CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye (Liberator / Goodbye)
Answer me this. As a woman (!!!) writing about music in 2015, am I supposed to approve of all pop music now and its “pure” form of expression? Would I be a hypocrite to take any other stance? I mean, I don’t like Ryan Adams anymore than you do (fuck, I’d never even heard of […]
Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)
I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]
5 Seconds of Summer – s/t (Capitol)
(And before you protest – “But Lee, how dare you bash pop music” – I direct you to this. Read it and weep, you smug little louts.) Any 20-something American probably recalls the irrepressible refrain from Fall Out Boy rebounding down their school halls – “down, down, in an earlier round, / sugar we’re going […]
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 Friday Afternoon Playlist, 14.03.2014
It’s that time of year again, when all those editors that plaster their magazines and websites with adverts and suspiciously sounding advertorials but who can’t afford to pay their contributors, head off for a nice jolly in Austin, Texas. Either that or they get flown there courtesy of major record labels. Just to be on […]
The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 07.03.2014
We featured BABYMETAL as a band that the organisers of the Soundwave Festival might think about booking for next year in last week’s playlist and suddenly BABYMETAL are all over Twitter and Facebook. Who said the idea of tastemakers in the Web 2.0 environment was dead and buried? Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing It’s […]
The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 28.02.2014
So Soundwave came and went and the testosterone levels in Brisbane have returned to normal levels (at least as normal as you can get in Queensland). Doing some late, after-the-event reading-up about the festival, it was interesting to see, especially after last week’s playlist, that a Japanese stage was being rumored this year. This would […]
Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time (Again, but this time with special guest stars EMI and The Needle Drop)
Yes, Scott already wrote a most righteous review for this album. Yes, Everett also championed her via a SOTD feature. And yes, I also adore Sky. So why is this review necessary? Well, to begin with, EMI has finally blessed Australia with the release of Night Time, My Time, with the UK to follow next […]
Scott Creney Looks Back At 2013
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.
Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.