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 Everett True

What I did the other night instead of seeing Jessie J live

What I did the other night instead of seeing Jessie J live

I wrote a tribute to a man I never met – Daevid Allen from Gong/Soft Machine. I tried to make it as honest and true to life (which means injecting humour) as I could. I spoke to my close friend Mike Howlett first, as he’s played bass in Gong for three zillion years. I tried […]

 Lee Adcock

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | the 10 most read entries in 2014 so far

The return of Everett True | the 10 most read entries in 2014 so far

I like this doing this, occasionally. I do wish Collapse Board had a few more readers so these results weren’t so skewed by friends of the bands, but there again… Here are the 10 most read entries in my return to Song of the Day in 2014 so far, as evidenced by Google Analytics. I’ll […]

 Everett True

The final lecture| the Appeal of the WRONG! in pop music

The final lecture| the Appeal of the WRONG! in pop music

Great lecture. The vast majority of my students missed it. Just sayin’. The descriptions are taken from my regular weekly column at The Vine. Die Antwoord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bdeizHM9OU  According to Pitchfork, Zef is a “philosophy of intentional ignorance and crassness”. Die Antwoord, a rave-rap outfit from South Africa, try so hard to be WRONG in everything they do, […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 5. Nirvana ft. Lorde

The return of Everett True | 5. Nirvana ft. Lorde

Please, no more words. Just incredible. Ah, never mind. Maybe it might be interesting to reproduce some of the commentary on Facebook around a link to this post. Many people seem to take issue with my taste here. Everett True Steve Gullick, you heard this? 8 hrs · Like Steve Five “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” – […]

 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 […]

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney Looks Back At 2013

Scott Creney Looks Back At 2013

Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.

 Everett True

Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.

Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.

Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 643: Lorde

Song of the day – 643: Lorde

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.

 Scott Creney

Lorde – Pure Heroine (Lava/Republic)

Lorde – Pure Heroine (Lava/Republic)

In its obsessions with identity, fantasy v. reality, the feeling of being watched, it couldn’t be more of its time.