Resist Records news

TURNSTILE / CITIZEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Turnstile and Citizen have announced Australian Tour dates to go along with their upcoming appearance at Victoria’s UNIFY Gathering festival in January, tickets on sale Friday November 9.

Turnstile / Citizen Australian Tour January 2019

Saturday Jan 12 – Unify Festival, Victoria
Tickets from unifygathering.com/tickets

Sunday Jan 13 – Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday Jan 16 – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets from factorytheatre.com.au

Thursday Jan 17 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets from cornerhotel.com

Friday Jan 18 – Enigma, Adelaide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday Jan 19 – Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

RECOVERY ROOM “WALLFLOWER” OUT DECEMBER 7

Resist Records welcomes Recovery Room to its roster. Recovery Room is a Sydney-based emo / indie rock band that began in 2016 as a necessary outlet for frontman Dylan Mallia. At that time, the band consisted only of Mallia and guitarist Christian Saunders, both having previously played together in Sydney melodic hardcore band ‘Clipped Wings’. 

After an early 2017 self-release, the band permanently established a full lineup by adding bassist Dave Parker (of Sweater Season) and drummer Isaac Ross (of Above, Below). They spent the year playing locally around Sydney, whilst writing their first collection of music as a full band.
The result of this is ‘Wallflower’, a collection of nine angst-driven, introspective songs written about a range of personal experiences since the inception of the band. Further experimenting with their particular blend of indie rock styles, Wallflower dives further into a mix of simple melodic ideas meeting occasionally math rock-influenced guitar work. 

With the exception of drums, which was recorded with Chris Blancato at the helm, the majority of the record was recorded in a tiny Newtown bedroom. The mixing and mastering portion of the record was left to U.S.A-based producer Jack Shirley, previously of Comadre & Everybody Row, at his Oakland, California studio.

Pre order “Wallflower”

RESIST RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Resist Records 20th Anniversary

Saturday December 15 Factory Theatre, Sydney
Mindsnare
Irrelevant
Last Nerve
Found My Direction
The Dead Walk!

Saturday December 15 Factory Floor, Sydney
Homesick
Bare Bones
Jacob
Rage

Tickets on sale Thursday October 4.

JACOB “SHOW ME SOME PASSION” OUT NOVEMBER 2

Resist Records welcomes Jacob to its roster. Despite being split between the two steel cities of New South Wales – Wollongong and Newcastle – the current incarnation of Jacob is tighter than ever before. With bassist Ruari Burns taking lead vocals for the first time, they look to redefine and reintroduce themselves with Show Me Some Passion: a catchy, energetic album filled genuine emotion and lyrics so romantic you’d swear they were singing the song just for you. 

Recorded at Newcastle’s Woodriver Studios, the album was produced by Aaron Dobos (Ceres, The Avalanches) and recorded by Joe Andersons, who worked with the band on their self-titled 2016 debut. The album also features the “oh so sweet” harmonies of Canberra band Moaning Lisa, as well as horns from local ska enthusiast Geoff Reid.

Pre order “Show Me Some Passion”

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Baltimore indie post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth have announced Australian dates for 2019. Having toured Australia in 2017 with Luca Brasi and in 2013 with La Dispute, February 2019 sees the band headlining Australia for the first time.

With the recent release of their fourth full-length, Wait For Love follows 2014’s acclaimed Keep You. Lauded by Pitchfork as “captivating in its evocative detail” and “their best material yet” by Brooklyn Vegan.

Produced and engineered by Will Yip, Wait For Love shows the band reconciling their aggressive past with the atmospheric turns of Keep You. The album eschews stylistic traps in order to focus on songwriting and feels like a full-realization of what the band have hinted at in the past.

Tickets on sale September 13.

Friday Feb 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Saturday Feb 16 – RAD, Wollongong
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Sunday Feb 17 – Lansdowne, Sydney
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday Feb 20 – Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thursday Feb 21 – Enigma, Adelaide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Friday Feb 22 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets from northcotesocialclub.com

POLARIS “SPRING TOUR” 2018

After back to back sold out Australian tours in under 4 months, Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill.

Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

To coincide with the tour being announced, Polaris have also released a new music video for Dusk To Day. Watch “Dusk To Day” video

POLARIS “SPRING TOUR” 2018
with special guests THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, GIDEON & THORNHILL

THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER CAPITOL, PERTH 18+
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER THE VALLEY DRIVE IN, BRISBANE 18+
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER UNI BAR, ADELAIDE LIC AA
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE 18+

HOMESICK “TERRA NULLIUS” OUT SEPTEMBER 14

Emerging from Darug Country in Sydney’s west and comprised of former members of bands such as Persist, Civil War, Flame The Fire and Clipped Wings, Homesick are a band that proudly wear their influences and heritage on their sleeves while also forging a new sound. Standing on the shoulders of the giants of 2000’s melodic hardcore, Homesick are steering the sound in a new and exciting direction.

In an era of Australian hardcore that’s lacking bands with political messages, progressive thinking and raw emotive content, Homesick step in to fill that void covering a multitude of powerful subject matters that range from political commentary to personal issues and the struggles that Indigenous Australians face in modern society.

Homesick’s well received first LP “Won’t Let Go”, released in March of 2017 led to them sharing stages with bands such as Turnstile, Stick To Your Guns, Death By Stereo, Dangers, Mindsnare, Rebirth, Outright as well as a national tour with their close friends in Vices and Conveyor.

Barely more than one year later Homesick are back with another ferocious LP, “Terra Nullius”, produced by Jay Maas (Verse, Defeater, Bane, The Carrier).

No punches were held on this 11 track release that features the speed and melodic elements that Homesick are becoming notorious for. Filled with blisteringly raw tenacity, power and an increasingly important message, “Terra Nullius” continues to push the sounds we all grew up on, deeper into new territory.

Homesick “Terra Nullius” in stores September 14.

Pre order “Terra Nullius” now.

Listen to “Nura” on Spotify or YouTube.

TIGERS JAW AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2018

Comprised of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw has gripped listeners and press across the globe with their candid compositions and alluring harmonies. spin sees Walsh and Collins trading off lead vocals which glow with sincerity on this collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Their fifth full length marks a new chapter for the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band for many reasons: Not only is it the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, but it was also the first time they had a full month in the studio without having to worry about outside responsibilities. Furthermore it’s the inaugural release on Atlantic Records’ new imprint Black Cement, a label spearheaded by the band’s longtime collaborator Will Yip who returned to the production helm for spin.

Tracks such as “Guardian,” “June,” and “Escape Plan” shine on spin, which follows Tigers Jaw’s 2014 critically adored LP, Charmer. “…The sound of a band bravely moving forward,” declared Pitchfork while Stereogum applauded Walsh and Collins’, “…soul-baring lyrical honesty,” adding, “Tigers Jaw are a revelation…” Profoundly personal and vibrantly textured, spin exhibits Walsh and Collins’ remarkable ability to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment through melody and introspection.

November 2018 will see Tigers Jaw return to Australia, tickets on sale Thursday July 19.

TIGERS JAW AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2018

Wed Nov 7 The Brightside, Brisbane
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thur Nov 8 Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Fri Nov 9 Wollongong Youth Centre, Wollongong AA
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Sat Nov 10 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Sun Nov 11 Red Rattler, Sydney AA
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Wed Nov 14 Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thu Nov 15 Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Fri Nov 16 Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Sat Nov 17 Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets from cornerhotel.com

TEMPEST “SELF TITLED” EP OUT NOW

A Tempest can either be a destructive force or a creative fury against the abuse of humans, animals and the Earth. Humanity is at a turning point where we have the choice to fight or to stand by and watch the world burn. Change must happen and what better place to start than our hardcore scene.

Tempest is a band born out of the desire of five people, coming from backgrounds in activism, art and education, to use music as a tool in the fight against the destruction of our world. This band is the result of a combined love for music, animals and the environment that all members share.

Most of the band met through volunteering with the marine conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, with the first Tempest riffs written aboard a ship amidst the waves, while campaigning to protect the oceans. Since then, with members spread out around the world, recordings and ideas started to bounce back and forth and songs started to take shape. Tempest’s sound is the result of many combined influences. From 90’s bands such as Earth Crisis, Trial and Indecision as well as more modern influences like Bane, Incendiary and Stick To Your Guns.

With members originating from all corners of the globe, and from bands such as Undying, To Kill, and Meatlocker, Tempest draws on the past to create a new sound. The band met to fine tune the songs and record an EP in Rome in December of 2017.

Tempest is now available on 7″ and on all digital platforms.

Buy or stream Tempest