Sunday, April 21, 2024

Mammoth Mammoth Warts ‘N All

Australian hard rock outfit Mammoth Mammoth has released a new double A-side single in ‘Sittin Pretty (Live)’/‘Love Gun (Live) via Golden Robot Records. 
 
The release of this double A-side marks the first release for the band since 2019 and the introduction to their upcoming live album Warts N’ All due out in 2023. As the album title suggests, the live performance on this record captures what the band refers to as “100% balls to the wall, Australian, lose your car keys rock n’ roll.” 
 
2023 will be a big year for the band with ‘Sittin’ Pretty/Love Gun’ being released on a limited-edition 7″ vinyl and Warts N’ All being released as a 12″.

Mammoth Mammoth hail from the Black Spur Forest of Victoria, Australia and represent the freight-train power of Australian born and bred rock n’ roll. They describe their sound as “more awesome than God’s tits” and “patented good-time murder fuzz”.

Formed in 2007, by guitarist Ben ‘Cuz’ Couzens, bassist Gareth ‘Gash’ Sweet, drummer Frank ‘Bones’ Trobbiani and front man Mikey Tucker, the band spent three years working the pubs of Australia and released their first two albums (a self-titled EP and LP Volume II – Mammoth) on their own label Golden Triangle Records and embarked on multiple Australian tours including runs with Airbourne and Kyuss’s John Garcia.

In 2011 the band was banned from iconic Melbourne live venue The Tote after singer Tucker launched himself head-first through a 6ft glass window after he became frustrated that some punters were outside missing the show. The rest of the band played on unaware he had gone through the window. He returned to the stage covered in blood and completed the set before being taken to hospital. Gash then left the group citing drug issues (he couldn’t get enough drugs) and was replaced by Pete Bell, cementing the classic Mammoth Mammoth line-up.


In 2012, Mammoth Mammoth caught the attention of Austrian label, Napalm Records, and over the next nine years released five albums and spent much of their time on the road in Europe where they have built a loyal following of fans.


The band has shared stages with HellyeahBlack Label SocietyRose Tattoo, SleepElectric Wizard and played Melbourne’s famous Cherry Rock Festival in AC/DC Lane, a record four times.

As the global pandemic ground live music to a halt, the band posted this message on their social media in August 2020, “F@#k you corona virus! While the world is afraid of blood, sweat and beers, Mammoth Mammoth simply cannot exist. We’re outta here!” After a year underground, they reunited and signed to Golden Robot Records to release the live album dropping in 2023.

You can stream/buy ‘Sittin’ Pretty/Love Gun’ here and check out the video for the former here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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