Part 2/2 from Brisbane’s Blurst of Time 2017, featuring Jarrow, Rackett, Horror My Friend, Jack River, The Creases and Royal Headache.
Opening The Blurst of Times’ fourth iteration at The Foundry is an exceptionally powerful performance from Brisbane’s 100%. Melding synth pop to harder-edged industrial dance, the trio revamps some of the bleak allure of early ‘80s new romanticism. Casting a commanding stage presence, band leader Lena Molnar croons and smoulders between sudden moments of elevation. […]
Above: Deafcult at the Crowbar. Photo taken by Justin Edwards. Every press outlet outside of Australia will try and tell you folk (I’m from Georgia in the US of A, remember) that Tame Impala carried your torch this year in the indie charts. But who needs those fuckers, eh? I imagine they course through your […]
I do not know how you have managed to survive without me. Put a brave face on it? Good on you. That is the spirit. No time for words. Just flagrant misrepresentation. I remain surprised that men consider themselves qualified enough to make music, the way the penis gets in the way of the fretboard. I was […]
Future music fans will look back on this era and wonder what our fucking problem was. By then all the derivative filler & trustfund-funded garbage clogging up our ears will have disappeared and only the great stuff will be left. There’s so much of it, an embarrassment of riches compared to, say, 1995, or […]
I ain’t sayin’ we’re always first. In fact, I know damn well that quite often I’m around three years late. I’m just sayin’ that it’s nice to know that some people have been turned on to some great music via this site. Cheers. 1. Tunabunny WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE MY FRIENDS? WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE […]
A quote from Viv Albertine to start us, perhaps. “I want boys to come and see us play and think ‘I want to be part of that’. Not ‘They’re pretty’ or ‘I want to fuck them’ but ‘I want to be in that gang, in that band’. I want boys to want to be us…” […]
Couldn’t Be Better is so disinterested in any reality I’ve ever experienced that it’s impossible to connect.
Why do music fans have to be so reductionist. Does everyone HAVE to think the same way?