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 Alexis Late

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Mid Thirties Single Scene (Bedroom Suck)

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Mid Thirties Single Scene (Bedroom Suck)

Ben O’Connor from Chapter Music, when describing Dick Diver, commented: “(they were) more about investigating ideas about Australian identity, rather than being a celebration of Australianness.” This is true of several bands from the roster of Brisbane-via-Melbourne label Bedroom Suck Records, bands that, like Dick Diver and Twerps on Chapter Music, have been described as […]

 Caspar Jacobs

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]

 Hannah Golightly

“Never kiss a Tory”: An interview with Peaness

“Never kiss a Tory”: An interview with Peaness

I’ve just started a zine called Mother’s Pride. It’s a riot grrrl feminist underground punk zine whose manifesto includes inspiring and supporting women to pick up guitars and sing and scream. The first interview for the zine is with local band Peaness. I get to the pancake shop early with a tripod to set up […]

 Lee Adcock

The Worst in Music of 2015

The Worst in Music of 2015

The name “Viet Cong” So this year, we watched as a band named after an off-hand racist comment rose on the charts. They’ll no doubt crop up on bunches of more positive lists this month, even after colleges like Oberlin barred them from playing. Sang Nguyen, a writer at Impose and also a second-generation Vietnamese-American, […]

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After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

By Mitchell Judge Early last year a handful of Australia’s greatest music critics published individual thinkpieces on the most recent dominant genre of local independent music: dolewave. Beginning with Sean Prescott’s review of the School of Radiant Living album on Crawlspace, this collection marked the first time that dolewave had been legitimised as a movement. […]

 Everett True

10 recent and inappropriate music headlines

10 recent and inappropriate music headlines

1. “Our new sound will freak people out” (Mumford & Sons in NME) “Initial sessions were helmed by Aaron Dessner, from gods of gloom The National, and the album itself was overseen by Haim, Florence And The Machine and Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford” – ‘review’ of Wilder Mind, NME No. It won’t. It really won’t… […]

 Everett True

Why do you like Courtney Barnett?

Why do you like Courtney Barnett?

Her name sounds like a firm of solicitors. It’s what I look for in an artist. She’s funny, she’s quite odd, she makes up words like emphysemin’, she writes lines like “and in the taxi home, I’ll sing you a Triffids song”, she’s quite nerdy in a way, which I like, but not self consciously […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 124. The Furrs

The return of Everett True | 124. The Furrs

I enjoy having no frame of reference. Well, little. This is from a tradition of music that I have little familiarity with. Having lived here in Brisbane for close on seven years now, I am of course aware of certain musical irregularities in this country’s past. Sharpies. The boogie scene that spawned AC/DC and the […]

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In Photos: Laneway 2015 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 31.01.2015 – Part 2

In Photos: Laneway 2015 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 31.01.2015 – Part 2

Part 2/3 of photos from this year’s Laneway Festival in Brisbane, featuring Ratking, Andy Bull, Highasakite, Vic Mensa, Angel Olsen, Royal Blood, Seekae and Courtney Barnett.

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In Words: Courtney Barnett + D.D Dumbo + Mosman Alder @ The Zoo, 11.10. 2014

In Words: Courtney Barnett + D.D Dumbo + Mosman Alder @ The Zoo, 11.10. 2014

There was life before Kate Bush and there is life after Kate Bush.  The live shows I’ve been to in the last couple of months just haven’t do it for me and it’s all La Bush’s fault for putting on the greatest show ever.  Some words have been written about those few August days in […]