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Poliça – United Crushers (Mom and Pop)

Poliça – United Crushers (Mom and Pop)

By Megan Beard An article in The Guardian recently posited the question “where are all the protest songs?” with the inevitable lamentation of an apathetic generation of music makers following suit. Whenever this statement-in-a-question is posed (because, really, it’s a thinly disguised criticism of modern music), it is a puzzling thing to contemplate. Especially considering […]

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Good Morning – Glory EP (Solitaire)

Good Morning – Glory EP (Solitaire)

By Nick Kennedy To hear Good Morning tell it, Glory – their second EP from Solitaire Records – is about desperation. Not just any desperation though – the kind of desperation so vividly portrayed by the pathetic form of eternal downtrodden failure that is Kirk Van Houten from The Simpsons. Truth be told, I’m not […]

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SOTD #718 – Flowers

SOTD #718 – Flowers

By Caspar Jacobs “Do you know?” It’s the defining question of insecurity. Do you know what you want to be later? And what you want to study? What kind of job you’re gonna apply for when you’re done with that? On ‘Ego Loss’, Rachel is asking that open-ended question over and over, and every time […]

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The Best of Australia in 2015

The Best of Australia in 2015

Above: Deafcult at the Crowbar. Photo taken by Justin Edwards. Every press outlet outside of Australia will try and tell you folk (I’m from Georgia in the US of A, remember) that Tame Impala carried your torch this year in the indie charts. But who needs those fuckers, eh? I imagine they course through your […]

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An Antidote to Boredom 3

An Antidote to Boredom 3

By Alice Rezende So much good music, so little time! While my mates have been allegedly busy catching up with their favourite podcasts on their commutes to work, I’ve been busy (“busy”) at home vacuuming, upgrading my laptop, feeding cats, and listening to crazy great tracks that have come out over the last couple of […]

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Pitchfork is Dead, Long Live Pitchfork

Pitchfork is Dead, Long Live Pitchfork

By Josh Liam Score: 1.3 There was a time in the early 2000s when I enjoyed the ratings of Pitchfork and I agreed with their reputation as “the most trusted voice in music”. I would revel in their musings as they held strong opinions and opened my mind to new music. But then around 2004, […]

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Fay Hallam – Corona (Cargo)

Fay Hallam – Corona (Cargo)

By Matthew Chin-Quee Following a recent collaboration with The Bongolian, Fay Hallam’s Corona offers a softer, more intimate sound to her discography. Being a big enthusiast of Brazilian MPB and Bossa Nova, I appreciate Fay Hallam’s efforts to pay homage to the sound that helped to define popular music of the 1960’s. I am always […]

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After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

By Mitchell Judge Early last year a handful of Australia’s greatest music critics published individual thinkpieces on the most recent dominant genre of local independent music: dolewave. Beginning with Sean Prescott’s review of the School of Radiant Living album on Crawlspace, this collection marked the first time that dolewave had been legitimised as a movement. […]

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Laetitia Sadier at The Drunken Unicorn (9/14/2015)

Laetitia Sadier at The Drunken Unicorn (9/14/2015)

Pictures and words by Matthew Chin-Quee — EDITOR’S NOTE: You know how it goes when you get to a gig early: you sit on the steps outside the door, and the cool kids gather in a corner and chat about the indie bands they follow and make you feel old and unwanted. But every once […]

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Ardent Mythology: Following The Libertines

Ardent Mythology: Following The Libertines

By Alexis Late A lot of well-worshipped musicians tend to have a web of mythology encompassing them. Sometimes it’s created by scandal loving press and is, not surprisingly, flawed or exaggerated; sometimes it’s unearthed by fans through intimate obsession, or woven by the artists themselves, as they make their manifestos public. The Libertines were a […]