I was on site with Music Feeds for the Sydney rally to Free Pussy Riot to interview some key members of the resistance. The rally consisted of Sydney punk bands like Fait Accompli, DampVamp and Sweet Teeth (among others) who turned up with drums and loud speakers to publicly voice their support for the freeing of Pussy Riot. An issue that had artists the world over questioning the practice of free speech, and the dictatorship-like reign of Russian ruler Putin.
The masterminds behind the punk driven rally are Ray from Fait Accompli and Hugh from Sailor Jerry, who put together the My Pussy Riot Compilation CD. The CD is a free download from this site: http://mysydneyriot.com/2012/08/15/
The international condemnation of Pussy Riot's harsh sentencing has had widespread effect in Russia, and is bound to make crucial changes to Russia's harsh censorship laws and corruption.
Aggressive Pop partiers Sweet Teeth sat down with Music Feeds recently to chat about their Debut EP. Currently on tour, the band chats about their influences, the consequences of the Gallon Challenge and the unlikely circumstances in which they all met. The band will also be adding a new video clip to their arsenal of viral material.
Here's a slice of rainbow coloured pop-punk rock for you to chew
Coming off the back of a mixture of disappointment and anger at a rogue blogger claiming an Australian Blink-182 tour late 2011, Blink have made amends with the release of their first single off their forthcoming album. In an interview with US radio station WiLD 95.5, Tom Delonge hinted the release date, and name, of their new record: "We'll release a bunch of music before the tour and we'll be dropping the album smack bang in the middle of the tour, sometime in September. The name I want really bad I saw on a adult film list at a hotel. Not that I watch them, or have the audacity to read the titles. But I did. " The excitement for Blink's first album in 7 years is astronomical! After 4 years in hiatus, fans worldwide are thrilled at the prospect of new material and tours, as well as the release of the Blinkumentary film set to drop about the same time as the album in 2011. The new single, Up All Night, still has the blink signature guitar riffs, aggressive drumming from Travis Barker and stadium rock sound. However a creeping underlay of this track is this techno-like backing which is similar to those Rammstein/Linkin Park use in their music, which can be heard in between the chorus. The build ups and harmonies are still as strong as ever, it feels like Blink are back to their usual fine form, and my fingers and toes are crossed that it translates into the new album! In cancelling their Europe and UK tours for 2011 for undisclosed reasons, Blink have stated they will be back touring globally in 2012, so we can only hope for a 2012 tour. Big Day Out/Soundwave GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! Check out the new track below: