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LCD Soundsystem – Still Happening (2010)

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.

By | 2015-08-11T02:22:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2010|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

No Money, No Family – On Tour With The Scare

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.

Jess Ducrou – Talking Splendour in the Grass (2009)

Second Splendour line up in full and interview with Splendour promoter Jess Ducrou about the tremendous success of the festival, the process for picking the line-up and this year's bands, future expansion of the site and the improvements in ticketing technology.

Animal Collective – Searching for the Sailboat (2009)

Having just released the second single "Summertime Clothes" from their acclaimed eighth album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Chris Berkley from Static spoke to David Portner from Baltimore, Maryland's favourite sons, Animal Collective and asked, among other things, what lurked behind the eye-catching artwork and whether or not they had been invited to play the venue they

By | 2015-08-11T02:21:12+00:00 May 29th, 2009|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Okkervil River – Brisbane – 3 May 2009

Okkervil River The Zoo, Brisbane 3rd May 2009 "No one wants to hear about your 97th tear" offers Will Sheff, he of red beard, bookish glasses and shaggy hair, during tonight's opening rhyme heavy "Plus Ones". Oh but we do. We want to hear ninety odd minutes of heartbreak and loss, songs about self

By | 2018-07-09T10:05:21+00:00 May 3rd, 2009|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kills – Alison Mosshart talks Midnight Boom (2009)

Arriving on the scene way back in 2002 with the gritty Black Rooster EP, The Kills took the garage rock aesthetic and beat it down, creating a skin and bones strut that stank of sex and cigarettes. In the following years, The Kills haven't strayed too far from their original lo-fi blues/rock blueprint, yet still

By | 2015-08-11T02:15:56+00:00 March 15th, 2009|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love

Lit-rock pansies The Decemberists release The Hazards Of Love, their follow-up to 2006's omni-directional The Crane Wife which saw the band reach new heights of smugness, shifting in excess of 300,000 copies in the States alone. With their fifth full-length album due for release in the UK through Rough Trade on March 23rd, the Portland-based quintet of

By | 2009-02-28T05:13:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2009|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Supergrass – Brisbane – 2 October 2008

"How you doin'? You alright?" asks an out of breath Gaz Coombes during their first Brisbane show in several years. The assembled punters shout back "yeah!", hoping that the next song will be the golden goose turned albatross hit "Alright". It isn't, but no one is really displeased when it turns out to be another

By | 2009-07-27T15:26:09+00:00 October 5th, 2008|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

Jagjaguwar, 2008[rating:8/10] The Austin boys in Okkervil River are back with another album and like always it's filled with surprising stories, dense lyrics and great tunes that stick with you. The Stand Ins sees the band explore the issue of stardom and fame from different perspectives including those of groupies, porn stars, ex-boyfriends and ageing

By | 2009-04-05T22:34:15+00:00 September 13th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Lightspeed Champion – Interview with Dev Hynes (2008)

Dev Hynes was once a teenage Test Icicle but now goes it alone under the name Lightspeed Champion. This year's Falling off the Lavender Bridge surprised many, especially Test Icicles fans, as its charming mix of Britpop, folk and alt.country was a significant departure from the indie meets hardcore of his former band. Static's Chris

By | 2015-08-11T02:17:39+00:00 August 4th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

M83 – Saturdays = Youth

 Virgin, 2008 [rating:7/10] I have a very vivid memory of M83's previous album Before the Dawn Heals Us being played at a thunderous volume while sleeping at a friend's house early one morning, and it shook through the drunken spillover of the night before as if the ceiling inside my head was about to cave

By | 2009-01-27T03:12:17+00:00 July 24th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Liquid Liquid – Slip In and Out of the Phenomenon

Domino Records, 2008[rating:6/10] Post punk, new funk, even if its old junk, it's still rock and roll to me. Call it what you want, but history shows that Manhattan's Liquid Liquid were essentially a dub/groove-based band that while in their short lifespan became incredibly influential on the New York music scene both then and now,

By | 2009-02-28T05:31:36+00:00 July 4th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

Rough Trade, 2008 [rating:7.5/10] Never has a record so wrong-footed me like Evil Urges has. Louisville's My Morning Jacket were always a band with broad influences in their sound. 2005's Z was the strongest indication that their fret-tapping southern rock roots had run their course. Playing a solo show in London to promote the album,

By | 2009-02-28T05:33:11+00:00 June 20th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spoon – Atlanta – 14 April 2008

Spoon Centre Stage, Atlanta, GA 14th April 2008 It's Britt Daniel's birthday but you wouldn't know it. There's no cake and candles, no rambunctious behaviour or jokes. You'd be expecting the band to be soused and swaying, playing covers and celebrating the occasion, using the opportunity to cut loose. In fact Daniel looks embarrassed as

By | 2009-07-27T15:30:02+00:00 June 4th, 2008|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Robert Forster – The Evangelist

  EMI, 2008 [rating:8/10] Robert Forster and Grant McLennan were two months into writing the next Go-Betweens album when on May 6th 2006, Grant McLennan died suddenly of a heart attack at age 48. An indescribable blow to Australian music, McLennan's death was felt worldwide, and while we mourned his loss, attention turned to Forster

By | 2009-02-28T05:36:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Explosions in the Sky – Static (2008)

Austin post-rockers Explosions in the Sky have been weaving their instrumental magic for almost ten years now, releasing four revered albums and one soundtrack over that time. During their recent Australian tour Static's Chris Berkley talked to Chris Hrasky drummer with the band about creating their last disc, All of a Sudden I miss Everyone,

By | 2015-08-11T02:12:49+00:00 April 22nd, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

M83 – Interview with Anthony Gonzalez (Static 2008)

Anthony Gonalez is the driving force behind French band M83. Since 2001 M83 have released several albums of hypnotic electronica combined with effects laden guitars, and softly sung vocals. Static's Chris Berkley managed to track down Anthony on his first Australian tour and discussed airline mishaps, growing up on the French Rivera, the new M83

By | 2015-08-11T02:11:16+00:00 March 28th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

  Mute/EMI, 2008 [rating:8/10] The passing of time has done nothing to dampen Nick Cave's spirit or soften his tongue. In the preceding decade spent mostly strapped to the piano like a bible-addicted lothario, it gave the impression that this is where the story ends: in ebony and ivory theology. Those Leonard Cohen years that

By | 2009-02-28T05:58:28+00:00 March 18th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interpol – Our Love to Admire (Ltd Edition)

Capitol/EMI, 2008 [rating:7.5/10] Our Love to Admire was one of Webcuts' favourite albums of 2007. In fact we considered the third album by Brooklyn's Interpol as their most consistent and fully realised work to date. Keyboards, once mere adornments, were now fully integrated into the band's epic songs adding atmosphere and depth. The repetitive yet

By | 2010-06-27T08:39:46+00:00 February 29th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Faker – Be the Twilight

Capitol/EMI, 2007 [rating:9/10] There is a litany of bands that make the decision to pack their bags and move to Los Angeles to try and catch a spark of what makes the town such a magnet for the achiever and under-achiever alike. It carries a certain charm and superiority, to tell your friends that "you're

By | 2009-02-28T06:00:10+00:00 February 1st, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Scare – Interview (2007)

Craig Smith takes us on a journey from Brisbane to Birmingham with Wade Keighran bass player for punk rockers The Scare. Taking in emotional break downs and playing the UK festivals, to the booze soaked recording of Chivalry and being wide eyed in L.A. -- this is the definitive account of The Scare's rags to something approaching riches tale.

By | 2015-08-11T02:13:18+00:00 January 8th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Merge, 2007 [rating:9.5/10] It's almost an established fact that once a band hits album number 4 or 5 they're practically running on empty. Creative juices have all but dried up, different directions are attempted, band friction comes to the fore and as the years go by each new release just isn't a patch on former

By | 2009-02-28T06:02:29+00:00 November 18th, 2007|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mansun – Interview with Chad (1997)

A decade ago, at the tail end of Britpop, art-rockers Mansun were one of the biggest bands in the UK, seemingly ready to take on the rest of the world. Six years later the band imploded in the wake of backlash towards their third record Little Kix. Webcuts chooses to remember them at their peak with this 1997 interview.

By | 2015-08-11T02:15:02+00:00 April 16th, 1997|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment