I won’t deny that the first time I saw Dune Rats, I thought they were the best new Brisbane band I’d seen in ages. Based on what I’d seen at this show in April 2011, when the band were one of the four supporting bands at Stature:Statues’s debut album launch show and also last ever […]
“Shame the prick! Shame that motherfucker right there!” Shannon Noll bursts into a tirade at his Duck Creek concert. He’s angry. With good cause. One of the crowd, a heckler, has hurled something at him onstage. “Whoever that was come up here!” The crowd quickly identifies the assailant. A “fuckhead in a tie.” Shannon continues […]
“This band cannot accept even the slightest possibility of fault.”
Well, that’s it. Sticky Fingers have withdrawn from what feels like the last Australian festival that will have them. But for a second there – following our last article – things were looking up. In March the band had returned from a long hiatus. They claimed to have been coming to terms with drug addiction […]
Unaddressed allegations of racism, misogyny, violent abuse and bad behaviour. There’s a problem with Sticky Fingers. We know this, but let’s be real. There are others too minded in profit or self-assured ignorance. These complaints will never speak to them. So with that comes the hoary old question. What do we actually do about it? […]
By Paul Rayson UK Consumers Of Illegal Online Music On The Decrease runs the headline from 18 September in M Magazine, which is published by PRS for Music Limited, the UK music copyright collective. Whatever. Personally, I’ll never know why more people don’t have supermassive music collections. You can illegally download hundreds of thousands of […]
The collective Australian music press needs to be congratulated this week for hitting new lows that you just wouldn’t have thought possible. Triple j, as with most of the other Australian music press, deserves to be congratulated for naming the victim of abuse and threatening behaviour from the lead singer of unfathomably popular Sydney white […]
I feel so privileged to be part of this great music industry.
Freelancing is about peaks and troughs and not everyone’s wave cycle is at the same frequency.
You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.
Enough men have had a crack at writing about music for people to know that most of them are crap at doing it. I really don’t see what’s so radical about that view.