The first Identical Records show of 2018 is finally happening, this Saturday 27 January. Its at the Old bar with our queercore punks Cystic Nightmare along with Shiny Coin, A+ and International Velvet. It is $10 entry with all proceeds being donated to the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance. As with all IR shows with a door charge, there is free entry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Please enjoy this playlist Cystic Nightmare have made featuring some of their favourite local acts.
Miss Blanks - Haters
Cee: Sadly I haven’t yet had the chance to catch Miss Blanks, but I’ve heard her live performances are incredible. She’s also about to play at Laneway, and has been involved in a recent push to make the festival safer and (genuinely) more inclusive.
Waterfall Person- Everyday It's The Same Waterfall
Lei: Amazing song and film clip by my favourite pop star, Waterfall Person!!! She is the best, even goths like me love waterfall person!!
Mai: This film clip by Alex Cuffe really emphasizes the lush and captivating qualities of Geryon’s music. Its an excellent collaboration.
Swim Team- Dirty Work
Lara: Lazertits and Swim Team are both great local gritty punk bands made up of femme powerhouses.
Lazertits- Crying at the Tote
Face Face - Crows
Cee: I love the unapologetic angst in this video. The combo of visuals/sound make me feel like I’ve been dropped into The OC (if it were set in Melbourne)
Various Asses- Hood Team
Lei: This song is from the IR Compilation and I listened to it on repeat for most of 2017. I love Raquel and Various Asses. She gets embarrassed when I tell her she is one of my mentors. But its true!!! You can buy the IR Compilation here!
The Curse- 90s Hair
Kandere- BB Goy
Longterm Romance- Baby Bye Bye
Lara: Wolves is a collaboration of two amazing artists, Denni (on the beautiful vocals and lyrics)and Kuren (who produce the beautiful soundscape-y beat).
Darren Sylvester- Whirlwind
SPITE HOUSE - Live at NSC 01.07.13
Lei: Spite House are one of my all time favourite bands from recent years. Here is some rare footage of them performing live in 2013. I am so glad Christina is playing music again with B.C.
HEXDEBT - Bitch Rising
Cee: If you don’t like this song I don’t really know what to tell you. They play the kind of live set you feel like you could never get sick of.