NAME: Usurper of Modern Medicine
What do you get when you combine heavy live drums, a bass trio, psychedelic visuals, experimental vocals and visual signal processing? Usurper of Modern Medicine, that’s what.
The trio is made up of members from trendy Perth groups Injured Ninja, Mile End, Mongrel Country and Carbuncle. Their wall-of-sound is laden with hypnotic digital synchronised loops and live samples, adding up to one big aural trip.
They recently dropped their debut EP, Acid Chess, which includes almost an hour worth of four original compositions, plus four remixes from Perth-based artists.
The outfit head to Japan in July and plan on recording a follow-up when they get back. Have a listen to their hypnotic track Grill Washington Christ here.
NAME: Sonpsilo Circus
ORIGIN: Perth, Australia
We don’t know what the deal is with their name. Apparently it’s a spell spelt backwards. Whatever its origins, this outfit’s brand of sunlit, head-tossing 60s-inspired rock is getting them noticed around town.
These lads are said to have a keen interest in Indian music. If you listen hard enough, amongst the ball-tearing riffs and robust drums, you’ll hear some of the mantric rhythms and melodies.
Hot off the press is their debut release, a double single called Your Mother Built the Sky, which explores hippy-dippy themes of Mother Nature, the flow of the universe, love and the life-giving sun. We likey.
Listen to some of their stuff here.
NAME: Sons of Rico
If you want to get a slice of the next big thing in indie rock look no further than Sons of Rico’s catchy fusion of sweet harmonies, jangly tambourine and guitar solos.
They’re touring the country this month in support of their latest single Miss Adventure, a real ear worm.