A world of free music

Want to spend an entire weekend just listening to a bunch of bands from all over the world you may have never heard before? 

Desert Highways, the name behind festivals like Brewtality, is giving everyone that opportunity for no charge. No need to leave the quarantine of the living room to spend the weekend in a crowded paddock either – No Gigs Does Not Have to Mean No Music is a vast compilation that these legends are offering from Bandcamp for free.

And when we say vast, we mean fucking enormous. Because it’s a download, Desert Highways weren’t restricted by the size or the amount of tracks they could include, so they collected a ridiculous 205 songs from a worldwide list of bands. When we said you could spend the entire weekend listening to new music, that wasn’t a lie. Whether you are in the mood for Greek stoner rock, instrumental surf rock from Melbourne, death metal from Sydney, Kiwi sludge-core, Gothy acoustic stuff, psychedelia from Birmingham, oddball Spanish pop-rock instrumental music or a 40-minute Norwegian psychedelic stoner rock epic, this compilation has you covered. Of course, not every track is a gem and the 17+ minute long hidden bonus track serves no purpose, but just about everything is at least halfway decent and it’s tough to be too harsh on a free download, isn’t it?

Because it’s from Desert Highways, there’s a high percentage of desert and stoner rock/doom, but there’s also punk, metal, weird stuff and straight up rock and roll – if you like any sort of independent, heavily guitar-based music there’s sure to be plenty of tunes to dig here, and if there’s not well, as we’ve pointed out numerous times: it’s free. So spend an entire weekend checking it out. You could find your next favourite band.

Download it now.

  1. 100YearsWar – Dead Weight
  2. 1000mods – So Many Days
  3. Aberration – Nothing to Say
  4. Acid Mammoth – Tree of Woe
  5. Acoustic Foxx – Let Us Pray
  6.  Albatross Overdrive – The Sleeper
  7. Alithia – Empress
  8. All of the Dirt All at Once – They Burnt My Car
  9. Alunah – The Hunt
  10. Annihilist – Against the Wall
  11. Apollo 80 – FFH
  12. Arthur Seay’s Death in Pretty Wrapping – Silver Spoon
  13. Atomsmasher – Social Construct
  14. Babymachine – In Leather
  15. Bagful of Bees – Bliss and the Abysee
  16. Bastard Nörth – The Wrong Band
  17. Beastwars – Omens
  18. Biff – America
  19. Birdcage – Snake Valley
  20. Black Cactus – Storm in an E Cup
  21. Blunt Shovel – Intoxicated
  22. Bongmoth – Illumination
  23. Boxmonster – Skyte
  24. Brent Wilson – Elkie Bear
  25. Bruce! – Hey Hey
  26. Bunyip – Powerball
  27. Camel Driver – Bazaar
  28. Captain Cheesebeard – Deadwood
  29. Captives – Tommy Gun
  30. Carcinoid – Rotting Beneath
  31. Chico Flash – Is There Someone Who Looks After You
  32. Coffin Wolf – Blackout
  33. Cold Ground – Ascended
  34. Cosa Nostra – Spanky Blues
  35. Cosmos – See the World
  36. Count Devious – The Virus Made Me Do It
  37. Crystal Ignite – Black Mamba
  38. Daemon Pyre – Red Sun Phenomenon
  39. Danny Leo – The Darker Side of Light
  40. Danny Walsh Banned – It’s Got a Note
  41. Dave Talon – Laze in the Sun
  42. Dawn – The Sun
  43. DEAD – Remorse
  44. DeadYet? – Early Crow
  45. Dendrites – Throwing Rocks
  46. Denizen – The Beast
  47. Desert Storm – Black Bile
  48. Diarchy – The Badger
  49. DickLord – Knuckle Girls
  50. Droid – Ant Queen
  51. Duneeater – Magical Hula and the Stabbin’ Cabin
  52. Dust Lord – The Bog
  53. Dyssidia – Thrive
  54. East Coast Low – Company
  55. Ecstatic Vision – Like a Freak
  56. Electric Frankenstein – Up From the Streets
  57. Electric Moon – Your Own Truth
  58. Envenomed – Metal United
  59. Falconio – Dawn Breaks
  60. Fatso Jetson – Dream Homes
  61. Fierce Mild – Acid
  62. Fifth Dimension – Black and Blue
  63. Fireball Ministry – Dark Descent
  64. Flaming Wrekage – Thrown to the Wolves
  65. Frayle – Darker Than Black
  66. From Beyond – When Forces Collide
  67. Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene – Murder
  68. Gary Lee Conner – It’s Only Revolution
  69. Geezer – Dig
  70. Glitoris – Spit Hood
  71. Glomesh – Pickup Lust
  72. Gnome – Jebediah Supreme
  73. Godzillionaire – Curly’s Wife
  74. Golden Bats – One Eye Watches the Abyss
  75. Grasshole – The Trials of Lenny Harlock
  76. Grey Mantis –  The Day is Yours
  77. Grimruiner – The Great Collapse
  78. Hayvanlar Alemi – Referendum Day
  79. Headless – Devoured
  80. Heavy Roller – Hellfire
  81. Herba Mate – Aragosta vs. Panther
  82. Hidden Intent – A Place of Horror
  83. High as Hell – Powerwolf
  84. High Reeper – Plague Hag
  85. Holy Serpent – For No One
  86. House of Broken Promises – Fear Me
  87. Hy-Test – Rocket Surgeon
  88. Ilium – Anachronista
  89. Jess Coram – Coming Home
  90. John E Vistic – SLR 5000
  91. Khan – Control
  92. King Cig – Swamp Thing
  93. King Parrot – Disgrace Yourself
  94. Kitchen Witch – Delusion
  95. Krach Bumm – Störtebecker
  96. La Muerte – LSD for the Holy Man
  97. Lamassu – I Die
  98. Levitating Churches – Rock N Roll Hell
  99. Lillyé – Under
  100. Long Holiday – Caveman
  101. LORD – Kill or Be Killed
  102. Lords of Dust – Califa
  103. Lunar Swamp – The Crimson River
  104. Lunatic – Horrible
  105. Madé J. – Doin’ Nothing I Say
  106. Malcura – Malcure
  107. Maya Mountains – San Saguaro
  108. Meat Cake – Third in Attendance
  109. Meathook – Prime Candidates for Murder
  110. Mindcrawler – Red Dunes
  111. Moana – The Cultess
  112. Monarchus – Lucy
  113. Mote – Reqium for Al
  114. Motherslug – Hordes
  115. Mountain Wizard Death Cult – Thrones
  116. My Diligence – Resentful
  117. Namazu – Calving Virtue
  118. Neck Grip – In League With Satan
  119. Nightstalker – Sweet Knife
  120. Nuada – Kraken
  121. Ohm Rune – Star Destroyer
  122. Our Last Enemy – Spitfire
  123. Peeping Tom – Wet Leaf
  124. Penny Ikinger – Ride on Cowboy
  125. Peter Black – Wrought Dub
  126. Pieces of Molly – Warlords
  127. Pilots of Baalbek – 59225
  128. Pink Cocoon – No Control
  129. Planet of the 8s – Christoper Walken in the Jungle With the Fkn Animals
  130.  Potion – Woman of the Wand
  131. Prötöspasm – Occupation
  132. Raul Sanchez i Jorge – In On the Take
  133. Red Mesa – Sacred Datura
  134. Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons – SM58
  135. Romano Nervoso – The Son of God
  136. Rosy Finch – Ruby
  137. Sail – Starve
  138. Saint Karloff – Interstellar Voodoo
  139. Sativa Root – Funeral of the Witch
  140. Seedy Jezus – Warwhores
  141. Serenity Defiled – Purified in Flames
  142. Sexy – Rev. Snail
  143. Shapes Like Rapids – Beautiful Girl
  144. Shatter Brain – Talk in Fear
  145. Sheriff – The King’s Crown
  146. Shroud – Burdened by the Ties
  147. Silverlight Shadows – Black to the World
  148. Slim Jeffries – Speak Up Son
  149. Slugbucket – Masochist
  150. Sons of Disaster – Land of the Sons
  151. Sons of Zöku – Luz
  152. Stiff Richards – Dig
  153. Stone Lotus – Mountains of Filth
  154. Suiciety – Woken by Demons
  155. Sula Bassana – Dark Dreams
  156. Summonus – Wormhole
  157. Surdo – Gotta Getcha Out of My Head
  158. Svetlanas feat. Nick Oliveri – Lose Control
  159. Switchblade Jesus – Who Was in My Room Last Night
  160. Temptress – Ride of Your Life
  161. Thaw – Nameless City
  162. The Balls – Blood on the Line
  163. The Black Heart Death Cult – Sonic Dhoom
  164. The Credits – California Reptile
  165. The Deadlips – Crooked Mind
  166. The Dive Bombs – Right On
  167. The Fuck Ups – Come to Daddy
  168. The Freeks – Chronic Abduction
  169. The Frees – Enough is Enough
  170. The Hard-Ons – What is It With Gunmen and Finger Food?
  171. The Heavy Eyes- Hand of Bear
  172. The Hypnogogics – Darkest Night
  173. The Muggs – After the Ending
  174. The Neptune Power Federation – Opium Den
  175. The Progerians – Crush the Wise Men
  176. The Ruiner – Volcano
  177. The Schizophonics – Battle Line
  178. The Sea Shall Not Have Them – Walking Through Walls
  179. The Sonic Dawn – Soul Sacrifice
  180. The State System – Dangerous
  181. The Stripp – The Hoddle Street Disaster
  182. The Vendettas – Rats on the Wheel
  183. The Moose Rush – Dumadu Honey
  184. These Things – Overworked and Underpaid
  185. Thunder Horse – Coming Home
  186. To An End – Left Untold
  187. Toadvine – Stones and Bones
  188. The Wrong Stuff – Tomorrow People
  189. Topnovil – Ghettoblaster
  190. Trace – White
  191. Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight – Three Leaves
  192. Tumbleweed – ESP
  193. Turtle Skull – Rabbit
  194. Undersmile – Soil
  195. Uptown Ace – Left Behind
  196. Vexation – Journey Beyond Mortality
  197. VVARP – Sommersolståndet
  198. Warped – Raised by Goats
  199. White Hills – A Thousand Points of Light
  200. WitchCliff – Psychic Space Lord
  201. Wolfpack – Web of Hate
  202. Yawning Man – Melancholy Sadie
  203. Zed – Take Me Home Again
  204. Zone Six – Acidic
  205. KlavierKrieger – Hidden Bonus Track