Archive for 'Brag 438 (November 14)'
Indie Album Of The Week: Twerps Twerps Chapter Music There’s something inherently likeable about Twerps. The guitar-driven four-piece are probably the most affable offspring from Melbourne’s pseudo-incestuous music community, ambling along with a sporadic recorded output dappled with relatively rare live appearances. Twerps marks their first proper full-length release, and with it they rise above the [...]
Future Of The Left Polymers Are Forever Remote Control ***1/2 In high school my English teacher tried to strangle the smart-arse kid in the class. What drove him to violence was not just the kid’s obnoxious sarcasm, but how he used his perceptive, cunning intelligence to get under people’s skin. If you admire that type [...]
Jinja Safari Locked By Land Co-Op Music **** After just 18 months together, the pairing of Sydney’s Marcus Azon and Pepa Knight has managed to deliver an impressive indie rock album comprising tracks from their self-titled EP, free monthly downloads, and new material. The boys refer to their sound as ‘forest rock’, and while the [...]
VHS Or Beta Diamonds And Death Shock ***1/2 VHS Or Beta have always had the feel of plucky underdogs about them. Their 2004 debut, Night On Fire, was a near-perfect revival of moody ‘80s new wave pop, but unfortunately for them a certain album called Hot Fuss came out that same year. Thus The Killers’ [...]
Jane’s Addiction The Great Escape Artist Capitol/ EMI ***1/2 With lyrics like “You were the foreskin, I was the real head” sung over MIDI effects just two tracks in, Jane’s Addiction prove that even through multiple hiatuses, lineup changes and rehab stints, they remain as accessible and diverse as ever. Despite spearheading grunge since the [...]