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Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:02am

Core- April 25

Dear Inexperienced Security Staffers Assigned to Various Venues When Bands of the Punk/Hardcore Persuasion Are Headlining,
I hope this letter finds you well, and that it does not long distract you from lifting heavy things before your beaming reflection. I would like to suggest a couple points of basic etiquette that are expected from you at a show. Though a...

Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 10:02am

 

Call them “awkward” as much as you like, but the simple truth is that San Cisco know how to work their magic – and they’ve proven that. Entering triple j’s Unearthed Competition because “it’s just something that you do now”, the Fremantle foursome have gone from strength to strength since uploading their song on the program. Speaking to the band’s drummer, and only female member,...

Posted 5 Apr 2012 @ 5:01pm

It was happenstance, and a latent passion for Chet Baker’s twisted, tortured and emotive brand of jazz that led Melbourne musician Nick Murphy to adopt the name Chet Faker as the nom de plume for his electronic-beat-pop outfit. While Murphy is adamant that Chet Faker is largely Nick Murphy under a convenient pseudonym, he does concede that it’s reasonable to assume Chet Faker is an alternative...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 1:15pm

Sarah Kendall just had the worst flight from London to Melbourne. You know when you get on a plane and see a mum with a toddler who's out of control, she asks? And everyone's thinking, don’t sit next to me?

 

The audience murmurs in sympathy, thinking how awful it must have been to sit through a 24-hour flight next to someone else's toddler.
 
But there’s a twist: “...

Posted 27 Mar 2012 @ 12:21pm

 

It’s been a massive year for the mysterious and enigmatic artist that is Chet Faker. Making waves in the blogosphere, with his cover of Blackstreets No Diggity shooting to number one on MP3 blog aggregator Hype Machine, he’s since been teasing fans with a series of downloadable tracks. The time has now come to put the courting to an end. Thinking In Textures is a seven track EP that...

Posted 27 Mar 2012 @ 11:37am

 

It seems like renowned country troubadour Justin Townes Earle cannot get enough of Australia, and the adoration is more than a little bit reciprocated. Last in the country for a boot-worthy (that’s a good thing, for the uninitiated) Golden Plains performance, Justin returns with Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now – his refreshingly soulful new LP. Before touching...

Posted 22 Mar 2012 @ 6:56am

 

It might have taken five albums to build up his profile to this level, but check out his latest work on YouTube to understand why it all takes time. A video like Traumatic Cinema can seemingly change your outlook and point of view towards Aussie hip hop in three fleeting minutes. One of the darkest and most creative clips you’ll see in some time, Traumatic Cinema describes the life of...

Posted 22 Feb 2012 @ 12:11pm

 

Straddling a smooth groove between electro and soul, Melbourne’s Chet Faker ambles into the spotlight with Terms & Conditions, the first single from his forthcoming Thinking in Textures EP. Crooning in a rough, strained, post-Al Green kind of way, the mysterious Chet (real name, intentions, unknown) explores the classic soul themes of heartbreak and desire while his music ticks...

Posted 20 Dec 2011 @ 12:28pm

It may not explode and erupt in your face like its Australian Music Prize-shortlisted predecessor My Volcano , but Richard In Your Mind's brand new album Sun is the Sydney collective's most classy effort so far. What's more, according to founder and frontman Richard Cartwright, it's the band's most Neil-Young-like, landscape-inspired effort so far, too.

 

 

"Lyrically, it...

Posted 18 Dec 2011 @ 3:13pm

Though keeping busy over the past few years with a series of collaborations and extracurricular projects, it's still been half a decade since we last heard a fully-formed studio effort from Spank Rock. Since then debut album YoYoYoYoYo has gone on to influence a whole new generation of artists, as well as making its presence felt on recent mainstream releases. The...

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