Category Archive: music

Grimes’ Visions – one of the albums of the year

Liana Gow-Killingbeck gets movin’ to the sweet sounds of Grimes: The first time I heard the new Grimes album was a tad embarrassing. I decided I was going to listen to Canadian Claire… Read More

Beach House – Bloom

Following the success of Teen Dream in 2010, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand are back with their fourth full-length album. Bloom was born on the road in stolen moments between soundchecks and shows, and takes… Read More

Sui Zhen – Two Seas album review

We’ve been besotted by Sui Zhen for a while now, with her tinkling voice and her twisty, lovely lyrics. Jess O’Callaghan gives her debut LP a listen: Upon listening to Sui Zhen’s debut… Read More

The Cribs – In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

Liana Gow-Killingbeck reviews the latest offering from The Cribs: I’d been waiting for quite a while to get my paws on some fresh material by the English trio (and brothers), The Cribs. I’m… Read More

Jim Bob discusses his second novel

Author and legendary musician, Jim Bob, tells SYS about his new novel, his solo tour and his gigs as frontman of Carter USM: As your second novel, did you find it easier or harder… Read More

Slugga Tee EP

From the Millennium Jazz stable comes Slugga Tee and his solo EP, Passages From The Puddle, Something You Said’s 25ThC gives his verdict: Slugga Tee built up his name with an abundance of features… Read More

Oxford Art Factory’s 2nd Hat Party

Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory hosted a hat-tastic party on Thursday night, with free entry, free booze and a bunch of awesome local bands doing their thing. There was only one rule. You had… Read More

Hero Fisher interview

There is a glint in Hero Fisher’s eye as she sips red wine in a Sydney bar. Blonde hair tumbles onto her shoulders and a cheeky smile exudes an instantly beguiling impishness and engaging charisma. It is… Read More

Maple Trail interview

The Maple Trail’s Aidan Roberts talks to Something You Said about Cable Mount Warning, his new album: How does Cable Mount Warning differ from what has come from you before?  With every new recording I… Read More

TFVK review

Jess O’Callaghan checked out Melbourne’s The Fearless Vampire Killers, as they played a gig in their home city. Fiona Wilde supplied the photos, taken at their recent Sydney show: “We cleared back the tables.… Read More

Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun

Neil Martin gives his opinion on the long-awaited record from Dirty Three:  Toward The Low Sun is Dirty Three’s first album since 2005 and the band have reconvened after a busy few years… Read More

Steve Smyth in London

Sometimes you just know that you have witnessed something seminal. The Slaughtered Lamb pub, tucked away in the labyrinthal back streets of Central London, offered up one such occasion on a cold, dark… Read More