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…

NEWS: MP3s of new tracks from M83 and Girls…

Anthony Gonzales , the man behind M83 has been crafting the followup to 08’s Saturdays =Youth and the good news is that a double album titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is set to emerge blinking into the digital world in October. The first song Midnight City is already doing the rounds and you can hear/download it below – devoid of much of the 80s faded nostalgia … Continue reading NEWS: MP3s of new tracks from M83 and Girls…

Review: V Festival @ Centennial Park, Sydney

The V Festival drew criticism this year from many people who saw it as having a weak lineup. Not weak in terms of the popularity of the bands in a commercial sense but more in the musical quality of the headlining acts. There was definitely an anglophile slant to the lineup this year with many of the bands being darlings of the middle of the … Continue reading Review: V Festival @ Centennial Park, Sydney

NEWS: 2ND V FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT…

After the disappointing first round of bands anounced for the V Festival  – Killers, Razorlight??? – there is some relief with the latest round of offerings that include the brilliant M83, Madness and The Human League.  Jenny Lewis is the odd one out in the bunch but it is at least looking like a more rounded festival and definitely a different flavour to the other … Continue reading NEWS: 2ND V FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT…

OPINION: FAVOURITE SONGS OF 2008

1.  The catchiest album of the year gave us the single She Doesn’t Belong To Me… 2.  The ever elegant Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds produced the slo mo wordy swagger of More News From Nowhere… 3. Bon Iver was the shooting star of 2008 and this was one of the most beautiful songs of the year… Skinny Love…. 4. M38 delivered a convincing … Continue reading OPINION: FAVOURITE SONGS OF 2008