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Fearless Records are at it again, gearing up to release another Punk Goes Pop compilation album, lucky number 7!

While most artists picked for the albums are American, sometimes the Aussie bands get a look in. This time it’s the boys in The Amity Affliction, bringing the goods with their cover of The Weeknds ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.

The band have shown their inner zombie, releasing an Amity meets The Walking Dead video for the track. Although the band look a little bit dead in the clip, they breathe new life into the song that was overplayed on the radio, meanwhile adding a cute little high school zombie love story into the mix.

We’re digging it! See the music video below and have a listen!


PUNK GOES POP VOL. 7 is out on the 14th of July via Fearless Records

Music Appreciation Post- Architects and Stick to Your Guns

MUSIC APPRECIATION POST #1: Architects and Stick to Your Guns



When listening to or reading about your favourite band/s, do you even think back to how you first found them or how you got into them, whether it be all those years ago or even more recently?

I remember that I became a fan of The Amity Affliction from a friend in high school who suggested I listen to them. It only took one song, one music video for me to be hooked completely which resulted in spending the evening searching ITunes for every song I could find from the band. This is not really a post about them however, I am talking more so about how being a fan of the Amity Affliction, led me to find another two bands that are now high up on the most played artists in my music library. I am talking about Architects and Stick to Your Guns. (You can probably imagine my excitement when it was announced this week that Architects were returning to Australia in April next year for a headlining tour supported by none other than Stick to Your Guns, Being As An Ocean and Stories!)

Before 2012, I had only heard a few songs from Architects (looking back now I wish I had listened to them sooner!). I thought they were a good band, I was just going through a ‘post-hardcore’ stage or something haha I don’t even remember now.  Anyway this all changed when I saw them supporting The Amity Affliction on the ‘Chasing Ghosts’ tour. They were great live and for me they were the stand out act out of the supports for the show. Afterwards, I listened to them a lot more and was so jealous of the other countries who get to see them on all of the awesome tours and festivals they’ve played. This year when they released Lost Forever // Lost Together, I fell absolutely in love! Such a solid album start to finish and had the perfect balance of heavy and soft instrumentals and of screams and clean vocals thanks to the diverse voice of Sam Carter. Although 2014 is coming to an end and so many awesome albums have been released, Lost Forever // Lost Together is still hands down my favourite of the year.  When The Amity Affliction announced that they were going to be touring nationally for their ‘Let the Ocean Take Me’ tour, I was thrilled to hear that they would again be bringing out Architects and they definitely did not disappoint. The energy and passion that Architects put into their music and live shows can be felt throughout an entire venue. An incredible experience.

Stick to Your Guns, again were a band I had not listened to much of before seeing live (I wish I had listened to these guys sooner too!). Last year, I was able to see Stick to Your Guns when they supported The Amity Affliction on their ‘Brothers in Arms’ tour. They are a band who also put so much energy and passion into their music and live performances. What also made the band stand out to me was the speeches from vocalist, Jesse Barnett in between the music. He doesn’t preach, he just speaks from the heart, about stories and experiences, life lessons that make you really think. At the time, my music listening habits were heavily of metal-core artists but Stick to Your Guns steered me back to the hardcore scene and are now a band I frequently listen to. Although they have only released ‘Nobody’ so far from their upcoming album ‘Disobedient’, I think 2015 will be a huge and probably successful year for Stick to Your Guns!

If I hadn’t gone to those Amity shows, I probably wouldn’t be writing this post about Architects and Stick to Your Guns, it would be about some other bands or maybe even not at all and in saying that, I am grateful for the friendships that bands build on the road and from touring that can sometimes, like in my case, help fans find other awesome bands. Social media has also been great in enabling connections to be made to other music fans worldwide, to seek new music and share thoughts on bands and live performances which is great since not everyone in my small town enjoys the same music I do.

This post may have seemed like a 700 word love letter about these two bands but it’s really just a reflection on how some of my favourite bands came to be my favourites. In this day and age, where social media is flooded with comments and posts of people posting complete hate and negativity towards artists and the music industry, I think it is good to sometimes take a step back and talk about the positives and about artists you enjoy, while also taking a trip down memory lane.


The Amity Affliction Announce Australian Tour!

The Amity Affliction will be touring Australia this August/September in support of their latest album ‘Let the Ocean Take Me’ which was released last week.20140516-225400.jpg

Architects (UK), Issues (USA), Stray From the Path (USA) and Deez Nuts have all been announced as supporting acts for all five shows.

Friday 29th of August – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

Saturday 30th of August – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Sunday 31st of August – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Thursday 4th of September – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney

Friday 5th of September – Riverstage, Brisbane

Tickets go on sale Friday 20th of June at 9am, however there are VIP pre-sale tickets available on Thursday 19th of June which will give fans the chance to win the opportunity to watch The Amity Affliction’s set from side stage!

You can check out the announcement video for the tour here

The Amity Affliction release new music video


The Amity Affliction have released a second single ‘Don’t Lean On Me‘ from their upcoming album ‘Let the Ocean Take Me’

This is such a beautiful song and I am very excited to hear the rest of the album when it’s released on June 6th!

Check out the music video for ‘Don’t Lean On Me’ below

The Amity Affliction release first single from new album + album details

Finally after enduring two weeks of teasers, the wait is over! The Amity Affliction have released details about their 4th album ‘Let the Ocean Take Me’ which will be released June 6th via Roadrunner Records.

The band have also released first single ‘Pittsburgh‘ and even treated fans to a music video for the song!

You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/vu3xGr-lNVI

The album artwork and track listing can be found below


Track listing
1. Pittsburgh
2. Lost & Fading
3. Don’t Lean On Me
4. The Weigh Down
5. Never Alone
6. Death’s Hand
7. FML
8. My Father’s Son
9. Forest Fire
10. Give It All

Being my favourite band for the past 3 years, you would actually not believe how excited I was to hear the Amity Affliction were releasing a new album this year! I don’t think they have ever put out a song or album for that matter that I haven’t liked and their new song Pittsburgh is no exception. I actually had goosebumps listening to it! Can’t wait to hear some of these new songs played live!!

The Amity Affliction Review

Hey everyone!
So as I said a few days ago, I reviewed the Amity Affliction gig at Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide last Friday night.

The review was written for Push To Fire

( http://pushtofire.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/live-review-the-amity-affliction-thebarton-theatre-adelaide-251013/ )

The Amity Affliction ‘Brothers In Arms Tour’

Supported by Chelsea Grin, Stick to Your Guns and In Hearts Wake

Reviewed by Kayla Schultz

The air around Thebarton Theatre is buzzing with excitement tonight, as hardcore music fans scramble into the venue to get the best spot for the massive night ahead of them. Like Melbourne, the Adelaide show of the ‘Brothers In Arms tour had also sold out and being early was the key to getting the best seat (or standing position) in the house.

Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake opened for the night – doing Australia proud with favourites such as ‘Traveller’ and ‘Departure’ from their 2012 debut album ‘Divination’  – before throwing in their latest single ‘Skydancer’. Last time I saw these guys perform was on a small stage supporting Northlane at the Cavern, but now seeing them playing here puts into perspective how far they’ve come in the past year.

Californian hardcore outfit Stick to Your Guns were next to take the stage, providing a set list packed with energy and soul. However, it wasn’t just their songs that made the set memorable. Vocalist Jesse Barnett makes a series of deep, empowering speeches about life and turning negatives into positives in between songs – his words sticking like glue in not only my mind, but the minds of many others.

American deathcore six piece Chelsea Grin aren’t exactly the easiest band for everyone to sing/scream along to, however their constant supply of breakdowns kept security guards busy while the crowd moshed/crowd surfed their hearts out.

By time The Amity Affliction were ready to take to the stage, the theatre was at capacity. As the band appeared, the crowd moved closer to the front, closing the gaps, making for a sweaty sea of people.  The band launch straight into ‘Greens Avenue’ – capturing every fans attention and voices from that moment on.

The set list is a perfect mix of songs – the band smashing out hit after hit –  with energetic fans singing and chanting along to every word. Comprising a mixture of tracks such as ‘Youngbloods’, ‘R.I.P Bon’, old favourite ‘Fruity Lexia’ from ‘Severed Ties’ [not to mention a cover of Lana Del Reys Born to Die’ ], the night comes to a close with ‘Chasing Ghosts’. However a show is never complete without the chanting of ‘one last song!’ – with the band returning to the stage for ‘Open Letter’.

For some, this tour was the last chance to see The Amity Affliction before they spend most of next year touring overseas and returning to the studio to record album number four. The band certainly made the night memorable and provided a mere taste of what they will unleash during Warped Tour in December.




I attended the Amity Affliction’s ‘Brothers In Arms’ tour show in Adelaide on Friday night. Absolutely amazing! I also got the chance to meet the guys at the signing at Midwest Trader in the city before the show. Such friendly and down to earth guys! In all honesty it made my year 🙂

Anyway I will have a review up of the show shortly

Upcoming Gigs for October 2013

There’s only 34 more days until Bring Me the Horizon are back in Adelaide for Bring Me the Horizontheir headlining tour with guests Of Mice & Men and Crossfaith!

After being amazed by both BMTH and OM&M at Soundwave festival earlier in the year, I’m looking forward to watching them again, this time at a smaller show and venue. It will also be good to see Crossfaith for the first time after reading great reviews of them from their shows in recent months.

Bring on October 10th!


15 days later, I will be attending the Adelaide show of The Amity Affliction’s amitytour‘Brothers In Arms Tour’. This will be my fourth time seeing The Amity Affliction and I have no doubt that the band will put on a fantastic show. I also look forward to seeing Chelsea Grin (another band I unfortunately missed at Soundwave), Stick to Your Guns and In Hearts Wake who are supporting Amity on their final Australian shows for a while.