MUSIC

WARREN FAHEY – AUSTRALIA: FOLK SONGS AND BUSH VERSE, VOLUME TWO

The second volume of William Fahey’s expansive compilation of Aussie music heritage, subtitled Celebration of the Nation, has for its subject the origins of … Read more

BUSDRIVER – JHELI BEAM

“Conscious rap failed us,” asserts Busdriver at the opening of Jheli Beam, before launching in to a polysyllabic double-time stream-of-consciousness verse – something to … Read more

WARREN FAHEY – AUSTRALIA: FOLK SONGS AND BUSH VERSE, VOLUME ONE

Warren Fahey’s invaluable cultural archiving continues with part one of this two volume, ten CD set put out with ABC Music. Volume One is the … Read more

MADDER LAKE – BUTTERFLY FARM

Victorian label Aztec Music are on a mission; to preserve Australia’s rich musical history, in particular those scores of forgotten hard rock and prog battlers … Read more

SONIC YOUTH – THE ETERNAL

The worlds oldest avant-garde, post-punk, art-rock band keep on keeping on. Indeed The Eternal sees Sonic Youth return to their indie roots after some two … Read more

GOD HELP THE GIRL

The realm of sweet pop nostalgia is a fervent pursuit for Belle & Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch. This is his pet project, a musical of … Read more

I WAS A KING – I WAS A KING

Supergroups are always a two-way street; when distilling the unique talents of a collective of well-respected indie icons in the one melting pot to create … Read more

PHOENIX – WOLFGANG AMADAEUS PHOENIX

Phoenix are basically a pop rock band, but after listening to Wolfgang Amadaeus Phoenix it comes as no surprise to me that Phoenix guitarist Laurent … Read more

RINGO STARR – LIVE AT SOUNDSTAGE

Richard Starkey, a.k.a Ringo “not even the best drummer in the Beatles” Starr, has always been something of an anomaly. The other three went on … Read more

MY LATEST NOVEL – DEATHS AND ENTRANCES

“Let’s freeze a few old friends / We can rebel”, that certainly would qualify as  The Greatest Shakedown. Scottish outfit My Latest Novel have … Read more