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Does the Australian Music Industry Turn a Blind Eye – Part 1

Does the Australian Music Industry Turn a Blind Eye – Part 1

Sticky Fingers are big-name festival announcements Sticky Fingers are triple j’s Feature Album Sticky Fingers are programming Rage Sticky Fingers are getting interviewed by Rolling Stone Sticky Fingers are getting rave reviews for their album Sticky Fingers’ bad boy reputation is continually celebrated Except in proving them with the oxygen of publicity, the Australian music […]

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The modern music festival summed up in one PR email

The modern music festival summed up in one PR email

The first rule of Collapse Board was “No news” and having content that’s not PR email-after-PR email obviously makes us better than all those other Australian music website sites.  You know the ones, the ones where 40% of their content is copy and pasting PR emails, 40% is copying and pasting from social media and 10% […]

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Black Sabbath @ BEC, Brisbane, 25.04.2016

Black Sabbath @ BEC, Brisbane, 25.04.2016
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Blurst of Times 2016, 16.04.2016

Blurst of Times 2016, 16.04.2016

By Tom McCall The lineup for this year’s Blurst of Times Festival seems to focus heavily on hyped Triple-J acts and newly-formed rock bands from across the country. The announcement of Kirin J Callinan to share the final spot on the bill with Dune Rats was enough to drive up my excitement for the night, […]

 Tiarney Miekus

Paths Diverge: Alpine, Kitchen’s Floor, Ouch My Face And Blank Realm

Paths Diverge: Alpine, Kitchen’s Floor, Ouch My Face And Blank Realm

By Miss Tiarney Miekus Setting up Kitchen Floor’s Battle of Brisbane with Alpine’s Yuck would make for a lousy blind date. One is a party and one is a funeral, and I’m not convinced which is which. Yes, both are Australian releases (Alpine a few months ago, KF more recent), but they have little in […]

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Singles Club: Gooch Palms – Trackside Daze (Urinal Cake Records)

Singles Club: Gooch Palms – Trackside Daze (Urinal Cake Records)

Justin Edwards: That Smith Street Band song is getting plenty of column inches but I don’t think anyone’s pointed out that the title is the best thing about it. Instead here’s the new Gooch Palms. https://soundcloud.com/thesmithstreetband/wipe-that-shit-eating-grin-off-your-punchable-face#c=43&t=0:00 Jodi Biddle: Now now. The sleeve art is also gold. Bianca Rosemarie de Valentino: Love the Goochies!!! They’re moving […]

 Tom Randall

Sky Ferreira, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 18 March 2014

Sky Ferreira, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 18 March 2014

Sky Ferreira’s Sydney show, the only date on her ludicrously short inaugural Australian tour, was itself a tad on the skint side. I mean, on their first tour in 2011 OFF! played every song from their 25-odd minute first album and then started playing it again from the top to fill out the time. Anywho, […]

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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 21.02.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 21.02.2014

The annual gathering of angry men with tattoos and long hair (i.e. Soundwave) starts this weekend with the Brisbane leg at the RNA Showgrounds on Saturday. A quick and dirty unscientific study (we looked at the profile pictures on Soundwave’s website and counted up band members) shows 318 musicians playing the festival of which a […]

 Lee Adcock

Dirty Jeans – The Rise of Australian Alternative Rock (…from a non-Australian music critic)

Dirty Jeans – The Rise of Australian Alternative Rock (…from a non-Australian music critic)

Well, how bloody convenient! So here we were, musing about how Triple J has gripped the Aussie music industry so tightly that even writers are falling all over each other to sound exactly alike – when along comes this compilation. Fantastic! Now we have here a bona fide aural coffee table book – 25 tracks, […]

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Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Australian Music Websites

Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Australian Music Websites

ABC's youth radio station Triple J has contributed to the success of many local media outlets but has it become so influential that it's led to the homogenisation of Australian music websites?

As the editor of a popular Australian music website, the articles he publishes have garnered hundreds, maybe even thousands of page hits. When he created a new website recently, he was eager to see it equal or better his past successes. So he doctored his content to specifically feature the acts played on ABC’s popular […]