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Posted 2 May 2012 @ 2:43pm


Even heavier than its precursor, Electricity is the B-side to R U Mine?,released to support Record Store Day. This one is a mess of distortion, the vocals buried beneath the slapping would-be Dave Grohl drums and the rolling QOTSA guitar line. Doesn’t sound like it was much of a song to start with, but the production makes it one big forgettable stew of sound.

Posted 2 May 2012 @ 2:24pm


Young’s first album in nine years is a collection of folk rock tunes – traditional songs reworked in a Yard Birds fashion, judging by the single. In this bizarre version of Oh Suzanna, you can just make out the line, "I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee," but it bears no resemblance to the twanging hillbilly bluegrass of the original. I’m not sure it’s improved...

Posted 2 May 2012 @ 11:54am


Lisa is back with steel drum laden pop song in which her little voice peels and soars ambitiously. The notes tremble and dance in a gently epic way, reflecting the knock-it-to-the-bleachers swooping pop style of producer Dann Hume (Evermore). It’s an interesting step forward for Mitchell but, ironically, Spiritus lacks real spirit. There is something...

Posted 2 May 2012 @ 11:31am


Chris Cheney produced the single by this emerging Melbourne three-piece, a straight-faced country rock number that would sit comfortably in a Billy Ray Cyrus set list. It rocks, it rolls, it boot scoots, it speaks of wanton women and broken men, and hits familiar notes in a very familiar order. Absolutely pleasant but also completely bland.

Posted 2 May 2012 @ 11:25am

Melbourne artist Justin Wilding Stokes has a debut album, Bird’s Bread, due out this week. The lead single has a breezy and a bouncing oom-pah beat, an homage to Sgt Pepper that wafts into a clattering reverie echoing A Day In The Life and half a dozen early songs by Blur. I’ll Love You.. is lively and pretty but not striking – the melody plods in a fairly predictably way. If...

Posted 1 May 2012 @ 11:14am

So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band is called earl and you've got all of us. Troy – guitars and all things tech. Tom – drums. Jackson – slappin' the bass, and myself, Mark – vocals and guitar.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Pop-rock. No one has told us we sound like...

Posted 1 May 2012 @ 11:05am

Define your genre in five words or less:

Punchy punky power pop.


Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Corey: We get the obvious comparisons, like Elvis...

Posted 29 Apr 2012 @ 4:41pm

Alias of twenty-two year old Essex beats fiend Stuart Howard, Lapalux is a name to keep your eyes on.


Responsible for some seriously stellar releases on Pictures and his new home, Flying Lotus-owned Brainfeeder alongside stellar reworks for Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Crystal Fighters, Howard's unique brand of twisted sampling skills and soulful, warm beats...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 7:44am


The Go Set are all set to hit The Espy  to launch their new self-titled album. The new album is the band's fifth studio effort and was recorded with producer Paul McKercher.


Likened to everything from early Midnight Oil, to The Pogues, and The Clash, The Go Set combine the traditional sounds of bagpipes, accordian and fiddle with punk rock guitars, and a mind blowing...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:25am

Define your genre in five words or less:
Old-School New-Age Space Rock (hyphens make two words one yeah?)


1. Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
The Sun.


2. What do you love about making music?
Before you walk into the room, there’s anticipation and empty space. After you’...


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