It’s a most welcome cliché, this sound. An always welcome cliché round these parts.
Through my job, I’ve seen more gourmet cakes in six months than in my 25 years of admiring cakes. The real luxury in these confections usually isn’t the cake itself, but the two-inch glove of gummy fondant frosting, often curled into pink ribbons atop the solid white base. Now, most guests just can’t handle that […]
I like J. His laconic humour, his even more laconic guitar solos. I didn’t know he was playing until I saw some grunge types outside the Zoo, struggling their way through the cyclone-building rain. My first car park spot I vacated after spotting the sign that read “temporarily closed because of potential flooding due to […]
Screengrab image via Blend42 Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention. One of my biggest regrets as far as the Brisbane music scene goes is that I never got to see Go Violets. I was forever writing their shows in my diary and missing them never mattered until they went […]
Laneway rolls into Brisbane this weekend. Traditionally (or at least in recent years), it’s been the first stop in Australia (after Singapore and New Zealand) but this time it’s been relegated to the last weekend. I don’t really envy everyone playing in Brisbane on Saturday (sunny and 33 degrees Celsius forecast) and then having to […]
I have no idea if they’ll remain this good the whole time the four ladies, the two ladies, are together. It seems near unbelievable they could be. But there again, there’s Kim Deal. If you don’t get this video on any level, if you do not understand this music just one nano-second of a nano-second, if you do […]
This one has a little of ace unforgotten post-Riot Grrrl 90s U.K. indie band Prolapse about its intro before lapsing into full-on pop. It reminds me of former Brisbane sweethearts The Go Violets in its shouty melody, but that’s natural. Enthusiasm over ability, any day. Actually, my bad. Prolapse were way more shouty and turbulant […]
Here it is in a nutshell (or some similar badly used metaphor). 2013 was an amazing year for music, possibly the greatest yet. I was listening to so much and writing about so much and… well, wow. It was incredible. 2014, on the other hand, is such a rubbish year for music… now that I’m […]