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Posted 21 Mar 2012 @ 7:07am


There are those who appear different and those who are different. Chicago-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird is undoubtedly peculiar, genuinely and endearingly so. And these days, Bird is a level above most of his experimental/indie contemporaries. Being a violin virtuoso hasn’t confined his reach, but illuminated his aspiration of creating strangely harmonious...

Posted 13 Mar 2012 @ 2:20pm


Four years has been the biggest gap between Lambchop albums, but when Kurt Wagner’s gruff, gentle vocal cuts in with the lyric ‘Don't know what the fuck they talk about’ on the new album’s opening song If Not I’ll Just Die, it’s as if they’d never been away. And just like that particular lyric, Wagner hasn’t paid any mind to what has been happening outside...

Posted 8 Dec 2011 @ 4:43pm


David Gagliardi (ex-Laura) has written a very intense tune about emotional collapse, in which the songwriter is laid bare, both literally and figuratively. Musically, Way To Keep Warm is a slow brew of piano and plucked guitar notes, careful layers that are subtle and atmospheric, particularly in contrast to David’s naked, keening voice.

Posted 2 Dec 2011 @ 10:03am

Queensland-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songsmith and charismatic live performer Danny Widdicombe is an integral part of entertaining ARIA Award nominated roots combo The Wilson Pickers. He has also played guitar with luminaries such as Bernard Fanning, Karl Broadie and fellow Wilson Picker Andrew Morris, toured Oz as part of Tim Rogers' Temperance Union and released the solo albums...

Posted 15 Sep 2011 @ 11:33am

Laura Jean’s third album, A fool who’ll, is a little like a Melbourne weather report; ‘dark clouds forming, sunny at times with rain easing’. Just like a day in our wonderful city, this experience is rich and enjoyable.


Most notable to the sound of A fool who’ll is Laura Jean’s newly-utilised electric guitar which leads a variety of stringed instruments, horns,...

Posted 8 Sep 2011 @ 9:51am

I'm a solo artist so I guess the band is called Nik Lone! I sing and write the songs.


I was on tour in the USA with Goodnight Thomas. I ended up having to use more strings than usual during those shows. It felt pretty cool so I decided to write music that used mainly strings and piano instead of guitar/bass/drums.


Aside from loving the sounds of string...

Posted 30 Jun 2011 @ 9:45am

Mention 'art' to the average person, and it'll conjure images of oil paintings in the national gallery, or century-old sculptures. Not many think of sound art, a creative phenomenon that is growing in popularity in Australia. But what exactly is sound art? Electroacoustic artist David Brown defines it as "the systematic organisation and transformation of visual and sonic phenomena that may...

Posted 9 Feb 2011 @ 10:54am
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