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 Ben Green

“Minimum rock and roll”: An interview with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

“Minimum rock and roll”: An interview with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

We’re not just reciting some studio masterpiece. Our songs are tossed off, they’re just these tossed off ads for a happening or interaction, you know?

Photo: Jamie Goodsell Ahead of the first Australian tour by Chain and the Gang, the garage funk group described by Henry Rollins as “one of the coolest live bands anywhere”, I spoke with frontman Ian Svenonius. Equal parts enigmatic and energetic, Ian previously led Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War and a clutch of […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 476: Chain & The Gang

Every time Ian Svenonius dreams up a new project I seem to go out of my way to avoid it. I have no idea why. I dig the cat’s groove, most highly.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 459: Barbara Dane and The Chambers Brothers

I intercepted this song on Facebook. In return, it has intercepted my life for the past five days.

 Everett True

Riot Grrrl – the collected interviews


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Riot Grrrl is a myriad of contradictions. And that’s to the good.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 317: Comet Gain (a mini-review)

More broken songs of hope and self-belief played on broken record players.

 Everett True

Spotlight – 38: Black Candy

Bangs alive, but I love Facebook sometimes. Throws up unexpected, glorious music from around the world. Speaking of which… you have checked out this blog already, right? This brings us to Black Candy – an Italian friend sent me the link a while ago, and I just checked it out. In their own words, they […]