Re-Mit isn’t a breakthrough by anyone’s standards, but it’s something. It’s another book in the bible of The Fall.
Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses bring their Crosswords Album Tour to Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with support from Day Ravies and The Kramers.
This is much more than a band; this is a lesson in how to be human.
There’s not much room for ‘fun’. No room for pom poms and a nihilistic refrain chanted ad nauseum like it’s a game. It’s straight down the line fucked upness, which is appropriate given the album is wedded so tightly to a heart that’s been badly burned.
King Tuff sound like garage hillbilly metal, grounded by a bassist who looks like he came straight out of a 70s porno.
The London dreamers have borrowed their favourite parts from music’s past to create a headrush of love and mysticism
I know plenty of people who will never, just based on the annoying dipshit band name alone, ever listen to this.
Edgy, like pulling the wings off butterflies.
“I wanted to humanize the computer, show its dynamism. I see myself as an aesthetician of emotionalism. If people see me in my johnnie, maybe they can see all the heart I’m pouring into this machine.”
Beaches have chosen to exist as a small, heavily populated planet in a universe of infinite possibilities and sounds. And that is never a cause for celebration.
Matt & Kim play a Groovin’ The Moo sideshow at The Zoo in Brisbane, with support from Citizen Kay and Tiger Beams.
In Photos | Occults + Rule Of Thirds + Keep On Dancin’s + Screaming Match @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane 02.05.13
A night of low-light, gloom and romance at Black Bear Lodge with Occults, Rule Of Thirds, Keep On Dancin’s and Screaming Match.
Man, that band name’s a fucking misnomer, isn’t it?
Music fills a need. Occasionally, I need to see folk being themselves – selves that I like – to remind me of what I’m not.
It starts out in the world of Sonic Youth — a tinny, anemic charming version of SY — before shooting off in the direction of Sun City Girls, Minutemen rants with Pere Ubu paranoia
Auckland’s God Bows To Math play The Waiting Room, with support from Tiny Spiders, Undead Apes and Roku Music.
Wake up you lucky bastards! This is transformative, inspiring, innovative stuff, all of which are dull-as-ditchwater words for music which is really, really anything but.
I don’t like praising records for their focus and consistency — makes me feel like I’m in a corporate boardroom or something.
In Words: Dig It Up! 2013 – Hoodoo Gurus + Blue Oyster Cult + The Flamin’ Groovies @ The Tivoli, 18.04.13
They rocked like the remains of a teenage garage band they once were. They rocked like Girls In The Garage. Yes, that good. Sure, not all the set was golden but when it was golden it sparkled like spring rain
In Photos: Dig It Up! 2013 – Hoodoo Gurus + Blue Oyster Cult + Flamin’ Groovies @ The Tivoli, 18.04.13
Photos from Dig It Up! 2013, The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational featuring Flamin’ Groovies, Blue Oyster Cult and Hoodoo Gurus performing their second album, ‘Mars Needs Guitars’, in its entirety.
The 49 Americans were an experiment in the pursuit of happiness.
It seems this experience has totally renewed my enjoyment of all that other Flaming Lips stuff that I play in the daytime
These masterly musicians are in top form here, ambling arm-in-arm and conversing as only decades of friendship allows.
A review of ‘Arc’ by Everything Everything that absolutely takes issue with everything the NME and the Tories stand for
The words come tumbling out of Jonathan Higgs’ mouth like so many bright bees, clouds and clouds of them buzzing about, so numerous and sharp such that their ingenuity, volume and ambition remind me of Joanna Newsom’s meticulous verses. He conjures up drone strikes, billionaires, footballers’ wives, broken war-heroes, landmines, volcanoes, rioters, pterodactyls, post-apocalyptic landscapes, revelatory visions. Not a waistcoat in sight.