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The Collapse Board Interview: Barry Burns (Mogwai)

The Collapse Board Interview: Barry Burns (Mogwai)

Looking back at growing up in the UK in the 1970s and talking about it with others who went through it, there’s a sense of…

Does the Australian Music Industry Turn a Blind Eye to Dune Rats?

I won’t deny that the first time I saw Dune Rats, I thought they were the best new Brisbane band I’d seen in ages.  Based…

Does Shannon Noll Hate Women?

“Shame the prick! Shame that motherfucker right there!” Shannon Noll bursts into a tirade at his Duck Creek concert. He’s angry. With good cause. One…

The Collapse Board Interview: Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

The Collapse Board Interview: Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

Venita talks to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer, Leah Shapiro, about creating the new album,…

Songs to hear at Laneway 2018

Songs to hear at Laneway 2018

With all the frills and stresses that can surround festival going, sometimes it can be…

Q&A with Cable Ties

Q&A with Cable Ties

Photo: Teds Records Cable Ties hold a special place as one of Melbourne’s most beloved bands,…

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Phantastic Ferniture – Phantastic Ferniture (Makeout Records/Caroline Australia)

Phantastic Ferniture – Phantastic Ferniture (Makeout Records/Caroline Australia)

They wanted to make a pop record for fun, and yep, that’s what they’ve done. Phantastic Ferniture’s self-titled debut album gets the tick for ‘pop’ and ‘fun’, but not in…

Cold Fish – Cold Fish EP (Tropical Cancer Records)

Cold Fish – Cold Fish EP (Tropical Cancer Records)

Cold Fish are from Brisbane. Their new 4-track is a sludger, searing riffs and a whole lot of venom. A kind of dirty blues, albeit dragged through an underground silt…

The San Sebastian – Alive on the Black Sea (Spunk)

The San Sebastian – Alive on the Black Sea (Spunk)

The San Sebastian’s debut album, Alive on the Black Sea, is an intriguing debut for Adelaide brothers, Dan and Joel Crannitch. If you were a fan of Sydney’s 78 SAAB…

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures (Inertia)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures (Inertia)

BRMC largely fly under the radar here in Australia. Perhaps it’s because they inhabit that alternative rock ’n’ roll space reserved for bands the ilk of The Jesus & Mary…