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Kids Of Yesterday – Horsin’ Around

Protest songs take many forms but the purest shape of musical anger at any injustice is best expressed at 170bpm or so, with guitars so sharp they could peel your face off, and with brutal lyrics that play with language in a way that both impress *and* impresses a message. This is one of those […]

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Bugs – Old Youth Feeling

Bugs’ superpower is the ability to casually drop grinalong singalongs, and this is another of their finest. Brimful of their usual energy, it’s a guaranteed pit pleaser and sounds almost exactly like the best night out you ever had. Lyrically though, there’s another level at work – the whole song may sound like joy in […]

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Babitha @ The Lansdowne, 25th Nov

SHOW NOTES “Babitha is also a music video director, and while playing tonight she’s also – literally while on stage – being nominated for an ARIA. That story-telling skill seeps through into this set, every song as cinematic and sweeping as the next, alt-country shot in 75mm. It’s not as simple as writing a twangy […]

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Bored Shorts @ The Lansdowne, 25th Nov

SHOW NOTES “Bored Shorts’ laconic and twangy dolewave is almost entirely made of wry, arched eybrows, and remains one of the more refreshing gig experiences. Funny, bouncy, ironic, and smart, it’s hard not to walk away feeling invigorated.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies from the very […]

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Boysclub @ Factory Theatre, 22nd Nov

SHOW NOTES “Boysclub are playing their second ever gig – as headliners! in the Factory main room! – and it’s like they were born on stages this size. That Hole / L7 sound, mashed up with modern themes and deep thinking around identity and gender make for a *titanic* experience, a monster of sound that […]

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Lucid Hoops @ Factory Theatre, 22nd Nov

SHOW NOTES “The defining characteristic of Lucid Hoops is pure bloody joy. The genres flail and veer wildly, but the mood of absolute ecstatic happiness is a constant. As the set builds, so do the songs, and by the end every last one of us is soaring.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The […]

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We Are Not Robots @ Factory Theatre, 22nd Nov

SHOW NOTES “Anyone who has seen We Are Not Robots will be aware of the scope and scale of their impressive sound, but the addition of the imperious Jess (The Mis-Made, Jessamine, Raising Ravens) damn sure hasn’t made them any quieter. This additional weapon in the arsenal makes them a dangerous foe indeed.” LEARN MORE Facebook […]

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Bruise Pristine @ Factory Theatre, 22nd Nov

SHOW NOTES “Bruise Pristine are never an easy listen, and their pounding, piledriving sound is ratcheted up several notches in the Factory’s main room. A relentlessly defiant set that finds its spirit animal in their insanely intense cover of Bjork’s ‘Army Of Me’, transformed here into an artillery barrage of sound.” LEARN MORE Facebook | […]

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Mac The Knife @ The Botany View, 14th Nov

SHOW NOTES “Every time I see Mac The Knife it strikes like a hammer just how much they fill up the room – it thickens the air, it stresses the seals, it makes the joints audibly creak. This outfit are solid pros by now, but every time I see them I think of new reasons […]