Things I really like: basketball, my dog, watching basketball with my dog, and getting to hear rad new records like Timberwolf’s Íkaros. It’s beautiful, smart, engaging and just an all-round warm, encompassing debut. Read my review* of Íkaros for Rolling Stone here.
*one line that didn’t make it in: ‘It’s a record that’ll have you saying ‘fuck Bon over’ quick smart’.
Converge are brutal and amazing and I wrote about their new album The Dusk In Us for Rolling Stone right here. You should read it. And also listen to the album. Because it’s mental. And awesome.
Dean Ray huh. Dude came runner up in Australia’s X factor, had a big pop debut, seemingly got screwed over by Sony, then ended up here, with his first indy release. read what I think about it here over at Rolling Stone.
Check it out, I wrote about the fun and sunny debut album from Australian brothers Lime Cordiale… check it out over here at Rolling Stone.
Nice. I got to write about The Front Bottoms, the sort of band that hairy emotional dudes like me really dig. Find out how much right here over at Rolling Stone.
One of the single greatest moments in my life happened while The Bronx played, and I’m pretty sure 3 of my top 5 favourite moshpits have been at Bronx shows. Also, their new album is, as I say, ‘titanic’. Not in that it sinks, but that’s it’s huge and awe inspiring and also features Billy Zane*. Read my review of The Bronx’s new album V for Rolling Stone over here. You really should, it’s very good.
*V does not contain any Billy Zane. That I know of… and may be an oversight from both the band and Billy Zane’s management.
I remember seeing a couple of British India’s first ever gigs (I wanna say at Revolver and the long-defunct Duke of Windsor??) when they were a bunch of hyped kids. They kicked ass then, and they kick ass now. Check out my review of their new album Forgetting the Future for Rolling Stone right here.