Guy Harris from Winternationale told me recently, “there’s something in the water here”. Melbourne independent underground music scene hasn’t been so fervent and exciting in a while.
Apparently a very different city to the rest of Australia in many ways, colder and wetter climate instead of constantly hot and sunny gives a distinctive art rock and experimental sensibility with a darker feel, heavily supported by plenty of live music venues and community radios, even 150-200 bands playing across the city in the weekends.
The ‘veteran’ Total Control, then Masses, Kollaps, Polish, Gold Class, Venetian Blinds, Regional Curse, Nun, Constant Mongrel just to name a few…
The video portrays a chaotic scene in a lounge with overturned lamps and chairs. There appears to have been a struggle as the band plays with flashing lights and shadows creating distorted, elongated, haunting facial features. A barricaded door leaves us with the question, Is someone trying to get in or out?
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