Chris Picks

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Thanks everyone for supporting us this year. Our favourite part of this job is looking for and ordering new music, and its even better that it manages to pay some bills too! Thanks to all the bands, distros and labels who deliver the quality year in, year out. The 15 Years Of Repressed at Vivid was pretty sick too. Here is some of my favourite music released in 2017. The Stevens - Good (Chapte...

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Here's a list of some great music released in 2016 you may have enjoyed too or missed altogether. Is that a great introductory line or what?  Francis Plagne - Funeral Mutes  (Mould Museum) I don't know Francis Plagne, but I like to picture him to be one those guys who think that talent would win you the X Factor, but his performance gets slammed by some has-been dude in a denim jacke...

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Hey! I've been getting on a bit of a punk binge lately, namely: Grotto - Manic Evil 7". I read this about the first song Bog: "It's about a creature coming out of your shit and feeding on your mind. You always knew it was there but you passed it off as paranoia and as the reality sets in you become the bog itself' and I thought , YEAH! PLUS it was released on a label called Pissfart Records. T...

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Hey,   I'm off to Japan next week for a bit of a holiday so I thought i'd give a quick run down on what i've been enjoying the last month or so since our end of year lists, then you can come here and feel i'm still with you.   Francis Plagne - Funeral Mutes  It would be ashame if this album went away with no one hearing about it as it's like nothing else i've heard from Aust...

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My Favourite Music of 2015 Royal Headache "High". My first few listens to this I thought it was an instant Australian classic. At the very least songs like Psychotic Episode and Down The Lane from their first album and High and Carolina off the new album should be  radio staples but aren't because of general lameness and it’s not 20 years old yet.  If you're gonna re-unite, make...