In a recent thread on their Facebook page, Melbourne indie darlings Love Of Diagrams accuse me of some “incredibly lazy journalism” in my review of their fourth album Blast for The Guardian. They have since removed the comment. Well, it’s either that… or incredibly lazy songwriting on the band’s part. I understand that it must be […]
As I sit down to write this, I am acutely aware that I’m looking at one of Collapse Board’s own: Melbourne’s offspring, Love of Diagrams who – since the early noughties – have cemented their position on the city’s live music circuit with their disengaged melancholy and bracingly loud riffs. But whilst England, for example, […]
By Heath Sledger Go Away and Leave it all Behind : 2014/15 is a new (free) sampler from Brisbane-incepted indie label Bedroom Suck Records. The name invokes the will to get out there in the night and have a good time seeing bands or mates’ bands instead of staying in. Commendable enough, but the songs […]
Damn. People still create music like this in 2012? Damn. It’s like being 18 again.
Damn. People still create music like this in 2012? Damn. It’s like being 19 again.
It’s a rare and wonderful thing for a band to genuinely disorient a listener.
Is that a cow bell? No.
I’ve mulled and mulled over this. I want to include present-day Australian bands I love in this mini-series, otherwise it wouldn’t be representative – but I’ve already written about dozens here. I’ve written about Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses as well, but they have their debut album Fifteen out this week or something, so it seems […]
Day six in this series (give or take a couple of days off, spent playing support to Kate Nash in Melbourne and Sydney). Have you noticed that it’s always the slipstream Melbourne bands who sound the most English? I wonder why that is. Anyway, I’m including Love Of Diagrams in this here series despite the […]