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Johnny Hunter: On Millennials, David Bowie & Pop

Written by on 28 June 2018

Hiding in the suburbs of Sydney is one of the most impressive and ridiculous bands Australia has produced in a long time. With a sound born of wry eighties pop drawls and shuddering rock, if Johnny Hunter is anything they’re a bloody good band. When I first saw them play at the Lansdowne some months [...]

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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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Lime Cordiale: On ‘The Squeeze’ Vs. The Fuck-Ups Of Their Unofficial Mini-Festival…

Written by on 25 May 2018

Befriending inconspicuous white dudes with dreads, throwing raging house parties leaving pundits bruised and battered, lazy days at the beach and chucking on a mini-festival because bigger is better. Welcome to the perplexingly simple - or simply perplexing - world of Lime Cordiale. (That's 'cordiaaale', not 'cordial'. Jeez.) With their signature pop-driven intrigue that makes [...]

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DZ Deathrays, These New South Whales

Written by on 14 May 2018

9 May, Metro Theatre The sparse crowd stood still waiting, watching the stage ready for an appearance. Then suddenly a demon-like chant filled the Metro theatre’s walls, “These New South Whales, These New South Whales, These New South Whales…”  Four strapping young men adorned in black mesh, black nipple tape, pleather and pocket chains took [...]

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DMA’s – ‘For Now’

Written by on 27 April 2018

I've always been a fan of British music first and foremost. Ever since rock'n'roll crossed the pond from its birthplace in the US, the British truly mastered it into ways that culminated in groups as legendary as The Beatles all the way up to Radiohead - there's something so beautiful about British culture that lends [...]

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