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Spotlight – 49: Nosferatu D2

I’m in the clutches of a torrid lyrical love affair.

 Matt O'Neill

Spotlight (Brisbane) – 46: Re: Enactment

On first listen, Re: Enactment are the kind of act some would consider a waste of potential: a messy, inarticulate blitzkrieg of effortlessly cool punk rock and unfailingly anxious electronica. It’s like watching four square pegs fighting desperately to fit into one round hole. The hint is in the mix. Re: Enactment’s cacophonous live onslaught is […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 44: 雅だよ雅

Someone linked me to this on Facebook, thus proving that 1) I’m ridiculously easy to please and 2) My taste is way predictable. I mean, this stuff is marvellous – like the exact middle-ground between Bikini Kill and my fearsomely competent noise sweethearts Afrirampo, only not quite so. I don’t understand what’s going on here […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 43: Anna Calvi

As a Newsweek article about the Internet had it, back in 1995, “When most everyone shouts, few listen”. So I choose to longer shout, but instead link. I like to think of what I do here as part of a sorting process. Somewhere along the line I have hopefully built up a relationship with my […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 42: Velociraptor

There’s a dinosaur exhibition down the Science Museum on the Southbank: and Isaac’s favourite part of it is the video of the dinosaurs singing, “Danger, danger/Velociraptor/Danger, danger/He’s got the hook claw”. Now I have no way of ascertaining whether this song was a formative influence upon the frenzied scenes of chaos and surf rock magic […]

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Spotlight – 41: Bitch Prefect

This recommendation comes courtesy of the fine Eternal Soundcheck blog. As Matt writes, “Bitch Prefect are from Adelaide and play really nice simple pop music – Think the Clean, Velvet Underground, a bit of Half/Japanese and mix it up with the retardation that growing up in a small city town in Australia would do to […]

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Spotlight – 40: Ivy St.

Nasty, in that late 70s/2010 Melbourne way. Full of challenges and silence. Reminds me of awkward Brisbane sweethearts Kitchen’s Floor. The sort of music I would have thrashed around to, angrily, 30 years back. (Christ, I’m old.) The sort of music I might yet thrash around angrily to, if I ever manage to see this […]

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Spotlight – 39: The Art Museums

I kind of had to give a shout-out to these guys. They’ve got to be the first band in existence to name The Legend! as an influence. And they’re pretty fucking good, in that early Television Personalities (first two albums) way – with shades of Silicon Teens, The O-Levels and Sportique (plus a little Flying […]

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Spotlight – 38: Black Candy

Bangs alive, but I love Facebook sometimes. Throws up unexpected, glorious music from around the world. Speaking of which… you have checked out this blog already, right? This brings us to Black Candy – an Italian friend sent me the link a while ago, and I just checked it out. In their own words, they […]

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Spotlight – 37: The Unthanks

I’m usually extremely cynical about this sort of music, these arrangements, these voices. I mean, for starters, this is way too Jools Holland territory for me. There again, the amount of music that boogie-woogie man features on his BBC show – designer coffee-table or not – he has to get it right occasionally. Law of […]

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