I have a theory that Vivian Girls are more similar to Ramones than given credit for. Not only in their sound – and the fact they were the first band to truly get Ramones since Shop Assistants – but also in the way they blazed a trail through the 2000s, inspiring dozens – possibly hundreds – of […]
Sun, fun, shorts, shades, the beach, the party never stops and the caring never starts.
It wouldn’t be Collapse Board without a little shambling boy-girl indiepop, now would it?
This song is so great I cannot (and do not want to) find it in my heart to resist it
Yes, I get it. It’s West Side Story re-imagined as an American Apparel ad
Seems to me I most listen to music most any hour, don’t matter day, don’t matter night.
Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]
The problem with Brisbane appears to be an overload of the creative process: there are too many folk being creative and not enough people satisfied with being consumers
There’s absolutely nothing not to love about this single. A song that distills all the purest Shop Assistants elements of The Vivian Girls, with a teeth-clenching breathy high vocal, and drums that linger for seconds at a time. Harmonies that wrap themselves around your body like fondest memories. (You can’t put your arms around a […]
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