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TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Amazing Snakeheads | Here It Comes Again

The Amazing Snakeheads are making waves and garnering great reviews with the debut LP Amphetamine Ballads which was released locally in Australia last week. Coming across like the wayward stepsons of Gun Club, Jesus Lizard and Nick Cave circa Birthday Party and Grinderman, the Scottish trio take rock n roll, blues and swamp punk back to […]

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NEW MUSIC: Boris | Quicksilver (from forthcoming new LP Noise)

Boris are an incredible band who fuse, distort, bend and blend metal, psych, noise, punk and drone into one definitive sound. Live they are pummelling and hypnotic, on record they can be frustratingly indulgent or thrillingly visceral. ‘Quicksilver’ is the first taste of their new LP Noise which comes out on June 17th via Sargent House. […]

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NEW MUSIC: Bad//Dreems | Dumb Ideas

Bad//Dreems have nailed yet another great single with their new Mark Opitz (Angels, Rose Tattoo, Australian Crawl, Jimmy Barnes,INXS) produced single Dumb Ideas. Quiet/loud dynamics, raw vocals and slashing punk rock guitar abound. See them on their upcoming tour and grab the single on 7″. It’s officially out April 14th. 17th May – Exeter Hotel, […]

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VIDEO: Warpaint | Disco//Very + Keep It Healthy

Warpaint have just released two clips in one for the songs Disco//Very and Keep It Healthy, from their recent self-titled LP. You can watch the quartet larking about and cutting some fine moves down a deserted street before the skaters take over for some night riding.

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LIVE IN SYDNEY: Donny Benet Showband @ Goodgod Small Club

After slaying ‘em at the Sydney Festival earlier this year Mr Benet returns this Friday (April 11th) at Goodgod Small Club with the Donny Benet Showband featuring special guests Jack Ladder and SPOD. Get down there for 2 sets from 8pm. Facebook event

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NEW MUSIC: Fennesz | Static Kings

Christian Fennesz has been merging electronica and guitars for years now, making both seem inseparable in his world, the latter often unrecognisable. Now he’s returning to the Mego label where he released what many consider his finest album Endless Summer (My personal favourite is still Venice) in 2001. On April 29th he’ll unveil his new record Bécs. Here’s […]

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NEW MUSIC: Show Me Where It Hurts

Auckland, NZ duo Show Me Where It Hurts are next week officially releasing their debut single ‘Show Me Where It Hurts’ at Lucha Lounge on Friday April 4th with support from Betty Loves Elvis. After a couple of years of demos, studio recordings (at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios) and live shows (including a support slot […]

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NEW MUSIC: Popstrangers | Country Kills

New Zealand expats now based in the UK, Popstrangers already have a new album in the can and ready for release on May 27th via Carpark Records. Fortuna follows their excellent Antipodes LP, my favourite NZ album of 2013. ‘Country Kills’ is a tad less noisy and chaotic than their debut yet it still possesses […]

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NEW MUSIC: Amen Dunes | Lonely Richard

Amen Dunes have a new album called Love coming out on Sacred Bones Records On May 13th. Damon McMahon, the main guy behind Amen Dunes, recorded Love in Montreal with Dave Bryant and Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. In addition to recording the sessions that McMahon produced, members of Godspeed also played on […]

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Greta Mob | Gypsy Town (Revisited) Feat. Spencer P Jones

After releasing Let the Sunburnt Country Burn in 2013, Sydney band Greta Mob haven’t wasted time in getting new music out on the streets with their new EP Gyspy Town due Friday March 28th. The title track (a re-working of the song that appeared on their debut album) features Spencer P. Jones (The Johnnys, Beasts of Bourbon etc) […]

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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wild Beasts | Present Tense

Wild Beasts have been on something of an evolutionary arc with each album showcasing their … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Finn | Dizzy Heights

Neil Finn is an artist who is always searching for and experimenting with new ways to satisfy his … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wooden Shjips | Back To Land

Wooden Shjips have been mining the same rich vein of droning, psychedelic space rock over three … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: T54 | In Brush Park

Noisy psych guitar pop is in abundance in New Zealand at the moment and the cream of the crop like … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Surf City | We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This

Three years after their debut album, Surf City return with another batch of songs that maintain the … [Read More...]

ALBUM REVIEW: The Ape | The Ape

Tex Perkins sure knows how to draw a gang of musicians together for each new band and project he … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Live From KCRW

This is Cave and cohorts fourth live album, capturing them at in interesting junction in their … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Translations | The Bright Door

J Walker returns with a new collection of dreamy and inventive songs that simultaneously serenade … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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SONIC KICKS: Greta Mob

Sydney’s Greta Mob are picking up some great gigs at the moment (Beasts of Bourbon) and building some buzz around their music which is built on a visceral mix of Australian swamp rock and dirty post punk blues. We recently caught up with drummer Luke Millar who plugged in the memory card for Sonic Kicks […]

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INTERVIEW: The Antithesis of Escapism – Kirin J Callinan

It’s a busy time for Sydney’s Kirin J Callinan as he prepares to release his debut album embark on an American tour supporting Ariel Pink. From the streets of New York he gives Chris Familton an insight into his emergence as a solo artist. Not long into our conversation Kirin J Callinan pauses before painting, […]

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INTERVIEW: The Black Seeds

THE BLACK SEEDS ARE CELEBRATING FIFTEEN YEARS TOGETHER AND ON THE EVE OF ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN VISIT VOCALIST DANIEL WEETMAN SPOKE WITH CHRIS FAMILTON ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE BAND. Maintaining and indeed growing an international profile can be a tricky exercise for bands from the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of touring and […]

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