Author: Emily Booth

Live Review: Femme Locale – The Gladstone Hotel (13.12.12)

December 14, 2012

My favourite showcase returned for round two the other night, bringing with it the music of Ivi, Jenna Murphy and Zana Rose, and Rascals & Runaways. Once again, it was a great night of female talent — the kind of event that doesn’t happen anywhere near often enough.

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Album Review: Green Day – ¡Dos! (2012 LP)

December 10, 2012

Part ¡Dos! in Green Day’s trilogy of rock albums could easily be seen as nothing more than a sequel to the drunken debut by their short-lived side-project, The Foxboro Hot Tubs. This, however, would be the wrong way to look at it. While the album is most certainly soaked with the hedonism of Stop, Drop, […]

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the AU interview: Ken West (Big Day Out) on his new partnership with Lollapalooza-promoters C3

December 4, 2012

Co-founder of Big Day Out Ken West took the time to talk to Larry Heath about the latest developments in the iconic festival, the genre-crossing approach that it was established upon, and his new partnership with Lollapalooza-promoters C3.

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the AU interview: Jess Cornelius of Teeth and Tongue (Sydney)

November 24, 2012

In the midst of a short trip up to Sydney, Jess Cornelius AKA Teeth & Tongue sat down with Larry to discuss her new music video, touring in the US for SXSW and CMJ, and when we can expect the next record.

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Single Stream: Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra – “Do It With A Rockstar” (2012)

November 21, 2012

If there’s one thing Amanda Fucking Palmer can do, it’s create unique music. On her latest single, “Do It With A Rockstar”, Her Eccentric Excellency has perfectly merged sly humour with her typical raw passion, creating a song that sounds like nothing you expected, and everything you ever wanted.

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Live Review: Block Party – Annandale Hotel (18.11.12)

November 19, 2012

Number 15 Parramatta Road Annandale has been demolished, and its days as a music space are over. But just a few days ago, at the Block Party in its honour, it was a bustle of crowds, market stalls, and of course, bands — all turning up for one last celebration on site. The setlist included […]

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OzFest India AU Interview Series: Ian Kenny of Karnivool (Perth)

November 19, 2012

While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest’s Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the first part of this series, Larry sits down with Ian Kenny of Perth’s Karnivool, who have had considerable success already in the country, just before they hit the stage at Mumbai’s […]

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OzFest India AU Interview Series: The Aston Shuffle (Canberra)

November 19, 2012

While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest’s Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the second of this series, Larry’s sits down with Canberra electronic duo The Aston Shuffle who talk us through their experiences in India and much more, just before they hit the stage […]

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NH7 Weekender Interview: Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club (London) chats on the back of a Tuk Tuk in Pune, India

November 10, 2012

While he was in India, Larry had the chance to catch Jack and Ed from Bombay Bicycle Club perform a special acoustic set at the NH7 Weekender. One thing led to another and they ended up on a Tuk Tuk heading to the festival’s afterparty. Here’s what Larry and Ed Nash chatted about while driving […]

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Album Review: Bec And Ben – Butterknives To Razorblades (2012 EP)

November 6, 2012

If dark, distinctly-Aussie rock sounds appealing, you need to know Bec and Ben. The first song crawls up on you. Twenty seconds in, there’s a change; an echoing riff, speeding up gradually until the one minute mark. Another change. This riff is shorter. Sharper. Then Bec starts to sing, and they’re not the words you […]

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Album Review: Delta Goodrem – Child of the Universe (2012)

October 27, 2012

For anybody who has ever seen Delta Goodrem in concert / in interviews / in person, it appears easy to understand why her new record is titled Child of the Universe. She’s bubbly, kind, and never stops smiling — But if you want an accurate tip-off as to what this record sounds like, you need […]

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the AU interview at CMJ: Ringo Deathstarr (Philadelphia)

October 27, 2012

Larry Heath talked to Ringo Deathstarr while at CMJ in New York City about their tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, the Catch 22 of alcohol, the future of the music industry – and of their own shows.

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the AU interview at Austin City Limits: Gotye (Melbourne)

October 23, 2012

While at Austin City Limits, Larry talked to Gotye about his whirlwind year of touring, developing his live show, performing where The Beatles once played and much more…

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New Music Video: Tonight Alive – “Listening” (2012)

October 16, 2012

I’ve always found it a little awkward when Tonight Alive tried to include plot in their videos because it always seemed like they tossed it in as an afterthought. Thankfully, the punk-rockers have forgone any elements of a storyline in their latest music video, with the focus one hundred percent on performance.

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Single Stream: She Rex – “11th Hour” (2012)

October 16, 2012

Out of the 20 bands that played at the recent Stamping Grounds Festival, She Rex were easily the most unique and talented group there, thus making them my favourite. They’ve just released their first single, “11th Hour”, meaning I get to listen to them, and use the phrase ‘sultry rap-rock.’ The girls have already been […]

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Album Review: Anberlin – Vital (2012 LP)

October 16, 2012

It’s been just over two years since their last record, but Anberlin are back, sticking to their tried and true formula: aggressive sounds and sentimental meanings. They might have left the ‘darker’ elements out, but there’s just as much angst as ever.

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the AU interview at Culture Collide: Gold Fields (Australia)

October 10, 2012

Larry talked to Vin and Ryan of Gold Fields about their new album, Black Sun: why it had to be recorded three times, what it will sound like, and their touring to support it.

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the AU interview at Culture Collide: Patrick Wolf (UK)

October 9, 2012

A recent visitor to our shores, Patrick Wolf talked to Larry Heath before a show at Culture Collide in Los Angeles about the new record, the pressure of Major Labels, and wanting to thank every fan who covers his songs…

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Single Stream: Pair of Arrows – “Vestige” (2012)

October 6, 2012

I’ve always thought that electronic music has plenty of artistic potential, but it’s squandered on repetitive riffs and heavily distorted vocals, saying nothing of value. I’ve had this opinion for years. But now, allow me to present to you Pair of Arrows, a brand-new electronic duo (made up of Swan on vocals/lyrics and R/D on […]

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Interview: Anthony Catalano and Celeste Spina of Little Hurricane (California)

October 6, 2012

In the middle of their whirlwind Australian tour, blues rock duo Little Hurricane (aka Tone and C.C.) caught up with Larry Heath to discuss their second album, due for release early next year.

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Single Stream: William Beckett – “Stuck In Love” (2012)

October 6, 2012

Since his time as the frontman for The Academy Is… William Beckett has released two solo EPs (Walk the Talk and Winds Will Change) which are leagues ahead of his former bands music, in both quality and originality. With the third EP (What Will Be) about to drop, he’s now unveiled what could be the […]

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the AU interview: She Rex (Stamping Grounds Festival)

October 6, 2012

After their explosive set at the Stamping Grounds Music Festival the fierce girls of sat down with Larry Heath to discuss their plans for upcoming shows, a music video, and world domination (in that order).

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Live Review: Stamping Grounds Festival – Manning Bar (30.09.12)

October 2, 2012

If you accidentally ended up at one of the many mainstream events that were on this past weekend, and are looking to reclaim some indie cred, read on. Sydney’s first Stamping Grounds Festival was held on Sunday at Manning Bar, featuring 20 of the freshest bands we’ve got, with something for everybody. Really, I stayed […]

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Interview: Steering By Stars (Adelaide)

September 29, 2012

The guys from Steering By Stars took some time to talk to Larry Heath about the differences in sound we’ll hear on their second record, the opportunity they’ve accepted to score a new film, and the cinematic music that influenced them in childhood.

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Interview: Marlow (Melbourne)

September 28, 2012

Fresh off a tour with sleepmakeswaves, the genre-rejecting band Marlow talked with Larry Heath about what they’ve learnt on the road, why they refuse to be pigeon-holed, and what’s in store for them in the next months.

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Album Review: JJAMZ – Suicide Pact (2012 LP)

September 26, 2012

The term “supergroup” can be used to include everything from The Traveling Wilburys to +44 , with the theory being that when already-successful musicians come together, they can make music even greater than that of their earlier projects. This is rarely the case. Though both of the above acts achieved commercial and critical acclaim, it […]

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Live Review – Second Opinion!: Sound of Seasons + D at Sea + Breakaway + The Maze – The Lair, Metro Theatre (23.09.12)

September 26, 2012

When Sound of Seasons released “The Sheltered” a few days ago, I was impressed enough to think, ‘I should check them out.’ Coincidentally, they had a show at The Lair this weekend, so I went along to see if the single was a one-off success, or just a taste of how good the band was. […]

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the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Georgia Potter (Sydney)

September 25, 2012

With the release of her as-yet untilted EP only months away, Georgia Potter met up with Larry Heath at BIGSOUND to discuss the meaning behind her new single “XO” and the influence that travelling has had on her musical development.

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Live Review: Femme Locale – The Basement (13.09.12)

September 14, 2012

While I’ll admit that the pun in the title convinced me to go as much as the idea of a night of female talent did, the abundance of the latter was the reason I stayed. Lily So & Co, Lucy B, Miss Little, and Rainbow Chan might have only played six song sets, but together […]

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Live Review: Folk Uke + Dave Gunning + Jodi Martin + Andy Brown – The Basement (04.01.12)

January 5, 2012

Woodford might’ve ended a few days before, but with The Basement hosting a few of its notable acts on Friday, (soloists such as Andy Brown, Jodi Martin, and Dave Gunning, and the headlining duo Folk Uke), us Sydneysiders were treated to our own mini-folk festival.

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