UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: OSAKA PUNCH (AUSTRALIA)

February 18, 2018
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Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you the 2017 series of Artist Spotlights that featured on Undiscovered Rock Radio. Enjoy!

Episode 05: OSAKA PUNCH (AUSTRALIA)

If you're familiar with the live music scene in Brisbane, Australia, you probably fall into one of two categories: you're a fan of Osaka Punch (formerly The Kidney Thieves), or you've heard the name, and are yet to witness the spectacle of their live show firsthand.

The growing hype surrounding this act is based solely on a virtuosic high-energy live performance showcasing the group's ability to straddle any genre from authentic old-school funk to extreme modern metal. This flexibility has caused critics to draw comparisons to Frank Zappa and Mr Bungle, and has already earned them support slots with high-profile international acts and the creme-de-la-creme of the popular Australian scene.

"I love that heavy groove sh*t!" says Clint Boge of The Butterfly Effect, while Luke Gower of Cog described the group as "a breath of fresh air". Other artists of varied styles with whom Osaka Punch have graced the stage include COG, Dead Letter Circus, Twelve Foot Ninja, Closure in Moscow, Mammal, True Live, LABJACD, Faker, The Matches, Wolf and Cub, The Fall of Troy and many, many more.

The group have toured the east and west coast extensively, and have been billed at major festival events such as the Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane's Sounds of Spring '09 and The Gold coast Big Day Out 2011.

At the core of Osaka Punch’s current success is an approach to songwriting which fuses elements of several genres with accessible, dance-inducing grooves, all delivered by the group's infamous front man, Jack Muzak, with a tongue-in-cheek exuberance.

 

 

UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BLACK PUSSY (USA)

February 15, 2018
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Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you the 2017 series of Artist Spotlights that featured on Undiscovered Rock Radio. Enjoy!

Episode 04: BLACK PUSSY (USA)

"They'll have you blowing smoke from your ears while juggling chainsaws in the back of a busted up convertible fueled by Jack Daniels doing 90 down Burnside with the intensity of Denis Leary on stage talking about 8Balls. And who wouldn't want that?"
-Ron Trembath
 

North America's most controversial band, Black Pussy, released their new full length album, "POWER", on May 30th, 2017 through Made In China Records. Composed of 10 tracks and clocking in at 40 minutes, this album is sure to appeal to fans old and new while continuing to embrace stoner-pop and boogie rock. Upping the production value of their previous recordings, this album is now a new high water mark for the group.


 

UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ARTIFICIAL WAVES (RUSSIA)

February 11, 2018
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Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you the 2017 series of Artist Spotlights that featured on Undiscovered Rock Radio. Enjoy!

Episode 03: ARTIFICIAL WAVES (RUSSIA)

Artificial Waves is Moscow band experimenting with contemporary instrumental music such as postrock, postmetal and mathrock.

In late 2016 Artificial Waves released "Heavy. Deep. Sad. Ironic" through Fluttery Records where dynamic, melodic post rock compositions give the listener the endless flow of music.


UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: FIRE DOWN BELOW (BELGIUM)

January 31, 2018
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Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you the 2017 series of Artist Spotlights that featured on Undiscovered Rock Radio. Enjoy!

Episode 02: FIRE DOWN BELOW (BELGIUM)

We are amp-hugging,hard-hitting, fuzz-loving, ear-splitting, riff-worshipping rock 'n rollers. 
We are Fire Down Below.
 
 
In September 2016 Fire Down Below dropped their debut album Viper Vixen Goddess Saint - released through Ripple Music. The album, recorded and mixed by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio and then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, received critical acclaim from day one.

UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO’S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LÅNGFINGER (SWEDEN)

January 29, 2018
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Over the next few weeks we'll be bringing you the 2017 series of Artist Spotlights that featured on Undiscovered Rock Radio. Enjoy!

Episode 01: LÅNGFINGER (SWEDEN)

Biography
A kick-ass power trio is quite probably the perfect rock formation. If there aren’t that many trios around, that’s because it’s a hard thing to pull off: with just three people having to nail the rhythmic fusion of bass and drums, the wild colours of guitar and the soul-grabbing focus of the human voice, there can be no passengers aboard. Extraordinary chemistry is essential. Everyone has to be right on it, and locked in. Which is why lots of trios fail, or cop out and recruit extras.

Långfinger, from the fertile rock ‘n’ roll city of Gothenburg, are masters of the art. They’ve been playing together since they were in their early teens, and their third & latest release, called ‘Crossyears’, (released through Small Stone Recordings) is both the thrilling culmination of their collective endeavour, and a rumination on it – on how Time has shaped them and brought them to this point.

Within its hard-hitting grooves, the interlocking of Långfinger’s three disparate characters – Kalle, the unflappable, precision axeman; Jesper, the athletic sticksman battering out physical revenge on his kit; and Victor, the intense, exploratory spirit, bridging thundering bass and howling exorcism – is a magical proposition.

YOU HEARD THIS ALBUM? MANGOO - THE HEAT

January 21, 2018
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Undiscovered Rock Radio is on a summer break! Here's something from the 2017 Archives!

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On this show, the last review show of 2017, Kev & Drop D will take a look at an album released through Small Stone Records called 'THE HEAT' by Stoner / Space / Pyschedelic Rockers Mangoo from Turku in Finland!

"Mangoo’s The Heat is 53 minutes of masterful heavy rock and roll of inimitable personality and unmistakable songcraft. It is a welcome return after half a decade from a band who have obviously not been wasting their time in terms of growth and forward progression, and a surefire highlight for any underground heads lucky enough to take it on."

But what did Kev & Drop D think of THE HEAT?

As always, the boys will be dissecting this album, pulling it apart - track by track, giving it the highly coveted Rock Salute Rating out of 3  and picking tracks to add to the Undiscovered Rock Radio rotation playlists!!

 

YOU HEARD THIS ALBUM? VOLTAK - WHEN ALL JUST WERE

January 17, 2018
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Undiscovered Rock Radio is on a summer break! Here's something from the 2017 Archives!

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On this show (the second to last show of 2017), Kev & Drop D will take a look at an album released through Spiritside Productions entitled 'WHEN ALL JUST WERE' by a Dark Indie Rock trio from Budapest, Hungary called Voltak!

"....Mesmerized by cultic Indie & Post-Punk soundscapes and filled with a nearly unbearable load of memories."

As they always do, the boys will be dissecting this album, pulling it apart - track by track, giving it the highly coveted Rock Salute Rating out of 3  and picking tracks to add to the Undiscovered Rock Radio rotation playlists!!


YOU HEARD THIS ALBUM? THE REDLIGHT DISTRICT - BLACKMAIL

January 10, 2018
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Undiscovered Rock Radio is on a summer break! Here's something from the 2017 Archives!

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On this show (the third to last show to see off 2017), Kev & Drop D will take a look at an album entitled 'BLACKMAIL' by a Psychedelic Rock and Roll band called The Redlight District called in Santa Cruz, California, USA!

"For the love of Jimi Hendrix, go see this band! The Redlight District is a true rock band in every sense of the word, with their psychedelic-dipped blues riffs, steady rhythm section, soulful keyboards and frontman sex appeal."

~ Mat Weir, Santa Cruz Weekly on "15 Top Picks for Santa Cruz Music Festival" 2013

As they always do, the boys will be dissecting this album, pulling it apart - track by track, giving it the highly coveted Rock Salute Rating out of 3  and picking tracks to add to the Undiscovered Rock Radio rotation playlists!!


ALT & INDIE ROCK with DROP D - Podcast 051

December 28, 2017
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Our latest Podcast (Podcast 051) is now available via Podbean, Stitcher, TuneIn, & iTunes! 

The ALT & INDIE ROCK podcast is now released as part of our regular SO WHAT’S NEW? New Releases Show played every Friday, Saturday & Sunday on UNDISCOVERED ROCK RADIO.

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The Bitter Buffaloes (Portland, Oregon, USA)

From their new EP Edenview
Released November 27, 2017

01 Low Down
02 Entrance Music

thebitterbuffaloes.bandcamp.com

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Jupiter Zeus (Perth, Australia)

From their new album Eyes on the Prize
Released October 3, 2017

02 Midnight Renegade
03 Arise

jupiterzeus.com

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Jackie got Lemons (Melbourne, Australia)

From their new album None of your Business
released December 8, 2017

04 Life Plan
05 iRelationship2.0

jackiegotlemons.com

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KINT (Modena, Italy)

From their EP release B-SIDE
Released December 8, 2017

06 Last On List
07 Glass Bones

kintband.bandcamp.com

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The Spook School (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)

From their upcoming release Could It Be Different?
Released on January 26, 2018

08 Still Alive
09 Less Than Perfect

thespookschool.com

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Together Forever (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

From their EP release I Do
Released November 28, 2017

11 Truck Season
12 Pain Body

together4ever.bandcamp.com

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The Shoutalouds (Moscow, Russia)

From their debut album As Good as It Gets
Released October 20, 2017

13 What If
14 The One Who Sings Doesn't Mean No Harm

theshoutalouds2017.bandcamp.com

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Bear Success (Bayport, New York, USA)

From their Dissension EP
Released December 1, 2017

15 First Contact (I.Mars, II.Earth)
16 Ice Age

bearsuccess.bandcamp.com

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YOU HEARD THIS ALBUM? DEAD WHITE DAY - ECHOES FROM THE PORCELAIN SKY

December 17, 2017
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Welcome to another brand new YOU HEARD THIS ALBUM? review show!

On this week's show, Kev & Drop D will take a look at an album entitled 'Echoes From A Porcelain Sky' by a Heavy Rock Los Angeles-based duo called Dead White Day!

As they always do, the boys will be dissecting this album, pulling it apart - track by track, giving it the highly coveted Rock Salute Rating out of 3 🤘🤘🤘 and picking tracks to add to the Undiscovered Rock Radio rotation playlists!!

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