Real talk. You know what? I dropped the ball several times on some absolutely outstanding releases in 2017 and I just couldn’t find my chill after doing the normal Top 10 list until I’d made some sort of penance. So below is a handful of the best stuff I DIDNT get around to penning reflections on. And I feel bad. Continue reading The Other List. (aka amazing releases I didn’t write up > but should have.)
No way I’m going to do this justice with my limited vocabulary and mere words. Suffice to say it was incredible.
Amber has too much time on her hands. The beautiful and restrained melancholy is captured across 8 pieces of slow ambient music filled with reverb, delicate guitars, shimmering cymbals and minimalist drums, swelling bass and droning keys. Continue reading Cloud Tangle – Pocket (EP) 2017
So sometime around 2015 while talking with a bunch of other people who all hung out on the same math/post rock fb group. I found a slew of really cool Aus bands who were putting out some really interesting stuff. Among those that I got linked that I really enjoyed were a couple of Melbourne bands. One which was a gtr and drums trio making imaginative non cliché’d huge post etc sounds and another guitar and drum duo which was like dirty three with blast beats and SUNN O))) guitar swarms. These bands both seemed to put out these killer records around a similar time and I really enjoyed both albums when I heard them, which left me hoping they’d put out some more stuff to sink my teeth into. Fortunately they banded together and shared the cost of a 7 inch record to do just that. Continue reading GOODBYE ENEMY AIRSHIP/WARPIGS – Split 7″
Hey all, so for today’s review we have the mesmeric new release from Sydney Post Chamber outfit, Hinterlandt!
This latest release “Ode to Doubt”, follows on from the 2016 release “ensemble” and continues on with the current format of Hinterlandt as a 4 piece ensemble of guitar, horns, percussion and strings. With the lovely welcome addition of vocals across a couple of the tracks. Continue reading HINTERLANDT – Ode To Doubt (2017)
So I couldn’t be more excited to present you this next one, for today’s review. We have Cruel Optimism by thee mighty Lawrence English.
The Nation Blue return. Holy shit. Engaging, intense and relevant. Nothing else released this year even comes close. Continue reading The Nation Blue – Black (Poison City) 2016
I’m adding TV Telepath to my list of contenders. This is sick. Continue reading TV Telepath – I Won True Love On A Gameshow (2016)
‘The Verbal Kind’ is the impressive debut album by Brisbane Punk/Prog 4 Piece ‘He Danced Ivy’. A different type of band for a different type of heavy music fan.
Continue reading He Danced Ivy – The Verbal Kind (2016)
For today’s interview on DIYFS we get to talk about label running with one of the most honest and pragmatic people you could listen to when it comes to running labels and performing, with a strong knowledge of how to operate particularly in the bandcamp realm. We’re lucky to be talking today with Perth Legend Claire Pannell of Dog Park Records. Continue reading DIYFS – DOG PARK RECORDS