Last Thursday was a bit of a sad day for the Brisbane music scene. Firstly Collapse Board favourites, The Goon Sax announced that rather than head out to tour with Interpol and then do some shows opening for Pavement, they were instead going to break up. They’ve said there’ll be some final Australian dates before […]
Violent Soho headline the Brisbane Festival Closing Party at The Riverstage, with support from Meg Mac and Methyl Ethel.
DZ Deathrays finish up their 10th anniversary tour with a sold out show at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with support from PUP and ‘Special Guests’ Violent Soho.
In the run-up to the end of 2016, there we all were in the Collapse Board contributor’s forum discussing the worst music of the year. Consensus was being reached reasonably easily as the same names kept cropping up, when we suddenly found that we’d been beaten to the punch by triple j of all people, […]
Earlier in the year I wrote a few haiku reviews that I didn’t get around to publishing, the story of my life given the collection of half written pieces and sketched out ideas that clog my hard drive. As I was recently in Japan on holiday, it seemed an apt time to think about posting them […]
2015 was a disappointing year of so many follow-up albums and anticipated new releases that just didn’t live up to expectations. 2016 may have been a terrible year in many respects, but for new music, it was a winner. Here’s a selection (in no particular order) of some of my favourite albums from the year. […]
Photos from Laneway 2016 at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane of Battles, Violent Soho, Vince Staples, Grimes, Hudson Mohawke, Chvches, Flume and Purity Ring.
Nothing’s more obnoxious than the sight of young people enjoying themselves, unless it’s the sight of young people enjoying themselves in pretty much the exact same way you used to enjoy yourself when you were their age. Violent Soho are filed under ‘grunge’. Would I have liked ’em back then? Alcohol and largesse meant my taste […]
Driving the 15 minutes across Brisbane’s southern bible belt, from Salisbury where there are probably as many churches as shops, past Hillsong’s base in Mt Gravatt to Mansfield, Brisbane’s infamous religious heartland and the home of Violent Soho, it strikes that in over 10 years in Australia, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a […]
Violent Soho play the second date of their ‘No Sleep Til Mansfield’ national tour at a sold-out Mansfield Tavern, with support from Ceres and Black Deity.