The boardgaming bug is a curious beast. It had flitted about my head all my life as I maintained a healthy appreciation for the hobby, never really crowding my vision with its gossamer wings as I dabbled here and there, maintaining a respectful distance. Board-curious if you will. These manageable bouts of entomology came to […]Read More Rum, Sodomy and the Thrash – an afternoon with Sea Evil.
No stranger to our shores, former Wall of Voodoo frontman and poet laureate of cynical Americana, Andy Prieboy has watched from afar as our Country has burned with a twinge of recognition thanks to his own flight from the California Woolsey fires of 2018. From his breakthrough Wall of Vooodoo anthem ‘Far Side of Crazy’ […]Read More Reclaim the Red Light of Morning with Andy Prieboy and this Australian Fire Fundraiser
It comes in a big black box. It’s arrival unsettlingly reminiscent of, and of no less import than that of the obelisk that heralds the outset of Kubrik’s 2001. It costs four hundred US dollars and weighs ten kilograms. But you will normalise this. You’ll normalise a lot of things in the Kingdom Death Cult. […]Read More Kingdom Death Cult
Part three in our potentially ongoing series ‘That kid totally looks like’ again features a cast member of Netflix’s diminishing returns nostalgia-em-up ‘Stranger Things’. Not content with Rowland S Howard doppleganger Finn Wolfhard (such an awesome name) in the ensemble, the showrunners have seemingly now seen fit to transform Millie Bobby Brown’s character ‘Eleven’ into […]Read More Now that other kid from Stranger Things totally looks like Dave Vanian
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