LIVE REVIEW: Wavves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Standard, Sydney (25/07/13)

by Chris Familton This was a night where two bands rooted in guitar music came together from quite different directions. Wavves drew the notably larger crowd on the back of their notoriety and accesibile punk pop while Unknown Mortal Orchestra drew from the well of classic psych rock and soul music. One band caressed and cajoled their melodies while the other shouted and bashed out … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Wavves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Standard, Sydney (25/07/13)

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

NEWS: Listen to a track from the new Wavves mini-album Life Sux…

On the back of last year’s brilliant King of the Beach Wavves have been churning out some new tracks and a bunch of them will form the new mini-album Life Sux – due out at the end of September via Inertia. Check out one of the new tracks below – the uber catchy Jesus and Mary Chain on uppers I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl. Continue reading NEWS: Listen to a track from the new Wavves mini-album Life Sux…

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

INTERVIEW: Wavves

Wavves’ Nathan Williams crashed and burned at last year’s Primavera Festival, or so it was reported in the indie blogosphere of which he was the latest lo-fi darling. Watching the footage it isn’t as grand a meltdown as many suggested and in hindsight it was probably what Williams needed; to shake off some excess baggage, recruit Jay Reatard’s rhythm section and record his finest album … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Wavves