Canberra hardcore seven-piece (yes, seven-piece) I Exist have pledged their allegiance to the power of the riff. Mashing together a love of riff-driven hardcore with nods to 90s sludge metal bands like Eyehategod, the band have honed their craft across two LPs and extensive national touring. Ahead of their appearances at Bastardfest around the country, guitarist and intermittent vocalist Aaron Osborne spoke to Kill Your Stereo about the band's endeavours.
Byron Bay upstarts In Hearts Wake are ready to capitalise on 2012. The heavy-hitters have a debut studio album – ‘Divination’ – about to hit stores and a highly anticipated tour with Dream On Dreamer also about to commence. Vocalist Jake Taylor kindly caught up with KYS recently to discuss the band, the album and introduce us to some new Byron Bay lingo.