album of the day

Album: Wonderful Wonderful Artist: The Killers Year: 2017 The rundown: I have been nervously awaiting the release of Wonderful Wonderful for quite some time. The Killers, along with their first three albums, hold a very special place in my heart. However, the love letter to American rock that was their fourth album, Battle Born, never infiltrated that place. In fact,... Continue Reading →

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living through a screen

The crowd buzzes softly, waiting. The air is thick with excitement, brimming with anticipation. The lights finally dim and everyone stretches their necks towards the stage. Screams, whistles and a heavy push forward signal the entrance of the band. Within seconds everyone is moving to the beat, smiling up at the stage and basking in... Continue Reading →

album of the day

Album: Science Fiction Artist: Brand New Year: 2017 The rundown: Brand New's fifth and final album is an emotionally exhausting masterpiece that encapsulates the band's hugely influential career. Keeping with the themes of their previous work, the album deals with mental illness and existentialism. However, it is translated in a blunt and honest fashion that emphasises... Continue Reading →

band shirts: fans vs fashion

I was just shy of thirteen years old when I went to my very first concert. It was Coldplay's Viva la Vida tour and it blew me away. Before leaving the venue, my mother bought me a bright red t-shirt with Viva la Vida written across the chest from the official merch stall. That shirt... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Frogstomp Artist: Silverchair Year: 1995 The rundown: Frogstomp is raw, rough rock. It is the pure grunge sound that can only come from the minds of pissed off teenagers - all three band members were only 15 years old at the time of recording. That's pretty astounding when you listen to the dark lyrics... Continue Reading →

Green Day

Green Day has been one of my favourite bands since I was ten years old. I still remember playing air guitar in my bedroom to American Idiot, the album that introduced me to punk music and essentially changed my life. Last Friday night I went to Green Day's concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.... Continue Reading →

The Wombats Melbourne

Last Wednesday night I was lucky enough to attend the Wombat's concert at Festival Hall in Melbourne. While touring Australia for Groovin the Moo, the Wombats have been playing side shows to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. The show was honestly incredible. The boys played... Continue Reading →

A moment in time

  Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time or place that you have never actually experienced? That is how I feel about the punk movement and the years that followed it. The way people lived and thought back then intrigues me. I long for the music, the fashion, the culture. I crave it so deeply... Continue Reading →

album of the day

  Album: Kick Artist: INXS Year: 1987 The rundown: Kick, the album that cemented INXS as an internationally successful rock band, boasts hit single after hit single. 'New Sensation', 'Devil Inside', 'Need You Tonight', 'Never Tear Us Apart'... the list goes on. It is a musical and cultural masterpiece. The album opens with 'Guns In The Sky', which vocalist Michael... Continue Reading →

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