PLAYLIST: Doubtful Sounds for Uncertain Times Vol. 1

We love a good playlist – that joy of finding a good angle or obtuse theme to indulge in and discover new or new old music. Here then is the first in a new playlist series called Doubtful Sounds for Uncertain Times. An eclectic journey through impulsive listening, both reactionary and complimentary. Ears, memories and instinct leading the way through a playlist selection for these … Continue reading PLAYLIST: Doubtful Sounds for Uncertain Times Vol. 1

ALBUM REVIEW: Refused – War Music

Refused War Music Spinefarm/Search and Destroy ★★★½ With the band’s split in 1998, it took 14 years for them to spread their various music wings (including the excellent International Noise Conspiracy) and re-set their personal lives before reconvening for live shows and then delivering the strong comeback album Freedom in 2015. It showed they were still vital and able to conjure up fire-in-the-belly forward thinking … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Refused – War Music

NEW MUSIC: One Sentence. Supervisor – Acedia

For fans of Fujiya & Miyagi, Neu!, Hot Chip Here’s a crazy, wild yet totally controlled Krautpop sound from Swiss band One Sentence. Supervisor. ‘Acedia’ is a metronomic delight, galloping along and fizzing with handclaps, a vocal sound reminiscent of The Charlatans, guitar that explodes and surges skyward and the unique blend of virtuoso oud player Bahur Ghazi. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: One Sentence. Supervisor – Acedia

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS – Spotify Mix Series

We’ve got a new series of mixes happening over on Spotify. As is our want, these are all over the show. One minute you’re in downtown LA in the 80s, next you’re off to New Orleans in the 20s before a quick jaunt to Auckland in the 1990s. Dub, post-punk, glam metal, ambient, pop, country and jazz. Anything goes. Catch up with the first three … Continue reading DOUBTFUL SOUNDS – Spotify Mix Series

LIVE REVIEW: Midnight Oil @ Sydney Domain

The Great Circle Tour came full circle, back to the city where it all began seven months ago with a warm-up show at Marrickville Bowling Club. Since then, Midnight Oil have conquered the world once more, returning sounding better than ever and with an enviable and overflowing back catalogue of generation-defining songs. AB Original went down a treat as the opening act, standing tall and delivering their … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Midnight Oil @ Sydney Domain