Monthly Archives: February 2013

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New Clocktower Clip

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Save The Clocktower have been preparing themselves for the epic Tassie festival, Breath of Life.  Fans across the apple isle are stoked to see so many epic bands play along their home made heroes from Launceston.

To give you a little taste of things to come, Save The Clocktower have released a slick new video clip to promote the event.

The clip is made up of footage taken during the band’s Human Condition Tour and was shot and chopped by our mate Warrick Hughes from Sink Or Swim Productions.

See the video on YouTube right now at and don’t forget to grab your tickets for Breath Of Life on March 10.  See more here.

To see more work from Sink Or Swim Productions, visit them on Facebook at… more...

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Swanky Jake Solway

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Road To Ransome’s drummer and percussionist, Jake Solway, has been showing off his vocal skills recently with his new YouTube channel, covering everything from Thy Art Is Murder to David Bowie.  Now he’s putting on the Ritz with a bit of Michael Buble.

Head over to YouTube right now and see Jake cover “A Foggy Day In London Town” by Canada’s favourite lounge lizard, Michael Buble.  Think jake can hit those sweet notes?  Find out now at

Like, rate and comment and also check out upcoming Road To Ransome show at Snitch this Thursday February 28 where Jake will be back behind the drums, bashing out some hardcore beats you can chuck a mosh to.  See more here.… more...

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Screamfest Rescheduled

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Local music fans in Brisbane were rained out last Australia day, making Scream Ahead Studio’s premier new event, Screamfest, impossible to go forward.  But, it takes a lot more than mother nature to keep us away from a good mosh.

Screamfest has officially been rescheduled to take place on Saturday March 16 at Scream Ahead Studios (47 Bunya Street, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD).  The event kicks off bright and early at 11:30 am and lasts right through the night.

The event is still 18+ only and food and alcohol will be available at the venue.  Everyone with tickets from the original date can still use those tickets.  If you’re stuck without a ticket, get in touch with one of the bands on the show immediately to see if they have any left.  Entry is only $15 for a full day of metal, rock and underground live music.

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Collision With Paradise

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Mannequin Republic is proud to announce another endorsement deal for our own pop-core bad boys, As Paradise Falls.

After the recent endorsement of Jordan Higgins of This Fiasco, Collision Drumsticks has extended a sponsorship offer to Daniel Roberts who keeps the beats for As Paradise Falls.

Collision Drumsticks have been bringing good quality and affordable American Hickory drumsticks to Australian percussionists everywhere.  They currently endorse several of Australia’s top metal, hardcore and underground rock bands including For Our Hero, Storm The Sky, Make Believe Me, Breaking Orbit and Mannequin Republic’s own This Fiasco.

For more on Collision Drumsticks check them out on Facebook at and see the excellent line ups they sponsor and get the Aussie owned drumsticks they offer.  Of course check out Daniel Roberts as he uses Collision Drumsticks to rock out with As Paradise Falls at their many live shows coming up for 2013.… more...

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Belle Haven’s Condition Experience 2

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Last September, Tasmania’s hottest post-hardcore act, Save The Clocktower, made their second ever tour of the Australian mainland by playing brutal sets in New South Wales, Queensland and coming back later for a run of Victoria.

During that epic run of shows which made up The Human Condition Tour, one of Melbourne’s fastest rising hardcore acts, Belle Haven, followed Save The Clocktower around the country and put on some incredible shows.

Belle Haven released a short look at their experience on the road at the beginning of 2013 and have now released a follow up of their road trip as part of their Webisode retrospect on 2012 in episode 4 entitles “The Human Condition Tour Part II.”

Follow Belle Haven around New South Wales and Canberra as they take the bus and drive their Pupet party van to to play some awesome live shows and eat dumplings.  Catch all the … more...

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