Artist info


Rock, Punk

Sounds like

Queens Of The Stone Age, Refused, Foo Fighters

band members

Pete - Vocals/Guitar, Jayde - Bass/Vocals, Jonty - Drums


Nine Inch Nails, Biffy Clyro, Nirvana


As A Rival are a three piece rock band from Melbourne. Forming in early 2011 from a plethora of bedroom demo’s and vented frustration, it wasn’t too long before they found their sound, a mixture of punk, rock and schizophrenia. The Melbourne 3 piece headed back into the studio in 2012 to begin recording the follow up to 2011’s, ‘Reminder Designer’. The result is the 5-track EP, ‘Concerning Trends’. ‘Concerning Trends’ sees As A Rival pushing their musical boundaries. It’s loaded with a fiery salvo of punchy drums, dirty bass and exhilarating guitars fortified with potent melodies. This is their finest and most assured release to date. Live, their shows are an in your face display of musicianship, guaranteed to get your heart pumping. The single, 'Warm Gun', accompanied by the hilarious video (, is As A Rival’s first release from their EP, 'Concerning Trends'. In support of the release of ‘Concerning Trends’, As A Rival have announced a tour this July and August that will see them hit NSW, SA and VIC. TOUR Fri 12 July - THE ANNANDALE, Sydney, NSW Sat 13 July - YOURS & OWLS, Wollongong, NSW Thur 25 July - THE BRIDGE HOTEL, Castlemaine, VIC Fri 26 July – THE REVERENCE HOTEL, Footscray, VIC Fri 3 August - CROWN & ANCHOR, Adelaide, SA Fri 9 August - MUSICMAN MEGASTORE, Bendigo, VIC Sat 17 August - BARWON CLUB, Geelong, VIC Fri 24 August - NEXUS YOUTH CENTRE, Horsham, VIC Fri 11 October - THE REVERENCE HOTEL, Footscray, VIC CONTACT: e: VIDEO: STREAM:


Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

01 Jul 2013

Triple J

That huge guitar...

That huge guitar riff just smacks you in the face from the start and then it's on! For the Foo Fighters & QOTSA fans.

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

22 Mar 2013

Triple J

This is solid st...

This is solid stuff from As A Rival. Great big surging riff that doesn't let up for two and few minutes.

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21 Jul 2013


Arterial Warfare...

Arterial Warfare has become my favourite song by As A Rival. These guys are awesome!

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