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

By Wasted Years / November 6, 2015 / 16 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: 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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INTRODUCING WASTED YEARS TUNNEL SESSIONS – AN OPEN MIC NIGHT FOR THE REST OF US

By Dane Robertson / May 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, on a particularly lazy Sunday afternoon, Leigh and myself were mulling about our North London flat looking for stimulus. It was a chilly afternoon—after what had been quite a sunny Spring week in London—and the thought of a grabbing our acoustic guitars and heading for a cozy open mic night in…

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THE YETIS – LITTLE SURFER GIRL – MUSIC VIDEO

By Wasted Years / February 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

Wasted Years favourite The Yetis have fired up the camcorder and slapped together some moving pictures to complement their début single Little Surfer Girl. This clip is quite literally a day at the beach and has a very similar feel to A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles. Good natured high times with friends? Count…

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POPTAILS EPISODE 1: NEIL DIAMOND’S CHERRY CHERRY

By Wasted Years / January 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Wasted Years Records is proud to present the first episode of its new YouTube series Poptails—a delectable musical adventure, where we challenge our resident barkeep, Joel Persson, to design a cocktail to compliment our song of the week.   We kick things off by challenging Joel to conjure up the perfect beverage to slam down whilst getting…

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BLACK FOX – EXOTIC TRASH EP TRAILER

By Wasted Years / January 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Feast your eyes on the trailer for Black Fox’s new EP ‘Exotic Trash’. You can get your paws on a copy of the limited edition audio cassette or digital download on Feb 6.  

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

By Wasted Years / December 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

Merry Christmas pricks! Here’s to wasting away 2015.  

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BEST LONDON GIG OF 2014

By Wasted Years / November 27, 2014 / 0 Comments

As we’re approaching the end of the year, we gotsta talking’ around the water cooler about the best gig we’ve seen this year. The general consensus amongst the no-hopers that keep things chugging at Wasted Years was that nothing has yet topped seeing Skaters bang out a 45-minute power set at Dingwalls back in March.  The…

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