SHOTGUN MISTRESS swerved into the Australian Rock scene like a stolen Camaro at the end of 2018 and proceeded to waste no time whatsoever. They kicked things off by recording the hard-rocking anti-domestic violence banger “No Friend of Mine”. It went to number 12 on the Australian Independent Charts and number 3 on the iTunes Rock Charts, was played globally on community radio, and featured nationally on commercial radio networks Redwave Media and Rebel FM. Just to prove they weren’t all about singles and studios the band made a video for No Friend Of Mine, started playing live on the Melbourne Rock circuit at places like Cherry Bar, Bombay Rock, Whole Lotta Love and the Bendigo, then finished the year by recording their 13-track debut album. By the end of 2019 they had a single, an album, a video, a range of shirts, 30 national and international radio interviews, and 20 physical features, reviews and interviews. For a bunch of stooges, they get shit done. No radio can resist them, no venue can say no.
SHOTGUN MISTRESS was formed by Matt Wilcock (THE BERZERKER, AKERCOCKE, ABRAMELIN), internationally renowned death-metal demon guitarist best known for playing at light speeds. He hooked up with “Diamond” David Lee on drums to jam out LA Strip-era rock. The music ended up edgier and harder – the Maroondah Highway ain’t no Sunset Boulevard. Additional metalhead Ben Curnow (EARTH) joined on bass and threatened to make things too raucous, until Glenn Patrick (COLLEGIANS, featuring members of PSEUDO ECHO and INVERTIGO) peeled himself off the chaise lounge to join on vocals. The result is a well-seasoned Aussie Rock outfit with the chops of their American contemporaries, but the no-bullshit approach this country is renowned for.
SHOTGUN MISTRESS is the first Aussie band to join Golden Robot’s new metal label Crusader Records , and plan to speed through the year leaving a trail of gigs and appearances in the rear-vision mirror.
The band has achieved more than most in one year all on their own – minimal wrangling required.
In January 2020 Shotgun Mistress signed with international independent metal label Crusader Records as apart of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment label and are now in preparation to release their debut album later in the year.
PRESS RELEASE - COLLIDE
Melbourne based band Shotgun Mistress has returned with another nose to the grind indie hard rock onslaught highlighting their now trademark style of combining stupefying guitar riff grenades, a combustible rhythm section and soaring vocals wrapped in a melodic maelstrom that is as hard to define as it is difficult to ignore.
Ignore them at your peril. This quartet of consummate rock tune craftsmen is riding high on the success of their previous releases, including Save Me from Myself, which bulleted to No1. on the iTunes Australian Rock Charts and smashed into the Top 40 chart, and their last single Glorious Machine, which left charts smouldering in its wake for weeks on end.
The new track is another fiery affair; a blistering tumult of distortion led full tilt with a heart on the sleeve lyric and sly, endearing hooks that don’t let up. Collide is one more tantalizing preview of their forthcoming debut album, due to set the rock world ablaze late in 2020.
Collide is at radio today and available to download on October 19th.