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ALBUM REVIEW: Eagulls | Eagulls

The curse of the ‘next big thing’ has been the downfall of many a band, particularly those coming out of the UK indie scene over the last few decades. The latest to get the media leg-up are a quintet from Leeds called Eagulls and the immediately refreshing aspect of the band is that they haven’t […]

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NEW MUSIC: 2nd single from The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project: Axels & Sockets

Glitterhouse Records are about to release the third volume of The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project where incomplete or unrecorded Pierce songs have been finished with a superb cast of singers including Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Deborah Harry, Thurston Moore, Mick Harvey and many others. Axels & Sockets is out May 2nd in USA/Europe and locally in Australia […]

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NEW MUSIC: Wovenhand | Field of Hedon

David Eugene Edwards returns with a new album titled Refractory Obdurate at the end of this month. This track, interestingly, sees him taking Wovenhand in a more rock-centric direction, harking back somewhat to his days in 16 Horsepower. Below ‘Field of Hedon’ you can also check out the track ‘Hiss’ which was released last month.  

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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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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: Eagulls | Eagulls

The curse of the ‘next big thing’ has been the downfall of many a band, particularly those coming … [Read More...]

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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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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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