Jason Pierce (aka J Spaceman), the lead creative force behind Spiritualized, brought his 9 person juggernaut to Australia to play 2 exclusive headlining events, one of those being at Dark Mofo 2022. Spiritualized played an extraordinary set, covering 30 years worth of material, from their beginnings on 1992’s Lazer Guided Missiles through to this year’s …

Japanese heavy rock royalty, Boris, played to a hugely appreciative Dark Mofo audience at The Odeon Theatre here in Hobart. The band were celebrating 30 years together and the 20th anniversary of their 2002 classic, Heavy Rock. They had come to see long-standing members, Takeshi (on twin-necked guitar/bass and lead vocals), Wata (lead guitar and …

Legendary Austin, Texas psych-rockers, The Black Angels have announced their new album Wilderness of Mirrors, which is due out on the 16th of September on Partisan Records/Liberator Music. Following on from their acclaimed 2017 album, Death Song, Wilderness of Mirrors is their first new full-length studio release in 5 years, and adds full-length album #7 to their already impressive discography.  Fans …

Set yourself for a riotous ride on this rip-roaring, killer of a track by Datura4, featuring Dave Hole. Datura4 signal the upcoming release of their new album, “Neanderthal Jam“ with the release of their second single, Going Back To Hoonsville, a rollicking collaboration with legendary Perth slide guitarist and bluesman, Dave Hole, who rose to …

The seminal legends that are Ed Kuepper (The Saints, Laughing Clowns) and Jim White (Dirty Three) finally made their way to MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) in Hobart to deliver two shows, one on Friday and one on Saturday, within the impressive confines of The Nolan Gallery. The duo played their way through …

Every now and then, a full-length LP/CD comes along that stops you dead in your tracks.  Snowcap Menace is unmistakably one such album. The brainchild of Australian folk-rock husband & wife duo, Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, Snowcap Menace is a virtual cornucopia of the pair’s musical influences and varying styles, ranging from blues, ethno-folk …

We’ve interviewed them, reviewed their last album (which was listed by Backseat Mafia in the top 100 releases of last year), and now we had a chance to see the magnificent Holy Holy tread the boards in the much COVID delayed but highly anticipated ‘Hello My Beautiful World’ tour. This was a magnificence performance, buoyed …

Following cancellations in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and the devastating floods in Northern New South Wales in March 2022, Bluesfest came back in its’ 33rd iteration, bigger and better than ever. A large contingent of Australian artists were named in the initial artist announcements, with Bluesfest committing to getting the music industry …

Following an almost 2 year wait, Rolling Blackouts C.F. finally made their way down to Hobart to deliver their promised duo of shows at Altar. A 5.30 p.m. “matinee” show was played to a near-capacity crowd, and was soon followed by a later, sold-out 9.00 p.m. show. The 3 pronged guitar/vocal attack of Fran Keaney …

It was with a large slice of excited anticipation that I attended this gig.  Two of Tassie’s finest post-punk exponents provided support for a band from Melbourne with the most “unusual” of names, Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice. Dr Sure are a part of the Marthouse Records stable, which is owned by the band’s leader, Dougal …