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Crocodylus @ Oxford Art Factory, 14th Oct

SHOW NOTES “Been meaning to catch Crocodylus for a while, and it was well worth it tonight. After all, it’s Friday night – and what we’re all in need of is raw meat, delivered fast, shot straight down the back of your throat. This is uncomplicated crazy, full of tune, rickety and creaking, like a […]

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Wolf Cola @ Oxford Art Factory, 14th Oct

SHOW NOTES “Wolf Cola popped up as supports at shows a couple of times last year, and I remember them being a bit more genre-hopping than they are tonight, more boogie in the grunge. No matter though, the 2016 version is pretty fun – even if their usual fourth member has, unforgiveably, bailed on them […]

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Sloan Peterson @ The Oxford Circus, 6th Oct

SHOW NOTES “While singer Joe’s previous band Black Zeros were always more raw than cooked, this new version – Sloan Peterson – is chock full of lovely moments. Clever, well-read references abound. It’s *incredibly* reserved, it holds back, which is a rare talent these days. Jesse gets to shred properly just once in the whole […]

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Hair Die @ The Oxford Circus, 6th Oct

SHOW NOTES “Hair Die are new to me, but at the end of their residency here in the barkingly ornate shabbiness of The Oxford Circus, I get the sense I’ll be seeing more of them. Singer Alys has clearly been putting in work in front of mirrors and/or cameras (I suspect the latter), pulling off […]

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Left @ Oxford Art Factory, 30th Sep

SHOW NOTES “Left. are an electronic duo with live drums and vocals, with computers doing the heavy musical lifting, and are yet another of those bands that shame me into admitting I know virtually nothing about what they do. It’s really good fun and it’s an enjoyable setup, with some meaty drums complementing soft and […]

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Sans Parents @ Oxford Art Factory, 30th Sep

SHOW NOTES “Sans Parents prove that it’s not the size of the band in the tune, it’s the size of the tune in the band, and holy hell, it’s big tunes all the way tonight. They’re split between Sydney & Brisbane so don’t get to play all that often, which is a pity since their […]

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Ivy @ Oxford Art Factory, 30th Sep

SHOW NOTES “Ivy are playing their first Sydney show tonight at Rare Finds, and bring some really filthy tones with them from the Central Coast. This is pure, dirty, stomp full of fuzz and thump, and it’s just what you need to open up a Friday night.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram | Twitter LIVE: […]

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Alex Lahey @ Moonshine, 23rd Sep

SHOW NOTES “Alex Lahey got a bit miffed earlier about lazy comparisons to a certain Melbourne artist, thus rendering it impossible for anyone not to wonder whether it’s true or not, and ensures that her name will get mentioned in the same sentence as Courtney Barnett for the rest of time. For the record though, […]

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Betty & Oswald @ Moonshine, 23rd Sep

SHOW NOTES “Betty & Oswald make a strange noise. It’s basically not the least bit obvious. There’s undeniable groove, there’s some weirdo inventiveness, they’re patently tinged with lunacy and should probably not be allowed out unaccompanied, and there’s no obvious tune anywhere in sight. And yet – the whole thing is strangely and inexplicably attractive, […]