NEW MUSIC: Aaron Taos – Loneliness

The idea of loneliness is explored beautifully on this track from Aaron Taos. He places the vocals right in the middle of the mix while drum machine, atmospheric guitars and other effects swirl and drift around the central vortex of the song. Taos says of the song… ‘Loneliness’ is a song I wrote when I was going through a really rough patch. I was in the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Aaron Taos – Loneliness

INTERVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

LOVE, POLITICS AND LAST DRINKS On an autumnal morning in Prague during her European tour, Cash Savage discusses the songwriting shift on her new album Good Citizens and talks with Chris Familton about the importance of her band The Last Drinks. The lead-up to the release of a new album can be a tricky period for an artist to negotiate. Some take it in their … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

NEW MUSIC: The Original Cowards – Curse Of The Commander

Here’s some searing panoramic dust storm countrified rock from The Original Cowards, a trio from Northampton, MA whose self-proclaimed influences include Dinosaur Jr., Neil Young and Crazy Horse, sacred herbs, garage and psych, fuzz, The Who, and thunder. They live up to those lofty aspirations on ‘Curse Of The Commander’, a seven minute track that rumbles, sways and lumbers along with paint-peeling solos and a … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Original Cowards – Curse Of The Commander

ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Good Citizens 

On her fourth album, Cash Savage does two things. She takes an unflinching look at Australian society and gives an intimate and evocative insight into love and desire. She does it all with her characteristic swagger and assertive tone, superbly backed by her cohorts, The Last Drinks. Better Than That is a devastating opener, honing in on the events of last year and the impact … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Good Citizens 

NEW MUSIC: Silent Feature – Stiffs And The Saints

A recently released single from Brisbane band Silent Feature. ‘Stiff And The Saints’ careens along on pop’ish hooks and some fine indie rock guitar. They’re a tougher take on the sound of The Shins, echoes of country rock bouncing off their walls… power pop too, particularly 90s glam sound that Redd Kross were mining.   Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Silent Feature – Stiffs And The Saints

ALBUM REVIEW: Roadhouses – Roadhouses

They say that it is harder to play music slowly than it is to play it fast. Things fall apart and momentum is lost. In the case of Sydney trio Roadhouses, sedated rock music is their calling card. They deal in drifting, alt-country-imbued, slowcore torch songs where heartache is just a tear away. If you got Lucinda Williams to front Spain, at the Twin Peaks … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Roadhouses – Roadhouses

LIVE REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks @ The Lansdowne, Sydney

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Blake Scott, Roadhouses @ The Lansdowne, Sydney – 23rd June, 2018 With a new album Good Citizens on the horizon and a fresh new single out in the world, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks hit Sydney with a fine pair of opening acts in tow.  Roadhouses also have new music freshly imparted to the universe and they played a typically … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks @ The Lansdowne, Sydney

INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

THE SURREAL WORLD OF KYLE CRAFT Like some kind of backcombed bird nest hairdo glam rocker from the surrealist netherworld of a bygone era, Kyle Craft burst onto the scene with his debut album Dolls Of Highland on the Sub Pop label in 2016. With a voice that resembled an over-emotive Bob Dylan or Jeff Buckley if he was raised in a carnival, Craft sounded … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunny Flynn Hugo – Walk Down

Brisbane quartet Sunny Flynn Hugo have been busy recording their self-titled debut LP across SE Queensland over the last two years and the good news is that its release will be celebrated with a launch gig at Junk Bar on Sunday June 10th. The latest single/video is ‘Walk Down’, a wistfully strummed and gently propulsive slice of windswept Americana/indie rock complete with a wonderfully lazy … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunny Flynn Hugo – Walk Down

ALBUM REVIEW: Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed

The Horizon Just Laughed comes on the back of the loosely thematic trilogy of albums he recorded with producer and musician Andrew Swift. They were psychedelic in nature though still rooted in the folk form. In contrast, this feels like a retreat from the density and experimentation, to a place of reflection and solitude. Jurado is often lumped in with songwriters like Phosphorescent, Sam Beam … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed

LIVE REVIEW: Cosmic Psychos @ Bald Faced Stag

Cosmic Psychos, Birdcloud, The Chats @ Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, April 6th 2018 Who said rock n roll is dead? The top echelon may be uninspiring but down at ground level guitar rock is still brimming with passion, humour and free-spirited energy A sold out venue and mosh-pit ready crowd greeted young upstarts The Chats. Joining the Cosmic Psychos tour from the Sunshine Coast they were like … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Cosmic Psychos @ Bald Faced Stag

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS – Spotify Mix Series

We’ve got a new series of mixes happening over on Spotify. As is our want, these are all over the show. One minute you’re in downtown LA in the 80s, next you’re off to New Orleans in the 20s before a quick jaunt to Auckland in the 1990s. Dub, post-punk, glam metal, ambient, pop, country and jazz. Anything goes. Catch up with the first three … Continue reading DOUBTFUL SOUNDS – Spotify Mix Series