In the run-up to the end of 2016, there we all were in the Collapse Board contributor’s forum discussing the worst music of the year. Consensus was being reached reasonably easily as the same names kept cropping up, when we suddenly found that we’d been beaten to the punch by triple j of all people, […]
So The Rubens won this year’s Hottest 100 with another slice of triple j-approved beige rock. Back in 2013 I had the bad misfortune to see the band play at the Brisbane leg of the Laneway festival. This is what I wrote. The Rubens are easily the worst band of the day, a country mile […]
E^ST plays at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, with support from Golden Vessel and Mid Ayr.
Wow. I don’t know which is worse. The idea of Daniel Johns (the Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at a triple j party, the actuality of Daniel Johns (the whiny, wallpaper, Chris Martin soundalike guy from national embarrassment Silverchair) covering ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with harp and […]
Justin Edwards: If I remember correctly, The Preatures’ “Is This How You Feel?” was the most played song last year on triple j, as well as coming in at No. 9 in the Hottest 100. It was a song that I never really thought much of either way. Now they have a new song and […]
Everett True details what he did tonight instead of watching rambunctious drunken Brisbane types DZ Deathrays. I cursed this fucking dry cough that means I won’t get a proper night’s sleep for the fourth night in a row. I drank water from a bottle – tap water. I played Stick Cricket, and cursed my eyes. I […]
I applied for a job at triple j recently.
About a year ago, at a drinks function at my workplace, a young buck who styled himself as an urbane inner city ladies man was steadily plying himself with complimentary refreshments and gilding his self-impression as master of the domain. I let my guard down and wound up in a circle with the young master, […]
ABC's youth radio station Triple J has contributed to the success of many local media outlets but has it become so influential that it's led to the homogenisation of Australian music websites?
As the editor of a popular Australian music website, the articles he publishes have garnered hundreds, maybe even thousands of page hits. When he created a new website recently, he was eager to see it equal or better his past successes. So he doctored his content to specifically feature the acts played on ABC’s popular […]
I hope at least 34% of the people attending get laid by someone unexpected.