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Interview: Funeral For A Friend’s Kris...
Originally posted on Everguide. It’s 7 a.m. when my phone rings. “Hello, is this Mr Jack Pilven?” enquires a polite female voice. “Um… yeah,” I grunt affirmatively, fumbling with the buttons on my mobile while dragging myself out of bed. “Great,” replies the eloquent stranger, who briefly explains that she’s calling from a conference centre before placing me on hold. Next thing I know, I’m making...
G R I M E S: I don't want to have to compromise my... →
actuallygrimes: i dont want my words to be taken out of context i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction i dont want to live in a world where…
Karl Thomas – aka ShockOne – Interview
Originally posed on Everguide Karl Thomas is a regular looking guy, the type you brush past half a dozen times during your daily morning commute. With his scruffy hair and five o’clock shadow, chances are you’d treat him like any other hipster wannabee if you spotted him on the street. But as the rest of us scamper to office cubicles and lecture theatres, Karl earns a crust doing something...
MEAA survey results and 'freelancer pro' launch →
paythewriters: The MEAA has released results of a survey of 326 of its freelancer members, published with comments at @mumbrella, ahead of today’s launch of its new Freelancer Pro membership category. A small sample skewed towards established/print journos (ie those already members of the Alliance) still reports a lot of working for nothing. 40% were not paid for blog posts, 22% were not paid...
L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013 opening...
“The Japanese born designer used soft and romantic silhouettes, and second-skin type materials like floaty silks and buttery-soft cottons. His cherry-blossom kimonos are always covetable, and never kitschy.” My talented girlfriend, who I love and admire, covered the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival opening night. Have a read of the highlights and lowlights here.
Interview: This Will Destroy You
Originally posted on Killyourstereo.com With songs that progress from ambient whispers to crescendos of thunderous overdriven noise, Texas outfit This Will Destroy You are masters at creating emotionally-charged instrumental compositions rich in texture and atmosphere. While currently touring the country in support of their acclaimed second studio album Tunnel Blanket, guitarist Chris King sat...
Interview: Funeral For A Friend
Originally posted on Killyourstereo.com Welsh post hardcore outfit Funeral For A Friend are returning to Australia this May for an extensive national tour in support of seventh studio album, Conduit. Ahead of these shows, Killyourstereo.com caught up with vocalist Matt Davies for a quick chat about the new album, touring, and tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse. Hey, it’s Jack from...
Soundwave Festival, Flemington Racecourse, Friday...
Even before Soundwave rolled into Melbourne, the festival boasted more drama than an episode of Days Of Our Lives. Band members were dropping off the tour like flies: Blink-182, Anthrax, Slayer, The Vandals, and Gallows were among the casualties of the “Soundwave curse”. If that wasn’t enough, Garbage pulled the pin on Sydney after floods delayed the transportation of their gear. Twitter feuds,...
Interview: Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth
Originally posted on Everguide In the world of death metal, Opeth are leaders, not followers. For over twenty years the Swedish quintet have continually reshaped the genre, like a ball of putty, stretching it in directions many thought not possible. Led by the songwriting prowess of the multi-talented Mikael Åkerfeldt, they’ve remained at the innovative end of the metal spectrum by...
FIDLAR – FIDLAR
Originally posted on Killyourstereo.com Genre: Alternative For fans of: Wavves – King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Black Lips Lo-fi garage, surf punk, indie, stoner rock… throw whatever labels you want at California’s FIDLAR and it won’t accomplish much. Why? Well, let’s just say trying to box these guys into neat genre categories is a waste of energy. They sing about being broke,...
My Bloody Valentine performing ‘You Made Me Realise’ at the Palace in Melbourne. This section of the song lasted between 10 to 15 minutes. It was the single most cathartic, hypnotizing, inspiring, and terrifying thing I’ve ever seen.
Interview: John Stanier from Tomahawk
“I don’t want to be labelled a supergroup, of course not, but I don’t take any offense to that either. All music should speak for itself. It really shouldn’t matter if we’re a bunch of 19-year-olds that came out of nowhere versus the grand old veterans that we are. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.” - Tomahawk’s John Stanier Read the full interview on Everguide
Dear Camilla, Despite the fact that both you and I know Valentines Day is a capitalist cashgrab aimed at ditzy teenage couples who can only express themselves by throwing chocolates and stuffed toys at one another, I’d still like to take this opportunity to articulate my whole-hearted affection for you. What started as an innocent exchange in cyberspace has blossomed into a romance that fills me...
Meshuggah – Pitch Black
Originally posted on Killyourstereo.com Genre: Metal For Fans Of: A Life Once Lost – Animals As Leaders – Periphery We’re guessing there were quite a few Meshuggah fans who were expecting to wait a couple of years before hearing any new material from the Swedish extreme metal outfit (just look at the sizable gap between 2008’s obZen and last year’s Koloss). Although all signs pointed to...
Black Flies in Chardonnay: Interview with Channy... →
blackfliesinchardonnay: Recent interview I did for Everguide If I were to compile a superfluous list of standout albums for 2012, Poliça’s Give You the Ghost would receive a crowning glory. Riding on the coat tails of alternative electronic music’s positive reception in recent years, four-piece Poliça have burrowed… Camilla is a great writer. Take note.
Originally posted on Killyourstereo.com L.A skate-punks FIDLAR (“Fuck It, Dog, Life’s a Risk”) epitomise the live fast, die young maxim. Wielding a mix of gritty weed-bleached punk and summery Californian jams, their debut self-titled album is crammed with raucous tales of getting pissed, getting high, doing drugs and generally not giving a shit. We sent a few questions to FIDLAR...
Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose
Hatebreed are one of those bands you can just about set your watch to. Since 1994, they’ve consistently churned out balls-to-the-wall metallic hardcore with a seething “fuck you” attitude and in-your-face energy. On the Connecticut outfit’s sixth studio album, The Divinity of Purpose, the guys once more deliver brutal mosh moments en mass without any unnecessary embellishments. The quintet may...