*Editors yearly rant…then on to the albums* Continue reading Top 10 of 2020 ‘Soundtrack to surviving the worst year ever’
Tucked away in a closet-sized work space in Brunswick, a very clever tinkerer is soldering, assembling, testing, loading and shipping out cute little pink boxes to all corners of the world. Continue reading Poly Effects – Digit
Twin channel distortion with the most bogan aussie artwork ever. Love it. Continue reading Straya Drive – Kink Guitar Pedals
The first rule of fuzz is: whatever works for one player will most likely repel another. As a result there are heaps of different fuzz based effects on the market. I clicked with this one. Continue reading Absolution Fuzz – Kink Effects
What a year.
What a huge year.
So many things happened, so much new ground, history and monumental changes. Also..a lot of sick music made it’s way to our earholes. I have collected what were the 10 most impacting releases that I spent time with over 2017.
They might not have been the biggest, most hyped or recognised releases across music media this year, it’s just my opinion. Continue reading Its the end of the year as we know it..
A brilliantly accomplished, well written and produced album. The pain of waiting for this to come along will pay off exponentially with each listen, each goosebump and each singalong. Continue reading Belle Haven – You, Me and Everything In Between (Greyscale) 2017
This release has me arguing with myself about what I will say regarding Figures debut ‘Chronos’. Stick with me here. There’s some remarkable strength behind this Melbourne based 5 piece. Continue reading Figures – Chronos (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.