Resist Records news


Melbourne alt-rock quintet Better Half have announced their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ to be released May 11 via Resist Records. To coincide with the announcement, the band have given listeners the first taste of the release with a music video for ‘Rest Your Head

Forming in 2015 as a side project of Thornhill guitarist, Matt Van Duppen (guitar) and Belle Haven guitarist, Chris Vernon (vocals), Better Half have been slowly making a name for themselves in the Melbourne alternative rock/emo scene off the back of their first two singles, ‘Reasons To Leave’ and ‘Mourn’. 

After their full lineup was completed, the band went on to support the likes of Citizen, Turnover, Touché Amore, Being As An Ocean and more during 2015-2017. Better Half began writing and recording their long awaited debut 7″ EP ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ through most of 2017 which is finally set to be released via Resist Records on May 11. The EP was entirely self-produced by Van Duppen and Vernon, with Chris also engineering, mixing and mastering the release. 

Pre Order “Maybe I Was Wrong”.


Resist is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Record Store Day 2018 on Saturday April 21. As usual, we will only be getting limited amounts of the RSD releases and will be available one copy per customer, on a first come first served basis, from Saturday at 10.30am. Note this is instore only with remaining stock online from Monday April 23.

Below is a list of available titles:

Anti Cimex “Absolute” LP
Anti Cimex “Anti Cimex” LP
Anti Cimex “Scandanavian Jawbreaker” LP
Anti Cimex “Victims Of A Bomb Raid” LP
Arcade Fire “Arcade Fire” LP
At The Gates “Gardens Of Grief” 10″
Ben Kweller “Sha Sha” LP
Booze And Glory “London Skinhead Crew” 12″
Bruce Springsteen “Greatest Hits” 2xLP
Celtic Frost “Tragic Serenades” LP
Chet Faker “Thinking In Textures” LP
Circle Jerks “Gig” LP
Common “Can I Borrow A Dollar?” 2xLP+7″
Crim “Sense Excuses” 7″
Cure, The “Mixed Up” 2xLP
Cure, The “Torn Down” 2xLP
Cypress Hill “Black Sunday Remixes (25th Anniversary)” LP
Czarface & MF Doom “Man’s Worst Enemy” 7″
Descendents “Who We Are” 7″
Distillers, The & The Regrettes “Dismantle Me” 7″
Dr. Dre “Dre Day” 12″
Dwarves “Lucifer’s Crank” 12″
Fleet Foxes “Crack-Up (Choral Version) / In The Morning” 7″
Iggy Pop “Live At The Ritz, NYC 1986” 2xLP
Johnny Thunders “So Alonesome: 1978” LP
Kreator “Behind The Mirror” 12″
Linkin Park “One More Light Live” 2xLP
Lurkers, The “Fulham Fallout” LP
Martydod / Neolithic “Split” 7″
Motörhead “Death Or Glory (aka Bastards)” LP
National, The “Boxer Live In Brussels” LP
Pagan “Death Before Disco” 7″
Pagans, The “Hollywood or Die b/w She’s Got The Itch” 7″
PMS84 “Easy Way Out” LP
Polish Club “Polish Club” LP
Powell Peralta “The Search For Animal Chin (Soundtrack)” 2xLP
Queers, The & Chris Barrows Band “Split” 7″
Quicksand “Triptych Continuum” 12″
Raekwon “The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 1” 2xLP
Raekwon “The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 2” 2xLP
Raekwon “The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 3” 2xLP
Rage Against The Machine “Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000” LP
Ramones “Sundragon Sessions” LP
Run The Jewels “Stay Gold Collectors Jewel Box” 12″
Screamfeeder “Patterns Form” LP
Slapshot “Sudden Death Overtime” LP
Sloppy Seconds “Knock Yer Block Off!” LP
Snow Patrol “Don’t Give In” 10″
Soundgarden “A Sides” LP
Stars And Stripes “Shaved For Battle” LP
Stolen Youth “Unconscious In Orthodox” LP
Stone Sour “Hydrograd Acoustic Sessions” LP
Stooges, The “The Stooges (The Detroit Edition)” 2xLP
Strapping Young Lad “Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing” 2xLP
Streets, The “Remixes & B-Sides” 2xLP
Sublime “89 Vision” 10″
Superchunk “What a Time to Be Alive (Acoustic) b/w Erasure (Acoustic)” 7″
Superjoint Ritual “A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred” LP
Superjoint Ritual “Use Once And Destroy” 2xLP
Taylor Swift “1989” 2xLP
Taylor Swift “Fearless Platinum Edition” LP
Taylor Swift “Taylor Swift” LP
The Old Firm Casuals “EP” 12″
The Old Firm Casuals “Wartime Rock’N’Roll” 12″
The Personalities “Delinquent Sounds” 7″
Tom Waits “Bastards” 2xLP
Tom Waits “Bawlers” 2xLP
Tom Waits “Brawlers” 2xLP
Touche Amore “Demo” LP
Uniform Choice “Self Titled” LP
Urban Dogs “Urban Dogs” 2xLP
Various Artists “Recutting The Crap Vol 2” 2xLP
Various Artists “Fistfull O’ Hits” LP
Various Artists “Give Me Back” LP
Wipers, The “Live At The Met, December 31, 1982” LP


Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015’s Ire—Parkway Drive’s most successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. But while Ire brought Parkway Drive’s uncompromising artistry to bold new levels, Reverence pushes their creative ambition even further.
“Reverence represents the most honest and personal record we have ever created,” says Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. “It has been born though pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people. Thank you for listening.”

Today marks the premiere of “The Void,” one of the many heart-shredding anthems featured on Reverence. Directed by Allan Hardy, the video fully channels the furious energy of “The Void,” a track built on thrashing rhythms, ferocious vocal work, and deeply infectious melodies.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou and recorded at All Buttons In Recording Studio in Ottawa, Reverence both expands the band’s sonic palette and offers up their most devastating songs yet.

Pre order “Reverence” now.

Pre order “Reverence” on iTunes.

Listen to “The Void” on Spotify or watch on YouTube.


Today Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive share their new single ‘Wishing Wells’ and its accompanying video with the world. Opening with ominous vocals and haunting acoustic guitar, ‘Wishing Wells’ soon erupts into a furious and full-throttle metal assault. Captured in one shot, its starkly filmed video marks a deep departure from Parkway Drive’s usual high-production aesthetic. The video features front man Winston McCall giving a powerful close-up performance of ‘Wishing Wells’ with fierce intensity. 

“Wishing Wells” is the compression of grief into song,” says McCall. “It’s attempting to place blame when there is none, seeking answers where there is only emptiness, and ultimately trying to find some kind of reason and meaning to justify the ultimate loss we will all be faced with in life. This is how this chapter begins and will end.”

Buy on iTunes, Stream on Spotify or watch on YouTube.


Good Riddance is a hardcore punk band from Santa Cruz, California which was formed in the early 1990s. The band grew out of California’s vibrant surfing and skateboarding culture and was influenced by such bands as Black Flag, The Adolescents, TSOL and Bad Religion as well as East Coast bands like Sick Of It All and the Cro Mags.

With the release of their debut album “For God And Country” in 1995 on Fat Wreck, over the next decade Good Riddance went on to release seven full length albums and an EP for Fat while crisscrossing the globe dozens of times on tour.

In May 2007 Good Riddance played their final show, fittingly in their hometown of Santa Cruz. The members then went their separate ways to raise families and pursue careers. In 2012 the members of Good Riddance decided to get together and play a few shows again. The reason was simple: they missed the songs.

Good Riddance will be returning to Australia for a national tour this April, with their first show being in Brisbane on April 20 with the tour finishing in Melbourne on April 27.

Tickets on sale Wednesday February 14.


Friday April 20 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets from Oztix outlets and

Saturday April 21 – Manning Bar, Sydney
Tickets from Oztix outlets and

Sunday April 22 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 
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Wednesday April 25 – Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Oztix outlets and

Thursday April 26 – Enigma, Adelaide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and

Friday April 27 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets from


Polaris celebrate the release of their debut album, The Mortal Coil, by hitting the road this April for their most ambitious run to date. Joining Polaris from the US will be The Plot In You, along with Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf and Adelaide’s Ambleside.

Tickets on sale this Wednesday.


Turnover announce their return to our shores for a run of shows across both sides of the country in support of their new album “Good Nature”. Joining Turnover on this run is Baltimore outfit Turnstile.

MON 5 MARCH – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane 18+
WED 7 MARCH – Small Ballroom, Newcastle 18+
THURS 8 MARCH – Factory Theatre, Sydney LIC AA
FRI 9 MARCH – Uni Bar, Wollongong 18+
SAT 10 MARCH – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+
MON 12 MARCH – Enigma Bar, Adelaide LIC AA
TUES 13 MARCH – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+

Tickets on sale Wednesday December 13.

Black Friday 2017

Record Store Day Black Friday releases will be in store Saturday November 25. As usual, we will only be getting limited amounts of these releases and will be available one copy per customer, on a first come first served basis, from Saturday at 10.30am. Remaining stock will be online Monday November 27.

Below is a list RSD Black Friday titles available at Resist:

Anthrax “Carry On Wayward Son” 12″
At The Drive-In “Diamente” 10″
Clutch “Pitchfork And Lost Needles” LP
Dimebag Darrell “The Hitz” 12″
Fleet Foxes “The Electric Lady Session” 10″
Gone Is Gone “Phantom Limb” 7″
Iggy Pop “New Values” LP
Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards “Live And Loud!!” LP
Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards “Self Titled” LP
Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards “Viking” LP
Snoop Dogg “Neva Left” 2xLP
Sparkmarker “Products & Accessories” 2xLP
Strife “Live At TheTroubadour” LP + DVD
Sublime “40oz To Freedom” Picture Disc 2xLP
Various Artists “Indecision 100: Lost Artifacts” 10″


The Mortal Coil was recorded in Polaris’ self-made studio in Mollymook, NSW, where they shipped American tandem, Carson Slovak and Grant MacFarland of Atrium Audio to oversee the recording. The much anticipated debut album and follow up to 2016’s “The Guilt & The Grief”, The Mortal Coil is now available on LP, CD and digital.

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