SYDNEY PSYCH FEST

SYDNEY PSYCH FEST: So you’re sitting on the bus coming home from work, you’re flicking through some crap on Instagram and wondering what you’re going to have for dinner. As your mind drifts off you begin to imagine a music festival featuring over 18 of Australia’s premier psych bands all under one roof. As you …

The Growlers’ Brooks Nielsen talks Australian surf spots, Oompa Loompas and Zoomusicology

TSF: Thanks for giving us some time man; what is it nearly 6 over there? What were you doing prior to this call? Brooks: Ah (laughs) well I just put on some tights and this gold sequin dress, dressing in drag for the last shot of this music video we’re shooting. TSF: That’s what I’m …

Please Explain with Night Beats

Afternoon gents, So we’ve seen you guys play a few shows over the years, the last being Red7 and Psych Fest show in Austin, super keen for Sunday’s Oxford Art show. We thought seeing as through you’re short of time and on the road, we’d let you fill in the gaps with a ‘please explain’ …

THE DOORS – BREAK ON THROUGH (TO THE OTHER SIDE)

Debut Album Opening Tracks Track one… It’s arguably the most important track on any album. It’s the auditory system’s first impression equivalent and can make or break an album. Of course the single may have been heard first, but the body of work for the true artists is of more importance. The great bands release …

BLOC PARTY – LIKE EATING GLASS

Debut Album Opening Tracks Track one… It’s arguably the most important track on any album. It’s the auditory system’s first impression equivalent and can make or break an album. Of course the single may have been heard first, but the body of work for the true artists is of more importance. The great bands release …

Salvadarlings

 

WAX SIMULACRA/GOLIATH – THE MARS VOLTA (2008)

Taken from the chaotic 2008 album ‘The Bedlam in Goliath’, ‘Wax Simulacra’ and ‘Goliath’ are doused with every ingredient that make The Mars Volta great. Placed next to each other in the first half of the album, their arrangement follows the Mars Volta philosophy of continuity. The tracks work brilliantly as a combined 10-minute epic …

The Defining Tracks of the Arctic Monkeys

As Alex Turner casts his eye across a hysteric Qantas Credit Union Arena (Formerly Sydney Entertainment Centre) on May 7, 2014, he curiously proposes, ‘You av’ that look in your eyes, Sydney… It’s as if something’s gonna ‘appen,’ in a devilishly charismatic Sheffield accent. He knows what’s about to happen – but he is a …

INTERVIEW: THE GROWLERS

 

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The Upskirts- ‘Minds a Burden’

The Sound Forest caught up with Harry (guitar) and Mitch (bass) from The Upskirts at the end of last year, for a little chat after their final show of 2013 at The Standard in Sydney. SF: So has it been a good year for you guys? H: Great year!! Probably our biggest year yet. M: …

Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt & Run The Jewels – The Palace Theatre Melbourne

DEGENERATES FLOOD THE PALACE  At the end of the night, after all the thrashing and thrown elbows, people stumbled out of the Palace Theatre looking like extras from The Walking Dead. It was all kinds of depraved, not the ideal place to be hanging out after kicking booze for 3 months, but shit, the show …

King Krule – The Corner Hotel Melbourne Review

King Krule was Born out the Mouth of a Krockadile The muffled background music quiets, a storming kick begins to thump, the curtains open and the crowd cheers. Skinny and swimming in his long-sleeve shirt there stands the unassuming Archie Marshall. For a moment anyway. He’s not a big dude. He’s rake thin and his …

Motorik! – Lost Valentinos – Pat & Andrew Santamaria

SF: Can you tell us a bit about the early days in the Sydney indie scene, the artistic environment? P: At that time there were a whole bunch of bands around where members played in other bands, and it was pretty fluid. Everyone new each other and people were swapping and playing in 2 bands …

Adam ‘Rudy’ Udovich

Your journey into the music industry began back when you were recruited by a group of young musicians to be a drummer for the indie rock outfit, Teenagers in Tokyo, do you miss playing music as opposed to touring with talent??  Yeah, definitely, the thing about playing with Teenagers in Tokyo was that they had …