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Posted 14 Aug 2012 @ 12:38pm

Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis pays absolute tribute to a unique era of rock'n'roll and presents a passionate and musically spectacular rendition of the Sun hit records we know and love – Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and plenty more. We chatted to David Cosma about his musical project.


Tell us about how you got into the unique Memphis era of rock'n'roll.

Posted 7 Mar 2012 @ 10:22am


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The Checks,  I'm Sven and I play guitar.


What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
With Deadly Summer Sway, our new album, people say that we sound like The Stone Roses, music from a David Lynch Film, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Doors, The Beach Boys. I hope that people will say...

Posted 29 Nov 2011 @ 10:13am

He doesn't sound like a 61-year-old man, be it conversationally or musically. He's disarmingly modest and polite: even though Nick Lowe wrote (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding , to this day he isn't bothered a whit that it's credited to Elvis Costello. He was in the thick of punk and new wave, but never let himself be identified with either movement, even though he was...

Posted 25 Nov 2011 @ 12:56pm

"Lynchian". The word is everywhere these days. It's gotten to the stage where the adjective has wedged itself into the vernacular of the music journalist far more prominently than that of the film critic. Uneasy nostalgia? Lynchian. Slight references to misogyny? Lynchian. The curtains at The Toff? Lynchian. Is the debut solo recording effort from the man himself Lynchian? Is it even possible...

Posted 26 Oct 2011 @ 9:16am

Lying in bed in the wee small hours of the morning, Go-Go Sapien's Will Hindmarsh was hit with a flash of inspiration. "It was about four o'clock in the morning, and it was on the end of two all-night benders," Hindmarsh says. "I had this digital camera, and I wanted to do something with it. I thought about doing a documentary about the Melbourne music scene, but there was already someone else...

Posted 4 Oct 2011 @ 2:18pm

The Eskimo Joe boys made the quick dash from the Rod Laver Arena, where they played the Footy Show Grand Final Spectacular, to the more intimate, classy and relatively bogan-free surrounds of Melbourne's Forum on this evening, and it seems they were nicely warmed up when they hit the stage. They put on a rather spirited and energetic performance.


With 14 years and now five...

Posted 2 Aug 2011 @ 1:17pm

What's a Rock'n'Roll Shindig?

Our name originated from Chuck Berry's TV Show Shindig. The meaning of the word represents a get together of people in a particular place to play music, dance, have fun and enjoy life.


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