Category: Indie

Gig Review: Blank Realm

This piece originally appeared on The Thin Air Who: Blank Realm Where: The Workmans Club, Dublin When: September 27th 2015 It’s fair to say that Australian four piece Blank Realm may not be a name that rings a bell to most folk on this side of the world right now. The band began its life…

Album Review: Alt-J – “This Is All Yours”

This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au In this day and age it is near on impossible to escape the words; ‘pressure’, ‘anticipation’ and ‘second album syndrome’, when discussing the release of a band’s sophomore record. These words take on even more significance when said band’s debut release garnered worldwide acclaim, won the Mercury Music prize…

News: The National Announces Full Oz Tour For 2014

Hot on the heels of their recent headline slot at  Splendour In The Grass, The National have today – courtesy of Handsome Tours – announced a full Australian tour in support of their sixth record ‘Trouble Will Find Me’. It will be their first full tour here since their sell out run of Falls Festival…

Gig Review: They Might Be Giants

Who: They Might Be Giants Where: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne When: April 23rd 2013 For a band that have been active since 1982, my only real prior knowledge of They Might Be Giants’ musical output involved their 2002 theme tune ‘Boss of Me’ from Malcolm in the Middle. Adding to this fact, is that the…

Gig Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

What: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne When: Sunday 3rd February 2013 What initially started off as a city centre based music event in a Melbourne laneway in 2004, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has since developed into a large scale touring affair. Nowadays it stops off at spots in Sydney, Perth,…