Friday, May 30, 2014
Back in the early 90's maybe lat 80's a band of young but
talented musicians formed a band called The Clergy.
They hail from Rockhampton in Queensland,
some 600 hundred kms north of Brisbane.
Now I'm sure many of you haven't heard of this band
but maybe you have heard of Brisbane band Halfway.
This was John Busby vocalist and guitarist of Halfway's first
band, its a wonderful pop band reminiscent of so much
Australian indy music of the time.
Well worth a listen for fans of the Brilliant 8 piece Halfway,
that includes John Willsteed in its number and who's last
couple of Lps have been produced by Robert Forster.
There is a great interview with John Busby on The Clergy and
Halfway you can find here
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Another wonderful Robert Forster recording thanks to Ron
in Berlin, this time one of his own from the 2013
Wassermusic Festival organised by Dietrich Diederichsen who
once was a guitar player in Forsters band (Danger In The Past)
Also a few photos from Ron as well.
Just Robert with a new german band playing through
the highlights of his Go-Between and solo back catalog
some 19 songs that include songs from the start of the
Gobs to the end
And an appreciative German audience
that can really understand a song like here comes the city!
Thanks Ron for all the wonderful music!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hits have a new album out.. called 'Hikikomori" - you should buy it… it fucking rocks alot and rolls some too.
I was a bit slow in getting their first cd.. rookie mistake… it fucking rocks alot and rolls some too..
They have this sound that made that guy from Radio Birdman and New Christs produce this new cd… whats his name… bugger.. will think of it later…
Anyway go to http://www.conquestofnoise.com and order a copy before they disappear..
Rob Younger.. now i remember.. great producer.. he did this project justice.
I cant be fucked pretending to be a journo or some creative writer dik on this one.. if yer quick you can write yer own review from the stream of the cd they put up here -http://www.messandnoise.com/news/4651466 .. maybe Bob will post it.. who knows.. who cares… i already know it's good.
They are shit hot live too ya know… saw em on NYE a few months back.
you can watch it too if ya wanna -->>
It was a great night with Leftovers and X and a few other ppl i cant remember right now..
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Well this is an incredible project!
Dennis Remmer co owner of Brisbane record label Transmission
Communication is celebrating 20 years and releasing what is the
largest undertaking of its kind in the world, a document that
archives 35 years of electronic music history in one city.
Everyone is here the document is a 113-page “coffee table”-style book
and USB archive of 260 tracks from 140 bands and artists.
BNE will be launched in conjunction with an exhibition and showcase
event.The BNE book will feature comprehensive information, photos,
timelines and histories.
Profits from the release are being donated to the
Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust which aims to improve the
wellbeing of the most marginalised, vulnerable members of
the Brisbane community.
Orders start later this month
check out their web site for more details and for orders here