ALBUM REVIEW: PAUL MCCARTNEY – KISSES ON THE BOTTOM

At this stage in the game Sir Paul McCartney can say, say, say anything on record and it’s guaranteed to shift a unit or ten. He certainly knows this because he has indulged himself on the cheekily named, Kisses On The Bottom. It’s a collection of old standards initially made as a gift for his…

ALBUM REVIEW: SOKO – I THOUGHT I WAS AN ALIEN

First she wanted to kill your girlfriend. Then she wanted to kill herself (well, she said she died on MySpace). In the intervening years she wrote and scrapped a double album, performed as an actress and now some four years on from her hit, “I’ll Kill Her,” SoKo has completed her debut album, I Thought…

NEWS: IN MY SHOES (& WALKING INTO THINGS)

With the Global Blogger Search competition closing tomorrow I thought it would be a nice idea to reprise the theme from one post (in my shoes) and recount the multiple tales about how I’ve inflicted injuries on myself. Learn how I tripped over an electric blanket chord and on a bus carrying a tray of…

ALBUM REVIEW: DEEP SEA ARCADE – OUTLANDS

Deep Sea Arcade may have started at the grassroots- gigging around Sydney before graduating to interstate, overseas, infinity and beyond. They demoed their songs as a way of perfecting their debut album, Outlands, a pastiche of retro-goodness and free love that was some ten years in the making. Add to that the fact that they…

NEWS: THIS IS NOT ART

It’s unlucky post number 13 in the Global Blogger Search where we learn about things that aren’t art. Is a shark in formaldehyde art? Do people look at the statue of David’s toenails? Find out more at the following post: This Is Not Art

ALBUM REVIEW: ALEKS & THE RAMPS – FACTS

Aleks & The Ramps have just released their third studio album. Fact. It once again is an eccentric offering of energetic art-pop. Fact. It was recorded in a warehouse in Fairfield and this was at times sweaty and at other moments chilly. Fact. And the group reckons they’re bigger than Jesus (okay, I made that…

ALBUM REVIEW: STEVE SMYTH – RELEASE

Some people are born with itchy feet and troubadour, Steve Smyth is certainly one of them. The one constant in their lives is the need for continual change – making novel discoveries and having new experiences due to an overwhelming curiosity with people and places or just a plain fear of missing out. The other…

ALBUM REVIEW: GUTHRIE – SELF-TITLED

When you have a name like Guthrie you’ve certainly got a lot to live up to when you consider Woody and Arlo, not to mention at least one other band with the same name. The Tassie duo is virtually Google-proof, but that has not phased frontman, Liam Guthrie (guitar/vocals) and drummer, Luke Young. They are…

FILM REVIEW: VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER)

Vincent Wants To Sea tells the story of a 27-year old Tourette’s sufferer (Florian David Fitz, Men In The City who also doubles as the film’s screenwriter). At the insistence of his busy and uncaring, politician father (Heino Ferch) and following his mother’s passing, Vincent is institutionalised and is forced to share a room with the obsessive-compulsive Alexander…

ALBUM REVIEW: CLOUD NOTHINGS – ATTACK ON MEMORY

When Bob Dylan went from being a folk troubadour to donning an electric guitar, many fans were less than impressed. Some even went so far as to call him, “Judas!” On their third LP (and second studio album proper), Attack On Memory, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings appear to be standing on a similar precipice. Gone is…