REVIEW: Simon Carter @ The Annandale, Sydney 05/08/10

written by Chris Familton Simon Carter’s debut solo album The Black Book Of The Universe has been out for a couple of months now so fans have had some time to get their heads around his new sound. As a result the small but appreciative crowd at The Annandale rose and fell with Carter’s bold and beautiful new direction into americana-tinged indie with more than … Continue reading REVIEW: Simon Carter @ The Annandale, Sydney 05/08/10

REVIEW: THE CHECKS @ Annandale, Sydney (22/04/10)

New Zealand’s The Checks have had a pretty eventful 8 years together with Ian Broudie producing their debut album touring with R.E.M and The Hives and opening for Oasis. For a group of guys still in their early 20s they’ve already achieved more than most will in an entire career. It was surprising they were only playing to a mid-sized audience at the Annandale on … Continue reading REVIEW: THE CHECKS @ Annandale, Sydney (22/04/10)

REVIEW: THE DRONES @ The Annandale, Sydney 04/03/10

The Drones are apparently about to knuckle down and bury themselves in the recording of a new record so this mini tour of Melbourne and Sydney was a great chance to see them before their set list changes and a new raft of epic tales and guitar maelstrom is added to their songbook. The Annandale has always been a great place to experience The Drones … Continue reading REVIEW: THE DRONES @ The Annandale, Sydney 04/03/10

REVIEW: SHIHAD @ The Annandale, Sydney (18/09/09)

Shihad have been fully committed to ‘rock’ for 21 years and over that time they have had their fair share of ups and downs with the death of their manager Gerald Dwyer during  1995s Big Day Out tour and the ill fated name change to Pacifier in a bid for more commercial success. 2009 sees an interesting time for the band with a new album … Continue reading REVIEW: SHIHAD @ The Annandale, Sydney (18/09/09)

REVIEW: JACK LADDER @ The Annandale Hotel (28/06/09)

Written for FasterLouder. Thanks to Antony McDonald for some great photos. Sunday night gigs at the Annandale are a great way to start the new week. Seeing three bands and being home by 10pm is a pretty good night out and Jack Ladder even made the tongue-in-cheek comment about not leaving the stage before the encore to save time so we could catch the end … Continue reading REVIEW: JACK LADDER @ The Annandale Hotel (28/06/09)

LIVE REVIEW: JAMIE HUTCHINGS @ Annandale 16/11/08

The host of the evening’s entertainment was the prolific Jamie Hutchings and his Imaginary Choir who form the bulk of the current musicians behind Hutchings’ solo work.  As the heart and soul of Bluebottle Kiss he has released 6 albums, all of a consistently high standard, plus numerous EPs and singles.  His first solo record, The Golden Coach, received positive reviews and showcased the less … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: JAMIE HUTCHINGS @ Annandale 16/11/08

NEWS: JAMIE HUTCHINGS NEW E.P

Jamie Hutchings of Bluebottle Kiss fame is releasing a new e.p today.  This comes ahead of the release of his new solo record ‘His Imaginary Choir’ which is due out early in 2009. The ‘After the Flood’  e.p is available from http://www.trashthestage.com for only $10, through itunes and on the shelves at Red Eye Records as well. It’s a six track e.p with five tracks … Continue reading NEWS: JAMIE HUTCHINGS NEW E.P