Author: MIMM

A Fangtastic Farewell For Brisbane’s The Plastic Fangs

After 14 years as one of Brisbane’s favourite garage-surf outifts, The Plastic Fangs are bidding their fans farewell with the release of their album Holy Moley and one fangtastic final show this Saturday, 2 December at The Bearded Lady. Teaming up with their “big brothers” of the surf scene, King Kongo, the band’s Holy Moley will play B-side to King Kong’s Live at The Lowbrow Lounge A-side on a split cassette release by Valley Heat Records. “Our vision for this record was to go out in true, trash, surf terror with a catalogue of teeth clenching, turbo charged garage...

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Faux Bandit Ain’t No Pyramid Scheme

If people peddling pyramid schemes puts a bad taste in your mouth, then take a swig of the musical kool aid that is Faux Bandit’s latest single Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme. With streaks of rebellion and a riotous beat, Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme is this Brisbane blitz-rock duo’s dig at the inept nature of man, particularly those people who push their own agendas. Applying the business model of pyramid schemes to personality, Faux Bandit believe every person creates their own pyramid-like scheme based on their interests, which they use for better or worse. “Every Man Is...

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LALKA Celebrates Individuality

“All you cool youth. I don’t relate to you.” That’s the defiant lyrical line from Brisbane electro-pop rebel LALKA’s second single Cool Youth which encourages individuals to own their uniqueness. In a world that embraces following the status quo, LALKA dares to be different, and she’s sharing some of her magic with a playlist that celebrates individuality. “It’s always been important to celebrate what makes us unique. The fact that so many are vilified for being perceived as “different” to some predetermined “norm” makes it even more so. So I’ve put together a playlist of songs that celebrate individuality. All...

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Review: Jordan Merrick Turns Turmoil Into Triumph With ‘Songs From House Arrest’ EP

Not one to let a long-term injury get him down, Brisbane’s favourite folksmith, Jordan Merrick, has turned a trying period in his life into a collection of heart-felt tunes on his second solo EP Songs From House Arrest. Struck down with a neck injury and unable to work, Songs From House Arrest reflects Jordan’s musings during the months he spent holed up at home recovering. The result is a poignant record, with each track a mix of smooth melodic soundscapes and wistful vocals. A catchy anthem for anyone with wanderlust, lead single Travellin’ opens the record, while second single Gypsy Driver, which...

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PREMIERE: Come On Get Happy With Hey Skotty’s Debut Single ‘Wonderful Morning’

With a knack for writing smile-inducing earworms, Skotty Fairclough aka Hey Skotty, is on a mission to distil happiness to the world one song at a time, starting with his debut single Wonderful Morning. A refreshing take on indie-pop, Wonderful Morning combines electrifying instrumentals with a sunny Californian 60s pop disposition to create a sound reminiscent of The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers era. After being homebound for months due to work-induced stress watching cartoons with his nine-month-old daughter Alva, Skotty found himself inspired by the compositions and joyful sentiment of children’s music. “With Alva, every day became about getting up...

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