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| 28 October 2021 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia with a sound that is equal parts grunge monolith and hair metal party, The Ivory Lies are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album. Read our review HERE.

Their latest in a series of raucous release parties is a gigantic outdoor show titled WESTERN WASTELANDS FESTIVAL, and it happens from 3pm this Saturday at the Livid Skate Café car park in Scarborough. The Ivory Lies will be standing tall alongside a veritable banquet of heavy and stoner rock and punk from Fiona Horne (Def FX) and Dave Hopkins (The Hellmen)’s new outfit Seawitch, Giant Dwarf, Mage, Vulgurite, Unicorn and Misfires.

Guitarist Oscar Keaney shares the five records he can’t live without, giving us some insight where those enormous riffs come from:

Soundgarden – Superunknown

I was introduced to the music of Soundgarden, like most bands for me, at an early age via the old Channel V in the late 90’s. The song that grabbed me most was Fell On Black Days which is still one of my all-time favourite songs. I’ve since discovered how awesome the album sounds on a production level, especially the drums.

Alice in Chains – Dirt

Early 90’s rock bands are a massive influence on me and the band given our age. This album is still a go to with every track a banger. The harmonised vocals are very unique to Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, and something that as a band we’re trying to incorporate more in our own songwriting.

Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

Still a very underrated band who had massive influence on the whole 90’s rock and alternative sound. Every track is a stand-out and includes a very diverse range of songs from epic 10 minute psychedelic trip Three Days to top 40 hit Been Caught Stealing.

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

I still remember the first time I heard the opening track Good Times Bad Times. Page is obviously a huge influence on anyone who’s ever played guitar and Bonham on anyone wanting to play drums – including each member of The Ivory Lies. This album shows the boys in their rawest recorded form, before they took over the world in their early 20’s.

Mastodon – Crack the Skye

I was a bit late coming to the Mastodon party. This is the first album I discovered and it absolutely rocked me! It’s a prog-metal and hard rock masterpiece produced by Brendon O’Brien. This has some of the most epic doom/sludge riffs along with very catchy hooks by metal standards. A modern classic indeed!

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