If you liked The Jesus Lizard, try… Metz
If you’re partial to having your ears shredded by coruscating live performances, then we humbly submit that you go and see Metz instead of sitting around and reminiscing about the good old days when David Yow would take a metaphorical hammer drill to your cranium. But please, for the love of god, bring earplugs.
If you liked Nirvana, try… Scott & Charlene’s Wedding
Given the influence that Australian bands like The Scientists and X (and also Bruce Milne’s fantastic cassette magazine Fast Forward) had on the birth of grunge, it seems appropriate that it’s an Australian act whose work most recalls the halcyon period of the ’90s Pacific Northwest. Scott & Charlene’s main man Craig Dermody’s compositions are more melodic and less brutal than Cobain’s, but they share a wholehearted embrace of a DIY aesthetic that involves making music for yourself, and then finding that actually a whole lot of people connect to its sentiments.