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FEATURE: 208s – The House That Punk Built, Swampland, April 2017

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Published in April 2017, this feature article appears in vol 2 of Swampland, a Victorian long-form music journalism magazine.

This piece is a short history of the Perth DIY punk venue 208s, featuring interviews with members of the Reptilians, Agitated, Helta Skelta and the Darling Rangers and polaroid photos I took of live gigs there over the last few years.

Due to licencing, this article is only available in the issue itself, which is available to order here on Swampland‘s website.

LISTEN: RTRFM’s Up Late with Alex Griffin, 27.01.16

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I was on our local radio station with usual presenter Alex Griffin to talk about Australian punk and post punk from the last 20 years-ish and play a few key tracks.  Playlist below the cut, AG is Griffin’s choice, RE is mine and RTR are features for the station.  If you click through above, you can even listen to it. Continue reading LISTEN: RTRFM’s Up Late with Alex Griffin, 27.01.16

LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15

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It’s not so unusual to see a heavy act take over The Bird these days, but The Pissedcolas, always uncommon faces in the scene, like to remind us of the limits of our sound equipment once in a while. Their newest release, a 12″ vinyl offering, will extend this to the stereos of their fans, but to launch it this drone/psych/garage/distortion group took roost in a packed Bird with a host of other bands.  Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15

POSTER: ‘This Is How They Kill Us’, Shit Narnia Single Launch.

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Poster for band Shit Narnia's single launch, showing various dismembered limbs bearing tattoos and scars in hot pink.

Shit Narnia have just announced their single launch for ‘This Is How They Kill Us’, and along with it a poster I did for the same. Continue reading POSTER: ‘This Is How They Kill Us’, Shit Narnia Single Launch.