#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK #007 /// DRUNK MUMS

007 DRUNK MUMS

Artist: DRUNK MUMS
City: Melbourne, Vic
Style: Garage / Menopause
Members: Jake Doyle, Dean Whitby, Jonny Badlove, Adam Ritchie, Isaac Forsyth

DRUNK MUMS are by and large a steam train garage punk rock monster who probably own the virtual keys to the city of Melbourne if the award was based on the band that rocks out the most till the break of dawn.

They’re kinda like AC DC in over drive and man they party hard in the real tradition of rock n’ roll which has been handed down to the lucky few by the god fathers. Their riffs are killer and their vibe on stage is all good times and tellin stories of where they’re from in Melbourne suburbia.

You know when you have a wave system and it shows you the peaks? well take away the bottom 80% and the 20% left over at the top is where DRUM MUMS operate, on high energy punk rock n’ roll and that’s both on and off stage.

If you get a chance get out there catch these guys live. They’re a ball of energy and you will no doubt have the most funnest night out of your life.

So keep one eye out for DRUNK MUMS in April when they return to the road to do what they do best, which is KICK OUT THE JAMS! AND PARTY! and the other eye keep it firmly on your girlfriend. Don’t let the mullets fool ya, the boys have street fightin girl stealin charm. You ready? Bloody Better Be!

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#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK #006 /// THE RUMINATERS

006 THE RUMINATERS

Artist: THE RUMINATERS
City: Sydney, NSW
Style: Beatnik barnyard hillbilly swamp rock
Members: PENCIL, MOUNTAIN GOAT, GILLIGANS ISLAND, REDTED

THE RUMINATERS have a special thing and that special thing is the one thing that separates bands who make it and bands who don’t. They fuckin know how to write good tunes! This band absolutely fails at having a boring song on their repertoire.

We’ve said it before and we keep sayin it again, THE RUMINATERS ROCK! and the sooner people start realising it the better.

So all the people who hold the power to live music in Australia! Get with it and do the following…

Play THE RUMINATERS on the radio now!
Book them a big support slot!
Book them on a festival!
Everybody GO!

The boys will be launching their brand new single ONE GIRL ONE KNIFE this Saturday at BRIGHTON UP BAR. w- special guests THE FAULTS, BACHELOR PAD, JAPANESE EYEWITNESS. See you there!

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#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK #005 /// SUI ZHEN

005 SUI ZHEN

Artist: SUI ZHEN
City: Sydney/Melbourne
Style: folk, exotic, easy-listening, electronic pop
Members: Rebecca Freeman

Rebecca Freeman aka SUI ZHEN is one of those artists who you don’t know but you actually know her songs. You’ll be driving along tapping to a tune coming from the radio and then later on you’re like “O that’s Sui Zhen? right! I knew that”.

We met Sui Zhen a few years back when myspace was the thing and MSR was just starting out. She was just starting out too, she was friendly, talented and she played a few of our events, primarily the LA FEMME (all girl) shows. There were two really amazing things about SUI ZHEN that really stood out to us, her amazing ability to write catchy songs which went well with her shiny, multi pitched, captivating voice. Secondly, she really knew how to engage with the room between songs, you could make audio tapes of her speaking between songs, she’s are that good. So pretty much from then on, we were hooked. But like many artists, she disappeared from our radar, pretty sure she did some overseas adventures and now she’s back.

She’s been making waves over the years and has enjoyed alot of love from FBi Radio in Sydney, but this year it really feel like there’s a shift, the production of her music is entering a new dimension and the SUI ZHEN story to us feels like it’s on its way to brighter and exciting musical territories.

Her Beastie Boys cover of GRATITUDE is insane, purely because covering the Beasties is no easy task for anyone. Her reverse styling of this classic Beasties track is off the hook and anyone with good taste will know what we mean.

Her latest single MIDRIFFS is also amazing, it hits a very perfect dreamy note where some with lesser talent have tried and failed. Check out the video below, SUI ZHEN has attitude, a cool sense of humour and talent in spades. Now it’s just up to the rest of the world to catch up.

If you get a chance get out there and see SUI ZHEN live! We’ll try to hassle her to come and play a show.

O shit she lives in Melbourne? we’ll send her an email STAT!

SUI ZHEN IS OUR ARTIST OF THE WEEK! Bo!

PS: This Guy’s In Love With You – Burt Bacharach / The Reels cover is just a sweet bonus!

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#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK #003 /// DUNE RATS

003 DUNES RATS

Artist: DUNE RATS
City: Brisbane, QLD
Style: Punk
Members: Danny Beus, BC

Brisbane two piece DUNE RATS pretty much do what they like and say what they like and are pretty much at the forefront of an exciting breed of music which needs to be recognised in this Country right now!

DUNE RATS are defiantly punk because they don’t really give a shit about authority, they just want to enjoy music and life for what it should be, FUN!

DUNE RATS have been blessed with high rotation tracks on triple j and they are also looking at their second trip to the US in the space of around three months to play SXSW and then they’ll be visiting some other crazy destinations ie; Africa, Asia, Turkey? The world is surely on its way to discovering DUNE RATS!

Check out their brand new video RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT below. It’s safe to say that ‘the Dunies’ are having way more fun than any other band in Australia aright now. So why don’t we all light up a joint and get to it Australia? What are we waiting for?

If the Australian music industry was anything like DUNE RATS the Australian music industry would be a way more fun place. We all need to stop taking ourselves so seriously and actually start having some fun.

KILL ALL THE FUN POLICE! KEEP ROCKIN DUNE RATS OUR MUTHA FUCKIN ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!!!!!

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#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK /// #002 WAX WITCHES

002 WAX WITCHES

Artist: WAX WITCHES
City: Gold Coast, QLD
Style: Punk / Lo fi
Members: Alex Wall

WAX WITCHES is side project for Australian punk prodigy Alex Wall of BLEEDING KNEES CLUB. There is alot said around town about Alex and what he gets up to around here, everyone has an opinion in Australia when anyone makes waves musically. I remember some girl tellin us that she told Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother to fuck off once. O well shit happens. It seems like we don’t really know how to love our heroes like they do in America!

Remembering a time when we had this preconceived expectation that this dude was gonna be some kind of asshole, but then when you meet him he was carrying a neat camera and he was actually really a sweet dude. Then we checked out his BLOG and it was like wow!

Lesson? Hmmm… Life’s too short Australia, lets just all try to get along. The kid has talent and we here at MSR HQ just dig it.

Recording in his down time with BKC gave birth to WAX WITCHES and the style of these songs is pure punk energy. They may even have a harder edge than his other band, maybe playing all the instruments gives it a more definite energy? ie; Prince and Mr Parker (Tame Impala) come to mind. Well an album is now mastered and ready to go, man Alex is hell organised, super productive and onto it.

Releasing their debut album CELEBRITY BEATINGS Feb 8. Get to it and lose your punk nut to WAX WITCHES!

Touring Feb with THEE OH SEES. Keep rockin ALEX/WAX WITCHES!

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#MSR ARTIST OF THE WEEK /// #001 CHALK EATERS

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Artist: CHALK EATERS
City: Sydney, NSW
Style: Garage Rock / Post Punk
Members: Rhys, David, B rad, Morgan

To start off our 2013 we present you CHALK EATERS an amazing new band on the scene but probably not on your radar just yet. This four piece actually includes four of our favourite humans on planet earth and the fact that they’ve come together to make music means that there is something good going on in the cosmos.

Ex members of RIPPING DYLANS are represented by Rhys and David both on guitars. It’s great to hear the crazy feed back coming from David’s guitar and Rhys’s unmistakable vocal styles. ZEAHORSE front man Morgan is getting math and gives his drumkit a good smashing. And the much-loved Mr B rad keeps the bottom end vibes alive with his chunky bass fuzzing out creating atmosphere.

We only found one song BENGAL SPIDER on the internet, but we are pretty sure that something else will erupt from these guys very soon. Exciting!!!

Keep your eyes and ears out for the sound.

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