One of the many things I spend far too much time thinking about (I really should write a list and see if there’s any consensus or if it’s just me) is the ‘side project’. It’s funny how musicians all have ‘projects’ now. What perplexes me as a non-musician type (well, I can bash out a […]
As a central creative force behind The Drones, Gareth Liddiard has been a cult presence within Australian music for more than a decade. While his group seems to have solidified its claim on popular culture with a growing string of much lauded albums, they remain resolutely on the periphery. Yet all in all, Liddiard doesn’t […]
The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard plays a solo show at the Brightside in Brisbane, with support from Orlando Furious.
Gareth Liddiard, frontman of The Drones, has spent nearly 20 years delivering some of Australia’s most distinct and uncompromising music in recent memory. Between embarking on an East-coast tour, producing the new Gold Class record and forming brand new group National Cocktail Favourites with fellow Drones member Fiona Kitschin, he’s showing no signs of letting […]
1. RIP Bek Moore Putting together this list of times Bek’s bands were written about, it looks like she has to have been one of the most written about Brisbane musicians in the five and a half years that Collapse Board has been running. (Justin Edwards) 2. Why The Australian Music Press needs to get […]
Earlier in the year I wrote a few haiku reviews that I didn’t get around to publishing, the story of my life given the collection of half written pieces and sketched out ideas that clog my hard drive. As I was recently in Japan on holiday, it seemed an apt time to think about posting them […]
2015 was a disappointing year of so many follow-up albums and anticipated new releases that just didn’t live up to expectations. 2016 may have been a terrible year in many respects, but for new music, it was a winner. Here’s a selection (in no particular order) of some of my favourite albums from the year. […]
Touring in support of their Feelin Kinda Free album, The Drones play at Triffid in Brisbane, with support from Harmony.
By Alexis Late When I first heard The Drones it was hard to force them into a genre, thank fuck. I mean, are they blues? They’ve covered Blind Willie Johnson and Leadbelly, and songs like ‘The Miller’s Daughter’ are of that tradition, but could be folk too. Are they garage? They can make a racket […]
By Boris van de Legende Trennno rates it 1/5 This is the most shittest piece of shit album I have ever heard! Terrible singer terrible music. Just when you think it can’t get worse the next song plays… Ohhh my god f*** it off triple j The Drones Suck Balls rates it 1/5 0/5! i […]