We featured BABYMETAL as a band that the organisers of the Soundwave Festival might think about booking for next year in last week’s playlist and suddenly BABYMETAL are all over Twitter and Facebook. Who said the idea of tastemakers in the Web 2.0 environment was dead and buried? Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing It’s […]
So Soundwave came and went and the testosterone levels in Brisbane have returned to normal levels (at least as normal as you can get in Queensland). Doing some late, after-the-event reading-up about the festival, it was interesting to see, especially after last week’s playlist, that a Japanese stage was being rumored this year. This would […]
Wire play at The Zoo, a decade after their last visit to Brisbane, with support from Per Purpose and Multiple Man.
Since first forming in 1976, and over the course of 13 studio albums, Wire have remained perennial outsiders. While their first three albums – Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978) and 154 (1979) – are regarded as classic post-punk albums, the band themselves have never been one to reflect on labels, with each album showing […]
BITCHRATCH – Male Eruption Even living in a small city like Brisbane it’s difficult to keep up to date with everything that’s going on and depressingly easy to completely miss amazing bands. A friend posted this on Facebook last night and in the last 12 hours they’ve possibly become my favourite new Brisbane band. Bitchratch’s […]
Blank Realm launch their Grassed Inn album at the Underdog in Brisbane, with support from Four Door, Lucy Cliché, Sewers and Thigh Master.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been putting these posts together I’ve discovered that my inbox is pretty quiet Monday to Wednesday and then gets inundated by press releases on Thursday. From this I can only deduce that the music industry spends Monday recovering from the weekend, thinks about work on Tuesday, writes its press […]
If everything has gone to plan, I’ll be at the Brisbane leg of this year’s Laneway festival by the time you read this. This year’s line-up is another strong one and I’ll be looking to catch a number of acts we’ve written about on Collapse Board, both favourably and less so – Lorde, Savages, Warpaint, […]
Adalita Srsen has been a mainstay of the Australian music scene for almost two decades, first as a member of Magic Dirt and as a solo artist since 2010. We spoke to her about the influences on her most recent album, All Day Venus, and the challenges of being a solo artist.
I was reading your Wikipedia page and it mentioned mythology and in particular Joseph Campbell as key influences in your songwriting. In what ways did his writing influence you for All Day Venus? I kinda feel that I take things in by osmosis. I will get immersed in something and get obsessed with it for […]