Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Save The Press Clippings

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Fanatics around Australia have been hearing a lot about the recent signing of Save The Clock Tower to American record label Bullet Tooth Records with the story popping up all across social media for the local music industry.

The press fall out from the announcement has generated a buzz not just in Australia and America but around the world.

Locally, the 5 lads from Launceston were featured in Tasmanian newspaper, Th Examiner, praising the bands rise to the top.  You can read the story at

Our Portuguese speaking friends are well aware of the signing after the story broke in Brazilian punk, hardcore and rock webazine by writer Leandro Santos.  That story can be seen at

And very recently the announcement made it’s way to Finland via Finnish rock, metal and hardcore zine Kaaos.  The blurb was written by Teemu Hakala and can be read … more...

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Cymbal Of Excellence

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Mannequin Republic is very proud to announce that Jordan Higgins from Melbourne based post-hardcore band This Fiasco is now endorsed by TRX Cymbals from America.

Jordan joins a long list of drummers from some of the hardcore scene’s heaviest bands, including Of Mice And Men, Memphis May Fire, Upon A Burning Body and For The Fallen Dreams.

Drummers around the world know that TRX crafts some of the best quality Turkish cymbals available with diverse tones to suit any genre.  Check out their full range at

Special thanks to Inferno Music, the official Australian distributor for TRX Cymbals, for putting this opportunity together.  If you are in need of some fine cymbals in Australia, visit their website at and they will hook you up.… more...

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Road To Mercy

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One of Sydney’s biggest hardcore bands are coming to Brisbane for an epic mosh with Mannequin Republic’s own Road To Ransome at Fortitude Valley’s favourite scene party.

Once again, Snicth is going all out for what may very well be the Brisbane hardcore scene party of the year as the venue goes into UV mode with all the crazy black light action you can handle.

Not only do you get to see Hand Of Mercy and Road To Ransome, but Driven Fear and Bored Stiff will also be in action.  Cheap drinks, heaps of prizes and special entry price of only $15 is you say “Road To Ransome” at the door.

It all goes down Saturday August 31 for Snitch at Coniston Lane (Conistone Lane on Ivory Street, Fortitude Valley) at 8:00 pm.  Entry is $20 or $15 if you say “Road To Ransome” before buying your ticket.  For more … more...

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Weekender Highlights

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A couple months back our very own This Fiasco took a little road trip through Queensland and New South Wales for the awesome East Meets West Weekender Tour.  Along for the right were Common Bond from Perth and Mannequin Republic newcomers Paradise In Exile, before they came on board.

The tour was amazing and featured a heap of great local hardcore, punk and metal acts including other Mannequin Republic favourites Road To Ransome and As Paradise Falls.

This Fiasco made a short YouTube video highlighting their journey from Melbourne in to Byron Bay, Brisbane and Toowoomba.  You can see the clip right now for free at

Thanks to Big Pants Productions for all the hard work they do to make This Fiasco look so good on camera.  Remember to rate, comment and share.… more...

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Nathan’s Wet Notebook

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Road To Ransome’s lead guitarist, resident instigator and trouble maker, Nathan Hibbott, is back at it with another installment of “That’s So Nathan.”  This time, Nathan takes to the streets of Brisbane on an innocent walk with his new laptop.  What could possibly go wrong?

To find out, check out “That’s So Nathan’s” latest video on YouTube, The Wet Laptop Prank at

Rate, comment and share it with your friends.  And of course check out Road To Ransome  as they play Thriller on August 31 with Hand Of Mercy at Coniston Lane (Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane).  See more here.… more...

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