Chupacabra is the new album from Emperors, and is the highly anticipated follow up to their stunning 2012 debut, Stay Frosty. Produced by long time friend and collaborator Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Gyroscope), the album features ten brand new tracks, rich in walls of overdriven guitars and 90’s flavoured power pop goodness.

The philosophy has always been simple with Emperors; keep it simple, loud and catchy. The approach to making Chupacabra was no different. However, the process turned out to be far from simple, with setback after setback occurring, resulting in the recording taking a total of nine months to complete and a sonic darkness captured on an otherwise upbeat batch of songs.

The darkness was a reflection of the real life drama that unfolded in the studio during the recording, and has led ultimately to the band’s demise with lead vocalist Adam Livingston announcing recently that he has no intention of performing live to support the album’s release, forcing the band into an indefinite hiatus.

The difficult second album is a massive cliché in rock and roll, but Emperors have never been a band to pride themselves on originality. Instead they have always placed more value on quality song-writing and aspiring to sound like the artists they love. ‘Chupacabra’ reflects this more than ever and is a record brimming with character and ambition, captured while the band was falling apart.

Chupacabra is OUT NOW on Gun Fever Records via MGM.


A Million Hands is the debut EP from Horror My Friend, out now on Gun Fever Records.

Recorded by Matt Hills (Wolf & Cub, Fire! Santa Rosa! Fire!), mastered by Leon Zervos (Tame Impala, Children Collide) and mixed by Richard Bowers (Magic Bones) it features the singles Nothing, Kaleidoscope, and No Energy.

“…razor sharp… raw energy… a new way forward”
Rip It Up

“warm, bubbly energy that is instantly infectious… gloriously upbeat indie-rock “
Push To Fire

Catch Horror My Friend on their A Million Hands Tour


‘Shooting From The Bell Tower’ is the first taste of Emperors’ forthcoming sophomore album, and is the first new release since their highly acclaimed debut from 2012, ‘Stay Frosty’.

It’s another power-pop anthem rich in fuzzy guitars and vocal melodies, which mixes warm familiarity with a sound that is unmistakably Emperors. Lyrically, those looking for sub-text need look no further than the use of Perth’s iconic and often chastised Bell Tower as a symbol for the cultural ‘little man’ syndrome commonly found in the city the band calls home.

Since forming in 2010, Emperors’ have been unleashing their brand of unashamedly radio friendly indie-rock music that has seen them rack up support slots with Ash, The Breeders, Silversun Pickups, Japandroids, Sebadoh and Manic Street Preachers just to name a few. They’ve also toured Australia with the likes of Everclear and Grinspoon, in addition to numerous headline tours.

Add to that numerous appearances at Australian festivals such as the Big Day Out, Southbound, Rock-It (along with a slot at last year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC), and accolades including ‘US iTunes Song Of The Year’ and triple j feature album for ‘Stay Frosty’, a foundation has well and truly been set for the bigger and brighter things that lay before them with the release of their second album in 2014.


August 1 | Rocket Bar, Adelaide
w/ Jimmy And The Mirrors & Singles
Door Sales Only | Facebook

August 2 | The Grace Darling, Melbourne
w/ Split Seconds, Jonesez & Skyways Are Highways
Tickets | Facebook

August 7 | The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
w/ Pat Chow
Free Entry | Facebook

August 9 | Amplifier Bar, Perth
w/ Pat Chow, Lionizer & Childsaint
Tickets | Facebook

August 15 | The Waiting Room, Brisbane
w/ Tape/Off & Waax
Tickets | Facebook

August 16 | Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
w/ The Upskirts, Horror My Friend & Maids
Tickets | Facebook

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‘Lazyboy’ is the third full length album from Melbourne’s Jonesez.

Keeping up with their tradition of making albums packed with flawless, feel good indie rock anthems from start to finish, ‘Lazyboy’ features 12 new tracks that are bound to please old fans and convert new ones.

There are no frills with Jonesez. No gimmicks. No trends. Just impeccably played 90’s flavoured rock n roll packed with spectacular hooks, rich harmonies and fuzz-soaked guitars.

Featuring ‘Rocks A Stack’, ‘P-90’ and the new single ‘Keyboard Skills’, ‘Lazyboy’ is yet another chapter in the legacy of a band that will be increasingly hard to ignore as time moves on.

‘Lazyboy’ is OUT NOW on Gun Fever Records via Green Media Distribution.

Catch Jonesez live on their national ‘Lazyboy’ Album Tour:

Friday May 23 | The Basement, Canberra
w/ Oslow, No Assumption, Rather Be Dead & Raised By Wolves
Facebook Event

Saturday May 24 | The Lansdowne, Sydney
w/ Wasters, Propeller & Designer Mutts
Facebook Event

Saturday May 31 | The Bendigo, Melbourne
w/ Super Best Friends, Darts & Have/Hold
Facebook Event

Saturday June 7 | The Metro, Adelaide
w/ Horror My Friend, The Rocketeers & Charlie Monsoon
Facebook Event


“It’s a fuzzed out slacker rock party – think Pavement / Lemonheads”
– Blunt Magazine

“Prepare to be hooked!”

“…oozing with charm, hooks and is definitely unique”

Two of Australia’s most exciting underground indie punk acts will be touring WA for the first time ever this April.

Ted Danson With Wolves (NSW) & Ceres (VIC) will be playing shows in Perth, Bunbury & Fremantle from 24-26 April with a host of quality local supports in tow, including Grim Fandango, Kill Teen Angst, The Leap Year, Sail On Sail On and many more.

Both bands will be touring in support of the release of their debut full length albums.

Thursday April 24th
Flyrite |110 Aberdeen St, Northbridge
w/ Grim Fandango, The Leap Year & Celebrator
$10 Entry | 8pm
Facebook Event

Friday April 25th
The Prince Of Wales | 41 Stephen Street, Bunbury
w/ Grim Fandango
Free Entry | 8pm

Saturday April 26th
‘Heavy Rail’ @ The Railway Hotel | 44 Tydeman Road, North Fremantle
w/ Sail On Sail On, Kill Teen Angst, Alex The Kid, Burning Fiction and many more
Pre-sale tickets $10 +bf | Door sales $15 | 6pm
Facebook Event

TDWW Poster (lo res) ceres

Sincerely, Grizzly have released Kafkaesque, the second track taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Halves.

A radio friendly pop hit, this is not.

Coming in at just under nine minutes, Kafkaesque is a musical novella that graphically illustrates the descent into a surreal world of broken control patterns where the struggle to maintain things as they once were is met with an overwhelming sense of futility.

It’s equally tumultuous, exciting, schizophrenic and emotionally formidable as vocalist Josh Calligeros unashamedly puts it all on the table, inviting the listener to share in his spite filled musings and angsty revelations.

The result is something that’s bittersweet, philosophical, and intensely real.

Kafkaesque is available now as a free download from SOUNDCLOUD.

Aus Tour Poster (lo res)

Gun Fever presents

March 22 | Rhino Room, Adelaide

w/ Ceres, The Rocketeers & The Storm Will Cover Our Tracks

March 28 | The Reverence, Melbourne
w/ Ceres, The Wrecks & Have/Hold

April 4 | Blackwire Records, Sydney
w/ Ceres, Ted Danson With Wolves & Yes I’m Leaving

After releasing their debut album Strange Paradise in November last year, Mezzanine are once again taking their enigmatic live show on the road in February.

The band will be showcasing songs from the album across five dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Bunbury & Fremantle.

All shows on the tour are free entry, with support coming from some of the countries finest indie rock talent including Maids, Jonesez & Oslow.

Glowing reviews for Strange Paradise have been coming in thick and fast since it’s release, with City & Sound saying the band “…has nailed that sweet spot between pop and soaring guitar rock, putting a positively charged spin on grunge”.

Elsewhere, called the album “gritty… polished” and “marvellously twee” while X-press Magazine said it was “guaranteed to get them the attention they deserved”.


Gun Fever presents

Feb 6 | The Newport, Fremantle
w/ Maids & Retina

Feb 8 | The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
w/ Maids, Dan Cribb & The Isolated

Feb 14 | The Retreat, Melbourne
w/ Jonesez

Feb 15 | The Lansdowne, Sydney
w/ Oslow, Maids & Royal Chant

March 1 | The Claremont, Perth
w/ Our Man In Berlin & Lanark

Album Tour Poster (web)

Need some new music to listen to over the summer holidays? We asked some Gun Fever artists to recommend 3 of their favourite releases from 2013. The results were varied to say the least…




Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return

One of the more esoteric and original purveyors of the ridiculously named ‘chill wave’ genre. Great atmosphere regardless of how long someone was staring at a computer screen to achieve the desired result.


Yo La Tengo – Fade

Other than the bland Summer Sun album of a few years ago, I love everything they’ve done. Even supported them in 2001 – one of the few big bands I’ve met who thought our use of Casio keyboards was a clever move.


Paul McCartney – New

I could write an essay on this guy. I love him most when he’s being un-Beatley like on the track ‘Alligator’. There’s more steel to him than most people think and he’s obviously not doing it for the money alone anymore.




Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: The Sea of Split Peas

Courtney came out of nowhere for me this year, and I’m glad she did. Storytelling in song writing is a dying art these, luckily this release is a cracker of a yarn.


Arctic Monkeys – AM

The last two records have been fantastic and this is another notch in the belt buckle.  Pretty rare for this kind of career arc this day and age.


These New Puritans – Field of Reeds

This album has made me feel good about subtle music this year. Takes me on a peaceful, Kid A type serenity trip.




Future Of The Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

Pretty much love anything FOTL do. Good to see music press getting behind this album too.


The Drones – I See Seaweed

Depressing. Morbid. Awesome.


Fidlar- Fidlar

Stoked to discover these dudes while up late watching rage. Then disappointed to find out they’d just toured Australia and we’d yet to learn of their existence.




Reversing Falls – Reversing Falls

The best album you will never hear.


Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost

Enough said.


Dead Owls – Small Talk (EP)

The gudgest bois.




All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature

This album is insane, definately APMD’s best effort yet. It’s brutal and thrashy, yet clever and catchy. Sick riffs and fills everywhere.


Pelican – Forever Becoming

I hadn’t heard of Pelican until this album came out & it blew me away. Instrumental stoner metal on another level with beautiful production.


Nails – Abandon All Life

Probably the heaviest band/album I’ve ever heard. An aural challenge at first, but i soon gave into the sludgy tones & intense drums.


mezzanine‘Strange Paradise’ is the debut full length album from Perth’s Mezzanine, out now on Gun Fever Records via Green Media Distribution.

Recorded by renowned producer Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Snowman), ‘Strange Paradise’ is the culmination of Mezzanine’s history, distilling the five years of the band’s lifespan into 10 tracks bursting with character and atmosphere.

Lead track ‘King Of The Ring’ is instantly memorable and endearingly familiar, with the band expanding its melodic wings further than ever before.

The album’s release caps off a busy and fruitful 18 months for Mezzanine, who since releasing their debut EP ‘Vile Horizons’ in 2012 have toured the nation three times and supported the likes of The Black Angels, Dappled Cities, Jeremy Neale, The Laurels, Hunting Grounds, British India, Step Panther, The Medics & Even to name a few.

The band will tour nationally in support of the album’s release in early 2014.

“… A relentlessly strong wall of fuzz pop”
X-Press Magazine

“… Energetically passionate”

“Simply flawless and rockin’… the swirl of guitars is unreal…”
Rosie Beaton, triple j

GF‘Hot Freaks: Volume One’ is the new sampler from Gun Fever and it’s out now, available to download and stream for FREE from Bandcamp.

Named after a classic Guided By Voices tune, this first instalment of what will be an annually released compilation features 15 of our favourite tracks released throughout the year by bands that we’ve worked with in some capacity.

1. Super Best Friends (ACT) – Round & Round
2. Jonesez (VIC) – P90
3. Sincerely, Grizzly (SA) – Us; or Optimism
4. Mezzanine (WA) – King Of The Ring
5. Pretty City (VIC) – Part Of Your Crowd
6. Horror My Friend (SA) – Lifeblood
7. Trigger Jackets (WA) – Sugarcoat
8. Maids (NSW) – Dr Gecko
9. Puck (WA) – Run From The Pack
10. The Community Chest (WA) – Show Me
11. Dead Owls (WA) – Only Child
12. Pat Chow (WA) – Winning
13. The Coalminers Sect (WA) – Break My Line
14. The Water Board (NSW) – Silver Surfer
15. Children (WA) – Why Can’t I Get It Right