Saints Alight are a 5-piece band from Brisbane, Australia. Drawing inspiration from a number of genres allows these boys to produce a sound which can only be described as unique. With a perfect mix of crushing hardcore riffs and abstract ambient sections their music is exciting and dynamic. Complimented by the powerful heavy vocals as well as melodic singing, Saints Alight bring with them a sound everyone can get into. Accompany this music with an energetic and dominating live show, Saints Alight are really the full package and have a huge future ahead of them.
INHEARTSWAKE began in 2006 as five individuals brought together through a common interest in heavy music. Inspired by the natural surrounds of Byron Bay they shared an enthusiasm for a better world, which solidified them as friends and acted as the catalyst for creativity. The Byron Bay five piece released their highly acclaimed UNFD debut “Divination” in August of 2012, cementing their position in the hardcore/metal scene.
The first few years saw the band take to the roads around Australia off the back of several independently released EP’s, sharing their music, learning from their peers and each other whilst gaining an insight into the fundamentals of what it was to be a young touring act.
The natural progression towards a full-‐length release was imminent and in early 2012 INHEARTSWAKE made the trip to Random Awesome Studio’s in Michigan, USA to record with renowned engineer ‘Josh Schroeder’ (The Color Morale, For The Fallen Dreams, Legend). Meanwhile at home, national interest was increasing and it caught the eye of Melbourne based company UNFD, who went on to release “Divination” and sign the band for worldwide management.
INHEARTSWAKE have since shared stages across Australia and New Zealand with bands such as Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari & Northlane. Playing over 100 dates in the first eight months of their album’s cycle, INHEARTSWAKE have developed into a seasoned act while more recently being included as part of the ‘Brother In Arms Tour’ across venues in Australia, Europe and the UK with The Amity Affliction. INHEARTSWAKEhave also delivered capacity shows across two incredible headline tours as part of the “Divination” album cycle. The latter being The Survival Tour, which saw them bring out Canadian’s Counterparts for nine dates around Australia.
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If you’re into a poolside soundtrack version of 80s NYC freestyle pumped up with the future fruitiness of trap and your spirit animal is a girl with a bangin’ pair of calves… then Sweater Beats is your man and his jams are the jams for you.
Born in the year infinity and now sliding through the world via his own brand of dream-soaked cleavage pop and lushed out wavestep, you’d have to try pretty hard in 2013 to get through a day without getting caught up in a track, remix, edit or mixtape Sweater Beats has churned out within the last 6 months. The grind is on and it is so smooth.
Alongside HW&W labelmate (Australia’s own) Ta-Ku, Sweater Beats racked up a lot of hype at the recent SXSW festival in addition to the high profile support already flowing in for the gold he’s released into the wild so far. His HW&W jam (the Cassie-sampling “Make a Move”) is busting up to a mil plays via Majestic Casual’s YouTube channel, his Scrufizzer remix is out and slaying on Ministry of Sound, “MLLN DLLR” is still going bananas everywhere but Annie Mac’s pronunciation and he’s got Raekwon guesting on a cut in the very near future.
Want more? …Sweaters was named #9 on Billboard US’ ‘Next Big Sound’ chart, he has a forthcoming EP out on HW&W as well as a slew of remixes in the coming months!
Listen here… soundcloud.com/sweaters
Art vs Science are back with a brand new single, ‘Create/Destroy’. ‘It’s about a faltering relationship, and the myriad questions the mind throws out and the crumbling footholds to which it clings as it falls into an unknown conclusion’- says Dan Mac. ‘Create/Destroy’ is out now via the band’s own imprint Magellanic/MGM.
WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKuE ItvJGs
Widely acknowledged to be one of Australia’s most enthralling and popular live acts, AvS’ accolades are many: two platinum and gold EPs; a #2 and #9 in triple J’s Hottest 100 (for Parlez-Vous Francais? and Magic Fountain); a J Award nom and an ARIA award for their debut album The Experiment, which charted at #2 in its week of release. However, it’s their irresistible energy, relentless touring and undeniable sense of fun that has won over countless fans from all over the country and beyond.
It’s been some time since the band have released new material but they’ve been busy: multiple US tours (including Bonnaroo and Governors Ballfestival slots); a well received side project, and ‘inspiration gathering and research’ from around the world.
The band also recently headlined Melbourne’s St Kilda Festival to an audience of 20k+ and a Channel [V] Open Surf event in Manly to 5k+ people. In April, the guys will set out on a national run of club dates that will see them debut a brand new live show. Don’t miss them.
Over the last ten years The Amity Affliction have become one of Australia’s most respected and best-loved bands. Armed with cheeky song titles and a fun loving party attitude, they have emerged as leaders in the local hardcore scene.
Their extensive touring has included spots on major Australian Festivals including Soundwave Festival in 2011 and 2013, Big Day Out 2012, Groovin The Moo Festival, as well as their biggest national headlining tour in 2013. The band also toured as part of the US Vans Warped tour in 2013 making a big impact on the crowds in the USA.
The first full-length debut, Severed Ties made way for breakthrough follow-up, Youngbloods. Youngbloods debuted at No. 6 on the Australian ARIA charts and was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at both the ARIA and AIR Awards. Youngbloods was also voted Best Album of 2011 on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud program and in Blunt Magazine .
Chasing Ghosts raised eyebrows as it claimed the #1 debut spot on the Australian ARIA album chart and is certified gold. It is also the first time a local hardcore band has taken the #1 honors in the ARIA chart’s history. Chasing Ghosts was voted #2 on triple j’s Short Fast Loud album of the year while the band were also Blunt Magazine’s Band Of The Year for 2012.
On the back of the success of Chasing Ghosts the band have been working hard recording the follow up album due for release in 2014.