ALBUM REVIEW: Lambchop – This (is what I wanted to tell you)

Lambchop This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) Merge Records The band Lambchop is a very different beast these days, compared to a decade ago when they numbered up to 12 members with more of a conventional country soul sound. Now Lambchop is essentially Kurt Wagner with a small coterie of collaborators – a much more intimate proposition yet still possessing the gorgeous and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lambchop – This (is what I wanted to tell you)

LIVE REVIEW: Lambchop @ Factory Theatre, Sydney

Lambchop, Antonia & The Lazy Susans, Jack R Reilly @ Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Oct 19th, 2017 Early arrivals were privy to opening sets from local acts Jack R Reilly and Antonia & The Lazy Susans. The former showed a fine line in intimate, emotionally open and vocally impressive singer/songwriter fare over sparse and haunting electric guitar. In contrast, Antonia & The Lazy Susans were a confusing choice … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Lambchop @ Factory Theatre, Sydney

NEW MUSIC: Lambchop –The Hustle

Lambchop have been fairly quiet of late with their last LP (Mr. M) coming out in 2012. In the intervening years the band, among other things, performed their landmark album Nixon in full and head honcho Kurt Wagner released an electronic album (The Diet) under the name HeCTA with Lambchop members Ryan Norris and Scott Martin in 2015. They’ve now announced that a brand new Lambchop LP … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Lambchop –The Hustle

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

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

NEWS: Sydney Festival 2012 program unveiled…

The Sydney Festival has announced its official program for 2012 with an excellent music line-up as has become the norm over the last few years… Amiina AA Bondy Andrew Weatherall & Neville Watson Animagica Assembly Asa & Fefe Beth Orton CANT Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackettes Dan Deacon Ensemble & John Maus Dan Sultan & Busby Marou with Kasey Chambers Deerhoof and DJ Yamantaka … Continue reading NEWS: Sydney Festival 2012 program unveiled…