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

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Regular John’s new single ‘Slume’

I caught Regular John at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel recently and they were damn impressive. It was the first time I’d seen them with their new guitarist Miles Devine and a much more pronounced role for Ryan Adamson who sings and plays guitar and synths and they definitely kicked up one hell of an epic psych rock noise. They have a new album Strange Flowers coming … Continue reading LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Regular John’s new single ‘Slume’

LIVE REVIEW: The Mess Hall, Regular John, Kill City Creeps @ Annandale Hotel (13/07/12)

by C. Familton The Mess Hall were only playing one show in 2012 and it was nice to see them raising their heads to honour the Annandale on its birthday and its new lease of life care of the imaginative ‘Buy A Brick’ campaign. Kill City Creeps were up first and their frequent live shows are paying dividends with a confident set of loose-hipped swaggering … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Mess Hall, Regular John, Kill City Creeps @ Annandale Hotel (13/07/12)

REVIEW: MONSTER MAGNET live @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (06/09/09)

Sunday night is always a hard night to ‘rock’ with the thought of work the next day or just the previous 48 hours catching up with you. Sometimes though it can be a refreshing blast of sound that clears out the cobwebs and reconfirms how truly invigorating rock n roll can be. Monster Magnet was all of these things in a near two hour set … Continue reading REVIEW: MONSTER MAGNET live @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (06/09/09)