“More wild jams. Not from 1969 but from the 21st century! With their tenth album Frozen Planet…. 1969 wish to remind us they are not from all the way back in time, and perhaps you’ll believe they are not living in the past either. A modern-day jam band who have chosen a name that contains the magical year of 1969! Three tracks make up the contents of ‘Not From 1969’. Diamond Dust starts it all off with some Middle-Eastern vibes keeping suspense and intensity throughout, with just a nice amount of reverb. All this before a trip through the Strangelands begins. Track two, ‘Strangelands’ rolls along smoothly. Not too harsh and not too mellow, it provides the bridge to the epic final track ‘Dissolver’. The usual workout of guitar effects driven along by the usual powerhouse bass and drums. Another solid collection of jams from this Australian trio.”
“ZONG bring you their explosive debut Self-Titled LP complete with the mind-bending artwork by their very own drummer, Henry Bennett. “Zong” by Zong is a monstrous swirling tidal wave of heavy riffs, pounding drums, weaving bass and guitar duels, intricate inter-dimensional psychedelia and dark mysticism which propels the listener deep into the chasms of their own imagination while also satisfying the cravings of Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix fans.”
Meditative psychedelic stoner by Australian one-man band Megaritual.
Psychedelic jam by Australian progressive rock band Blackfeather.
Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce (2011)
“It’s a cross-continental collision of sounds. Gary Arce is considered one of the founding figures of desert rock. His laid back, airy tone and improvisatory will have been a key inspiration for bands literally all over the world, and when it comes to jams, there are few guitarists out there who can add as much personality to a piece of music as he can. Apart from working instrumentally, they seem to be driven by completely different musical ideals. The two-song, 20-minute release combines the disparate elements at work in the total three players involved for a double-guitar brew that’s based as much on improvisational noodling as it is on noisy crunch.”
“Two Suns is a band of purists – our music is not just a collection of rhythms, beats and melodies, but is an extension of our inner selves. Our chosen instruments are more than objects compiled of the elements – they are our tools of expression used in a manner to create an image not necessarily seen by the eyes, but an image projected into the mind by the sound of Two Suns.”
Lobby Loyde, “godfather of heavy rock in Australia”, with guests Thorpe and Leo de Castro jamming at the Sunbury Pop Festival.
“As a three-piece outfit by John-Paul ‘Popey’ Caligiuri (drums, voices), Carlo Iacovino (guitars), and Dan McNamara (bass), AHKMED were born in Melbourne, Australia in 1998. With the special mission to spread their fuzzy and swirling space rock over the world, they got influenced by diverse heavy-psych styles and bands – Space Rock (Hawkwind), Heavy/Stoner Metal (Kyuss, Black Sabbath), Post Rock (Mogwai), Garage Punk (The Stooges, Hellacopters), Alternative Rock (Fu Manchu), etc. – and tried to push their original mellow and ambient soundscapes in front of the foundation. Exploring their capabilities through releasing 3 EPs and a compilation, they at last came into bloom with the debut album ‘Distance’ in 2009.”