MUSIC

DECODER RING – THEY BLIND THE STARS, AND THE WILD TEAM

Decoder Ring came to the attention of many with their soundtrack to the acclaimed movie Somersault. They consolidated their reputation with Fractions, but failed … Read more

DIESEL – PROJECT BLUES

Everyone’s favourite RSL haunt Mark Lizotte has records coming out his ears, and this latest recording extravaganza sees him indulge in the ultimate expression of … Read more

REGINA SPEKTOR – FAR

For all that’s made of her Russian roots, Regina Spektor’s songs comes straight out of the 90s New York post-pop scene that gave us They … Read more

THE GALVATRONS – LASER GRAFFITI

Melbourne glam-rockers The Galvatrons are doing for 80s rock what The Darkness did for 70s rock – expert pastiche – which is to say, they … Read more

PATTERSON HOOD – MURDERING OSCAR (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS)

The Drive-By Truckers have been a busy bunch of late. Releasing their own album, backing Booker T Jones (along with Neil Young) on his return, … Read more

DINOSAUR JR. – FARM

I used to play in a band that was a bit like Dinosaur Jr., just three guys in a basement, big over-driven amps, raucous guitar … Read more

JAMES BLACKSHAW – THE GLASS BEAD GAME

Unbelievably prolific for a 26 year old, this is UK guitar prodigy James Blackshaw’s 6th CD release, and his first on Michael Gira’s influential Young … Read more

CONCERT: THE MICHAEL NYMAN BAND

Michael Nyman returns to Sydney this month for the first time in seven years to offer an engaging, one-night-only performance in the Sydney Opera House … Read more

PAOLO NUTINI – SUNNY SIDE UP

Paolo Nutini possesses a voice beyond his 22 years – a milk-toned reggae baritone, nestled deep in his love for a summery tune. His Scottish … Read more

GIG: DAN SULTAN

Elvis Presley had it, Otis Redding had it, arguably Tom Jones has it. Undeniably Dan Sultan has it too; that undefinable charisma that can’t be … Read more