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The Collapse Board Interview: Ron S Peno

The Collapse Board Interview: Ron S Peno

A born performer, Ron S. Peno is an expressive force. Amplified from a distance he’s just as compelling, if a little manic, up close. His…

The Collapse Board Interview: The Stems’ Dom Mariani

The ’80s were a decade defined by its sense of materialism and elitism. Capturing the zeitgeist music responded in kind with glitzy new wave, arena…

The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

By Paul Rayson UK Consumers Of Illegal Online Music On The Decrease runs the headline from 18 September in M Magazine, which is published by…

“We’re the biggest band that no-one’s ever heard of basically” – an interview with Gareth Liddiard

“We’re the biggest band that no-one’s ever heard of basically” – an interview with Gareth Liddiard

Gareth Liddiard, frontman of The Drones, has spent nearly 20 years delivering some of Australia’s…

“Minimum rock and roll”: An interview with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

“Minimum rock and roll”: An interview with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

Photo: Jamie Goodsell Ahead of the first Australian tour by Chain and the Gang, the…

Collapse Board’s Belated Worst of 2016

Collapse Board’s Belated Worst of 2016

In the run-up to the end of 2016, there we all were in the Collapse…

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A Passion Unstated but Deeply Felt: Beaches’ ‘Second of Spring’

A Passion Unstated but Deeply Felt: Beaches’ ‘Second of Spring’

There are few Australian groups which can truly grasp the mind-manifesting ideas of the psychedelic sound and its underpinning ethos but Beaches are an act that consistently strikes the anvil…

Alex Cameron – Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian)

Alex Cameron – Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian)

Western society – as with everything else – has managed to make an entertainment industry out of failure. It’s like the dark side of the under-dog tale; the temptation to…

The Stevens – Good (Chapter)

The Stevens – Good (Chapter)

I think people have a soft spot for art that, while it might seem at odds with itself at times, ultimately forms an experience that defies expectations of failure. Like…

‘Humanz’, Gorillaz: Subjectivity Is Not an Inherent Human Trait

‘Humanz’, Gorillaz: Subjectivity Is Not an Inherent Human Trait

By ­Athanasios Lazarou The most interesting thing about Gorillaz long awaited return isn’t the music (it’s inconsistent at best), it’s how the album is being delivered. Humanz is album that insists…