Jake joined Rich running Aarght! Records in the last seven or so years, around the same time they started making music together, doing the band Drug Sweat, AC/DC cover band The Acca Daccas, and more. Jake also has been or currently is in a number of other bands such as his solo project Alien Nosejob, Smarts, Heirophants, hardcore band Swab, School Damage, Leather Towel and the recently defunct Ausmuteants, while Rich started making music in the early 90’s playing in different sorts of bands such as The Onyas and more recently, the Ooga Boogas, and running Aarght! Records here in Melbourne.
I talked to them together to get an idea of their different experiences moving to Melbourne, playing in punk and rock bands, local music that has inspired them and kept them going, collaborating with each other over the last ten years as well as stories of tours and shows that have happened along the way.
It's a radio show episode, including side project songs from members of CIVIC, more ANTIFADE tunes, some metal, shredding hardcore, fuzzy synth punk and some club music to boot.
Hey! I hope everyone's doing their best for a time of year that's a relief but also stressful and all wrapped up in a box with a big ribbon under the Christmas tree. Here's an hour of tunes to get your mind off it for a moment!