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Punk

Cutting edge and engaging music to separate your station from the pack!

Here you’ll find Punk tracks recommended by Amrap’s ‘Music Directors Alliance’. The MD Alliance includes proactive and influential MDs from stations including:

-2FBi & 2SER (NSW),
-3PBS & 3RRR (VIC),
-4ZZZ (QLD) & Three D and Radio Adelaide (SA)
-6RTR (WA) & Edge Radio (TAS).

You’ll also find tracks that have been getting great AirIt reviews and are climbing the AirIt charts. These tracks are gaining traction on community radio all around the country.

Tracks

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Jovi Skyler - Gia     Punk, Alternative, Rock 30/03/2020
Jovi Skyler, an emerging Sydney singer/songwriter. Energetic, explosive and melodic alternative/punk rock permeated with an early 90’s spirit of escapism.
The track explores the intensity and temptations of Gia Carangi’s lifestyle at the height of her fame, the absence of love, and obsession about her beauty by her followers.

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Dysfunction - Frostbite     Punk, Metal, Rock, Alternative 27/03/2020
Dysfunction's music is fast, loud and full of energy and its themes pay homage to the tribulations of carving out a meaningful life in our ever-changing world.
A song that uses images of winter to describe the cold heart of a girl.

Other tracks by Dysfunction:  Reject Anthem
Dysfunction - In Circles     Punk, Metal, Rock, Alternative 27/03/2020
Dysfunction's music is fast, loud and full of energy and its themes pay homage to the tribulations of carving out a meaningful life in our ever-changing world.
In Circles is a upbeat song about a girl who wanted more than her boyfriend could give.

Other tracks by Dysfunction:  It's Over  -  This Time
Dysfunction - The Mourning After     Punk, Metal, Rock, Alternative 27/03/2020
Dysfunction's music is fast, loud and full of energy and its themes pay homage to the tribulations of carving out a meaningful life in our ever-changing world.
A song about breaking rules, realising you broke rules, then wishing you hadn't broken them...

Picket Palace - No Fun Intended     Punk, Rock, Alternative, Indie 27/03/2020
Birthed in a sweaty loft above a picket fence workshop, Picket Palace crank out razor-sharp punk belters and anxious, rambling reflections with an innocent, unpretentious and completely infectious enthusiasm.
After becoming a somewhat overnight success with their viral record, 'The Footy Record', the Picket Palace boys are back with their latest 'No Fun Intended'. A track so contagious, cheeky & catchy you'll be singing 'yeah, nah, nah, yeah, yeah, nah, nah' all day long!

RVG - Christian Neurosurgeon     Punk, Rock, Alternative 27/03/2020
RVG are a four-piece rock band from Melbourne, fronted by songwriter-guitarist Romy Vager. Consistently packing out hometown venues and making a name overseas, RVG are not to be underestimated.
Christian Neurosurgeon is a very simple song about cognitive dissonance. I’d hate for it to be interpreted as some boring song bagging Christianity, it’s more about how we have to hold onto certain ideas to be able to survive, even if they’re not true.

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SCABZ - What You Stand For     Punk 27/03/2020
The sh*ttest band in Newtown
What You Stand For is a call out of politicians who say one thing and do another.

Semantics - SDE     Punk, Rock, Alternative 20/03/2020
Semantics spare nothing when producing music intent to connecting to their listeners - reminding fans that it’s alright if you’re not alright. Placing emphasis on creating community through their music.
The tales of a narcissistic lover, aware of their self-destructive behaviors but not wanting to show vulnerability to overcome the obstacles or even acknowledge them. Instead, neglecting all the problems and even embracing how helpless they feel in that situation. The track weaves its way through honest confessions of the lovers until ultimately admitting his faults, finding empowerment through vulnerability.

Grenade Jumper - Heat Wave     Punk, Pop, Rock, Alternative 20/03/2020
Grenade jumper is a punk band from Sydney with alt-rock energy and melodic punk sensibilities. Their sound has crunchy chords, heaps of energy, and a really memorable melody.
“‘Heat Wave’ is ultimately about hope and acceptance - that positive energy is what we strive to exude as a band,” said frontwoman, Bianca Davino. “Lyrically the song is about empowering yourself to understand the beauty in all aspects of life, and we really aimed to channel that drive and brightness in the instrumental.”

Dr Sure's Unusual Practice - Super Speedy Zippy Whipper     Punk, Alternative, Rock, Experimental 13/03/2020
Post-futurist post-punk / robo-punk - asking and answering the big questions, ecological to existential. Melbourne 4 piece helmed by Dr Sure.
A frenetic wonky post-punk jam - driving drums and bass with clangy guitars and woozy synths with occasional bleeps and bloops. Punchy but strangely melodic vocals speculate about your choices being dictated by an other force or the fast-paced society we live in AKA the 'Super Speedy Zippy Whipper'.

Human Dinosaur Machine - Diary of Broken Bones     Punk, Rock, Pop, Indie 11/03/2020
Northern Rivers Punk Rock
A straight up punk track about the turmoil of domestic violence and drug abuse while growing up.

Other tracks by Human Dinosaur Machine:  Instigator  -  Desecrate Me
Hearts and Rockets - You Don't Know What You Have Until You've Had Enough     Punk, Alternative, Indie 06/03/2020
Brat-wave duo, breaking hearts and playing their part in Melbourne's DIY punk underground. After releasing two LPs, and split singles with Piss Factory and Shrimpwitch, they're at it again.
Hearts and Rockets kick off 2020 with the release of their 3rd split 7" single, this time with big gay 5-piece Zig Zag. The singles clash and meet at just the right spot, out on 7" vinyl thanks to a collaboration between labels Psychic Hysteria and Roolette Records for Brunswick Music Festival, launching Friday March 20 at Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Zig Zag - Crying All The Way To The Bank     Punk, Rock, Alternative, Garage 06/03/2020
Queer stories delivered with heart and hype. It's punk, celebratory, it's cathartic, it's yours. The only thing it's not is straight.
Crying All The Way To The Bank hits you with humour and heart as the band thrashes through catchy riffs and a driving unison. In this song, Zig Zag face the choice to pursue music or money and through the track commit themselves to art for arts sake with uncompromising integrity.

Plovers - I'll Get Back to You, Barry     Punk, Metal, Rock 20/02/2020
Born in Melbourne in 2017 under the influence of bands like Future of the Left, Cloud Nothings, and the Jesus Lizard, Plovers is Jared Chappell, Margy Noble & Dan New.
If you're happy to ignore the rest of world, don't be surprised when the rest of the world ignores you.

This is our new single. It's about the importance of understanding the opinions of the people around you, even if you disagree - and especially if you've been elected to do so.

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Soft Rubbish - 1999     Punk, Garage, Pop, Rock 20/02/2020
The magic immutable. The poetry stark and mnemonic. The sound contrasts psychedelic complexity with nineties power pop melody.
When Prince wrote 1999 in 1982 the world was on the verge of geo political collapse. When Soft Rubbish wrote 1999 in 2019 it was the eve of 20 years since Y2K and nothing much had changed. Both 1999's are rejoinders to the threat of nuclear war and global despots despoiling nature, community, unity, love, sexuality and joy.

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Other tracks by Soft Rubbish:  Not In The Game  -  Potholes
Counting Backwards - The End of History     Punk 19/02/2020
Counting Backwards was formed in Melbourne in 2018 to bring together like minded musicians to raise awareness on the ecological emergency. We are about rocking out to the revolution
The band's first single. It is a song about about impermanence, the repetition of history, being bogged down in the matrix and the overwhelming need to dance. There is a small amount of swearing.

Desert Dogs - Death of a Salesman     Punk, Rock 19/02/2020
Hardcore rock and roll that's good for your soul.
WA hardcore punk band Desert Dogs return with ‘Death of a Salesman’. The track thunders from towering riff to towering riff, bursting with energy and infectious, duelling vocal melodies. This tornado of music is a strong statement of intent, a sign of big things to come.

Grim Richard - Going Out     Punk, Rock, Alternative, Garage 19/02/2020
Combining pop-punk elements with Brisbane alt-rock, Grim Richard tackles themes of life in the Scott Morrison age and challenging your personal insecurities through creativity.
Grim Richard’s second single, ‘Going Out’ continues the band’s rapid upward trajectory. Creating maximalist power-pop in the vein of Jeff Rosenstock and Ceres, ‘Going Out’ is a song about the realities of living on Newstart.

The song comes at the listener at breakneck speed, introducing the full band in a frenzy before building to a huge instrumental outro.

Drastic Park - Little Things     Punk, Alternative 18/02/2020
Drastic Park is a Punk-Rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Heavily influenced by the early 2000s Punk Rock sound, Drastic Park have positioned themselves perfectly between the Pop-Punk and Hardcore scenes.
Lyrically, the track explores grief, anxiety and loss, while maintaining Drastic Park's classic punk-rock vibes.

“There is nothing worse than feeling completely helpless when it comes to wanting to keep your loved ones safe,” vocalist John Stokes said. “The chorus is optimistic though, suggesting that those close to you are worth fighting for - even at your own expense”

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Other tracks by Drastic Park:  Bother Me
Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters - Knock It Down     Punk, Rock 17/02/2020
Punk Rock and Roll band from Melbourne.
Taken from JRB and The Heaters 4th LP Hammered. 2nd track off the album. short fast and about knocking it down.

Other tracks by Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters:  Hammer  -  It Was Down