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Laneway Festival – Brisbane – 4 February 2011

By | February 12th, 2011|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In complete contrast to a month ago when it was "precipitation nation" Brisbane’s fourth St. Jerome’s Laneway festival could've been subtitled "Boiling Brisvegas". Unlike many festivals Laneway 2011 had a remarkably consistent quality throughout the entire day, so regardless of the weather it was always destined to be a scorcher. We braved the extreme ultra violet index to report on Australia's Rat Vs Possum, Cloud Control and Cut Copy. While sampling UK's Foals and America's best of the best with Beach House, The Antlers, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Ariel Pink, Holy Fuck. Oh and LES SAVY FAV!.

Top Ten – Australian Music Videos

By | July 31st, 2009|Categories: Features, Secret History of Australian Music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Webcuts shows their ignorance for the modern music video and selects a top ten made up almost exclusively of 80's Australian music videos. What, no Hilltop Hoods or Empire of the Sun??

The Besnard Lakes – On the Sydney Shores (2011)

By | March 17th, 2011|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horses. A fitting album title for these Montreal, Quebec, Canadians, as much as it was a challenge for a band who've skirted success but in turn garnered acclaim for their lush and psychedelic sound. Their most recent album The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night appeared in early 2010, and once again it was that intimate and expansive sound, coupled with vocalist/guitarist Jace Lacek's Beach Boys-like falsetto that saw the band release their most definitive collection of songs yet. Touring Australia for the very first time, Chris Berkley of Static caught up with Lacek and drummer Kevin Laing of The Besnard Lakes to talk about the slow rise of the band and their move into film scores.