Added on July 10, 2017
2017 , album review , Dick Diver , Nicholas Kennedy , The Stevens
I think people have a soft spot for art that, while it might seem at odds with itself at times, ultimately forms an experience that defies expectations of failure. Like a forest made up of different kinds of trees, or mismatched chairs around a table – there’s always something that’ll warm you when unity occurs […]
Added on October 19, 2016
2016 , album review , Alexis Late , Bitch Prefect , Courtney Barnett , Craig Dermody , Dick Diver , Flight Of The Conchords , Flying Nun Records , paul kelly , Scott And Charlene's Wedding , The Clean , The Go-Betweens , Twerps
Ben O’Connor from Chapter Music, when describing Dick Diver, commented: “(they were) more about investigating ideas about Australian identity, rather than being a celebration of Australianness.” This is true of several bands from the roster of Brisbane-via-Melbourne label Bedroom Suck Records, bands that, like Dick Diver and Twerps on Chapter Music, have been described as […]
Added on September 21, 2015
2015 , Album Reviews , Beef Jerk , Bitch Prefect , Boomgates , Camperdown & Out , Courtney Barnett , Dick Diver , dolewave , Everett True , Glöss , Low Life , Lower Plenty , Mining Tax , Mitchell Judge , NUN , Orion , Pop Singles , Scott & Charlene's Wedding , Sean Prescott , Sex Tourists , The Go-Betweens , The Native Cats , The Ocean Party , Tim & the Boys , Total Control , Twerps , Velcro , Weak Boys , Yard Duty
By Mitchell Judge Early last year a handful of Australia’s greatest music critics published individual thinkpieces on the most recent dominant genre of local independent music: dolewave. Beginning with Sean Prescott’s review of the School of Radiant Living album on Crawlspace, this collection marked the first time that dolewave had been legitimised as a movement. […]
Added on April 4, 2013
2013 , Al McKay , Al Montfort , album review , Ben Green , Calendar Days , Chapter Music , Dick Diver , Flying Nun , Love Positions , New Start Again , Ru Edwards , Steph Hughes , The Go-Betweens
They don’t describe forests, or even trees, but the feel of bark and the sound of leaves and then leave the rest for you.
Added on March 18, 2013
Australia , Bed Wettin' Bad Boys , Blank Realm , Dick Diver , Everett True , Go Genre Everything , Greg Boring , Kitchen\'s Floor , Mere Women , Royal Headache , Scrabble , Screaming Match , Songs , The Deadnotes , The Drones , Twerps
Why do music fans have to be so reductionist. Does everyone HAVE to think the same way?
Added on January 6, 2012
Black Flag , Blank Realm , Buzzcocks , Dick Diver , Everett True , Kitchen\'s Floor , Nirvana , Royal Headache , Sydney , The Deadnotes , The Distraction , The Records , The Twerps , The Vivian Girls
Damn. This music is so fine. One minute 30. Why do you need more?
Added on December 11, 2011
Barbara Panther , best of 2011 , Colombina Parra , Crystal Stilts , Dick Diver , Dum Dum Girls , Everett True , Hive Dwellers , Karaocake , Kate Bush , Katie Stelmanis , Kimya Dawson , Maria and the Gay , Micachu and the Shapes , No Mas Bodas , PJ Harvey , Shellshag , Skinny Girl Diet , Sugar & Tiger , The Bastards of Fate , Tom Waits , Tunabunny
Not a note wasted, not a note pointlessly repeated.
Added on October 30, 2011
Ben Green , Chapter Music , Dick Diver , New Start Again
What Dick Diver has is a sun-on-brick sound.