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"A summary of what the critics have said about Heifer live:"

“A hot new band…massive stage presence…great entertainment, with attitude and humour.” – Mark Hine, 9inety6ix.1

“I can’t adequately express how extreme the energy was in the room for this band, both on and in front of the stage ... you’ll just have to check them out for yourself!!” - PG (Jacky) Gleeson, Music Reviews Website.


“Hard rocking…, very polished…, a high power act” - Scope magazine.


“Tight, muscly musicianship and heavy, riff-laden infectious grooves.…with Matt playing as if Les Claypool had joined the Chili Peppers”
- PG (Jacky) Gleeson, Music Reviews Website.

“An awesome live band, both musically and visually.” - Ob(zine).

"…a massive, burly rock/punk guitar sound … a scolding vocal at times resembling Jim Morrison … a raw, rumbling bass and drum alliance … there were no weak moments in this gratingly mega-taut performance."
- Domenica Acitelli, Revolver
- Various


"The Judas Belt"

WAITING FOR THE JUDAS BELT…
Heifer’s new album, titled “The Judas Belt”, is set to explode on August 5th.
“The Judas Belt” is well worth the wait, marking a big step forward for the band both musically and thematically, and brings to fruition the band’s promise and potential.
“The Judas Belt” explores Heifer’s heavier and darker side, and sees them wearing their metal-inspired roots proudly on their sleeve. The material on the album draws its inspiration from a wide range of influences including current world events, as well as some revealing auto-biographical accounts.
2005 saw the band sign a worldwide recording deal with new label Bonza Records, and subsequently teaming up with Sydney producer Adam Barns to begin work on the album.
“It’s the album we’ve always wanted to record” says guitarist and founding member of the band Andy Love. “It says what we want to say and it sounds how we want it to sound. Adam (Adam Barns, producer) was great to work with and was a real find for us.”

Heifer will be kicking off the Judas Belt tour at PulseFest Sydney, at The Gaelic Club, on Saturday 22nd of July, with advance copies of the album available at the show. Also on the bill will be Sunk Loto, Japunga, Ink, Cold By Winter (NZ), Reflection Point, The Hollow Cell, Inane Eminence, Baldielox, Highroad No 28 and Bought The Farm, with Heifer set to take the stage at around 9pm.

More shows will follow for Heifer along the East Coast in July, August and September,

“The Judas Belt” is out August 5th 2006 on Bonza Records, through MGM Distribution. It includes a bonus DVD with video clips, interviews, and more.
- Press Release


""GO" Review Murray Englehart"

Heifer’s four tracker, Go is all the tonic anyone needs as a heart starter. No lame pop punk here or tenth rate aggro metal. This is just the highest of high energy rock action with some great pummeling and churning wire brush type guitars courtesy of Andy Love and Cliff Newman. Topping it all off and giving the whole shebang an even greater sense of its own space are the fine, where the fuck am I? Vocals of Rob Smith. Long may you be lost buddy. The live version of Prick recorded at Kelt’s is no lame thing but it’s the title cut that really gets the job done and there’s a double dose of it here in two versions. Good stuff. - The Drum Media


""GO" Review BY BARRY HEALY"


SYDNEY — Heifer are a struggling independent band carving out a niche for themselves in the live pub rock scene that thrives in the outer western suburbs of Sydney out of the sight of inner-city music reviewers and radio programmers. Last year they had a great success on the independent charts and on Triple-J with their weird, swirling single “Mark Mark”.
Go is their first release since “Mark Mark”. The video goes with the single is of a live performance which allows armchair rockers to see just what a wild thrashing band can do to an audience (send them ballistic, that's what).
The four other tracks are in the amalgamated punk/rock/funk/metal style that Heifer has created for itself. Go is full of the cutting time structures the band loves. All in all, Heifer is part of the voice of the angry youth of western Sydney and is well worth listening to.
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- Green Left Weekly Nov 28, 2001.


""Black Skies Blue" Review"

There’s a quality about the music of a band that’s having fun with what they do. NSW act Heifer is definitely a band that fits this description, highlighted by their third release, Black Skies Blue. Their music is an excellent and unique blend of heavy styles, including elements of punk, hard rock and metal. There are strong vocals, punchy drums and bass, and chunky riffs throughout, all jam-packed with enough energy to fill a whole album. Black Skies Blue hits the spot from the first song and doesn’t let up until it closes five tracks later. This one’s definitely worth a listen.

- Rip It Up, SA, 12/11/03.


"A summary of what the critics have said about the “Mark Mark” EP:"

“Played loud enough and it feels like a herd of the buggers have just run over you...As good as the overseas product. Easily.” – Ross Clelland, The Drum Media.

“A heady mix of big-lunged rock and stop-start Helmet-ish crunch”
– Rod Hunt, The Drum Media.

“Mark Mark fairly launches the listener into this aural assault, and the rest of the EP follows suit… A great release!!” - PG (Jacky) Gleeson, Music Reviews Website.

“Great EP……Definitely the beginnings of something larger me thinks.”
- Terry Allen, hEARd

“It’s been a long wait for the release of Heifer’s debut EP but it’s more than worth it. Seven tracks explode out of the stereo and knock your head clean off!……I highly recommend it…It’s one to be turned up loud……to sing along at the top of your voice with ”
– Ob(zine)

“A weighty, lumbering, at times irreverent and distinctly Australian blend of punk, grunge and metal.” – Peter Holmes, The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Without a doubt the best EP from an up and coming band I have ever heard”.
- Daniel Paterson, AIR-FM.
- Various


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DEBUT ALBUM THE JUDAS BELT RELEASED August 2006(Australia).

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WAITING FOR THE JUDAS BELT…
Heifer’s new album, titled “The Judas Belt”, is set to explode on August 5th 2006.
“The Judas Belt” is a big step forward for the band both musically and thematically, and brings to fruition the band’s promise and potential.
“The Judas Belt” explores Heifer’s heavier and darker side, and sees them wearing their metal-inspired roots proudly on their sleeve. The material on the album draws its inspiration from a wide range of influences including current world events, as well as some revealing auto-biographical accounts.
2005 saw the band sign a worldwide recording deal with new label Bonza Records, and subsequently teaming up with Sydney producer Adam Barns to begin work on the album.
“It’s the album we’ve always wanted to record” says guitarist and founding member of the band Andy Love. “It says what we want to say and it sounds how we want it to sound. Adam (Adam Barns, producer) was great to work with and was a real find for us.”
Heifer will be kicking off the Judas Belt tour at PulseFest Sydney, at The Gaelic Club, on Saturday 22nd of July, with advance copies of the album available at the show. Also on the bill will be Sunk Loto, Japunga, Ink, Cold By Winter (NZ), Reflection Point, The Hollow Cell, Inane Eminence, Baldielox, Highroad No 28 and Bought The Farm, with Heifer set to take the stage at around 9pm.
More shows will follow for Heifer along the East Coast in July, August and September, followed by the band’s first trek to Europe for shows in September and October, including showcase performances in Berlin to coincide with Popkomm, Germany’s biggest music industry festival.
“The Judas Belt” is out August 5th 2006 on Bonza Records, through MGM Distribution. It includes a bonus DVD with video clips, interviews, and more.

Heifer Tour Dates
Sat 22nd Jul- Gaelic Theatre Sydney – Pulse Fest Wed 16th Aug- Oxford Tavern, Wollongong
Sat 29th Jul - Brisbane - PulseFest Wed 30th Aug- Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Fri 4th Aug- Club Blink Broadway Thu 7th Sept- Bull N Bush Castle Hill.
Sat 9th Sept- Rhythm Boat Sydney Harbour.
Thur 21st Sept The Trinkteufel with Tourettes
Fri 22nd Sept Abdera BIBERACH with NME MINE
Sun 24th Sept Wild at Heart Berlin POPKOMM
Sep 29th - Prins Albert, Kortrijk (Bel)
Sep 30th - OJC Compass Sint-Niklaas (Bel)
Oct 4th - Gashaus SINGAPORE

www.heifer.com.au
www.bonzarecords.com.au
geoff@bonzarecords.com.au
Ph: +61 2 9401 9902
PO Box 24 Frenchs Forest NSW 1640 AUSTRALIA