As they are gearing up for the release of their new album, 'Vol. 2,' Melbourne, Australia's Split System was kind enough to list 10 of their favorite fellow Australian bands that have influenced them in some shape, way or form. Featuring members Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters, Stiff Richards, Doe St, Speed Week, The Black Heart Death Cult & No Zu, Split Sytem have been make a name for themselves with their energetic punk rock that is influenced by 70s Australian punk rock n roll and incorporates a sheer endless amount of solid riffs and great melodies, making it an absolute must for fans of Osees, The Hives and The Chats.
Split System's new album, 'Vol. 2,' will be out on February 9th via Goner Records (US), Legless Records (AUS) and Drunken Sailor Records (UK).
Keeping the true essence of rock n roll alive. True road dogs, no recording can compare to the raw and engaging experience of C.O.F.F.I.N.’s live show. The best live rock n roll band in Australia.
Could have picked any of Jake’s projects! He really does slay all the instruments he plays whether it be in Alien Nosejob, Ausmuteants, School Damage, Swab or Smarts!
One of the most powerful power trios currently working in punk today. Driving rhythm section, classic oz rock guitar and considered lyrics.
The Native Cats
The Cats have been at it for 15 odd years now. Each release better than the last. The pinnacle of ‘electronic pub rock’. Chloe Escott has to be Australia’s greatest living lyricist.
Striking the perfect balance between hardcore and rock & roll. Their debut album Simulation is a classic. If you get the chance to see them live, don’t miss out!
Ground zero for Australian punk music, and some would argue for punk in general. Hailing from our singer Jackson’s hometown Brisbane, his friend’s dad gave him stranded on a burnt cd in high school and it changed his life!
Primitive Australian boogie music. Head honcho Lobby Loyde was an Australian rock icon and produced a bunch of classic albums by Ian Rilen’s X, The Sunnyboys and Painters & Dockers. The band is everything a rock and roll band should be and Lobby’s guitar work can’t be beat!
Oi! From the western suburbs of Melbourne. No bullshit straight up punk with huge choruses.
A great Australian act that have been consistently churning out P.I.L. style dubby post-punk albums on the regular for the past 5 years or so.
One of our country’s most enduring groups. Led by Bunna Lawrie and rotating cast of players. Try and get this tune out of your head.