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Unearthed Review. Mouth and the Uncomfortable Silences. Two stars.

By 2 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Once upon a time, the Unearthed Reviews were about reviewing every ACT band that had a drum next to their name on Unearthed.
Then I finished that, most of them I found rather boring and samey.
Now the Unearthed Reviews are about reviewing bands that have interesting names that I’ve never heard before.
These tend to me much [...]

Unearthed Review: Super Jambo Slut Party. Two stars.

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Unearthed Review time, due to popular demand…
HA!
Sorry I tried to keep a straight face while claiming that.
This week my RNG gave me Super Jambo Slut Party.
Super Jamboo Slut Party are a three piece pop-punkish act who don’t take themselves very seriously. I like that in a band.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Let us [...]

Unearthed Review: OmniGlam? Three stars.

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I return to the pits of Unearthed Reviews to dig through some more local music.
My mission? Review every ACT band on Unearthed whose name I think is cool and whose music I’ve never heard before, in an order decided by the Gods of chance.
Today they game me OmniGlam?.
OmniGlam? are a two-piece electro/pop/dance/funk thing and I [...]

Unearthed Review: Redbot Destroyer. Two and a half stars.

By 28 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

After foolishly Rick Rolling Johnboy I’ve been thrown back into the Unearthed Review pits as penance.
Time to work my way out again.
The fates made our RNG pick the forth band on our list and that just happens to be Redbot Destroyer. Redbot Destroyer have a rad name and apparently sound like “Rage against the smashing [...]

Unearthed Review: All Guns Blazing. Three and a half stars.

By 12 August 2013

Unearthed Reviews won’t stay dead, don’t even try and kill it.
It’s too tough.
The gods of random number generation directed me towards All Guns Blazing, a 5-piece rock-metal garage-y outfit Canberran outfit.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Rising out of Canberra Australia in mid-2007, All Guns Blazing began in a tin shed on a cold [...]

Unearthed Reviews: The Ethernet Man. Four Stars

By 30 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Egads, it’s back!
Unearthed Reviews is here, returned from wherever we left it.
When we last saw Unearthed Reviews I was using a random number generator to pick bands off a short list I had made of ACT bands on the site.
That is still what we are doing.
To make it onto the shortlist the bands had to [...]

Unearthed Reviews:Baron Blackheart. 1.66666666667 stars.

By 30 May 2013

My journey to the centre of the Unearth continues!
Today the Gods of random number generators gave me the number 10, which means I shall review Baron Blackheart!
Good name!
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Baron Blackheart has essentially been a bedroom project for 2 musos who ended up in Canberra without their old bands. It’s [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Dead Rabbits. One and a half stars.

By 27 May 2013

Once more we come to that hour where I must draw a random number and compare it to my rapidly diminishing list of ACT bands with interesting names that I’ve never heard of before.
Yes, it’s Unearthed Reviews time.
Today the RNG gave me a 9, which meant I would be reviewing Dead Rabbits.
I quickly jumped onto [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Sharptooth. Half a star.

By 22 May 2013

Well I’ve already put up a story about an alien invasion today, it’s time for an Unearthed Review.
15 bands left on our “bands whose names I like and have never heard before’ list. Today the RNG gave me the number four.
A four means I listen to Sharptooth.
This band appears to be named after the terrifying [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Renegade Peacock. Two stars

By 20 May 2013

Life is like an Unearthed Review.
Someone who really isn’t qualified to make judgments on you ends up being a jerk to you.
That unqualified jerk is me, and the poor undeserving punter whom I will be mean to is Renegade Peacock.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:

They didn’t fill their BIO in, but seeing as [...]

Unearthed Reviews: The Death Storm. Three stars

By 16 May 2013

Introduction paragraphs are for the weak, I am too metal for them!
This is an Unearthed Review! If you do not like it, then I apologise!
I am reviewing The Death Storm, they are a storm of death.
Here is what they have to say about themselves:
Originally formed sometime during 2007 with both Ben and Lance still in [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Teen Skank Parade. Three stars.

By 15 May 2013

My list of bands to review gets shorter, and I pretend I can see a light shining from exit from this labyrinth of Unearthed Reviews.
It feels good to pretend.
Today we meet Teen Skank Parade, a rock/metal group who have a pretty cool band name. The band name however is nowhere near as cool as the [...]

Unearthed Reviews: GhostNoises. One and a half stars

By 10 May 2013

Unearthed Reviews need you!
Actually they don’t, they just need me and the bands up on the Unearthed site.
Today my magic RNG spat out the number 13, and the 13th band on my list was GhostNoises, a one man pop-rock act.
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
Hi my name is Liam. I am 21 and [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Joe Kickass & the Aspirational Liberal Voters who pretend to like Rugby Union. three and a half stars.

By 9 May 2013

So when I came up with Unearthed Reviews 2.0 and decided to randomly select from a list of bands with interesting names, I was positive I’d be getting a lot of really terrible bands and that would be funny.
Despite my best efforts however, I keep finding bands that are actually kinda fun. I’m still finding [...]

Unearthed Reviews: World of cobras. Three and a half stars.

By 8 May 2013

Chronicling my great journey through the plains of Canberran bands is my series of Unearthed Reviews!
Time for another thrilling chapter!
My quantum number for today was 22! That means I would be facing world of cobras.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves… actually they have nothing to say about themselves. Nothing at all, they don’t [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Thunder Bus. Two stars

By 7 May 2013

Unearthed Review? I hardly know her!
Some days intros do not come easily.
Today my magic RNG gave me the number 1, so today we listen to Thunder Bus.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
We made a bus out of cardboard and we named it “Thunder Bus”
Here’s what I have to say about them:
They’re not very [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Knight~Hammer. Four and like 99% of a star stars

By 6 May 2013

Time for another Unearthed Review.
Booting up the old RNG, I get a 15. 15 means KNIGHT~HAMMER.
I went to their page, their band image was broken, they listed themselves as Metal/Rock, their intro was almost non-existent. I readied myself for a whole lot of messy guitar noise with some talent-less roaring over the top.
I got [...]

Unearthed Reviews: DRAGONSHEAD. Two stars

By 2 May 2013

Unearthed Reviews 2.0 delivers it’s next update.
Today the random number generator told me 18, which means I’m reviewing DRAGONSHEAD.
Good name.
It’s probably supposed to be Dragon’s Head, but I can’t help but read it Dragon Shead. I’m aware a ‘shead’ isn’t actually a thing, but I can’t help but see it.
In my head it’s pronounced ‘Dragon [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Dr. Giggle Bytes. Three and a half stars

By 1 May 2013

Having finished my epic task of reviewing each and every ACT band with a drum on the Unearthed site, we needed to find a new direction for Unearthed Reviews to go.
This is what we have came up with.
I went through the listing of ACT artists and selected a short list of bands to review. Whenever [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Lavers. Three and a half stars

By 22 April 2013

When I started these Unearthed Reviews I was given very simple instructions.
Go look though the ACT artists alphabetically. If you see an artist or group with a green or red drum next to their name that we haven’t reviewed, review them.
Simple. Except I’ve now done a full loop.
I’m gonna need a new way to pick [...]

Unearthed Review: Kempsey. Four Stars

By 19 April 2013

Why I haven’t done an Unearthed Review in 4 days! How on Earth have you all been coping?
It’s ok, we’ll get you your fix with Kempsey.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Kempsey draws it’s life from a broad world of influences. From the guitar driven riff-rock of Television, to the mood-filled hangover of [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens. Five Stars

By 15 April 2013

Our epic quest to do an Unearthed Review for every ACT artist that has a drum next to their name is almost at an end. We’ve only got three bands left!
The first of those three is Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens have [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Mornings. One and a half stars

By 11 April 2013

Unearthed Reviews! I may not currently be in the ACT, but my heart is still there, and today it’s listening to Mornings.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
mornings in it’s current form has been together since mid 2011.
our music is made up delayed and distorted guitars;
looped and effected bass;
loud, sporadic drums;
and sparse vocals.
we have [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Kodakbeatbox. Three stars

By 10 April 2013

One day the masses will look up and shout “Give us another Unearthed Review Barcham!”… and I’ll look down and whisper “No.”
Sadly today is not that day.
Who are we visiting today? Why it’s Kodakbeatbox who I thought normally was just called Kodak… but whatever.
Here’s what Kodakbeatbox has to say about himself:
Kodak (Karthik Lakshman) is [...]

Unearthed Review: Citizen Kay. Two stars

By 25 March 2013

Every time I make a typo, I owe Johnboy another Unearthed Review. I may be here forever.
I checked the list and the next name on it was Citizen Kay. Ok here we go again
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
Originally born in Ghana, then moving to the Capital of Australia while still very young, [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Bus Vipers. Three and a half stars

By 19 March 2013

I should really learn that whenever Johnboy asks me “Are you writing anything right now?” he is always going to follow up with “Unearthed Review time!”
Today I find on my list the Bus Vipers, and I marvel at how much a good band name can sway my opinion on a band.
What they have to say [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Totara Jack. Two and a half stars

By 6 March 2013

Unearthed Reviews are a part of my everyday life now. I have to accept this. Today I spent some time listening to Totara Jack.
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
Dreamt up alone in a crowd in a far foreign land.
A first step for a new solo project.
With the help of Lachlan Carrick (Gotye) and [...]

Unearthed Reviews: The Fighting League. Four and a half stars

By 5 March 2013

It’s Unearthed Review time! Johnboy didn’t even have to twist my arm today. It seems he has trained me well. I don’t like that.
I do like The Fighting League though.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
tropical is dead as the climate is cooling and the winter we want is here general pants started reading [...]

Unearthed Reviews: The Brass Knuckle Brass Band. Four stars

By 4 March 2013

How long can I keep digging through the Unearthed Review backlog before I break down? Let’s find out!
I pulled up the list and scrolled down to see which name came after Slagrugrhyme’s and was delighted to spot The Brass Knuckle Brass Band.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I really like the Brass Knuckle Brass Band. I like the people [...]

Unearthed Reviews: Stateovmind. Two stars

By 1 March 2013

Johnboy quakes with laughter when he orders me to write another Unearthed Review, and I’m powerless to do anything about it.
Ahh well. Next on my list is Stateovmind… wait what? Stateovmind? Yes. I read that correctly, ok fine. Moving on.
Here’s what Unearthed has to say about him:
He may be new to your ears but [...]

Unearthed Reviews: SAFIA. Three Stars.

By 28 February 2013

My enslavement in the Unearthed Review mines continues. Today I dug up SAFIA.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
“Electronic indie has come out of the woodwork of late. Not content simply to play bit parts and supporting rolls in niche clubs or appear as remixes on iPod shuffles, the Venn diagram of genres has [...]

Unearthed Review. Revellers. Three Stars

By 27 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

“Back to the Unearthed Reviews!” said Johnboy.
Cool! Next on our list of bands to look at are the Revellers, a three piece act that sound like being 18 in Belconnen feels. It’s actually a shame they weren’t around back when I was 18 in Belconnen because I would have loved them. As [...]

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