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In Photos: Laneway 2018 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 10.02.2018 – Part 4

In Photos: Laneway 2018 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 10.02.2018 – Part 4

Part 4/4 of photos from Laneway 2018 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, featuring Slowdive, Andeson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Bonobo, Pond, ODESZA and The War On Drugs.

 Ben Green

In Words: Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds, 10.02.2018

In Words: Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds, 10.02.2018

A laneway it ain’t. After a few years of hide and seek around the sun-striped pavilions of the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Laneway Festival has finally pitched its tent in the Main Arena, the wide open space used for livestock parades, sheepdog trials and the hallowed Livid Festival. Punters at the twin headline stages trample the […]

 Lee Adcock

LISTEN: The High Violets – Heroes and Halos (Saint Marie)

LISTEN: The High Violets – Heroes and Halos (Saint Marie)

Through my job, I’ve seen more gourmet cakes in six months than in my 25 years of admiring cakes. The real luxury in these confections usually isn’t the cake itself, but the two-inch glove of gummy fondant frosting, often curled into pink ribbons atop the solid white base. Now, most guests just can’t handle that […]

 Lee Adcock

Shoegaze Showdown – FOREVR vs. Deafcult

Shoegaze Showdown – FOREVR vs. Deafcult

Before we begin, let’s review the rule book. HOW TO REVIVE SHOEGAZE IN 4 EASY STEPS 1. Get a chick. 2. Figure out how to make that bendy guitar string sound. 3. Lay down some woozy vocals. Sing as soft as you can. It’s best if you can’t understand anything later once you add in […]

 Lee Adcock

Le Thug – Place Is EP (Song, By Toad)

Le Thug – Place Is EP (Song, By Toad)

Quick. Hold me tight. The artificial fog drifts closer. Now here’s a little-known tangent about me – before I succumbed to the drain-drip bloodbath underworld of what the rest of the Western world calls “industrial”, the closest tune to rain-soaked, smokestack factories that I knew was the Police’s “Invisible Sun”. It sounded like the blackest […]

 Lee Adcock

Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters (Shelflife)

Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else Matters (Shelflife)

Hold on. Slow down a minute. Don’t rise to the stars just yet. Should place matter? Should we be amazed that something this heaven-bound launched from the wintery heart of Russia? Or should we concede that Pinkshinyultrablast sound like the sun-kissed aftermath of the Horrors after they rebuilt their strange house into a glass cathedral? […]

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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 28.02.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 28.02.2014

So Soundwave came and went and the testosterone levels in Brisbane have returned to normal levels (at least as normal as you can get in Queensland).  Doing  some late, after-the-event reading-up about the festival, it was interesting to see, especially after last week’s playlist, that a Japanese stage was being rumored this year. This would […]