Bane Of Winterstorm- The War of Shadows I: The Last Sons of Perylin

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By Stewart

…too many bands are guilty of genre-dodging these days, erroneously and conceitedly claiming to be a completely new style unto themselves.  Well that ain’t the case with Bane of Winterstorm.  Their Facebook page announces proudly that they’re symphonic power metal and… well if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing properly.  Read more…

Jimblah – Phoenix

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By Andrew

The latest addition to the Elefant Traks roster of Australia Hip Hop creators is one of their finest. Not the usual straight hip-hop producer/performer, Jimblah is somewhat of an anomaly. After winning the inaugural Hilltop Hoods Initiative in 2007, the Adelaide based rapper is not a fresh new kid on the scene. In fact, after producing and financing his first album, ‘Face The Fire’, his sophomore follow-up is mind blowing. Ranging sometimes from soul and blues to spoken word bush poetry and beyond; ‘Phoenix’ is a revelation in Australian Hip-hop. Interested?

Lee Emcee – Heads Up, Pens Down

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By Andrew

Sounding like early Lyrical Commission or Certified Wise beginnings, ‘Heads Up, Pens Down’ reminds me very much of early Strut and Simplex stuff harking back to the golden era (not the Hilltop label) days of the mid to late nineties in Australian hip-hop when artists found their accents and really started to evolve from the stereotypical image of the BBQ rap scene. But from Lee’s very iconic oz hip-hop voice, the guesting begins and shapes what is ultimately a true diamond in the rough. Read On…

Stonefield- Stonefield

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By Stewart

“Hey there sugar with your eyes so blue, ridin’ around in your red HQ!”.  Haha, those lyrics… they warm the cockles of my rural Aussie heart!
After releasing a couple of well received EPs, the four Findlay siblings and best known band from the tiny rural town of Darraweit Guim if you can believe it, have finally launched their debut album.  Read more…