Jim Bob and his missing musical mojo

“I don’t know how to deal with new music anymore. I will no doubt change my mind but at the moment I have no desire to make, or rather sell, any new music.”In… Read More


Interview with Fruitbat

London-based musician and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine legend Les Carter (aka, Fruitbat) is currently in Australia with his band, Abdoujaparov. I grabbed a few words with him about the tour and his… Read More


Laneway Festival 2010

The venue may have changed, but the pleasant vibe that Sydney’s most discerning festival crowd has created in previous years remained, and the SCA provided a pretty backdrop as Portland five-piece Hockey got… Read More


Rain galore at Latitude Festival 2009

I’d prefer not to live up to the stereotype of us Brits always talking about the weather but, okay, let’s start by talking about the weather. I’ve never known anything like what was… Read More


Polly Scattergood – Polly Scattergood

More than a few listens in, and I still don’t quite know what to make of Brit School graduate Polly Scattergood’s debut album. Opener I Hate The Way begins with her delivering an… Read More


Temper Trap in Berlin

It was an evening that would, kinda inevitably, end with two stony-faced men dressed in black – one smoking – playing cold, minimalist electronic pomp. This was, after all, Berlin. Before stereotypes took… Read More


Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications

Britpop was a strange spell for music in Blighty. At the time it seemed like a wonderful celebration of a new dawn in the country – unapologetic and exciting. Looking back though, it… Read More


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