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 […]
The blues, but done fresh and done with humour
Effortless brilliance. The song is called ‘Superhero’, the city is Sydney and the era is early 90s, slacker generation. Here’s what I had to say about the recent Smudge compilation for Mess And Noise. I’ve since been advised that Smudge have never broken up, have gigged sporadically for several years and might well be recording […]