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Anchors (hardcore, Australia) stream self-titled EP in full

Aussie melodic hardcore group Anchors are streaming their self-titled EP in full. Give it a listen below and if you like it, make sure you buy a copy because all proceeds are to be given to Sea Shepherd Australia – a worthy cause indeed.

Anchors is the first release from the four-piece since the 2012 record Lost at the Bottom of the World.



Anchors (skate punk) stream new song “Stay Fast”

Melbourne based punk band Anchors have seemingly out of nowhere released a brand new, kick ass song titled “Stay Fast”.  No word on whether or not this song will appear on a proper release but its a great tune and you can give it a listen below.

The band released their last album “Lost At The Bottom Of The World” in 2012.



Album Review: Anchors – “Lost At The Bottom Of The World”

Anchors are a 5 piece melodic punk band from Melbourne, Australia. They play fast and passionate punk rock in the vein of bands like Wilhelm Scream, Heartsounds & Strung Out blending fast guitar work, melodic chord progressions and break neck speeds with screamed and sung vocal work.

The bands DIY work ethic, seemingly endless touring schedule and passionate fan base has catapulted them into the forefront of what Australia has to offer the punk/hardcore scene. This is not to ignore the impressive body of work consisting of 2 full lengths and 2 shorter EP\’s released over just the past 3-4 years..more than a lot of bands produce in their entire lifespan these days.

The bands most recent work is their 2nd full length album ‘Lost At The Bottom Of The World’, 12 tracks covering just over 30 minutes which dropped right at the turn of 2012/2013. It’s available through the band online and on vinyl via Creator-Destructor Records.

It is in many ways as much a follow up to their debut ‘Bad Ju Ju’ as it is a companion piece. You don’t need to familiarize yourself with the artists earlier work to appreciate this album by any means, but it sure does enhance the experience as a listener when the band re-visits particular idea’s, even lyrical themes and content introduced on the previous album. A kind of coda if you can imagine that across two albums.

The opening one-two punch of ‘Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy / Break Classic’ sets up an amazingly balanced record. The tempo shifts, breakdown/build ups and furious energy show great diversity ..and you can have that on a punk record when the band his armed with more than one idea about how to approach the material. The band uses the momentum of duelling guitars shredding over double-time drums and then slams on the breaks and enters a build up that takes the song to a whole new level. There’s more than a few surprises throughout the record like this and fortunately they usually drop just before you get too tired of the punk thing.

The production is spot on for a band of this caliber. Guitars are typically massive and tight, no too much compression and loads of high end gain as you’d expect! Drums are crystal clear, up front and dead-centre too. The performance embodies all the efficiency and showman ship of someone who has toured long enough to know what\’s going to be replicable on a night-after night basis without loosing finesse and style. Brett\’s singing style lends itself well to this sort of punk music, not dissimilar to an early Rise Against’s Tim McIlraith. There are occasional gang vocals and backing screams/yells which amplify the already high energy and hook driven choruses.

The band will be heading to the US as part of this years Fest lineup and taking in a bunch of dates across the country. Do not miss the chance to see one of our best and brightest whilst they are there and if you are not lucky enough to be able to get to a show, check out the album at one of the links below.

4.5/5 Stars



Free Album Download: Anchors (punk) – “Bad Ju Ju”

Melbourne based punk band Anchors have made their first full length album “Bad Ju Ju” available for free/pay what you want download via their bandcamp page.  Its a pretty solid album and you can stream it below.

They will be making the trip up from the land down under to join the lineup for Fest later in October. Here’s a chance to get up to speed with one of the best punk bands in the southern hemisphere!



Anchors to support The Wonder Years on Australian tour

Australia’s own Anchors have just been announced as the main support act on The Wonder Years‘ upcoming tour of the land down under. Dates and locations you’ll be able to catch two bands this September can be found below.

The Wonder Years last released The Greatest Generation on May 14th though Hopeless Records. Anchors released their latest album Lost at the Bottom of the World in 2012, and began writing new music earlier this year.



10 Songs That Made Me Fall In Love With Punk Rock – Pat O’Shea (Anchors)

We recently caught up with Pat  O’Shea of Melbourne punk act Anchors to get his take on the songs that got him in to punk rock.  Check out his list here.



Fest-Mas announces line-up including Pour Habit and Anchors

Melbourne’s newest mini-festival announced their line-up yesterday and it’s a doozy!  The mini-festival includes Pour Habit, Anchors, Hightime, Totally Unicorn, Jamie Hay, The Ramshackle Army, The Bennies, The Gun Runners, Cavalcade, Clowns and Take Your Own.

It will all take place on the 1st of December at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne.   Early-bird tickets are flying out the door and you can get them here.  Check out the full size artwork here.



Anchors stream new song “High And Low”

Australia’s Anchors are now streaming a new song titled “High and Low”, off of their upcoming album “Lost At The Bottom Of The World”.

You can check it out right here, and pre-order the album here.

Anchors last released 2010s “Bad JuJu” through Creator-Destructor Records.



Anchors releases teaser for “Lost at the Bottom of the World”

Australia’s Anchors have released a teaser for their new album “Lost at the Bottom of the World.” The teaser opens with a slightly edited Tom Waits lyric, so you know it’ll be good. Check it out here!

Anchors last released 2010s “Bad JuJu” through Creator-Destructor Records.

 

 



Anchors working on new album, offer free download of new track “Break Classic”

Melbourne-based technical punk band Anchors have released a free download of a brand new track called “Break Classic” and you can give it a listen right here.

The tune will appear on the follow up album to 2010’s “Bad Juju,” released in the US via Creator-Destructor Records. Fans can expect said new album in early 2012.



After the Fall announce Australian tour dates with Anchors

Albany, New York punk band After the Fall announced that they will be doing an Australian tour with Melbourne-based technical punk band Anchors.  In addition to the shows they are playing in the land down under, After the Fall will also be playing select dates in New York, California, and the Fest 10.

You can find After the Fall’s tour dates here.



Anchors signs to Creator-Destructor Records/Poison City Records, re-releasing debut album on vinyl

Creator-Destructor Records (USA) and Poison City Records (AU) just added Melbourne, Australia’s Anchors to their rosters. If you don’t know the band, they’re described in a press release as such:

“… a furiously technical sound that combines aggressive vocals with unique and catchy melodies. Combining manic guitar work and vocals that are equal parts harsh and nostalgic, Anchors deliver a ballsy, steadfast sound reminiscent of A Wilhelm Scream, Strung Out and Propagandhi.”

That actually sounds pretty accurate to me. They’re good.

The band released their debut full-length “Bad Juju” last November and Creator-Destructor Records and Poison City Records will re-release it in vinyl format on June 7th, 2011. The release will also feature brand new artwork by Glenno, as well as multiple vinyl configurations to choose from. Preorders will begin May 7th.



Band Spotlight: Anchors

With the internet these days, sometimes it’s just easier to be a hater. Harsh words are easy to find when sitting in front of a keyboard in nothing but a pair of jocks.  True story.  Yet in amongst the need for anonymous cynicism, Melbourne’s punk outfit, Anchors, are teaching the internet and stereos, just who is the boss around here. If you like punk as it should be then welcome to your new favorite band! It’s ridiculously fast, it’s scarily relevant, it’s a little rough around the edges but it’s still going to be the best punk rock you’ve heard all week. They’ve even offered up their new track, “We Are Oscar Mike”, for free download along with an old three track EP, “Songs For Lily”, on their MySpace Page.  So get to it!  Check it out, non-believer.