BONG WISH – EP

If you're picturing a magic, yet slightly lethargic Genie emerging from the brown water depths of your favourite modified Gatorade bottle, then you should update your brain and get your ears around the first offering from Boston's favourite pastoral folk-rock-psych band BONG WISH. BONG WISH is a semi-revolving cast of characters held down by a core … Continue reading BONG WISH – EP

Pond’s The Weather: If Lateline and Gina Rinehart get you down

Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier once remarked in a press release for their record La Isla Bonita, “We don’t set out to create masterpieces. The Deerhoof fan is a thrill-seeker”. That descriptor once summed up exactly how I felt about Australian psychedelic rockers Pond. On reflection, I was engaging in a false dilemma where if their brothers … Continue reading Pond’s The Weather: If Lateline and Gina Rinehart get you down

15 Years On – A Defense of Silverchair’s Diorama

I remember seeing an interview with Daniel Johns once, sometime around the mid-2000s, where he lamented an almost daily occurrence. “People come up to me in the park”, Johns said, rolling his eyes. “And they say – ‘maaaan. Frogstomp! What happened?’ And I’m like, ‘Man, you just ruined my day.’” It’s a sentiment I understood … Continue reading 15 Years On – A Defense of Silverchair’s Diorama

Looking forward to the new Kirin J Callinan album, Bravado

For the uninitiated, Kirin J Callinan is the kind of enigma that writes a completely legible message on your bed sheets in pigs blood but you still aren’t quite sure what it means. On stage he is a charismatic schmoozer, lean and taut, he’s a true performer feeding off your approval but he’ll never once … Continue reading Looking forward to the new Kirin J Callinan album, Bravado