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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. […]

 Everett True

My albums. And songs. Of 2016.

My albums. And songs. Of 2016.

I sat in a convivial pub the other night as around me convivial sorts chattered and laughed. I could barely hear a word. Every so often, the sound of what appeared to be a band tuning up threatened to break down even that little of my personal space. I do not need, not REQUIRE an […]

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In Photos: The Goon Sax + Cannon @ The Foundry, 15.10.2016

In Photos: The Goon Sax + Cannon @ The Foundry, 15.10.2016

The Goon Sax return to Brisbane following their European tour and play at The Foundry, with support from Cannon.

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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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In Photos: I Heart Hiroshima + Babaganouj + The Goon Sax @ The Zoo, 26.08.2016

In Photos: I Heart Hiroshima + Babaganouj + The Goon Sax @ The Zoo, 26.08.2016

I Heart Hiroshima play at The Zoo, with support from Babaganouj and The Goon Sax.

 Caspar Jacobs

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]

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In Photos: U.S. Girls + The Goon Sax @ Black Bear Lodge, 09.03.2016

In Photos: U.S. Girls + The Goon Sax @ Black Bear Lodge, 09.03.2016

U.S. Girls play a Golden Plains sideshow at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with support from The Goon Sax.

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The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

By Nick Kennedy “I want people to think about me” admits Louis Forster on the opening track of The Goon Sax’s exquisitely understated debut album Up To Anything. It’s an encapsulation for a lot of innocently arrogant feelings bubbling away within the songs that make up the album’s run time, a statement about the inherently […]

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The Best New Music, 29.02.2016

The Best New Music, 29.02.2016

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 […]

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In Photos: Laneway 2016 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 06.02.2016 – Part 1

In Photos: Laneway 2016 @ RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, 06.02.2016 – Part 1

Photos from Laneway 2016 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane of Good Boy, The Goon Sax, Ali Barter, High Tension, Banoffee, Blank Realm, East India Youth and Majical Cloudz.