HEAVEN THE AXE

In Melbourne in Australia you will find Phoebe Pinnock (Vocals), Steve Watts (Guitar),  Mat Silcock (Guitar),  Trav Price (Bass) and one of Aramis SV, Tommy Rossell or Matt “Skitz” Sanders (Drums) making up the band HEAVEN THE AXE.

HEAVEN THE AXE - heavy metal from Australia

HEAVEN THE AXE

I was idling around looking at my personal Facebook news thread and spotted a video posted by a broadcaster in Australia of a band full of capital letters and despite my initial aversion to the capitalisation, I took a listen and here we are with a heavy metal band who livened up the afternoon, living up to that shouted name, HEAVEN THE AXE.

Crunching out of the speakers come flying nuts and bolts which have been through the grinder and the band spray the walls with pit marks. Control is what many metal bands lack, HEAVEN THE AXE however have learnt how to hold the ballistics in a well directed gunfire and the music just demands finding ever increasing levels of volume. The exquisite interplay of, Australian and the genre in general, misogyny is superbly played as a ruff, as Phoebe plays with the concept of her sexuality and her vituperative vocal to throw the backwardsmen a double uppercut.

I had a very brief telephone chat with Franky who handles the questions just to check on the drummer, to find there really isn’t a permanent drummer for the band so it is all on rotation. I do hope they can sort this out – the sooner the better – as a metal band without a permanent drummer is a bit like a call centre – hot desking.

As a statement concept how could I not like HEAVEN THE AXE. As superbly honed musicians I can’t do anything other than recommend spending some time with them.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Hate – Single – Heaven the Axe is available on iTunes*

Those connected with me personally on Facebook will know well of my regular sojourns to the Yarrowee River to catch Cat Unwrapped on Tuesdays and Thursdays for her two hour show on Voice FM. If not – Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 to 15:00 BST.

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Little Bastard

Little Bastard a seven piece roguish country rock band from Sydney in Australia is Matt MasonRoss TipperJohnny TookEd RoweDaniel D’arcyTrevor Davies and Liam Hoskins.

Little Bastard - country rock from Australia

Little Bastard

Mid-west America couldn’t come up with anything more Americana country blues than Little Bastard. Essentially a live performance act, though how the seven of them fit on the stage I am not quite sure, but there is plenty to enjoy by listening to recorded pieces. Every conceivable instrument from fiddle to harmonica appears at some stage or another and it is all delivered with an infectious sense of fun that the audience can’t help but get tapping along to.


Inside the framework of the upright mid-west, Little Bastard inject some Australian nonchalance and the resulting compositions skitter across the room on the verge of a breakdown, but it is all kept in order and the exuberant sounds continue to rattle round the head long after the music has stopped.

Gaining considerable visibility around Australia on the festival circuit, this is an out-fit who need to bring their rays of sunshine to an international live audience as this is music that works just anywhere.

Turn up the volume and enjoy a rollicking good party with Little Bastard.

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Magic Bones

Magic Bones from Melbourne in Australia is Dylan Thorpe (Vocals / Drums /Guitar), Kiri O’Connor (Vocals / Guitar), Richard Bowers (Guitar / Drums / Vocals) and Michael Hales (Bass) an alt rock band.

Magic Bones is an alt rock band from Australia.

Magic Bones

The music meanders across the room in a shimmer of colours as the dreamy, psychotropic nuances of Magic Bones settle on the cortex. The easy nature of the material rumbles into the soul of the listener taking over thought and heart beat in a conundrum of layers which unfurl as verisimilitude shapes formed by sounds.

Well crafted tracks deliver much to the listener as they play with the brain and when music has the power to shift and form moods, then you know you are listening to something which has a heart and soul. What is equally impressive is how they are able to define those images within what are relatively brief pieces of work not over extending their welcome.

The delightful bass / drum combination set a tempo which provide the tracks with a well formed spine, around which floating guitar is permitted to express the emotional journey, which is interspersed by vocal that fits as part of the overall compositions, rather than a core focus and all the textures come together in an extraordinarily well painted canvass that also permits the mind to travel to its own point of interest.

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Magic Bones EP – Magic Bones is available on iTunes*

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