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On Thursdays, We Listen To Rock: Four New Tracks To Start Your Weekend Early

Thursdays are rock day in the AAA office and we have four new hot tracks ready to get your weekend started early.

The Bear Hunt with Tropical


After a busy 2015 and the release of their debut album ‘To Be Honest’, Brisbane’s The Bear Hunt have released their single Tropical and it is a stoner rock fans dream.

The ideal background song for a drunken night of reminiscing, Tropical will make you feel so many different emotions but it is a great wave to ride. A grungey, indie rock instrumentation in the verse is transitioned subtly with a stoner/emo rock vibe in the chorus that creates a dark yet soothing ambience throughout the song.

The reflective mood of the song is climaxed beautifully with a blissful guitar oriented bridge that will make you feel anything and everything from depressed to euphoric. After a tense, angsty build up, the bridge provides a much needed relief. The last minute of the song will make you feel empowered and wise and bloody hell Brisbane has some talented musos! Hats off to the lads and lasses in The Bear Hunt.


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ROI with Second Skin


Queensland duo ROI have released their brand new single Second Skin. The track is the first from the band’s upcoming project, encompassing a collection of ROI jam sessions and collaborations with a number of the local music industry’s most prominent figures.

Second Skin sees the inclusion of Alan Boyle’s vocals, creating a raspy U2 meets Stereophonics vibe that’s unique and enticing. Bass oriented and synths aplenty, ROI’s latest release sees the duo crafting the framework for a groove filled, atmospheric rock outlay that we’re excited to see developed further.

Wesley Fuller with Melvista

Wesley Fuller

Oh the 60s, what a monumental time for humanity! Not that we’d really know, but our parents said it was cool? Regardless, Wesley Fuller’s new track Melvista is a tribute to all things 60s.

From the low fi recording to the free flowing guitar melody the song is a delightful homage to all things free love and delivers a classic rock vibe funky and nostalgic.

Written years ago as a teen fuelled by Smirnoff double blacks and late night MSN chats, Fuller seamlessly captures the intensity of your first crush: an affair full of strange and new experiences set to a backdrop of unabashed alt-pop.

With an EP scheduled for release on June 10, Fuller’s first track sets the scene for a technicolour assault of catchy melodies, glorious harmonies and thumping disco beats.

The Con & The Liar with Drummers and Lovers


The latest track from Brissie indie rockers The Con & The Liar Drummers & Lovers is crushing and insane. From the catchy bass and hi-hat driven verse to the climactic unleash of the chorus, the song encapsulates a blend of Jack White and Death From Above 1979, and it’s mayhem.

As if that wasn’t enough, the 5-piece chuck in a guitar solo that transitions the song beautifully. Taking the almighty chorus to the bridge seamlessly the solo, although short, is the perfect way to end an absolute gem of an indie-rock track.

The Brisbane outfit will be on tour in March and they’re certainly a band to keep your eye on.

The Con & The Liar Tour Dates


Marly Bar, Sydney


The World Bar, Sydney


The Workers Club, Melbourne


Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Written by Sam Muggleton