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NEW MUSIC: Bad//Dreems – Cuffed & Collared

As our favourite Australian band slowly edge closer to releasing their elusive debut LP they’ve gone and done it again – released a killer single. ‘Cuffed & Collared’ possesses all the key ingredients for a Bad//Dreems song… inescapable melody, tangled and chiming guitar lines, super-tight and propulsive rhythm section and surging chorus. Sounding like The Angels […]

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NEWS: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces new solo LP

As soon as Martin Gore wound up touring duties with Depeche Mode in March 2013 he set about working on his first solo album of instrumentals. Under the name MG (following his duo release VCMG with Vince Clarke) he will release MG on April 28th via Mute. Below you can stream the track ‘Europa Hymn’ […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Infinity Broke @ Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (12/12/14)

Sounds Like Sunset have been a staple on the Sydney scene since the late 90s and like all good things they seem to just get better and better with age. Tonight they had a new bass player on board who slotted in nicely with their indie rock wall of sound. Minor amp/pedal issues threatened to […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spain – Sargent Place

Spain’s music is generally slow, swirling, soulful and hypnotic with its core sound circling itself with only minor variation. After a decade-long break Josh Haden returned with The Soul Of Spain in 2012 and now Sargent Place continues the same vibe with some psych rock explorations on the opening track and warm currents of gospel […]

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INTERVIEW: Father John Misty – Waking From The Intellectual Dream

The transformative effects of romance, intimacy and self-acceptance form the backbone of Josh Tillman’s second album under the moniker Father John Misty. From his home in New Orleans Tillman looks back with Chris Familton on the two years it took to write and record I Love You Honeybear. “I think I have some clarity in […]

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NEW MUSIC: The Black Ryder – Let Me Be Your Light

The Black Ryder seemed to disappear into a hazy abyss of anonymity a few years ago. The reality was a relationship dissolution between Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper and a relocation to Los Angeles. Surprisingly and thankfully for fans of their debut LP Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride they realised and valued the musical […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Jamie Hutchings, Buddy Glass @ Camelot Lounge, Sydney (05/02/15)

Buddy Glass is the stage name for Bruno Brayovic (Peabody) in his solo guise. With a recently released debut under his belt he took the audience on a journey through those songs, stripped back to just his voice and acoustic guitar. There were flashes of the wit and venom often seen with Peabody but for […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun

Making use of a limited palette of instruments and ideas is an approach that has tripped up many a musician as they’ve endeavoured to get to the core of their creativity and cut out any frills and fireworks. Both Moon Duo and singer/guitarist Ripley Johnson’s other band Wooden Shjips have always attempted to do just […]

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VIDEO: Donny Benét feat. Kirin J. Callinan – The Edge

Carrying on the audio visual brilliance of videos and tracks from Donny Benét’s excellent 2014 LP Weekend At Donny’s is the new clip for the track ‘The Edge’, featuring the Dave Gahan meets Andrew Eldritch vocals of local legend Kirin J. Callinan. And to think this pair was passed over to represent Australia at Eurovision. The […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

After a handful of stark solo folk albums Josh Tillman quit his day job as drummer for Fleet Foxes and re-emerged as Father John Misty with a new sound that was bursting with dramatic pop songs and kaleidoscopic lyrical images. It now seems that on Fear Fun Tillman was only warming up as I Love […]

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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spain – Sargent Place

Spain’s music is generally slow, swirling, soulful and hypnotic with its core sound circling itself … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun

Making use of a limited palette of instruments and ideas is an approach that has tripped up many a … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

After a handful of stark solo folk albums Josh Tillman quit his day job as drummer for Fleet Foxes … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Trust Punks – Discipline

Aucklanders Trust Punks have carved themselves a healthy reputation over the last couple of years … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

Few bands know when to call it quits, the good ones calling time when they are still a potent … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy

Twenty-six years into the long and winding career of the Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan has traveled … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Thee Rum Coves – Thee Rum Coves

This self-titled debut finds Auckland-based Thee Rum Coves continuing the strong lineage of garage … [Read More...]

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DS 40 Favourite Albums of 2014

Another bumper year of music eases to a close with pretty much all the year's albums now released. … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Father John Misty – Waking From The Intellectual Dream

The transformative effects of romance, intimacy and self-acceptance form the backbone of Josh Tillman’s second album under the moniker Father John Misty. From his home in New Orleans Tillman looks back with Chris Familton on the two years it took to write and record I Love You Honeybear. “I think I have some clarity in […]

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INTERVIEW: Philip Selway

As Radiohead prepare to start work on their ninth studio album, Philip Selway is quietly enthusiastic as he talks to CHRIS FAMILTON about the writing and recording process of his second solo album, scoring for contemporary dance and pauses to reflect on nearly thirty years as a member of the Oxford quartet. Philip Selway first […]

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INTERVIEW: Blank Realm

Blank Realm received widespread critical acclaim for this year’s Grassed Inn album and with that momentum they were able to travel to Europe for the first time, playing a range of shows from intimate clubs to massive festival stages. Ahead of venturing down the highway from Brisbane to play The Blurst Of Times festival at […]

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