Category Archive: music

Getting to Know The Colour Code

Melbourne-based four-piece The Colour Code are one-to-watch in 2015. We asked them to tell us a little more about themselves:  We are four budding young chaps from Melbourne, Australia who write modern alternative… Read More

Live Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Terri Prior makes her debut by checking out Welsh indie band Catfish and the Bottlemen at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory: Fresh from the success of their breakthrough debut album ‘The Balcony’ these four… Read More

Laneway Festival Playlist 2015

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Ok, it’s not, but today has undeniably got a kinda pre-Christmas excitement vibe because OH-MY-GOD Laneway Festival is just one sleep away! Yup, Australia’s best festival is back… Read More

Interview: Ric Rawlins on Super Furry Animals

One of’s favourite bands ever, Super Furry Animals are the subject of a new biography by Ric Rawlins. With illustrations by Pete Fowler and full band participation it marks 20 years since the… Read More

Review: Chiodos Live in Singapore

American post-hardcore band, Chiodos, took their ambitious songcraft and inventive arranging skills to Singapore on the weekend to play a show in association with FIJI Water. Desmond Chan went along to check it out: 4pm is a rather… Read More

Interview: Wet have eyes on the prize

Brooklyn-based trio Wet are supporting London Grammar across Australia (while performing some select sideshows) this March. Elaina Ransford catches up with them in the US as they prepare for their tour… Wet first came on my radar as… Read More

Interview: Getting To Know Heart Beach

Hobart’s self-described oceanic-pop sweethearts Heart Beach are making waves. Formed in 2013, they’ve put out a ceaseless string of impressive singles and played shows across Australia and New Zealand, including a spot at… Read More

The UE Megaboom impresses

Last week we went to Andrew “Boy” Charlton swimming pool in Sydney, not for a dip, but to check out the launch of Ultimate Ears’ latest portable wireless speaker, the UE Megaboom. The reason it was held at… Read More

Album Review: Trash Kit – Confidence

There is a raucous tension within ‘Confidence’ – nervous energy coupled with spastic groovy jams. The sounds are in part reminiscent of a jazzy/bluesy New Orleans parade, only the parade is in someone’s… Read More

Belle and Sebastian, desire and consolation

Glasgow-based indie-pop legends Belle and Sebastian have just dropped their latest longplayer, the brilliant “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” and are set to journey to Australia later this month. Courtney Dabb talks… Read More

A made-up interview with J Mascis’s Lisa Says engages in a somewhat creepy (and completely made-up) conversation with J Mascis about his new album: If J Mascis is famous for something besides his virtuous, loud guitar play and… Read More

Interview: Fat Freddy’s Drop are connected

Scott Towers (aka “Chopper Reedz”) of Fat Freddy’s Drop is having a normal, run-of-the-mill day with his kids in the January sun at Langs Beach, Auckland. Just being a dad. When he picks up the… Read More