Video: Drunk Mums – Nanganator

Hot off the press! It’s the new one from Drunk Mums, and it’s a fucking belter! Who would’ve thunk that a bunch of blokes out Melbourne with an affinity for punk rock, mullets and previous hitz titled “Rubbing Your Gums” and “Switchblade Stoned”, would have an affinity for Nangs? Man, these guys are full of surprises!

Besides being an absolutely kickarse song to punch some nitrous oxide to, the video is a demonic VHS ode to washing machines, police brutality and blowing shit up. Especially acoustic guitars. Fuck acoustic guitars.

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Playlist: Hand Games #20

Another month, another Hand Games mix, which is again totally free. That’s right, this mixtape of amazing music costs less money than my dignity.

There’s an absolute killer mix of tunes on here this month. Most notably, there’s the new one from Total Control, ‘Flesh War’. This song is the equivalent of a post-punk orgasm. It’s too good to be true, and it exists in a $0 format. There’s also the gobsmacking, riot-inducing ‘Plastic’ from Drunk Mums, and some lovely indie rock pastures courtesy of King Single, a side project of Bare Grillz/Lenin Lennon dude Robert Nedeljkovic. And I can’t forget the haunting murder-esque ‘Drone Transitions’ from Ela Stiles, that song is pure shivers up your spine.

But things would be boring if it was just guitars all the time, no matter how excellent those guitars were. That’s were the electronic and pop spectrum of Hand Games comes in. There’s killer tracks on here by Yon Yonson and Sex On Toast, the latter holding a pure sex vibe that would rival even the great Donny Benet. There’s also a beautifully tumbling shuffler courtesy of Yujen, entitled ‘Try It Over (feat. Chet Faker)’, and Sui Zhen has an adorable song called ‘Pipe Dreams’ that takes its cues from Grimes and Rainbow Chan, which is code for ‘this song is a guaranteed amazing one’.

Finally, the new Midnight Juggernauts side-project Turkish Prison features with the track ‘Ancient City Rebuilt’, Klo gets the slow jam hearts pounding, and Milwaukee Banks has a heavy flow and dark synth thing going on that’ll get fans of FISHING overtly excited. Overall, pretty fucking amazing mixtape.

 

Top 5 Records w/ Drunk Mums

One of my favourite stories to tell is the time I saw Drunk Mums for the first time. If you’ve hung out with me for more than ten minutes, you know this story. But fuck it, this is the Internet, and nothing is sacred. So I’ll tell it again.

It was just after my 18th birthday, and Drunk Mums were playing a show. I was at some party, because I somehow got invited. At said party, a fuckload of tequila was ingested, but whatever, I’m a rock ‘n’ roll dude. I was feeling good, so I got on the train to go see my first rock n roll show as a mature, voting citizen of Australia. However, once I reached the gig, the tequila reached me. I became a spewing, sobbing mess, curled in an alleyway of Sydney whilst Sun God Replica destroyed eardrums a storey above me (good band, check ’em out). I somehow made it past the sentries guarding the doors, and managed to watch a few songs of Drunk Mums, before getting kicked out and somehow getting home, only to wake up to the worst hangover. Ever. Seriously, ever.

I’m going to get a second opportunity to catch Drunk Mums in the flesh real soon, on May 29th at Frankie’s Pizza. You should go too, because Drunk Mums are one of the coolest rock n roll bands in Aus, despite my short-lived drunken encounter with them. And because Adam Ritchie, the frontman with the best mullet in Aus is a hero, he agreed to talk about his Top 5 Records.

Theme: Top 5 Records to Get Drunk To

Preface:

To start of with, this is a list of what influences me in DRUNK MUMS. I listen to a whole variety of music and intently try not to be involved with one genre.

This being said, that makes it even harder to pick only 5 records that I really enjoy. Many of these are staples and though I might not listen to these every day or even every week for that matter, they rule. I hope you think they rule too-Adam Ritchie, Bass Wizard and  Throat Conjurer

The Angels – Face to Face (1978)

Australian legends. From start to finish this record bangs out massive rock and roll attitude. These guys helped define the OZ ROCK genre. In a sea of shit that comes out Australian bands these days, I always come back to this to help restore any dignity that gets scraped from my eardrums in Australia’s overcrowded musical garbage dump.

The Damned – DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED (1977)

First heard this as an early teenager and it changed my whole perspective on music. I threw Silverchair in a fire pit, spat on it, bought safety pins and became a brat. This record definitely inspired all of my peers at the time too. We all started bands (in my hometown of Cairns) and held house shows nearly every weekend, which was the best thing for isolated teens to do. Or was it?

AC/DC – High Voltage (International Version) (1976)

This record contains a selection of songs from their first two records (High Voltage + T.N.T) both released in 1975. I hated this band when I was a kid cos I’d have to try and go to sleep with me dad and his mates blasting it when I wasa wee wiper snapper trying to get a nice bita shut-eye. Now that I’m an adult I totally get it. If you don’t get it, TRY HARDER!

Motörhead – S/T (1977)

It took me a while to get into these guys because all I kept hearing was ‘Ace of Spades’ yeah it’s a good track but if you hear THIS record you too will feel like buying a motorbike and drinking a bottle of whisky every night. This quote from Lemmy explains it all “Concentrate on very basic music: Loud, Fast, City, Raucous, Arrogant, Paranoid, Speedfreak Rock n Roll…it will be so loud that if we move in next door to you, your lawn will die”.

Gary Wrong Group – Knight of Misery (2013)

Restored my faith in modern music. Great rank vocal delivery with a lineup consisting of two drummers who play synth and organ at the same time and the lead man Gary Wrong himself on guitar + vox. The record it self comes in some awesome packaging too. Gary screen-printed every copy and the vinyl is “Garbage” coloured. What the fuck!? Sick right? YES!

‘Strayan Video(s) Pt. 2: Drunk Mums + Wet Blankets + Horror My Friend + Thee Hugs + Doctopus

Part two in the epic saga of Australian videos that are better than intergalactic space orgies with mulleted, green-skinned she-beasts. That’s right, prepare your internal organs for a ravaging of amazing that you have yet to experience.

Drunk Mums-Plastic

Fun story about Drunk Mums-They were the first pub show I went and saw as a bonafide eighteen year old. I had a bunch of tequila before and ended up getting through about four songs before my innards excused themselves from my stomach. It’s cool, I saw them a couple weeks back, and they were rad. Anyway, they’ve just released a new track/video entitled ‘Plastic’. Personally, I reckon it’s about plastic, fake people and how they’re all a bunch of wankers, but really, who cares about my opinion. Y’all just wanna hear a song that blows your gonads off. Well, you’re in luck, as ‘Plastic’ is one of the most unhinged and slack-jawed tracks that Drunk Mums have released. AND THE VIDEO! Fuck, how many iPhones did Drunk Mums have to order off the Internet to get that much bubble wrap? They must have a really supportive record company.

Wet Blankets-Deighter Caught My Bus

Short form review-Wet Blankets are a punk band prepared to rock your cock off. They play loud, fast and their only motivation is to bring down interplanetary species from the farthest reaches of the galaxy to check out what kind of abnormal screech fest could be creating such a ruckus. Really, it’s a beautiful thing. This is their clip for a new track called ‘Deighter Caught My Bus’. Good fucking luck deciphering the words. Just enjoy the maelstrom, fake Chopper mo’s and flannels.

Horror My Friend-Nothing

If ever there were a clip that I could relate to on a personal level, it’d be the new one from Horror My Friend. A plump ginger dude sits in a chair in the middle of a raging party, drinking beer, smoking and making no eye contact in case he would be forced into a conversation. As the Future of the Left-meets-Die! Die! Die! sounds plummet into awesome territory, the clip becomes more and more sad. Somebody talk to the lonely soul! He looks like he’s about to shoot everyone. Alas, Horror My Friend are painful realists, and our protagonist continues down his morbid path of loneliness, despite being in the prescence of one of Radelaide’s top five bands, and  a roaring house party. Shit, that’s sad.

Thee Hugs-Bashar Al-Assad

Now, because watching that video from Horror My Friend has caused my body to be drained of all fluids via the incredible amount of crying that occured, its time to get into some freaky-deaky shit courtesy of Brissy’s Thee Hugs. This is their first single since their 2013 debut ‘Drug Use and Alcohol Abuse’, and by the sound of the new single, it looks like Thee Hugs have stayed true to their mantra. The song is like an unofficial spiritual take on The Clash’s ‘Rock the Casbah’, only instead of reggae punk with a nice looking Joe Strummer, you’ve got ragged, dishevelled and dwonright scummy punks from Brisbane taking the reigns and showing Yung Strum just how it’s done.

Doctopus-Wobbegong

Prepare your anal cavities for one of the cutest video clips paired with a nail-biting garage rocker that’ll guaranteed make you want to tear out your tongue and strangle all the squares out there. Seriously, the recklessness of Doctopus on record is akin to going line for line with Ozzy Osborne circa 1975. Take that image, wrestle it down with a chorus of ‘I wanna live under water’ and then chuck a bunch of adorable as fuck seals in there, and you’ve got yourself the video for the new single from Doctopus. Radness perfected.

New: Red Red Krovvy-EZ Video

Short. Sharp. Brutal as Fuck. These words describe Red Red Krovvy to completion. Listening to Red Red Krovvy is a fucking experience, because by the end of a single song, you’ll have your ears razed, your brain fried and your head an exploded mess. As your brain slowly drips off the walls, you’ll realise how much you love Australian punk music, and that Red Red Krovvy are at the forefront of that movement.

‘EZ Video’ is just one of the songs from an upcoming Red Red Krovvy 7″ that’s coming out on RIP Society. The song is like if The Slits were modernised and then disembowelled by a herd of banshees. But never fear, as they become Bruce Campbell-ised, gain a chainsaw arm and proceed to kick more ass than all three Evil Dead movies combined.

FREE COMPILATION OF AMAZING AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

http://iohyou.com/coming-up-not-down-vol-ii/

If you read the title, well that’s more or less everything I have to say about this. Melbourne label I OH YOU, home to Snakadaktal, City Calm Down, DZ Deathrays, Bleeding Knees Club and Violent Soho have just put out a compilation of the best up and coming Australian artists. You can find  tunes from Sydney garage bistro-bros Straight Arrows, and the equally exclusive Palms, as well as some soothers by Ta-ku (feat. Chet Faker) and Worlds End Press. Also, just so everyone knows shit’s serious, the comp. includes soon-to-be-world-dominators POND. So yeah, it’s free. Why aren’t you downloading it?