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Posted 29 Oct 2013 @ 3:25pm
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I thought I was going to die. The temporary Melbourne Festival hub felt like it was going to tear itself apart, the opening toms of Brainfreeze testing the tensile strength of every rivet embedded within the structure, rumbling the wooden floor as if a gaping passage straight to hell was ready for boarding. It was mortal euphoria, the waterfall of volume crashing down like the goddamn Niagra....

Posted 9 Oct 2013 @ 9:31am
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Garnering a swell of critical adoration in the space of two full-length albums, UK electronica duo Fuck Buttons have followed up the acerbic debut Street Horrrsing and the grandiosity of Tarot Sport with third LP Slow Focus – an album that finds a stylistic middle ground between what’s come before, yet also takes things to a whole another level. Speaking in the week following the album’s...

Posted 21 Aug 2013 @ 9:19am
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Why does our future sound like our past? This is an appropriate question to ask one’s self when you immerse yourself in the seven songs, 52 minutes that is Slow Focus, the first album in four years from Bristol electronic two piece Fuck Buttons.

 

The choice to open the album with the track Brain Freeze is a clear indication that Fuck Buttons’ success has not driven them to...

Posted 5 Jun 2013 @ 3:36pm
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When it was debuted in a primitive form during last year’s Harvest Festival, The Red Wing generated the closest thing to a singalong during Fuck Buttons’ triumphant set. We were hypnotised by the vintage disco “pew”s, and thrust our fingers to the tent ceiling while engaging in joyous onomatopoeia. Oh what fun. Released as a single edit to preface the long-awaited third LP Slow Focus, the...

Posted 19 Mar 2013 @ 6:22pm
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Following their hugely popular I'll Be Your Mirror event curated by The Drones last month, ATP have announced their next Australian chapter.

 

The event comes in the form of Release The Bats, a Halloween event featuring The Breeders performing The Last Splash, The Jesus Lizard, The Scientists, Fuck Buttons, Lightning Bolt, Sleep, Forest Swords, Total Control, The UV Race, Hoss,...

Posted 31 Jul 2012 @ 11:11am
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Broadcast to hundreds of millions around the globe, the opening ceremony to the 2012 Summer Olympics encompassed centuries of British culture. Designed by contemporary UK auteur Danny Boyle, the extravaganza told the narrative of Britain’s industrial revolution, all the while showcasing some of the nation’s most iconic figures – Bond, Bean, Bill Shakespeare, Beatles, just to name a few. Music...

Posted 22 May 2012 @ 4:10pm
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Looking back, last year's Harvest lineup was nothing short of fucking awesome. And despite a few logistical mishaps in the inaugural Melbourne leg, the festival established itself as one of the giants on the calendar. As a result, expectations are running high for this year's instalment. Let's take a look at who might be gracing the lush surrounds of Werribee Mansion.

 

First up...

Posted 1 Dec 2011 @ 9:24am
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Andrew Weatherall’s diverse list of music-related credentials is enough to ensure a place as one of dance music’s more influential figures. 

 

One of the owners of seminal label Boys’ Own (and responsible for the careers of Underworld and the Chemical Brothers), the DJ who behind Primal Scream’s breakout single Loaded, and an in-demand remixer for the likes of Fuck Buttons, Bjork...

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