GETTING OUR THRILLS WITH SWEDISH POP FACTORY

By Wasted Years / February 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Wasted Years Records headed down to a scuzzy Melbourne rehearsal room to catch Swedish Pop Factory in action. What we witnessed was more like an aerobics workout than a rehearsal. Heart rates were above 160bpm and the tunes were epic. We’ll be sure to bring some orange slices to the next jam for the half-time…

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WASTED YEARS TUNNEL SESSIONS – ADAM JOHN FRASER

By Wasted Years / April 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

For our second instalment of Wasted Years Tunnel Sessions, we sent our resident party boy, Adam John Fraser, to an ice-cold castle in Scotland. Armed with his Hawaiian acoustic guitar, a cheap can of beer and a camera phone, Mr. Fraser busted out Water & Gasoline in classic blues-dog style. Enjoy!  

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DIG OF THE WEEK: LORIKEET – CALLING

By Wasted Years / February 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

We’ve been digging the sights and sounds of Lorikeet recently, so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of one of the band’s new tunes.   Calling is the latest ditty by the Melbourne foursome, and it’s got everything that we’ve come to expect from Lorikeet: top-shelf melodies, jangly guitars and a beat you can…

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH BY ADAM JOHN FRASER

By Wasted Years / January 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Wasted Years Records is proud to present a new limited edition 7-inch record by Adam John Fraser. Laid down in a series of dingy London recording studios, Hunger Headache / Lazy Eyed Hooker was recorded in completely live, single takes to best capture the honest, raw nature of Fraser’s tunes.   This record was pressed in extremely limited quantities and…

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STREET STYLE (02/12/15)

By Wasted Years / December 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Coat weather has officially settled in for the year in ye olde London town, so what better time to head to sun-kissed Melbourne and see what our cousins on the other side of the globe are getting about in?   Spotted yourself? Head on over to the Wasted Years Facebook page and tag yourself for…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: KING NO-ONE – CONSTELLATIONS

By Wasted Years / November 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

Like that crush in high school that wasn’t the hottest in school, but who you simply couldn’t resist sitting next to for double maths, this song has been growing on us for some time now. It’s from York-based indie band King No-One, and features a killer guitar riff that’s sure to be bouncing around your head…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: LUSTS – WAVES

By Wasted Years / November 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

We’ve been digging this band for a little while now, so it’s high time we made them our Dig Of The Week.   Lusts are a two-piece band (but between the two of us, I think there might be some other folks involved) that hail from the midlands of England. They’ve been churning out some great tunes that…

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TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DITCH YOUR PHONE FOR A CASSETTE WALKMAN

By Wasted Years / November 6, 2015 / 14 Comments

Okay, let’s be clear here: I’m not suggesting for a minute that you should replace your phone completely with a cassette walkman.  I mean, it doesn’t make calls or allow you to send texts, and it certainly doesn’t facilitate you meeting up with online babes for cheap thrills (or committed meaningful relationships—but seriously, who’s using…

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LORIKEET SINGLE LAUNCH – BAR OPEN, MELBOURNE

By Wasted Years / November 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

Wasted Years favourite Lorikeet launched their latest single, All Talk, at Melbourne’s Bar Open last Friday evening, with support from local bands The Sand Dollars, Kinder and Pink Harvest. Lorikeet were in swell form, and ripped out an impressive 30-minute power set to a very receptive—and somewhat inebriated—crowd of punters, with the latest track and…

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BLACK FOX COVERING THE SOFT PACK

By Wasted Years / August 14, 2015 / 4 Comments

We took a real fancy to this live version of Answer To Yourself (The Soft Pack) that Black Fox recently busted out in Sweden. It’s an energetic, gender-bending blend of gold pants, silk, sweat and what appears to be Richard Branson in the front row. Party!  

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DIG OF THE WEEK: LORIKEET – WHY

By Wasted Years / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

We seem to be featuring a disproportionate number of bands from Melbourne, Australia recently, sooooo … here’s another one.   Lorikeet is a four-piece outfit that churns out classic 60s pop tunes, wrapped in modern indie production, with a little bow on top. Whilst this style of writing and recording music is not exactly revolutionary, it’s one that countless…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: D.I.C.K. – DA WISHKA

By Wasted Years / June 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

These pricks hail from Melbourne, Australia. They call themselves D.I.C.K. (Dream In Colour Kidz) and remind us of great Australian thrash bands like the Cosmic Psychos. Enough Said.  

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