Bad journalists now use this word when they are too lazy to get to the heart of a band’s art.
Sydney’s Tom Ugly- both the man and the band- have certainly earned their dues thus far- did you know they were the first winners of the now-distinguished Triple J Unearthed High competition? Did you know they used to be called [is]? Did you know that their single California is dreamy and catchy and you should [...]
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Thursday November 24, 2011 – HiFi, Melbourne.
Guineafowl, the man, rather than the band or the attractively plumaged bird, is ostensibly guitarist/vocalist Sam Yeldham. He fronts the indie (“indietronic”) band with equal measures of melancholy and bitter-sweet affection, something you’ll find in droves in their new material, namely the illusory single The Lie Is. T-SQUAT chatted to Yeldham, whose knowledge of Seinfeld decidedly rivals our [...]
Melbourne outfit Rosie & George began as a two-person jam session, quickly blooming into a four-headed cadre of like-minded indie folksters. Their winsome tunes are dressed with bitter-sweet sentiment and jaunty toe-tap tidings. Having recently released their self-titled EP, George Loram (to whom T-SQUAT is chatting to today) and Co. are in the midst of launching the [...]
Jonathan Boulet is my age; at twenty-three, he has already released two records (the self-titled debut of which shows Boulet playing pretty well every damn instrument on the disc), nabbed much of that coveted triple j love, played massive festivals like Splendour in the Grass and Groovin’ the Moo, supported acts like Tame Impala and Kate [...]
Ah, the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards. Held this year at Revolt in Kensington, the steampunk-esque venue is swimming with musos, critics, majordomos and fanboys and girls, all treating to their tongues to some fuzzy Jagermeister and hors d’oeuvres. The gallery area is adorned with awesome photos of the nominees by shooters like the brilliant Kane [...]
In 2009, Florence Welch and her Machine dropped Lungs onto an unsuspecting public. Every single released from the album drew massive amounts of professional kudos and audience love; their first time around to our own shores, for instance, they played the massive Palace in Melbourne, to say the least. One would suspect that after the [...]
The annual Fat As Butter festival is on again, with a whole shemozzle of varying Aussie and international artists. Saturday October 22 will see the following dazzling array of musical lads and ladies hit the Foreshore in Newcastle… Empire of the Sun The Living End Flo Rida Naughty by Nature Cloud Control Sparkadia The Herd [...]
Although the mood around the Swan Street/Punt Road precinct was deeply frightening (football fans swarming en masse to celebrate/commiserate/get their genitalia out in the middle of traffic), the atmosphere within the Corner Hotel’s sweaty walls was far more alluring. Kate Vigo, for instance, opens her set with a cover of Prince’s If I Was Your [...]
Marc Lucchesi, lascivious lead singer and occasional hornblower (er, sax and flute, of course) for Melbourne “Nouveau Yacht Rock” act The Vaudeville Smash gives T-SQUAT the time of day. You guys seem to gig a lot. How has the road been treating you? Pretty nicely, actually. Over the last two years, we’ve managed to build up [...]