“No novelty”, shouts Natalie Hoffman, lead singer and guitarist of Memphis punk band Nots, on their sophomore record Cosmetic. It’s one of the last tracks on the record, but it’s the one to reference in case someone wants to point out that this gang of four is “an all-girl band”. Carrie Brownstein has often stressed […]
Don’t put faith in a new band. Few religions pass the scrutiny of reason, but identity and happiness can’t be entrusted to a handful of fallible human beings, let along twenty-somethings with a whole life of lessons ahead of them. Eagulls had me for a while, though – and probably you, too, if you’re reading […]
You feel misplaced too, don’t you? Some place was promised for us, for the talents that our teachers adored. This wasn’t supposed to happen. We shouldn’t be the ones stranded in apartments, stuck in the towns we hate, doing the work that no one with dignity would do. Well, then. You can just lie there […]
I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]
All music reminds me of the past. How can it not? The comments underneath this clip of music mention variously The Cure, Nirvana, The Cranberries, punk, post-punk, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, jangle pop… and I will throw in a guess at them being Scandinavian, probably with a couple of boy members. This goes to […]
THIS WEEK: we’re not off to a good start.
Those obliterating rhythms smash their way into your skull and pummel your brain until you have no choice but to comply: you will love this album.
The reason Splendour hasn’t sold out instantaneously, as it normally does, is that the line-up doesn’t justify the price.
What are your influences? Really boring questions and dull interviewers who do no research before an interview. So why did you get into music? So why did you get into interviewing? When is the next album out? Read the press release. What school did you go to? The school of intelligent questions. What inspires you? […]