2010: Justin Edwards and Everett True found the site. It is intended as a radical alternative to the established Aus music press, with a focus on Brisbane. Meetings are held, where everyone stares blankly at everyone else. Drowned In Sound runs a series of articles asking “is music journalism dead?” 2011: Everett True brings in an array […]
My theory has always been that mediocre music – when framed correctly – can influence good, or even great music. The group I always cite here is Jesus And Mary Chain, which is somewhat unfair seeing as how they only turned into a self-parody after the second album, which is two more good albums than most manage. […]
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 […]
If everything has gone to plan, I’ll be at the Brisbane leg of this year’s Laneway festival by the time you read this. This year’s line-up is another strong one and I’ll be looking to catch a number of acts we’ve written about on Collapse Board, both favourably and less so – Lorde, Savages, Warpaint, […]
Time for one final list from 2013 (barring any straggling best-of lists), the all-important most read articles of the year. 1. Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the […]
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
I’m just trying to capture a mood, a nagging insistence.
There’s a point to be proven, you understand. Nothing personal, it’s just business.
You really need to e-mail me as soon as possible. This could get ugly.
Music like Pins comes dressed in layers. It’s chilly out there: chilly and unwelcoming, and we all need some form of uniform against the furnace of cold and disinterest.