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The Collapse Board Interview: Ed Kuepper

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…

MY POMPOMS ARE TOO DROOPY: some thoughts on Alex Turner, the music press, and moving on.

Alex Turner's Brits acceptance speech was everything that rock'n'roll is meant to be: unpredictable, dumb, funny, exciting and attention-grabbing. But it was so much more than that. It was a call to arms.…

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…

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

By David Nichols The full story needs a caveat. Over the last ten years I…

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Pere Ubu – Carnival of Souls (Fire)

Pere Ubu – Carnival of Souls (Fire)

For an entity as dependently freewheeling as Pere Ubu, I shouldn’t have to say much. Of course this new LP is great. Better, I’d venture to say, than last year’s…

Tricky – Adrian Thaws (False Idols)

Tricky – Adrian Thaws (False Idols)

Hey. Guess how many guest vocalists Tricky enlisted for this album. Go on, guess. And no peeking. Because, let’s face it, folks: this Adrian Thaws is essentially this generation’s Nearly…

The Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella Union)

The Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella Union)

Well, I won’t lie. When I plucked Ballet School out of the lineup, I thought for sure I’d singled out another case of all-men groups dubbing their bands with feminine…

Various Artists – Song Reader (Capitol)

Various Artists – Song Reader (Capitol)

Beck’s sheet music-only “album”, Song Reader, proved surprisingly divisive as a concept.  Some lapped up the intended, vaguely Luddite reminder of pop music’s origins as a DIY and ephemeral home entertainment;…