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From Tuesday 13 February 2024

Laura Jane Grace – ‘Hole In My Head’

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Laura Jane Grace recounted a conversation she had with her daughter in 2018 ahead of undergoing life-altering surgery. The facial feminisation procedure, as part of the singer’s transition, would leave her with a scar on the back of her head. She told

Friday 20 October 2023

Blink-182 – ‘One More Time’

There haven’t been many reunions that have been greeted with such fanfare as when images emerged of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker back together again. A generation of millennials saw an opportunity to relive their adolescence one more time and three 40-somethings got to play the jester

Thursday 12 October 2023

Creeper – ‘Sanguivore’

If you arrive at a new Creeper record to be met with a 9-minute opener complete with a ‘Tubular Bells’ intro driving straight into a modern day ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and are taken by surprise, you must be new here. For those that have been following the band’s

Friday 04 August 2023

Chris Farren – ‘Doom Singer’

Anyone who’s had the joyous privilege of watching Chris Farren live will be forgiven for thinking that the brains behind Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci has his jovial, hilarious and uber talented musician persona down to a tee. However, Farren will readily admit that it’s only since he teamed

Tuesday 02 May 2023

Shit Present – ‘What Still Gets Me’

There’s a distinct feeling about opening an unwanted present. The sense of deflation that you hoped the contents would be something worthwhile, the anger that the recipient thought this would be a good idea or just the melancholic sense that no-one seems to understand you. All of it compounded

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Press Club – ‘Endless Motion’

Press Club have quite a few things to get off their chest. The Melbourne-based four-piece have watched on in despair as the world has eaten itself. However, in despair comes art and their third LP, ‘Endless Motion’, is another bold step for one of the darlings of Australia’s DIY

Friday 19 August 2022

The Chats – ‘Get Fucked’

From the band that brought you songs about smoke breaks, dine and dashing, craving the nutritional glory of pub food and catching venereal diseases – everyone’s favourite mullet-adorning, garage punk Australians are back with a new, even more frantic record. Brisbane’s The Chats’ rise from scrappy

Monday 20 June 2022

Petrol Girls – ‘Baby’

When bringing ideas together for their third record ‘Baby’, Petrol Girls vocalist Ren Aldridge was conscious that she had lost her “fun side” and wanted to make something a little less intense than 2019’s excellent ‘Cut & Stitch’. Petrol Girls have always been at the forefront of confrontational, outspoken

Friday 10 June 2022

Interview: Peaness

Wednesday 04 May 2022

Peaness – ‘World Full of Worry’

In a world which seemingly lurches from one disaster to another, we each develop our own coping mechanisms. For Chester-based trio Peaness it’s to write, in their own words, “sad bangers,” and their debut ‘World Full of Worry’ is chocked full of them. It’s the ideal blend of dark,