MUSIC

LEE MEMORIAL – THE LIVES OF LEE MEMORIAL

Karl Smith (once the key figure of Melbournian indie-folksters Sodastream) hasn’t escaped Belle and Sebastian, not yet, but the first offering from his new project … Read more

WOLF & CUB – SCIENCE AND SOCERY

Ah, the difficult “second” album. Wolf & Cub burst out of Adelaide in 2007 with their debut Vessels, a distinct blend of stoner and prog … Read more

THE HOLD STEADY – A POSITIVE RAGE

The Hold Steady have always bucked trends. With little regard for fashion or favour they released three acclaimed albums of guitar-driven, passionate, old school rock’n’roll… Read more

THE PHANTOM BAND – CHECKMATE SAVAGE

Out of Glasgow comes the self-made “Proto-RoboFolk” of The Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage is their debut, but they’ve been dicking around for years, and you … Read more

BELL ORCHESTRE – AS SEEN THROUGH WINDOWS

Here is a very unusual birth for an indie band – a Canadian dance troupe enlist a bunch of experimental instrumentalists to workshop some fringe … Read more

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT – A STRANGER HERE

Unlike Seasick Steve, there can be no doubt about the lineage and authenticity of Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. 77 year-old Elliot – born Elliot Charles Adnopoz … Read more

D.N.E. – 47 SONGS HUMAN’S SHOULDN’T SING

In 1988, the compact disc was killing vinyl, but avant-garde Brisbane composer Eugene Carchesio (now better knows as a visual artist) didn’t care. He sent … Read more

DOVES – KINGDOM OF RUST

Doves have been hiding away in their wintry Manchurian nest for a long time now, since 2005’s acclaimed Some Cities album the world has noticed … Read more

HEARTLESS BASTARDS – THE MOUNTAIN

The Mountain is the third offering from Cincinnati’s Heartless Bastards, but it’s indisputably Erika Wennerstom’s project now, just her, drums and bass as of 2008. … Read more

CONCERT SERIES: SUBURBAN AUSTRALIA

Australian composer Mary Finsterer has long been known to music afficionados as imaginative, innovative and energetic. Finsterer’s music focuses on the tension between the hyperactive … Read more