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After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

After the Dole Rush: Beef Jerk and Modern Australia

By Mitchell Judge Early last year a handful of Australia’s greatest music critics published individual thinkpieces on the most recent dominant genre of local independent music: dolewave. Beginning with Sean Prescott’s review of the School of Radiant Living album on Crawlspace, this collection marked the first time that dolewave had been legitimised as a movement. […]

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My review of Dallas, as rejected by The Guardian

My review of Dallas, as rejected by The Guardian

By Everett True I wrote this several months ago. The Guardian had started up in Australia, and I was suggesting several different series to them, one of which would focus on notable Australian albums. They liked the idea, but eventually decided not to run with it. Sadly, this review slipped through the cracks while the […]

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Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.

Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.

Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.

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Song of the day – 598: Dogtower

Song of the day – 598: Dogtower

Sleater-Kinney with a sense of humour but no loss of girl-girl power

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What I did tonight instead of going to see Beaches play live

What I did tonight instead of going to see Beaches play live

If only I’d listened to this one properly before tonight, I might have risked a journey down the Valley.

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Triple J. Setting music back for a new generation


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I have a new slogan for the corporation: Triple J. Setting music back for a new generation

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how to get featured on a music website, pt 4

Most everything is fractured. This is good.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 367: Naked (free download + essay on music criticism)

Presumably, the idea is to make yourself so boring when writing about music that your reader is forced to go and listen to the music in question as relief therapy.

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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.

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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 […]