ALBUM REVIEW: Feedtime – Gas

It’s been two decades since their last album but time and musical trends seems inconsequential to Feedtime as they return to grind out another slab of primitive and unrelenting rock. They’ve still got that leaden lurch and queasy slide guitar that shifts and shudders like a displaced iceberg in a drunken sea. Perennial underdogs, they proved immensely influential on a raft of bands, from Jesus … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Feedtime – Gas

NEW MUSIC: Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener

  On the back of one our favourite songs of 2012, History Eraser, Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett has issued the new track Avant Gardener that relates the onset of an allergic reaction amid the mundane chores of day to day life. Lyrically Barnett does amazing things here and on her other releases with her mix of observation and wit and it sets the bar high for … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener

NEW MUSIC: Cocorosie | Gravediggress

Cocorosie have announced their new album Tales of a GrassWidow will be released on May 27th, 2013 (via City Slang) and they’ve also graced us with the first track to come from the record – Gravediggress. This will be the Casady sisters’ fifth album and again features guest vocals from Antony Hegarty. Gravediggress is pure Cocorosie with the two distinct vocal styles playing off one … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Cocorosie | Gravediggress

NEW MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Pissed Jeans and The Men

The new releases are coming thick and fast at the moment as record labels look to release albums they most held over from the end of 2012 to get maximum exposure as we kick off 2013. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have already released one song (We No Who UR) from their new album Push The Sky Away and here’s another. Jubilee Street is … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Pissed Jeans and The Men

INTERVIEW: Fat Freddy’s Drop

A NEW FLIGHT PATH FAT FREDDY’S DROP ARE ABOUT TO TAKE LEAVE FROM RECORDING THEIR NEW ALBUM TO PREVIEW IT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. KEYBOARDIST DOBIE BLAZE GIVES CHRIS FAMILTON AN INSIGHT ON THE TOURING LIFESTYLE AND THE BAND’S CREATIVE PROCESS. New albums aren’t a common occurrence in the world of Fat Freddy’s Drop. To date there has only been 2005’s debut Based On … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Fat Freddy’s Drop

NEWS: New musical delights from the Popfrenzy label

  Sydney independent label Popfrenzy have announced a trifecta of exciting releases in the last week. Songs have a video for their new song Alone When I’m With You from the forthcoming (early 2013) album Malabar. The song can be purchased HERE for a measly 99c.   Next up is the first single on the label from Sydney band Day Ravies. Double Act follows up … Continue reading NEWS: New musical delights from the Popfrenzy label

We preview six new releases for the week ending 31/08/12

WE PREVIEW SIX NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK ENDING 31/08/12   DIVINE FITS | Divine Fits The combined talents of Britt Daniels (Spoon), Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) have joined forces and recorded their self-titled debut that pretty much sounds like what you would expect from the trio. Delivered with the kind of energy you get when musicians … Continue reading We preview six new releases for the week ending 31/08/12

NEWS: The line-up for Meredith Music Festival 2012

The first list of acts performing at this year’s Meredith Music Festival in Victoria has been announced and as usual it looks to be a great mix of electronic, psychedelia, rock and hip hop. Check out our Rdio playlist featuring bands appearing at the event that takes place from December 7-9th. There is a ballot happening so if you want to increase your chance of … Continue reading NEWS: The line-up for Meredith Music Festival 2012

LISTEN: The Pet Rocks pay tribute to Robert Hughes

  Sad news today about the passing of art critic Robert Hughes who had written countless critiques for Time over the last thirty years as well as penning important works on Australian history and his great love of fishing. The Australian born writer was part of the Push, the group of Sydney academic rebels of the 1950 and 60s that also included Germaine Greer, Clive … Continue reading LISTEN: The Pet Rocks pay tribute to Robert Hughes

LISTEN: Tame Impala | Elephant (single)

Here is the first official release from Tame Impala’s new album Lonerism, out on October 5th via Modular Recordings. This thing rocks like its lumbering namesake and casts a nod to Black Sabbath amid its bouncy glam riffing and tripped out middle sequence where the keyboards take centre stage. It is the perfect balance of calm and tripped out cosmic psych rock with kosmiche flourishes. … Continue reading LISTEN: Tame Impala | Elephant (single)

NEWS: Patti Smith to release new album ‘Banga’

On June 5th Patti Smith will release her eleventh studio album Banga via Columbia Records. The album is preceded by the sweetly swinging single April Fool featuring Tom Verlaine (Television) on guitar. Inspired by Smith’s unique dreams and observations, Banga’s poetic lyrics are a reflection of our complex world a world that is rife with chaos and beauty. Praised for her storytelling abilities, Smith has … Continue reading NEWS: Patti Smith to release new album ‘Banga’