For when words are pointless.
If you want to be immortal, have them play Dirty Three at your funeral.
Imagine a German Dirty Three. Of if you’re feeling cynical, imagine a 10-year-old boy pretending to be a monster, stomping all over Tokyo in a nuclear-induced haze.
If ‘Best Albums of the Year’ lists serve any good purpose, it’s to point out a few albums that went completely under my radar in the last 12 months (or more like 9 months given how early they come out these days). In at Number 43 with a bullet in The Guardian’s Best Albums of […]
It’s been a year this week since I started working from home. Last week was the one year anniversary of the last time I went out and saw live music, with the Sleaford Mods show at Triffid. I think by then the following night’s Pixies show had already been cancelled as everyone ran for cover […]
Formed by members of old Collapse Board favourites, Golden Grrrls, Shopping and Trash Kit, we were always going find it hard not to love Sacred Paws. The duo – guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rogers – released their debut album, Strike A Match to widespread acclaim in 2017, culminating with it winning Scottish Album […]
By Ben Snaath Tonight we’re at the first in a series of GOMA Up Late concerts for the “Curious Affection” show by Patricia Piccinini. (“Our” Patricia?). We’ve come to see Xylouris White and Amaya Laucirica. The cost is $20. On entry I get a mixed, slightly strained vibe. An art gallery transforming into a classy […]
The San Sebastian’s debut album, Alive on the Black Sea, is an intriguing debut for Adelaide brothers, Dan and Joel Crannitch. If you were a fan of Sydney’s 78 SAAB in the early 2000s, or love other alt-country rock bands such as The Decemberists or Band of Horses, you might care to have a listen […]
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 […]
For a writer, the first step in any work is to earn the reader’s trust. Never mind clever wordplay, reliable narrators, action-packed plots, or even correct grammar – inherent in good prose is the promise of discovery. A fact, a feeling, a revelation, anything that the reader didn’t have from the start. We bury the […]