2015 was a disappointing year of so many follow-up albums and anticipated new releases that just didn’t live up to expectations. 2016 may have been a terrible year in many respects, but for new music, it was a winner. Here’s a selection (in no particular order) of some of my favourite albums from the year. […]
I sat in a convivial pub the other night as around me convivial sorts chattered and laughed. I could barely hear a word. Every so often, the sound of what appeared to be a band tuning up threatened to break down even that little of my personal space. I do not need, not REQUIRE an […]
Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]
By Tom McCall The lineup for this year’s Blurst of Times Festival seems to focus heavily on hyped Triple-J acts and newly-formed rock bands from across the country. The announcement of Kirin J Callinan to share the final spot on the bill with Dune Rats was enough to drive up my excitement for the night, […]
The Blurst of Times returns to Brisbane, featuring performances from Woodboot, Deafcult, Heads of Charm, Twin Haus, The Murlocs, The Goon Sax, John Steel Singers, Waax and Kirin J Callinan.
Later than expected, the week’s Best New Music. Cutting the list down to a sensible number was a tricky task, with so many songs worth sharing but that will hopefully be able to be posted as album release dates approach. LUCIUS – Good Grief (Play It Again Sam) – Release Date: 11 March There’s something […]
Photos from Laneway 2016 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane of Good Boy, The Goon Sax, Ali Barter, High Tension, Banoffee, Blank Realm, East India Youth and Majical Cloudz.