Archive for February, 2010

The True Lovers

Posted: February 19, 2010 in Album Review
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For a brief moment there, sometime in 2002, all eyes were on New Zealand’s rock ‘n’ roll scene as 2 bands started getting notice from outside their homeland; The Datsuns and The D4. Both bands released kickass debuts, both bands started their kickass debut albums with songs about motherfuckers, and both bands rocked like fuck! The Datsuns have released a handful of albums and EPs and still continue to play around the globe to this day. But The D4? They followed their debut (‘6Twenty’) with a great album titled “Out Of My Head” and then without notice, they disappeared off the face of the earth. I waited patiently for a new album, a new single, anything… only to find a couple years later that the band were on an indefinite hiatus. (more…)



Posted: February 12, 2010 in Australian punk rock
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THRUST were a melodic punk band from the Gold Coast, Qld. Drummer / Vocalist, Brendan Creighton, was originally in a band back in 1981 called The Dead Rats which featured Blackie and Keish who went on to form the legendary Australian punk band, The Hard-Ons. He then moved to the Gold Coast and put together this little gem of a band.

THRUST released a 12″ Mini-Album called “Go Insane” (Grown Up Wrong Records), a full length LP called “Mindless” (self-released, distributed through Waterfront), a 7″ single for the track “Closer”, a CD called “Burnt Out” (self-released) and a few tracks scattered on some compilations. I thought they were pretty damn good so I recently uploaded this to youtube to coincide with the last issue of Long Gone Loser Magazine that features an interview with THRUST guitarist, Theo Hemming.