VB Hard Yards with Cosmic Psychos, Rackett, Mini Skirt and Shearin’


22 November 2017




The Landsdowne Hotel

It’s tough out there for independent bands, so we ‘ve teamed up with Victoria Bitter to give the hard working musos of New South Wales the chance to get a bit of a leg up.

Three amazing finalists have been selected to play alongside and be mentored by hard working Aussie rockdogs Cosmic Psychos. Come along for a night of fun and see the finalists:


RACKETT have been toiling away on the road over the past few years. Hitting the trails for national tours with The Darkness and Stonefield, they’ve picked up praise far’n’wide for their intense live show.

  • Rackett :: Prey

Three-piece MINI SKIRT clock some serious k’s from their home in Byron Bay working away at their muscular, bare-bones ‘Strayan post-punk.

  • Mini Skirt :: Dying Majority

And SHEARIN’ have been hard at it, testing out new rippers both in the studio and on-stage after sticking it to the man with rockerific dolewave anthem ‘Budget Cuts’.

  • Shearin' :: Budget Cuts


One of these three hard-working bands will be crowned the winner of VB Hard Yards 2017 and awarded recording time at A-Sharp Studios to record a new single, mixed by legend-extraordinaire Nick Franklin. That recording will be pressed on a split 7″ with the Cosmic Psychos AND they’ll get to chat music with our music director Amelia Jenner before recording. Did we mention they’ll also win $3000 cash? So they’ll be able to buy a round of VBs once they knock off.

For your chance to meet us in the moshpit send us an email at offers@fbiradio.com with VB Hard Yards in the subject line, your name, supporter number and why you’re excited to see these legends live.