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Author: Tom Clake

REVIEW: Total Giovanni

Written by on 13 November 2018

Ever wondered what it would sound like if LCD Soundsystem collaborated with the Talking Heads? Well Total Giovanni have you covered and so much more. Lovers, fighters, artists and disco-dance princes, the Melbourne five-piece are reimagining the naive disco-era with contemporary production techniques, house beats and a dash of underlying cynicism. After releasing the long […]

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: On Doing It Yourself and Touring Europe

Written by on 3 October 2018

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are on the precipice of becoming one of Australia’s biggest psych-rock bands. Although their first release was only in 2016, the Perth band’s phenomenally mature sound and incredible live presence has well and truly established them as Australia’s latest break-out band. In 2016 and 2017 the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets brought us the High Visceral saga […]

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Spiderbait: On the Vinyl Revival & the State of Aussie Rock’n’Roll

Written by on 7 June 2018

Come Together is coming back with a hefty rock lineup this June, boasting sets from established Australian rock heavyweights Spiderbait, The Superjesus, Mammal, Osaka Punch and up-and-coming female punk-pop outfit RACKETT. This return of the festival is being dubbed Come Together - Recharged 2018 and is a return to form of their original rock roots [...]

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GUM – “The Underdog”

Written by on 23 April 2018

Earlier this month GUM dropped his fourth LP titled The Underdog, an immersive insight into “a day in the life of GUM.” For anyone unaware, GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson from Tame Impala and Pond. My favourite part of this album is the range of emotions it’s able to impart on you. [...]

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GUM: On Douche Chills, Tame Impala & Science Fiction

Written by on 20 April 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to GUM following the release of his latest album The Underdog. For the uninitiated, GUM is the solo project of Tame Impala and Pond member, Jay Watson. Since 2014 he has treated us to four LPs, each with their own distinct personality. Watson describes The Underdog as [...]

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Gig: Cub Sport, Eves Karydas, Merk

Written by on 19 March 2018

17 Mar, Metro Theatre Over the weekend I attended the Sydney show of Cub Sport’s BATS world tour, and was treated to the best indie pop this continent has to offer. The first support of the night was the New Zealand-based solo producer Merk, an indie pop/rock artist with the instrumentation of bands like Unknown [...]

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