It’s been four years since audacious glam-pop stalwarts Scissor Sisters’ last musical excursion, but while Ta Dah, this album’s predecessor, had a title which masked a downbeat mood, Night Work always feels like dancing.
I really wish bands would tell the powers that be to ‘stick it’ when it comes to writing up crappy and pretentious press releases.
Mountain Man may be made up of a young nanny and two performance and theatre students, but they are proving that Vermont is indeed shaping up as a hotbed for American music. The three young women befriended each other during a break from their studies as they bonded over singing, the moon and trees.
The massive sold out AC/DC shows earlier this year and the constant touring of bands like The Angels shows the enduring quality of pub-rock, or at least it’s refusal to roll over and die.
When a band choose a name as rubbish as Free Energy, you can rest assured that they aren’t going to be shy of attacking the unfashionable – like arena rock for example. Placing James Murphy in the producers chair also confirms the five-piece are happy to polarise opinion, with convictions to not do anything by half.
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Local Natives’ promo sheet is full of self-aggrandising waffle about South By Southwest, hectic tour schedules, and the band playing and evolving together for three years.
Young band Harlem started out as a duo with both Michael Coomers and Curtis O’Mara switching between vocals, drums and guitar duties.
Comedian David Cross needs little introduction to those who have seen his sketch work on Mr Show or his outrageously hilarious portrayal of psychiatrist Tobias Fünke on the unparalleled Arrested Development.
Sludge and doom style music aren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, but when it’s done the way Canberra punks I Exist do it you sit up and take notice.
Funky blues-influenced jazz outfit Let The Cat Out have gained a loyal following in their hometown of Hobart, Tasmania, due to their dynamic live shows, and are reaching out to a wider audience with the release of their debut effort.