STICKY FINGERS are the hardest working independent band in Australia. Just coming off a crazy Australian tour where they pretty much played at every town across this wide land, packing out and selling out some pretty big rooms in the process. This video is a nice pictorial of what a difference a year can make. Parked just outside the Newtown Festival one year playing a banging backyard party, only to then take the same festival by storm pretty much co-headlining the main stage on the following year.
Check the heads getting down on this puppy. Pretty Inspirational. Bo!
Shot & Edited by: Aidan Keogh http://killermanhat.blogspot.com.au
STICKY FINGERS FACEBOOK HERE
Sydney underground punk band BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL are really hitting their stride at the moment. Tonight they will be opening for US band BASS DRUM OF DEATH at FBi Social and in two weeks they’ll opening for ANDREW WK. Things are poking up for this kick ass three piece.
RIOT TV caught up with BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL for a little chit chat. Yew!
Interview filmed and edited by Kate Farquharson
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL FACEBOOK HERE
BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL TUMBLR HERE
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL BANDCAMP HERE
If you are into the modern art scene then chances are you probably know about Mark Whalen aka street artist Kill Pixie. With sell out shows and celebrities collecting his art, life has been pretty sweet for Mr Whalen. A couple of years ago he moved to LA, so it was only natural that eventually his art would become a three dimensional dream boat of visual pleasure
Our review for this video, a cool slow burning tune married perfectly by this visual colab between Whalen and futuristic art rockers from LA AUTOLUX goes like this “THIS VIDEO IS FUCKIN BANGIN AWESOME!” Makes you wanna jump into a big black pool of pixelated coca cola and hang out with the naked Pixie people on planet Grid .69 mark sector 9 praying to triangles which spray out vitamin water full of CMYK!
And big props to the Animators!
Director: Thomas McMahan
Artwork: Mark Whalen
Editor: Joe Denk
3D Character Model: Jeffrey Dietrich
Character Rigging: D. K. Libisch
Particle Animation: Sean McClintock
MARK WHALEN WEBSITE HERE
AUTOLUX WEBSITE HERE
Is there something in the water? or are Sydney bands just ruling at the moment? Sorry this writer needs to say Fuckamolie Sweet! Excuse the guac talk!
Another one of our favourite new bands has stepped forward with a brand new debut single / video, a cool split screen vid about two skaters on their way to somewhere. Some sweet cameos and a punk rock sound track to poke a stick at anyone who gives you the shits. Say it repetitively and like all cool punk rock songs you actually start to fall in love with the idea of giving your opinion. After all that is what punk is, this track is unmistakably raw fun punk rollin cool and there needs to be more of it in this town.
Bloods are a three-piece, two ladies and one gentleman, you won’t meet three more friendlier people in this town. Lions At Your Door was their former band who also used to rock and we used to dig on their good time tunes. Shame it all came to an end. Well luckily enough for us all, Bloods are here. You people don’t deserve cool bands, just joking!
Director: Brent Quincy Buchanan www.thegrindhouse.com
BLOODS FACEBOOK HERE
BLOODS WEBSITE HERE
CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS are a raging awesome band. They kick ass live and they are constantly making videos and pushing their craft forward. They are definitely a band to watch in Sydney right now and 2012 is already looking promising for this fine posse of young rock n’ rollers. With their Big Day Out debut out-of-the-way and a tour support with another band on the rise THE CAIROS, Chicks Who Love Guns are in fine form.
This video is rad, the boys enjoy what they are doin with their music and visually they probably don’t stress about ideas either, everything seems natural they keep things punk. You get the impression that they don’t really give a fuck if people like it or dislike it, they’re having fun with it and keeping the creative juices flowing is what counts because bands who sit around eventually just die.
Music: Chicks Who Love Guns
Directror: Bodie J Smith
CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS FACEBOOK HERE
We sponsored the Video of the Year Award for the very first L.I.A.R Awards 2011 (an awards show which celebrates Independent Music Culture) which took place online over the Christmas / New Years period. The winners are ONLY THE SEA SLUGS for their stunning video for their song MOONPARK, which also came in at number 27 on the rage 2011 top 50 count down.
Congratulations to THE SLUGS an awesome band from Sydney. So keep an eye out for future releases, shows and videos from the se guys and keep them dope videos coming in.
Music: Only The Sea Slugs
Director: Scott Pickett
Producer: Lawrence Lim & Bruce Dawson
Production Company: Arterial Films & Tribal Apes
L.I.A.R AWARDS 2011 HERE
ONLY THE SEA SLUGS FACEBOOK HERE
ONLY THE SEA SLUGS WEBSITE HERE
For those who missed out on the very first LIAR Awards here’s a little recap. Our nominees were online since Christmas Eve and on New Years Day we announced the winners online at Facebook from 7pm.
A total of 57 artists and creatives were nominated for our 16 Awards. Sydney songtress MYLEE GRACE was nominated in four categories and we also had 15 artists nominated in the LIVE ACT Category. We awarded specialty awards to a LOCAL LEGEND; MARK GERBER, an EXPATRIATE AWARD which went to talented music maker JONTI and we also made GERLING our first WALL OF FAME inductees.
CLICK HERE to check out LIAR AWARDS 2011 Website