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Posted 31 Jul 2012 @ 2:16pm

“You’re a fucking idiot,” my boyfriend told me. In the weeks preceding the Father John Misty gig, he had twigged to my secret crush on Josh Tillman, largely because I kept posting about it on Facebook. Here’s a video of Father John Misty on Letterman, sa-woon. Here’s J Tillman in a fake five-and-a-half-minute-long commercial for Japanese whisky. Here are some of the many hilarious things J...

Posted 4 Jul 2012 @ 8:01am

Father John Misty is the stage name of J Tillman, who resigned his post as Fleet Foxes band member last January. He was the drummer, and a hired gun at that, so his departure caused barely a ripple in the duck pond of global music appreciation. But anyone who has seen Fleet Foxes live would know that J Tillman was destined for bigger things. Even from behind the kit, he vied for the role of...

Posted 16 May 2012 @ 9:49am

As the dust settled on another hallowed Fleet Foxes album, the various members scatter and make hay with their side-projects. On the downside, Poor Moon (featuring two Fleet Foxes members) have released a five-track EP of dull AM radio rock that hardly leaves you anticipating any further releases. On the positive side, the new album from ex-drummer Josh Tillman is a wonderful release. Like...

Posted 17 Feb 2012 @ 4:07pm

Excellent news for local fellas Husky: Liberation Music have announced that the band have signed a worldwide record deal with famed American label Sub Pop as well as the announcement of an Australian headline tour. Furthermore, the crew will also head overseas for a run of international gigs.

 

Husky will be the first ever Australian band to be signed to Sub Pop, joining talented...

Posted 26 Jan 2012 @ 6:56am

 

First Aid Kit often get compared to Fleet Foxes, perhaps due to them getting their big break via their YouTube cover of Tiger Mountain Peasant Song. Aside from I Found A Way having the same romantic urgency and wavering flutes of Your Protector, Johanna and Klara Soderber’s assured second album cementstheir sound as something quite different - younger, subtler and leaning a lotcloser...

Posted 17 Jan 2012 @ 4:27pm


I awoke on the first day of 2010 after five straight nights of partying (volunteer staff had to be there an extra night) and said to myself “never again”. It’s not that Falls isn’t a great festival – in fact, it’s probably the best of its kind – it’s just when such hedonism starts to involve such physical endurance, existential crises are triggered. After a year off from Falls, a...

Posted 17 Jan 2012 @ 1:05pm

Paddy Mann (aka Grand Salvo) is a stirring Melbourne singer-songwriter who compels you to fight back tears via the delicate beauty and pure emotion of his thoughtful songs. Needles and Flowers from his fifth album, Soil Creatures, seeped into the attentive crowd who sat mesmerised by the evocative narratives, wrenching melancholy and beautifully-articulated reflections. In an affecting...

Posted 4 Jan 2012 @ 10:45am

Reducing the disparity between ‘who you are’ and ‘who you want to be’ remains one of life’s greatest challenges. The title of Fleet Foxes’ sophomore album, Helplessness Blues – the follow-up to the Seattle-bred harmonic-folk group’s influential self-titled debut album – alludes to this struggle and the realisation that, sometimes, the individual is the only thing standing in the way. “The...

Posted 17 Nov 2011 @ 9:43am

You could forgive Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss for being nervous. Their self-produced debut full-length, Forever So , is just days away from release. Yet in the late afternoon sunshine at Southbank, vocalist/guitarist Gawenda and keyboardist Preiss sound remarkably self-assured and mature, all things considered. Over a few ginger beers and chips, half of Husky don't look like a young band,...

Posted 11 Nov 2011 @ 9:37am

By any reasonable measure, Boy & Bear have had a meteoric rise. The charismatic five-piece formed in 2009, and in just over two years they have become one the country's best-loved indie folk acts, with a staggering list of professional achievements to their name. Boy & Bear won Triple J's Unearthed competition just months after forming, and signed a major label deal shortly afterwards...

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