For all my years of Teenage Fanclub appreciation, I’d never seen them live. I’d mentioned to my partner as we were in the Uber on the way to The Triffid in Brisbane that the likely clientele would resemble myself – mid to late 30s, males, slightly overweight, probably nerdy and white (oh, so WHITE). I […]
By Hayley Scott. “I want people to think about me”, sings a wistful Louis Forster on the title track of The Goon Sax’s candidly self-deprecating LP, Up To Anything. The album deals in subjects that pertain to certain kind of world-weary adolescence that’s never cynical nor maudlin. Instead, it’s presented with a wide-eyed excitement that […]
By Mitchell Judge Early last year a handful of Australia’s greatest music critics published individual thinkpieces on the most recent dominant genre of local independent music: dolewave. Beginning with Sean Prescott’s review of the School of Radiant Living album on Crawlspace, this collection marked the first time that dolewave had been legitimised as a movement. […]
By Miss Tiarney Miekus Setting up Kitchen Floor’s Battle of Brisbane with Alpine’s Yuck would make for a lousy blind date. One is a party and one is a funeral, and I’m not convinced which is which. Yes, both are Australian releases (Alpine a few months ago, KF more recent), but they have little in […]
Here’s the line. It’s thin. Above it we find bands like Mission Of Burma, The Go-Betweens and Sleater-Kinney. (Wire are momentarily disqualified for not really splitting.) Below it, we find bands like The Sex Pistols, Pixies and Swervedriver. Like this. Got the idea? Good. Now we move on to a more extended pie chart. As Lucy Cage […]
It was a privilege to interview Robert. He’s a real gent. I’ve included a handful of notes I made at the start, some of which made it into the final Guardian article, albeit in expertly edited form. We start off discussing the sound of cicadas, the fact his wife can hear him down the phone […]
Ask a simple question… Too hard; the all too rare ability to combine talent, taste, style, and wide-ranging themes in a peerless body of work. 1. The work of lively minds. 2. A bridge between adolescence and adulthood (mine and theirs) which is open both ways… and if you stand in the middle, you can […]
When will Collapse Board tackle the Top 100 Lisps List of All Time? I already vote in Morrissey and Daniel Johnston, so only 98 more to go.