Death From Above 1979

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death From Above 1979’s 2004 debut You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine always struck me as a scorched earth deal, a grenade tossed by Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler into an unsuspecting music scene before striding away, completely nonchalant. The robustness of the record suggested a simplicity that belied how tricky it was to…

Big Day Out Lineup 2014

My thought process upon hearing the BDO lineup announcement: 1) Blur! Blur! Ever since their reunion in 2008, I’ve been desperately hoping for these guys to come to our shores. Their name alone has me buying a ticket. 2) The Herald Sun “leak” that wasn’t …actually was! Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam and Snoop Dogg/Lion all…

CALL THE COPS (Velociraptor, Bleeding Knees Club & DZ Deathrays), The Rev, Brisbane, 13 December 2012

Velociraptor sound great on record but really need to be experienced live. They’re apparently a twelve-piece, but at The Rev ten players (including both members of DZ Deathrays) took to the stage. They all performed with a rambunctious, infectious energy, swapping instruments roles regularly, everyone singing along (whether there was a microphone in front of…