Ela Stiles – Ela Stiles (Bedroom Suck)
What is ‘Ela Stiles’? Fleeting beauty, sunlight through a dense canopy. And the breathless darkness wrapping around you as the shards of illumination slip further out of reach. It is an artefact, as if uncovered by accident. Irregular in shape like it was worn by the passage of time, the first side comprising six songs […]
Sky Ferreira, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 18 March 2014
Sky Ferreira’s Sydney show, the only date on her ludicrously short inaugural Australian tour, was itself a tad on the skint side. I mean, on their first tour in 2011 OFF! played every song from their 25-odd minute first album and then started playing it again from the top to fill out the time. Anywho, […]
The Jezabels – The Brink (Independent)
About a year ago, at a drinks function at my workplace, a young buck who styled himself as an urbane inner city ladies man was steadily plying himself with complimentary refreshments and gilding his self-impression as master of the domain. I let my guard down and wound up in a circle with the young master, […]
Commentary around Palmer, O’Connor and that whole Miley Cyrus thing
Humans, being endlessly bloody-minded, continue to make popular music the setting for a debate about gender and body politics.
Mount Eerie – Clear Moon (P.W. Elverum and Sun, Ltd)
It’s permeated by stillness, even when it roars.
Bambino Koresh @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 15.06.12
I love it when a band make it look this easy.
Bambino Koresh – Up And Left (Laughing Outlaw)
Proof that our people are still here, and they still give enough of a shit about not giving a shit as to give us gems like this.
She And Him – A Very She And Him Christmas (Merge, 2011)
Christmas culture is the ultimate test. Matthew and Zooey have hitched their wagon to that star, and many will judge them for it.
Marnie Stern @ GoodGod, Sydney 06.10.11
All that synapse melting noise and intricacy.
Songs @ Tone, Sydney, 08.09.11
The wang bar on Max’s big fucking orange Gretsch got a good going over.