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 ZOMBIE RIOT /// 13 TRACK MUSIC COMPILATION

MY ZOMBIE RIOT COMPILATION web

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 

TRACKLISTING
MY ZOMBIE RIOT COMPILATION BACK web

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

 

 

17/21 FEATURED ARTIST – THE BUNGALOWS

17 THE BUNGALOWS

Artist: THE BUNGALOWS
City: Gerringong, NSW
Style: Garage by the Sea – Indie / Surf / Jungle
Members: G Gannon, Cuneo, Matt Gannon, Wildman

Gerringong’s finest sons THE BUNGALOWS are a good times party band who have been rocking out all over up and down the East Coast over the last few years. Musically THE BUNGA’s cross over between a slightly reggae skar feel mixed with indie garage rock stylings. Vocally there is a strong message coming in loud and clear about life for your average man surviving in today’s world in search of true happiness. With alot of songs these days lacking any message at all it’s nice to hear something a little deeper while keeping it fun. THE BUNGALOWS are a tight unit live and surely know how to get the party started.

With a few releases under their belts the boys have been takin some time out from touring and playing shows to do some travelling and planning for the year 2013. Drummer Wildman visited family in the US, brothers bass man Matt and Front man/guitarist G took some time out in Bali while lead guitarist Cuneo spent the year travelling around Australia. True story.

Over the last year THE BUNGALOWS have kicked some sweet goals getting a few spins of triple j and some solid airplay on FBi Radio here in Sydney via the release of their self titled album which was produced by ex Gerling member, the talented Burke Reid (producer; THE DRONES, MESS HALL and Liam Finn).

In 2013 see’s THE BUNGALOWS return with new music, they recorded with Sydney’s new talent, music producer Wade Keighran (Wolf & Cub/ex Scare) and mixed by Darren Cross (ex Gerling/Better Airs) which is very exciting indeed.

We are all looking forward to seeing THE BUNGALOWS back on the scene, if you know what I mean.

DISCOVER THE BUNGALOWS!
FACEBOOK HERE

21 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS!

Over the next 21 days we’ll be featuring a band per day online from this special list of independent bands from Sydney and around Australia. Stay tuned and discover something new. Who knows? your next favourite band might be right here!

SYDNEY UNDERGROUND MUSIC MONTH POSTER WEB 1

GOONS OF DOOM TO LAUNCH NEW SINGLE IN SYDNEY AT THE STANDARD ON SATURDAY WITH KILLER LINEUP

If you have attended a GOONS OF DOOM show, you have probably experienced either of the following; a massive hangover, a bump to the head or the biggest smile from ear to ear.

The Rattlesnake Cobra is the most fun party song you will hear on all fours, it is also the first single off their third album ‘Revenge of the Goons’ which drops later this year locally and internationally thru Volcom Entertainment.

This Sydney show will be the most important show of the single tour so far so please bring a friend along and get down to a pretty special lineup filled with some of Sydneys most hyped talent right now; THE RUMINATERS, MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES, BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL plus THE BUNGALOWS on dj duties.

VOLCOM, MONSTER CHILDREN, MY SYDNEY RIOT, VAMPIRATE SURFBOARDS and ARTIST UNION TOURING presents…
GOONS OF DOOM http://facebook.com/goonsofdoom
The Rattlesnake Cobra Sydney Single launch!

w- very special guests
THE RUMINATERS http://facebook.com/theruminaters
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES http://facebook.com/myleegrace
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL http://facebook.com/bangbangrocknroll
THE BUNGALOWS DJs http://facebook.com/thebungalowsmusic

Saturday 11th February
The Standard
Level 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills (top of Kinselas, taylor Square)
8pm / $10 moshtix HERE

Download the new single The Rattlesnake Cobra here http://goonsofdoom.bandcamp.com
Facebook event HERE

BONDI RIOT NOT CRONULLA RIOT!

So many people came out to the Beach Rd Hotel last Saturday night to celebrate the Australia Day Weekend and locally made music it was not funny. You really had to be there to experience what went down, but from start to finish the bands that played all came out with guns blazing and the night was hands down one of the coolest parties we’ve put on to date.

The over capacity / sold out Beach Rd Hotel got down to the LIAR Awards 2011 Best new comers Bang! Bang! Rock n’ Roll and  the awesome Valley Floor (qld) who both played tight sets, receiving mass appreciation from the early birds, followed by Mylee Grace & the Milkshakes who bought everyone together for a dance off du jour and so did Gerrringongs The Bungalows who played their best live set to date, starting the first of many sing-a-longs of the night. Betty Airs ruled the stage and their cover of Bad Moon Rising is second to none (record dat shit boys!). Sticky Fingers had all hearts in a flutter as they spread the soulful good vibes around the room. Then it was time for the Goons of Doom, well no one in this town knows how to rock a party like the Goons do, the party was well and truly on fire. With Killerwhale playing his return show with the Goons the gig was made all the more special, a night we will never forget.

Beautiful women, cool cats, punks and newbians gathered together and we all simply partied for the love of friendship, good times and music. Yes there were a couple of boofheads in the crowd pushing people around, so we apologize if anyone got hurt, but overall from all reports everyone had a ball.

Downstairs after the show looking around at all the sweaty and happy people it was like we had all survived some kind of war, a fight for the very survival of what we believe in – Our Music. And I think we’re winning. Holy Fuck!

Thanks for coming out to support these bands, they are worth all their weight in gold. Big thanks to the bands (go check them out!) and thanks to Meg (best door biatch), Sarah for the tunes! Jimmy for takin care of sound and The Beach Road, especially bar manager and the cool staff. And thanks to Bert Newton. Copland!

See you at the next Party!

XOX

CLICK HERE Photos by Rocket Weijers

THE RIOT COMES TO BONDI THIS SATURDAY!

The Australia Day holiday is a special one and even though there are many perspectives surrounding what it means to different sections of the community, we’d like to invite all tribes to come together this weekend to celebrate the current state of underground music culture. And going off the list below, its pretty safe to say that the bands coming out of this town are pretty epic and amazing.

So help us kick off our first Sydney party for 2012 and join in on the fun at Beach Road, Bondi this Saturday. It’s going to be an awesome evening of live locally made music and good times for all. You will come away feeling smarter and more good-looking for it. Kapow!

MY SYDNEY RIOT, VOLCOM, LIAR Awards presents… AN AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA!!! “MY BONDI RIOT”

GOONS OF DOOM
STICKY FINGERS
BETTY AIRS
THE BUNGALOWS
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES
VALLEY FLOORS (QLD)
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL

UPSTAIRS BEACH RD HOTEL
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
6PM – MIDNIGHT
$10

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
Also check out this weeks issue of THE BRAG

BYRON BAY GOES TO WAR – GOONS OF DOOM START A RIOT!


If you were in Byron Bay last week you would’ve noticed that Sydney’s GOONS OF DOOM actually played three shows locally. The laziest tour on earth? No, the boys just know how to take advantage of the good times. No sin in that!

There was somethin in the water that week and kids came from all over the shop to see the boys rock out with friends GROUPLOVE (US) at the Great Northern (Wed), then at a Volcom instore for the kids! Hi Mum! (Thurs/daytime) and then at Woodys (Fri) with good friends THE BUNGALOWS, BOOZE HAG plus SAMOAN PUNKS and boy what a good time it was.

The night before the Goons and the Bungas took in a different scene where The Loft, Chevron Island was overfilled by 100 more than the legal limit and the kids were at war with their own shadows, a pretty crazy trick to witness, but man that show was out of control. We all seriously thought the venue was going to collapse on itself, thank the Gods we didn’t make our 6pm news debut with 77 dead. “THE LOFT WAS THE CRAZIEST GOONS SHOW EVER!”.

Surviving Chevron Island, Friday night was gonna be mad fun. Local promoters EAT CITY NIGHTS joined forces with MSR to put on quite the party. Everyone had a ball, the bands went right off and the night was all time rock n’ roll good times. People were partyin like it was 1999 and PRINCE was the President of Byron Bay. Well is he? If he’s not, then he should be!

Byron Bay people know how to party and it was a great way to kick off 2012 with a hells yeah, so much so that the RIOT is comin baaaack very soooooon!!!! A new date and venue will be announced shortly. So stay tuned.

Check these photos out, pictures make way better reviews anyway. Word on the Streets!!!!

CLICK HERE to check out photos from MY BYRON BAY RIOT

MY BONDI RIOT – AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA!!!


Australia Day is coming up, so we decided to get a few of our favourite bands together and put on a Party to celebrate the good times. If you’re free on Saturday 28th January make sure you get down to the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi from 6pm. Good times will be promised to all who are in attendance. Check out the lineup and then put aside $1o. for the ride.

MY SYDNEY RIOT, VOLCOM, LIAR Awards presents… AN AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA!!! “MY BONDI RIOT”

GOONS OF DOOM
STICKY FINGERS
BETTY AIRS
THE BUNGALOWS
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES
VALLEY FLOORS (QLD)
BANG!@ BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL

UPSTAIRS BEACH RD HOTEL
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
6PM – MIDNIGHT
$10

MY SYDNEY RIOT presents… GOONS OF DOOM RATTLE SNAKE COBRA TOUR – NORTHERN DATES!

Lock away your daughters GOONS OF DOOM are comin to your town! Not kidding.

Get ready to party Northern folk as we present one of the most funnest raddest bands on planet Earth. If you don’t like the Goons well it just means that you might have to chilax and enjoy life a little, no offence. Open your mind and let the good times roll is what we say.

Goons of Doom are coming to town to celebrate the launch of their new single RATTLE SNAKE COBRA, a sweet party track which was recorded by Tm Dunn and produced by Mr Ray at HANGING TREE STUDIOS in Surry Hills. This fine track smells of two things only – Good Times and Lets Party!

Good timers THE BUNGALOWS & SAMOAN PUNKS are also heading North to help with the partying and rolling special herbs for Cowboy, so you best be ready to lose your head. Good times.

More shows to be announced shortly.

NEW ALBUM ‘REVENGE OF THE GOONS’ OUT THRU VOLCOM ENT SOON!

Yew!

GOONS OF DOOM RATTLE SNAKE COBRA TOUR  – NORTHERN DATES
– Wed 11 Jan @ GREAT NORTHERN, Byron Bay w- GROUPLOVE (USA)
– Thurs 12 Jan day @ VOLCOM INSTORE, Byron Bay – 3pm
– Thurs 12 Jan night @ THE LOFT, Gold Coast w- THE BUNGALOWS & PIRATES ALIVE
– Fri 13 Jan ‘MY BYRON BAY RIOT’ @ WOODYS, Byron Bay w- THE BUNGALOWS, BOOZE HAG & SAMOAN PUNKS