English Gentleman
English Gentleman
English Gentleman
English Gentleman
English Gentleman

Jefferson Album art

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Field Day 2013 Part 2


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Field Day 2013 Part 1

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The Living End

A unique fan experience for the very FIRST TIME in Australia. The Living End are currently performing each of their six albums from start to finish, back-to-back at 35 gigs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Fans will get one chance to see the album of their choice in these super intimate club shows, with the only exception being for the trio’s debut, self-titled classic – which will get two airings in each city.

Playing their 6th show in a row, I went along to the HI Fi in Sydney to catch the self entitled album “The Living End” played in full.

The idea of The Retrospective Tour is to give a big TLE-style ‘THANK YOU’ to all those fans who have bought the albums, come to shows, shown their support and been intensely loyal to the band over the past 15 years.

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Housse De Racket

Introducing France’s latest exciting export! Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne, aka Parisian duo Housse de Racket, has joined the ranks of label extraordinaire Kitsuné to release its superb second album, “Alesia”.

They make a glorious noise together, with Leroux doing much of the music, getting a lot of sound from his guitar – and large collection of distortion pedals. LeMasne provides a steady, but powerful drum beat and unbeatable mustache. They both sing, but not often together. Housse De Racket has toured with French electro-pop band Yelle, and Leroux and LeMasne have been studio musicians for Air and Phoenix. Hungry to conquer the world, Housse tour relentlessly, playing over 200 live shows from Lisbon to Tokyo via Berlin and Beijing including sets at Coachella.

There’s a long lineage of excellent pop music to come from France: Daft Punk, Yelle, Justice, Air, Phoenix and Housse De Racket should belong in the same sentences as their friends, peers and countrymen. Their songs, particularly singles “Chateau” and “Oh Yeah” are catchy and easy to sing along with and great to dance to. It should be a matter of time before audiences pick up on the sound. They’ll likely be playing bigger clubs to bigger crowds in the immediate future.


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Wolf & Cub


Another Wednesday night at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi. Psychedelic rockers Wolf & Cub are sound checking and the stage is looking pretty tight. Packing 2 sets of drums, percussion, Joel’s many guitar pedals and a massive bass amp that towers the stage to the left…. (more…)

The Black Keys

 

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Cabins



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The Preatures

Described as, “The Preatures’ blend of Gothic Soul and rock & roll – The Velvet Underground crashing into Motown – Live shows are cultish: deliriously charged and magnetic.”

Things are really getting exciting after penning a record deal and interest from overseas. I was invited to an intimate showcase at God God Small Club in Sydney…

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Kingswood

It has been a prolific year for Melbourne band Kingswood. Being recognised for their music talents by wining the Triple J Unearthed competition that took them on the road to Splendor In The Grass. Touring Australia in their own right and with such acts as The Living End, British India and The Saints, numerous festival appearances such as Queenscliff Music Festival and Pyramid Rock. Releasing 3 singles “Yeah Go Die”, “Medusa” and “She’s My Baby”, 2012 has definitely been a massive year.

In the interview we have light hearted banter about the journey from uploading their music to Triple J Unearthed. What it was like to play at Splendor and why they cancelled many upcoming December shows for an international opportunity. We also learn what band they would love to marry, which one they would prefer to through off a cliff and what band they would have a one night stand with.

Kingswood headlining at Sideshow Wednesday. Beach Road Hotel in Bondi. http://beachroadbondi.com.au/

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Dappled Cities Interview

Coming to the end of their national tour, Dappled Cities are in joyful spirits celebrating the end of tour. A party held at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi, I interviewed Tim & Dave from the band. Learned about the how tour went, their latest 4th album Lake Air and how Dave got a black eye. The night was capped off by a packed out crowd and a performance from Dappled Cities.

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Lana Del Rey

Over the past year I have heard a lot about this timeless-New Yorker-beauty-Lana Del Rey. The voice that has cut through our airwaves like silk and her beauty always gracious. What was I to expect from a live performance? Pop diva or beauty queen?  (more…)