Category Reviews

Tigers Jaw – Charmer (Review)

“Indefinite hiatus” were the words Tigers Jaw left us with when they announced the departure of several band members including primary vocalist/guitarist Adam McIlwee in March last year, just a few weeks before a string of summer tours was due to kick off. Faced with the frankly heartbreaking prospect of never hearing from the group […]

ATP! Albums of the Year

Albums of the Year lists are about as useful as an IQ test but alas they are a media necessity. Left to my own devices I couldn’t even pick  a favourite sandwich filling, but the two albums I wrote about for this feature are easily two of the most enjoyable commercial releases of 2013. 10. […]

Coma Cinema – Satan Made A Mansion (Review)

Okay so holo pleasures (Elvis Depressedly) dropped yesterday. I was/still am/will always be super stoked on it and all the cassette’s and 1/5th of the vinyl sold out on that day so that’s pretty cool. You can read Mat’s post about the making record etc here, which I suggest you do because it’s lovely. Anyway Mat’s […]

Elvis Depressedly – Holo Pleasures (Review)

Let it be known, if it isn’t already, that Elvis Depressedly/Coma Cinema/Mat Cothran is a relentless maker of genius bummer-pop jamz. The new ED release, ‘Holo Pleasures’, drops tomorrow via Birdtapes and is literally the only thing I’ve listened to in the last week besides Britney Spears so I am SICED. While you’re waiting for tomorrow to happen you […]

Mudhoney – Vanishing Point (Review)

For the last week I’ve been listening to this album (like, a lot) and I made up some words to describe it for The 405. If it reads like shit it’s because I was drunk on grunge (and also alcohol because swill princess Stephanie Cosh beer pressured me to finish the whole thing in 30 […]

Teen Suicide – Goblin Problems (Review)

In an era where the lifespan of a band sometimes doesn’t stretch beyond a handful of EP’s or an understated full-length, it’s become almost a rule of thumb that all the best ones will break up before you’ve had a chance to get properly into them – or worse yet, before they’ve even reached their […]

Albums That Should Be Taken on Tour for Their 10th Birthday’s

I was 13 going on 14 in 2003. I was wearing two belts at a time to make sure my skinny jeans stayed put just under my arse so everybody could see my rad H&M girl boxers, pouring bubbles into the fountain outside City Hall every summer Saturday and getting all my information about music either […]