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Navigated the pop/rock underground 2007-2012

Foals – Australian Interview with Walter Gervers (2011)

By | February 12th, 2011|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

To say expectations were high for Foals' second album Total Life Forever would be stating the exceedingly obvious but from the grandeur and exquisite melancholy of “Spanish Sahara” to the frenetic indie-pop of “This Orient” to the dance funk of “Miami” it met and exceeded them with uncommon ease. Total Life Forever elevated Foals further from their peers and into the rare league of artists who maintain credibility with a more accessible sound and thus gaining a larger listening base whilst still remaining true to their experimental pop principles. We spoke to bassist Walter Gervers while the band was in Australia for the St. Jerome’s Laneway festivals and some recording on the sly.

Vivian Girls – Joining the Sophomore Set (2009)

By | September 29th, 2009|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Cassie, Katy and Ali aka Vivian Girls are back again with their sophomore album Everything Goes Wrong and we caught up with them in a place where nothing ever goes wrong, unless you have a show scheduled at the Hopetoun Hotel this week (fyi girls - it's closed).

Who The Hell Are… The Rassle?

By | September 28th, 2011|Categories: Features, Who the Hell Are|Tags: , , |

When it comes to the mythical it-factor, New York's The Rassle by their own admission are “just rock and roll”. They understand that thousands of people have been there, done that. They're here to enjoy whatever the moment is right now, and it feels pretty damn great. Listen to The Rassle's first single, “Wild Ones” and you'll hear what they're talking about. It's a sound that's been done before. A little synthy, a little danceable. But by the time that kick drum chorus comes bellowing forward, it doesn't matter. You're bobbing your head like this is the first time you've heard indie rock before. It's fantastic.

Webcuts Top 20 Albums of 2007

By | January 10th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We graze of the green pastures of 2007 and find the cream of the crop including Damn Arms, Grinderman, Spoon, The Concretes, Feist, Faker, John Doe, The Shins and more.

Centro-Matic/South San Gabriel – Dual Hawks

By | April 23rd, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cooking Vinyl, 2008 [rating:5/10] (Centro-Matic) [rating:7/10] (South San Gabriel) Will Johnson can seemingly do anything. A prolific songwriter, Johnson has spent over a decade playing indie rock in Denton, Texas' Centro-Matic, putting out a succession