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SOTD #753: Soot

SOTD #753: Soot

Given it’s the middle of the month, is it still ok to wish everyone a Happy New Year? Well, Happy New Year anyway. New Year, new you (maybe). Same old Collapse Board (probably). We hope to be doing more of the same that we’ve been doing for almost the last eight and a half years. […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 526: Psy Ants

In the 80s, in the UK, we’d have slapped a Warning Notice on this music and called it ‘grebo’ or ‘shambling’ or something equally as asinine. In America, it’d have been called AmRep..

 mattkennedy

Eat Skull Australian Tour ‘Plug’

This is a shameless plug for something I’ve had a small part in putting together over the last six months. One of my favourite contemporary American bands Eat Skull are going to be touring our fine country in April. That’s right, fuckin’ EAT SKULL!

 Everett True

Song of the day – 318: 8 Eye Spy

Some fine skewed Chinese femme-led No Wave.

 mattkennedy

Eternal Soundcheck: The First Year (2010)

My humble little film about Australian music, Eternal Soundcheck: The First Year can now be watched in full on YouTube.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 300: The Clean (mini-live review)


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I doubt if there’s a single person here who undervalues The Clean’s beauty, their vivid guitar storms punctuated by trebly guitar excess and bursts of down-home, deprecating humour.

 Everett True

Everett True’s List of 10 Things from 2010

The problem with Brisbane appears to be an overload of the creative process: there are too many folk being creative and not enough people satisfied with being consumers

 mattkennedy

Royal Headache + Woollen Kits + Blank Realm + Whores + Carborator @ Annandale Hotel, 03.10.10

Over the last year R.I.P Society Records has achieved a lot for all of the bands and people involved. The Sydney label has maintained a strong sense of quality in everything it releases, from Circle Pit to Lakes to Zond, it all rules. This show celebrated a damn good year for R.I.P, it was a great day and one […]

 mattkennedy

Blank Realm + Songs + Bare Grillz @ The Cambridge Hotel, 02.10.10

This show was part of the annual This Is Not Art/Sound Summit festival. I’ve never seen so many people at a show in Newcastle – the place was packed. Memories of this night for me are pretty much a blur, a lack of self-restraint wiped me out early on and that’s why video cameras rule. BLANK […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 185: Sky Needle

Without a doubt, Joel Stern is one of my very favourite Brisbane people. He’s enthusiastic, forward-thinking, righteous, good-humoured (so that’s four counts he’s got me trumped on, then). He regularly puts on evenings of improv, noise, punk, esoterica and just plain weird shit at his seemingly omnipresent Disembraining Machine (you can find recordings of every […]