Traditionally, The Flaming Lips have erred on the side of quote-unquote happy music. With Oczy Mlody the band is offering a largely dour affair, not that this is a bad thing, they do a convincing enough job of selling the sadness. Eamonn Kelly reviews.
Through clicking on links shared by friends and major news outlets like Times Magazine and news.com.au, Lamont’s understanding and respect for the work of those whom the Grim Reaper had led into eternal darkness flourished. Kate Prendergast reports.
"In the beginning, it was just a basement full of about eight people playing flat out all at once. Eventually we began shedding layers and then it was just Naomi and me left, and that’s when the music got serious." Triple J Unearthed High winners Mosquito Coast talk formation and future with Reuben Wylie.
"It is an audaciously cinematic soundtrack fitting nothing in particular; but its sweeping synaesthetic kaleidoscopes can crop up your deepest, unrealest teenage dream-memories." Harry Manson reviews Wildflower, The Avalanches' first album in sixteen years.
"Really what you need is to be kind of lucky, rather skilful, a little edgy, and write songs people can relate to – ‘goon bags in the park’ included. But we sure don’t want that image to follow us around forever." Ben Arnold from Perth band Verge Collection catch up with Reuben Wylie.
"Whilst a handful of these tracks are susceptible to instant-skipping and the release will hardly thrill bandwagon fans of ‘Jumpman’ or ‘Hotline Bling’, it’s an obvious must for fans of his earlier work." Michael O'Leary reviews.