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Video: Bambara – Stay Cruel

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Album Review: Bambara – Stray plus tour news

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Track: Michael P. Cullen – Do You Believe

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WELL that came pretty much out of nowhere, with only a two-week lead-in; Wayne Coyne and his merrie band of Oklahoman astral explorers The Flaming Lips, are releasing an album of Nick Cave covers, Where the Viaduct Looms, tomorrow; with vocals and instrumentation by 14-year-old Nell Smith and Dave Fridmann, of course, working his sonic magic from …

Nick Cave has announced a live solo performance at the piano from London’s Alexandra Palace, to be streamed on July 23rd. The event, entitled Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, is a film shot during June. The film will be streamed as live on July 23rd across three different time zones: in Australia …

We absolutely love Bambara‘s new album ‘Stray’ – calling it the most satisfying pulse-quickening pure rock’n’roll you could wish for, and said of the song ‘Stay Cruel’ that its alluring siren song backing served to highlight the darkness below the surface. Melodic and foreboding. Bambara have released a new video to the song following sell …

‘Stray’ by New York band Bambara is one of those albums that provides a delicious, vicarious thrill on first listen: it has all the brilliance of a coterie of bands stretching from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Alabama 3, Wall of Voodoo, Sisters of Mercy to Tindersticks: swaggering, poised story-telling that is visceral …

Many people have two phases in their lives, according to Nick Cave. The first phase represents self-centered assuredness and an even keel: the path they assume they will take that is the fruition of their own choices and desires. This phase can be ‘obliterated’ for some by external events beyond their control. This inevitably, leads …

I was hugely impressed by Michael P Cullen‘s album ‘True Believer back in 2014, and it is great to see him back with a new track, ‘Do You Believe’. Cullen, based in Sydney, has one of those enigmatic, baritone voices that recalls Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Tindersticks and The National, and, like those singers and …

For the uninitiated, Jack Ladder (real name Tim Rogers) could be described as Sydney’s answer to Melbourne cool, epitomised by Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard. Along with his band the Dreamlanders (consisting of various moonlighting indie rock luminaries) he has performed internationally, making appearances in London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles and shared …

It’s fair to say, that 2016 wasn’t a great year for popular culture, as we lost more than a handful of our musical greats. With the loss of such legends as Prince, Bowie and George Michael, it’s important that whilst we remember them, we also appreciate our living legends. Legend is a word that gets …

Between the death of and the general dearth of Rock n’ Roll icons, we should be thankful for the existence of Nick Cave. In his career he’s managed to summon the primal energy of Iggy, the seminal throb of The Cramps, and the tortured cool of Johnny Cash. As an artist his authenticity and integrity …

Look, I don’t like doing this any more than you should like reading it, but I’m writing this from the top deck of the 91 bus and time is tight. Besides which, these comparisons have merit so listen up. This sombre thrum reminds me of Kristin Hersh’s “Hips and Makers”, although it lacks the distracting …