Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers

Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers

Since forming in 2012, England’s The Ramona Flowers have managed to stick to a near metronomic release schedule, dropping a new record every two years. Besides maintaining this biennial cadence the quintet’s third album, Strangers, also sees the group further push their sound into electronic territory, with front-man Steve Bird Continue reading “Review: Strangers by The Ramona Flowers”

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Gig Review: Particles at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, with Meat Cake and Boxing With Ghosts 17th March 2018

Gig Review: Particles at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, with Meat Cake and Boxing With Ghosts 17th March 2018

As the Sydney alt-rock duo of Dan D’Arcy and Skarlett Saramore – otherwise known as Particles – get ready to drop their third single, I Don’t Get You, with a launch party at Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice in the CBD next weekend, they treated fans to a preview in the form of a free gig in the Bald Faced Stag’s front bar. Fellow

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Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally

Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally

Of all the stories of how bands met and formed, my favourite origin story has to belong to the Los Angeles based duo of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, better known as Deap Vally. With their booming, fuzzed-out, garage-rock you wouldn’t expect the pair to have met at a knitting class – maybe some of you would, but for Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally”

Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot

Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot

It will largely come down to personal taste and politics when deciding whether the provocative performances of Pussy Riot constitute art or not; music or not; protest or not. Like many, I only truly became aware of Pussy Riot following the Mother of God, Drive Putin Away performance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot”