THE OWLS /// RELEASE VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE ‘KRAKOW’

Newcastle’s finest, THE OWLS have just released their brand new single KRAKOW. This catchy fun rockin tune was given the slick treatment by a talented team of Australian recording veterans including; Producer Lachlan Mitchell at Jungle Studios, Sydney, mastering was taken care of by the legendary Steve Smart at Studios 301, Sydney, so all the ingredients for a sure-fire rock n’ roll hit are there. Just turn it up and lose yourself to this killer tune.

We got in touch with frontman Josh Bailey and asked him about his trip to Europe and the birth of a song about Krakow, a City in Poland “It was the first real foreign country I had ever been to. I did a lot of traveling around the city where I saw a whole lot of places of historical significance during the war. One night out in the centre of Krakow I got pretty messed up on Vodka which seemed to be everywhere and cheap. I was so taken by the city I wrote down a loose draft of lyrics which I sent back to the guys that night. When I got back home that month it was the first song we the band wrote together”.

Their gritty Rod Martin directed video for Krakow was filmed in the back alleys of China Town in Sydney at about 5am while the boys were coming off a 3 day bender. Them Newcastle kids pull up good right? it must be them 1.30am lockouts. Haha!

Do yourself a favour and get up to The Standard in Surry Hills this Thursday and see THE OWLS launch their new single KRAKOW taken from their upcoming ep OWN THE STREETS with an amazing lineup of Local talent; SIAMESE ALMEIDA, ANGRY BEIGE and BRITISH BLUES. Don’t miss this show!

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A MY SYDNEY RIOT EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD /// THE RUMOURS – DEBUT SINGLE ‘MAMA’

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Sydney band THE RUMOURS are pretty new to the Sydney scene, but in that short time they have achieved alot for a young band. Playing many of our shows from MY MARS RIOT at the Annandale Hotel to MY BYRON BAY RIOT at the Great Northern and everything else in between this two piece seems to be making headway into punters hearts one show at a time and we’re stoked to see that their quick progress hasn’t gone to their heads.

It is also encouraging for us here at MSR to know that there is an exciting breed of bands out there who seem to be bringing something new and refreshing to the table rather than the usual ‘predictable jangly indie rock guitar band’ which to us is killing souls left right and centre in this Country.

New acts like SHE REX, THE OWLS, ELEGANT SHIVA, BEC AND BEN, THE DARK HAWKS, DRUG SQUAD 66, THE TROUBLED ROMANTICS, B MASSIVE, HIGHTAILS, BIG WHITE, THE NEW LOVERS, BAD PHARMER, SIAMESE ALMEIDA, VIOLET PULP and many many more are setting a new standard in independent music in this town and there’s really no end in sight.

So to celebrate new beginnings we want to offer you some brand new music by THE RUMOURS, a worldwide exclusive to their debut single which was recorded at DEF WOLF and mastered at TURTLE ROCK. So get down to the good vibe sounds of MAMA and help us spread the word out there to the starved ears of the people who need to rethink independent music as ‘A MOVEMENT’ and not an alternative plan for bands who are (for now) void of any radio play. Enjoy!

MAMA /// A MY SYDNEY RIOT EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD!


To celebrate the release of MAMA we are presenting THE RUMOURS single launch which will be a massive celebration of live music at THE FORRESTERS in Surry Hills. On the night we will have a free bar for friends who come early and some more free drinks just before THE RUMOURS hit the stage. See you at the show!

MAMA /// DEBUT SINGLE LAUNCH
THURS 29 AUG – THE FORRESTERS, Surry Hills
w- THE DARK HAWKS, PAPERCRANE, VIOLET PULP
DOORS AT 8PM /// FREE ENTRY!

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Photo credit: Oscar ‘THE MAN’ Colman