EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: September 13th, 2013

The big single released this week was Reflektor, the title track to the new Arcade Fire double LP due out on October 29th and it sees the band stretching out into a more rhythm based realm. James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is all over the track with its indie disco vibe and its nod to bands like Talking Heads. I’ve got to say the first time I … Continue reading EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: September 13th, 2013

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: September 6th, 2013

This week I got to listen to a preview stream and review the new LP Dream River by the always reliable Bill Callahan. The review will be in The Music next week (and online) so I won’t give too much away other than to say it is a wonderful album, a very, very good record and a stylistic change for him in some ways yet … Continue reading EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: September 6th, 2013

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: August 30th, 2013

by Chris Familton Welcome to the inaugural Eight Days A Week column where every Friday morning I’ll round up what caught my ears and eyes over the week, what is coming up in the near future in terms of gigs, new releases, news etc. plus any other goings on in my music dominated life. This week much of the internet chatter surrounded the flatulence of … Continue reading EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: August 30th, 2013

2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

Here we are again at list time, halfway through 2013 and already there have been a swathe of great albums released. We’ve been listening to an eclectic mix of stuff as usual including dub electronica, skronking freeform saxophone, abrasive art rock, retro-leaning post punk and heartstring americana. These are the records we’ve loved the most from what we’ve heard this year. There will be others … Continue reading 2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

2012 felt like somewhat of a mixed bag of musical lollies with our favourites encompassing americana, power pop, 80s synth, indie and many shades of psychedelia. The only thing that tied them all together was the strong streak of melody that each was built on. Even in the case of someone like Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was Young’s incredible weaving of musical notes … Continue reading LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

SONIC KICKS | Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse

Matt Purcell has released a couple of great records with his band The Blessed Curse, the most recent being this year’s excellent Mathew Street that found him incorporating folk and power pop influences into his sound. Acoustic guitar and violin are prominent throughout but it is Purcell’s songwriting that really shines through with a plethora of gloriously catchy melodies tumbling forth from his songs and … Continue reading SONIC KICKS | Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse

SONG OF THE WEEK: Fugazi | Waiting Room

EVERY WEEK WE’LL BE POSTING OUR FAVOURITE SONG OF THE WEEK. THIS WON’T NECESSARILY BE A NEW RELEASE BUT RATHER A SONG WE’VE HEARD THAT HAS STUCK IN OUR HEAD AND REFUSED TO LEAVE OR IS SIMPLY ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE TRACKS. THIS WEEK – FUGAZI’S WAITING ROOM. The year was 1989 and I was on that precipice between high school and university where the … Continue reading SONG OF THE WEEK: Fugazi | Waiting Room

SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me

Ahead of the release of his long awaited debut album Breaking Hearts and Saving Souls on August 1st, Roland K Smith of Roland K Smith & the Sinners takes us through some of the albums that shaped his musical life. The band will be doing a run of dates to celebrate the release of the album, check the details at the end of this post… The first album … Continue reading SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me

2012 | Twenty First Half Favourites

We’re already half away through 2012, crazy huh? It felt like it was a slow start to the year in terms of standout album releases but slowly things have picked up pace and some (in our ears) essential purchases have emerged. Here, in no particular order are twenty LPs that have captured our attention over the last six months.   LAMBCHOP | MR. M This … Continue reading 2012 | Twenty First Half Favourites

SONG OF THE WEEK: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding | Footscray Station

* Every week we’ll be posting our favourite song of the week. This won’t necessarily be a new release but rather a song we’ve heard that has stuck in our head and refused to leave. Hopefully you’ll like it too and check out more of the artist’s music on the links we’ll include. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding | Footscray Station Adelaide native Craig Dermody formed … Continue reading SONG OF THE WEEK: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding | Footscray Station

Vote for us in the 2012 Ultrabook Pedestrian.tv Blogster Awards

We are pretty stoked to be selected as one of 20 finalists in the music category of the 2012 Ultrabook Pedestrian.tv Blogster Awards. If you like what we do then we’d love it you could take a few seconds to hit the link below and simply click on the LIKE button to register your vote for Doubtful Sounds. VOTE HERE We’ve racked up over 250,000 … Continue reading Vote for us in the 2012 Ultrabook Pedestrian.tv Blogster Awards