Favourite Songs of 2011

So many people are starting to base their listening on songs these days, such is the reduction in attention spans, the proliferation of YouTube browsing and the ease of compiling ones own playlists featuring the best stuff you want to hear. Separate to my Top 50 LPs of 2011 I’ve also put together a list of songs that caught my ears and became hard to … Continue reading Favourite Songs of 2011

LIVE REVIEW: The Paper Scissors/Pluto Jonze/Guerre @ OAF 17/06/11

written by Chris Familton Guerre set the scene for night that was high on artful ventures into electronica, pop and indie music. His approach consisted of electronic samples and backing tracks and some astounding vocals all woven together with a healthy dose of reverb and delay. Guerre didn’t seem phased by a sparse early crowd, instead he seemed to be reveling in the performance. He … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Paper Scissors/Pluto Jonze/Guerre @ OAF 17/06/11

ALBUM REVIEW: The Paper Scissors | In Loving Memory

written by Chris Familton Fans of Sydney’s The Paper Scissors have had to endure a four year wait for their second album to see the light of day. Thankfully their patience has been rewarded with a highly accomplished and wide ranging collection of songs that embrace both artful leanings and instantly gratifying pop music. In Loving Memory finds the band expanding their sound with electronic … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Paper Scissors | In Loving Memory

VIDEO: The Paper Scissors | Lung Sum

The Paper Scissors return with new single Lung Sum this month, taken from their forthcoming second album In Loving Memory. The song kind of reminds me of Wild Beasts or Frightened Rabbit with the vocal sound and melodies… If you are in Sydney you can catch the trio winding up their national tour at Hermann’s this friday night… Continue reading VIDEO: The Paper Scissors | Lung Sum

REVIEW: AKRON/FAMILY @ Annandale, Sydney 12/12/09

Brisvegas’ Oh Ye Denver Birds joined Akron/Family for their tour and they were a suitable support choice with their low-key rambling and hypnotic sound. They have elements of Arcade Fire in their more uplifting moments alongside more folkier sounds of early Animal Collective and The Dodos. It was the first time I had seen The Paper Scissors live and they are a curious proposition. They … Continue reading REVIEW: AKRON/FAMILY @ Annandale, Sydney 12/12/09