With the news that The Cure are set to return to Australia to celebrate the Disintegration era, we look back at what many consider to be what was actually their defining work on the week of its 38th Anniversary. The stately statement that was Faith. This article was originally published for the 35th anniversary in Collide […]Read More A Holy Hour- The Cure’s ‘Faith’ at Thirty Eight
Buoyed by punk and powered by speed, but in possession of a library card, the early eighties crucible of goth spawned many delightful deformities. From the camp inflections of Ollie Wisdom’s Paul Stanley-isms, via Sex Gang’s glamour infused tribal swing, to whatever the fuck Nik and Mrs. Fiend were doing, Alien Sex Fiend certainly picked […]Read More Lifetime Possession – An Interview with Alien Sex Fiend
There’s something about heavy metal and South America. As a continent constantly destabilised by war, foreign intervention and profiteering it has proven a fertile breeding ground for expressions of extreme rebellion and solidarity, expressed at confronting volumes and beats per minute, with a demo and zine scene as prolific and fecund as any rainforest floor. […]Read More Under a Pale Grey Sky – An interview with Max Cavalera.
The Scottish city of East Kilbride was designated as the nation’s first post-war ‘New Town’ in 1947. The redevelopment plan was designated to provide ‘elements of culture, sport and heritage for residents so as to create a sense of belonging and place’. It is unlikely that the authors of this manifesto could have predicted the […]Read More Damaged Joy – An Interview with Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain
You are standing in the eerie hollow of a cramped cavern, an icy wind whips at your back as your torch flickers, sputtering wildly and throwing shadows upon the ancient stone. From here the path forks in two directions. To the right, the passageway evolves into a winding arc, furrowing deeper into the living mountain, […]Read More Turn to 300 – Dinner with the Lizard King
High on death, at war with everything and pulling teeth for nothing, Sydney miscreants DARK HORSE flail in frantic circles full of bile and bruises. With lashings of D-Beat, Grind, Crust, Punk and Metal up their shattered sleeve, they’ve been howling into the void for seven years of bomb throwing chaos. More than just furious […]Read More Pulling Teeth for Nothing – An Interview with Dark Horse.
Birthed as the tail end of the 70’s ‘Year Zero’ mentality bled into the nascent futurism of the 80’s, post-punk in its many guises is a genre that refuses to die. There’s something about the emotional, abrasive and angular that is latched onto by successive generations, and from a tapestry woven out of luminaries such […]Read More A Deeper Criminal – An Interview with The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez.