A few hours later I’m on the next train outta Melbourne on Collapse Board’s dime.
Just fuck man and enjoy yourselves and get wasted and listen to sweet, sweet music all life long because this fucking sweet, sweet music is going to last you all life long.
I love it when a band make it look this easy.
In my dreams, everything is shaped like silhouettes of the feet of three women staring into a puddle.
It’s the best week of summer vacation you ever had
Fuck ‘em. She’s the real thing, as honest, brutal, haunting and pure a songstress as Australia has ever had the honour of laying claim to
I can’t remember the last time the music from the night before left me feeling hollow. Gutted. Sad it had to finish.
You think pop music is JUST about the music? Fuck, I thought even 2-yr-olds knew that wasn’t the case.
Damn. This music is so fine. One minute 30. Why do you need more?
All that synapse melting noise and intricacy.
The wang bar on Max’s big fucking orange Gretsch got a good going over.
Swap the bible for an iPad and he could have passed for Steve Jobs unveiling his vision for the exciting next phase of the company.
The crowd watched attentively, on the precipice of joyous and spontaneous engagement.
I Love Lucy. Never just a review. Always a gorgeous, sensual, philosophical account of why music is so fucking important.
In the early 90s, a select band of music critics at Melody Maker would regularly compete with one another to find fresh ways to praise the moody Australian genius.
by Bianca Valentino Catcall is the latest musical project from Sydney-based musician Catherine Kelleher. Kelleher first performed as frontwoman for Australian DIY punk band Kiosk in the early 00s. Upon returning home from a 2006 Kiosk US tour Kelleher had a life changing moment (which she talks about here) and after much soul searching decided [...]
Jules Normington is a legend on the Australian Punk Rock Underground
The Zoo may be the finest venue in all of Australia. It’s called The Zoo for a reason, and not just because there’s shit all over the floor and someone just gave birth to a litter of baby elephants.
Without the strange adjuncts Rhys has a nice collection of folky tunes. With them he has a nutball bag of charming oddities.
entranced, volatile, enraged, elevated, attenuated, aggressive, aroused
I’m happy to terrify others grandmothers but wasn’t so sure about terrifying my own.
Is the Australian music industry – ‘alternative’ or not – racist at its heart
I got the impression the AMP was supposed to cover ALL forms of music, not just indie. Isn’t Australia known for its hip-hop? Its hardcore?
The way free giveaways usually work is this. You get to sign up to some dumb mailing list that you spend the next six months desperately trying to unsubscribe from You get to answer some dumb question relating to the band and/or record label and/or website, thereby giving the spurious illusion that there is some [...]