Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

Yves Klein Blue – Getting Wise

By • May 29th, 2009

It’s been a long while since a band from Queensland impressed as much as Yves Klein Blues (named after French Dada artist Yves Klein and his wonderful piece from the 50’s “Blue – but I digress). Smart arse name aside this is band that knows how to play hard, have a listen to “Silence Is […]

Stornoway – Fuel Up

By • May 25th, 2009

Unlike the members of Stornoway Jools and I have been to Lewis, and I thoroughly recommend the trip to to the band. But I digress… we are here today to recommend Stornoway (thats the band) to you. According to their web presence…. The band consists of an Ornithologist, a wannabe Russian translator, a South African […]

The Calculus Affair

By • May 3rd, 2009

The Calculus Affair appeared on my MP3 player some weeks back as part of the NPR Second Stage podcast (which I can highly recommend as a great source of surprises), and yes they have lots and lots of really interesting guitar sounds. There are two tracks over at The first track is “The Bridge” […]

Autopilot Is For Lovers

By • Apr 26th, 2009

Time for some of my favourite category – hard listening. Autopilot is for Lovers are awesome. Now I will be first to admit that you are unlikely to see the charms of this outfit on the first listen. BUT you really need to persevere.

Adrienne Hatkin,(the lead vocalist) has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. Her performance is so direct and intense. It takes some getting used to.

Gold Teeth

By • Apr 25th, 2009 only fired up last year (2008. Their MySpace site seems to be doing all the heavy lifting of getting them noticed. Hey it worked for me. Electronics, Afrobeat, great rythms and yummy guitars. Think Madness meets Blu… “Everybody” and “Confused Blue” are my faves. “Confused Blue” feels rythmically like a rework of  Bob Marley’s […]

The Field Mice –

By • Apr 21st, 2009

The Field Mice were an early Ninties pop band, long broken up. But as Chris Anderson of “Long Tail” fame points out their music will be around for a bloody long time. Which is exactly how I found them. I honestly can’t remember listening to them their first time around, but I was reading an […]


By • Apr 8th, 2009

Vetiver is an American folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic and often joined by Devendra Banhart, cellist Alissa Anderson, drummer Otto Hauser, violin Carmen Biggers, guitarists Kevin Barker and Sanders Trippe, bassist Brent Dunn. AND They are really really really annoying. I have been listening to them for a couple of weeks now and […]