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Immigrant Union

Posted 20 Feb 2014 @ 8:59am

Once relieved in the refuge of Ding Dong Lounge’s air conditioning, and an ice-cold beer in hand, I was with an open mind to the first artist of the night, Hayley Couper. Not being too well versed on the dreamy pop songstress, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and the assortment of gear surrounding her solo stage set-up offered no clue.


First impressions inevitably came into play....

Posted 14 Nov 2013 @ 10:51am

Adding a dash of J Mascis-style fragile vocals to a jangly Southern romp, local collective Immigrant Union keep it coming with their brand of proficient rock‘n’roll with a hearty serving trebly guitar action. It ticks all the boxes, but lacks a certain sense of danger in the dynamic, like the solos don’t really have room to breathe or something. Still heaps listenable but.

Posted 3 Jul 2013 @ 8:59am

Ever-present on the Melbourne fringe, Immigrant Union rise above the perfunctory here on Alison with a breezy alt-country, whiskey-drenched ballad. The twangy qualities are a charm, garnishing some crisp production values. Not sure if it’s due to my not paying attention, but has Courtney Barnett always been in the band, or is she a new recruit? She’s ace. 

Posted 20 Jun 2012 @ 2:32pm

After spending most of the year on the road supporting big name talent, The Hello Morning are returning home to officially launch their critically lauded debut album.


The album has been receiving shit-hot reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone sinces its release, now Melbourne fans have the pleasure of hearing the record in the live setting.


The launch follows...

Posted 8 May 2012 @ 11:49am


Though he’s been living in Australia for over two years now, Brent DeBoer can’t abscond from his hometown of Portland, Oregon. While the drummer for renowned jangle-psych outfit The Dandy Warhols certainly enjoys Melbourne as his adopted hometown, when it came time to record the debut full-length with Immigrant Union, DeBoer knew he had to return to Portland, one of the great music...

Posted 20 Apr 2012 @ 8:22am


Courtney Barnett probably has a lot of friends. As well as the obvious namesake of this EP, there's also Brent DeBover (of The Dandy Warhols and Immigrant Union), Pete Convery and Alex Hamilton (of Merri Creek Pickers). Courtney and this particular group of mates gathered in a lounge room recently to record the eight tracks that make up this honest, easy and notable debut.


Posted 20 Oct 2011 @ 10:48am


Tim Wheatley of Crooked Saint


Define your genre in five words or less:

Aussie Rock


Someone is walking passed as you're playing, they get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?

If they didn't know me, they would 'assume' that I stole Liberace's shirts. If they do know...

Posted 7 Jun 2011 @ 11:48am

Accordingly to their press release, Immigrant Union formed when Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (Melbourne’s Lazy Sons) met at Cherry Bar one night. A mere 24 hours later, found themselves “on a farm outside Nagambie drinking VB cans and strumming classic country and rock ‘til dawn.” This is awkward, see, because I already dislike them for introducing themselves by way of this...

Posted 20 May 2011 @ 5:10pm

I had my first night out in Melbourne when I was sixteen, in which my sister took me along to see her workmate's band at a nightclub somewhere in the city. The place was something else, containing enough stimuli to fry my pubescent, country mind - indistinguishable trannies, dildo vending machines, horrific murals, and worst of all, warm VB stubbies. "Wow, Melbourne's fucked up," I must have...

Posted 28 Apr 2011 @ 12:57pm



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