NEW MUSIC: Straight Arrows – 21st Century

Sydney band Straight Arrows return with a new slice of ramalama garage rock ‘n’ roll called ’21st Century’. Killer breakbeat, rolling bass and guitar chops! It comes from their forthcoming new LP On Top, due out October 21st. Look out for a 7″ 45rpm single release coming soon. Hit the Bandcamp link to hear the single (plus ‘Out & Down’) and preorder the album. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Straight Arrows – 21st Century

LIVE REVIEW: Gold Class + Straight Arrows + You Beauty @ Plan B, Sydney (26/08/16)

Red Bull continue their support of local music with this sponsored show curated by the good folk at I OH YOU. It was a super low door price and first in first served which ensured punters were queuing at the door early. You Beauty had a false start to their set with guitar amp issues causing a minor delay before they returned to the cramped … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Gold Class + Straight Arrows + You Beauty @ Plan B, Sydney (26/08/16)

NEWS: Straight Arrows release new single and tour dates

Straight Arrows‘ debut LP was well received across the country and internationally so it’s great to see the follow up is due for release in March next year via Rice is Nice in AU and Agitated in the UK/EU. Until then we’ve got a brand new single Make Up Your Mind to keep us happy (stream/download below) plus a run of live dates where no … Continue reading NEWS: Straight Arrows release new single and tour dates

NEWS: The ‘At First Sight’ record fair and festival is fast approaching….

On Saturday July 20th Carriageworks in Sydney will host At First Sight which is being billed as a ‘vinyl romance’ style festival with 11 bands and more than 10 DJs soundtracking the day while you peruse the record bins of record stores, labels and private sellers. This is a killer line-upof bands that you are unlikely to see all on the same festival stage. Great … Continue reading NEWS: The ‘At First Sight’ record fair and festival is fast approaching….

LIVE REVIEW: Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations @ Paradiso at Town Hall (25/01/13)

by Chris Familton In a rare use of the Sydney Town Hall for rock n roll, Sydney Festival honoured both the original and seminal 1972 Nuggets 60s garage rock compilation and its recent Australian tribute Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era. The night was a chance for six of those bands to play short sets that gave a snapshot of their own Nuggets-spirited sound. … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations @ Paradiso at Town Hall (25/01/13)

LIVE REVIEW: Dig It Up!: The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational @ Enmore, Sydney (22/04/12)

by Chris Familton Artist curated events like this have been extremely popular overseas in recent years, primarily due to the success of All Tomorrow’s Parties. Unfortunately here in Australia similar festivals have been few and far between with the most notable being the 2009 ATP shows in the hands of Nick Cave. The Hoodoo Gurus have sought to rectify the situation with Dig It Up! … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Dig It Up!: The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational @ Enmore, Sydney (22/04/12)

LIVE REVIEW: Super Wild Horses/Straight Arrows @ GoodGod, Sydney 12/08/11

written by Chris Familton The Gooch Palms set off the evening with some nudity, tattoos and wild garage rock and it was impressive stuff for a two-piece of just guitar and keyboards. Granted there were some pre-recorded drums thrown into the mix but most punters probably didn’t notice the lack of a drummer with the over-the-top antics of frontman Leroy Macqueen. With an impressive chest … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Super Wild Horses/Straight Arrows @ GoodGod, Sydney 12/08/11

ALBUM REVIEW: Straight Arrows | It’s Happening

written by Chris Familton Straight Arrows have been fine tuning their ramshackle sound for a couple of years now and finally have an album to show for it. Their other releases have been 7 inches that have all been snapped up, something that has enhanced their reputation as the next great garage band to slouch forth from the Sydney suburbs. Owen Penglis and the rest … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Straight Arrows | It’s Happening

REVIEW: DEERHUNTER @ The Annandale Hotel (20/06/09)

Reviewed for FasterLouder – visit them, they’re great !!! Tonight was a special evening for the Sydney indie crowd who had missed Deerhunter at the Manning Bar a week earlier, such was the hype and anticipation that has been built up around this tour. Tweets and bloggers have been foaming at the mouth over the the band’s visit and so for someone who hadn’t yet … Continue reading REVIEW: DEERHUNTER @ The Annandale Hotel (20/06/09)

REVIEW: LIME SPIDERS @ The Annandale Hotel 20/12/08

The Lime Spiders are a legendary Sydney band so it was time for this expat New Zealander to venture down to the Annandale and continue his education in the history of Australian music.  The path of discovery has travelled through the towns of The Saints, Scientists and Radio Birdman and we have now arrived at the door of The Lime Spiders. Tripping onto the stage … Continue reading REVIEW: LIME SPIDERS @ The Annandale Hotel 20/12/08