Wallace Wylie

Wallace Wylie’s Best of 2011

Don’t pull your pants. Buy this album instead.

 Everett True

Why Everett True Is Right / Why Everett True Is Wrong … Everett True responds + 5 extraordinary songs

In that very same article, I lay trails to SEVEN other bands and musicians – all female – who No Mas Bodas remind me of

 Bianca Valentino

Celeste Potter of Ouch My Face — The Collapse Board Interview

I don’t think any of my guitar solos are any of the right notes or anything.

 Wallace Wylie

Barbara Panther – Barbara Panther (City Slang)

The highlights buzz and throb with an uncontainable enthusiasm that merges perfectly with the pulsating music. Her talent and personality, coupled with her media-friendly childhood, seem perfectly designed for stardom.


Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)

The kitchen-sink clattering of Youth Novels has been replaced by enormous thunderous drums, multi-tracked heavenly choirs, and melodies that come in great trembling reverberations.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 227: Lykke Li (free download)

This is primal. Damn. Is that all I can think of to say? Played it twice, thoroughly entranced. This is sexual. Third time, I was hooked. Damn. Is there a certain age, beyond which I’m not allowed to refer to sex within discussions of music? Or is it always OK/not OK? This is thunderous. Damn, […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 195: kyü

The blurb that comes attached to the shrink-wrap with the debut album from this Sydney duo states, rather ridiculously, “10 mind-bending tracks that will change the way you listen to pop music”. Assuming, one presumes, one has never listened to any of Kate Bush’s more ethereal work, or anything associated with certain female singers from […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 179: Otouto

Folk over here (notably themselves) compare this Melbourne trio’s delicate and intelligent dance music to Bjork, Young Marble Giants, Arthur Russell and Laurie Anderson… but I don’t really hear any of that. The oblique and faintly awkward grooves, the summery feel of the constantly changing percussion, the minimal repetition, the constant throwback to insidiously vaguely […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 82: Sarah Blasko

I know what you’re thinking. You’re right. Here’s what I wrote about Sarah Blasko in my review of the Falls Festival for Drowned In Sound at the start of the year. Tuesday affords us of our first live sighting of the charming Sarah Blasko – slightly overwhelmed by the six musicians thumping out an indie […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 10: The Caulfield Beats

Well jeez. I was going to write back to the guy and tell him, “interesting music but not my chosen field”…but then I got distracted trawling through my email correspondence with Sean at Drowned In Sound re: the recent Music Journalism week, plus I was playing a mindless Paper Toss game on my iWhatever, and by […]