Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall

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Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall gets you up close to your favourite heavy metal/hardcore/pop-punk rock bands and musicians whilst updating you with the latest music news, reviews, tour announcements and playlist to get your week started heavy and loud.


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Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall gets you up close to your favourite heavy metal/hardcore/pop-punk rock bands and musicians whilst updating you with the latest music news, reviews, tour announcements and playlist to get your week started heavy and loud.




Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall ‘Good Things Returns’

We would love to welcome you back to a very special episode of Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall which is back to celebrate the return of Good Things Festival - heading up Australia's East Coast again in December with a stack of heavy hitters! In this episode podcast host Paul 'Browny' Brown (remember him?) is joined by festival lineup acts including Jimmy Kyle of Chasing Ghosts who discusses the very important issues and subject manner surrounding indigenous affairs and history through his...



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Episode #99 feat. Bonnie Fraser of Stand Atlantic

Pop Punk Is Alive and thriving in Australia and one band who is leading the pack at the moment is Syndey's Stand Atlantic who are on the verge of releasing their new album Pink Elephant on Friday through Hopeless Records so naturally, we had to get frontwoman Bonnie Fraser on the show to chat about it. A true pioneer for being yourself, Bonnie's hilarious antics online shine through her personality but also she takes time to reflect on the more personal side of her life which she shares...


Episode #98 feat. Jake Taylor of In Hearts Wake

In the wake of all of this COVID-19 pandemic, bands have persevered and stuck to their guns with releasing the music they've been working hard on for all of us to appreciate, but none hits harder than what In Hearts Wake have been making for their latest album Kaliyuga which is set for release next week. The boys have been trying to tell us for years that we need to make changes in our lives to save the earth and now, they're screaming harder to get their point across. On this week's...


Episode #97 feat. Sam Adkins of ADKINS

Every so often, a great Australian band crosses your path and you've just gotta check them out because you never know, you could be missing out on your next fav discovery and that's how we feel about ADKINS from Tasmania who popped up with their debut album The Wrong Side of Fame and have since won us over. The boys grew up with old school metal loving parents and that influence has continued on through their music as frontman Sam Adkins discusses on this week's podcast. Podcast host...


Episode #96 feat. Andrew Tkaczyk of The Ghost Inside

There's no other band on this earth quite like The Ghost Inside. They've overcome one of the most tragic events ANYONE could ever go through and they've returned to the music scene with what we've dubbed the PERFECT comeback album which is out on Friday and to celebrate, we grabbed drummer Andrew Tkaczyk for a chat all about it. Join podcast host Browny as their pair discuss the tragedy the band overcame, their slight deviation from the metalcore genre that made them a household name and,...


Episode #95 feat. Lynn Gunn of PVRIS

Love. Loss. Hope. Overcoming. Four big words used to describe the story of love and the fallout that sometimes occurs, something with PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn has been writing and singing about for years and this week we get to go inside her mind as she co-hosts the latest episode of our podcast and you better believe it's gonna bring up a whole bunch of emotions you should probably address. Podcast host Browny goes deep with Lynn about their forthcoming album Use Me and their...


Episode #94 feat. Chris Mackertich of DREGG

When a band grabs your attention the second they take to the stage and you're stuck in metal awe for the duration of their set, you HAVE to follow them up and see what they're all about afterwards hey! Well, that's the story behind how we discovered DREGG last year at Big Sound. The band who cross genres more then we cross borders these days have been fats making a name for themselves in Australia with their wacky on-stage antics, costumes and hardcore sound which, caught the attention of...


Episode #93 feat. James Tidswell of Violent Soho

Violent Soho are back baby and they've got a brand new album under their belts which they're keen to show off to all of the supporters who have helped them along the way in their 18 year career as a band. Guitarist James Tidswell joins the show this week to chat all about Everything Is A-Ok getting released at a time when everything in the world is pretty much the complete opposite to the album's title and the band's progression and (for lack of a better word) maturing sound on the new...


Episode #92 feat. Shane Told of Silverstein

We're back with music industry veterans Silverstein who are celebrating two decades in the heavy music scene and the forthcoming release of their tenth studio album A Beautiful Place To Drown! Frontman Shane Told is this week's podcast guest and he's ready to bare all for the fans who have followed them from day one or jumped on the bandwagon recently. He discusses the importance of finding the right record label to sign to (especially after being in the game for as long as they have),...


Episode #91 feat. Daniel Furnari of Polaris

It's almost here! Polaris are set to debut their second album The Death Of Me NEXT WEEK and to get you all kinds of ready for the masterpiece, this week we've got drummer/songwriter Daniel Furnari co-hosting the podcast to chat all about it. It's no secret the band have absolutely exploded over the past couple of years, scoring rave reviews from fans and critics alike, receiving an ARIA Nomination for their debut album The Mortal Coil and taking international audiences by storm every time...


Episode #90 feat. Dan Brown of The Amity Affliction

We're back for 2020 and kicking it off with Dan Brown of The Amity Affliction who joins the show to chat about the band's forthcoming album Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them and the band's highly impressive return to heavy which is sending tongues wagging throughout the heavy music scene. Podcast host Browny pulled Dan aside backstage on their recent All My Friends Are Dead Tour where they visited smaller, rural towns they haven't been through in a few years (or at all) and the pair...


‘Good People Doing Good Things’

Summer Music Festival Season is upon us and the BEST one to kick it all off with is Good Things Festival which showcased a plethora of heavy, alternative and quirky bands on their 2019 lineup that catered to a wide range of musical preferences. We hit the ground running at the Melbourne and Brisbane legs of the East Coast run to get you up close and personal with a stack of bands from the roster. Podcast host Paul 'Browny' Brown was joined by Wall of Sound writers Carys Hurcom and Tamara...


Episode #89 feat. Tom Kennedy of Bare Bones

YEAH THE BONES! An expression of appreciation fans of Sydney hardcore punks Bare BOnes shout with pride any time these lads are in the closest vicinity and we'll be screaming it more often now that they've unleashed their sophomore album Rival Minds upon the world which is tearing up Australia's heavy music scene and proving these guys are the next big thing in genre-crossing rock and metal. Frontman Tom Kennedy is welcomed back to co-hosting duties this week chatting all about the album,...


'Good Things 2019 Preview'

Good Things Festival 2019 is fast approaching and if you can't tell, we're so bloody keen for the East Coast run to arrive, so much so, we've tracked down a few of the bands featuring on the lineup for a chat including Enter Shikari, Ice Nine Kills and Trivium. Join podcast host Browny as he FINALLY gets closure from Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari) about their latest album The Spark which was arguably their most heartfelt release to date and find out why it's taken them over two years to get...


Episode #88 feat. Frank Carter

Mental Health Struggles hit the best of us, including stacks of our favourite musicians, which is why we turn to their music as an avenue to help us feel better momentarily before we look at other professional options and one bloke who has been fighting his own battles and sharing those struggles with us through his music is Frank Carter of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, who joins the podcast this week to chat about his personal life and to pass on the important reassurance that there's...


Episode #87 feat. Ash Costello of New Years Day

They only made their debut in Australia back in March for Download Festival and they impressed the masses so much, they heading back almost a year later for their own headline shows so we can really see what New Years Day are made of and to get you all keen, frontwoman Ash Costello is this week's special guest co-host. The two-toned rocker goes back in time with podcast host Browny to talk about why it's taken the band so long to get down under and what the go is with her mesmerising...


Episode #86 feat. Chad Gray of HELLYEAH

It's bittersweet when a band have to release an album following the passing of a key band member (or any member for that matter) but HELLYEAH are in this exact situation following the sudden death of drummer Vinnie Paul last year, just after he had wrapped up recording his drum parts for the band's new album Welcome Home. Instead of shelving the idea and band completely, the members decided to keep Vinnie's legacy alive and continue on with the outfit and the release of his last pieces of...


Episode #85 feat. Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon

When you think of iconic Australian bands from the late 90's, you can't go past Grinspoon who have been tearing up stages for the better part of the past 24 years (yes we're including the hiatus too, eat me!) and they're set to do it all again celebrating their BEST songs for a special edition vinyl which will coincide with a massive Australian tour and this week frontman Phil Jamieson joins the show to talk all about it. Join podcast host Browny as he takes a look back at the band's two...


'The Big Sound 2019 Special'

BIGSOUND is done and dusted for another year and we can safely say there are a lot of us reallly feeling our ages now that it's all said and done, but the best part is we have now uncovered the next batch of Australian bands who are set to take the heavy music scene by storm and luckily for you, we caught up with a whole bunch of them to get you closer than ever before and hopefully put you on the right path to supporting their next big moves. Podcast host Browny caught up with the likes of...