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Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet

Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet
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Wildhoney – Sleep Through It (Deranged/Forward!)

Wildhoney – Sleep Through It (Deranged/Forward!)

By Liz Ham I can’t help but judge a book by its cover, a wine by its label and a band by its name… which is probably why I blindly chose this album for my first album review. Wildhoney sound like they should. I knew I would like them. Not because itʼs the sound of ʻnowʼ, […]

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Xylouris White – Goats, and live in January 2015 at Howler, Brunswick

Xylouris White – Goats, and live in January 2015 at Howler, Brunswick

 Words: Boris van de Legende Melbourne’s had a long-term love affair with the Dirty Three, and a long history of Greek migration – the largest Greek population outside of Athens they used to say, or some such rubbish. Anyway, there’s lots of Greeks – I’m married to one, for example; I live in Melbourne, so the […]

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Emily Jones – Autumn Eye (Owltextures)

Emily Jones – Autumn Eye (Owltextures)

By Eliza Muddle Out of time in a fuzzy land both familiar and strange, gentle melodies enchant like Laudanum, cutting me free from these worldly chains.  This is musick (with a ‘k’) of the earth, her roots sprawling under spiced soil, reaching deep into the nourishing moisture of creation and invisibly, through thick air, absorbed […]

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A message from Ramones book translator in Poland. I feel humbled.

A message from Ramones book translator in Poland. I feel humbled.

By Mac Double …Finally, I remember you from the (very) early 90s when I was reading both the Melody Maker & the NME quite religiously. (This passion of mine nearly ruined my mom but I told her it was good for my English. It was.) You made three consecutive Pastels releases the ‘MM’ single of the […]

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Bedroom Suck sucks

Bedroom Suck sucks

By Heath Sledger Go Away and Leave it all Behind : 2014/15 is a new (free) sampler from Brisbane-incepted indie label Bedroom Suck Records. The name invokes the will to get out there in the night and have a good time seeing bands or mates’ bands instead of staying in. Commendable enough, but the songs […]

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The Coathangers @ The Tote, Melbourne 16.01.15

The Coathangers @ The Tote, Melbourne 16.01.15

By Alexandra Duguid I love bold women. I love brazen women. I love loud women. Unforgiving, passionate and with a touch of ego. I love watching these women on stage, because it is everything I have ever wanted to be. Which is why seeing The Coathangers, an all-gal punk three-piece from Atlanta, Georgia, left such […]

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Song of the Day #694 – Junglepussy

Song of the Day #694 – Junglepussy

By Virginia Henslizley Brookyln’s Junglepussy ain’t just a rapper – she’s a healing property. Her iridescent skin consistently drenched in essential oils or sweat, her commanding stature and commanding words; she stands at six-foot tall, her raps contain motifs from her personal teachings, with her debut release Satisfaction Guaranteed playing out like a self-help guide […]

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LADY GAGA’S artRAVE | THE ARTPOP BALL the photos

LADY GAGA’S artRAVE | THE ARTPOP BALL the photos

Photography: Ebony Rose

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Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Listening to ‘Air Balloon’ sans distractions, as pure music, as pure human transmission, as I have been for an hour now, it seems to summate everything that’s broken with my relationship to British pop music.