Covid killed the moshpit: how the alternative music scene persevered

“There’s always a way”—the alternative music scene recorded into walls and closets to keep making music during lockdown. Image: Facebook KastiellOfficial
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No gigs, no crowds, no studios. Jessica Johnson documents how the heavy music scene has fought back against the pandemic.
“There’s always a way”—the alternative music scene recorded into walls and closets to keep making music during lockdown. Image: Facebook KastiellOfficial

Postponed and pushed off stage, the music industry has taken a significant hit during the pandemic. But the alternative music scene found other ways, making music from home straight to an internet connection.

The Pandemic vs The Heavy Music Scene is a documentary produced by Jessica Johnson, exploring the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the alternative music industry in Australia. 

Bands and industry professionals share their experiences writing and recording new music, their Covid-19 touring situations, advice on future releases, and how social media played a significant role in continuing to build relationships with fans in a lockdown environment.