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Bedroom Suck doesn’t | five years on

Bedroom Suck doesn’t | five years on

Music that doesn’t suck. There’s a Bedroom Suck compilation out: BSR5. It’s there to celebrate five years since the label was started by two discontents…

The Collapse Board Interview: Ed Kuepper

In a way that I can’t quite explain, Ed Kuepper seems to epitomise everything best in Australian music and perhaps everything best in some bigger…

SOLIDARITY TIME – Word Up for Joanna Gruesome

Today, kids, we are going to stand up and applaud. So Drowned in Sound interviewed Alanna McArdle lately. It’s an innocuous, friendly chat really, with…

Some Songs from Last Year: Slow Reader gets There in The End – Part 1

Some Songs from Last Year: Slow Reader gets There in The End – Part 1

I seem to have been tongue-tied for the last half of last year; I couldn’t…

The original transcript of The Guardian Kathleen Hanna interview

The original transcript of The Guardian Kathleen Hanna interview

Running meant we thought we were worth saving. That's why the record is called Run Fast.…

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in…

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Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic (Domino)

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic (Domino)

It’s funny. Mike plays New Order’s Technique all the time in the shop, and some folks have told him how dated it sounds. To them we say, ha. Have you…

The Mistys – Redemption Forest (Other Ideas)

The Mistys – Redemption Forest (Other Ideas)

DISCLAIMER: This is a shameless, self-promo post for the Dead Albatross music prize, an alternative to the UK’s Mercury prize judged not by industry insiders but people that listen to…

The Datsuns – Deep Sleep (Hellsquad)

The Datsuns – Deep Sleep (Hellsquad)

Honestly, I didn’t mean to pick two solid RAWK albums in a row. As usual, I had no idea what to expect when I drew the Datsuns from the line…

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Spunk | Drag City)

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Spunk | Drag City)

A flock of youths gather around the artificial campfire and check their iPhones anxiously. “Oh, god, there he is!” a girl gasps, pointing upwards at the cliff over their heads.…