During their recent visit to Australia for Splendour in the Grass we caught up with LCD Soundsystem’s main man James Murphy who gave us reason to put away the hankies for LCD’s much reported demise – “It’s not necessarily the last record. I would make another record. It’s more the end of this part – three records that go together, an arc. We became a bigger band than I ever expected. Something needs to stop, for me, for us all to be happy.” He also waxes lyrical about making the record in the LA of his imagination, growing up and wanting kids, his Greenburg soundtrack experience and his many and varied future projects.
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Is Grinderman now the guiding force in Nick Cave’s life? With the departure of Nick Harvey as both perennial Bad Seed and Cave’s right hand man, what are the Bad Seeds now but just Grinderman with a new name and a new lease on life, without all the trappings of three decades journeying to hell [...]
For a band who were always going to burn out before they faded away, Australian punk infidels The Scare are sadly/happily/stupidly (delete as appropriate) calling it a day. “It was a fun ride, it was a wild ride, at times it was a shit ride, at times you wanted it to never end type of ride. But alas all good things must come to an end, and now it’s our turn.” Kiss Reid 2010.
A first (and probably last) for Webcuts as we jump in the back of a tour van and hit the road with ex-Brisbane trouble makers, now Sydney’s problem, The Scare, as they attempt to corrupt the people of Melbourne with their new ‘voodoo, and nothing, not even the death of Michael Jackson, was going to get in their way.
Three cheers for Domino still giving its artists decent video budgets. Following upon Cass McComb’s beautifully shot, dark gem “The Executioner’s Song” is the second single from Wild Beasts’ sophomore album Two Dancers. Turning the idea of a pagan virgin sacrifice on its head, the lush cinematography compliments the entrancing shimmering groove for a beastly treat.
If you’ve been with The Scare lately, you’ll be lucky if it’s only voodoo you’re oozing, otherwise you better see a doctor.
Bah, it’s the third Artic Monkeys album Humbug – which actually doesn’t turn out to be half bad.
First there was Something for Kate now singer Paul Dempsey has gone it alone and produced something for everyone.
Weeks away from delivering Oozevoodoo, their sopho-monster follow-up to 2007s Chivalry, our favourite itinerant, penniless urchins, The Scare tempt fate on “Could Be Bad”. Easily their best recording to date, “Could Be Bad” rails with strung-out guitars and percussive DT’s furthering a more groove-laden direction. With a video clip that is worthy of re-addressing our recent Australian Music Videos Top Ten, the band torture a hapless nine-to-fiver trying to get some peace and quiet. Look out for Oozevoodoo on September 7 through EMI and expect more treats from our favourite miscreants when Webcuts Oozes Voodoo throughout September.
On August 7, music fans will be having their own private deja-vu moment as the Dandy Warhols return from a time machine back to the year 2003 with a copy of an album they recorded then, but like different, man.