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Announcing NICEFEST 2016

Announcing NICEFEST 2016

NICEFEST, our annual showcase of Australian progressive and experimental music hits Melbourne and Sydney this year. The third instalment features the jazz-inflected electronica of Tangents, the cinematic arrangements of Fourteen Nights...
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Drone From The Underside Of The Earth II

Drone From The Underside Of The Earth II

We are proud to present ‘Drone From The Underside Of The Earth II’ – a free compilation featuring the best of Australian doom. The compilation features both veterans and promising newcomers, including Inverloch, Whitehorse, Space Bong, Mournful Congregation, Horsehunter, Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving, Drowning Horse, Looking Glass and many more. Listen / download now. Drone From...
Diploid announce NZ / Aus tour

Diploid announce NZ / Aus tour

Diploid have announced a tour of New Zealand and the Australian east coast in support of their new EP, “Is God Up There?” The Melbourne-based trio have a tireless work ethic, and have staged multiple tours of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in recent years. Their caustic new EP blends blackened screamo with...
Diploid drop new single

Diploid drop new single

Melbourne’s Diploid fuse elements of screamo, black metal, noise rock, and powerviolence to create caustic new forms of sonic violence. Their experimental approach sears the psyche with bursts of swirling blackened noise, crackling feedback, and distorted screams — calling to mind a mix of Orchid, Oathbreaker, Full Of Hell, and Circle Takes The Square. They’ve...
A surprise new EP from Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

A surprise new EP from Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

The most absurdly named band in Australian hardcore are back. On their fourth release, Accord/Dance, Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt have greatly expanded both their sonic palette and song-writing skills. The release sees the band rely less on the sensory overload of blastbeats and angular riffing and instead focus on developing rich and layered compositions....
Kurushimi's deconstructionist noise-jazz

Kurushimi’s deconstructionist noise-jazz

The mysterious collective Kurushimi take listeners through a dark and deranged sonic journey on their Art As Catharsis debut. Featuring members of Serious Beak, Instrumental (adj.), SEIMS and Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt, this heavily improvised release pushes the boundaries of deconstructionist noise-jazz with departures into doom, grindcore, prog, dub and hip hop. The...
Video: Adrift for Days working on a new album

Video: Adrift for Days working on a new album

Sydney’s Adrift for Days are back in the studio recording the follow up to their psychedelic doom epic ‘Come Midnight…’ Here’s a sneak peek at guitar tracking:   The album is expected to drop late 2016 through Art As Catharsis. Stay tuned!
Experimental noise from Lost Salt Blood Purges

Experimental noise from Lost Salt Blood Purges

Introducing ‘Only the Youngest Grave’, a double album from Melbourne experimental artist Lost Salt Blood Purges (Michael Snoxall). Lost Salt Blood Purges explores the disparity of melody and dissonance and how they affect one another. On ‘Only the Youngest Grave’ we journey through almost two hours of varied sonic scenery, from ambient soundscapes, esoteric drones,...
Hinterlandt's Ensemble out now

Hinterlandt’s Ensemble out now

We’re proud to announce the Australian release of Hinterlandt’s Ensemble. Hinterlandt – Ensemble While Hinterlandt has previously been the moniker for the sonic explorations of the solo artist Jochen Gutsch, the group has recently been reborn as a four-piece ensemble. On this, their debut album, the Sydney-based ensemble explore their own conception of contemporary chamber...
Bambino dell'Oro - Los Belvos

Bambino dell’Oro – Los Belvos

We’re proud to announce the Australian release of Bambino dell’Oro’s ‘Los Belvos’. Los Belvos by Bambino dell'Oro Bambino dell’Oro are a piano and drums duo who deliver lush, experimental, jazz-inflected melodic pieces replete with groove freakery for fans of The Bad Plus, The Cinematic Orchestra and Penguin Cafe Orchestra. The duo are known for the...
Space Bong's doom monolith Deadwood To Worms

Space Bong’s doom monolith Deadwood To Worms

After many years of rehab, isolation and living off-grid, the lumbering doom/drone beast of Space Bong has awakened to unleash their long awaited follow up to 2009’s ‘The Death of Utopia’. ‘Deadwood To Worms’ showcases the evolution of Space Bong’s intense and focused form of doom, incorporating elements of sludge, black metal, stoner rock and...
Gvrlls' Protect Us From The Ones We Love

Gvrlls’ Protect Us From The Ones We Love

On their highly anticipated debut EP, ‘Protect Us From The Ones We Love’, Gvrlls batter listeners with a style of raw post-hardcore that draws as much from the chaos of The Dillinger Escape Plan as it does the oppressive atmosphere of Neurosis. This is forward-thinking heavy music that radiates raw, cathartic intensity. Fans of Gaza,...
Introducing Instrumental (adj.)

Introducing Instrumental (adj.)

Instrumental (adj.) have announced their debut album, ‘A Series of Disagreements’, and dropped their first single on Art As Catharsis. A Series Of Disagreements by Instrumental (adj.) Australia truly is a hotbed for innovative underground music. The latest proof of this point is the new Sydney trio Instrumental (adj.). Featuring members of The Helix Nebula,...