Volumes 2016 is coming! While we eagerly await this year’s lineup, watch Lower Spectrum entrancing a very warm and packed Darlinghurst room at last year’s festival.
We recorded Bibby’s support set for Spinning Top amigos Pond recently, and like a real upstanding gent, he’s offered one of the tracks for you to have for free. In ‘Home Alone’ he’s “high like Macaulay Caulkin” and “like a drugged-up Al Capone” – yet we still want to share a glass of cheap red with him.
Californian space cadets The Growlers have a lunchtime chinwag with Beth. They talk about the fireworks incident that made their new record so unique, they play a stellar acoustic version of ‘Black Memories’, and they all wear sunglasses.
There’s something inexplicably calming about Fergus Miller’s voice and the way it flies over the jangly shoegaze of ‘We Lied’. It’s soft and it’s fuzzy and you just know he was wearing a great sweater when he wrote it.
Watch Joseph and Oscar from Metronomy perform a stripped-back version of “I’m Aquarius” live in our lobby! The best antidote to the post-Splendour sads.
In the time since their debut album Bill, Dance, Shiner, the ‘hug have lost a member – and seem to have replaced him with fuzz. Layers and layers of thick fuzz. ‘Catacombs’ is the first single from So Gone, out September 12.
After deliberately releasing their debut solo records on the same day, we decided to capitalise on the sibling rivalry between regular Perth bandmates Shiny Joe Ryan and Gum. We got them to review each other’s albums.
It’s been almost seven years since their debut album and finally Newcastle’s Firekites are back with new music. ‘Closing Forever Sky’ is the sprawling title track from their forthcoming second record – get the first taste of it here.