MAS­SIVE

THE KINGS OF ROCK’N’ROLL, GN’R, ARE BACK! AND WHILE WE COULDN’T BE HAP­PIER ABOUT THEIR EX­PLO­SIVE RE­TURN, THEY WON’T BE AROUND FOR­EVER. MAYBE – JUST MAYBE – THIS LOT COULD FILL THEIR SHOES…

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Guns N’ Roses might hail from Los An­ge­les, but who’s to say the next lot of leg­endary party-lovin’ hard-rock­ers can’t come from a lit­tle place called Mel­bourne,aus­tralia? Say hello to Earache Records-signed quar­tet Mas­sive, who spe­cialise in full-throt­tle rock’n’roll with big riffs and even big­ger cho­ruses (the clue is in the name, duh).

“We’re the band who will travel 1,000 miles in our beaten-up van to play a show, and then when we get up on­stage, it’s to­tal high-en­ergy may­hem,” nods front­man and gui­tarist Brad Marr (sec­ond from left in those badass Slash-es­que shades).“we’ve got noth­ing to lose and noth­ing hold­ing us back; we’re four guys who live and breathe our brand of rock’n’roll.”

With an ace new al­bum, Des­ti­na­tion Some­where, out this week, Mas­sive are more than ready to step up to the plate and fol­low in Guns’ foot­steps – they al­ready look, sound and act the part, af­ter all.

Okay, so the ‘clas­sic’ Guns N’ Roses lineup was com­pleted by five dudes, equally matched in ta­lent and cool. But what if their suc­ces­sors were sim­ply made up of just two mu­si­cians – say, an Aus­trian duo, with enough at­ti­tude to match a band two-and-a-half times their size?

Yep, Me­d­ina Re­kic (guitar/vo­cals) and Han­sjörg Loferer (drums) have the star­power and the tunes to take over the world – just as Guns did back in the day.“we see our­selves as greedy punks,” they smile, “greedy for self-de­struc­tion, be­cause we are long­ing for sat­is­fac­tion. Mu­sic kicks us to an­other kind of be­ing high on life and fill­ing in the cracks of our minds.”

With new full-length The Duel hav­ing just dropped this month, and a CV of tour dates sup­port­ing the likes of Ea­gles Of Death Metal and Pur­son – plus up­com­ing shows in Cam­den and at Brighton’s Great Es­cape Fes­ti­val – White Miles fit in the rock scene like two peas in a pod.which is handy.

WHITE MILES

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