SXSW 2015 is almost upon us, and like always, it can be a bit hectic planning out your music schedule. How to choose between new buzz bands, revered veteran acts and cult oddities? Well I’m here to help, with a list focused on pleasing lovers of alternative rock, metal and psychedelia. So without further ado, here […]
The official 2015 lineup for Barcelona, Spain’s Primavera Sound has been announced, and it’s a very interestingly eclectic mix of musical genres as well as current and classic acts. It’s also way better than the rather unimpressive respective lineups of this years Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals. So let’s dive in shall we? The recently resurrected Sleater-Kinney , […]
The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates: Australian Alternative rockers launch Further/Deeper tour Australian psychedelic icons The Church have just announced a slate of North American tour dates for 2015. The date start in Vancouver, British Columbia in late February and will wrap up at Austin, TX’s SXSW Festival in March. The band will also […]
The Church ‘Further/Deeper’ Review: Veteran Australian alt-rockers sound refreshed and vibrant, 34 years into their career. Fans of The Church have been on a rollercoaster ride the past few years. In 2012, frontman Steve Kilbey threatened to pull the plug due to frustration with their record label. But last year, the crisis seemed averted when the band announced working on […]
The Church Announce New Album ‘Further Deeper’, Debut New Song: Australian rock vets give details of first studio release since 2009. Next month, Australian alt-psych veterans The Church will release ‘Further Deeper’, their 25th studio album. The release will be available in Australia and New Zealand on October 17th (with release dates for other markets […]
Album Review: Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy make chilled-out bliss with “You Are Everything” When I interviewed Steve Kilbey earlier this year he was quite candid about the recent shakiness with his long-running band The Church, and had this to say about his new album “You Are Everything” with Martin Kennedy: “Don’t wait for the next […]
This is part 2 of my interview with Steve Kilbey. Click here to read Part 1, where we discussed his new solo album ‘The Idyllist’ and his upcoming projects with Martin Kennedy and Greg Dulli. For this segment, we discuss what keeps his creative fires burning, working solo versus collaborating, blogging, and the tenuous future of […]
Steve Kilbey is one of the most prolific songwriters in rock. Through his work with seminal Aussie alternative band The Church, his solo projects and various collaborations, the man has been a flurry of activity. He recently released “The Idyllist“, an excellent solo album that showcases his versatility and clever lyrical gifts (click here for my […]
Album Review: Steve Kilbey lets his style wander with brilliant results with ‘The Idyllist’. Fans of Aussie alternative rock veterans The Church have been a tad on edge lately. Back in October, frontman Steve Kilbey threatened he’d be quitting the band due to claims his management had been delinquent on paying the band royalties. Things seem to […]
Okay guitar fans, welcome to the 70 Most Underrated Guitar Riffs Of All Time Part 2 . I’ve scoured my brain and cd collection to make a unique list of riffs that deserve more credit, and are just cool as the same old songs that always grace Rolling Stone and Guitar World best of lists. Be […]
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