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Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 5:13pm

According to the discourse of the pop-management industry, the Chinese language (either Cantonese or Mandarin – management consultants prefer to work in the comforting atmosphere of generalisations) uses the same word for crisis and opportunity. 


The factual basis of this superficially profound socio-linguistic observation isn’t clear – the smart money has it that it’s as...

Posted 23 Sep 2013 @ 11:19am

Sal Kimer & The Rollin’ Wheel will hit the road this November.


Known for their intelligent blend of roots, blues and country, the five-piece established themselves with their rusty-hilled self-titled debut, which saw producer Shane O’Mara (Time Rogers, The Audreys) refine the band’s talents.

Posted 23 Sep 2013 @ 10:42am

Eclectic songwriters The Crooked Fiddle Band will be embarking on an Australian tour this November in promotion of their sophomore album, Moving Pieces Of The Sea.


Recorded in Chicago under the guidance of the legendary Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies, Joanna Newsom), Moving Pieces Of The Sea will see the band refine their blend of roots, post-rock, punk and progressive into...

Posted 15 Apr 2013 @ 10:34am

After smashing it on their Been A While tour, Brothers Grim and The Blue Murders return with their Roll It In EP  tour.


Known for their combination of dusty blues and rock influenced by Chain, The Loved Ones, and Rose Tattoo, Brothers Grim and The Blue Murders have been making a name for themselves since 2010 with their powerful lives performances and pure swagger. Supporting...

Posted 21 May 2012 @ 11:03am

One of the nation's foremost blues and roots voices has announced his most extensive tour yet, with Xavier Rudd heading off around the country to celebrate the release of his new album, Spirit Bird.


Xavier has become one of our most internationally renowned performers, proving to be a worthy ambassodor for our country's rich culture.


Forming an intoxicating...

Posted 10 May 2012 @ 12:26pm

Glancing down the track list of Best Of Blues And Roots 2012, you’ll see Lanie Lane, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ash Grunwald, Blue King Brown, The Jezabels, The Waifs, Gurrumul, Justin Townes Earle, Michael Franti and Spearhead and Tim Finn. I don’t think I even need to continue with this review – you get the idea, right? The CD is jam packed with blues and roots...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 1:33pm


Django Django, are good, very good, and their self titled debut deserves the hype it’s been getting. Since the Scottish band released the double A-side single Storm/Love’s Dart in 2009, many critics have been eagerly awaiting their long player, and now that it’s here they’ve fairly soiled themselves with joy.


Music critics have a tendency to go bananas for anything...

Posted 11 Apr 2012 @ 1:54pm


Eugene McGuinness failed to capitalise on the warm reception of his eponymous 2008 album, and this new single seems unlikely to reignite people’s interest in the arch Brit arch pop artist. Lifted from the forthcoming album The Invitation To The Voyage, Shotgun relies on a sample of the Blues Brothers’ theme (actually the Peter Gunn Theme) for its character. Aside from that most...

Posted 4 Apr 2012 @ 9:33am


Local belligerents Damn Terran toured with Children Collide and DZ Deathrays last year (they also played this mangy house party in Brunswick, which being 20 mere metres away from my house, gave me the opportunity to see the band without having to make anything resembling effort – win). Their opening salvo for 2012 is this clatter-punk single, a moody, pounding cycle of noise that...

Posted 28 Mar 2012 @ 2:25pm

A Northside neo-folk track filled with unexpected melodies, nomadic vocals and gentle guitar plucks. If I was at house party with Ainslie Wills, it'd be the only possibility in my lifetime that someone could pick up a guitar and bust out a tune without me attempting to glass their jugular. Nice.


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