While the weather couldn’t seem to make up its mind ranging from cloudy with cold swirling winds broken by calm, sunny patches. The skies miraculously cleared the minute the Welcome to Country & Official Opening Ceremony signalled the start of the days’ events.
After Avenged Sevenfold released their somewhat hollow sixth album, 2013′s Hail to the King where the band paid homage to their inspirations to the point of imitation, no one knew what the future could possibly hold for the band.
Young Blood is the debut EP from Northern Territory native Yirrmal. Since moving to Geelong in 2011, he’s been performing, recording and gaining a buzz around his name; meaning the debut was always going to be full of quality tracks. Young Blood features five tracks; an acoustic sound with hints of folk and rock, as well as influences from his Indigenous background.
Metallica’s tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is as modern as the 33 or so year old band could probably create. Thankfully, it lacks the gimmicks of its two predecessors St Anger and Death Magnetic.
There is so much to love about the album Reclaim Australia, first up it actually has something to say, it’s a return to a more West Coast-influenced sound of rapping, it features the likes of Archie Roach and it’s just on the money.
With this release, it marks Freya Josephine Hollick’s return following her 2014 release Beauty and Sorrow. Inspired in part by early blues songs, it’s dark folk at its finest that brings in an old world charm missed out with many musicians these days.
Knowing Claude Hay’s music and its high-energy nature, having a release titled ‘Roller Coaster’ was a red giveaway for its contents. Opening with ‘Burn’ it’s a slow-starter that focuses more on the guitar riffs spread throughout and Hay’s singing – but things quickly pick up pace.