The brains behind Sydney’s premiere DIY art and music festival, Sounds of the Suburbs – Jack Irvin and Aaron Girgis – give us their recipe for success.
Portugal. The Man – 2014 Australian Tour
This is some pretty damn big news. The kind of news that should be on CNN, NBC and the NBA. Corona Extra and Monster Children are bringing Alaskan bred, Portland based indie legends Portugal. The Man out to Australia for 25 free shows this November. Portugal. The Man have been surrounded by the warmth of…
Everybody In: Episode Six // FOXYGEN
For episode six of Everybody In, we feature the creative force of levitating light that is Foxygen. Directed by Edgar Obrand and presented by MC and D’Blanc, get on stage with Sam France and Jonathan Rado as they bring their new album to life.
NEW MUSIC: Frowning Clouds
The psych-y, sway-y, melodic 5 piece that is The Frowning Clouds have responded to my cloud inquires. Which ones? Find out here.
VOLCOM’S TRUE TO THIS: CUSHIONY DIMENSION
Volcom delves into the lucid minds of Kurt Vile, Travis Millard, Gemma O’Brien, Dane Burman, Bryan Iguchi and Ryan Burch in chapter 2 of True To This. Kurt also performs an exclusive live track of “Gold Tone”.
NEW MUSIC: THE PREATURES
I don’t know about you but we find Isabella Manfredi one of the sexiest women getting around Australian music at the moment, and it just so happens she’s the kick-ass front woman of The Preatures who just dropped their new album ‘Blue Planet Eyes’. You can buy it here. They’re also about to clock some…
ALBUM REVIEW: GOAT’S COMMUNE
What are you doing this weekend? I’m taking LSD and listening to goat.
LIVE MUSIC: Tomorrows Tulips at Wild Things
Tomorrows Tulips and The Babe Rainbow will be making a scene at Wild Things Gallery in Manly this Saturday, 27th of September.
NEW MUSIC: King Tuff’s Black Moon Spell
‘Eyes of the Muse’ is the standout track here. It starts off like an old Nokia ringtone, so I intuitively reach for my phone, only to stop when the drums and catchy-as- hell riff kicks in. This song would make a great ringtone. ’Cept then you’d never answer your phone.
Sounds of the Suburbs 2014 – presented by Burger Records
Growing up, everyone had those mates who committed to throwing insane parties complete with bands, moonshine, nudity, midgets etc. Following up the earlier success these guys had stringing goonbags to hills hoists, Aaron Girgis and his close friend Jack Irvine opened a local gallery called Space 44 when they were just 20 years old. The gallery is…
BLAKE MILLS REHEARSAL VIDEO
Today, Blake put out this video of him rehearsing ‘Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.’ Yeah, that’s what he sounds like just rehearsing. God help us all.
PLAYLIST: CRAIG ANDERSON
Need something to get you through the day, week? Well, we asked Craig Anderson to put together a playlist for us from his time on Team Average in Sri Lanka. A good travel mix with some tracks you might not come to expect from Mr Anderson.
NEW MUSIC: MIRROR DAYS
The planets are aligning, and the big bang will be when the Mirror Days EP, Solstice, drops on October 30th. Check out the first single here.
NEW MUSIC: NIGHT BEATS
Seattle based group Night Beats are going to be blowing your fucking mind in September. I’ve been listening to them alot over the past week, getting through a bunch of tins every session – really good times.
ALBUM REVIEW: TY SEGALL
You know those bracelets people wear that ask ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ I think I’m gonna get one that asks ‘What Would Ty Do?’ Because there are certain people you just have to trust in life, and he seems like one of them.
FYF FESTIVAL 2014
Over the weekend, almost every good band in the universe graced the stages of the LA Sports Arena for FYF Festival. It was an incredible weekend, and if you were there, you’d agree. If you weren’t, you totally blew it, man.
NEW MUSIC: ACTION BRONSON – EASY RIDER
Under the mastered direction of Tom Gould, Action Bronson heads off on a acid fuelled quest across the desert to retrieve a sacred guitar and shred on into the night.
LIVE REVIEW: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
When I heard DFA 1979 broke up in 2006, I was so bummed. But at least we got that one album, I thought. By 2014, I’d long retired the hope of ever seeing them live again. And then last thursday happened. I saw them live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.
I saw most of 20,000 Days On Earth
This movie is fucking brilliant, but before I start gushing, let me tell the story of how I came to see it before its release. It’s no secret that I’m a big Bad Seeds fan, so when I heard there was Nick Cave documentary coming out I got really excited. I hunted down the PR…
BETTING ON HORSES WITH FOALS
We cornered English band Foals and made them talk about lingers, pick up lines, presents and their desire of Australian Women. It may be down to convict bad girl blood, lifestyle, or something harder to define.