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The Owls
New

Artist

The Owls

Indie, Rock (Indie, Rock, "Alternative)

Newcastle, NSW

Renaissance Bird
New

Artist

Renaissance Bird

Electronic, Indie, Punk, Rock (renaissance bird, Synth, Punk, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Thomas Reynolds
New

Artist

Jolyon Briggs
New

Artist

Jolyon Briggs

Pop, Roots

Newcastle, NSW

BENJALU
New

Artist

BENJALU

Indie, Roots

Newcastle, NSW

The Gooch Palms
New

Artist

The Gooch Palms

Indie, Pop, Rock (the gooch palms, gooch, Palms, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Nick Saxon
New

Artist

Nick Saxon

Indie, Pop, Rock (Acoustic, Indie, dreamy, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Amy Vee
New

Artist

Amy Vee

Indie, Pop, Roots (Singer Songwriter, Indie, newcastle, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Marissa Saroca

Artist

Marissa Saroca

Pop, Roots (Beyoncé, alicia keys, Beyoncé, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

The Seer

Artist

The Seer

Metal, Rock (Septicflesh, dimmu borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Local Resident Failure

Featured Artist

2009

28

Sep

Local Resident Failure

( )

Newcastle, NSW

Local Resident Failure are a punk rock band hailing from Newcastle. They'll be taking the stage at the Fat As Butter Festival in Newcastle, as selected by triple j Unearthed.

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Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?

Our music has sometimes been classed as "noise" or "crap", which in some cases is true, but most of the time we take alot of influences from bands who have had to develop their sound from years of experience and new technology throughout the years - bands such as Frenzal Rhomb, NOFX, Lagwagon, Bad Religion and Propagandhi to name a few. We just like crazy, fast, melodic songs that make you want to jump up in your bedroom, grab a hairbrush and romance yourself in the mirror.....or is that just me?

What can the Fat As Butter audience expect from your live show?

Some of the feelings the crowd might experience are as follows: happiness, sadness, laughter, nausia, puberty, headaches, confusion, hunger followed by dissapointment....that our set has finished. Oh, and we'll have shirts for sale too.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Fat As Butter?

The Hoods, The Spoon, The Tokyo, The Evans, The Juice, The Phrase, Us, and Frenzal.....oh wait, they're not playing. Whoops!!!

What’s coming up in the future?

We're going to record some demos for our debut album, but we have no money so I'm guessing it'll be out in 2011 when we get some cash together. Other than that we'll just be sitting around on our arses waiting for smitty to pay for everything....I swear we'll pay you back this time ;) We'll try and play more shows aswell...I promise.

Australian music is?

F***king awesome, when it's not immitating what is coming out of the states. If it wasn't for triple j, bands like ourselves and every other band in the country wouldn't be getting a chance against the machine that builds corporate bullshit for gullible children to inhale. I'm pretty sure triplej is responsible for breaking every band in this country, even Short Stack. I love those guys, they represent what is real in the industry today. Good hair, good tunes, good makeup. Maybe if our drummer was in that band he might get some 14 year old girl yelling at him, rather than his mum yelling at him to tell him to clean his room....oh wait, she probably does it for him.

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The Wireflys

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The Wireflys

Indie, Rock (alternative, Soundgarden, Something For Kate, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

AFRO MOSES

Artist

AFRO MOSES

Roots, Indie (Bob Marley, Bill Walters, James Brown, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Pornskas

Artist

Pornskas

Indie, Pop (madness, Specials, Derrick Morgan, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Crab Smasher

Artist

Crab Smasher

Pop, Electronic (dance, duo, Avant, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

THE CLAP

Artist

THE CLAP

Rock, Metal (Frenzal Rhomb Influenced?, Metal, beer, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

The Rum Corps

Artist

The Rum Corps

Roots, Rock (Bob dylan meets Nirvana, neil young, Alice in Chains, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Memorial Drive

Artist

Memorial Drive

Rock, Metal (The Butterfly Effect, 12 Stones, pillar, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

MurmuR

Artist

MurmuR

Rock (Johns, sounds, newcastle, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Artist

Artist

Andrew P. McLeod

Roots, Pop (Micah P. Hinson, nick drake, elliot smith, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Grant Walmsley

Artist

Grant Walmsley

Indie, Roots (john butler, ryan adams, Bob Dylan, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Mark Wells

Artist

Mark Wells

Rock, Pop (Crowded House, you am i, NFI, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

.jinn

Artist

.jinn

Rock (Mr. Bungle, Buena Vista Social Club, meshuggah, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

THE GOOD

Artist

THE GOOD

Indie

Newcastle, NSW

Sleight of Hand

Artist

Sleight of Hand

Rock, Metal (Sevendust, Deftones, The Tea Party, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

SCHLAUNCHER

Artist

SCHLAUNCHER

Rock, Metal (black sabbath, Faith No More, Sex Pistols, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

the common code

Artist

the common code

Indie, Rock (Queen, The Cars, The Cure)

Newcastle, NSW

Aroldytes Revenge

Artist

Aroldytes Revenge

Roots, Hip Hop (Aroldytes Revenge, Boulez, Revenge, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Rat Tamango
New

Artist

Rat Tamango

Indie, Rock, Roots (blues, blues rock, Psychadelic, ...)

Adelaide, SA

The Burning Roaches
New

Artist

The Burning Roaches

Punk, Rock (alternative, grunge, Lofi, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Dog Cuntz
New

Artist

Dog Cuntz

Indie, Punk (Bedroom Punk, 2 Piece, Garage, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Trash Lily
New

Artist

Trash Lily

Punk, Rock ("Alternative rock"grunge"punk rock)

Central Victoria, VIC

Bleach It Clean
New

Artist

Heath Ceccato
New

Artist

Heath Ceccato

Indie, Pop, Rock (#newcastle #pop #nsw #rock)

New England, NSW

Dumb Punts

Featured Artist

2016

19

Dec

Dumb Punts

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne trio Dumb Punts serve up punchy as tunes with their loud and raw garage punk.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound? 

Brent and Seattle moved from Bonny Hills to Melbourne and for the first few months we played in the jungle den (studio shed) and a week later we had to play a show. It all just developed from there.

What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

We inspire each other and our mates are big ones too. If you look back at '70s and '80s garage and punk music, especially in Australia, it's pretty inspiring too.

You'll be playing Falls Festival in Lorne. What can punters expect from a Dumb Punts live show?

A good time. That's what we're all about. Party and good vibes. Hopefully a bunch of dancin'.

What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?

Probably when Mum taught us not to take ourselves too seriously and that if you want something you gotta go and get it.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

I'd shove some High Voltage - ACDC cause Bon can cure it all.

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

Can't go past Daryl with Horses.

You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

We had a fundraiser show at our place and a bunch of awesome bands played in our basement, that was a sick one.

Tell us about the bands or people in your local music community that inspire you.

We live with and surround ourselves with musos and living in Melbourne means that we spend a bunch of time watching bands and doing music. It's just awesome cause Melbourne is so open to creativity and we are right in there copping that.

What are your plans for 2017?

Release our next 7-inch and then an album hopefully. Tour some more, get overseas and just keep on keeping on.

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Introvert

Featured Artist

2016

24

Oct

Introvert

( )

Newcastle, NSW

Brace yourself - these Novocastrians rock HARD!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Introvert kind of started as a trial-and-error thing, we all had completely different ideas and visions for the band’s direction and I think that’s a big reason why we hear a lot of different genres, similar bands etc that get thrown around about us! We settled on a grunge/alternative rock crossover (I guess) with our first single ‘Trip’ and just played a lot around Newcastle, supporting bigger locals, interstate bands etc. After about nine months of playing to a wide range of scenes, bands and venues we decided to take it up a notch on the heavy scale with our recently released EP ‘Old Taste’ which has definitely opened us up to a much more familiar fanbase.
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
As mentioned above, the beginnings of the band involved a big range of influences, but overall I think our biggest influences musically would be bands like Norma Jean, Basement (really cool that we had the opportunity to support them in Newcastle earlier this year), Underoath, Balance & Composure, along those lines I suppose. 
 
What can punters expect from an Introvert live show?
Our live show is fairly energetic, but definitely has a pub rock/laid back feel to it. Audie’s definitely got a trick up his sleeve with the mid set jokes which people have grown to love, haha. But yeah, overall I’d say we’re energetic and chilled at the same time. Lots of emotion, balanced with a good old joke or two!
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Liam Coleman has always told us to just slow down and not jump in head first when we’re making decisions (like recording the EP, planning release PR etc) which has paid off big time for us. He’s always been by our side ever since the idea of the band begun so I think overall he’s given us truckloads of advice, too much to remember in all honesty. (Along with being the father figure of the band)
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
‘Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again?’ by the legend himself, Reg Reagan.
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
A track by The Middle East titled ‘Blood’. Stephen chose this one, as the track is written about a person who loses their sister to cancer, it reminds him of a time where he nearly lost his to leukaemia.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Without a doubt, the hit by Men At Work titled ‘Down Under’. Anyone with a drop of Aussie culture knows it, who why wouldn’t you have a dance and a drink to it?
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
It was the Newcastle leg of Ambleside’s ‘Shape Me’ Australian Tour at Drone, a small (yet fantastic) AA venue in Newcastle. With locals Eat Your Heart Out and Pasha Bulka alongside the tour supports Hindsight and Sleep Talk, the show was definitely one of the better shows I’ve attended for a while. Great turnout, and a really good reception for the bands made it one to remember.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Newcastle music community that inspire you.
Well on the subject of bands, I’d say the local heroes Trophy Eyes have inspired all of us one way or another over the years, along with local friends who have played alongside us since day one. They’d include Pasha Bulka, Eat Your Heart Out, Raave Tapes and Dave - but honestly there’s too many to name! (Newcastle’s a small town, haha).
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2016 and in to 2017?
For the rest of the year our number one focus is definitely the tour with Birds Of Tokyo. It’s our first time out of NSW and we’re super keen to meet new people and just experience a whole different audience! Apart from that, we’re just writing new music, with plans to hopefully record and release a full length record, or a sophomore EP sometime early next year.

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