Taking time out from rehearsals for a live TV performance – “I can’t tell you what the program is as we’ve signed a form that says we can’t tell anyone” – Collapse Board talks to Mogwai’s Barry Burns about the band’s latest album, the score to the sci-fi/crime drama, KIN, and some of the other soundtracks they have been involved in.
Looking back at growing up in the UK in the 1970s and talking about it with others who went through it, there’s a sense of a shared generational trauma, one that was beamed straight into your lounge room every day through the TV. From watching Doctor Who from behind the sofa, to creepy TV show […]
They wanted to make a pop record for fun, and yep, that’s what they’ve done. Phantastic Ferniture’s self-titled debut album gets the tick for ‘pop’ and ‘fun’, but not in that sickly boy-band/girl-band formulaic kind of way. It’s much more cool. There’s something that evokes the 80s for me, but the more I listen, the […]
Courtney Barnett plays at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with support from East Brunswick All Girls Choir.
Part 2/2 of photos from Sonic Masala Fest at Greenslopes Bowls Club, featuring Mod Con, Time For Dreams, Deafcult, Orlando Furious, Nova Scotia, TV Haze and Harmony.
Cold Fish are from Brisbane. Their new 4-track is a sludger, searing riffs and a whole lot of venom. A kind of dirty blues, albeit dragged through an underground silt then rubbed a little clean. The man who sings is not a happy one but if you’re feeling the magnetism then neither probably are you. […]
When Harriette Pilbeam released her first single something happened. Nestled in out-of-the-way Brisbane, ‘Try’ caught ears. More than a few were in far-off places. From here Hatchie built a natural kind of momentum. An excitement that can’t be spun. The kind of feeling all the well-connected management or pre-existent reputation can’t buy. Here, tonight, Harriette’s […]
Jaala play a show at The Foundry in Brisbane to launch their Joonya Spirit album, with support from Moreton.
“Shame the prick! Shame that motherfucker right there!” Shannon Noll bursts into a tirade at his Duck Creek concert. He’s angry. With good cause. One of the crowd, a heckler, has hurled something at him onstage. “Whoever that was come up here!” The crowd quickly identifies the assailant. A “fuckhead in a tie.” Shannon continues […]
Gooch Palms and Cable Ties play an Up Late show at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.
“This band cannot accept even the slightest possibility of fault.”
Well, that’s it. Sticky Fingers have withdrawn from what feels like the last Australian festival that will have them. But for a second there – following our last article – things were looking up. In March the band had returned from a long hiatus. They claimed to have been coming to terms with drug addiction […]