August was a great month for albums, with high quality LPs dropping every week, both here and internationally. The Upside News takes a look at releases from Mac DeMarco, Destroyer, Bad//Dreems and The Bohicas.
Existential angst has never been so much fun. Furman is a restless soul who makes a virtue of the fact, managing to channel this into music with an infectious, frenetic energy.
Graham Cornes was a champion footballer, a great coach and is a respected media personality. But last week, his comments about the first televised Women’s AFL match were out on the full.
In contrast with the very sad circumstances that gave rise to Tigersapp, the music is bright, lively and brimming with ideas.
The Age of Entitlement is an album for the ages. Taking on Australian politics in 2015 with the same clarity and passion as Midnight Oil did in 1982 with 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, The Basics present a fine collection of engaging songs delivered with feeling, humour and acumen.
The tide of history is moving against the conservative view; public opinion has shifted and it’s now incumbent upon those left in that camp to convince us why we shouldn’t join the UK, New Zealand, the US and many other countries in embracing such change.
The paring of The BellRays and Dallas Frasca was an inspired choice. Both acts have a take-no-prisoners approach to rock’n’roll, complete with charismatic front-women who leave you with no choice but to engage in the live experience.
The Reclink Community Cup is set to fill the void left by the lack of AFL finals here, with what is shapes as the football match of the year, when local musicians and media face off at Coopers Stadium this Sunday.
A champion elite athlete is being bullied and that’s not ok.
This is one of the most anticipated releases of the year and, so long as you don’t come expecting a rehash of the previous Tame Impala material, the album certainly doesn’t disappoint.