Listen to the introduction of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’. The loose chatter, the casual clinking glasses. It feels like a party. The sound effects continue throughout the song, acting like any other instrument to put across a feeling of happiness and joy, of something bright and something fun. The Beach […]
Sleaford Mods play a Golden Plains sideshow in Brisbane at Triffid, with support from Soot and The Chats DJ set.
I promised myself I would never do this. Never, ever. I just had no interest. Absolutely none. And it wasn’t just that, it was more. There was always something unsavoury about the whole thing. Why did I feel like this? Queen were the band of my youth, from start to finish, from 1980s Flash soundtrack […]
Bill Callahan plays a headline show at the Tivoli in Brisbane in support of his 2019 album, Shepherd In Sheepskin Vest, supported by Xylouris White.
The thing that’s really impressive about Hot Chip is the depths to which they can plumb their own sound. You go to their show – perhaps on a chilly March evening at The Forum in Melbourne – expecting a multitude of things. Maybe a detached Kraftwerk-esque display; perhaps a glorified DJ set, or possibly poppier […]
Julia Jacklin @ Nine Lives Festival by Bianca Holderness It’s a cool Friday night, the penultimate day of summer, out on the lawn at Melbourne Zoo. As usual for Zoo Twilights, it’s packed with folk of all ages, relaxing with a beer or a pink gin with mates and family, waiting to hear some great […]
By Billie Stimpson Photos by Bianca Holderness In Brisbane Sunday the first of March, The Tivoli, Jet Black Cat and handsome tours collaborated on Nine Lives – the latest in ongoing efforts to creatively reach beyond the more unpleasant conventions of the large-scale Australian musical festival. Despite my utter lack of credibility or clout in […]
Queen + Adam Lambert play the final show of their 2020 Australian tour, with a sell out show at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast
Music is full of underrated and unappreciated acts; bands, musicians and singers that should be much better known, have higher reputations and more respect. And yet despite the high profile, the songs on classic radio stations, the sell out arena shows, the TV interviews, the film cameos, Alice Cooper just does not get the widespread acclaim […]