As I sit down to write this, I am acutely aware that I’m looking at one of Collapse Board’s own: Melbourne’s offspring, Love of Diagrams who – since the early noughties – have cemented their position on the city’s live music circuit with their disengaged melancholy and bracingly loud riffs. But whilst England, for example, […]
By Cheri Amour In her hazy days of, what one can only imagine was, singing into the mirror with comb to lips, LA singer songwriter Kristen Gundred (nom de plume Dee Dee) made a vow to only work with female musicians (no doubt, built up by her wide-eyed admiration for institutional girl bands like that […]
I’d take the high road with Emmy The Great for a heartfelt love story any day.
‘A Chore’ swaggers in with a nonchalance as Vek’s discordant vocals saunter through with a husky strain
The recordings here are fidgety and grainy, soaked in synths and effects. And it sounds as if many of these tracks were bashed out in a garage – all craggy, concrete walls and exposed brick that’s rough to the touch.
The vast range of styles that pop up on this album only serves to cement the idea that Thao & Mirah are less timid than their folkie peers.
“I take sucker rappers, I put ’em through a strainer like macaroni ’cause the shit sound cheesy”
The sound of a theatre full of enthused Parisians is no mean feat, and Metronomy certainly seem to have instilled a sense of ‘Rule Britannia’ in this sweat-sodden throng as they heartedly cry out in a full crowd sing-along.
A scuzzy disco grind, a glorious hark back to the 70s and a breathy French chorus to sing along to
What is it they say about punk bands in glass houses?