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Archive | November, 2009

Gig Review: Cloud Control And Leader Cheetah, East Brunswick Club, 27th November

Last Friday I was lucky enough to see two of my favourite up and coming Aussie bands at the one show, as Cloud Control and Leader Cheetah undertook their double-headline ‘East Coast Smackdown Tour’. Cloud Control were showcasing songs from their upcoming debut album, due early 2010 (writeup here), including newest single Gold Canary, while […]

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You Have To Hear: Vampire Weekend’s New Songs

See my review of the full album here. Vampire Weekend are back, and in the leadup to the 2010 release of their new LP ‘Contra’, they have revealed two new songs, Horchata and Cousins. They’re both catchy pop summer tunes; nothing truly special but worth checking out all the same. Since in the leadup to […]

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Album Review: Powderfinger ‘Golden Rule’

Powderfinger are probably the biggest rock band in Australia. Strangely, however, they have received very little international attention, which is a real pity when you consider that other Aussie bands like Wolfmother and Jet are probably more recognisable overseas. Powderfinger have a reputation as a consistent band, and while this is true, it also doesn’t […]

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News: Homebake Playing Times Up

Just a quick announcement, if you’re planning on attending the Sydney Homebake music festival next Saturday, then be sure to check out the just-announced playing times here. It’s not the type of schedule that is easily planned, either: note in particular the clash of the last acts of the festival; Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Sarah […]

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Don’t Miss: Leader Cheetah And Cloud Control

Just a quick shout-out, if you’re around Melbourne then don’t miss the double-headline gig of Pluck favourites Leader Cheetah and Cloud Control. On the back of their strong debut album ‘The Sunspot Letters’ Leader Cheetah have been touring extensively, including playing a massive free Myspace show with mates the Middle East. Meanwhile Cloud Control, although […]

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You Have To Hear: Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales formed in Queens, New York in late 2008, and have already self-released their debut LP, ‘Weathervanes’. It is refreshing to see a band confident enough to jump straight into releasing their own full length debut, rather than messing around with several EPs and repetitive live shows, trying to find their sound. And it’s […]

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