I was always planning to get tickets to see Lorde on this current tour. The tipping point that got me into acting on my intentions was seeing the broadcast of her amazing Glastonbury set online. For this festival appearance she performed in front of a shipping container-sized glass box that filled with dry ice and […]
Please, no more words. Just incredible. Ah, never mind. Maybe it might be interesting to reproduce some of the commentary on Facebook around a link to this post. Many people seem to take issue with my taste here. Everett True Steve Gullick, you heard this? 8 hrs · Like Steve Five “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” – […]
Words: Sophie Blackhall-Cain Photos: Reuben Beer For the first time in recent memory, Laneway’s line up this year failed to grab me. Megastars Lorde and HAIM made the relatively low ticket price seem worth it, but I was dubious as to whether each of the acts could pull off strong performances. So it was with […]
We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.
In its obsessions with identity, fantasy v. reality, the feeling of being watched, it couldn’t be more of its time.
By Alexis Late A lot of well-worshipped musicians tend to have a web of mythology encompassing them. Sometimes it’s created by scandal loving press and is, not surprisingly, flawed or exaggerated; sometimes it’s unearthed by fans through intimate obsession, or woven by the artists themselves, as they make their manifestos public. The Libertines were a […]
I wrote a tribute to a man I never met – Daevid Allen from Gong/Soft Machine. I tried to make it as honest and true to life (which means injecting humour) as I could. I spoke to my close friend Mike Howlett first, as he’s played bass in Gong for three zillion years. I tried […]
I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]
Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?
Earlier today, Lee posted an interesting review of the Klara Lewis EP in which she posited (among several other points) that Collapse Board helps propagate the stereotype of women needing men to write and produce their stuff. (If you haven’t read the review yet, I recommend you do. Otherwise a fair amount of this will be […]