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In Photos: Tropical Fuck Storm + Orlando Furious + Ascot Stabber @ The Foundry, 03.05.2018

In Photos: Tropical Fuck Storm + Orlando Furious + Ascot Stabber @ The Foundry, 03.05.2018

Tropical Fuck Storm start their tour launching the A Laughing Death in Meatspace album with a show at The Foundry in Brisbane. Support from Orlando Furious and Ascot Stabber.

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Song of the Day 169: Tropical Fuck Storm

Song of the Day 169: Tropical Fuck Storm

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 […]

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Gareth Liddiard @ The Brightside, Brisbane, 21.04.2017

Gareth Liddiard @ The Brightside, Brisbane, 21.04.2017

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 […]

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In Photos: Gareth Liddiard + Orlando Furious @ The Brightside, 21.04.2017

In Photos: Gareth Liddiard + Orlando Furious @ The Brightside, 21.04.2017

The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard plays a solo show at the Brightside in Brisbane, with support from Orlando Furious.

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“We’re the biggest band that no-one’s ever heard of basically” – an interview with Gareth Liddiard

“We’re the biggest band that no-one’s ever heard of basically” – an interview with Gareth Liddiard

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 […]

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The 31 Most Read Articles We Published in 2016

The 31 Most Read Articles We Published in 2016

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 […]

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Haiku from Japan

Haiku from Japan

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 […]

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2016: A Wonderful Soundtrack to the Worst.Year.Ever

2016: A Wonderful Soundtrack to the Worst.Year.Ever

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. […]

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In Photos: The Drones + Harmony @ Triffid, 06.05.2016

In Photos: The Drones + Harmony @ Triffid, 06.05.2016

Touring in support of their Feelin Kinda Free album, The Drones play at Triffid in Brisbane, with support from Harmony.

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A Different Kind of Free: A Review of The Drones’ Feelin Kinda Free (TFS Records)

A Different Kind of Free: A Review of The Drones’ Feelin Kinda Free (TFS Records)

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 […]

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