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Posted 24 Apr 2012 @ 12:15pm

Five words that describe your genre:
Rock’n’roll garage pop.


When and why did you start writing and playing music?
Like a lot of people reading this, I can’t imagine not writing or playing music. To write is obviously to express, and rock music is one of the greatest methods of self-expression ever. Store Bought Cool have all been performers and players of music since...

Posted 20 Apr 2012 @ 7:22am

After he was announced as the headliner of this year's Splendour In The Grass yesterday, Melbourne fans have been eagerly anticipating the possibility of a Jack White sideshow - especially considering he was one of the select main acts on the poster not to be suffixed with "only Australian show".


We can expect a selection of classics from the Jack White canon, which includes...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 8:33am


People liked The White Stripes because people like rules. From the outset, the world-conquering Detroit duo aligned themselves to an intangible manifesto. Some aspects were upheld rigorously – the tri-colour aesthetic, the ruse of siblingry, the admonishment of setlists – and some were bent or broken. It’s easy to draw the analogy between White’s trajectory and that of his favourite...

Posted 19 Mar 2012 @ 4:04pm


As if the Dig It Up! invitational announced by Hoodoo Gurus wasn't huge enough, the celebration has now been extended to take over four stages across three venues this coming Anzac Day.


With the first announcement including The Sonics, seminal Australian outfit Died Pretty, US hard-rock outfit Red Kross, Japanese rock and rollers (and Tarantino favourites) The'...

Posted 17 Feb 2012 @ 9:58am


Almost two years ago to the day, Slow Club stole my last twenty bucks. At Sydney Festival to see Camera Obscura, I was stunned by the opening act who all but blew them off the stage. Unsure if I’d ever be able to hear their music again, I almost had to fake a seizure to get through the crowd at the merch stand to grab their first album, Yeah, So?. The long, penniless walk home was...

Posted 6 Dec 2011 @ 1:28pm

Hanni El Khatib so delicately describes his music as "songs for anyone who's ever been shot or hit by a train. Knife fight music." He adds that it is "the perfect soundtrack to get killed to." Strangely, somehow that just seems to fit perfectly. He has taken his live show to huge venues across the United States touring with Florence and the Machine, yet his raw, gritty tones and his slick,...

Posted 11 Nov 2011 @ 10:03am

To hear The Bloody Hollies is to hear the kind of rollicking, devil-may-care attitude that harkens back to the days when sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll were more than just a catchphrase; they were a way of life. This fearless aesthetic is prominent not only on Yours Until The Bitter End , their fifth and latest full-length but also in their bombastic live show.


But there's...

Posted 11 Oct 2011 @ 9:59am

The Jagermeister Independent music awards celebrate independent music - what does it mean to you to be an independent artist? 

Hard work.


What's the biggest challenge to being an independent artist? 


I suppose for most independent musicians there is a lower level of resources at hand to assist you. Less money, less help, But more control creatively....

Posted 29 Sep 2011 @ 9:20am

It's been a long, hard few weeks leading up to the official Big Day Out 2012 lineup announcement (which will finally be unveiled later tonight, with the three headlining acts to be revealed tomorrow morning). 



There's been no shortage of rumours flying around, with supposed "spies" and "music journalists" claiming adamantly the acts closing out the festival will...

Posted 3 Jun 2011 @ 9:22am

It’s nothing against Australia, it’s just that singer-songwriter Kim Churchill is a travelin’ man, which means there’s only so much territory you can cover despite this geographically vast land of ours. In the lead up to his last tour of Australia for the year before heading overseas, Churchill says it’s a bitter-sweet feeling playing his upcoming round of farewell shows.


“I think...


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