Tag: Benjamin Cooper
Richard Burgman has been in a bunch of bands. He played in underground heroes Weddings Parties Anything and legendary punk outfit The Saints, but he’s probably best known as guitarist for 1980s quartet The Sunnyboys.
“I’m coming to see everybody down there at just the right time. I was green before, but I’m well-seasoned now.” Bobby Womack is the last person who can believably refer to himself as inexperienced, in any way. But then again, the man who is known as the Greatest Soul Singer In The World isn’t really in the business of being believable.
Kieran Ryan Kid Solo By Benjamin Cooper Kieran Ryan’s debut album is an exquisite piece of work. The eponymous release differs in purpose and aesthetics when compared to his earlier work alongside cousin Kishore as Kid Sam. The ambition of the work has not changed, but the Taree-born artist’s scope now encompasses the minutiae of [...]
San Francisco’s Thee Oh Sees are full of surprises. They’ve released six studio albums in the last five years capped off by last September’s largely solo John Dwyer effort, Putrifiers II.
Kieran Ryan was the guitar and vocals half of Taree via Melbourne band Kid Sam. You probably remember them: two cousins making scratchy, melodic post-industrial songs that got stuck in your head. Their 2009 self-titled debut album was preoccupied with the elegance of life’s minutiae, and a whole lot of death and creeping darkness. It was so achingly beautiful it was recognised with a nomination for the Australian Music Prize.