These two bands have appeared on my radar recently.
Sleight of Hand
I know that these bands have both performed with Cog in the past so there is a tick of approval.
I know Sleight of Hand are from Newcastle and have a catchy tune going on. It’ll be a while before they hit Melb but still worth noting.
Karnivool, as my brother tells me, are a fusion styles, focusing on rock, more technical than tool, apparently the guitarist has one an award recognising him as best guitarist in Australia! To me I hear butterfly effect and grand silent to a higher production level. Took me a little while to get into, but once I was in the right space to enjoy it, enjoy I did.