Dirty Jeans – The Rise of Australian Alternative Rock (…from a non-Australian music critic)
Well, how bloody convenient! So here we were, musing about how Triple J has gripped the Aussie music industry so tightly that even writers are falling all over each other to sound exactly alike – when along comes this compilation. Fantastic! Now we have here a bona fide aural coffee table book – 25 tracks, […]
Everett True’s Australian Garage Rock Primer
There’s a good argument to be had for grunge beginning in Australia with The Scientists in 1979. Ask Kurt Cobain. Oh wait. You can’t.
Tumbleweed + The Meanies + Hytest live @ The Hi-Fi, 02.05.10
Since moving to Australia, I’d heard a lot about Tumbleweed, mostly via the Time Off Message Board, all of it glowing in its praise of the band; they’ve been talked about as the main Australian band from the 1990s that missed out on becoming massive. Although I’d checked out a few songs on YouTube and […]