“Daylight, even worse sunshine, are definitely not the right setting for consuming the
quartet's excellent debut album from Melbourne, Australia.” - Gereon Helmer, OX Fanzine
Melbourne four piece Black Bats are set to release their follow up album 'Psychic Retreat' later this year. The album ventures further into the realms of garage, punk, and western psych, delivered with a tighter and punchier focus. "If ‘Black Bats’ was crossing the desert plains, ‘Psychic Retreat’ is the seedy motel on the other side."
‘"Picture yourself careening down a highway towards your own paradise on a warm afternoon whilst
you listen to this & you’ll know what I mean. This is THEIR sound & it’s absolutely intoxicating.” - Fergus Sinclair (Romero)
Powered by the driving force of brothers George and Harrison Ottaway, Super-X deliver their outstanding sophomore album, ‘Paradise’. Taking off from where their debut release in 2020 left, the unrelenting pulse of duelling guitars remains present, but this time delivered with a much more direct, rock n’ roll attack.
Rhyece O'Neill and the Narodniks deliver a captivating and dark rendition of outlaw, country blues. Their third album ‘Los Diablos’ is the final instalment of a triptych of albums loosely inspired by the Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, written by O’Neill whilst working in the desert as a construction labourer. The album is journey of dark and cinematic blues, which swagger with elements of punk and country. Each track is layered with vast arrangements and textures, and delivered with an outlaw punk ethos.