NEW MUSIC: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything (2017)

The indie rock matchup of 2017 has finally revealed the first single and video with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile releasing their new song ‘Over Everything’. It’s a stunning black and white video too, with swapped lip-syncing and some amazing scenery. The album Lotta Sea Lice will be released on 13th October via Milk! / Matador and they’ve also roped in colleagues such as Mick Turner and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything (2017)

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

2013 was a pretty strong year for music. From the established artists hitting their late-period straps to newcomers breathing new life into old forms, it felt like a year where a whole range of styles rose to the top. There were plenty of surprises with new albums appearing out of the blue from Bowie and MBV and also irritating marketing campaigns that felt like they … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Kurt Vile | Wakin On A Pretty Daze

by Chris Familton Kurt Vile’s last LP Smoke Ring For My Halo made good all the promise he had showed in flashes on his earlier albums and so, with expectation hanging heavy in the air he has gone and taken that template, tightened its sound and expanded its possibilities on the superb 69 minute Wakin On A Pretty Daze. Ten minute opener Wakin On A … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Kurt Vile | Wakin On A Pretty Daze

NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up announced…

It is the 21st anniversary of the festival and this year on 9-11th December it’ll feature Grinderman playing during a lunar eclipse – what the? GRINDERMAN  *  CUT/COPY  *  KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS  *  MUDHONEY  *  ICEHOUSE  *  GANG GANG DANCE  *  EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY  *  LADYHAWKE  *  BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS  *  OFF!  *  ADALITA  *  FUTURE OF THE LEFT  … Continue reading NEWS: Meredith Music Festival line-up announced…

NEWS: KURT VILE releases new EP…

Last year Kurt Vile musically came of age with the magnificently ragged and sprawling Childish Prodigy. Now he is apparently working on the follow-up with producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady). To tide us over he has released Square Shells EP featuring tracks he has recorded since the release of Childish Prodigy. It hits the stores May 25th via Matador. … Continue reading NEWS: KURT VILE releases new EP…