Feature: The Dead Salesmen

Beat

The Dead Salesmen are one of our country’s musical treasures. The revered Ballarat group deliver profoundly affecting songs; articulating the deepest of sorrows while offering a life-affirming sincerity through shimmering, stirring melodies. In a special partnership with Heart of the …

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Review: Mark with the Sea – When the Blood Runs Dry

Forte Magazine

Gliding into my earphones with a healthy mix of noisy electric guitar is the opening track ‘Bows & Arrows’ from Mark with the Sea’s new album When the Blood Runs Dry. With the rollicking trashing cymbal crashes and Hammond organ …

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Review: HEADS. – s/t

Sonic Abuse

Oh hell yes, this is my sort of music. Distil the syrupy sound of the melvins, throw in the squally punk attitude of McLusky and stir it all up with a magic pinch of anarchy and you’ll have the Recipe …

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Review: HEADS. – s/t

Chucking a Mosh

Melbourne Musician Ed Fraser moved to Berlin a year and a half ago and started the band Heads, with two Germans. The band has since signed to This Charming Man Records in Europe and the US. The band has released a …

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Review: HEADS. – s/t

uberlin

Your holiday’s over – deal with it. To help you get your nose back to the grindstone, here’s the grinding debut track from HEADS. “A Mural Is Worth A Thousand Words” is post-hardcore in search of a genre description to …

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Review: HEADS. – s/t

Mess+Noise

Can we call Heads. Aussie? They’re a Berlin trio fronted by Melbourne expat Ed Fraser, who enlisted two German members to flank him. They’ll release a debut album around March or April through German label This Charming Man, and the …

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News: HEADS.

HOTR are extremely excited to announce our first international signing. “Formed in 2014 of two native Germans and one wandering Australian, HEADS. collectively are like-minded individuals, drawing inspiration from the same filthy pools. With a straight-up, no-frills approach, and influences …

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News: Epicure – The Goodbye Girl

Double 12" Vinyl (Gatefold)

One of Ballarat’s most successful exports, Epicure, have joined forces with Heart of the Rat Records to re-release their classic album ‘The Goodbye Girl’. The quintet released Armies Against Me, the 1st single from their sophomore album, in 2003. Arguably Epicure’s …

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News: Dead Salesmen – Amen

12" Vinyl

HOTR has teamed up with local legends, The Dead Salesmen, to re-release their recorded swan-song, 1998’s much loved and cherished, Amen. Available on vinyl for the first time, this fan-favourite is sure to sell out fast. This will be a …

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News: Mark With The Sea – When The Blood Runs Dry

12" Vinyl / CD / Digital

HOTR’s latest release will be the new album from ‘Mark With The Sea’. When it comes to taking huge bounds forward for follow-up albums they don’t come much bigger than ‘When the Blood Runs Dry’ by Mark with the Sea. …

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