First up, I got to see this guy perform live – and I seriously was not expecting that. There’s no blood but the intensity of the emotion reminds me of early Neubauten or Nina Simone or someone: he has a trunk full of effects and delay and distortion pedals, and he’s not scared to use […]
Back in Collapse Board’s glory days of 2011 we ran 10 reviews of Cult’s debut album. It didn’t go down very well with a number of people and I can remember one nameless Brisbane-based street press music writer (nameless more because I can’t actually remember who actually said, rather than to protect their good name […]
DZ Deathrays launch their new album, ‘Black Rat’, with a sell out show at The Zoo in Brisbane with support from Palms and Foam.
Cults play at The Zoo in Brisbane, with support from The Furrs.
The first rule of writing about Velociraptor is that you have reference how many people play in Velociraptor. The second rule of writing about Velocirpator is that when it comes to live reviews you have to mention what ‘mode’ Velociraptor are playing in for that particular show (i.e. how many of them are in the […]
The SP404 is the acoustic guitar of the 21st century, but it’s okay that people haven’t fully embraced it yet; people were still fiddling around with music hall clarinets and jaunty filligrees on the player piano this time a hundred years ago, so anyone playing ‘Wonderwall’ in a pub right now can’t be blamed for […]
Words: Darragh Murray Photos: Mino Peric There’s a brief moment between ‘Before We Run’ and ‘Deeper Into the Movies’ when I start to feel all tingly-like, strange and light. If you’ve listened to enough music, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. It’s that familiar but often elusive feeling of pure engagement, that deep emotional […]
Sky Ferreira’s Sydney show, the only date on her ludicrously short inaugural Australian tour, was itself a tad on the skint side. I mean, on their first tour in 2011 OFF! played every song from their 25-odd minute first album and then started playing it again from the top to fill out the time. Anywho, […]
And thus continues my 2014 Golden Plains excursion, the first of which was documented late last week. Day Two I wake around 8:30 crammed into a small tent that says it can fit two people in it, but it probably more suited to one. Yet my partner and I have persevered and this is in […]
I arrive into Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport in just after 10am on a Friday morning. I adjust my watch to the civilised time zone, retrieve up my excess luggage (a large camping gazebo capable of keeping the sun off a small herd of cattle), and then pick up the 8-seater Kia Carnival I had booked to […]