Words: Jeremy Gluck Guest Writer (Director, Welsh Connections/SWND Records – Musician – Artist) Cultural Context Ambassador’s note: ‘Cymru’ is ‘Wales’, in Welsh! Beat that, lingo-nerds! My excuse for a hyperventilated Hüsker Dü fanboy rant disguised as a Feverjaw feature. One of my chief regrets regarding my high-octane hack halcyon days – my greatest being having…

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Words: Matt Innes It’s official: Gold Coast rockers The Daisycutters are hitting the studio to record a new EP, due for release next year via MADCAP Global Music. The excitement is palpable at Daisycutters HQ where frontman Cameron Wilson has entrenched himself to prepare for entering the studio. “Mate, I’m ecstatic,” Cameron exudes. “It was…

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Words: Matt Innes Virtuoso guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65. Eddie Van Halen was the ultimate guitar hero. He was a pioneer and musical innovator who shredded away preconceived notions about playing guitar. That’s because he didn’t just play the guitar, he made the damn thing come alive. From…

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Words: Matt Innes Legends aren’t born, they’re made, and Luke Gallagher has all the makings of a truly great guitarist. The Perth-based musician has been cultivating a keen online following, posting videos of his impressive guitar skills playing note-for-note renditions of solos by legendary country guitarists like Brent Mason, Brad Paisley and Travis Joy. Luke…

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Words: Matt Innes Brisbane rock band Roadhouse are keeping their eyes on the road and hands up on the wheel as they barrel full-throttle down the highway to rock and roll glory. There’s no stopping this supercharged bandwagon, made up of four local lads who take a classic pub rock mentality to being in a…

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By: Matt Innes This November will see the release of the highly-anticipated third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Entitled ‘Who Built The Moon’, it is the result of a two-year creative collaboration with renowned DJ and composer David Holmes and represents a marked alteration in the course Noel Gallagher’s songwriting. The record brings…

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Words: Matt Innes The forthcoming album from Darren Middleton sees the singer-songwriter and former Powderfinger guitarist finding his comfort-zone as a solo musician.   In the seven years since Powderfinger disbanded in 2010, Darren has undergone an intense evolution that’s seen him produce two solo records under his own name, as well as composing scores…

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By: Matt Innes Brisbane heavy rock act MERGATROYD have unveiled the artwork for their upcoming EP, ‘Splitting Hemispheres’. MERGATROYD signed to MADCAP Records earlier this year and the anticipation is high for this release. ‘Splitting Hemispheres’ sees MERGATROYD really come into their own as an original heavy rock band, having solidified their line-up and further…

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Last week, MADCAP Records Australia announced the signing of Brisbane heavy rock band, MERGATROYD to the label. This latest addition represents the first entry of a heavy rock act into out catalogue and we couldn’t be happier to have them on-board. MERGATROYD is a quartet comprised of Darryl Young on vocals and guitar, Aaron Karney…

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Shout Out Loud Events have this week announced founding member and original drummer for KISS, Peter ‘The Catman’ Criss is coming to Australia for his final live performances ever. Peter brings his ‘One Last Time’ dinner show to The Sofitel in Melbourne this May, and will also be appearing at the Australian KISS Konvention for…

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