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The Collapse Board Guide to Writing About Dead Rock Stars

The Collapse Board Guide to Writing About Dead Rock Stars

Welcome to Collapse Board’s handy ‘To Write About Dead Rock Stars’ cut-out-and-keep guide for online music publications to help you maximise your content, while minimising your effort and input.  If a rock star dies, these are the posts that you will need to publish.  Remember, it’s important to have a different font and colour scheme […]

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RIP David Bowie

RIP David Bowie

I was at primary school with a girl called Rebecca Shute. Everyone called her Rebel Rebel. It wasn’t until years later that I realised where the reference came from. The first time Bowie impressed on my life, I wasn’t even aware. I was eight when ‘Ashes To Ashes’ came out. The video clip is a […]

 Wallace Wylie

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 118. Sunday Painters

The return of Everett True | 118. Sunday Painters

Most the time, I have no idea what’s going on here. I was scrolling through recent acquisitions on my iTunes, playing and discarding songs within a matter of seconds. I often don’t recognise names, that’s not how it works. I was drawn to an album by a band called Sunday Painters: it had one track […]

 Lee Adcock

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Spunk | Drag City)

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Spunk | Drag City)

A flock of youths gather around the artificial campfire and check their iPhones anxiously. “Oh, god, there he is!” a girl gasps, pointing upwards at the cliff over their heads. The audience swoons collectively as the guitar hero of the hour appears, hair streaming behind him, jangly Bowie chords descending like heavenly light from above… […]

 Lee Adcock

So. That NME List. Let’s Talk.

So. That NME List. Let’s Talk.

As we all know, I’m just a hack when it comes to music criticism. Not one of those professional, illustrious NME editors at all. However, I can say that I know a thing or two more about sample selection and “science” than the self-righteous blokes ($10 wager that they’re ALL blokes) who compiled this so-called […]

 Everett True

Chirpy, chilled, catchy | Music loved by KMB003 students

Chirpy, chilled, catchy | Music loved by KMB003 students

Always interesting to see what the consensus throws up. These choices were made in groups of two, three and four – and so needed to be treated as such. A couple of groups of students agreed that they couldn’t agree. THURSDAY 3PM 1. Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker Hard rocking guitar, you can sense the frustration […]

 Wallace Wylie

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in early December, which is hilarious because that means nobody got to talk about one of the best albums of the year. The Beyoncé album, called Beyoncé, was released with no fanfare, no reviews, and no warning. It then became one […]

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The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

Time for one final list from 2013 (barring any straggling best-of lists), the all-important most read articles of the year. 1. Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the […]

 Darragh Murray

IN WORDS | Chic featuring Nile Rodgers @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, 15.12.13

IN WORDS | Chic featuring Nile Rodgers @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, 15.12.13

“I guarantee you a party is about to commence”

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