Why do music fans have to be so reductionist. Does everyone HAVE to think the same way?
Regret and defiance and wit will only get you so far. As will the melancholy blues, baby.
I got the impression the AMP was supposed to cover ALL forms of music, not just indie. Isn’t Australia known for its hip-hop? Its hardcore?
These four guys make sweaty and sexy rock with a chorus line aimed directly at your loins. When they push it into the red – as on the album’s opener ‘Unfair Enough’ – it’s barbarous in the way Die Haut used to be. On the flipside, euphoria comes with that release-only distortion pushed hard through […]
Day three of my tribute to being Australian, and no surprise here. I’m aware that I’ve only seen The Drones perform twice, maybe three times, since being here – but man. This band have absolutely blown my head apart. It’s never struck me as that difficult to get rock – it’s always seemed mind-bogglingly simple […]
And so it continues… I was tempted to make this installment Brisbane-centric but realised it would lose me the three friends I have left remaining. Joker’s Daughter – The Last Laugh Post- (what’s that damn word again) folktronic music for folk who think that sculpting jellies is an art form. Not half as cute as […]
I’ll be blunt here. These guys praised me, so I thought I’d check their shit out. Seems like I’ve been yearning for a little of this recently. My iTunes has been flickering between Pissed Jeans and Wavves, Crocodiles, recs of the flesh, Melbourne’s Witch Hats (who are Australia’s greatest rock band when The Drones are […]
Occasionally, I wonder if I stopped off in the wrong city. It’d be nice to travel down to Northcote or Collingwood of an evening and be able to catch a sprawling set of often instrumental music from Beaches: music that touches on much of what I enjoy (Krautrock, 60s garage, beach parties, Sonic Youth, 1980 […]