ALBUM REVIEW: Pond | Hobo Rocket

Pond are and forever will be compared to Tame Impala, with whom they share a few members, and yes they both trade in retro-fitted psychedelic rock but dig below the surface and the two bands are clearly circling different planets. On Hobo Rocket they’ve pulled back on the overblown eccentricities  that were generally to their detriment and produced a concise, freewheeling and fun album. The … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pond | Hobo Rocket

New Releases | October 6th 2012

NEW RELEASES This week sees a handful of noteworthy album releases with the most prominent being the new Tame Impala LP Lonerism. The hype has been building for this one for a while now and on early listens it doesn’t disappoint. There is a huge widescreen sound happening with Kevin Parker’s trademark psych signature all over the guitars, drums and increasingly – synths. San Diego’s … Continue reading New Releases | October 6th 2012

LISTEN: Tame Impala | Elephant (single)

Here is the first official release from Tame Impala’s new album Lonerism, out on October 5th via Modular Recordings. This thing rocks like its lumbering namesake and casts a nod to Black Sabbath amid its bouncy glam riffing and tripped out middle sequence where the keyboards take centre stage. It is the perfect balance of calm and tripped out cosmic psych rock with kosmiche flourishes. … Continue reading LISTEN: Tame Impala | Elephant (single)

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

LIVE REVIEW: Tame Impala @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/10/10

      written by Chris Familton It seemed like a step up for Tame Impala to headline the larger Enmore Theatre but with a universally well-received album and a well-connected US tour under their belt they seem to be going from strength to strength. Perth’s Felicity Groom was first to grace the cavernous theatre but she showed no signs of nervousness with a solid … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Tame Impala @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/10/10

TOUR: TAME IMPALA announce Australian tour…

TAME IMPALA SPRING TOUR Thursday, October 7 – HQ, Adelaide, SA Friday, October 8 – Hobart Uni Bar, Hobart, TAS Saturday, October 9 – ANU, Canberra, ACT Thursday, October 14 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW Friday, October 15 – The Palace, Melbourne, VIC Saturday, October 16 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD Friday, October 22 – The Astro, Perth, WA Continue reading TOUR: TAME IMPALA announce Australian tour…

REVIEW: TAME IMPALA | Innerspeaker

written by Chris Familton Perth’s Tame Impala have been widely tipped for great things since they first appeared in 2008 with their self-titled EP. Luckily, they haven’t rushed into their debut album but instead allowed their music to evolve and mature through countless live shows which have given them a stronger sense of direction and a wider sound to draw from. Innerspeaker is the culmination … Continue reading REVIEW: TAME IMPALA | Innerspeaker

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

REVIEW: ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 08/02/2009

Jack Ladder was the first full set we got to early in the day and it was a nice relief from the early afternoon sun to descend into the Basement venue to check out his indie rock ‘n’ soul sound. Ladder finally got going after some guitar issues and proceeded to play a set from his recent Love is Gone album. With the Pivot rhythm … Continue reading REVIEW: ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 08/02/2009