Muse, Space, and Cydonia

Before Muse, I’d never heard of the genre “space rock” before. But after hearing it, it immediately made sense to me. Science fiction loving musicians trying to best replicate the themes of sci-fi and the sense of awe from the genre. Muse, led by lead singer Matt Bellamy (and his love of magical mushrooms) writeContinue reading “Muse, Space, and Cydonia”

Running Up That Hill & Art Of Good Covers

If I only could, make a deal with God… Did you forget to take your meds? Just another Nancy Boy? See you at the Bitter End? Placebo’s music has often focused on nitty-gritty, taboo, and slightly uncomfortable relationships. Abusive couples, drug-fuelled break-ups, or as it’s put in Meds – sex, drugs, and complications. Rarely wasContinue reading “Running Up That Hill & Art Of Good Covers”

Harvey Danger & Underground Culture

The late 90’s saw the birth of countless garage rock bands and a whole new wave of alternative music. Lots of bands came and went, delivering often one major release and then returning to obscurity. Some of them get lucky and get a hit single which gives them a lifeline. Seattle band Harvey Danger’s 1997Continue reading “Harvey Danger & Underground Culture”

Joy Division Forever: 40 Years On At Hordern Pavilion

Forty years on from the death of Joy Division in Macclesfield, a good 17,000km away, surviving members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris, joined by Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman came together as New Order at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion. As previously established, I’m a big New Order fan and their concert mean a lotContinue reading “Joy Division Forever: 40 Years On At Hordern Pavilion”

I’ve Lost You: New Order & Age of Consent

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Manchester synthpop band New Order live at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park. Four decades on from their formation they’ve not lost a bit of their sound or talent, I’d even argue they’ve improved with age. Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert, all well into theirContinue reading “I’ve Lost You: New Order & Age of Consent”

What Powderfinger Taught Me About Loss and Grieving

For Graeme Growing up, you really absorb the music your parents listen to. It becomes the soundtrack for the early years of your life, and a high chance you’ll end up developing some sort of emotional link with it. I grew up listening to a lot of stuff my parents loved – Queen, David Bowie,Continue reading “What Powderfinger Taught Me About Loss and Grieving”

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