Here’s something else from Bills & Aches & Blues, the forthcoming 4AD tribute album to belatedly celebrate the label’s 40th birthday inn 2020. 4AD is a completely different label to what it was but it still has some great acts. Back in the day, thanks to Vaughn Oliver’s designs, 4AD records were instantly recognisable; you […]
I swear that every time Tkay Maidza releases a new song I say to myself “This has got to be posted up as a Song of the Day”. Then time gets away from me, as it always does, and all I’m left with is a draft with a heading, an embedded clip and a promise […]
U.S. Girls play a Golden Plains sideshow at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with support from The Goon Sax.
To Be Kind is an album that refuses to die. It should, and it ought to, and humanity would be better off if it did, but alas the hulking mass of instruments assembled under Michael Gira’s beck and call stumble on and on, tripping over fibers of the time-space continuum as they do, and as […]
So. By now you’ve probably seen the one TV performance that us muso-types can’t stop buzzing about. But, in case you’ve tuned out yr social networks lately (we are smack dab in the middle of Lent, after all), here it is. A fair chunk of the discussion ‘round this bouncing black-clad wonder has devolved into […]
This is the one I find most beguiling and strange and sad and simultaneously seductive.
Visions seduces me a little more, yet at the same time, I know I will never truly love it
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She writes of being haunted by songs, battered and tormented and bullied until she can get them down and safe. It’s not craft, it’s alchemy.
It’s a discipline and a belief, this kind of guitar music and those who have tramped along to The Joy Formidable’s live shows the past couple of years, hungry for this debut, know this.