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Album Review: Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You really Feel

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Live: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart 13/05/2018

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News: Dark Mofo Festival

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Both Martin Kennedy and Gareth Koch have created some stunning collaborations separately with The Church’s Steve Kilbey in the past years, and it is not surprising that the two Hobart residents have leaned over the garden fence in the southern capital with a cup of sugar and some music files to work together. The result …

Last month we brought you the extraordinary debut single ‘Sentimental Health’ from the ambient Hobart instrumental band follow and it is with the greatest of joy we premiere their shimmering follow-up track ‘Isla’, with its gorgeous video as a spectacular visual accompaniment. Crystalline guitars etch delicious sonic contrails across the clear blue sky, sparkling and …

We are trembling with excitement to premiere today the single ‘Sentimental Health’ from Hobart/nipaluna instrumental band follow, as they announce their signing to that shining beacon of impeccable taste, False Peak Records. I incessantly bang on about the brilliant stream of artists flowing from the tiny island at the edge of the world. Tasmania – …

nipaluna/Hobart’s post punk powerhouse Verticoli have provided Backseat Mafia with an exclusive listen to their new album, ‘The Echo’, and it is a gorgeous, cathartic cataclysm of sound and fury. Verticoli have drip fed us with a few anticipatory singles – ‘Pride And Legacy’ and Sailor’ – over the last year – perfectly restrained and …

I am a relatively recent convert to some of the “desert rock/desert blues” that has come to notice in increasing amounts in Western countries over the past 5 years or so. Bands such as Songhoy Blues, Tinariwen and Mdou Moctar along with Ali Farka Touré and son Vieux Farka Touré come to mind. Given that, …

Melbourne’s hard-rocking power blues quartet, The Ugly Kings stopped off in Hobart/nipaluna at Hobart Brewing Company as part of their ‘Paranoid’ national tour. Despite the smallish crowd in attendance, the band lit up the stage with a powerful performance led by the magnificent vocals of Russell Clark atop the grand riffage of guitarist, Christos Athanasias. …

Having caught our attention with the ice cold ‘Sailor’ back in August, the post punk phenomena that is Nipaluna/Hobart’s Verticoli are back, and this time they’ve ramped up the temperature. ‘Pride and Legacy’ is a thunderous pulse-quickening anthem of the highest order, filled with arching guitars and impassioned vocals that create a surround sound cinematic …

EWAH and the Vision of Paradise (EVoP) released a magnificent album ‘The Warning Birds’ last year (see my 9.2/10 review here) – an album that I described as being a palimpsest for beauty and decay, wild and turbulent landscapes with the intrusion of modernity and the threats and ugliness this can entail. It is an album that …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Sailor’ from nipaluna/Hobart trio Verticoli: an atmospheric enigmatic gem that sparkles intensely with a slow burning fuse. It has the driving energy and poise of something by The National with an ominous edge redolent of Interpol, Nirvana or early The Cure: a guitar driven undercurrent with yearning …

Post punk Tasmanian 3-piece band, Liquid Nails have been together since 2019. Subtract 2 years for a global pandemic, mix it with the glacial pace of offshore pressing and shipping, and they have, in a timely fashion, banged out their debut LP! The 12 inch 45rpm self-titled album (in true punk tradition) delivers 10 blistering …