Let’s get it over and done with – 2020 hasn’t been a great year. Thank goodness for all the musicians of the world who’ve kept making music throughout this unspeakable pandemic. As most couldn’t travel and haven’t been allowed to play live, at least technology has enabled digital recording and sharing, and live streaming performances. […]
Nearly half a century on, punk rock has been made palatable in some ways, through its inevitable dilution with pop, but Perth’s Cold Meat are a band who don’t wish their punk rock to be palatable for you, just as their name doesn’t bring to mind a palatable image – based, as it were, on […]
After moving from New Zealand to Melbourne in the early 2000s, Jess Cornelius found fame through Teeth & Tongue, the band she formed in 2007. After releasing four critically acclaimed albums, Monobasic (2008), Tambourine (2011), Grids (2014) and Give Up on Your Health (2016), they disbanded in 2017, with Cornelius starting to release music under […]
Listen to the introduction of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’. The loose chatter, the casual clinking glasses. It feels like a party. The sound effects continue throughout the song, acting like any other instrument to put across a feeling of happiness and joy, of something bright and something fun. The Beach […]
Sleaford Mods play a Golden Plains sideshow in Brisbane at Triffid, with support from Soot and The Chats DJ set.
I promised myself I would never do this. Never, ever. I just had no interest. Absolutely none. And it wasn’t just that, it was more. There was always something unsavoury about the whole thing. Why did I feel like this? Queen were the band of my youth, from start to finish, from 1980s Flash soundtrack […]
Bill Callahan plays a headline show at the Tivoli in Brisbane in support of his 2019 album, Shepherd In Sheepskin Vest, supported by Xylouris White.
The thing that’s really impressive about Hot Chip is the depths to which they can plumb their own sound. You go to their show – perhaps on a chilly March evening at The Forum in Melbourne – expecting a multitude of things. Maybe a detached Kraftwerk-esque display; perhaps a glorified DJ set, or possibly poppier […]
Julia Jacklin @ Nine Lives Festival by Bianca Holderness It’s a cool Friday night, the penultimate day of summer, out on the lawn at Melbourne Zoo. As usual for Zoo Twilights, it’s packed with folk of all ages, relaxing with a beer or a pink gin with mates and family, waiting to hear some great […]