The Australian alternative scene has struck gold again, this time with Sydney’s Pretty Thrills who are …
Sydney’s ravagers of riff and gourmands of groove Black Rheno are firing another salvo from their upcoming album Noise Smasher, this time in the brutal form of Collision. Listen below.
MORE: HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA 2019: Throws A Hard Six With New Additions To Line-Up // OPETH: Rock Cottage Industry REVIEWS: OPETH: In Cauda Venenum // HELLYEAH: Welcome Home // WEDNESDAY 13: Necrophaze // MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Revelation
Their second single from Noise Smasher, set for an independent 25 October release, hears them quake the earth with massive riffs and a liberal dose of digitally-induced self-loathing.
“This is a tongue-in-cheek track poking fun at myself but really spawned from some underlying truths,” says frontman Ryan Miller. “It was written at a time when I was buried deep in some heavy commitments, not going out and not having any physical connection with anyone for a while. It’s about all the sexual fantasies and urges that run through my mind oh so frequently while leading into the grim realisation none of it’s actually happening, and I’m just whipping out the phone out for a quick scroll before I go to sleep…”
The Sydneysiders have made an impressive name for themselves since their 2015 formation, crossing over into fandoms thought irreconcilable: punk, metal, sludge, stoner, and plain ol’ rock n’ roll. In addition to being inaugural Halloween Hysteria alumni, they’ve toured this Great Southern Land alongside internationals such as Napalm Death, Brujeria, Red Fang, Psycroptic, King Parrot, Revocation, Lock Up and Phil Anselmo & The Illegals.
They’ll be joining N’Awlins sludge legends Eyehategod on their Australian tour this November, as well as their follow-on to Japan.
The power-trio recorded Noise Smasher at Housefox Studios in Sydney with Ryan producing. The band also worked with super-producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Four Year Strong, Kvelertak) from his GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.
EYEHATEGOD AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With special guests Black Rheno
Thursday 7th November // Badlands, Perth
Friday 8th November // Enigma, Adelaide
Saturday 9th November // Max Watts, Melbourne
Sunday 10th November // Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Monday 11th November // The Basement, Canberra
Wednesday 13th November // The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Thursday 14th November // Crowbar, Sydney
Friday 15th November // Crowbar, Brisbane