On paper they couldn’t seem further apart. The stadium straddling echoplex anthems of U2 and the claustrophobic cabaret of Virgin Prunes seem inked on opposite ends of the spectrum, an anathema to each other, irreconcilable. And yet… Dublin, Ireland in the 1970’s was a dour place, even if Phil Lynott had escaped to blaze a trail with a silver […]Read More U2, The Virgin Prunes, and the Path Less Travelled
So what’s it like being Mermaid Oates? It’s fucken sweet! Thank you for your time, Mermaid Oates. -Andi LennonRead More Exclusive Interview with natural wonder and affront to God, Mermaid Oates
Of all the many-coloured moths that first burst free of the original gothic rock chrysalis, Sex Gang Children were perhaps the most strident and unique – the patterns on their wings the most vibrant and distorted, their vision the most singular. Immediately creating waves amidst the cloistered environs of the Batcave, it wasn’t long before they were […]Read More People with Dirty Faces- An interview with Andi Sexgang
Stalwart New Zealand act bring the Kitchen Sink to their anniversary. Glancing backwards can be a perilous thing. Memories long subsumed can bubble to the surface revealing a deeper and more fractured shade to half-formed recollections refracted in the stark light of day. Revisiting one’s younger self can often come accompanied with an uninvited array […]Read More From out of the Abyss: Disjecta Membra plunder the tombs of ‘Achromaticia’
So, how are you enjoying the roll-out of your superfast and cutting edge National Broadband Network? Now, as an additional delectably wet splash perched atop that particular shit sandwich, the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts who are presiding over that unparalleled triumph have offered a $33 million dollar grant opportunity to…………. *drum roll* Fox […]Read More The Australian Department for Communication and The Arts bends over for Rupert and splays their eager, hungry asshole….again.
Part two of our (potentially) ongoing series ‘That Kid Totally Looks Like…’ Netflix have pulled another one out of the bag. After casting Rowland S Howard doppleganger Finn Wolfhard in ‘Stranger Things’ they have returned to the ‘uncanny resemblance to post-punk icon’ well for their new coming of age series ‘The End of the F**king […]Read More That kid from ‘The End of the F**king World’ totally looks like Robert Smith.
On Goulash and Determination. George Burns once famously referred to show business as a “hideous bitch goddess” whilst Rolling Stone scribe and famed gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson opined that “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs … There’s […]Read More Keep on Pounding : A fireside discourse with Anvil.