square tugs

  • square tugs cvrMonster Hits – Square Tugs (self released)

    If variety is the spice of life, Brisbane’s Square Tugs are the celebrity chefs of Australian punk rock. The trio’s debut album “Monster Hits” is a curry with enough popping flavours in it to set off your tongue, and lyrics to get your brain into gear at the same time.

    They’re not of pensionable age but they’re not spring chickens either, so the odds are short that a glimpse into the Square Tugs’ record collections would throw up some interesting and familiar selections. 

    Did you know Square Tugs originally formed as a Circle Jerks tribute band?

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    Sean St Leone. Keith Claringbold photo.

    10 things that made me hoppy this year (in no particular order) 

    Mudhoney at Wollongong Uni
    A band I’ve wanted to see for many, many years and every time I’ve been close to seeing them, something has gone wrong, so I was stoked just to make it to this show. I was even more stoked when they played an amazing set, chock full of classics. Not showing their age in the slightest. 

    Descendants at the Metro, Sydney
    Another band I’d always wanted to see but always missed - been a fan ever since someone put "Everything Sux" in my hand sometime in the late ‘90s. Didn’t know what to expect given Milo had a heart attack less than two months before the gig, but i needn’t have worried. They started and just kept going till the end - pretty much no breaks - just one killer song after another. Tight and more than alright. 

    The Mark of Cain at the Metro, Sydney
    Playing their album "Ill At Ease" from start to finish (and throwing in a few from “Battlesick” and “This Is This” to close out the night). Tight as a fishes arsehole. One of the best things I’ve seen in years. crowd loved it and every song was spot on. Brutally good. If there was any justice in the world this band would have been huge. 

  • squatter 2023Righto, Squatter the Cockatiel here with my Top Ten for 2023.  

    For those of you who don't know how famous I am, I allow Chris Converse and Cathy, both of Punkfest Brisbane and 4ZZZ, to share a house with me so I meet a lot of cool people.  I would say cool cats, but I don't get on well with cats.

    Five out of five chirps for the following (in no particular order):

    Glitoris - Self titled album

    The Go Set-- The Warriors Beneath Us album

    Blowhard- All the Kings Horses 

    Vicious Circle – “Split This Open” album

    Dad Fight - “Guillotine” single 

    The Owen Guns - “Monks in Sexyland” mini album

    Whoroboros – “Consuming and Being Consumed” EP 

    Piss Shivers - Self titled album

    Painters and Dockers – “Advance Australia Where” single

    Square Tugs – “One Minute Love Song” single

  • squatter 2022Hi I'm Squatter the Cockatiel. I share a house with Chris Converse (4ZZZ and Punkfest) and Cathy Kerlin (Punkfest and Platform 5 Cafe and Bar) so I get to meet the really cool GC's* and hear some great music.

    I am also a 4ZZZ subscriber.

    Here is my top ten releases of 2022, in no particular order:

    The Owen Guns- Dawn of the Braindead

    Mitch, Please - Yes Thanks

    The Square Tugs - "Monster Hits"

    Eviction - "Demo"

    The Interrupters - "In the Wild"

    The Disables - "No more Rules, No more Ruled"

    Mucho Sonar - "Under the Influence"

    The Cutaways - "Cheap Curtains"

    Topnovil - "Stand Tall"

    Masochist - "Bloom"

    Hope you enjoy my selection and like the picture. I am way more popular than Cathy or Converse.

    Love and chirps,


    *Cockatiel for Good C_nts