Big guitars, pounding drums, music that will make you put your fist in the air – Melbourne alt-rock trio KOTA are making a splash with Heaving, the first single from their upcoming debut EP Parking in Dark Spaces.
Recorded at Head Gap Studios in Preston, Heaving recounts the band’s late nights, early mornings and all-or-nothing attitude with a party-staring rhythm designed to get the blood pumping. An anthem heavy on distortion, volume and punchy vocals, the track serves as a band biography both in musical and personal terms, detailing both the band’s tumultuous evenings and its personal struggles in a conflicted society.
KOTA takes influence from a variety of grunge legends like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and The Smashing Pumpkins, while their output on Heaving has also been compared to Aussie rock heroes like You Am I and Grinspoon.
A must-add to any rock or alternative fan’s playlist, KOTA are a band you don’t want to miss.
Watch the video for Heaving here: https://youtu.be/DmMQppzmlJs
From 1981 – 1989 Assassins honed their skills around the pumping Melbourne pub scene, developing their distinct Rock edge. It was only in 2015 that Craig, Andrew and Eddie’s paths crossed per chance and Assassins sparked a new beginning. Now, having released their debut EP, Alive Again, in July 2017 the band are releasing their new EP Confidence.
The band commenced rehearsing and writing new material drawing from their very different journeys in life. The agenda was always to move forward and not look back as new sounds and life experiences flowed into the Assassins, creating a mature force that recognises the fundamentals of raw Australian rock and can be felt throughout the four tracks of Confidence. Assassins’independent roots remain at the core of their tried and true sound with playing live an absolute life priority.
Assassins’ music has been described as an honest, exuberant, ‘wall of guitar sound’ with a proto-punk rhythm section. The vocals stand on the shoulders of the sound with lyrics that draw from lived experience the ebbs and flows of life.
Listen here: https://gyrostream.lnk.to/CONFIDENCE
A Rock ‘n Roll band from Geetroit. Great tunes, no bullshit.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0m9l55HLdBMb433Y9kJl7r?si=m8_xr2UtSO-w3fPxFt3FLg&fbclid=IwAR3__TUsXWqNt1834N3yiUO0pjHPwvF9Fbw2Fg6GqyqAGfK2F-4VeQSwqfk