An Antidote to Boredom 1 | “A young, Aussie, Cetaphil-wearing Kim Gordon prancing around with a microphone”
By Alice Rezende In a stampede of self-confidence and frenzied admiration, I told a writer on Collapse Board that I was going to link him some “awesome bands!!!” that he could write about or store in his memory-pocket for future “this band sounds like this band” obligatory euphemisms. Next thing I knew, he titled this article […]
I’m a little confused here. I have The Shivas’ Whiteout and it sounds… no, not sludgy. It sounds like many other things of its time (2013). (Hint: it’s post-Vivian Girls.) There’s little wrong with it, aside from the fact if you’re gonna do these girl-pop harmonies then you might as well have a girl singing […]
I have a theory that Vivian Girls are more similar to Ramones than given credit for. Not only in their sound – and the fact they were the first band to truly get Ramones since Shop Assistants – but also in the way they blazed a trail through the 2000s, inspiring dozens – possibly hundreds – of […]
Hey there. Missed me? Some old-fashioned pop music for you today. (We’re talking 90s, or 2009 at least.) It’s all fuzzy and warm and effervescent. They call it twee and shit, like that ain’t a put down. And maybe it isn’t in Spanish, who knows?All I know is that when some corporate journo suggested to […]
You need this. The video is mesmeric. The song is like everything else but then it keeps going and keeps going and before long you realise that it isn’t. Like everything else. Thing is, with this sort of lo-fi do-it-yourself scuzz rock it’s often better to have no budget at all than unlimited resources. (I’m projecting […]
Here it is in a nutshell (or some similar badly used metaphor). 2013 was an amazing year for music, possibly the greatest yet. I was listening to so much and writing about so much and… well, wow. It was incredible. 2014, on the other hand, is such a rubbish year for music… now that I’m […]
I would love to hear 100 versions of this playing simultaneously.
Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.
Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.