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By thebrat, Oct 13 2017 06:46AM

Melbourne’s Don Fernando have been treading the boards of the National and International Hard and Heavy Rock scene for over 10 years, forging a solid reputation over the years as one of the must see live acts kicking around. In Australia, they have flexed their muscle to become a staple on the independent Rock Scene; with a loyal following of punters and a respect from their musical peers that has seen them gracing the stage with bands/influences, Clutch, Helmet, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet, Brant Bjork and many more.


Internationally they have built a following in the UK, Europe and Central America by utilising a DIY approach and getting in the van, and hitting stages with their explosive live show.

2015 seen Don Fernando, hit Europe for their most successful tour yet with sold out shows in many cities and an appearance at The London chapter of Desertfest alongside Sleep, Atomic Bitchwax, Red Fang and Orange Goblin.


With three critically acclaimed albums under their belt, the boys are hitting the Studio again to record new tunes to be produced by Andy Simpson and set to be released for March 2018 on a Limited 10” Vinyl, available through Hurricane Music.

Don Fernando are set and looked in with International and National Run for their High Octane Heavy Rock Rendezvous in 2018.


"A lot of acts are mining similar territory, but Don Fernando feel like they’ve got the spirit and the fuck-off attitude of the genre down-pat."


- Matt Coyte, Rolling Stone Australia.


Don Fernando hit the road this November visting Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Canberra.

Tickets through venues and on the door.

18+

Presented By; Stoned Fruit Sessions:

THURSDAY 16th Nov- Rad Bar, Wollongong.

FRIDAY 17th Nov- Transit Bar, Canberra.

SATURDAY 18th Nov- The Small Ballroom, Newcastle.

SUNDAY ARVO SHOW 19th Nov, Bald faced Stag, Sydney.

By thebrat, Sep 19 2017 12:41PM

Some how, some cheeky Spanish Rock band made it on the lineup for FuzzFest,..

They're called Los Labios... Just go and check them out!

READ ON!



Band?

Los Labios


Who are you?

My name is Charlie Cepeda. I come from Seville, southern Spain, and it is my first time in the fascinating and exuberant Australia. I am ready to offer myself to all the wild pleasures that your legend tells.


What you play in the band?

I play the guitar and organize the troop before the big storm.

What’s your most recent release?

Our latest release has been our debut album, "Birthday". Lenny Kravitz invited us to record it in his studio, it was produced by Craig Ross, and we are very satisfied with it. After the recording we have done some shows in USA including the Whiskey to Go Go in Los Angeles, and in recent months we have been touring Spain.


OK, you’ve played in a few venues, what’s the best Venue to play and give us an idea of the hospitality and reception that you’ve come across from the Bar/Pub and the Punters?

It's soon to confirm you about that but we wish you will be very affectionate and immature with Los Labios, because we are ready and willing to enjoy all that “Roll" that characterizes you. For Los Labios it’s really exciting to come and offer some shows in The Land of Oz.

So, you’re playing Fuzzfest, who are you most interested in seeing over the two days?

We do not know anyone here / We do not know any of the bands; but we know how to keep our eyes open. That is sure.


Salud!


Follow Los Labios.








By thebrat, Sep 19 2017 12:01PM

Always has the biggest smile and hugest hugs in the world, basically, such a super lovely human to be around when you get the chance... I had a 5 question chat with Craig from El Colosso... Have a read, yo!


Band?

El Colosso


Who are you?

Craig Fryers


What do you play in the band?

Bass


What’s your most recent release?

“Pathways”, in May this year. Head over here for TUNAGE..


OK, you’ve played in a few venues, what’s the best Venue to play and give us an idea of the hospitality and reception that you’ve come across from the Bar/Pub and the Punters?

Well we’ve been lucky enough to have played The Corner Hotel twice this last year, the most recent supporting Thunder (UK). Love the sound up on that stage, perfect for heavy rock. We got it filmed too (see “The Hunted” on our YouTube channel).


So, you’re playing Fuzzfest, who are you most interested in seeing over the two days?

Peeping Tom. One of my favourites from back in the day, so rapt they’ve reformed. Adam Winzer (their guitarist) and I started El Colosso about four years ago. Didn’t work out with him in the long run, but we managed to build the foundations of a damn good heavy rock band, and even though we’re playing different nights it’s still nice to be sharing the bill with Peeping Tom. Hopefully there’ll be more to come in the near future.




Get pn the LARGE sound with El Colosso.




By thebrat, Sep 19 2017 11:52AM

A quick chat with a favourite Peanut from the South Side....

An Absolute Legend... STU!

Let's go, aye?


Band?

MEATHOOK


Who are you?

Stu from Frankston


What you play in the band?

Bass!


What’s your most recent release?

4 songs recorded mixed and mastered in a day last week

Head over here to get some of our tunes.



OK, you’ve played in a few venues, what’s the best Venue to play and give us an idea of the hospitality and reception that you’ve come across from the Bar/Pub and the Punters?

Its Meathook’s first gig but all 3 of us have played around Melbourne for ages. My favorite pub is the Bendigo Hotel.


So, you’re playing Fuzzfest, who are you most interested in seeing over the two days?

Front End Loader! And The Belair Lip Bombs – first band on Saturday Get there early!






FuzzFest 2017.



By thebrat, Sep 19 2017 11:46AM

I caught up with the very amazing crazy legs himself, Neil of FLUFF!

If there is another word above the felling of ADORATION... well, I kinda have it for this guy!

Such a lovely HUMAN!

Read on the 5 questions I have asked...


Band?

FLUFF. The band be FLUFF.


Who are you?

Aaah now, boy how, that is the question. The question to which the truest answer, ironically, can only be fully realised past the horizon of a lifetime. The closest summation of which I can share so far is that I am Neil Wilkinson. I am a musician, sharing my love of music through a loud guitar. From my depths, direct delivery to your ear holes. From source, to receptacle, through the act of bending air.


What you play in the band?

I am a guitarist. Such is the essence of my reality. I also occasionally sing some.

What’s your most recent release?

We have recently finished recording our first record! It is currently being mixed, the results of which we have heard so far, we are extremely pleased with. We cannot wait to share our vibrations with you. Soon. Very soon.

OK, you’ve played in a few venues, what’s the best Venue to play and give us an idea of the hospitality and reception that you’ve come across from the Bar/Pub and the Punters?

It really does depend entirely on the people who are occupying the venue at the time. The fact that we are residing and most active in the thriving metropolis that is Melbourne, Australia, you really can't go wrong. With such an active and utterly dedicated collective of music loving punters and incredible venues, you can't lose. As for tales of hospitality, these may be yarns best left for a less public medium.


So, you’re playing Fuzzfest, who are you most interested in seeing over the two days?

'King Of The North'.




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