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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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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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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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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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: THE YETIS – MYSTERION

By Wasted Years / May 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been yearning for some reverb-drenched, jangly guitar pop, then yearn no more. Wasted Years favourites The Yetis are back with the first single from their debut extended player. Produced by Kyle Slick Johnson (who’s worked with bands ranging from The Hives to Benny Benassi), Mysterion pairs beautiful, sombre melodies with the band’s signature surf guitars…

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BLACK FOX BAD BEHAVIOUR MUSIC VIDEO

By Wasted Years / April 14, 2015 / 1 Comment

Black Fox have rolled out the official music video for Bad Behaviour—the first single from the band’s recent EP, Exotic Trash. Filmed in a single take at a London house party, this clip boasts production values that rival your Dad’s home video of your family holiday to the Gold Coast in the summer of ’89. Hit play…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: INVASION SKIES – WASTED

By Wasted Years / March 28, 2015 / 1 Comment

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Invasion Skies is less of a traditional band and more of a recording collective. With three permanent members at it’s core, and a large host of collaborators looking to add their touch, the group is heavily focused on churning out recordings and has reputedly amassed in excess of 100 demos over…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: THE PACERS – PART OF THAT SCENE

By Wasted Years / March 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

If the sound of the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe getting gang-banged by The Byrds while Robert Smith jerks off in the corner sounds appealing, then our Dig of The Week could be up your alley. The Pacers are a four-piece, no-nonsense garage band from London town that turn out damn fine tunes. They have the jangle of the great garage…

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DIG OF THE WEEK: CONOR DARDIS – PRAYING FOR A SOFT NIGHT

By Wasted Years / February 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you find yourself driving at night down lonely roads whilst the troubles of suburban life weigh heavy on your heart, then you’ll certainly identify with our selected Dig of The Week. Conor Dardis hails from suburban Dublin and writes beautiful, illustrative music that is emotive like Bruce Springteen, yet capable of painting a narrative…

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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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