture of the song. A dynamically expressive verse makes way for an impassioned chorus complete with delicate vocal harmonies and a touching lead guitar line. Paying homage to their influences with an exquisite solo and an extensive outro, the song’s message touches on the simple intricacy of love.

O’Brien talks about the story behind ‘Easy Love’:

“Whilst love can be an entirely complicated mess, it’s also the easiest thing we do. Running into someone, unexpectedly at that, and finding that you don’t need to try being anyone but yourself, is a very sweet thing and is something that’s worth holding on to. Regardless of who you are, love is love, and that’s what we hope to convey through the song and the video clip.”

Alongside the release of the track is the wistful accompanying music video – filmed, directed, and edited by Tasman Wilson. Shot predominantly in Kiama on 16mm film, creating an antiquated aesthetic, the clip features footage of the band members doing random acts of kindness for their community locals and cruising adventurously in a vintage Pontiac, punctuated with the nostalgic scenery of live performances and young couples frolicking and partying. The vibrant candidness of the video is a nod to the song’s message that love has no limits and can be found in a myriad of ways.

“A lot of thought and work would go into the shots as lighting and movement had to be spot on due to limited amount of film,” explains O’Brien. “Although it was quite a meticulous process, we managed to film the majority of the clip in one day, starting at 5am in the morning and ending at midnight. Safe to say we were exhausted by the end.”

To coincide with the release, the band will embark on an Australian headline tour, playing shows in AdelaideFremantleMelbourneBrisbane, and Sydney. This continues on from an earlier East-Coast run of shows, including a sold-out Lansdowne Hotel performance, and relentless regional touring, having shared stages with Ruby FieldsOcean AlleyThe Wombats (UK), SkeggsLime CordialeThelma PlumTash SultanaBritish IndiaMissy HigginsThe Vanns, and San Cisco. They have also appeared on the main stages at Australian boutique festivals Lost Paradise, and Yours And Owls

Previous singles have been widely embraced by the likes of SpotifyApple MusicPileratsNMELife Without AndyCool AccidentsThe SoundcheckForte MagAAA Backstage, and Happy Mag. They have also seen radio support from triple jtriple j UnearthedFBi RadioSYN FMRadio Adelaide2RRRPBS FM, and Aussie Music Weekly.

‘Easy Love’ is available worldwide now.

PACIFIC AVENUE ‘EASY LOVE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FRI 28 MAY | GRAVE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA
SAT 29 MAY | MOJO’S BAR, FREMANTLE WA
FRI 4 JUN | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 18 JUN | WEST ROOM, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 2 JUL | OXFORD ARTS, SYDNEY NSW

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PREMIERE: Melbourne rockers Shotgun Mistress deliver explosive new single ‘Bleed Me Out’, out May 3

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Melbourne legends Shotgun Mistress release their first track for 2021, Bleed Me Out, another explosive dose of hard rock that reaffirms the band’s trademark style of blistering riffage and raucous energy. That’s now four monster anthems that have been lifted from their forthcoming debut album due out in 2021 on Crusader Records.

2020 was a write off for some, but the Mistress made some remarkable chart and radio play gains, solidifying its position as one of the emerging faces of new Australian hard rock. Bleed Me Out is set to repeat the considerable impact of previous singles—Save Me From Myself (#1 iTunes Rock Charts), Glorious Machine (#1 iTunes Rock Charts) and Collide (#4 iTunes Rock Charts). Whilst the Aussie heritage of the likes of The Poor & The Screaming Jets runs through the bands DNA, it’s channelling the equal parts hedonistic swagger of Velvet Revolver and the sleazy rawness of Buckcherry that gives the bands songs their undeniable appeal.

Click to pre-save Bleed Me Out here

Bleed Me Out will smack you in the face with it’s stark visual imagery of the lyric, a pummelling rhythm section and the hyperkinetic mind-bending fire of the guitars—feats of spellbinding dexterity performed by the band’s world-renowned guitarist Matt Wilcock (voted top 100 metal guitarists of all time).
Bleed Me Out confirms Shotgun Mistress’s flightpath—a soaring trajectory straight up to the next level to launch an unstoppable presence onto the global rock stage.

For those of you in Victoria, be sure to catch Shotgun Mistress on their upcoming Victorian Mini May Tour, all the details right below…

Shotgun Mistress – The Victorian Mini May 2021 Tour

SATURDAY MAY 1ST – FEAST LIVE, THE CENTRAL CLUB
293 Swan St, Richmond
With Karly Jewell Band & Stonetrip

FRIDAY MAY 14TH – TONIC BAR
54 Bull St, Bendigo
With Stonetrip & The Mercy Kills

FRIDAY MAY 21ST – VOLTA
15 Field St, Ballarat Central
With Stonetrip & The Mercy Kills

SATURDAY MAY 22 – THE WORKERS CLUB –
51 – 55 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
EAT THE DAMN ORANGE ALBUM LAUNCH

SATURDAY JUNE 5TH – WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
524 Lygon St, Brunswick East
With The Stripp

Tix on sale at eventbrite.com.au

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