Song of the day – 628: Secret Beach
What would you rather listen to? Something that might turn out to be Sparks or The School or something that’s undeniably Pearl Jam?
Song of the day – 547: Francolin
Alternative Australian folk indie pop Scandinavian Swedish twee indie tropical twee Melbourne
Song of the day – 534: Manors
Ssh. Don’t tell anyone. They can be our personal secret pop crush.
Allo Darlin’ + Monnone Alone @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 07.10.12
Such a wonderful night out. My third gig of 2012.
six femme-pop recommendations from Tamsin
You’re never sure what might happen next but I wanna hear what happens next.
Song of the day – 260: Talulah Gosh (the original interview)
“Each time we play live we always repeat the magic words ‘punk rock, punk rock’ to each other just to reminds ourselves why we’re here”
Song of the day – 173: Betty And The Werewolves
Initially, I’d dismissed their album Teatime Favourites as flimflam – thin, weedy-sounding, doing for female C86 what countless generations of boys have done for their male counterparts, like Talulah Gosh with all the punk removed – and I still can’t entirely get past quite how much the singer sounds like Amelia, or the drums clatter […]
Song of the day – 164: Armedalite Rifles
So some guy reads my piece on Australian garage bands and decides to contact me on Facebook, asking if I’d like to hear a CD of his band. I say, direct me to your music first, so he does. I give it a listen. I like it. It’s all spark and fire: rhythms like Captain […]
Song of the day – 162: Dolly Mixture
There’s a new Dolly Mixture box set out. Hand on heart, I’m not sure you’ll be purchasing it. It’s 20 quid, which doesn’t seem so bad for three CDs, 56 songs, a 32-page booklet and sweet Mod packaging, and it includes the Demonstration Tapes album and all the singles and B-sides of course, and it’s all […]
Song of the day – 125: Soda Fountain Rag
I’m going to hate myself when I wake up tomorrow and remember that I’ve posted songs from TWO cutie bands, but… I love this almost than I love the Allo Darlin’ cover. Or is it more? Perhaps it’s more? No, I think it’s almost. Perhaps. Who knows? Can I go obscure on your asses? Please […]