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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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Dark Mofo 2022 headliner, Kim Gordon and her band performed songs from her latest (and surprisingly, debut) solo release, 2019’s ‘No Home Record’. The sold-out crowd had come from all across Australia to see this one-off appearance with her band at The Odeon Theatre, and they would not have been disappointed, as she had assembled …

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 …

For the uninitiated, at only eighteen years old, The Kid Laroi (the nom-de-guerre of Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard) has made quite a global impact, made all the more remarkable given his age and the fact he grew up in the poor inner city housing estates of Redfern in Sydney. Now living in LA, he has …

Dark Mofo is back in town, there’s snow on kunyani/Mount Wellington, the temperatures have plunged, and all is good in the world. Except for the bits that aren’t. In the glorious Odeon Theatre, Baxter Dury appears in his trademark creased white suit like a forgotten gin-soaked bureaucrat at some diplomatic post in some far flung …

There is a raw organic groove to the new single ‘Morning Comes’ from nipaluna/Hobart born wunderkind Abe Parsons, performing under the name Caelo, that is energising and radiant. We feel very honoured to premiere this buoyant track ahead of its general release tomorrow. The acoustic crunch and ambulatory forward movement may remind one of the …

EWAH and the Vision of Paradise (EVoP) released a magnificent album ‘The Warning Birds’ earlier this 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 …

Caelo is essentially the nom de plume of Hobart’s Abe Parsons, and he has just released his debut single ‘Tides’: a whimsical and jaunty track imbued with an air of seaside sunshine mixed with a touch of melancholy and yearning. Horns atmospherically frame the track, with a jingle jangle pop sparkle that recalls George Harrison, …

There’s a fairground whirl to the new track ‘Who Are You’ from the youthful The Tinderboxers, straight out of Hobart, which canters along at a jaunty pace with its Hammond organ/leslie speaker whirl and unbridled exuberance. This is classically formed indie pop fare with a beating heart, relatively raw, charmingly earnest but bristling with vibrancy, …

Post punk new wave chill never sounded better than in the new release ‘The Warning Birds’ from Hobart band EWAH & The Vision of Paradise (EVoP). The much delayed album gestated over a period of disturbance in the ether. Emma Waters – EWAH – says of the development of the album: We’ve been sitting on …

There has been a very long build up to the release of EWAH and the Vision of Paradise‘s (EVoP) second album, ‘The Warning Birds’, delayed by births, deaths and of course the horrific pandemic. We have been buoyed, however, by a drip filter of brilliant singles from the band ever since the release of ‘Play …