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Posted 30 Sep 2013 @ 12:31pm

Any frequenter of Fitzroy's nightlife will be familiar with Kooyeh, the nine piece soul-reggae-band of smiles belting out ballads or crooning to skanking fans. Though you miss out on the odd choreographed dance move, Kooyeh's first album Soul Cleansing translates the stage presence of members as interwoven as pipes on a 97 Windows screen saver. 

The album plays breezily...

Posted 12 Mar 2013 @ 11:41am

It’s after midnight. One half of Client Liaison, frontman Monte Morgan, is backstage removing his shirt and adorning a talisman-like chestpiece while his bandmate, Harvey Miller, smoothly strides past the vintage office mise en scene (replete with fax machine and appropriated Diners Club logos) to pour himself a cup from the water cooler. The crowd is in their hands after the stellar preceding...

Posted 25 Oct 2012 @ 8:00am

After Salome, Cageling and Special over the last couple of years, the award-winning, critically acclaimed and edgy ensemble, The Rabble, came up with a confronting adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Negotiating and pushing the envelope on the socially constructed concept of gender has been a thespian staple for centuries and The Rabble’s take on the novel’s fluid gender identity subject...

Posted 17 May 2012 @ 3:19pm

The krautrock-loving Nootropics ushers in a clear change in sound for Baltimore art-rock quartet Lower Dens, though it has much in common with their debut album, Twin Hand Movement. Both conjure up a dark, stark mood that goes a long way in making up for their inconsistencies.


There are some undeniably captivating moments on Nootropics...

Posted 16 May 2012 @ 1:33pm

Joining Bleeding Knees Club at the vanguard of Brisbane’s garage punk revival, Dune Rats are a mangy duo whose latest single has the burnt out noise pop thrust of Wavves, simple and melodic but also distorted and braying, with a snarl that can be traced back to Kurt Cobain.

Posted 16 May 2012 @ 1:15pm

The Graveyarders have a new album out this week, and a smashing new single to promote it. I'm Gone has the hallmark foot-stomping, steel guitar riffs and gruff man choir accents that we’ve come to know and love, but it is somehow more straight-faced than previous efforts. This one is serious.

Posted 15 May 2012 @ 2:45pm

Maidenhair is a party album of sorts, hitting an appealing middle ground somewhere between civilized dinner party and 3am PARTY. Bedroom electronica can be obscure to the point of only turning up in a select few other bedrooms, but the latest sample-swamped collection of collages from Max Crumbs (aka sometime hardcore drummer Max Kohane) is destined to be enjoyed by a wider...

Posted 15 May 2012 @ 12:53pm

If Bruce McAvaney was a rock’n’roll commentator, he’d have spent early the evening before tonight’s Toot Toot Toots album launch waxing lyrical about the spectacle that was about to unfold, for this was an event that was only ever going to be, in Bruce’s time-honoured discourse, special.


Mother And Son are a great band, period.  Brodie Jarman has the couture, coiffure and...

Posted 15 May 2012 @ 12:44pm

Ainslie Wills is something quite special. To be specific, it’s the way she sings. She’s a fine musician, with fingers deft on guitar strings to pick out melodies and drive her songs along with gentle, urgent rhythms  and she fronts a tight, accomplished band, but it’s her voice that’s really, really, something else.


Second support act, Adelaide’s Gold Bloom were brilliant in...

Posted 15 May 2012 @ 12:57pm

What better night to settle into some suicidal-thought inducing music than a cut-glass-with-nipples-cold Wednesday evening in St Kilda? Perfect. Never have the op-shop smelling armchairs of the Palais felt better. I’m not sure if you’ve been to a gig here on a warmer day, but it's not pleasant. However as we loiter on the cusp of winter, sitting down to watch Dallas play guitar as he took many...


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