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EVENT: Bunbury Zine Market, 07.11.15

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Our next Xero Distro event is a stall at the Bunbury Zine Market 2015, on the 7th of November, 1:00PM – 4:00PM at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

We’ll have prints from myself and Jessica Grace, and a full stock of our zines. Come and have a parmy at the pub with us after.

– R. x

POLAROIDS: Kitchen People Album Launch 22.08.15

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Jake Suriano posing with beer in Mojos lounge, 22.08.15
Jake Suriano posing with beer in Mojos lounge, 22.08.15

 

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Hard Aches, Pheromones, 17.06.15

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The Adelaide two-piece The Hard Aches bring Pheromones into the punk world with a stripped-back, barely-driven guitar and kit and a penchant for pouring their hearts into their lyrics.

If you’ve been craving gymnastic vocals scolding over drink driving; emotional hardcore based around moving out of a friend’s house because things are weird now you’ve had sex and you’re sure they’ll be happier even though your other housemates are terrible people; or just a particular young, white, urban Australian perspective, it’s a gem in a narrative begging for expansion but representing a specific and closed chapter.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Our Man In Berlin, Spirit Down, 17.06.15

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Perth indie-popsters Our Man In Berlin’s second EP, Spirit Down marks a crystallisation of the group’s ethereal, reverb-driven music, demonstrating an evolution from the more stylistically scattered Is It Right? EP.

Opener Bones is a powerful introduction boasting ‘90s alt-rock guitars in a mesh of synth and falsetto, and the rest of the release largely follows suit with empty electronics and airy vocals. A solid record but with the exploratory air of a stepping stone to other directions, Our Man In Berlin are worth keeping an eye on.

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LIVE REVIEW: The Big Splash Heat #2

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The sheepish collection of young men herded onto the stage to accept both the (metaphorical) crown and the (literal) sweaty handshake of the exuberant Magnus D Magnus could have been any band tonight, but after their glitzed-out performance garage punks Cool Band were all the more embarrassed to win.  Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Big Splash Heat #2