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“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be…

“Never kiss a Tory”: An interview with Peaness

I’ve just started a zine called Mother’s Pride. It’s a riot grrrl feminist underground punk zine whose manifesto includes inspiring and supporting women to pick…

“Rock n’ Roll Soldiers”: An interview with Carlotta Cosails of Hinds

It is Wednesday morning and I am in the same country as Hinds. From Oxford I am skyping with Carlotta, who is in a non-specific…

The Best of Australia in 2015

The Best of Australia in 2015

Above: Deafcult at the Crowbar. Photo taken by Justin Edwards. Every press outlet outside of…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Photo by Greta Buitkute. From left to right: Whitney, Hannah, Harri, Fiona. Missed part 1?…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Photo by Hannah Golightly. Transcribed by Hannah Golightly and Lee Adcock I’ve been ill in…

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Rattle – Rattle (Upset the Rhythm)

Rattle – Rattle (Upset the Rhythm)

There’s the old saying that ‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture’, i.e. pointless. But as Robert Christgau rightly retorts: “One of the many foolish things about the fools who compare…

The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset (Hardly Art)

The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset (Hardly Art)

By Alexis Late Sometimes I don’t feel like being challenged by music. I want to escape into the wistful longing of Frankie Cosmos, or swim in the gentle heartbreak of…

Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna POP!)

Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna POP!)

I fell in love with Martha because she had sunburned shoulders, just like my girlfriend. Their downbeat admission that “the autumn forecast’s looking dismal again” somehow proved irresistible. And when…

Lucy Roleff – This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records)

Lucy Roleff – This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records)

Rich family estates may be nothing more than signifiers of gratuitous wealth, but there’s still an undeniable beauty to be found in the old structures dotting the countryside of wider…