18 SINGERS, 3 PHOTOGRAPHERS, 1 MUSIC PRODUCER, 1 PROMOTER & A DUDE FROM SAILOR JERRY REVEAL THEIR TOP 5 RELEASES OF 2014

MY SYDNEY RIOT TOP 5S OF 2014

It’s a brand new year and while you’re lying there nursing your hangover we thought we’d do you a favour and let you know what 24 of our favourite people thought about the year that was 2014.

We put the word out and mostly everyone came back to us with their favourite releases of 2014. It didn’t have to be one thing, it could be a single, an EP or an LP.

So thanks to all the legends who took part in our last-minute survey. Please make sure you click on their links and give them a like and stay up to date with their creative movements. These people are some of the most unique, talented, hard-working up and coming cool cats on the scene today. So lucky for you, we’ve given you some insight into some artists that you may not have known till today. So do yourself a favour and give them your support in 2015!

There’s links next to each artists choices, so who knows you might even discover some new tunes or artists that you might have missed during the year that was 2014.

Stand outs; Newcastle’s The Owls & Brisbane killers Violent Soho get 3 mentions, Hype band DMA’s get 4, Aussie favourites Sticky Fingers get 5 mentions and Sydney Soul punks Fait Accompli get 6.

#CHOLO!

We’re looking forward to doin what we set out to do in a big way in 2015! The last year has given us some pretty important lessons and major discoveries too, it’s time to get into the groove.

If you’d like to get involved then give us a hoy via email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

May 2015 be the year where all your dreams come true. Thanks again for your ongoing support!

Keep your eyes and ears to the Underground aigghht!

Happy New Year Legends!

X MY SYDNEY RIOT

ANGIE DARK HAWKS
ANGIE ANDERSON /// THE DARK HAWKS, Vocals

1. Hozier /// Take Me To Church (Single)
2. James Newton Howard /// The Hanging Tree (Single)
3. Lorde ///  Yellow Flicker Beat (Single)
4. Sia /// Chandelier (Single)
5. Tove Lo /// Habits (Stay High) (Single)

BJ DENIM CLAD SATANISTS
BJ /// THE DENIM CLAD SATANISTS, Vocals, Guitar

1. Peter Bibby /// Goodbye Johnny (Single)
2. Willie Watson /// Folk Singer Vol.1 (LP)
3. Courtney Barnett /// Pickles From The Jar (Single)
4. Velociraptor /// Sneakers (Single)
5. The Peep Tempel /// Carol (Single)

BRAD TAKING BERLIN
BRADLEY CHRISTIE /// TAKING BERLIN, Vocals, Guitar

1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard /// I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (LP)
2. DMA’s /// DMA’s (EP)
3. Dune Rats /// Dune Rats (LP)
4. The Love Junkies /// Blowing on the Devils Strumpet (LP)
5. Ivory Drips /// Brilliant Animal (EP)
6. Sagamore /// Longer (EP)

CHRISTIAN BRAIN ZAPS
CHRISTIAN BRIMO /// BRAIN ZAPS, Vocals

1. The Smith Street Band /// Throw Me In The River (LP)
2. 5 Seconds of Summer  ///She Looks So Perfect (Single)
3. Lonely Island feat. Tegan and Sara /// Everything Is Awesome (Single)
4. The Hold Steady /// Teeth Dreams (LP)
5. Taylor Swift /// Shake It Off (Single)
6. Against Me /// True Trans Soul Rebel (Single)

DAVE HAMMER
DAVE HAMMER /// MUSIC PRODUCER, Def Wolf Studios

1. Thundamentals /// So We Can Remember (LP)
2. Death From Above 1979 /// The Physical World (LP)
3. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)
4. Elliphant /// Revolusion (Single)
5. and I gotta throw in a pop thing, Sia’s album was pretty good, ‘Burn The Pages‘ is best track.

DEAN TELEVISION CHILDREN
DEAN STAFFORD /// TELEVISION CHILDREN, Vocals, Keys, Guitar

1. Ball Park Music /// Puddinghead (LP)
2. Thom Yorke /// Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (LP)
3. The Owls /// Own The Streets (EP)
4. Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun /// Odd Even (EP)
5. Sticky Fingers /// Land Of Pleasure (LP)

DREW TWEEDIE
DREW TWEEDIE /// PROMOTER, Riverfest, North St Cafe, Batemans Bay

1. Luca Brasi /// By A Thread (LP)
2. Bruce! /// The EP (EP)
3. Peter Black /// The Paintings On The Wall Say Gambler Gambler (LP)
4. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)
5. The Smith Street Band /// Throw Me In The River (LP)

FERNANDO FILTHY TEENS
FERNANDO BERNAVIDES /// THE FILTHY TEENS, Vocals, Guitar

1. Good Morning /// Shawcross (LP)
2. Claire And The Cops /// Need Ya (Single)
3. Captain Cook ///James (Single)
4. Twin Peaks /// Wild Onion (LP)
5. Parquet Courts /// Content Nausea (LP)

G BUNGALOWS
G /// THE BUNGALOWS, Vocals, Guitar

1. The Growlers /// Chinese Fountain (LP)
2. Mac Demarco /// Salad Days (LP)
3. Julian Casablancas And The Voidz /// Tyranny (LP)
4. Sticky Fingers /// Land Of Pleasure (LP)
5. Goons Of Doom /// Kill The Band (LP)

HEATHER VOUSDEN
HEATHER VOUSDEN /// PHOTOGRAPHER, Heather Vousden Photography

1. Courtney Barnett /// Pickles From The Jar (Single)
2. The Grand Rapids /// Copper Girl (Single)
3. Royston Vasie /// Two Fingers Telling You Know (Single) 
4. The Bamboos /// The Truth (Single)
5. Sticky Fingers /// Dreamland (Single) 

HUGH SAILOR JERRY
HUGH PAYTEN SMITH /// SAILOR JERRY, Cultural Influencer

1. Royal Blood /// Royal Blood (LP)
2. Warpaint /// Warpaint (LP)
3. DZ Deathrays /// Black Rat (LP)
4. Sticky Fingers /// Land Of Pleasure (LP)
5. DMA’s /// DMA’s (EP)

JAMES FROM THE PIT
JAMES O’CONNER /// PHOTOGRAPHER, From The Pit

1. Being As An Ocean /// How We Both Wonderously Perish (LP)
2. Slipknot /// The Gray Chapter (LP)
3. sleepmakeswaves /// Love Of Cartography(LP)
4. DMA’s /// DMA’s (EP)
5. The Ghost Inside /// Dear Youth (LP)

JAMES WASTERS
JAMES SEYMOUR /// WASTERS, Vocals, Guitar
1. White Caves /// White Caves EP (EP)
2. Hedge fund /// Object Of My Affection (Single)
3. Ball Park Music /// Puddinghead (LP)
4. Jonesez /// Lazyboy (LP)
5. Ebolagoldfish /// Prophet & Loss (LP)

JOSH OWLS
JOSH BAILEY /// THE OWLS, Vocals, Guitar

1. The War On Drugs /// Lost In The Dream (LP)
2. Andy Bull /// Sea Of Approval (LP)
3. Ryan Adams /// Ryan Adams (LP)
4. Catfish And The Bottlemen – The Balcony (LP)
5. DMA’s /// DMA’s (EP)

LUKE RUMOURS
LUKE HAMBLYN /// THE RUMOURS, Vocals, Guitar

1. DZ Deathrays /// Black Rat (LP)
2. Violent Soho /// Hungry Ghost (LP)
3. The Owls /// Own The Streets (EP)
4. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)
5. The Bennies /// Heavy Disco (EP)
Honourable mention to The Rumours for No Friends (EP)

MAT DEAD BEAR
MATT JENKIN /// DEAD BEAR, Vocals, Guitar

1. Asgeir /// In the Silence (LP)
2. Sticky Fingers /// Land Of Pleasure (LP)
3. alt-J /// This is All Yours (LP)
4. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)
5. Hockey Dad /// Dreamin’ (EP)

NIKKITA SHE REX
NIKKITA RAST /// SHE REX, Vocals

1. Warpaint /// Warpaint (LP)
2. Schoolboy Q /// Oxymoron (LP)
3. Z /// SZA (LP)
4. Chet Faker /// Built On Glass (LP)
5. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)

OSCAR COLMAN
OSCAR COLMAN /// PHOTOGRAPHER, Oscar Colman Photography

1. High-tails /// Bending Over Backwards (Single)
2. Step-Panther /// It Came From The Heart (Single)
3. Millions /// Daydreaming (Single)
4. Spoon /// Inside Out (Single)
5. Dune Rats /// Funny Guy (Single)

PENNY PISS FACTORY
PENNY DREADFUL /// PISS FACTORY, Vocals, Guitar

1. Empat Lima /// Satu BOOM! (EP)
2. A Pair Of Pears (with shadows) /// Milk! Records Compilation (Compilation)
3. Inhalation Compilation /// Exxe Records (Compilation)
4. Dick Diver /// Waste The Alphabet (Single)
5. Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys /// Ready for Boredom (LP)
6. Parquet Courts /// Content Nausea (LP)
7. St Vincent /// Self Titled (LP)

RAY FAIT ACCOMPLI
RAY LALOTOA /// FAIT ACCOMPLI, Vocals, Guitar
1. The War On Drugs /// Lost In The Dream (LP)
2. Shihad /// FVEY (LP)
3. Lisa Mitchell /// Wa Ha (Single)
4. The Rumours /// I Told You (Single)
5. Captain Cook /// Monsters Of The Deep (EP)
6. I have a killer video idea for this song! Violent Soho /// OK Cathedral (Single)

SASHA SLUMBERHAZE
SASHA /// SLUMBERHAZE, Vocals, Guitar

Top 5 Albums
1. Ariel Pink /// Pom Pom
2. The War on Drugs /// Lost in the Dream
3. Hotel Nacional /// Dino Merlin
4. Elbow /// The Takeoff & Landing of Everything
5. Typical System /// Total Control
Singles
1. Kendrick Lamar /// i
2. Big KRIT /// Mt Olympus
3. Spirit Faces /// Hurts Less Than Heartbreak
Also PARQUET COURTS – Best fucking legends!

SPENCER CAPTAIN COOK
SPENCER HYDE /// CAPTAIN COOKVocals, Guitar

1. Hockey Dad /// Dreamin’ (EP)
2. Black Zeros /// Ride (Single)
3. Mac Demarco /// Salad Days (LP)
4. Ratking /// So It Goes (LP)
5. Future Islands /// Seasons (Waiting on You) (Single)

TOMI BONEZ
TOMI GRAY /// BONEZ

1. Violent Soho /// Saramona Said (Single)
2. Creo /// Afterglow (Single)
3. The Lockhearts /// Low (Single)
4. Lepers & Crooks /// Her Kiss (Single)
5. Fait Accompli /// False Flags (Single)

WILL CHITTICK
WILL CHITTICK /// THE CHITTICKS,Vocals, Keys, Guitar

1. The Owls /// Own The Streets (EP)
2. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard /// I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (LP)
3. The Walking Who /// With Roses (Single)
4. Ali Barter /// Community (Single)
5. Donny Benét /// Weekend at Donny’s (LP)

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MY BONDI RIOT RETURNS /// A FREE ALL DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

ART

Summer is about to kick in for Sydney once again and like all things MY SYDNEY RIOT you all know that we like to bring the best Party good times, celebrating life, friendships and most of all our love for the live music and art which surrounds us everyday.

The artists that are coming out of Australia right now are absolutely second to none and we encourage every single one of you to get out there to discover and support independent music right now!

This current wave of bands right now feels like the best era in underground music we’ve ever had since we first started pushing new bands back in 2006.

Like all our lineups MY BONDI RIOT is as good as a party is going to get. So get out of the house on Sunday 6 October (Labour Day Long Weekend) and come celebrate the good times with us.

So as per usual we’ll be pushing out 14 of the most amazing independent live bands we could find, Rock n’ Roll DJ’s, a world-class Barber, Tasty Eat Truck BBQ, Silent Disco (yes it’s back!), a Skateboard half-pipe, Sailor Jerry!, Skate and Surf Films and a very special Art Exhibition featuring works by talented local artists who will be painting portraits of their favourite music hero’s on Skateboard decks.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the day and if your ticket is called out you can head over to the Gallery and choose a piece of art to take home.

The show is a Breast Cancer fundraiser and all money raised will go towards our friend Pete Howard’s mum. So get ready to not only party but also do something good for a very important cause.

So we’re putting the shout out to our Friends and Music family to get along, enjoy a day in the sun with us at one of Sydney’s most amazing live venues and constant supporters of independent music; BEACH ROAD HOTEL from 12pm noon till midnight for a day you will never forget!

“Oh yeah and all of this is 100% FREE baby!”
“Seriously?”
“Yeah mon!”
“You can’t wait right?”
“Yaya!”
“See you at the Party!”

FACEBOOK EVENT / INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! /// https://www.facebook.com/events/444017142383080/

MY SYDNEY RIOT, BEACH ROAD HOTEL, HAIR BY TOMMY J, SAILOR JERRY, TRUCKSTOP, TRUTH DRUMS, UPPERCUT DELUXE, ARTIST UNION presents…
LIVE BANDS ///
 
BAD PORN /// 
ALEX AND THE SHY LASHLIES /// https://www.facebook.com/AlexAndTheShyLashlies
DJ’S ///
AND /// 
HALF PIPE ///
BARBER / HAIR BY TOMMY J/ UPPERCUT DELUXE ///  https://www.facebook.com/guysandolls
SILENT DISCO /// 
DATE & VENUE ///
 
SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER
(LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND)
BEACH ROAD HOTEL Upstairs /// https://www.facebook.com/beachroadhotel
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
FREE ENTRY!!!
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ///
 
***RIOT ART EXHIBITION / BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER FOR PETE HOWARD’S MUM***
Pete Howard is a good friend of MY SYDNEY RIOT and ex member of one our favourite Sydney bands THE CHITTICKS. 
 
We heard thru the grapevine that Pete’s mum had fallen ill to Breast Cancer and we wanted to do something to help out. We had a few false starts and then things we kinda left it there for a while. When the opportunity came to do MY BONDI RIOT again we discussed the idea of raising funds for Petes mum with the good people at Beach Rd. They thought it was a great idea and now here we are.
We’ve brought together some of our cities most talented artists to paint their favourite rock n’ roller or music hero on skateboard decks. That’s three cultures that we love and support; Music, Art and Skateboarding so we are stoked!
 
We are really looking forward to seeing all the artworks on the day. We also encourage any artists out there who’d like to get involved to get in touch via email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com – very limited spaces left.
 
Raising money for causes and friends isn’t a new thing to us, we just think that in times of trouble we as a community need come together to look after our own and to have the chance to do something for our friend and brother Pete Howard’s mum is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. 
 
So on the day please bring change and buy a raffle to go into the draw to win a prize for an important cause.
Peace and Love

RIOT RADIO /// MSR PIRATE RADIO SHOW FINALLY LANDS ON THE INTERNETS

Finally after a few false starts RIOT RADIO (the podcast) is finally here. Yes our Pirate radio show is finally out there in the world for all to hear and for you to discover the music that is lurking below the underground music scene of Sydney and around Australia.

Depending on who you speak to you’ll hear different versions about the state of unsigned independent music in Australia. We’re going to challenge all theories out there and present to you a community of some of the tightest still to be discovered bands on the planet. You’ll be surprised to learn that most of the bands we are pushing don’t get massive radio play here in Australia, we think they deserve to be heard.

We’ll try our very best to bring you RIOT RADIO as often as humanly possible. Once a week is the mission, but yes it all depends on how busy we are around the office. haha!

Thanks for your support. Share RIOT RADIO with your friends!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RIOT RADIO!

Hosts; Ben Gauci & Raymond Lalotoa

MY MARS RIOT SPECIAL

Playlist;
1. HOT MUM! /// SIN CITY
2. BAD PHARMER /// THE BEAST
3. VIOLET PULP /// HEART LIKE A LION
4. DRUG SQUAD 66 /// SNOWSAND
5. THE RUMOURS /// MY LIFE
6. PAPERCRANE /// LONG WAY HOME
7. THE NEW LOVERS ///IT WAS NEVER QUITE ENOUGH
8. WAXHEAD /// SUNSHINE
9. SLUMBERHAZE /// UNTIL THE SUMMER
10. THE OWLS /// BETTER OFF DEAF
11. SHE REX /// P.O.W.E.R
12. THE DARK HAWKS ///METHOD TO MADNESS
13. VIRGO RISING /// COPACABANA

See you on Saturday!! X

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE 

MY MARS RIOT 2 POSTER WEB

MY MARS RIOT 2 /// RETURNS TO THE ANNANDALE HOTEL – SATURDAY 13 JULY

MY MARS RIOT 2 POSTER WEB

No one in the Alternative Music Media has any guts to admit to it just yet but we just wanted to say that “WE FUCKIN ROCK!” We’re really making some headway with the new breed of bands we’ve been working with lately and we are stoked for this great opportunity to keep pushing Music that is independent, ahead of the kerb and fresher than Ice Crem in your eye-ball – WORD ON THE STREETS!

Anyway… MY MARS RIOT 2 returns to the legendary ANNANDALE HOTEL with some of the freshest bands on the scene right now. Some of these bands you probably know and love already and some of these new bands you don’t know are hell intent on starting up a relationship with your mind continuum.

Impressive right? Don’t be shy come along!

MY SYDNEY RIOT & SAILOR JERRY presents…

MY MARS RIOT
SATURDAY 13 JULY 2013
ANNANDALE HOTEL
17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale, Sydney
$10 presale / $12 at the door tix from http://www.annandalehotel.com

VIRGO RISING /// 11.30 https://www.facebook.com/virgorising.music
THE DARK HAWKS /// 11.00 https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkHawks
SHE REX /// 10.30 https://www.facebook.com/sherexband?fref=ts
THE OWLS /// 10.00 https://www.facebook.com/theowlsonline?ref=br_tf
SLUMBERHAZE /// 9.30 https://www.facebook.com/slumberhaze
WAXHEAD (BYRON BAY) /// 9.00 https://www.facebook.com/waxheadmusic
THE NEW LOVERS /// 8.30
PAPERCRANE /// 8.00 https://www.facebook.com/PaperCrane2012
THE RUMOURS /// 7.30 https://www.facebook.com/LISTENTOTHERUMOURS
DRUG SQUAD 66 /// 7.00
VIOLET PULP /// 6.30 https://www.facebook.com/wearevioletpulp
BAD PHARMER (CANBERRA) /// 6.00 https://www.facebook.com/badpharmer?fref=ts
HOT MUM! /// 5.30 PM

“SAILOR JERRY $5 DRINK SPECIALS”