Episode 19 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike joined by Australian punk and hardcore icon Graham Nixon of Resist Records. Resist is a retail store, record label, touring company, management and booking agency that specialises in hardcore and punk music. As the driving force of Resist, Graham has played an enormous part in the rise and rise of Australian hardcore and punk, facilitating the release of many of the genres biggest and most influential records, and a lot of cult hits as well. Through Resist Graham has worked with the likes of Australian scene luminaries Mindsnare, metalcore monoliths Parkway Drive, rising stars Polaris and pretty much everyone in-between, as well as been responsible for tours and releases by many of the worlds best punk rock acts. Graham is an absolute Radult and we had a blastbeat discussing the circle pit of life with him.
Episode topics include: How Resist came to be, how the industry has changed in the last 20 years, the challenges of running a record label and a retail store, landmark moments in Resist's history, his favourite under-the-radar Resist releases, his own personal journey into hardcore punk, how he chooses who to work with, what continues to inspire him, what bands he is vibing at the moment, tips for being a Radult and a Rad Break where he books potentially the best hypothetical hardcore show of all time.
You can find Resist record @ www.resistrecords.com
Drop in to the retail store and say hi if you're ever in Sydney, make sure you take some extra cash because it is wall-to-wall must-have records in there!