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Drums are tracked - February 22nd, 2015
Drums are tracked. Wak, You bloody legend!

As A Rival Drums Tracked

Members of Bodyjar to record album - February 20th, 2015
Tomorrow we start tracking our debut album.

Stoked to announce that Wakka and Grant from Bodyjar will fill in Drum & Bass duties respectively. It's a privilege to have them on board.

Over the past few weeks we have nutted out the songs and it is sounding fierce, punchy and melodic.

However, most importantly we can't wait to show you what we have been cooking. At times it has felt like we have been stuck on repeat, but finally we resume normal play functionality.

Too bad there isn't a fast forward option...

Rehearsal Time - February 2nd, 2015
Guests are organised. Rooms are booked. Guitars are serviced. Album rehearsals starting this week!

Tom Read to Record & Produce Album - January 1st, 2015
Finally! Demos are complete and we are ready to record.

We are so stoked to announce that Tom Read from Bodyjar will record & produce our debut album. Very exciting times in the AAR camp and we are looking forward to working with him to produce our best work yet.

We start in February at a fresh new studio in Rye. A few more album guests to announce, but all in good time. Firstly we need to start rehearsing. Thanks for your patience and a happy new year xx

Farewell Jayde - December 31st, 2014
Today As A Rival says goodbye to Jayde.

One of the founding members, Jayde not only put Bass in the face of many a crowd, she was also the major force on the business & touring side of things. Without her nothing would have gotten done and I would still be sitting in the study trying to get this thing off the ground.

2014 marked ten years that we have been playing in bands together and we shared a lot of memories over that time. Not only is she one of my best friends, she is a little sister and I'll miss her spirit and passion.

She will always be apart of the AAR family and I wish her all the best on her new adventures over in the West.

That will do for now. Tomorrow is a new day, a new year and I will finally give details of what is about to unfold. Have a happy and safe new years festivities.

Album Begins Here - November 1st, 2014
Hey Team. Just placing the last few pieces of the puzzle into place. Tweaking some songs. Adding a few new tunes to the mix. Will finalise recording dates very soon and make some huge announcements. Awesome and chaotic.

Album begins here...

As A Rival Rye Drive

One Year Anniversary - July 1st, 2014
Today marks the one year anniversary for our 2nd EP, Concerning Trends. What a crazy year it has been. To help celebrate we are having a sale over at our Bandcamp site. EP's are only $5 and T-Shirts only $12. There are also some artwork prints by CD artist Fiona Barbetti. Thanks for all the support. We are closing it out with a huge bash this Friday night at The Public Bar so make sure you get down and party with us.

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Farewell Jonty - June 2nd, 2014
As A Rival are coming out of the demo den to play The Public Bar on Friday, July 4th alongside Strathmore, We Disappear & Gladstone. It's with heavy hearts that we announce that this will be Jonty's last show as apart of As A Rival. Jonty's massive presence both behind the kit and in person have been a breath of fresh air and we'll miss the energy he delivered continually, taking our shows to another level with his powerful delivery.We wish Jonty all the best for his future endeavours. We're sure you'll hear plenty more from the man, especially with the way he pounds those skins! So get down and fucking party with us and help send Jonty off in style.

As for AAR... we're just getting started. We've already begun pre-production for our debut album and we have some exciting opportunities on the horizon in regards to the making of the album that we cannot wait to announce. In the meantime, AAR will continue to work hard as well as begin the hunt to find our new drummer. This chapter has closed, but the book ain't finished...

Otways Album Retreat - March 31st, 2014
Album writing well under way! We headed up into the Otways on the weekend to start demoing tracks for the album. We're fucking stoked and can't wait to show off our bits.

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Thank You Focus! - February 8th, 2014
Big shout out to Trav, Kara and the rest of the crew at Focus Health and Fitness for all their support. Without them we wouldn't have been able to get the job done on our clip for "Warm Gun". Last night we helped them celebrate the renovation opening of their Tullamarine gym with a quick set. Killer night. That's cheers.

Revolver Upstairs, March 8th - February 4th, 2014
We are proud to announce that we will be supporting We Disappear as they launch their new EP, "From The Other Side & Over". Revolver Upstairs, Saturday, March 8th. Tickets and information available here. S'gunna be huuuuuuuuuuuuuge

Fiona Barbetti Exhibition - January 29th, 2014
Fiona Barbetti , the artist behind our Concerning Trends cover art has an exhibition titled 'Heart Atomic', opening this Friday night at the BSG in Fitzroy. While you're at it, swing by her facebook page and give her a like. See you all there Friday night.

HOT! HOT! HOT! - January 28th, 2014
This Saturday we are playing an ALL AGES show at Wrangler Studios with Queenslanders, Take Us To Vegas . Doors at 1pm. It's hot, but there is air-con. Freshly installed. yessssss.

Retreat Cheers - January 25th, 2014
Thanks for everyone coming out last night. Was good to kick off the year nice and early with a solid show. Huge thanks also to The Retreat Hotel and Falconio for having us on board. Check out the photos by the talented Fiona Barbetti below. Next stop... Feb 1st - Wrangler Studios.

New Shows for 2014 - January 21st, 2014
As A Rival are starting the year with a bang with 2 big shows over the coming week. This Friday, January 24th at The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick with great mates, Falconio. Then an All Ages show on Saturday, February 1st at Wranglers Studio in West Footscray with Gold Coasters Take Us To Vegas. So get down and get dirty. Click the posters below for more information.

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2014 Starts Now! - January 12th, 2014
Preproduction is in full swing. Demoing 5 tracks for the first round of recordings over the next few months. In other news we have started writing the next batch of tunes. Exciting times.

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Happy New Year! - December 31st, 2013
The AAR camp would like wish everyone a safe and happy new year. 2013 was our most accomplished and consistent year to date. But we are nowhere near satisfied. Thanks for all the support, the bands and new friends we have made along the journey and especially to our fans, friends and family. Here's to 2014, touring and a new fucking album.

As A Rival - Happy New Year 2014

Preproduction - December 20th, 2013
Merry Xmas! Tomorrow we start pre-production on our next release... Yeah boiiiiiiii

As A Rival Preproduction

Self-Titled Music Video - December 11, 2013
Watch the brand new music video for Self-Titled off of the Concerning Trends EP.

The Countdown Begins... - December 6th, 2013
5 days until the premier of Self-Titled Music Vid.

Self-Titled Vid Shoot Tonight! - November 22nd, 2013
Tonight we shoot a NEW vid clip for Self-Titled off of our Concerning Trends EP. We are super pumped with the script.

Concerning Trends Tour Live from Horsham - November 18th, 2013
Here is our set playlist from the Concerning Trends tour in Horsham earlier this year. Big thanks again to Ben and the crew at Plungers Editing Studio for all their hard work on the night.

Start of a big week in the AAR camp with some more announcements coming soon... Enjoy!

5 Star Review - Buzz Magazine - November 13th, 2013
5 Stars! Huge thanks to Buzz Magazine Australia for their awesome review of Concerning Trends. You can read it HERE. There is plenty going on in the AAR camp at the moment so stay tuned for more exciting news over the next few days.

Reverence Launch Review + Photos. - October 16th, 2013
Here's a lovely review and some great shots of our Melbourne launch at the Reverence Hotel by Live in photos.

Thanks for your support - October 14th, 2013
Thanks to all who came to the Rev Friday night to Help End Cancer. All baked goods sold out and over $2000 was raised for the Cancer Crusaders. We begin lock down tonight writing a whole new set of sexy tunes for you to swagger to.

The Equal Ground - EP Review. - September 20th, 2013
"If you're just listening, it is simply an incredible rock record."
-The equal ground, Indie music album reviews our EP, Concerning Trends.

Forte Magazine - Bendigo Show Review. - September 18th, 2013
Forte Magazine recently reviewed our show at Musicman Megastore (Bendigo) with Eater Of The Sky, Falconio, Lowpoint & Stevenson's Rocket... Read it HERE.

Let's End Cancer - Charity Show - September 14th, 2013
Fight Cancer with Music & Cake on Friday Oct 11th. We're proud to announce we'll be playing the Reverence Hotel with old mates, Small Town Fiasco (reunion show), Falconio and The Electric I in support of Nicko & This is your Ride to Conquer Cancer. Money raised will be donated to: Let's End Cancer

Thank You For All Your Support - August 30, 2013
Hey Team! We just wanted to thank everyone for the their support over the past 6 weeks. The bands. The venues. But especially everyone that came out to a show. The support and feedback has been amazing. Finally put some photos up from a few of the shows. What's next? Well... Time to write this album.

As A Rival in Horsham - August 23, 2013
Horsham! Tonight is the last stop on our Concerning Trends tour. The prodigal drummer returns. Come celebrate!

Merch Merch Merch! - August 20, 2013
For all your music and t-shirt needs... BROWSE

Thank You Geelong - August 18, 2013
Thanks Geelong. You guys rocked it, suits and all. We will be back soon xx

Pete on Australian Made Radio - August 13, 2013
Ahead of our gig at The Barwon Club Hotel in Geelong, Victoria this weekend, Pete will be interviewed on Australian Made - Radio 3WBC 94.1 FM tomorrow morning at 9:30am. Tune in to find out about all the latest from the tour...

Thank You Bendigo - August 10, 2013
Bendigo, you sexy beast. Had our first circle pit tonight. Crazy kids. Good night and thanks for all the shoes. Geelong, you're next!

Tonedeaf - Concerning Trends Review - August 5, 2013
Thanks to Tonedeaf for a great review of Concerning Trends. read

Collision Interview - August 4, 2013
Pete's interview with Cat from Collision on Voice FM, Ballarat is now available to sctream and listen. listen

Thank You SA! - August 3, 2013
Cheers Adelaide. What a great venue the Cranker is. More prepared for the journey and less hectic travelling schedule. Bendigo... you're next!

As A Rival in Adelaide - July 31, 2013
We're playing the Crown and Anchor in Adelaide this Saturday with locals, Archives, The Secondhand Squad and Fell At Ten. Join us! event

Forte Magazine Interview - July 29, 2013
Pete caught up with Forte Magazine to talk about the new EP & tour... read

Thank You Melbourne! - July 27, 2013
That was fun. Thank you to everyone that came out last night to help celebrate our EP launch. It was a great night. Massive crowd, great music and we had a ball. Highlight: guest violins on Arterial Warfare. Hats off to Jonesez, Aprocessof, On Sierra & Laser Brains for being apart of it. Next stop. Adelaide...

EP Launch Tonight! - July 26, 2013
Tonight we launch our EP in our home town. Reverence Hotel in Footscray. Doors and first band is on at 8. Come early and watch this wicked line up. We are so pumped and can't wait to see all your pretty faces down there. event

Castlemaine, VIC & Pete on Collision - July 25, 2013
This is it! Tonight we kick off the party with our first regional show at The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine. If you can't make tonight make sure that you listen in to Collision on at 10pm to hear an in depth interview with Pete about all things AAR! event

Bombshellzine Interview - July 23, 2013
Ahead of shows at The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine (Thurs, July 25th) & Reverence Hotel Footscray (Fri July 26th) this week, Pete took time out to talk in the Hotseat with read

Thank You NSW! - July 16, 2013
NSW leg of the tour down filled with lack of sleep, car troubles and rock'n'roll. Thanks to everyone that came out, we will be back soon. Make sure you check out Siamese Almeida, The Ivory Drips, Magnus, Nerdlinger & skinpin. Great bands. Next stop Castlemaine on the 25th.

Live @ Yours & Owls - July 13, 2013
We play Wollongong tonight with another amazing line up; Siamese Almeida, Skinpin and Nerdlinger are doing an acoustic set. Rock! event

Live @ The Annandale - July 12, 2013
The tour starts in Sydney tonight at the Annandale! We're playing with some amazing bands; Siamese Almeida, The Ivory Drips, and Magnus. We hope to see your pretty faces. event

Jayde talking with liveinphotos - July 11, 2013
Live in photos did a quick interview with Jayde before the tour starts tomorrow! read

The making of Concerning Trends - July 9, 2013
Here is a short documentary on the making of the EP Concerning Trends as well as outtakes from the Warm Gun video...

Illawarra Mercury Interview - July 9, 2013
Ahead of our NSW shows this weekend, Pete took time to talk to the Illawarra Mercury about the new EP and the tour... read

triple J Unearthed review - July 2, 2013
Big shout out to Dom Alessio from triple j's Home and Hosed with a great review of Warm Gun!
As A Rival - Warm Gun Review

As A Rival - Concerning Trends OUT NOW! - July 1, 2013
Today has finally arrived! Concerning Trends is now available to purchase, download and stream.

As A Rival - Concerning Trends Tour 2013 - June 26, 2013
We're proud to announce the 'Concerning Trends Tour 2013'. With the EP release NEXT MONDAY, we'll hit the road throughout July and August to play shows in VIC, NSW & SA.
We are so pumped!

Concerning Trends Tour 2013

FRI 12 Jul - The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW.
SAT 13 Jul - Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW.
THU 25 Jul - The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC.
FRI 26 Jul - The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC.
SAT 03 Aug - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA.
FRI 09 Aug - Musicman Megastore, Bendigo, VIC.
SAT 17 Aug - Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong, VIC.
FRI 23 Aug - Nexus Youth Centre, Horsham, VIC (AA).

Check the Tour page or this link for more details.

As A Rival Heart T-Shirts - June 18, 2013
As A Rival's first run of T-Shirts are now available to purchase!
Check them out >>> here <<<
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As A Rival - Concerning Trends Concerning Trends Presale
June 8, 2013

Concerning Trends EP presales will be available from Tuesday, June 11th. Here is the cover art, created by Fiona Barbetti.
Check out her website.

Concerning Trends Available July 1 - May 8, 2013
As A Rival's long awaited EP, Concerning Trends will be available July 1. Sneak peak of the artwork can be seen in the "Warm Gun" video clip and above.

Warm Gun Video Clip - May 8, 2013
Set. Aim. Fire! As A Rival are proud to present the video for "Warm Gun". Thanks to everyone who helped make it what it is. Watch, Share and spread the word.

IDGAFF Show, supporting Far Away Stables - May 1, 2013
Sydney 5-piece, Far Away Stables, fresh from supports with Paramore & The Offspring are doing a run of East Coast dates and we shall be joining them along with Eater of the Sky, fresh from their Groovin' the Moo performance. May 18th at Idgaff Bar & Venue . It's a Saturday and it's going to be loud.

First Show, The Cornish Arms - March 25, 2013
As A Rival's first show for the year will be at The Cornish Arms with Eater of the Sky and Paul Reid on Friday, April 5th. Entry is FREE. A long time in the works. This is going to be fun!

Warm Gun on Triple J Unearthed with Rosie Beaton - March 22, 2013
Warm Gun has been rated by the Triple J Unearthed team with a solid review and was played on Rosie Beaton's Unearthed Show. Jayde was also interviewed by Rosie on air! Taken by surprise, but standing tall. Today was a good day!

Warm Gun Video Clip Update - March 20, 2013
WE DID IT! We have made our quota to make the Warm Gun Music Video, with 2 weeks to spare! We would like to thank all who have contributed to making this a reality. Without you, we couldn't do what we wanted to do. For those who haven't, but would like to, please do. We are still taking pledges up until April 3rd.

Warm Gun Video Clip - March 14, 2013
As A Rival, in conjunction with Aly Whitmore, who directed Reminder Designer are currently in the pre-production stage of directing their next video clip for Warm Gun. To help make this clip as awesome as possible, Aly has created a money raising event. You can now pre-order your copy of Concerning Trends, as well as many other prizes and all proceeds will go straight to making the new video clip. Click HERE and making your pledge.

Revamped website! - March 09, 2013
Here is the first of many changes on the horizon with a new website design to make your experience more friendly and interactive. Music and Video on the go and new photos have been added. Also our social network bar at the top. Simply click and go and you can follow us in seconds. Also go over to our music page where you can finally learn the lyrics so you can sing along, and make Pete feel bad for always forgetting lyrics! Enjoy and share.

Warm Gun on free compilation in Inpress - February 20, 2013
Warm Gun is available for free with this weeks Inpress magazine out now!

New Single, "Warm Gun", Free Download - January 30, 2013
Happy New Year from As A Rival! Our new single, Warm Gun is now available to download for FREE from our Unearthed page. While you're there give it a rate and review. New shows will be announced soon. WARM GUN Download

Where did August Go? - September 10, 2012
Well August was fun... Pony 2am slot on a Saturday night was absolutely packed.
Punks screaming along in Pete's face, Security guards fending off patrons singing into Jayde's mic and people making out to some of our most brutal songs. Great Success!. It was our best show yet. And there is plenty more where that came from.

Recording break, Time to play - August 1, 2012
As A Rival are taking a break from the studio recording their follow up EP to Reminder Designer to play at Mooneefornia Majik this Saturday, August 4th. An old fashion house party. 5 buck entry with BBQ provided and BYO poison. As A Rival are on at 2pm, and are pretty keen on blazing a path through this one.

As A Rival @ The Cornish Arms - June 15, 2012
We're taking a break from recording to play a FREE show at the Cornish Arms. This will be our last show for a few months, so don't miss out!

As A Rival @ The Gasometer Hotel - April 22, 2012
As A Rival play their next show, Sunday May 6th at The Gasometer Hotel , Smith Street, Fitzroy in Melbourne. We are getting our hours up, solidifying our set and getting ready to start recording the new EP! Also our Website is in the middle of getting a complete overhaul so watch this space!

Good Friday! - April 6, 2012
Thanks to everyone that came out last night. Was a killer night with some awesome music. Photos (and maybe some video) to come soon. New shows to be announced soon. Feels great to be back!

Live @ PONY - February 22, 2012
After a European holiday, facial surgery and a false start, we proudly announce our first show for 2012! Playing PONY in Melbourne CBD with cohorts On Sierra & The Jail Bird Jokers. Good Friday EVE, April 5th.

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