‘Weird’ isn’t a satisfactory term to describe the Sydney Festival performance of electronic duo Matmos. Backed with over twenty years of pure experimentation, even a party balloon was a fair game as an instrument.
Daniel Prior trips down a rabbit hole on Oxford Street and ends up in the strange tides of East River, with the reborn Alex Cameron to deal with before King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard blow his mind…
Over 30 years since buying their first record, Marquee Moon, Stuart Coupe finally got to see Television. Read his ruminations on one of the great seminal punk rock bands.
“Oh father, I tell you it was a gathering of lost souls, all bound together on their sinful path. And I partook, lord, how I partook in their misgivings…” Daniel Prior confesses his sins after the Gum Ball Festival.
The Enmore’s floors are always up for a bit of bouncing, but Alessandro swears he saw a splinter or two fly past his face as The Presets sent the crowd into a dancing frenzy.
On the final day of Sydney Festival 2013, the Spiegeltent descended into a timewarp, with Kraftwerk’s 1981 LP ‘Computer World’ performed live by Peanut Butter Wolf and Nite Jewel… Alessandro Dallarmi soaked it all up, in the pouring rain.
Imagine pubescents listening to Mike Hadreas playing in a magical tent on a first date. As large, wet drops fall outside, they suck in their first kiss and, afterwards, chat for hours on a soaking swing set.. This was the sort of gig that teenagers dream about.