Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gig review: Metronomy, Oxford Art Factory, 23/11/2010

It’s not often a DJ set comes close to surpassing the headline act, but Olugbenga – aka Metronomy bassist and vocalist – definitely hit the mark with mixes that defied imagination and possibility. Where else would you hear Christina Aguilera’s … Continue reading

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Record review: Crocodiles, Sleep Forever

San Diego’s Crocodiles have aggressive dreamy aural assault covered. Sleep Forever showcases their penchant for doom magnificently, and tips a hat to past influences without embodying them entirely.

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Gig review: Damo Suzuki & The Holy Soul, Excelsior Hotel, 21/11/2010

There is an indescribable magnificence to the afternoon gig, especially in borderline summertime Sydney, when the sun sets at 8pm and you can sit in the sunshine with a beer before cramming into the basement confines of some unassuming venue … Continue reading

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Flashback: Pulp, Different Class (1995)

In the most sacrilegious of admissions, I got into Pulp through a greatest hits collection. Their Hits collection to be precise. It was after hearing Common People on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and realising I was missing a huge chunk … Continue reading

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Interview: Bearhug

Bearhug drummer Nick Mabbit talks tours and the power of the Brendan Canning seal of approval upon the release of their debut EP To Anything. Sydney band Bearhug are just plain lucky. In July this year they released their debut … Continue reading

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Record review: Gold Panda, Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda is in that newfound realm of electronic music that’s hard to define. Taking cues from Caribou and Four Tet but blending with elements of world and acoustic music, Lucky Shiner is catapulted into the company of the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Gig review: Kyü, Paddington Uniting Church, 22/10/2010

The communal feeling struck up by watching bands in a church was warming on this Friday night and there couldn’t have been a more fitting band than Sydney duo Kyü to overtake such an atmospheric venue.

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