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The Saints + The Tuts @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, UK, 27.05.15

The Saints + The Tuts @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, UK, 27.05.15

By Thom Ryan Leamington Spa is about as far away from the beach in England as you can get. It just re-elected a Tory MP and sustains itself on the memory of that time Queen Victoria stayed the night in 1838. Having lived most of my life in Brisbane, I didn’t expect to see The […]

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'A confusing unrestful world' | an encounter with Slum of Legs

'A confusing unrestful world' | an encounter with Slum of Legs

By Alexis Late Photo by David McNamee A good friend who keeps her finger on the pulse on all things Riot Grrrl related, its various incarnations since its initial explosion in the early 90s, alerted me to the online presence of a label called Tuff Enuff records, based in Brighton and the spawn of, in […]

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An antidote to boredom 2 | “We want artists that are out of whack”

An antidote to boredom 2 | “We want artists that are out of whack”

By Alice Rezende I’ve heard that if you don’t release a single in the first two or three months of the year, you’re “out of cycle”, “slimmed of being picked for tour supports”, or just sort of lazy. Of course, this is local music industry lore, no one should care for it, because imagine if […]

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Stealing Sheep – Not Real (Heavenly Recordings)

Stealing Sheep – Not Real (Heavenly Recordings)

By David Callahan Stealing Sheep exist in a self-determined parallel universe, where all the physical and creative resources they possess are marshalled into a curious diorama, resembling our world but still not quite of it. It’s a bit like arriving home and getting the feeling that your furniture has been inexplicably slightly rearranged, but not […]

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Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter (Fortuna POP!)

Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter (Fortuna POP!)

By Stephanie Phillips Despite what many a cantankerous punk will tell you it really doesn’t take too much to start a DIY band. It’s easy enough to find like minded, rough and ready members with a similar disliking for authority; it’s easy to put a middle finger up to the concept of the music business […]

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Peaches @ Max Watt’s, Melbourne 01.05.15

Peaches @ Max Watt’s, Melbourne 01.05.15

By Alexandra Duguid My feminist awakening was a slow burn. It probably started around the age of 15. Small things would happen to spur this along, usually musical discoveries. One of these discoveries was Ms. Merrill Nisker, more commonly referred to as Peaches. I discovered her when I was 16, with the release of her […]

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Pen Tip Rips – 9: Of Montreal

Pen Tip Rips – 9: Of Montreal

By Sleeven Tyler Perry

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The Fireworks – Switch Me On (Shelflife)

The Fireworks – Switch Me On (Shelflife)

By David Callahan Switch Me On by The Fireworks A major factor in keeping indiepop – genuinely underground guitar pop, as opposed to major label ‘indie’ – alive through the years and generations has been the fact that it is impossible to play convincingly without a hefty injection of energy and naïve enthusiasm, and that […]

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4 tracks with the Versace stamp of approval for April

4 tracks with the Versace stamp of approval for April

By Eighties-Print Versace Low Life – Dream Machine Speaking of Versace – Rihanna straight up sported the hottest look of the past decade this week in Versace’s crucial Fall/Winter ’15 collection. Speaking of Rihanna – one of Sydney’s most crucial musical releases in 2014 was the dejected and callous Dogging by Lowlife which featured an ode […]

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KANYE WEST | THE CASES FOR AND AGAINST

KANYE WEST | THE CASES FOR AND AGAINST

By David Stubbs FOR: Every couple of thousand years or so, a man is born whose sheer artistic brilliance replenishes the continents, girdles the earth and shines upon us quite literally with the force of a second sun. They say Jesus Christ may have been such a man but there is some doubt about that. […]