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Buzzcocks + HITS @ Triffid, 10.03.2016

Buzzcocks + HITS @ Triffid, 10.03.2016

By Tom McCall In the late 1970’s, Buzzcocks, starting with the Spiral Scratch EP, released a series of singles that is nearly unmatched in quality and timelessness in the punk rock canon. Since their reunion over 25 years ago, they have steadily amassed a huge amount of live performances along with the occasional new album.  There […]

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Calexico @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne 2 March 2016 and Meeniyan Town Hall 4 March 2016

Calexico @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne 2 March 2016 and Meeniyan Town Hall 4 March 2016

by Venita Munir Firm Melbourne favourites, Calexico, have toured Australia four times over the last twelve years and this year they bring a seven-piece outfit from Tucson, Arizona to promote their eighth album, 2015’s Edge of the Sun. Their first concert is at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, with the crowd a dichotomy of die-hard fans and Arts […]

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The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

By Nick Kennedy “I want people to think about me” admits Louis Forster on the opening track of The Goon Sax’s exquisitely understated debut album Up To Anything. It’s an encapsulation for a lot of innocently arrogant feelings bubbling away within the songs that make up the album’s run time, a statement about the inherently […]

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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 […]