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The Besnard Lakes – London – 19 August 2010

Touring off the back of their third studio release The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, the Quebec-based The Besnard Lakes returned to London to treat us with some more of their epic Beach Boys meets Spiritualized jams. Given the massive sound present on ...The Roaring Night, there was some anticipation in how the band were going to pull this off as a four piece. With the newer tracks being a lot denser and harder to recreate live without either a 10 piece line up or a maze of effects and loop pedals, assistance came via laptop, which helped embellish the sound and keep true to their recorded material.

By | 2015-08-10T05:02:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Amanda Palmer – Alive and Kicking (2010)

From the Dresden Dolls to her solo album, Amanda Palmer has never been less than a bold and intriguing character in American rock music. In Australia for a slew of live dates we talk to the force of nature herself about her engagement to Neil Gaiman, her Golden Globes outfit switch-a-roo, the controversy surrounding her new Evelyn Evelyn project, what's on her bed side table and a dream involving Anna Pavlova wearing a spacesuit... and God.

By | 2015-08-11T02:19:01+00:00 March 3rd, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Louis XIV – Way Out West Interview (2008)

This August Sweden was graced by a visit from San Diego's finest, Louis XIV, a band that shocked parents groups in Alabama and who have enticed numerous girls with their classic rock'n'roll moves. But behind the media image the band is bursting with creativity and musical ambition. Louis XIV not only have lots of attitude

By | 2015-08-11T02:17:31+00:00 September 15th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound

SideOneDummy, 2008 [rating:9/10] The ’59 Sound starts, fittingly, with a sound of romance and antiquity -- a needle laid to vinyl. A spindly guitar riff echoes faintly in the distance, then suddenly erupts into an anthem. From this point onward, The ’59 Sound pulses with warmth and energy forged by the fusion of the most

By | 2009-06-19T14:23:41+00:00 August 19th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

ROOT! – I Suppose an Interview Would be Out of the Question? (2008)

In Webcuts' short history we've had the pleasure of publishing many enjoyable and informative interviews, but few have matched the humour and insight pervasive in this feature with DC from Melbourne's ROOT!. The band's history, debunking the misconception that having good lyrics equates to bad music, the sycophantic cult of Nick Cave, politics and much, much more are covered.

By | 2018-08-12T03:24:32+00:00 April 27th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments