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 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 […]

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: Sept 2015

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: Sept 2015

I’ve been a little sleep-deprived & out of focus lately and the news is a horror show filled w/lying sociopaths and so much abundant sadness that it makes the cloying relationship troubles of a band like Chvrches sound, at best, cloistered & obtuse. If anger is an energy then I guess passivity is a type […]

 Sophie

Live Review: Laneway Brisbane 2014, Lorde, HAIM, CHVRCHES + more

Live Review: Laneway Brisbane 2014, Lorde, HAIM, CHVRCHES + more

Words: Sophie Blackhall-Cain Photos: Reuben Beer For the first time in recent memory, Laneway’s line up this year failed to grab me. Megastars Lorde and HAIM made the relatively low ticket price seem worth it, but I was dubious as to whether each of the acts could pull off strong performances. So it was with […]

 LewisG

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

I’d sooner listen to Kurt doing 10 versions of the same song that 90 per cent of whatever they play on the radio.