This week, the magnificent Temples Festival sold out of weekend tickets. For a new festival to do this in their opening year is pretty damn impressive, and speaks volumes for just how strong Temples Festival’s line-up curation has been. It also makes for a goddamn murderously good Sunday Slaylist.
February 23rd, 2014
Didn’t you hear? We all just survived Ragnarok. The latest instalment in the long line of ancient-cultures-predicting-the-end-of-the-world trend passed everyone by on Saturday night, and at no point did Fenrir eat the world, or Odin get into an almighty ruck with the Midgard Serpent. Ho hum.
And what better way to celebrate this ridiculous non-event than by listening to a load of Viking Metal? EXACTLY.
February 16th, 2014
February 2nd, 2014
January 26th, 2014
Today (January 26) is Australia Day. According to Wikipedia, it “marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip”. In the UK, this means loads of pubs put on extra drink offers on crappy lager in order to entice the nearby Australian ex-pat community into the pub. At Thrash Hits, it represents something we can hang a themed Sunday Spotify Slaylist off.
January 5th, 2014
As much as we like our role as a mouthy internet wordspout, we like it when bands we love put out podcasts of their members just shooting their mouths off at each other. It’s ultimately the purist way of hearing what really goes on inside bands – you get to hear the band talking with themselves without the filter of a journalist getting involved, and without bands putting themselves on their best behaviour because they’ve had some media training and a PR person is standing behind them to make sure they don’t say something terrible.
That’s why we’re enjoying Will Haven‘s new WHVN Podcast so much.
December 29th, 2013
The end of the year is here. Pretty much everything that’s going to be released is now out, and barring any late breaking oh-my-God-is-that-actually-happening style news stories, 2013 is done and dusted. And with the convenient if entirely arbitrary transition from one year to the next a mere 48 hours away, we’re dedicating the final Sunday Spotify Slaylist of 2013 to the records that we loved the most this year.
December 22nd, 2013
After just over two months of silence, we’ve brought back our Mixcloud series for a very special seasonal edition. This week’s episode is 50% bona fide heavy music Christmas classics, and 50% awful rock’n'roll Christmas nonsense. We’ll let you decide which tracks fall under which category.
November 3rd, 2013
About 18 months ago we posted about Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy - the quite frankly brilliant music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman. Rocknowledgy is a (now) monthly show where Valient Himself takes a John Peel-esque approach to music, playing music from across the spectrum – you’re as likely to hear old soul jams on an episode as you are hardcore punk. We bloody love it – and that’s why we’re sponsoring Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months.
October 27th, 2013
HEY YOU: the Mercury Prize is announcing it’s 2013 winner on Wednesday 30 October 2013. That mean we’re announcing the winner of our COROT-3b Prize too. Don’t know what the COROT-3b Prize is? Well, go click on that link. Everyone up to speed? Good. You’ve got mere hours left to cast your vote, so we figured we’d use this week’s Sunday Slaylist to not only remind you of who’s up for the prize, and to prompt any Johnny-come-lately types to CAST THEIR VOTES NOW.