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 […]
Later than expected, the week’s Best New Music. Cutting the list down to a sensible number was a tricky task, with so many songs worth sharing but that will hopefully be able to be posted as album release dates approach. LUCIUS – Good Grief (Play It Again Sam) – Release Date: 11 March There’s something […]
With apologies. We, the Australian people, deserve better. The power struggle in the Liberal party, the blistering hot days, the deadly animals that inhabit the bulk of the country – we deserve a new start. A fresh start. That starts with a new Australian Anthem. Let’s be honest; the current National Anthem, ‘Advance Australia Fair,’ isn’t very […]
I’m going to preface this entry with a comment someone left on something I wrote about The Drones a while back. Yeah, I like the Drones but their songs depict the world as a cold, uncaring, violent place and people associate that with authenticity. One review says Gareth Liddiard, “tells it like it is.” But […]
Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.
Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.