Australia has one of the richest musical scenes in the world. Ando so for this week’s #NewMusicMonday playlist we’re handing the reigns to DUNE RATS, POLARIS, ENDLESS HEIGHTS, STAND ATLANTIC, DEEZ NUTS and DMA’S to curate the ULTIMATE playlist from down under.
Check out the playlist HERE, as well as which bands chose which tracks below!
AS CHOSEN BY DUNE RATS
One of Australia’s finest skate punk exports, if anyone is going to know the underground punk scene out there, it’s DUNE RATS. So here’s who they chose for our weekly playlist:
FROM: Newcastle, New South Wales | For Fans Of: Rancid, Black Lips
“Seen these grommys the other night, mental little crew going nuts, dude was crowd surfing then fell into the drums and got knocked out. was epic!”
FROM: Bonny Hills, Melbourne, Victoria | For Fans Of: Dune Rats, NOFX
“Love their new record, love them. up the punts!”
FROM: Wollongong, New South Wales | FOR FANS OF: Camp Cope
“Some sweet shit happening on this song. Keen to hear whats next for ’em too. Choice little tune.”
AS CHOSEN BY POLARIS
Metalcore is simply massive down under, and with a British invasion happening in 2019 in support of the almighty ARCHITECTS, Australian metal outfit POLARIS will soon be following in the foot steps of previous exports such as THY ART IS MURDER and PARKWAY DRIVE.
JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
FROM: Sydney | FOR FANS OF: Nails, Code Orange
“We’ll start with an old Sydney favourite. Justice For The Damned are an abrasive, destructive and highly addictive listen, and have ground themselves into an incredible live band over years of non-stop touring. Forever our favourite Sydney band and best mates, we’ve been playing with these blokes since day one and never plan to stop.”
FROM: Melbourne | FOR FANS OF: The Plot In You, Miss May I
“This is a new group that’s formed as a side project of sorts among members and former-members from a bunch of Melbourne bands we’ve become friends with over the years. We were hearing tasters of their tunes for a while when we’d visit mates down there, and it’s been really exciting to see them come out with a really polished debut EP and start playing some shows recently. Think pissed-off Pennsylvania-style metalcore with a 2018 edge.”
FROM: Melbourne | FOR FANS OF: Hundredth, Movements
“Like Wither, Better Half is a side project from a couple of other Melbourne bands that’s showing some serious potential. For a while it seemed like the melodic post-hardcore/emo wave was dying off a bit in Australia, but Better Half’s EP has shown there’s still plenty of life there.”
FROM: Sydney | FOR FANS OF: Bury Tomorrow
“One of the more interesting bands starting to shine through in the Sydney scene at the moment. There’s a lot of atmosphere and conceptual storytelling with these guys and I think their new record will show that they’re not afraid to take their experimentation further than most bands seem to be going in the progressive metalcore spectrum.”
FROM: Taree, New South Wales | FOR FANS OF: Northlane
“It’s always great to see bands from outside the major cities starting to break through and get attention. Diamond Construct are from Taree NSW and have worked hard to prove themselves worthy of the opportunities they’re now getting. Aggressively technical and captivating to watch.”
FROM: Darwin | FOR FANS OF: Holding Absence, Dance Gavin Dance
Another one from a more remote corner of the country, Tapestry have taken every chance they’ve been offered to play outside the intense tropical heat of Darwin. We had a lot of laughs with these boys with us on our album tour earlier this year and loved hearing those big melodies every night.