Author: Meredith McLean

Festival Review: Sesh And The City returns to celebrate Brisbane’s sesh lords

August 14, 2019

After the breakout success last year on Ekka Eve, Sesh And The City has graced Brisbane for the second time with a top billing line-up and a Saturday takeover at Brightside. Ambitious to compare Brisbane to New York? Hardly. Is there any correlation with Sex and the City other than the punny name of the […]

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Album of the Week: By Special Arrangement takes the Bamboos to orchestral ascension

July 31, 2019

This is a Bamboo album for the Bamboo fans, the Bambams, the Bamboozled, the Bambabes. Whatever you subscribe to, this is a short, sharp detour into devilish guitars, rolling drums and orchestral feats. Arriving to your ears no sooner than the 2nd August. This is the album of orchestral reinventions as prescribed by The Bamboos […]

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Interview: Lance Ferguson (Aus) talks about The Bamboos upcoming album

July 31, 2019

Last week AU writer Meredith McLean got the chance to interview the ever-smiling, vivacious and warm Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos. Coming up to a solid 20 year run as a band in 2020, an achievement for any group of musicians, Ferguson was excited to share his vision of the album and the exciting tours […]

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Album of the Week: AURORA – A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) (2019 LP)

June 6, 2019

Enigmatic, ethereal and endearing AURORA, has at last released the response to her call, A Different Kind Of Human (Step II), following up her 2018 release Infections of a Different Kind (Step I). Like many artists of this moment, more and more performers are turning their lyrical focus towards ecological themes, and cries to save the Earth. […]

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Album of the Week: Pond – Tasmania (2019 LP)

February 27, 2019

We’re a matter of days away from the release of Pond’s eighth studio album, Tasmania. Pond declares Tasmania something of a sister missive to their critically acclaimed 2017 album The Weather. The thematics of both albums are kindred in many respects. Tasmania explores place, history, hints of colonialism, and nature’s unfortunate submission towards humans – themes that […]

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Album Review: Methyl Ethel – Triage (2019 LP)

February 22, 2019

Triage, the third album from Methyl Ethel isn’t coincidentally named. Celebrating three albums, and lead singer Jake Webb’s 30th birthday, the album is a memorial and the capstone on a phase in the band’s journey. Whether that implies Methyl Ethel will be taking a different direction after this, we’re not sure. But what is constant right […]

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