Dum Dum Girls had a massive year — the Coke Zero of the indie world. You know, same taste as the original formula but not as filling.
“Mumford & Sons’ singular importance in rock’s current moment cannot be underestimated,” is not a sentence I ever imagined I’d read.
Mumford & Sons playing the White House is the embodiment of the cultural logic of this Tory-led administration, and of British capitalism in general. Musicians are no longer the minstrels the ruling class hire for the occasion. These days they recruit their own. It’s safer that way.
Witness, and pay tribute at the throne of the One, the Only, the True Word.
They really don’t write ‘em like this anymore.
It’s like writing a hit on toilet behaviour; it happens but we don’t have to make a song or dance about it.
Congratulations to Temper Trap, winners of Most Popular Australian Single. A single so popular that it’s won the award two whole years after it was released
Paul Donoughue (aka the man behind indie-folk ‘band’ BigStrongBrute) is a son of a bitch. He makes things look so easy. First off, he was part of the great band Tragic/Athletic, a band that started out as a snot-nosed noise-punk band seemingly highly indebted to Turnpike (no bad thing) before maturing into something much more […]