Category Archive: music

Field Day 2012

  Bobby Townsend headed to Field Day at Sydney’s Domain on New Year’s Day. Here’s what he thought:   Right, let’s make one thing clear before we start. If you’re expecting a snobbish… Read More

Fox + Sui interview

The wonderfully talented writer Jess O’Callaghan interviews Fox + Sui: Becky Freeman, half of Melbourne-based duo Fox + Sui, speaks just like she sings. Everything is wonderfully dreamy, and she doesn’t seem to… Read More

Glasser is the loveliest person ever

Bobby Townsend chats to Glasser: “I’ve been expecting you, Bobby,” says Glasser in her best Bond villain voice as she picks up the phone to chat about her upcoming visit to Australia. Her… Read More

Holland interview

Celeste Macdonald talks to Holland’s Jarryd Klapper about the Australian band’s EP, playing live and how his Mum is his biggest fan: A clichéd phrase that I profusely hate is ‘down to earth’.… Read More

The Broken Needles

Born out of the tropical wasteland of North Queensland, The Broken Needles are like pinning down the location of a needle in a haystack. Lost between worlds of classic Van Morrison-songwriting and then… Read More

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