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By thebrat, Feb 23 2017 06:49AM


The PISS have channelled another grim, yet poignant motion within their sound and vision with this, their newest delicacy from their forthcoming album due out in June, through Poison City Records.

With the masterful ear in prodcution by Garath Liddiard of The Drones, BATPISS have devised another unhinged Guitar ladden narritive within the fabric of this track, "WEATHERBOARD MAN"

Guitarist Paul Pirie explains; " I hope the song comes across pretty direct. Its a universal western theme; inheriting a shit legacy of genocide and disenfranchisement, and realising that once you've rattled off all your own personal problems and hardship, your probably still don't have any right to be standing where you're standing."

Pretty gritty stuff.... Paul continues....

"My Granddad had his old super 8 film rolls converted to digital, and amongst the family stuff is about 20 minutes of film he shot on Christmas Day 1974 in Darwin, the morning after "Cyclone Tracy".

What you see in the clip is what he saw driving around that morning, his Malboro reds reflected on the windscreen and the carnage. We thought it was nicely summed our fragile human existence. This footage of "Cyclone Tracy" has never been seen before."

Speaking at large here, I'm moved by the songs narrative and imagery to detail the damage and devistation that was caused on that terrible day, some 40+ years ago. As Paul notes, its been brought to attention that when we think the worst of ourselves, to always think of others in their terrible situations. Todays society is so encapsulated within its own celular universe, (self within the self) that speaking about a devestation like "Cyclone Tracy" doesn't even amount to the true pain and suffering like those that had lost their family homes, jobs and persons that are apart of their own lives, some humans aren't as humble as they should be; thus demonstrates that we are a decline within a global society.


To view this dark and beautiful excerpt of life. View it here.

OH And, BATPISS will be on a run of shows for this new Release as of end of March through April.

VICTORIA... Get ya PISS on!

By thebrat, Jan 18 2017 03:12AM

America's Funnyman, Neil Hamburger is set bringing his bag of jokes and dirty secrets to Sydney and Melbourne this February.

The shows Includes Very Special Guest, *Australia's MOST HATED Comedian* Dr. Elsuavo.

Also featuring Orbis Tertius* and Daniel Tucceri**.

Tickets are $35 +BF and are on SALE NOW!

Check out Manning Bar Link and Northcote Social Club link below for more info.

Sydney 8th February.

Manning Bar.

W/ Special Guest Dr. Elsuavo & Obris Tertius.



Melbourne 16th February.

Northcote Social Club.

W/ Special Guest Dr. Elsuavo & Daniel Tucceri.



Neil Hamburger Web

Dr Elsuavo FACEBOOK.

By thebrat, Nov 29 2016 07:20AM

High Octane Rockers, Don Fernando are set to take the road this December to make some noise, and celebrate with many cheers and BEERS 10 years of Rock n Roll Service to the Australian Underground scene.

The heat has been on for the boys to drive their fuzz filled, atomspheric live performance to a new level. This heralds from a successful tour through Spain, France and England to promote their 2015 release "Haunted By Humans" to now cement their branded HIGH OCTANE, Desert Rock style here on their home turf.

"It's been an amazing 10 years for this band, when it was concieved; I never would have thought we would make it out of my home town of Wollongong, let alone play festivals in Brazil to Thousands of People, or tour Europe 3 times! It's time to celebrate what we have achieved"

Andy Simpson, Don Fernando.

Don Fernando Celebrate 10 years of their hard hitting, Stoner Rock:

Touring East Coast DEC 2016

Friday 2nd Dec RAD BAR- Wollongong, NSW

Saturday 3rd Dec- The Beach Club- Collaroy, NSW

Sunday 4th Dec- Town Hall Hotel- Newtown, NSW

Sunday 17th Dec- Cherry Bar- Melbourne, VIC.

By thebrat, Nov 29 2016 01:05AM

365 days makes a Calendar year, right?

Well, could you possibly take in 365 days of LIVE MUSIC in a Calendar year?

Melbourne based creative and wonderful eye and media marvel, Zo Damage has taken on the HUGE task of snapping as many bands as she can possible fit into her schedule for the night to turn this EPIC photographic project into a wonderful display for all to see online called simply; 365 Day Live Music Photography Project.

TheBrat personally adores Zo for the work she produces, her amazing and wonderful vibrant energy and her creative mind.

Check out the project as it all unfolds before us and the cheeky tattoo collection she is developing along the way too!

Head over to ZO DAMAGE Facebook page and check it out, if you get behind this project you'll also see some amazing things to unfold at the end of it... Possibly a MASSIVE celebration of this extremely WONDERFUL achievement!







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