Category Archive: music

Heidi chats to Howling Bells

Heidi Pett talks to Howling Bells lead guitarist Joel Stein about their latest album, touring and listening to trash. “I think I was just feeling lucky,” Joel Stein laughs as he explains why… Read More

Jonjon reviews Joker’s album, The Vision

Jonjon gave Joker’s new album a listen. Here’s what he thought: Joker’s The Vision is all over the place. What you get is a mishmash of styles and genres with a few pop-tinged… Read More

Georgia Fair interview

Georgia Fair’s Ben Riley talks to Heidi Pett about the band’s debut album, touring, and how he dreams of collaborating with Snoop Dogg: “One day, Jordo just mentioned at lunchtime that he was… Read More

Twerps album review

While their previous releases were charmingly ramshackle lo-fi songs about subjects such as drunkenly throwing up on your friends, Twerps recorded their eponymous debut long-player in a bona fide studio with the help… Read More

Portugal. The Man aim for the next level

  Bobby Townsend talks to Portugal. The Man’s Zachary Scott Carothers: “I’m just outside of Paris and I’m feeling a little sick. I took a bite of the worst thing I have ever… Read More

The 2011 ARIA Awards

Bobby Townsend and Heidi Pett went to the 2011 ARIA Awards in Sydney today. They behaved like consummate professionals. Here’s Bobby’s review: As you would expect from any Australian award ceremony, the 2011 ARIA’s… Read More

Fred Falke at The Nest

Jonjon checks out the ESM Launch Party, featuring Fred Falke, Starsmith and Burns at The Nest, Dalston, 17/11/11. Dalston gets a lot of stick… and deservedly so. It’s a punchline to any attempt… Read More

TFVK Interview

Guitarist Al Marx from Melbourne’s The Fearless Vampire Killers tells Something You Said a bit about the band: The Fearless Vampire Killers are a really complementary group of people. Justin is the loveliest… Read More

Death In Vegas on their latest album

It’s a warm, sunny Spring Monday in Sydney, yet Richard Fearless sits in a hotel café feeling a little down in the dumps. With technical problems having hindered the Death In Vegas’ set… Read More

Tom Waits – Bad As Me album review

It’s been seven years since Tom Waits unleashed on the world his brilliant, barmy work of “cubist funk”, Real Gone. So there was obviously a huge amount of anticipation about his new offering,… Read More

Georgia Fair review

Heidi Pett gives her thoughts on Georgia Fair’s first long-player: Despite its name, All Through Winter seems destined to be something of a summer soundtrack. A warm breeze, gauzy curtains blowing through an open… Read More

Changing Lanes 2011

Last year’s inaugural Changing Lanes felt like a proper festival. Which is kinda weird because there were no tents, no fields and not a naked wasted hippy anywhere in sight. Instead, there was… Read More