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THE MAINE FOREVER HALLOWEEN

AUSTRALIAN ALBUM RELEASE

PUBLICITY REPORT 2013 Campaign Period: May 13 – July 5 Australian Tour: September 4 – September 11

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CO NTENTS

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CAMPAIGN SUMMARY

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QUOTE SHEET

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PRESS RELEASES

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MEDIA COVERAGE SUMMARY

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MEDIA COVERAGE – PRINT

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MEDIA COVERAGE – ONLINE

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MEDIA COVERAGE – RADIO & TV

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CAM PAIGN SUM M ARY

Overview The Maine’s 2013 PR Report summarises and presents the total media coverage for the Australian ‘Forever Halloween’ Album Release in June and Australian Tour in September. The purpose of the PR Report is to show the impact Paris is Patient has made to help drive and promote the Artist and Record Label’s communication goals: Increasing The Maine’s exposure nationally within the Australian music environment and achieving meaningful results to support and drive physical and digital album sales.

Communication Objective To help drive the overall success of The Maine’s ‘Forever Halloween’ album release by securing media coverage to inform audiences about the new release and event dates, developing and maintaining relationships with media nationally and building long-term awareness of the Artist in Australia.

Overall Results

MEDIA OUTLET

NUMBER OF HITS

Print

7

Online

93

Radio

1

Television

2

Campaign Period Total

103

Media Clips The following media clips are separated by media type and is ordered chronologically by date. Some audio and visual files are available upon request.

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Q UO TE SHEET

"Rare is the band that can start life pegged closely to one genre and, through the years, evolve naturally into something else entirely." –Rolling Stone Australia (3/5) "Free from constraints of major labels and traditional recording methods, The Maine have produced an album that showcases six years of hard work and a band giving it their all." –The Music W A "The Maine have more than impressed with their latest album ‘Forever Halloween’ which has found the perfect balance in showing their growth and maturation over the past five years while keeping that distinct, classic pop-rock sound they are known and loved for." –The Dwarf "Maintaining their reputation as a straight-forward rock outfit, the rawness of their performance translates seamlessly onto record." –Space Ship News "This fourth album strums a darker beat than previous efforts, with the overall sound harbouring a much more raw feeling, mainly due to the live recording on analog tape, which works superbly for this record." –The AU Review (8.5/10) "Though the band has stepped back in terms of producing a more raw sound, they have taken two big steps forward with maturity and quality, with a tracks completely different to anything you would hear on any of their early releases." –Tone Deaf (8/10) “A solid album from a quiet achiever.” –SF Media (3.5/5) "If ‘Forever Halloween’ were a movie and this the soundtrack, it’s hard not to picture this “movie” being recorded on old and low-budget 16mm tape, adding to it’s charming appeal of a release that doesn’t need to try excessively hard, it’s just a great and solid album that should be heard by the masses." –Push To Fire (4.5/5) "To sum it up, The Maine’s ‘Forever Halloween’ is a solid rock album with a lot more hits than misses. The guys have gained themselves a new fan." –Cool Try (3.5/5) “It is composure on songs like this, “Love and Drugs“, and “Blood Red” that cements the notion that the band is perfectly capable of writing adult contemporary with an edge, and perhaps are ready to take their music to the next level.” –The Marshalltown (3/5) "Don’t let the name fool you. On The Maine's fourth album ‘Forever Halloween, there’s no nonsense and no studio trickery as Arizona rockers offer their most raw, honest and self-confident album yet." -AMH Network (4/5) "'Forever Halloween' is an exceptional achievement for The Maine, and its title track concludes the record in a spine-tingling way that will leave you amazed just how affecting 'Forever Halloween' is. While, it falters occasionally, ultimately, the Maine have delivered the best work of their career and one of the most accomplished of records in their genre. The youthful kids who made ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ are a world apart from the mature, capable artists who have given us the pop-rock gem that is ‘Forever Halloween’." –Kill Your Stereo (88/100) "A great rock demeanour with a touch of edgy ballad. If this album is any indication of how great these guys will be live, they’ll be all over it." –Australian Musician Network "’Forever Halloween’ shows The Maine at their most open and most vulnerable. It is always wonderful to see bands stepping out on their own and truly finding themselves, but to be able to hear their discoveries in every word and note of the album is a wonderful experience that shouldn’t be missed." –The 59 th Sound "...Worth a spin if you're feeling moody and want to hear something new that's reminiscent of the early noughties." –Blunt Magazine (3/5)

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PRESS RELEASES

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘FOREVER HALLOWEEN’ - OUT JUNE 7 (AU-NZ) New Single ‘Happy’ Available On iTunes! Free Song Download ‘Love & Drugs’ at www.wearethemaine.net W ednesday, May 15, 2013 – Tempe, Arizona five-piece rock band, THE MAINE will release their fourth studio album “Forever Halloween” on June 7, 2013 in Australia and New Zealand via Rude Records. Produced by Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs), ‘Forever Halloween’ will be the band’s fourth studio album, and second consecutive self-funded release since their major label departure. The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques, which has become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy that cannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. "The tape machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room” says frontman John O’Callaghan on the experience. “We were all meeting her for the first time, but she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental, but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better men for meeting that woman".


! THE MAINE’s new album features 12 tracks including their first single “Happy” and “Love & Drugs”. Fans can watch the new lyric video for “Love & Drugs” as well as download the track FREE at www.wearethemaine.net. Forever Halloween Track Listing: 1. Take What You Can Carry 2. Love & Drugs 3. Run 4. White Walls 5. Happy 6. Birthday in Los Angeles 7. Blood Red 8. Kennedy Curse 9. Sad Songs 10. F**ked Up Kids 11. These Four Words 12. Forever Halloween

THE M AINE – ‘FO REVER HALLOW EEN ’ PRE-O RDER THE NEW ALBUM AT:

JB-HIFI http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/alternative/forever-halloween/684618 ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/forever-halloween/id651291933

THE MAINE is John O'Callaghan (guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar), and Jared Monaco (lead guitar). THE MAINE’s – ‘Forever Halloween’ is available digitally and in stores on June 7, 2013 in Australia and New Zealand via Rude Records.

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! FOR MORE INFO: www.wearethemaine.net www.ruderecorz.com www.newmarketmusic.com For all media enquiries, please contact Seam Lam at seam@parisispatient.com.au.

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TO SUPPORT ANBERLIN ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER ‘FOREVER HALLOWEEN’ - OUT NOW! Friday, June 7, 2013 – Arizona five-piece rock band, THE MAINE has released their fourth full-length studio album, ‘Forever Halloween’ in Australia and New Zealand. To celebrate the Australian and New Zealand release, THE MAINE will be doing A LIVE STREAM CHAT with their AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND FANS on FRIDAY 7 JUNE, AT 4:00PM AEST – which will be hosted on the band’s website www.wearethemaine.net. Fans can STREAM the FULL ALBUM on Spotify - The Maine – Forever Halloween. In unequivocally good timing, the band announced they will be making their second visit to Australia to support Anberlin on a national tour in September (see full dates below).!

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! ANBERLIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR With Special Guests THE MAINE and WILLIAM BECKETT (The Academy Is) TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 14 JUNE W ednesday 4 September - The Hifi, Brisbane - 18+ Tickets from thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443 Thursday 5 September – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au or 1300 438 849 Friday 6 September – Panthers, Newcastle - Lic AA Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Moshtix outlets, The Venue or 02 4926 620 Saturday 7 September – The Hifi, Sydney - Lic AA Tickets from thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443 Sunday 8 September – The Palace, Melbourne - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49 Tuesday 10 September – The Gov, Adelaide - Lic AA Tickets from moshtix.com.au, venuetix.com.au, The Venue or 8340 0744 W ednesday 11 September – Metropolis, Fremantle - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Heatseeker outlets or 1300 762 545 THE MAINE have a brand new video out for their second single, “These Four Words” off ‘Forever Halloween’. Daniel Gomes directed the single-shot video and the song is what frontman John O’Callaghan is calling “the most revealing song [he] has ever written”. This is the second single from the band’s latest effort.

W ATCH “THESE FOUR W ORDS” VIDEO: http://youtu.be/QUvVJeC0FZU

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! ‘FO REVER HALLO W EEN’ IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AND IN STO RES! THE MAINE is John O'Callaghan (guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar), and Jared Monaco (lead guitar). FOR MORE INFO: www.wearethemaine.net www.ruderecorz.com www.newmarketmusic.com For all media enquiries, please contact Seam Lam at seam@parisispatient.com.au.

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ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘THESE FOUR WORDS’ AND A LIVE STREAM CHAT WITH AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND FANS ON ALBUM RELEASE DAY - JUNE 7 W ednesday, June 5, 2013 – Arizona five-piece rock band, THE MAINE will release their fourth full-length studio album, ‘Forever Halloween’ this Friday June 7 in Australia and New Zealand. The album has been released independently in the US in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, via Universal Music in Canada, and Rude Records in Europe, UK and Japan. The new album, produced by Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs) is the band’s second consecutive independent release. THE MAINE also released a brand new video for their second single, “These Four Words” off ‘Forever Halloween’. Daniel Gomes directed the single-shot video and the song is what frontman John O’Callaghan is calling “the most revealing song [he] has ever written”. This is the second single from the band’s latest effort.


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W ATCH “THESE FOUR W ORDS” VIDEO: http://youtu.be/QUvVJeC0FZU To celebrate the Australian and New Zealand release, THE MAINE will be doing A LIVE STREAM CHAT with their AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND FANS on FRIDAY 7 JUNE, AT 5:00PM AEST – which will be hosted on the band’s website www.wearethemaine.net. Forever Halloween Track Listing: 1. Take What You Can Carry 2. Love & Drugs 3. Run 4. White Walls 5. Happy 6. Birthday in Los Angeles 7. Blood Red 8. Kennedy Curse 9. Sad Songs 10. F**ked Up Kids 11. These Four Words 12. Forever Halloween

LAST CHANCE TO PRE-O RDER THE M AINE – ‘FO REVER HALLO W EEN’:

JB-HIFI http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/alternative/forever-halloween/684618

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/forever-halloween/id651291933

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! THE MAINE is John O'Callaghan (guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar), and Jared Monaco (lead guitar). THE MAINE’s – ‘Forever Halloween’ is available digitally and in stores on June 7, 2013 in Australia and New Zealand via Rude Records. FOR MORE INFO: www.wearethemaine.net www.ruderecorz.com www.newmarketmusic.com For all media enquiries, please contact Seam Lam at seam@parisispatient.com.au.

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ANNOUNCE BACK CATALOGUE/VINYL RELEASES AND IN-STORE SIGNING APPEARANCES DURING AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER W ednesday, August 21, 2013 – Arizona rock band, THE MAINE has announced the release of previously unreleased back catalogue titles and a limited first pressing of their new album, Forever Halloween on vinyl in Australia and New Zealand. THE MAINE will also be making a string of in-store signing appearances along the east coast, during their Australian tour with Anberlin and William Beckett, which kicks off in two weeks!

THE MAINE BACK CATALOGUE & VINYL RELEASE 2011’s Pioneer & The Good Love - The album features singles “Don’t Give Up On

Us”, “Misery” and “Some Days” as well as 6 brand new tracks, which were previously unreleased. It sold over 12,000 copies in its first week debuting at number 90 on the Billboard 200 charts.


2012’s Anthem For A Dying Breed – The Maine’s first full length DVD, is a

Documentary that follows the band through the writing, recording, and struggles surrounding the release of Pioneer & The Good Love (self-released album). 2013’s Forever Halloween LP - The Maine’s fourth (current) album, and second

consecutive self-funded release. The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques, which have become the standard in modern recordings, is now available as a double-album vinyl package in orange and black. THE MAINE’s back catalogue titles and Vinyl will be released on Friday August 30, 2013 via Rude Records / Newmarket Music in Australia and New Zealand. Fans can pre-order titles at www.newmarketmusic.com.

THE MAINE IN-STORE SIGNING APPEARANCES Dedicated fans will have the opportunity to meet THE MAINE for special in-store signing appearances in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Guests will be admitted on a first come basis at capacity in which the store permits, on the following dates: W ednesday 4 September, 4:00pm KILL THE MUSIC Level 1, 161 Elizabeth Street, BRISBANE Saturday 7 September, 2:00pm UTOPIA RECORDS Lower Ground Floor, 511 Kent Street, SYDNEY Sunday 9 September, 2:00pm FIST2FACE 146 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, EAST MELBOURNE For more info visit www.facebook.com/themaine

THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR In only two weeks time, THE MAINE will be in the country with fellow rockers Anberlin and William Beckett – visit www.destroyalllines.com for all tour and ticketing info. W ednesday 4 September - The Hifi, Brisbane - 18+ Tickets from thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443 Thursday 5 September – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au or 1300 438 849 Friday 6 September – Panthers, Newcastle - Lic AA Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Moshtix outlets, The Venue or 02 4926 620

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Saturday 7 September – The Hifi, Sydney - Lic AA Tickets from thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443 Sunday 8 September – The Palace, Melbourne - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49 Tuesday 10 September – The Gov, Adelaide - Lic AA Tickets from moshtix.com.au, venuetix.com.au, The Venue or 8340 0744 W ednesday 11 September – Metropolis, Fremantle - 18+ Tickets from destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Heatseeker outlets or 1300 762 545

THE MAINE is John O'Callaghan (guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar), and Jared Monaco (lead guitar).

FOR MORE INFO: www.wearethemaine.net www.ruderecorz.com www.newmarketmusic.com For all media enquiries, please contact Seam Lam at seam@parisispatient.com.au. For all tour enquiries, please contact Emily Kelly at emily@deathproofpr.com.au.

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Can you talk us through the writing process of Forever Halloween? Our singer John [O’Callaghan] had a good chunk of songs that he’d written over the past year and a half or so. We finished touring in November last year and

but still like us. I thought it was a great idea because it has this upbeat feel and this cool raw vibe to it.

It’s very much in contrast to the single that you released on the day of the album, “These Four Words”, which is a very dark, piano-driven track. Can you tell us a bit about that song? That was one of the last ones that John demoed, and he didn’t even think it would fit on the record. He sent it to us thinking that it could probably go on the next record, but I remember all of us hearing it and going, “Holy shit man, that’s so great!” That’s where it stayed

“JOHN USED TO KIND OF PUT HIMSELF IN OTHER PEOPLE’S SHOES AND WRITE THROUGH THE PERSPECTIVE OF OTHER PEOPLE, BUT ON THIS ALBUM HE REALLY WROTE AS HIMSELF.” GARRETT NICKELSEN ended up getting in a room together for about a month, and wrote every day until we had a good 20 songs or what not. Midway through December we worked out that we’d be recording with Brendan Benson, and that was when we really started to pick out songs that were the best ones to record.

What separates this album from Pioneer lyrically? I think it’s very different to the last few records in that department, because John really let a lot of himself come through the lyrics, which hadn’t been the case previously. He used to kind of put himself in other peoples’ shoes and write through the perspective of other people, but on this album he really wrote as himself and let the world see what’s going on in his head. What made you choose the song “Happy” as the first single for this record? That was kind of funny, because we were deciding between the songs “Love And Drugs” and “Happy”, and the band was kind of divided on it. We ended up showing those two songs to a couple of fans and both of them picked “Happy”. They said it was a bit different,

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You just recently announced that you’ll be playing the Warped Tour UK 2013. Can you tell us a little bit about your own Warped Tour history? We’re super excited about that, I think they’ve only done Warped UK a few times before so it’s definitely gonna be a new thing for us to be involved in that. But we’ve done Warped in the States twice, and it’s crazy. It’s always so hot, and it’s hard work, but there are so many different people and groups to meet. You meet and become friends with bands that you’re never going to tour with ever again. The Warped Tour is such a great thing, and it’s so helpful and supportive to bands, so we can’t wait.

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For a band from Arizona, there’s something weirdly British about The Maine’s new one that you can’t quite put your finger on. But with its gently distorted guitars and mellow keys, Forever Halloween is instrumentally kind of unadventurous, apart from the quirky but effective combo of organ and ukulele on “Birthday In Los Angeles”. Make no mistake – John O’Callaghan’s silky-smooth vocal delivery is what we’re supposed to be focusing on here. Occasional phrases of offbeat, almost whimsical lyrics keep things interesting, though we’re not talking anything hugely deep here, even in the darker “These Four Words” (aka I’m-dumping-you-via-piano-ballad), which contains lyrical gems like “I really should just go home and play with myself ”. It’s listenable, and worth a spin if you’re feeling moody and want to hear something new that’s reminiscent of the early noughties. %&$0#,'4-"$&"0

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ugust Burns Red seem to be the most unhateable Christian-core crew. That’s not to say they’re everyone’s cuppa tea, but the drink they’re brewin’ is hotter than the rest of the mob. Matt Greiner continues to out-drum and out-man every other skins-smith; the bass is more present than ever; there are shreddy melodies (shrelodies?) galore and Jake Luhrs has broadened his vocal range. Then there’s the musical diversity – opener “Provision” ventures into death-metal scales, yet the end of “Spirit Breaker” will conjure tears, if you have a soul. Never shy of breaking convention, on previous effort Leveler they touched on flamenco interludes. Now there are string ensembles, marimbas and mariachi horns (and that’s all in one song). Sorry, metalcore. The bar’s been raised. Deal %&$0#,'4-"$&"0 with it.

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Canadian rockers proficient in the art of ‘the riff’

Hyped U.S. rockers continue to evolve on fourth album

Roots mainstay teams up with the Living End, rocks out

Those still convinced that rock & roll is dead have clearly never heard Monster Truck. Opting for a monicker that does justice to their Seventies-indebted brand of monolithic riffing and Hammond B3-soaked power chord worship, the Canadian quartet began as something of an amateur concern before widespread label interest convinced them there might be a future in setting their amps to stun. Of course, the likes of Red Fang and Spiritual Beggars have been playing a similar game for some years now, but there’s a polish, quality and – for lack of a better word – furiosity to the likes of “Psychic” and barnstorming opener “Old Train” that suggests these guys would be amazing in a sweaty, beer-soaked venue. ROD YATES

Rare is the band that can start life pegged closely to one genre and, through the years, evolve naturally into something else entirely. For Arizona quintet the Maine, their ability to transcend the emo-power-pop of their 2008 debut LP might be down to the fact they left major label land to self-finance this album and its predecessor, 2011’s Pioneer. Produced by Brendan Benson, and recorded live to analogue tape, Forever Halloween owes more to late-Nineties alterna-pop than it does the Warped Tour, which works nicely on the eerie dynamics of “Run” and catchy first single “Love & Drugs”, but errs to the bland on ballad “White Walls”, which wouldn’t be out of place on a Matchbox Twenty album. SIMON JONES

Given Ash Grunwald’s brand of blues has, over the past 12 years, flirted so heavily with rock & roll, it was only a matter of time before something like this came to be. Officially billed as ‘Ash Grunwald with Scott Owen & Andy Strachan’ (two-thirds of the Living End), Gargantua – a mix of covers, originals and reworkings – sees Grunwald adding a heavier, dirtier string to his bow. These songs, of course, draw directly from the blues and thus have a familiar feel, which makes parts of it come off secondhand. However, the stoner riffing of “Black and Blue”, the rocking “Mojo” and the cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” give it a sharp, timely twist. A decent, heavier diversion from Grunwald’s staple fare. SAMUEL J. FELL

★★★

Noise rock that doesn’t take itself too seriously

There’s an overriding sense of hedonistic fun about Batpiss’s debut album. Despite the gruff vocal delivery, the dissonant guitars and the pummelling drums, the Melbourne threepiece sound like they’re having a good time, which elevates this to something more akin to arty pub-rock, or music for tough guys that would really rather be at home watching Love Actually with their girlfriend. Nuclear Winter isn’t a parody or a joke record (although with song titles like “Come Here and Fuck Off ” you’d be forgiven for thinking it so), it’s just not as convincingly evil-sounding as Batpiss would like you to believe. And these days, that’s somehow refreshing. M.C.

Return of the Iron Men After 35 years, Tony, Ozzy and Geezer stomp back and rediscover their stark, bluesy roots

Black Sabbath 13 Vertigo/Republic ★★★½ “We decided to write horror music” is how Ozzy Osbourne once described Black Sabbath’s birth. And that’s exactly what they’re doing, once again, on 13 – a reunion set with three-quarters of the original band – that revisits, and to an extent recaptures, the crushing, awesomely doomy spectacle of their first few records. Osbourne’s first album with the band since 1978’s Never Say Die! is steered by superproducer/superfan Rick Rubin, and it shows that, for all their innovations, Sabbath KEY TRACKS: were a product of their “End of the Beginning”, “God era – at core, they’re a is Dead?” blues-rooted prog-rock band, and 13 may surprise some people in its proto-metal traditionalism. The eightminute opener, “End of the Beginning”, goes

through va r ious time shifts, beginning with a sludgy stomp, switching to a galloping midsection and ending with a floaty, almost Beatles-eque outro. “Zeitgeist” recalls “Planet Caravan”, from 1970’s Paranoid, with shimmering acoustic guitars and gentle-Druid hand drums set against restrained jazzbo soloing by Tony Iommi, the man who revolutionised hardrock guitar with his downtuned tritone riffing. “Damaged Soul” goes from molten blues to a hot boogie jam; it’s not far from Cream or Hendrix. Osbourne is the main wild card here. In the early Aughts, his drug-addled dark-lord persona evolved into reality-TV caricature. Yet he takes to his task with full aesthetic sobriety, as if conscious of his responsibility

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to teenagers facing existential terrors for the first time. The other wild card is drummer Brad Wilk, formerly of Rage Against the Machine, filling in for Bill Ward, whose disagreements with his former bandmates have reached a point where he’s been cropped out of photos on Sabbath’s website. Wilk doesn’t have Ward’s subtle swing, but his head-cracking style gives 13 a more modern feel. Above all, this reboot shows that the genre Sabbath helped birth remains timeless, insofar as the devil remains gainfully employed on Earth, and heavyweight rock shredding still kicks ass. WILL HERMES R ol l i n g S t o n e , A u g u s t 2 01 3 |

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ETERNALLY SPOOKY The Maine paid for their new album Forever Halloween themselves, and reckon that being financially unencumbered is the greatest feeling in the world. On the eve of supporting Anberlin around Oz, guitarist Jarrod Monaco talks to Madeleine Laing about drama, labels, and why they owe Wikipedia big time.

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rizona indie rockers The Maine are halfway through a seven week tour of America when we catch up with them, but lead guitarist Jarrod Monaco sounds as fresh and excited as if he were a 16-year-old talking about his brand new band. Blessed with inherent American confidence and niceness, he even indulges a wide-eyed question about the Arizona music scene: “It’s been a weird past decade for music in Arizona, I think it’s just now starting to take shape. For a while in the early-2000s it was just kind of the hardcore scene and didn’t know what it wanted to be, but it’s getting more accepting I feel, like, of our kind of music.”

The Maine’s ‘kind of music’ has undergone some noticeable changes in the gap between their last album Pioneer (2011) and new effort Forever Halloween, which has taken on a slightly darker and more dramatic tone. “We didn’t mean for it to be a dark or theatrical kind of thing, but I think there’s some undertones of that even just in the way we recorded it; it was the first time we’ve ever recorded an album live,” Monaco recalls of the recruiting process, which was partly due to producer Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs), who they found via rather unconventional

methods. “We didn’t even think about Brendan initially, but our drummer Pat [Kirch] was just poring through Wikipedia looking at guys in bands trying to think outside the box, and we found out that Brendan produces bands and records live to tape which we were really interested in so we reached out to him from there.

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“When you do it yourself [like we did with Pioneer] you have the gratification of saying what’s good enough, but I think sometimes your ideas can go too far outside the box and you don’t have anyone to say ‘no’. So we did a lot of surgery on songs with Brendan getting rid of unnecessary parts.” Less ambiguous was the decision to self-fund and release the record, which they’d previously done with Pioneer after recording the record in secret, despite being signed to Warner Brothers at the time. “I think they were a little hurt that we didn’t involve them, so they backed away and let us release it, which was awesome because we got to learn how to release an album ourselves,” Monaco smiles. “We’ve always tried to take control of every situation and work with the label rather than letting them work for us.” And now working in conjunction with management company 1823, the band are excited about making a community of independent bands and playing with their friends under this brand. “We just wanted to have an umbrella not only for ourselves but the other artists that we like,” Monaco tells, “It’s a really great feeling to put your own money towards it; it means more”. WHAT: Forever Halloween (Rude Records) WHEN & WHERE: 4 Sep, The Hi-Fi; 5 Sep, Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

ROARING SKYWARDS

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The Growl’s debut album might be an extension of Cam Avery, but as he explains to Benny Doyle, there’s a lighter side to it, even when you’re talking God.

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y dad is a pastor – he’s a man of the cloth – but I don’t see him anymore and I’m very much agnostic now; I feel like I don’t know enough about Christianity to even pass judgement. But a joke that I was constantly saying when I was pissed or being a cynical bastard, was, well, ‘What would Christ Do? Apparently he has all the fucking answers’. Whether I would buy a donut or not.” Cam Avery lets out a light chuckle after that final remark. The Western Australian musician is talking about the naming origins of The Growl’s debut record, What Would Christ Do??, and although his girlfriend at the time tempted him with the potential title, ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’, he decided to go with something a little closer to home, finishing it with two question marks to give a sense of absurdity to what could otherwise be an overwrought statement. “I get this weird feeling that people think we take ourselves a bit more seriously than what we do,” he agrees. “[But making] albums, it’s a funny thing anyway.” The ‘we’ Avery mentions references the Perth musical posse that he’s part of alongside friends Kevin Parker, Jay Watson and Nick Allbrook, among many others. Yes, Avery’s personal passion and pursuit is The Growl, the sextet he fronts, and writes and records almost all the music for; however, he’s also been a member of Pond for

a few years now, and has recently gotten involved with Tame Impala as their bassist since the departure of Allbrook earlier this year. Not that the varying outlets clash. “It’s a different mindset so it’s hard to even compare the two,” he responds when asked how the juggling is going thus far. “It’s like comparing classical to garage, y’know, you listen to them with a completely different ear and appreciation levels. The Growl is a different kind of expression because it’s songs that I’ve written and I know the deeper concept more so than I do Tame Impala songs. The Growl is less thinking, whereas Tame

Impala there’s more execution rather than conceptual or emotional thought.” Those principles are represented honestly on What Would Christ Do??, a rustic, howling album that emerged from houses, warehouses and other non-studio spaces. There’s elements of blues, rock, psychedelic and garage throughout, and although there’s a great deal going on instrumentation-wise, the spacious production means that it can all be absorbed and appreciated as easily as it was originally expelled. “It was very much a blindly recorded album,” Avery shrugs. “The whole album is a very time and a place thing. At the time I was very much in the mindset, y’know, if you’re painting a [picture] you wouldn’t [do] half of it and then get in someone [else]. I was like, ‘If I do it myself it will sound how I want it to sound’, and also I learnt a lot from playing most of the instrumentation, just how to put a song together.” WHAT: What Would Christ Do?? (MGM) WHEN & WHERE: 5 Sep, Black Bear Lodge THE MUSIC • 28TH AUGUST 2013 • 39




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ANBERLIN, THE MAINE, WILLIAM BECKETT, MASKETTA FALL

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With a massive line staking out Metro’s Freo and braving the wintry conditions the anticipation was buzzing before the doors had even opened. First up was Melbourne pop punk/ power-pop five-piece Masketta Fall, who opened proceedings fairly well. They

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had a loyal fan base on hand to the point where I honestly thought I was at an all ages gig with the amount of screaming fan girls – but to the boys’ credit, they played an impressive set. Next up was William Beckett, the former frontman of the now defunct indie rock band The Academy Is. Beckett, armed with only his acoustic guitars and laptop, wowed the growing crowd with his soulful, acoustic pop/ rock songs. Beckett possesses an extremely talented voice and his youthful and somewhat quirky charisma entertained the crowd. Phoenix, Arizona’s The Maine followed next and from the start of their set it appeared the tour had taken its toll on the band. It was a pretty disappointing performance given that their latest offering, Forever Halloween, is a gem, but the songs just didn’t translate well to their live show.

Frontman John O’Callaghan just looked really tired on stage and it affected his vocal performance. As the lights dimmed and the crowd’s cheers became louder and louder it became apparent who everyone had come to see as Anberlin graced the stage. They have become a band that has such a massive following in Perth and right from the outset frontman Stephen Christian and his band mates demanded the crowd’s attention not by words, but by their flawless stage show and sound. They launched into crowd favourites Paperthin Hymn and A Day Late and newer songs, including Other Side and Someone, Anyone, with the band feeding off the crowd’s energy and vice versa. Their performance was dashing, incredibly tight,

setting. Anberlin took the crowd on such an emotional journey in just over an hour. They are a classy and talented band that anyone who was at the show will be looking forward to seeing in the not so distant future. Eli Gould

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emotional and at times ethereal. Christian proved once again why he is the best vocalist in the alternative rock scene today – the crowd left hanging on his every word as it resonated around the venue. Drummer Nate Young was a machine behind the kit, smashing his skins and cymbals with high energy. Halfway through the set the band slowed things down to play Take Me As You Found Me and The Unwinding Cable Car in succession, which provided a spine-tingling experience. They finished the set with Christian on a keyboard by himself singing Dismantle. Repair., which he delivered so intricately and beautifully he may as well have ripped his heart out and put it on his sleeve. This was followed by a massive outro in which Christian’s voice was layered over, creating an atmospheric and sentimental

2011’s Natalia’s Song, which eventually saw to a necessary co-accreditation to Reark, the man behind the original sample, through the 4AD label. Zomby has also developed notoriety for his publicised commitment issues. As you might have guessed already, Zomby pulled a particularly characteristic no show for the Australian leg of his tour. Adding to his almost 20K tweet pool, the gold-faced man of anonymity lacked any signs of remorse, instead choosing to patronise his perpetually disappointed fan base through social media: “I can hear u groan from here”. Regardless, the show went forward, with a slightly tweaked supporting line-up, as well as the experimental jazz three-piece BadBadNotGood choosing to maintain their loyalty to the bill. Boy Prince stepped up to the

plate with an assorted mi of goodies that floated aro the 140 BPM sweet spot, an impressive selection fr everything grime to R&B full of feel good instrume hip hop numbers from K Pop delighted the crowd included tracks from Ta-K early catalogue, before ch both genre and tempo wi likes of Shlohmo. Fans of mellow trap and contemp R&B movement would b ignorant to look past Kit impressive new album, Se which is currently availab free download on his Ban

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From: "Your Daily SPA - theMusic.com.au" <dailyspa@themusic.com.au> Subject: We take the drug inspiring musos, Lorde goes #1 in US, Iggy Azalea shows cancelled, aggressive scalping laws split opinion, Music Vic Award noms and latest Amp longlisted acts Date: 3 October 2013 4:29:52 PM AEST To: "Seam Lam" <lam.seam@gmail.com> Reply-To: dailyspa@themusic.com.au

Thursday 3 October 2013

LORDE GOES #1 IN US, PLAYS JIMMY FALLON New Zealand starlet Lorde shoots to #1 on the US charts with Royals, a song she played on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. WATCH...

AGGRESSIVE SCALPING LAWS SPLIT OPINION Proposed NSW anti-scalping laws that would give promoters the ability to have online listings taken down have ruffled feathers. READ MORE...

TONGUE, PVT, KIRIN J MAKE AMP LONGLIST $30,000 prize adds The Tongue, PVT, Jen Cloher, Beaches, Kirin J. Callinan, The Delta Riggs and Standish/Carlyon TO LONGLIST...

WE TAKE MUSOS' NEW FAVOURITE DRUG We trek to the Amazon to try the drug inspiring musicians everywhere. If it's good enough for Ben Lee, it's good enough for us. READ MORE...

MUSIC VIC AWARDS NOMINATE 55 ARTISTS The new-look and new-format The Age Music Victoria Awards have sought to represent Victorian music in 55 acts. READ MORE...

THIS WEEK'S RELEASES Busby Marou, Young Lions, Panic! At The Disco, Archie Roach, Worlds End Press, Eleventh He Reaches London AND MORE...


WAM AWARDS: Public voting now open!

INDUSTRY: Why we don't go to local shows

THE MUSIC AT LISTEN OUT: P*nis-flashing and wannabe live performers

INTERVIEW & VIDEO: The Maine perform for The Music

Cliff Notes Iggy Azalea cancels sideshows, two days after they were announced. (Pictured) UK comedian Miranda Hart coming to Sydney and Melbourne next year. Concert promoter AEG not liable for Michael Jackson's death. Black metal mainstays Mayhem return to Australia. Pond sell out Melbourne, add two new shows. RANDOM SELECTION: There's a new Thunderbirds series.

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