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“It’s not pastiche. I think people can tell the difference”: An Interview with The Allah-Las’ Miles Michaud

“It’s not pastiche. I think people can tell the difference”: An Interview with The Allah-Las’ Miles Michaud

There’s an undeniable crate-digging obsession driving LA’s The Allah-Las. A quartet of self-confessed record junkies, the group overlay a gentle melancholy upon a core amalgam…

“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 most distinct and uncompromising music in recent memory. Between embarking…

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

Ahead of the first Australian tour by Chain and the Gang, the garage funk group described by Henry Rollins as “one of the coolest live…

Does the Australian Music Industry Turn a Blind Eye – Part 1

Does the Australian Music Industry Turn a Blind Eye – Part 1

Sticky Fingers are big-name festival announcements Sticky Fingers are triple j’s Feature Album Sticky Fingers…

10 Things I Learned From an Afternoon with Everett True

10 Things I Learned From an Afternoon with Everett True

Meeting Everett True was kind of a big deal for me. One of the reasons…

“A big mix of everything”: Hannah Meets Natalie Joan

“A big mix of everything”: Hannah Meets Natalie Joan

Recently my friend (and some time Collapse Board contributer), Toby Goodwin sadly passed away. He…

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‘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…

Tashaki Miyaki – The Dream (Metropolis)

Tashaki Miyaki – The Dream (Metropolis)

The opening song sounds like My Bloody Valentine. You may well be enthused by this prospect and you may well not be. Either way it does not matter. What matters…

Damage and Joy – The Jesus and Mary Chain (ADA/Warner)

Damage and Joy – The Jesus and Mary Chain (ADA/Warner)

It’s been a long wait – 18 years since their last offering – and fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, like myself, have surely been hanging out for the…

Haiku from Japan

Haiku from Japan

Earlier in the year I wrote a few haiku reviews that I didn’t get around to publishing, the story of my life given the collection of half written pieces and…