Leaning from solo to duo in 2015, in 2018 Astral Skulls is now a 4 piece excursion out of the bedroom.
Since beginning Astral Skulls in April 2014, Kurt Eckardt - as Astral Skulls - has refined his own brand of jagged symphonies which swing back and forth across the pop-spectrum, stopping in at punk, electro and new wave. Marching beats and pulsing bass lines drive listeners through stories of everything from suburbia to outer space.
Also check out Kurt's other band, Hearts and Rockets.
Beef Knuckles are a group of 3 guys who put out a small zine of the same name. Full of comics and words, only 100 are made with each cover hand screenprinted. The past few years they've been busy putting out 7 issues, as well as another zine called The Ball Street Journal – a fanzine dedicated to the greatest sport in the world; basketball.
"Shedding their former moniker of Ohms and evolving into a power trio with three lead singers, Pat (guitar, vocals), Lauren (drums, vocals) and Mark (bass, vocals) are sharing the mic, the glory and the harmonies." - Sophie Benjamin
Hearts and Rockets
(formerly Heat Wave)
Yeah they changed their name: who has time to fight the Man?
In their spare time they play in Astral Skulls.
Kalindy is an artist, photographer and illustrator based in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. She takes photos and makes zines about girls. She's ultra-femme.
Kalindy is a member of Psychic Hysteria and runs the art department, plays synth, guitar and sings in Hearts and Rockets and Astral Skulls, and is a member of Mixed Business Collective.
Piss Factory was started by Scout in a suburban Sydney bedroom, sporadically releasing recordings acoustically and as sound collages. In the summer of 2016 Scout moved to the mean streets of Fitzroy and brought in additional musicians to make the project into a three-piece punk powerhaus – Bianca (the Girl Fridas) on drums and Tom (Made Austria) on bass. If Ratso Rizzo stole a guitar and a copy of ‘Rocket to Russia’, he would be Piss Factory’s fraternal twin. Piss Factory are bittersweet memories, black and white photocopied zines, and hours upon hours of distorted feedback.
Plaster of Paris
Melbourne based three-piece Plaster of Paris are health goths and natural rebels notorious for their fresh-take on old-cake live shows.Guitarist, Ms Sarah Blaby, formerly of Remake Remodel (Melb), is joined by cult singer Zec Zechner of Bracode (Syd) on vocals, and photographer-by-day /drummer-by-night, Nicola Bell. Musically, they have a phantom limb in riot grrrl, and another firmly planted in a self-harming black hole.