VAMPIRE WEEKEND – CONTRA

Did you ever listen to Vampire Weekend’s debut and, laughing and dancing all the while, wish they sounded just a little bit more like Animal … Read more

JORDAAN MASON AND THE HORSE MUSEUM – DIVORCE LAWYERS I SHAVED MY HEAD

Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head is a sad album. In fact, Divorce Lawyers is a certain kind of sad album: ‘indie sad’. Think Arcade … Read more

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – IRM

IRM means ‘magnetic resonance imaging’ in French, and is the name of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s third album. This should give you some idea of what it’s … Read more

SPIRAL STAIRS – THE REAL FEEL

Spiral Stairs, also known as Scott Kanneburg, came into renown as the ‘other’ guitarist and songwriter in the 90’s indie rock combo Pavement. Since their … Read more

SHAUN MICALLEF – HIS GENERATION

Before Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, television funnyman Shaun Micallef played host and writer to two vastly superior comedy shows on non-commercial television, NEWStopia and … Read more

LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT – YEAH UH HUH

It is important – nay, imperative – that one listens to the Legends as a stoner band. Otherwise, the joke is lost. The ridiculous lyrics … Read more

AGNES KAIN – ACROSS THE OCEAN GREY

Girl-boy singer-songwriter duo Agnes Kain (Sydney) sound like Angus and Julia Stone. Or, at least they do on Across the Ocean Grey, their second … Read more

THE MODEL SCHOOL – MEMORY WALLS

Memory Walls is, in many ways, a dorky album. The Model School (Sydney) play a synth-laden variety of slacker guitar-pop, the kind where the singing … Read more

THE JEZABELS – SHE’S SO HARD EP

The Jezabels have developed a something of a following this year, and it isn’t difficult to imagine why. The strength of their debut EP The … Read more

THE ANTLERS – HOSPICE

We detest most not we oppose, but that which we could have loved, if it did not disappoint us. Case in point: Hospice. The … Read more