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 […]
Chain & The Gang play a Golden Plains sideshow at The Foundry in Brisbane, with support from I Heart Hiroshima.
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 […]
A night of skanking in Brisbane with 2 Tone legends, The Specials.
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 […]
Teenage Fanclub return to Brisbane for a show at Triffid, with support from The Goon Sax.
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 […]
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 […]
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?
Photo: Jamie Goodsell 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 […]