Friday, 12 October 2012

Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes

With the release of the forth studio album 'Until The Quiet Comes' from LA's multi-genre experimental producer Flying Lotus comes his short film of the same name, directed by Kahlil Joseph. Stream FlyLo's whole album, featuring Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu, over at the Guardian.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Floating Points

Ah gigs, they're just one of the many benefits of the hotter months. And with all the good music entering our Australian shores in the coming months - we sit patiently, palms sweaty with anticipation!

American producer Floating Points will be performing as apart of Melbourne Music Week's 'Espionage feat..' night. Yet he's certainly not the only act.

Brace yourself.

Floating Points (Eglo/UK)
Alexander Nut (Eglo/UK)
Teebs (Brainfeeder/USA)
Africa Hitech (Warp/UK)
Fatima (Eglo/Sweden)
Sean Deans (The Operatives)
JPS (The Operatives)
Nam (The Operatives)
Edd Fisher (The Operatives)

Tickets available here.

Almudena Heredero Interview

With Melbourne Music Week emerging from the shadows this November I sit down with Face the Music guest and speaker Almudena Heredero. The Spanish native is one of the founders of highly successful music conference, the PrimaveraPro conference in Barcelona and that's just the tip of the ice cold San Miguel. I'm looking forward to speaking to the European entrepreneur tonight! To buy tickets to her Melbourne events click here.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hanging Out with Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes)

Portable's 2012 Melbourne Curators Conference was a heady mix of music maestros, terrific techs, editorial-enigmas, media magnets et al. The Fitzroy Town Hall hosted a whole day of stories, experiences and lessons - a truly great day by the Portable staff.

One of the talks that really resonated with me was by Violent Femmes co-founder and bassist Brian Ritchie. Although originally from Milwaukee he now resides in Hobart where he curates annual festival Mona Foma. Every January Ritchie pushes the boundaries and in turn people's expectations of themselves and what they think they like.

January 2013 sees Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and St. Vincent as headliners. I sat down with Ritchie on his last day in Melbourne and talked about everything from the delicacies of his hometown to the Violent Femmes adoration of the Beatles.

Interview coming soon!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

George Michael Cancels Tour

George Michael has cancelled his November concert tour of Australia, claiming to be suffering from lingering ‘‘anxiety’’ in the wake of a major health scare late last year. In a statement issued via his website, the controversial English singer announced the cancellation of his forthcoming Australian shows, adding that to do so ‘‘breaks my heart’’. The 49-year-old singer cancelled a concert in Vienna scheduled for November 21 last year due to what was initially reported as ‘‘a chest infection’’. At the time, his management believed he would be able to recover in time for a show two days later in Strasbourg. In less than a year, this is the second artist toured by Dainty Group that has cancelled. The first being Janet Jackson in early Nov 2011.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

James Franco Releases Music

Renaissance man James Franco has teamed up with musician Tim O'Keefe to release an EP of original music under the name "Daddy". Named MotorCity, the EP is inspiredby Franco's trip to Detroit to film Oz: The Great and Powerful. It has an old school, Motown feel to it with the first single, "Love In The Old Days", being mostly spoken-word.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Interview: Brandon Block

"Drowning in debauchery is a rather misleading turn of phrase. It could lend itself to a situation full of hedonistic zest or one of a downward spiral whose end is met by pit of regret and bone-shivering comedowns. Brandon Block can relate to both – over the last 3 decades the veteran house music producer has journeyed through the eras that we merely hear about...But this isn’t the obituary of one of Ibiza’s lauded players; it is the story of his return from abyss." Full interview here.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

SPRAY & WIPE - Northeast Party House

Spray & Wipe are hosting a party of epic proportions. On 21 Sep St Kilda's The Espy will be heaving with music-heads and party animals. With Northeast Party House as the headliner and Oscar+Martin, Dune Rats and Drunk Mums all on board - this is sure to sell out. Ten days later, Dune Rats and Drunk Mums come together once more for the I Oh You Halloween party. 
Clear the schedule!!!

Tix here.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


The boys from record label/ party machine I OH YOU are never one to sit back and smell the flowers - their reputation is one of loud, raucous fun and it's what has made them so successful. As a Melbourne-based collective the 20-somethings have worked hard and along the way signed Dune Rats and most recently Melbourne's City Calm Down.

To get a taste of what the boys have to offer check out their Halloween party!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Almost Midnight Listen

Shlomo is Leeds-born beat producer known for pioneering original beat-boxing techniques.

He has worked with artists such as Björk and his own hip hop crew Foreign Beggars.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Review: The XX - Coexist

I struggle to keep my eyes open while my ears work on over-drive. They are my tools and the XX's sophomore studio album is l'objet d'amour. Though after spending a little over half an hour listening to the post-dubstep, surly, electro-rock offering I'm not convinced. Elements of their debut weave throughout but nothing captures me. Nothing arrests my attention - interrupting my train of thought.

It's disappointing but I'm not surprised. There's a reason why the crowd loves a soul singer - we love to see the strain in their face because we want to see the music as much as we want to hear it. Watch an XX liveshow and you'll get little more than pursed-lips between verses.

4/10 on this Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Cure VS Digitalism ... In Cairo

Anyone who loved 'Fire In Cairo' off Digitalism's Idealism should hope the German electro-house duo gave thanks The Cure before pressing finish. The track is a re-edit of The Cure's Fire in Cairo and one of the stand-out tracks on the 2007 debut. Digitalism's re-edit:

Lupe Fiasco Opens A Book and Closes the Door to Music

Mr. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco aka Lupe Fiasco has decided to close the door to the world of music and open a book. Today the rapper well known for hits like 'Kick Push', 'Superstar' and most recent 'The Show Goes On' declared, via Twitter, that he was ready to embrace his long-life passion of literature.

Perhaps this recent collab with Guy Sebastian had something to do with his change of heart?


Tour Announced: Boys II Men

Ah the early 90s. A time of big hair, big eyebrows, slow jams and smooth r 'n' b! With a bevy of charming love operators, it was all about heartthrobs and a capellas... and Boyz II Men were in their prime!

So what better way to relive those light-hearted fluttering feelings than by purchasing a ticket to their up-coming Australian tour this November.

Their 2011 album, Twenty, celebrates the two decades the group has spent in the industry since releasing their genre-defining debut, Cooleyhigharmony back in 1991. Twenty features some of the group’s first original material in almost ten years, as well as remastered versions of their classic '90s hits like Motownphilly and I’ll Make Love To You.

Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Rihanna & Jay-Z to Preform at the Paralympics

So we already know RiRi will be gracing the stage at the VMA's but what about the Paralympics?

I mean why not? If not for the money (she's already got enough of that), the fame (I think she's pretty popular) then why not for the sake of good-will?

Entitled Festival of the Flame the 9 September event is said to feature Coldplay, Jay-Z and now, bad girl herself, Rihanna.

The festival is based around the five elements: earth, fire, wind, ice and water and will mark the end of the 2012 Paralympics.. And with that sort of line of I will most definitely be tuning in.

Review: An Evening with the New Yorker

Five seated New Yorkers share the stories from their Manhattan office. More after the jump..

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Big Mike AKA Michael Clarke Duncan Dies

Michael Clarke Duncan was most famously known as the burly prison inmate in Tom Hanks' Green Mile. It's the movie that bought him to fame and the one that lead to staring roles in The Whole Nine Yards, Sin City, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda.

Clarke died today after being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, for a heart-attack. Condolences have flooded the Internet with many tweets coming from celebrity pals, including: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnston.

A lot of people don't know that the industrial-size actor first came under the spotlight as Notorious B.I.G's body guard. It was the fateful night of the shooting that led him to quit his job and pursue his life-long dream of acting. He also worked as a body-guard for Will Smith and Jamie Foxx.

He leaves behind his fiancee Reverend Omarosa Manigault.

Azealia Banks - 90s Revival

In the short while since '212', Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has embraced a complete dress change. For the new '1991' Banks channels '90s Vogue - a black two piece suit, maroon lipstick, slick wavy hair..

It's hello Janet Jackson a la Rhythm Nation and Naomi Campbell a la EVERY 90s magazine cover.

The Justin Mitchell-directed video also shows a dash of Crystal Water's "100% Pure Love" for good measure.

Sound: think M-People.

The 22 century 90s diva continues to ride the wave with the Rankin-directed follow-up 'Vogue'.

It's lip-smacking good!

Friday, 31 August 2012

British India - I Can Make You Love Me

British India- I Can Make You Love Me from Oh Yeah Wow on Vimeo.

British India's newie 'I Can Make You Love Me' is a foot stomping, show-stopper and it's the perfectly infectious song to help them get back into the game.

Although a polished and a mature song from the Melbourne boys it's also radio-friendly - without sacrificing its sincerity. YEA!

Directed by Melbourne's OH YEAH WOW.
Also responsible for: - Gotye's Easy Way Out.

I'll also be interview Director Darcy P from Oh Yea Wow over at Profile Pub.

++ You'll like this if you like: Foals - Spanish Sahara.

New Album: Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon

August 2012 serves up the sophomore album from North Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club.

I spoke to the boys while they were riding on the wave of 2010 acclaimed debut Tourist History, and after listening to the 11-track offering it seems the lads are just as unaffected as they were back in 2010.

Expect the same jangly-guitar pop with military drum-stylings. It's their trademark uplifting sound just a little more mature than the last.

French boutique label Kitsune once again released their second album.

Friday, 24 August 2012

NY Finds Yet Another Way to Seem Relevant

Why not take photos of the location where a photo was taken?

What may have once seemed STUPIDLY insincere is now not so, thanks to technology.

Sarcasm aside, taking a photo of the location where an album cover was shot, is a pretty novel idea.. It had me hooked for at least 3 mins. 3 mins on 1 web-page? That's pretty good for the Internet.

Marvel at someone else's creations below:

Via Buzzfeed.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Recently saw Labyrinth while on a week long holiday in Tasmania. A friend had bought it for the bargain price of $10 from the local Safeway and after watching it I was no longer confused by its price-tag.

True I'm not a fan of musicals or mullets BUT the only way I can take this late 80s movie seriously is by believing that it is a complete and utter joke. Yes, it made its way into the pop-cult dictionary with references peppered throughout my Facebook timeline but I don't see what all the fuss is about.

It's one of those things that you have to of least say that you've seen.

So I've seen it.

Anyway, David Bowie as an actor -maybe not. David Bowie as the curator of this album: 'Let's Dance'. YES PLEASE.


Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday Flashback - Sugababes

Even with their constant swapping and changing of members, UK's the Sugababes have certainly made a mark on the pop industry. Friday Flashback!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Interview: Ulterior Motive

The UK's Ulterior Motive set the standard in the drum 'n' bass scene. Their words + mine here.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

GUNG HO - New Band

Brisbane trio Gung Ho are just that!

They'll make you glad you ever had ears.

And they'll remind you of: The Clash and Talking Heads.


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Everguide Review: Design:Made:Trade

As an opportunity to embrace the works of emerging artists and designers alike,Design:Made:Trade saw Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition centre abuzz with curious observers and makers.... more after the jump.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Interview: Ricky Powell

I speak to acclaimed hip-hop photographer Ricky Powell ahead of Melbourne's Carbon Festival.

Interview: Shigeto

I catch up with Brooklyn-based experimental artists Shigeto.

Full text here.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Jenny Leaves the Block - Dance the World tour!

It looks like everyone's favourite girl from the block is FINALLY making her to Australia. After more than a decade in the music business I actually cannot believe that this will be J.Lo's first visit?? Her acclaimed Dance the World tour will see her visit all the capital cities this December!

We loved her in Maid in Manhattan, we supported her during her Ben Affleck 'phase' we congratulated her on her twins with Marc Anthony and bemoaned their break-up. But the girl from the Bronx kept climbing, first to American Idol and now onto a plane destined for down-under.

Fancy a meet-and-greet with the latin lady herself? $850 will get you there! I'd pay it.

Some of the favs we're looking forward to.


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Janet Jackson's Family Emergency - Tour Cancelled

Janet Jackson's 'Up Close & Personal' tour is in limbo. After weeks of waiting, after days of prepping and after losing out by minutes - I finally nab 3 gold seated tix to the second Melbourne show in November 2011.

And then the unexpected occurs - the youngest Jackson sibling postpones the tour and moves it from the intimate setting of the Arts Centre to the oversized space-ship that is Rod Laver Arena. They could have at least changed the name to: 'No longer So Up Close & Intimate Suckers'. And then when you think life can't get any worse - yet more apologies.

Tickets are refunded and a tour that was, is no longer. Janet Jackson does a well-below par performance at the first Melbourne show and is flown back to the States to be with her family during Michael Jackson's court case.

Sometimes we forget that celebrities are 'real', human-beings experiencing 'similar' trials and tribulations to the rest of us.

 Dainty must be pooing their pants. GAH.

Monday, 7 November 2011

KUBIK Music Melbourrne

KUBIK Music is taking over Melbourne this November.

A lot of the nights are already sold out but there are a few lingering tickets if you're keen.

Check out the timetable here.

I'm checking out Daedelus on 24 Nov!

Gold Panda - DJ Kicks

The UK's Gold Panda heads the latest DJ KICKS.. and rightfully so.

Listening party here!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Trophy Wife - Wolf

This is a gem and a half, it's entitled Wolf and produced by Foals Yannis Philippakis.

Feist - Metals

Reviewing Feist's new album Metals for JB HIFI mag. Not a massive fan of most of her stuff.. so this could be a rather interesting / or not so interesting activity. Listen to a stream here!

David August

I'm speaking to Hamburg based dance music producer, David August, very soon! Loving this remix.

Scroobius Pip - Distraction Piece

Currently writing an interview for Scroobius Pip. The UK spoken word artist most recently released the solo album Distraction Piece, a much darker departure from his collaborative work with Dan Le Sac. With Danny Lohner, of Nine Inch Nails' fame, in the production chair it seems Pip was able to delve deep beneath the cavities for something quite thought-provoking.

Check out the opening track 'Introdiction'. The video is incredibly intense!

Interview up soon.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Broadsheet: An American Astronaut

I preview Melbourne Fringe Festival stage show/musical/westerm An American Astronaut for Broadsheet. Read the words here.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Interview Gina Star

As the third biggest city in Texas, Dallas’ economy is primarily based on banking, commerce and telecommunications. It’s music scene, at the best of times, revels in country rock, where plectrums pluck strings and sticks beat drums, and no one knows this better than Gina Star... I talk to Texan born dance music DJ Gina Star right here!

Interview: Kissy Sell Out

Kissy Sell Out talks about graphic design, podcasts and new album ‘Wild Romance’ ahead of his return to Sankeys this month. Check out my full Q&A with Kissy here.

Interview: Michael Woods

Whether it be his live acappelas or his work with the London Symphony Orchestra, Hackney’s Michael Woods oscillates between a variety of musical sounds, engaging aural polar opposites at every turn... Click here to read the full interview with London producer Michael Woods.

Interview: Alex Arnout

I speak to electronic DJ Alex Arnout about twenty years in the industry, current influences, and why he'd never move from London.

Check out the full interview here!

Interview: Krafty Kuts


I speak to British producer/DJ Krafty Kuts, a musical mind, who's not afraid to announce the outlandish. Go to a KK gig and expect to hear tracks you've never heard before, and you can quote him on that.

Head here to read the whole interview.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Such amazing weather in Melbourne. Sun's out and the light summery (spring) breeze is blowing away all my angst. Totes crushin' on Best Coast today.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Twin Sisters' debut 'In Heaven' is just that. Wow, listening to it makes me regress to a childlike state where innocence paves my every way. Where wrongdoing is only out of naivety and not malicious intent.  When you close your eyes the corners of your mouth curve, without warning, without instruction. Your mouth smiles because you ears tell it to..

Click here to stream the full album. 'In Heaven' is released on 26 Sep.


Playbutton, the circle with might, has finally come into fruition. It grew little arms and made it's way to our Australian shores. What the hell am I talking about? The Playbutton is quite literally a button which when connected to headphones plays an album in its whole glory. It's about reverting to the days when people appreciated the album from start to finish, there was none of this skipping business, or worse still downloading just this song or that.

Melbourne store Third Drawer Down now have them in stock for $30 a pop. They currently stock three albums by: The XX, Bow Ribbons and Dirty Three.

Head over to the Opening Ceremony blog to read an interview with the Spanish creator Nick Dangerfield.

[I wrote about it late last year for Concrete Playground.]

Andreya Triana + Bonobo - Lost Where I Belong

Produced by the one and only BONOBO, this Andreya Triana track remixed by Flying Lotus! The track isn't new but it's certainly a precursor to the full album. With Bonobo on board expectations are, naturally, high.

Andreya Triana - 'Lost Where I Belong' (Flying Lotus Preview Edit) by Ninja Tune


The Ed Banger crew have dug up a mixtape made by the late DJ Mehdi in tribute to J Dilla. It dates back to 2002 and properly does both artists justice. RIP. DJ MEHDI "Loukoums" by edbangerrecords

Dorian Concept

Ever the beat inspector Austrian hip hop, funk, electronic sampler Dorian Concept releases the full version of Hug Her Elbow. Get ready for some glitchy computer sounds.
Dorian Concept - Hug Her Elbow - FULL by Dorian Concept

BBC Essential Mix - James Blake

A babin' mix by the super hyped James Blake. He's currently the UK's number 1 export, depending on who you're talking to, and this BBC Essential Mix is a pretty apt portrayal of his musical range. From experimental to classical he reaches many peaks and I would even go as far as saying it trumps his debut.
Not a die hard James Blake fan, of course he has his winning tracks but I'd rather listen to Mount Kimbie or Joy Orbison any day. Nevertheless this is 2 hours that'll fly by.

Listen to James Blake's BBC Essential Mix below.

James Blake - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (2011-09-17) by Hypetrak

Blood Orange

Love Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes. Other monikers he goes by include Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles. Don't love the last two so much but the former appeases my angst-ridden soul. Who knew mixing acoustics and funk could sound so good. Who knew the boy with the cowboy hat could deliver such varied soundscapes.

He even knows B-B-Beyonce!

Check his Blood Orange Tumbler and check his 2011 album 'Coastal Grooves'. One of the best albums thus far. Interviewing him for LeCool London was a bloody nightmare but all has been forgiven now that ''Coastal Grooves' has come into play.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Ghost Poet

The UK's Ghost Poet is making his way to Melbourne this October! He'll be playing the Northcote Social on Oct 20! More info over at Beat.

This guy has his lyrics and rhythm down pat. 2010's 'The Sound of Strangers' was just the precursor to his Mercury prize nominated 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam'.

Check out some of his work below:

Friday, 9 September 2011

Interview: James Zabiela

Techno maestro James Zabiela talks work methods, bobby brown and the 'south coast mafia'.

The Drums - Portamento

Portamento Preview by WorkItMedia

Oh wowzer. Here's a second helping from America's The Drums. Since their debut, members have come and gone, and the once quartet is now a trio fortunately their music is just as poppy and New Order inspired as ever.
Portamento is not as bright and chirpy as the debut but it's got just as many hooks and even more catchy tunes. Enjoy, then go buy it :)

Geoffrey O'Connor - Whatever Leads Me To You

Whatever Leads Me To You by Geoffrey O'Connor from Geoff O'Connor on Vimeo.

Geoffrey O'Connor is a Melbourne lad who makes you sway in your seat. His music is synth pop laced with emotive lyrics. Listen to his voice and it'll remind you of something, That something being Melbourne band Crayon Fields.

Now solo artist O'Connor, once the frontman for Crayon Fields, has ventured forth sans his counterparts and we're pretty damn excited.

See him support Lucky Dragons (US) at The Toff in Town on 12 Oct! Tix here.

It's gonna be quite a doozy! See you there.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Jonti + Stones Throw

Jonti - Hornet's Nest by stonesthrow Dope new tune from Sydney-sider Jonti. Track is called Hornet's Nest and is released via mega label Stones Throw. Love it!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Interview: Sigma

Ahead of their Trilogy show in November, I talk to Sigma about impending EPs, musical politics and their Life podcasts – an extension beyond the raised stages and audio peripherals.
Interview here.

Interview: Banco de Gai

I speak to Toby Marks of veteran electronic act Banco de Gaia ahead of his Alchemy Festival gig this month. Click here to see the interview.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Interview: Mount Kimbie

The UK's post-dub step pioneers Mount Kimbie talk Coachella and look follow to the follow-up to debut Crooks and Lovers.  Click here for the interview.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Interview: Steve Lawler

Electronica’s dark horse Steve Lawler talks about black holes, illegal motorway parties and why all DJs should have their own labels.
View full interview here.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Interview: M.A.N.D.Y

I talk to Philipp Jung about an LP that never surfaced and a label that’s going back to its roots. Interview here.

Interview: James Barnsley

Leeds DJ and producer James Barnsely found music when he was merely 12. It was an elder brother’s friend that introduced him to a world that would one day become his own. He doesn’t feed the on-stage antic clichés, but instead all his energies are focused on the turntables in front of him. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


A couple of weeks ago it was gig night at Melbourne's The Evelyn, curated by Fallopian Tunes. They're a Melbourne musical collective of the more experimental, electronica side. Even the organisers are in a band!
Introducing Yolke, it's a quartet of live instrumental; it's one hell of a hollistic ride.

Check YOLKE here.

An honourable mention goes to: Document Swell, it's a melange of samples and wind instruments.

Yolke will be playing at the Old Bar in Fitzroy on 1 Sep! Don't miss it. X

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Donny Benet - Don't Hold Back

Donny Benet "Don't Hold Back" from SPOD on Vimeo.
He's touring Aus. Signed to label Rice is Nice, Donny Benet does Italo electro disco! Can you believe this Sydney born beb used to have a residency at the Las Vegas Airport Hilton Entertainment Lounge! EPIC! He's playing Melbourne's Workers Club on 13 August! X

Monday, 25 July 2011

Interview: DJ Friction

I talk to DJ Friction ahead of his Global Gathering slot about festival season, Shogun Audio, and why a laptop is the last thing you'll see at one of his shows. Click here to read the interview.

Interview: Nero

London duo Nero is Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray; signed to Chase & Status’ MTA imprint they’re currently readying their debut LP ‘Welcome Reality’ for the world at large.
Click here for the full interview.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Gill Scott-Heron + Jamie XX - I'll Take Care of You

My ears feel lovely.

A thank you note to the late Gill Scott-Heron.

Tokyo Police Club - Nature of the Experiment

Oldie but a goodie. This is exactly how I feel. Two and half more hours till end of business. Watchin' that clock!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Interview: Chase & Status

Chase and Status are the production duo who brought drum and bass into the mainstream arena.
Click here to see the full interview.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Maximum Joy - Stretch

A certain body told me off for being slack. They weren't so much angry as they were disappointed. Guilt trip worked. Loving this 80s track. Hear that scream!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Interview: Mr Scruff

Mr Scruff, a name Andy Carthy inherited because of his messy mane, keeps his music low maintenance and most importantly fun. Interview here.

Interview: Chad Valley

Oxford producer Chad Valley talks about Ibiza, masking production with lo-fi values... and why he loves Aqua's 'Barbie Girl'. Full interview here.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Vivid Live - Sydney * Bat For Lashes *

I saw this on the weekend. Bat For Lashes also did The Cure.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Interview: Battles

NY's experimental trio Battles talk about their recent release Gloss Drop and their collaboration with electronica master Gary Numan. Click here to see the interview.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Interview: DJ Yoda

London's DJ Yoda is a chameleon in an ever-changing industry. Check the full interview here.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Interview: D/R/U/G/S

Manchester's D/R/U/G/S talk image, anonymity and genre-bending. Full interview here.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

La Shark

LA SHARK makes me miss London.

Check out their awesome tour video. 11 secs is certainly a crowd pleaser...aha

Monday, 18 April 2011

Isle Adore

Check out Melbourne quartet Isle Adore. Lovin' the Ariel Pink-esque-nes, echoed vocals and seemingly off-key notes, in all their tracks especially 'Lazy'.

Their Grace Darling residency will be finishing up this month, so get down and see them play on 21 April, with support from 'Milk Teddy', 'Towels' and 'The Fish'.

Lazy by isleadore


The best thing about being a music writer is discovering bands you would have never had batted an inch of an eyelash at, had it not been part of the job description.

I recently reviewed Kimbra at Melbourne's the Corner Hotel. I'm not a massive fan of her neo-soul, smokey-eyed reverberations but seeing her show did open my eyes to who she was and what she had on offer. A broad perspective of the what's going on around you is always a good thing.

The crowd went nuts when 'Settle Down' escaped the collective on-stage peripherals but I'm pretty impressed at the calibre of impending single 'Cameo Lover' - it gives the well-known 'Settle Down' a run for its money.

We'll throw in the classic for good measure:

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Islington Boys Club

Islington ain't just a town in North London - it's the beginning of a post punk introduction.

Islington Boys Club don't want to be like the rest of the lofi London bands - they're looking to pack some punch!

Check out their AA side single Plastic 16 - proof if I ever did sees it :)

Interview out soon!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Young Knives

Will be speaking to the boys from the UK's Young Knives today Their album 'Ornaments from the Silver Arcade' is out April 2011. 

Check their Myspace for tour details!

This is an earlier classic:

Seth Troxler

Interviewed the Detroit born-and-bred Seth Troxler today. The producer spoke about his new collective Visionquest and reminisced to a childhood that greatly shaped who he has become today. It was a great interview though it did not go like this:

Check out the Footprintz 'Golden Dreams', the second release via the Visionquest imprint.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Concrete Playground: You're the Spitting Image of Your Former Self

Feature on Buenos Aires artist Irina Werner who goes Back to the Future. Click here.

What are you looking at?

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I am more than prone to monologues; however, this is solely due to the manner in which they compliment a witty anecdote and their ability to resemble concrete evidence when it is so obviously lacking. I often wish I could emulate that aloof character who coolly stands in the corner smiling mysteriously as if she has a secret. However, I fear resisting the temptation to involve myself in other people’s conflicts and responding through body language rather than verbose banter may come across as contrived and arrogant. And, I am not willing to take that chance.

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