NEW MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

Children Collide are releasing their fourth album Time Itself on August 27th and today they’ve debuted the video clip for the single ‘Man of the People’. Great guitar sound on the track too – thick and crunchy like Cobain’s distortion pedal on a desert field trip with Kyuss, playing Sabbath covers. Man of the People erupts with all the hallmarks of Children Collide – riffs that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

NEW MUSIC: Restless Leg – The World’s A Room

Restless Leg 2021. Photos by Joshua Morris As Sydney band Restless Leg prepare to release their new LP Dream Buffet on June 11th, they’ve released the video for its second single ‘The World’s A Room’, directed by Darren Cross. The opening track to the new album, the single is an infectious, hook-laden slice of jangly guitar pop, reminiscent of the heady sounds of New Zealand band … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Restless Leg – The World’s A Room

REISSUE NEWS: Jack Ladder signs to Endless Recordings, reissues Hurtsville

Endless Recordings has announced the signing of Australia’s Jack Ladder to its label roster. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of his watershed album ‘Hurtsville’, originally released on the venerated Spunk Records. Recorded in the dead of winter in a rural NSW mansion, it left behind the shuffling soul of its predecessor (the Australian Music Prize shortlisted ‘Love is Gone’) for an austere chronicle of longing and loss. Produced by Burke Reid (The … Continue reading REISSUE NEWS: Jack Ladder signs to Endless Recordings, reissues Hurtsville

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Jamie Hutchings’ Sydney Show with Mark Moldre

Jamie Hutchings is heading out on tour at the end of this month to celebrate the vinyl and digital release of his new live album King Hits and Goldfish Memories. Special guest on the tour is Mark Moldre who has also just released his new album, the critically acclaimed Fever Dreams. Both artists will guest in each others live sets plus along for the ride … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Jamie Hutchings’ Sydney Show with Mark Moldre

Doubtful Sounds Presents: The Ramalamas, Darren Cross, The Finalists @ The PBC

Hey, we’re putting on a gig! Yep, we go to so many gigs and we know a good lineup when we see one so we’re putting on a Sydney show with three great acts. There’s a personal disclaimer with this in that I play bass in The Finalists. Head to The Petersham Bowling Club on Sunday March 10th and you can catch the cosmic country, … Continue reading Doubtful Sounds Presents: The Ramalamas, Darren Cross, The Finalists @ The PBC

TOUR NEWS: Suzie Stapleton returns to Australia

Sydney-born alternative artist Suzie Stapleton is heading to Australia in March for a long awaited homecoming tour. This is Stapleton’s first time back to Oz since relocating from Melbourne to London in 2015. Over the past three years she has been captivating UK & European audiences with her electric live performances, midnight vocal, and guitar-driven noir soundscapes whilst touring with artists such as Mark Lanegan, … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: Suzie Stapleton returns to Australia

LIVE REVIEW: PIXIES @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 07.03.17

Returning for their fourth post-reunion Australian tour, Pixies have a new weapon in their arsenal in the form of last year’s album Head Carrier which saw a balanced return to their classic sound with fresh songwriting and a renewed edge. In support, The Murlocs fulfilled their obligations but a 40 minute opening slot of mid-paced bluesy garage-rock fell flat ahead of the headliners dynamic onslaught. … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: PIXIES @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 07.03.17

NEW MUSIC: The Tambourine Girls – The Tambourine Girl

The Tambourine Girls feature 3 ex-members of Sydney band Deep Sea Arcade who are now forging their own winding path through the outer reaches of garage-pop and psychedelia. They’ve just released the catchy and near-eponymous new single ‘The Tambourine Girl’, with the clip below. Recorded with producer Tim Whitten (Powderfinger, The Go-Betweens, Hoodoo Gurus), the song itself is captivating, evocative in its execution encompassing the mythology … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Tambourine Girls – The Tambourine Girl

LIVE REVIEW: Eleanor Friedberger, Noire, Georgia Mulligan @ NSC, Sydney 16/06/16

Almost until the moment the headliner stepped on-stage this threatened to be one of those gigs where punters just don’t turn up – for an artist with a relatively established fanbase and on her first solo tour with a band. Thankfully Eleanor Friedberger’s fans crept out of the woodwork at the last minute and, though the venue was only half full, they were a warm … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Eleanor Friedberger, Noire, Georgia Mulligan @ NSC, Sydney 16/06/16

TOUR NEWS: The Sonics Return To Australia

Seminal garage rock band The Sonics return to Australia this September. Last time they were here they ripped it up at the Dig It Up! festival, showing the young punks how it is done. In 2015 band released their first studio album in nearly 50 years with This Is The Sonics. Led by saxophonist Rob Lind and featuring one time Kingsmen bassist Freddie Dennis and drummer … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: The Sonics Return To Australia

LIVE IN SYDNEY: Jamie Hutchings Solo @ Camelot Lounge

Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke) is playing another of his solo, career spanning shows this Thursday at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville. The solo format of the evening is a great one where he takes a swing at prominent songs from his catalogue plus fan requests and a bit more insight into the songs than you might get at a regular gig. Camelot Lounge is … Continue reading LIVE IN SYDNEY: Jamie Hutchings Solo @ Camelot Lounge

NEWS: Rough Church Announce New Album and NZ/AU Tour

Rough Church is the moniker of Los Angeles-based musician Greg Franco and he’s releasing his new album Shhhh this month on the Auckland, NZ label Powertool Records. The other strong NZ connection is that Franco recorded the album with Tom Bell at Chick’s Hotel in Port Chalmers. He was also able to use the talents of two of the country’s most influential musicians in David Kilgour (The Clean) … Continue reading NEWS: Rough Church Announce New Album and NZ/AU Tour