Anti Vinyl Vinyl Club are delighted to announce the release of the first of a new series of 7” vinyl releases. Having grown a following in the vinyl community throughout 2020, we decided to start looking at ways to support upcoming bands and landed on the idea of doing a series of splits, where we put out a record with a band on each side.
For our first release we are absolutely ecstatic to be bringing people tracks from New Zealand hardcore heavyweights Amanaki and Melbourne pop punk band/meme machine Drastic Park. We absolutely love what these bands are doing and think they both have potentially big futures ahead of them.
Comprising of scene veterans April Haines and Jared Kerr, with young bloods Jethro and Ethan bringing a youthful flare, Amanaki boasts a sound comparable to the heavy hitting band Counterparts. We’re featuring two tracks, ‘Exit Wounds’ and ‘Home (ft. Chris Lawson’) from their 2019 EP ‘Engrafted’. They are well written, fast paced and energetic tracks from an incredibly talented group of musicians. We love Home so much that we even use it as our podcast intro music.
Drastic Park is a 3-piece self-described “Diet Pop Punk” band from Melbourne, consisting of John Stokes, Chris Tannahill and Joe Larwood. We’re featuring ‘Bother Me’ on the release, which was the first song they released as a band all the way back in 2019. The band were even kind enough to offer us an exclusive updated version with re-recorded drums from their recently recruited drummer Joe. With 2 EPs under their belts in 2020 already, they are showing no signs of slowing down and we can’t wait to see what comes next
This first release will be on sale on our store from 4pm Friday October 16. For more information, head to
Any bands who are interested in appearing on future releases are welcome to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org