Archive for 'Brag 460 (April 30)'
San Cisco At A Crossroads By Alasdair Duncan San Cisco’s bouncy boy-girl duet ‘Awkward’ climbed to the number seven spot on triple j’s recent Hottest 100, a smashing success for the young Perth group. When they got the news, they were hard at work in the very studio where they recorded that song. “It felt [...]
Pennywise All Or Nothing By Benjamin Cooper “Dude, I’m really sorry I was late to take your call – I was rescuing a pelican down at the beach who’d been attacked by some of our local Californian weekend warrior assholes.” So begins my interview with Zoltán ‘Zoli’ Téglás, the new-ish frontman of West Coast punk [...]
The Mountain Goats Between The Devil And The Deep By Caitlin Welsh Sydney has fared well on the exclusive-shows front recently – see this year’s Vivid LIVE lineup for more than a few examples – but here’s one more to make steam pour out your ears: in March, in New York and London in turn, [...]
The Darkness Vaudeville Kings By Caitlin Welsh It might have been the catsuits; the falsetto; the persistent rumours that one of the singles was not, in fact, a love song but was about genital warts; the shimmering layer of camp stretched over the whole escapade like so much purple Lycra; but somewhere on the way [...]
Orbital Synth City By Laurence Rosier Staines In 2010 I fled from Playground Weekender clutching a dalek; it belonged to UK dance duo Orbital, whose set had pushed me into a place where this sort of hopped-up thievery felt more like a gesture of devotion. I confess this to Phil Hartnoll, the elder of the [...]