Category Archive: music

Lily Allen album review

Sometimes, an album comes out of the blue and belies all preconceptions. Alright, Still, Lily Allen’s debut, was one such record. On the surface, a collection of bubblegum pop songs from the daughter… Read More

Kimya Dawson at The Komedia, Brighton

Angelo Spencer was naked at The Komedia. Not literally, of course. The skinny Frenchman was very much clothed, but, due to a lack of a van to carry his kick-drum, high-hat and bass,… Read More

Jeffrey Lewis in Paris

The first noticeable thing about watching support band, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, in the small downstairs room of a venue on the outskirts of Paris,was just how respectful the audience was. There… Read More

Bridezilla interview for Demo Magazine

It was love at first sight. And first listen. As I stood in a smoky underground venue tucked away amongst the brothels and strip clubs of Sydney‘s Kings Cross in the spring of… Read More

The Wave Pictures live

First things first, when and why did Brighton’s cosiest venue decide it needed to refurbish? Tucked away in the back streets, the formerly tiny Freebutt has been graced by some of indie’s finest.… Read More

Adam Green talks sweaty balls

“I like it when my balls get all sweaty. I like it when it makes this special smell. I rub it on my neck like cologne. It’s quite attractive.”Adam Green is not your… Read More

Nigel Kennedy plays in a bar in Kings Cross

On Thursday night I went to see one of the most iconic musicians in the world. In a pub in Kings Cross: “Please welcome onto the stage, the greatest violinist in the world,”… Read More

Loene Carmen – Rock ‘n’ Roll Tears review

Loene Carmen is cool. In fact, Loene Carmen is so undeniably fucking cool that she could have been lifted straight out of a Tarantino movie, and on her third long-player, Rock ‘n’ Roll… Read More

An early Angus & Julia Stone interview

Sydney’s Angus & Julia Stone (seen here at Sydney’s Great Escape festival) are sitting in the lounge of their London home shortly before they return to Australia, hearing for the first time the… Read More

Regina Spektor: a unique talent to cherish

Regina Spektor was still little-known in Australia when I last spoke to her at the end of 2006 about the release of her fourth long-player, Begin To Hope. While music lovers in the… Read More