SteveO & The Crippling Addictions - Desolation Monday

Where does one go after the Holy Mess? Singer SteveO went on a songwriting mission and came back with “Desolation Monday” – an eight song showcase of post punk tunes that will remind you where your soft spots are. The beautiful result is an almost instant classic. A dirty and dusty punk voice that could duet with Buddy Holly carries us through tales we can relate to all too well – loving, losing and how your record collection barely survived a messy break up with that awful ex. It’s a serenade to those who have said too many goodbyes and haven’t seen nearly enough reunions.

Ann Beretta - Old Scars, New Blood

“We’ll always have the radio – a small town and no place to go.” The first chorus of “FM” signals Ann Beretta’s triumphant return and instantly reminds us just what anthemic punk rock is all about. “Old Scars, New Blood” their first album in over a decade, features 13 re-recorded hits that sound better sung with your fist in the air. Raspy and sincere vocals combine with rich guitar and drum tones to deliver catchy choruses blissfully lacking the type of saccharine pop punk written for kids.

Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends

Over the past 18 months, Camp Cope have become a force in modern music, a wholly independent band who will only do things on their terms, and refuse to compromise on their values. The three-piece have already garnered international acclaim. Selling out two shows at the Sydney Opera House last month, taking home wins for multiple Australian music awards including Best Emerging Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards, the Heatseeker Award at the inaugural NLMAs, a nomination for Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards and being shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.