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Posted 15 Feb 2012 @ 10:07am

 

At one stage of Puta Madre Brothers’ European sojourn last year, the band’s cross-cultural mutated cross-pollination almost got out of hand. “There was one night when we were playing in an African club in Switzerland, and we were Australians playing Mexican music. It was snowing outside, and we’re in an Ethiopian club – we just stopped and looked around, and thought ‘this is really...

Posted 15 Feb 2012 @ 10:02am

 

It might be a peaking summer day outside, but in the air-conditioned confines of a label office, half of Melbourne’s The Dead Leaves are looking, as always, extremely dapper. “We heard you were coming, so we dressed up” jokes guitarist Andy Pollock, bedecked in a neat pressed shirt framed by a waistcoast and full Windsor-knotted tie. He is flanked by frontman Matt Joe Gow, he of the...

Posted 10 Jan 2012 @ 2:00pm

Alt country's other other darling, Will Oldham, returns with new album Wolfroy Goes To Town - his eleventh under the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy moniker. Perhaps because of the familiarity of the players, the production has a laid back and easy played-on-the-porch feel, with Oldham's wavering croak front and centre. Sometimes, like on There Will Be Spring, he is accompanied by nothing more than a...

Posted 18 Dec 2011 @ 3:07pm

It's been a long time coming for Waverley, one of Melbourne's up and coming power punk acts, but the band is finally ready to release their debut full-length in February of 2012. Lead singer and guitarist Daniel Papak speaks about the record with a sense of enthusiasm, admitting that, "It's an album that we feel like we've been working on for so long now. So many rehearsals, and we just can't...

Posted 7 Dec 2011 @ 9:06am

Having met at work, Alexa Nania and Maddie Acosta were both aware of each other's musical talents yet it wasn't until they were coerced into playing together at a wedding that The Modern Age was born. From there the two young musicians began writing songs and playing shows wherever they could, eventually adding two more members along the way and expanding into the band they are today.

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Posted 30 Nov 2011 @ 11:10am

Greg Saunier could talk all day and you'd be rewarded for giving him your undivided attention. He speaks with a genuine enthusiasm that immediately separates him from the narcissistic hipster and insecure conformist. Few musicians are more captivating live and even fewer communicate more passionately than the Deerhoof drummer/musical genius. It's this deep-seated fervour that may explain why...

Posted 24 Nov 2011 @ 9:15am

As winners of the 2011 triple j Unearthed High competition, Snakadaktal's self-titled debut EP comes fraught with expectation. The good news is that it lives up to the hype.

 

Despite listing Metronomy as a major influence, Snakadaktal's mellow tones have more in common with The XX and Foals. What they do share with Metronomy however, is serious skill with a synthesiser and a...

Posted 24 Nov 2011 @ 9:15am

Change is a funny thing. Sometimes change occurs without design and happens gradually. Yet sometimes, a change occurs that's so drastic, it can only be the result of one contributing factor. For Taraka Larson, art school provided the inspiration for the radical alteration not only in the style of music she wrote, but also her outlook on life.


 

Before attending art school...

Posted 24 Nov 2011 @ 9:16am

In that sea of naked bodies you find on Rat Vs Possum's new album artwork, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Kulesza claims it's his legs that stand out the most. "They're pretty hairy!" he laughs, "and we're all covered in baby oil…" And if the mixture of friends and band members depicted in their birthday suits on the cover of Let Music & Bodies Unite weren't comfortable with each...

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,...

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