Author: James Hull

Crystal Fighters – Star Of Love (Acoustic Version) (2011 LP)

January 25, 2011

I’m so excited about this album. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been this happy to listen to music. Crystal Fighters have had a home inside my portable music device and many of my mixes for quite some time. However I haven’t really heard the full power of the happy go lucky Spanish […]

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the AU interview: Ketil of Casiokids (Norway)

November 18, 2010

After a busy few months of touring the US and more to come, Ketil from Casiokids was kind enough to have a chat with James Hull about their upcoming tour in Australia over the festive season (most questions courtesy of Amanda Picman, held up by unstoppable forces at the last minute). Hi Ketil. How’s things? […]

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Album Review: Goose – Synrise (2010 LP)

November 6, 2010

It’s been a while since their last release, but Goose is back… Bring it on! I remember stumbling onto Goose many years ago at Parklife 2007 and loving the European synth punching electro indie punk geeks. I wasn’t sure how big they were and no one seemed to know about them, but it didn’t take long […]

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Twist and Shout 60s Dance Party – Brighton Up Bar (22.10.10)

October 24, 2010

It’s a very rare occasion that you turn up to an event to find it completely empty. While I arrived an hour after it had kicked off and knew that was pretty early, to find a completely empty Brighton Up Bar was a bit strange. Literally a DJ, a bar tender and 2 guys at […]

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Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep (2010 LP)

October 11, 2010

The huge basslines and paced out drums of dubstep have made their way to Australia. This has been a gradual but steady influx over a relatively short time but it is impossible to deny its presence in nightclubs across Australia (well at least Sydney). There is something a bit seedy about dubstep, a touch of […]

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Ivy League Spring Break Party feat. Cloud Control – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney (17.9.10)

September 19, 2010

There is no structure to this review. Time is not a constant or linear thing, it is disjointed and re-arranged as my brain pieces the night back together. Some might even claim the following is a social commentary. You’ll get used to it. Returning from a food break to re-partake in IVY LEAGUE fun times at […]

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Rusko. – O.M.G.! (2010 LP)

August 27, 2010

Grimey beats and whipping snare love from the realm of dubstep. But that’s not all Rusko has on offer with O.M.G.! Purist dubstep fans would probably spit at my shoes for liking the overly grunge driven harshness of dubstep of artists such as Excision, Datsik or even Borgore. But I’m OK with that. I think […]

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Live Review: Frightened Rabbit + Sierra Fin – Factory Theatre, Sydney (03.08.10)

August 6, 2010

Here’s a scrawling of memories regarding a gig at the lovely Factory Theatre in Sydney that involved a certain formido Leporidae – Frightened Rabbit to quote the Latin. I arrived a little late and missed the start of support act Sierra Fin. However, the group showed some nice enthusiasm, especially drummer Frosty who used his […]

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The Drums + The Motifs – Oxford Art Factory (01.08.10)

August 5, 2010

Once again, Oxford Art Factory has played host to a night for the memory bank with The Drums throwing one hell of a party. This review is a tad behind schedule for reasons beyond control of Ares the mighty war god, but here it is for you to peruse. Before I get to the goodness […]

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Album Review: Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (2010 LP)

August 3, 2010

It’s a little overdue, but now is as good a time as any to take a look-see at Tame Impala’s debut album InnerSpeaker. Given the belated nature of this review there is a good chance that you have probably heard most of the LP, or even acquired its goodness for your own enjoyment. Nevertheless, there […]

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Tiësto – Magikal Journey (2 LP Set – 2010)

July 4, 2010

Firstly I have to clear something up. I’m not exactly what you’d call a fan of techno, trance, dance, hard dance, gabba or anything similar to the aforementioned. The intense ch and ts that doesn’t let up is boring and somewhat irritating and I find the repetitive hooks, bass and ‘melodies’ to be a touch […]

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Nadastrom + Kato + Three Fingers – Oxford Art Factory (19.06.10)

June 21, 2010

It’s been quite some time since I had a night at Oxford Arts Factory and for me the night started half way through Three Fingers session behind the decks. These were two guys throwing out some good tracks and although the floor was a bit empty, this was no indication of their set. Rocking an […]

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Grum – Heartbeats (2010 LP)

June 17, 2010

Ooooooohhh, Fashion! The sparkling sounds of Grum are inescapably smile inducing. I have to admit, I’m a little more used to his drivey synth sounds heard in the likes of his quality remixes of Revolte – Ironical Sexism and even Passion Pit – To Kingdom Come or his grunge throwing original, Go Back. Having said […]

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Boy & Bear + Oh Ye Denver Birds + The Chemist – Annandale Hotel (12.06.10)

June 15, 2010

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that until now, I hadn’t been to the Annandale. I’d driven past countless times and loved the scummy exterior appearance. I’d wondered if it was an ode to the musical history of the place and that the inside would be refurbished, clean and comfortable. I was happy to […]

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the AU interview: Dave Hosking of Boy & Bear (Sydney)

June 1, 2010

James Hull & Amanda Picman took a few minutes out of Dave Hosking‘s life to talk about Boy & Bear and the fast approaching Come Together Festival at Luna Park – and plenty of other tidbits about their new life on the road… Enjoy. Amanda: This is Amanda and James from the AU Review. How […]

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