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NEW MUSIC: Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists (video)

Mogwai are sneaking a new EP Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. out before the end of the year with a trio of previously unreleased songs that came from the same sessions as their Rave Tapes LP plus remixes of three Rave Tapes tracks by Blanck Mass, Nils Frahm and Pye Corner Audio. ‘Teenage Exorcists’ is […]

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NEW MUSIC: Desperate Journalist – Control

Here’s a great new track from London quartet Desperate Journalist that sounds like The Smiths jousting with Life Without Buildings. ‘Control’ has a real rush and urgency to it, nervous energy that converts to grandeur in the choruses. Play it and then play it again…

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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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NEWS: J MASCIS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR

Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis has announced a full run of dates across Australia and New Zealand next February on the back of his album Tied To A Star. Read our review HERE Tour Dates Melbourne @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Friday 13 February 2015 – Tickets $44.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita www.melbournerecital.com.au, Adelaide @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Saturday 14 February 2015 […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Donny Benét, You Beauty @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (10/10/14)

  You Beauty released their rugby league-themed album Jersey Flegg earlier this year and it slowly but surely garnered attention leading to its imminent vinyl pressing. Their opening set showed they can nail the sound of the album in a live context with chorused guitar picking out lazy hooks and the rhythm section hitting a […]

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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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NEW MUSIC: Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band | The Ballad of Freer Hollow

Guitarist Chris Forsyth widened his audience considerably last year with his album Solar Motel and now, with the band he formed to perform that album live, he has a new record Intensity Ghost which came out last week on No Quarter. Here’s the 11 minute epic opening track from it called ‘The Ballad of Freer Hollow’. […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tweedy – Sukierae

It’s quite surprising that this is Jeff Tweedy’s first solo album given the extent of his career as frontman and principle songwriter with Wilco. Most would have expected him to develop a solo career on the side. He’s always shown an openness to collaborate (Loose Fur, Neil Finn) and he’s played plenty of solo shows […]

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NEW MUSIC: Sarah Belkner – With You (video)

Sarah Belkner has completed her transition from her previous incarnation as Miss Little. Now recording under her own name the New Zealander (based in Sydney for the last 7 years) has released the clip for the first single ‘With You’ from her forthcoming album – the recipient of an Australian Council Of The Arts New Work Grant […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jep and Dep – Word Got Out

Writing and recording widescreen and cinematic music, where mood and atmosphere is paramount, and conveying it with minimal instrumentation shows both great restraint and ambition. That is exactly the musical world that Jessica Cassar and Darren Cross (Gerling) have created on their debut album Word Got Out. The cover image of the pair stepping out […]

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Album Reviews

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tweedy – Sukierae

It’s quite surprising that this is Jeff Tweedy’s first solo album given the extent of his career as … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jep and Dep – Word Got Out

Writing and recording widescreen and cinematic music, where mood and atmosphere is paramount, and … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis – Tied To A Star

If you exclude his solo live album and those with The Fog it took until 2011 for Dinosaur Jr’s J … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Datsuns – Deep Sleep

The Datsuns first hit the hard rock scene like like a lit firecracker back in 2002 and now on their … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Johnny Marr – Playland

Johnny Marr certainly hasn’t wasted time with his second solo album. When he toured Australia in … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Laura Jean – Laura Jean

On her fourth album Melbourne’s Laura Jean decamped to Bristol, UK to work with producer John Parish … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Step-Panther – Strange But Nice

Step-Panther’s debut self-titled album was a mixed bag that pegged them as a band still finding … [Read More...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Earth – Primitive and Deadly

In 2005, out of the ashes of Earth’s first phase of existence as a band immersed in heavy metallic … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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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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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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