NEW MUSIC: Anna Calvi & David Byrne | Strange Weather

Anna Calvi and David Byrne get all mysterious and moody in this new duet covering Keren Ann’s song ‘Strange Weather’. The song appears on Calvi’s new cover EP of the the same name due out on Domino 14.07.14. David Byrne said the following on working with Anna: ‘I’m a big fan of Anna’s two records… and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Anna Calvi & David Byrne | Strange Weather

ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Calvi | One Breath

Anna Calvi’s debut album in 2011 marked her as a bold and confident songwriter that was matched by her exceptional voice and guitar playing. Two years later we have One Breath, a record that finds her retaining the dramatic and virtuosic elements of her music but also expanding its sonic scope by experimenting with new sounds and song structures. Eliza is an early standout with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Calvi | One Breath

FEATURE: Girls Aloud

In the last five years an increasing number of female artists have been making themselves heard above the generic indie clatter. Many of them have stepped away from the softer folk leanings of artists like Feist and Cat Power and established a stronger, more assertive aural template. In the electronic realm the likes of Austra, Fever Ray and Zola Jesus are creating dark electronic pop … Continue reading FEATURE: Girls Aloud

NEWS: Laneway Festival sideshows announced…

They’ve been coming thick and fast all morning so here is a summary of the Laneway sideshows. As per usual there are the horrible clashes like The Horrors and Girls playing the same night as well as Yuck/EMA, M83 and Austra all on the same night in Sydney… GIRLS Thursday, 2nd February 2012 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Wednesday, 8th February 2012 – Corner Hotel, … Continue reading NEWS: Laneway Festival sideshows announced…

NEWS: Laneway Festival 2012 line-up announced…

Laneway today announced its line-up for the 2012 event and it’s a damn impressive one. Sure there are the buzz bands of the moment like Washed Out and Active Child who don’t don’t really measure up to the hype tossed their way but the list of bands promises to be one of the best that Laneway has hosted to date. Note to organisers – make … Continue reading NEWS: Laneway Festival 2012 line-up announced…

INTERVIEW: Anna Calvi

A TELECASTER-WIELDING SONGSTRESS ANNOUNCES HER ARRIVAL WITH AN ALBUM SOAKED IN CRITICAL ACCLAIM. CHRIS FAMILTON INTRODUCES US TO ANNA CALVI. Anna Calvi isn’t a name that many here in Australia may be familiar with but in Europe her debut self-titled album has received widespread acclaim and the tag of one the most promising new artists to emerge in recent times. Calvi indeed possesses a voice … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Anna Calvi

ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Calvi | Anna Calvi

written by Chris Familton It is rare these days that a debut album comes along that pricks up the ears and makes you stop what you are doing and take a closer listen. Sure there are heaps of great first time releases coming out all the time but they usually fit into ‘flavour of the month’ boxes or have been hyped so we already know … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Calvi | Anna Calvi