I first heard Bauhaus when I was about 16 or 17. The song in question was Crowds, a maudlin little number almost bereft of guitars that I encountered on a community radio station up at the dusty end of the dial. It intrigued me enough to scour the city in search of an LP. I […]Read More …and the band played on – An interview with Daniel Ash.
Shortly after the tolling bells and strident drum beat that announce the arrival of ‘Cavity: First Communion’ off Christian Death’s groundbreaking debut LP Only Theatre of Pain come rolling and unfurling out of the speakers, the world was introduced to the voice of the one and only Rozz Williams. That seductive, iconic voice. “Let’s skirt the […]Read More Donovan, Rozz Williams and the Origin of that Voice
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.