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 Riley Fitzgerald

Cold Fish – Cold Fish EP (Tropical Cancer Records)

Cold Fish – Cold Fish EP (Tropical Cancer Records)

Cold Fish are from Brisbane. Their new 4-track is a sludger, searing riffs and a whole lot of venom. A kind of dirty blues, albeit dragged through an underground silt then rubbed a little clean. The man who sings is not a happy one but if you’re feeling the magnetism then neither probably are you. […]

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Hatchie @ Black Bear Lodge, 14.07.2018

Hatchie @ Black Bear Lodge, 14.07.2018

When Harriette Pilbeam released her first single something happened. Nestled in out-of-the-way Brisbane, ‘Try’ caught ears. More than a few were in far-off places. From here Hatchie built a natural kind of momentum. An excitement that can’t be spun. The kind of feeling all the well-connected management or pre-existent reputation can’t buy. Here, tonight, Harriette’s […]

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In Photos: Jaala + Moreton @ The Foundry, 05.07.2018

In Photos: Jaala + Moreton @ The Foundry, 05.07.2018

Jaala play a show at The Foundry in Brisbane to launch their Joonya Spirit album, with support from Moreton.

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Does Shannon Noll Hate Women?

Does Shannon Noll Hate Women?

“Shame the prick! Shame that motherfucker right there!” Shannon Noll bursts into a tirade at his Duck Creek concert. He’s angry. With good cause. One of the crowd, a heckler, has hurled something at him onstage. “Whoever that was come up here!” The crowd quickly identifies the assailant. A “fuckhead in a tie.” Shannon continues […]

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In Photos: Gooch Palms + Cable Ties @ QAGOMA, 29.06.2018

In Photos: Gooch Palms + Cable Ties @ QAGOMA, 29.06.2018

Gooch Palms and Cable Ties play an Up Late show at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.

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You Do It To Yourself And That’s What Really Hurts: Goodbye Sticky Fingers

You Do It To Yourself And That’s What Really Hurts: Goodbye Sticky Fingers

“This band cannot accept even the slightest possibility of fault.”

Well, that’s it. Sticky Fingers have withdrawn from what feels like the last Australian festival that will have them. But for a second there – following our last article – things were looking up. In March the band had returned from a long hiatus. They claimed to have been coming to terms with drug addiction […]

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Zola Jesus + Miss Blanks @ QAGOMA,24.06.2018

Zola Jesus + Miss Blanks @ QAGOMA,24.06.2018

Can only be honest here, I’m late. Just in time to catch the closing roar of Zola Jesus reverberating off of gallery walls, nothing more. But those few and final tortured howls? Powerful stuff. I have to admit being a little late arriving when it comes to catching Miss Blanks live. That’s not to claim […]

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In Photos: Zola Jesus + Miss Blanks @ QAGOMA, 22.06.2018

In Photos: Zola Jesus + Miss Blanks @ QAGOMA, 22.06.2018

Zola Jesus and Miss Blanks play an Up Late show at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.

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SOTD #752: New War

SOTD #752: New War

We haven’t done one of these for ages so how about the new New War one? How about the new New War one indeed.  “Get In The Boot’ is a first taste of the band’s long-awaited, upcoming second album, COIN.  It’s pretty ace. Having checked, we did give them a SOTD one time before (SOTD […]

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In Photos: Lydia Lunch @ QAGOMA, 15.06.2018

In Photos: Lydia Lunch @ QAGOMA, 15.06.2018

Lydia Lunch Retrovirus play an Up Late show at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

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