Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

No Age

By • Mar 7th, 2009

I was given some NO AGE to listen to after they were here in Melbourne last month. The person who gave it to me said “They’re loud and weird – you’ll like them” They were right. So lets run down the checklist. Guitar? Check. Drums? Check. Yep – That’s it. Just the two instruments. No […]

Manu Chao

By • Mar 3rd, 2009

Manu Chao is a great little find, he has been entertaining my head for a couple of months now. He is a French Latin folk singer of French and Spanish (Basque/Galician) origin.  He moved to Paris as a very young child, when his parents decided to escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. During the Eightie’s, […]

Fall Out Boy – I Dont Care

By • Oct 21st, 2008

Fall Out Boy are a Chicgao based pop punk act formed by Joseph Trohman and his friend Pete Wentz in 2001. Originally they were a heavy metal band, but soon moved on to a Green Day styled punk pop. Drummer Andrew Hurley of the metal-core band Racetraitor soon joined the band, and Patrick Stump joined […]

Vivian Girls – Wild Eyes

By • Aug 30th, 2008

This is about the Vivian Girls from New York NOT the Melbourne band (deceased around 2000? then resurrected as Flesh and Venom). It’s a bit weird really because both acts have a solid punk ethos at the core of their music. Now let’s not kid around here, this isn’t “Idol” sanitised pop that they are […]

Andy Moor

By • Aug 27th, 2008

I have to say Andy Moor is nothing less than eclectic. His tastes roam further out than mine. Yep you guessed it, it’s Hard Listening” time. How hard I hear you ask? Well over at “Unsound Records” (great name by the by) there is a piece called “Ugandan Fly“. It’s basically a relentless guitar riff […]

Titus Andronicus

By • Jul 6th, 2008

Titus Andronicus is a rock and roll band from New Jersey. They seem to have a movable feast of members and styles. In the beginning, there were only three people in the band. At one point, there were eleven people in the band. Currently, there are five people in the band. And style wise they […]

Times New Viking

By • Jun 10th, 2008

Those of you who saw “Spinal Tap will remember the priceless scene where Nigel is showing of his guitar and amp collection and tells Riener that the amp goes to eleven which is one more than ten and so it has to be louder because it one more than ten (Love your logic Nigel). Well […]