ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

That’s it then, 2010 done and dusted and although it wasn’t the best year ever for new music there were some damn fine records released. This year we’re seeing an even more eclectic mix of flavours coming through from witch house, minimal electronica, americana, experimental and the all encompassing indie tag. Have a look at what we loved through the year, click on the covers … Continue reading ds…twenty five – our favourite releases of 2010

REVIEW: Simon Carter @ The Annandale, Sydney 05/08/10

written by Chris Familton Simon Carter’s debut solo album The Black Book Of The Universe has been out for a couple of months now so fans have had some time to get their heads around his new sound. As a result the small but appreciative crowd at The Annandale rose and fell with Carter’s bold and beautiful new direction into americana-tinged indie with more than … Continue reading REVIEW: Simon Carter @ The Annandale, Sydney 05/08/10

REVIEW: SIMON CARTER | The Black Book Of The Universe

written by Chris Familton In the mid 2000s Simon Carter was songwriter and frontman for Sydney’s The Cops. Their route to market was a certain power pop with some UK glam and britpop influences that made them popular on the live circuit and achieved a fair amount of radio play. Sine the dissolution of The Cops Carter has been bunkered down in Summer Hill concocting … Continue reading REVIEW: SIMON CARTER | The Black Book Of The Universe

REVIEW: SIMON CARTER @ Spectrum, Sydney 30/04/10

written by Chris Famiton In this day and age pop music is somewhat of a dirty word now that it has been acquired and bastardised by hip hop, r&b and dance music. Melodic pop of the guitar kind gets called indie or tagged with some new hipster-ism to make it seem like a new revelation. Friday night at Spectrum saw two acts that proudly embrace … Continue reading REVIEW: SIMON CARTER @ Spectrum, Sydney 30/04/10

VIDEO: SIMON CARTER – Hard Rain

Simon Carter (ex The Cops) has his solo record The Black Book Of The Universe done and dusted and ready for release in 2010. Before then you can check out the first single Hard Rain with its video of lingering images… Carter and band (Rob Young, Nick Beswick, Rory Toomey, Paul Burrell and Todd Smith) will also be showcasing the songs live this month: 7pm, … Continue reading VIDEO: SIMON CARTER – Hard Rain