Added on February 2, 2012
Abbe May , Adalita , AMP , AMP 2011 shortlist , Australian Music Prize , Boy & Bear , Design Desire , Everett True , Gotye , Gurrumul , Hurtsville , I Want That You Are Always Happy , Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders , kimbra , Making Mirrors , Moonfire , Prisoner , Rralaka , The Jezabels , the middle east , Vows
Cue familiar back-slapping noises and cries of “haven’t we done well, chaps?”
Added on February 11, 2011
AMP , Arcade Fire , Australian Music Prize , David Lee Roth , Destroyer , Elvis Costello , Frog Eyes , Mojo , NME , Pitchfork , Plan B Magazine , Uncut , Vampire Weekend
If there’s a better argument for demanding the immediate shutdown of Pitchfork than the rise and rise of Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire, I’m not sure I want to hear it.
Added on February 8, 2011
AKB48 , AMP , Australian Music Prize , Black Eyed Peas , Brisbane , Etchi , Float On , Korn , Number One songs , sexism , sexism etc , street press , The Dandelions , The Hi-Fi , The Lovely Eggs , the XY Factor
Half of the DVD cover models weren’t even making sexy-face. They were making little-girl face. Eww?
Added on February 3, 2011
AMP , Australian Music Prize , Cloud Control , Dan Kelly , Dom Alessio , Eddy Current Suppression Ring , Gareth Liddiard , hip-hop , Lisa Mitchell , Melbourne , Mess And Noise , music industry , Pikelet , red bull , richard in your mind , Sally Seltmann , Sydney , Tame Impala , The Holidays
Is the Australian music industry – ‘alternative’ or not – racist at its heart
Added on February 2, 2011
AMP , Australian Music Prize , Brisbane , Cloud Control , Dan Kelly , Dom Alessio , Eddy Current Suppression Ring , Gareth Liddiard , kyü , Lisa Mitchell , Melbourne , Mess And Noise , music industry , My Disco , Noel Mengen , Pikelet , red bull , richard in your mind , Richard Kingsmill , Sally Seltmann , Steve Bell , Sydney , Tame Impala , The Drones , The Holidays , Washington
I got the impression the AMP was supposed to cover ALL forms of music, not just indie. Isn’t Australia known for its hip-hop? Its hardcore?
Added on November 8, 2010
AMP , Angus and Julia Stone , ARIAs , Australian Music Prize , Carmen Electra , Dom Alessio , Megan Washington , Men At Work , Mess And Noise , Mountain Man , Mumford & Sons , Powderfinger , Sia , Temper Trap , The Wiggles , Triple J , Washington
Congratulations to Temper Trap, winners of Most Popular Australian Single. A single so popular that it’s won the award two whole years after it was released
Added on May 17, 2010
Australian Music Prize , Bjork , Eleni Mandell , Sarah Blasko , Song Of The Day , The Cardigans
I know what you’re thinking. You’re right. Here’s what I wrote about Sarah Blasko in my review of the Falls Festival for Drowned In Sound at the start of the year. Tuesday affords us of our first live sighting of the charming Sarah Blasko – slightly overwhelmed by the six musicians thumping out an indie […]