The Round-upWednesday September 13th, 2017

Today we have a new EP for Paper Thin, video clips from Comeback Kid & The Black Hand, a split between Pears and Direct Hit!, plus new music from Barriers.


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News Bits & Pieces

Newcastle’s Paper Thin have today released their new EP ‘Living With. Being Without‘ via Lost Boy Records.

The band are in Melbourne this weekend as part of Weekender Fest. Catch them at The Old Bar on Saturday at 4:50pm. Tickets are available at the door from 1pm. Also on the bill are Loobs, Lubulwa, Bec Stevens and Hanny J.

Listen to the EP below. If you dig it, grab it on Vinyl [Here].

On November 3rd, Fat Wreck will release ‘Human Movement‘, a split album from recent visitors Direct Hit! and Pears.

This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste now with a track from each band streaming below.

Nick from Direct Hit! says;

We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.

While Brian from Pears said;

We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldn’t be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.

Pre-orders are available now [Here].

Southern California five-piece The Black Hand have premiered a new video clip for their single, ‘Disappear‘.

The track appears on the band’s self-titled debut LP, out this Friday 15th September.

The concept behind this video is based on my relationship with my ex-wife, there was so much back and forth love and hate in our relationship and it was torture. We had decided to divorce while I was in the studio writing that song. The lyrics changed from the topic of trying to work it out to the ‘people never change’ mantra. There was alcohol and substance abuse, vindictive actions on both sides and consistent lies. It made me feel crazy. I didn’t know my ass from my elbow. I’m not perfect. I played my part in fucking that shit up, we were young and made all kinds of life mistakes and I think we both learned a lot.

Vocalist Chris Hughes, a former pro BMX rider with Dave Mirra’s namesake Mirraco team, turned to music after a poorly constructed mega-ramp nearly took his life during a competition in France. Hughes was hospitalized with damage to his lung and pancreas, and the time spent recovering afforded him the opportunity to reconsider his future path in life. That was the end of his pro BMX career, and the beginning of Hughes’ journey as a musician.

He soon gathered a group of like-minded players, which grew and morphed into the current The Black Hand lineup. Since that time, the band has been honing its live show into an adrenaline-inducing sonic assault, focusing primarily on performances in the Southern California area, while working out of their studio HQ in Santa Ana, California.

Watch the new video below.

Sydney quartet Barriers have released a taste of their upcoming EP.

The band deliver a unique blend of Grunge, Post-Hardcore and Alternative Rock and are comprised of members from several reputable hardcore outfits including Irrelevant and Bad Blood, but have found themselves searching for a new sound, creating something far more emotive and introspective yet offering a swathe of anthemic, rock driven melodies.

Following the release of their debut self-titled EP, Barriers wrapped promotion for that release with a handful of shows, including a support slot with Ceres at Newtown Social Club. Now the follow up is just around the corner.

You can listen to the track ‘Disappointed People‘ below. If you like what you hear, catch them at Proud Mary’s in Erina on Friday 22nd September with Clowns, Pagan, Voiid, Waxfinz, Magic Bean Merchants and more. Tickets [Here].

Comeback Kid recently unleashed their new album ‘Outsider‘ via Nuclear Blast Records.

A video clip for the latest single, ‘Hell Of A Scene‘ has been released and can be seen below.

The album is available now on CD [Here] and Vinyl [Here].

Watch the new video below.


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