Unearthed Review returns to chew gun and kick arse. Rather than choosing at random and being subjected to every lonely teen who thinks he’s the next Mike Skinner we’re going to work through the acts that have earned themselves a drum logo.
Today we’re having a listen to Epic Flagon.
They’ve got this to say about themselves:
Epic Flagon are an energetic five piece hailing from the ACT, with a fast pace no bullshit live show.
Forming with 4 school mates back in 2000, in late 2002 the addition of a second guitarist completed the Flagon line up.
Working on making a name for themselves in their home town with continuos giging and a self-released EP ‘Limestone Lil’, becoming an integral part of the local punk scene.
2005 saw the guys really starting to move forward receiving the support for internationals Anti-Flag and the Lawrence Arms and having both their Nov ’04 and Aug ’05 Demo played on Triple J as an Exposed Artist on Super Request and on Stu Harvey’s Short, Fast, Loud. Following this up with shows in Sydney with Unpaid Debt, Casino Rumblers, Oxford Tavern in Wollongong with The Disables, Canberra with Bodyjar, Irrelevant, Unpaid Debt, among others.
2006 Epic Flagon supported The Unseen (usa), After The Fall, Bad Day Down, Unpaid Debt, Mach Pelican and play Canberra’s Indyfest and Soundfest aswell as shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Regional NSW and the NSW South Coast. Epic Flagon were also the winner of the 2006 People’s Choice at the Canberra & District Music Awards.
The Most part of 2007 has seen EF working on their first full which was partly recorded locally with Kurt @ Metalworx, with vocals and mixing done in Sydney with Lachlan Mitchell @ Standing Wave Studios and mastering by Steve Smart @ Studio 301
As well as this EF has played shows in Wollongong with Unpaid Debt and Irrelevant, Sydney @ the Annandale Hotel, GOATs Festival on the Central Coast and supporting US punks Strike Anywhere in Canberra.
Epic Flagon’s debut album is due out early 08
OH YEAH BABY!
This is music to punch walls to.
Epic Flagon are mad.
Mad as in angry, mad as in insane.
Punk vocals, folk drums, weird fiddles, driving guitars.
They remind me a bit of The Levellers, which is a very good thing indeed to remind someone of. If you like Rise Against you’re probably going to like these guys too.
There’s three great songs up there you can download for free.
(And we’re all out of gum)