Written for The Famous Company 19/03/2017 SXSW is now over and the wake of the week-long festival we are gifted with a wealth of new sounds in which to indulge. For music fans this can feel somewhat akin to being a child let loose in a sweet shop, with your strangely generous mother entrusting you … Continue reading Avant Pop to Punk Rap: The Best New Sounds of SXSW 2017
Written for The Famous Company 09/03/2017 We are really getting stuck into 2017; three months in and new music is coming at us from every conceivable angle. Here I have put together some of my thoughts and first Impressions on just a few of the tracks that are coming in thick and fast: Father John … Continue reading Single Snapshots- What great new sounds has 2017 delivered unto us so far?
The Ongoing Battle for Women in Music (Written 9th March 2017 for Famous Company) With international women's day yesterday it was wonderful to see the number of individuals making statements on the significant roles women play throughout society. It is a reassuring reminder of how far we have come in a matter of decades even … Continue reading The Ongoing Battle for Women in Music
Album Spotlight: February 2017 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana Genre: Psych Rock/Garage/Experimental Oscar Henderson 02/03/2017 There’s not many bands out there as prolific as Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard with 4 albums planned for release in 2017 alone. The band somehow keep summoning up unique and interesting twists on … Continue reading Album Spotlight: February 2017 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana
14/10/2016 (Plot points discussed in detail) Directorial debut of Robert Eggers, The Witch is set in 1630s New England following a puritan family banished from their colonial plantation due to the father’s dissenting interpretations of the New Testament. In the springtime, the family build a small farm in the wilderness surrounded by a dense woodland … Continue reading The Witch (2015) – A Disturbing and Revealing Story About Accepting Our Humanity (Film Analysis)
23/06/2016 02:30am Poem #2 Censored A quiet night, held by that groaning bed frame, It betrays me again, The walls suddenly paper thin, I came to fuck but all I did was make love, --------------- Should bitterness, lust, hatred, always hide their cruel, pure grace? My steel beliefs and dull actions at odds, Every uttered … Continue reading Poem #2
3:22am 09/06/2016 One of the first punk gigs I attended was at the age of 13 or somewhere around that... 'The Richard Heads' supporting 'GBH', I think? I remember it... my dutiful dad pulling up the car a safe 200 meters distance from The Fleece (under my strict instruction). Frigidly climbing onto the cracked pavement … Continue reading Punk Rock Changed My Life, Man. Pt 1