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 Alexis Late

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Mid Thirties Single Scene (Bedroom Suck)

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Mid Thirties Single Scene (Bedroom Suck)

Ben O’Connor from Chapter Music, when describing Dick Diver, commented: “(they were) more about investigating ideas about Australian identity, rather than being a celebration of Australianness.” This is true of several bands from the roster of Brisbane-via-Melbourne label Bedroom Suck Records, bands that, like Dick Diver and Twerps on Chapter Music, have been described as […]

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“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

“I Just Want To Stay Excited”: An Interview with the Goon Sax

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 […]

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After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

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. […]

 Tiarney Miekus

Paths Diverge: Alpine, Kitchen’s Floor, Ouch My Face And Blank Realm

Paths Diverge: Alpine, Kitchen’s Floor, Ouch My Face And Blank Realm

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 […]

 Everett True

It’s a thin line | Bands that should never have reformed vs Great bands that have returned great

It’s a thin line | Bands that should never have reformed vs Great bands that have returned great

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 […]

 Everett True

The original transcript of The Guardian Robert Forster interview

The original transcript of The Guardian Robert Forster interview

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 […]

 Everett True

Why do you like The Go-Betweens?

Why do you like The Go-Betweens?

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 […]

 Everett True

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 4

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 4

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.

 Ben Green

Dick Diver – Calendar Days (Chapter Music)

Dick Diver – Calendar Days (Chapter Music)

They don’t describe forests, or even trees, but the feel of bark and the sound of leaves and then leave the rest for you.

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News exclusive | Brisbane supergroup to reform?

Perhaps The Go-Betweens are planning on reforming, with Everett filling the role of Grant McLennan?

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