Kitchen’s Floor takes nothing for granted. There is nothing escapist, mystical, or blankly comforting in their music.
Music has beaten me up and stole my lunch money.
It’s not a review unless you comment on the quality of the merchandise.
Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose
“How am I going to feed my family now? How am I going to afford my casual drug habit? Chris Martin must pay!”, Simpson said.
Those partial to Japanese rock and pop AND who have philanthropic streak may be interested in the Soundcrane project. This project aims to get a bunch of musical artists from around Australia to cover of songs by Japanese artists in order to help contribute to the massive relief effort required to get Japan looking a [...]
Brisbanite Ben Salter is releasing his debut solo record sometime soon. Doing these things on a musician’s wage can be difficult sometimes. As I see it, the cost of production far outweighs the money reaped from sales, something local musicians have to come to terms with early, I wager.
House parties seem to be the new space where bands are performing nowadays
I don’t usually like funk or that popular swing type jazz stuff. For instance, I find The Cat Empire are vomit-inducing. However, local group His Merry Men seem an enticing prospect. I randomly stumbled into Rics on Friday evening, drunk, and ill suited for music appreciation (I blame my Irish cousin for my state of mind). [...]
If musicians have nowhere to perform, how long can scenes hope to survive?
Stephin Merritt is a personal hero of mine. You’ll probably know him from his most significant project, The Magnetic Fields. I love the philosophy behind his songwriting, love his use of melody and think his lyrics clever and engaging, facets that inform my own crude attempts at song-writing. And despite my dislike of ‘concept records’, [...]
Is the J Award truly representative of quality Australian music, or simply some means of self-justifying giving a lot of airtime to a relatively small group of bands?