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 Venita Munir

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 band’s ninth studio album, Damage and Joy. The enduring brothers-Reid from Glasgow are back with 14 tracks of quintessential J&MC grungey guitar pop. They haven’t […]

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In Photos: Chain & The Gang + I Heart Hiroshima @ The Foundry, 14.03.2017

In Photos: Chain & The Gang + I Heart Hiroshima @ The Foundry, 14.03.2017

Chain & The Gang play a Golden Plains sideshow at The Foundry in Brisbane, with support from I Heart Hiroshima.

 Ben Green

Reviewed in call and response: Chain and The Gang + I Heart Hiroshima @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 14.03.2017

Reviewed in call and response: Chain and The Gang + I Heart Hiroshima @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 14.03.2017

Well alright. ALRIGHT! Say what? WHAT? Nice. So I Heart Hiroshima, do you remember them? YEAH! I said, do you remember them? YEAH, WE REMEMBER THEM! Tell me all you know. THREE PIECE, DRUMS AND TWO GUITARS, OVERLAPPING VOCALS, JUST ABOUT DEFINED A TIME IN BRISBANE. GOT KNOWN WHILE KEEPING IT REAL AT HOME. THAT […]

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In Photos: The Specials @ The Tivoli, 15.03.2017

In Photos: The Specials @ The Tivoli, 15.03.2017

A night of skanking in Brisbane with 2 Tone legends, The Specials.

 Venita Munir

The Specials @ Melbourne Zoo, 11.03.2017

The Specials @ Melbourne Zoo, 11.03.2017

Storm clouds threaten but never come close to snuffing out the enthusiasm of the crowd at Melbourne Zoo for what is the ultimate gig in this year’s Zoo Twilights series. It’s been five years since The Specials last toured Australia and the fans are more than appreciative of the balmy Saturday evening and happy vibe […]

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In Photos: Teenage Fanclub + The Goon Sax @ Triffid, 08.03.2017

In Photos: Teenage Fanclub + The Goon Sax @ Triffid, 08.03.2017

Teenage Fanclub return to Brisbane for a show at Triffid, with support from The Goon Sax.

 Darragh Murray

Teenage Fanclub + The Goon Sax @ The Triffid, Brisbane, 08.03.2017

Teenage Fanclub + The Goon Sax @ The Triffid, Brisbane, 08.03.2017

For all my years of Teenage Fanclub appreciation, I’d never seen them live. I’d mentioned to my partner as we were in the Uber on the way to The Triffid in Brisbane that the likely clientele would resemble myself – mid to late 30s, males, slightly overweight, probably nerdy and white (oh, so WHITE). I […]

 Lee Adcock

Wayward Lee Reports To Base: A Blog, A “Band”, The Foxygen Massacre, A Crippling Crush, And Some Nice Chats (11/16 – 3/17)

Wayward Lee Reports To Base: A Blog, A “Band”, The Foxygen Massacre, A Crippling Crush, And Some Nice Chats (11/16 – 3/17)

Howdy, guys. If you’ve been paying attention to Collapse Board at all, you’ll note that I haven’t been here lately. I wish I could say that I’ve been trotting the globe in the five-month interim, questing for loot and slaying fiends. Alas, no, I’ve only been writing for three other outlets – one of those […]

 Ben Green

“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

We’re not just reciting some studio masterpiece. Our songs are tossed off, they’re just these tossed off ads for a happening or interaction, you know?

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 bands anywhere”, I spoke with frontman Ian Svenonius. Equal parts enigmatic and energetic, Ian previously led Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War and a clutch of more obscure projects, […]