TAKING BERLIN /// NEW JANUARY RESIDENTS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL!

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If you were hanging around Captain Cook Hotel last year then you may have noticed a new band we’ve been championing, Captain Cook (the band). Anyway after we first met, they ended up playing a pretty amazing residency which lasted for 15 shows and everyone who came along had a blast witnessing them make magic every Wednesday night. Due to Christmas and the Summer Holidays Captain Cook’s residency had to sadly come to an end. But don’t worry you’ll be seeing more of those legends around soon.

So our little weekly residency is kicking off again this year with another one of our favourite Sydney bands on the scene TAKING BERLIN taking to the stage throughout January. We hope you can join them every Wednesday as we bring you some pretty special guests to boot. Your support will be much appreciated.

We caught up with their very positive vibe and enthusiastic frontman Bradley Christie and we had a few words before their debut RESIDENTS show tonight at The Cook, the venue.

See you there!

X MSR

How’s the Summer? Did you go to any festivals? see any bands over the holiday? any highlights?
Summer was too fucking hot, but beers were aplenty. Shannon went to Field Day but festivals are expensive now hombre! Our drummer Dave was busy gigging a bunch with his other band The Denim Clad Satanists, Hamish was unreachable due to excessive partying and I spent a lot of time sleeping so I don’t need to this year. A lot of new songs on the way, should be rad.
 
Name five of your favourite local bands right now
The Grease Arrestor. Best psych act around. No discussion.
Captain Cook (the band). They were the last residence and they’ve left huge shoes to fill!
Chicks Who Love Guns. Great songs, great videoclips, great hair.
Doc Holliday Takes the Shotgun. New album is incredible, and seeing them live is an experience.
Smaal Cats… They are fucking wild.
 
With venues closing left right and centre in Sydney at the moment do you have any ideas about how things could improve in the scene?
Ugggh, yeah! Free entry and cheap drinks. If it’s not going to cost an arm and a leg to get loose there won’t be as much pre drinking so everyone will get down early to catch a support. Listen to a band they wouldn’t have. And if you can see three bands in three different venues without paying for entry you might actually move around, but you kind of commit to somewhere if it cost you $15 to get inside… I reckon we can get foot traffic happening again if it’s made affordable to go out. And then there will be more punters out and about so pubs can make money, then pay bands, then hand pick better bands forcing musicians to work harder and deserve a set… We’ll have a domino effect improving the scene in six months tops.
 
What are you guys up to at the moment? and what are your plans for 2015?
We’ve just got back together after 5 week break, so just learning each others new material and regrouping. We’ve got plans to record a bunch of new tracks in April with almost famed engineer RKB (who recorded our last EP The Lottery) in a beach house up the coast. So keep your eyes peeled…
 
Last song you listened to…
Kocka Mow Mow – The Dinks. Google it now!
 
Final Words

2010-2020 will be remembered as the decade Australia ruled the roost. Don’t pretend you were a part of it later, go see some FUCKING BANDS!!!

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TEN WEEKS INTO THEIR WEEKLY WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL /// AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND ‘CAPTAIN COOK’

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As you may or may not know, we met this band CAPTAIN COOK a few months back and like many in our  circle, we have all been taken aback by their music which seems to be speaking to our dreams,  creating an exciting buzz around MSR HQ of late. Continue reading

THE RUMOURS SINGLE AND VIDEO PREMIERE /// I TOLD YOU

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Up and coming Sydney two piece THE RUMOURS have just recorded a brand new  single which is the first in an exciting five-part video/single project the boys are working on over the summer of 2015.

Produced by Dave Hammer (Born Lion, Thundermentals, Fait Accompli) at Def Wolf Studios this single was recorded live and dusted in one session, showing how far THE RUMOURS have come as a live unit in the space of a year.

They also managed to film a video with another up and coming ex-New Yorker now based in Sydney filmmaker Spencer Hyde (also front man of the fresh new Sydney outfit Captain Cook) to document the process.

Check it out here in all it’s glory I TOLD YOU!

UPCOMING LIVE DATES FOR /// THE RUMOURS

EMERGENZA SEMI FINAL /// THE FACTORY THEATRE
THURSDAY 13th NOVERMBER, 7PM

RIVERFEST FESTIVAL /// MORUYA
SATURDAY 22nd NOVERMBER, 11am – late
TIX HERE 

THE ART & FRIENDS AT OXFORD ART FACTORY!

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WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T MISS THIS!!!

ONE TICKET
TWO STAGES
TEN BANDS
MARKET STALLS

Rarely seen on Aussie stages, The Brag presents The Art’s world renowned live show. An abrasive, exciting and intoxicating blend of melody, mayhem and solid rock ‘know how’.

Through the wreckage of The Art’s most trialling year, the band return with their strongest effort yet. A year of battling long American roads, European festivals, drug charge allegations and a change in personnel has proved the winning formula for this band at their creative peak. An epiphany amid chaos, The Art’s new single ‘Dead Inside’ showcases the band’s extraordinary ability to touch a nerve through daring sonic expression.

The first Australian performance in almost a year is now booked for November 8 at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. In favour of touring, the band will focus all attention for the release of single ‘Dead Inside’ on this one hometown show.

The band have opened this event as a platform for their most respected peers in the musical and creative realms also. With the scale of offerings way beyond that of a regular club show, Oxford Art Factory are offering admittance to the entire venue, two stages and performing areas for the price of one ticket. Ten bands, plus a selection of stalls showcasing the art and wares of Sydney based creatives.

Support on the night comes by way of; Marlow, FAIT ACCOMPLI, Bonez,Glass Ocean, Vanity Riots, Hailmary (WA), Daggerz, Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams and Stars of Addiction.

Featuring; Australian Pornstar Madison Missina, CHOOSE DEATH, HLSTR Clothing, Frothlyf sunnies and the art of Ray Lalotoa.

PRESALE TIX Moshtix includes DEAD INSIDE Single Download & Free Sailor Jerry on arrival!

MY ZOMBIE RIOT /// 13 TRACK MUSIC COMPILATION

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To get you set for the scary weekend all the artists have kindly made their music available to be included on this special free killer 13 track compilation. Check it out and share it with your friends!

You won’t hear a better HALLOWEEN COMPILATION filled with this many fresh up and comers! So take that to the Elm Street Bank Frank!

DOWNLOAD FROM HERE 

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BAND FACEBOOK LINKS
The Owls

The Bungalows
Wasters
Moana (WA)
The Rumours
Brain Zaps
The Denim Clad Satanists
Captain Cook
Television Children
Taking Berlin
Bowl Cut
Piss factory
Samoan Punks

 

 

MY ZOMBIE RIOT INTERVIEW /// THE OWLS

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Before this weekends show we got in touch with Josh Bailey, front man of MY ZOMBIE RIOT headliners THE OWLS to give us a few words about their recent tour and to talk about all things Horror and their hometown of Newcastle. Hope you can make it down to see these guys, we honestly hands down believe THE OWLS could be the next Newcastle biggest thing since SILVERCHAIR.  Just sayin! You heard it here first! Continue reading