Archive for April, 2008

The Gin Club Album Launch

Having recently released their third album (and a double album to boot) ‘Junk’ to wide critical acclaim, Brisbane’s own Gin Club rolled back into town to wrap up the album launching 15 date tour that had started in Hobart some 22 days earlier The queue outside The Globe went around the block so At Sea […]

In The Studio with Dead Set Love

Brisbane alt-country-folk supergroup Dead Set Love, featuring members of Texas Tea, Horrortones, Vegas Kings, Mean Streaks and Shiskin & Choomby recorded some demos on a Saturday afternoon back in February at Urban Humm Studios in West End.  By the time I arrived at 2pm they were already a bottle of tequila down… I should have known […]

Wolfmother vs 15 Minutes of Fame

Having been in Mildura when Brisbane’s Andy Warhol exhibition at GoMA started in December, with a set of Velvet Underground covers by Robert Forester, I was able to make the closing night show, which featured a 45 minute set by Wolfmother. Times have changed since I first photographed Wolfmother back in May 2004 at The […]

Masters of Music Photography: Part 1 – Steve Gullick

I have been recently drafting a blog for future publication about some of my favourite music photographers. However, I saw that one of the biggest influences on my photography, Steve Gullick, has got an exhibition on at the moment in the Rough Trade East shop in London. As such, there are quite a few recent […]

Spectrum: Somewhere Between Too Much and Not Enough

Quickly following on from last week’s JAMC show, there was another blast of seminal 1980s proper indie noise this week courtesy of ex-Spaceman 3 co-frontman Sonic Boom in his Spectrum guise. Until I moved to Brisbane my most seen live band was Spiritualized (8 times) – the band formed and fronted by Sonic’s ex-Spaceman 3 […]

Death and Taxes – The Occasional Upside

Benjamin Franklin once remarked that “in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes”. Whilst there is not much of an upside to death (depending on whether you believe all that mumbo-jumbo about the utopian afterlife…), the unfortunate certainty of paying taxes does provide an occasional upside; the income tax refund. Sure, not paying […]

The Jesus & Mary Chain: Head On

The Jesus and Mary Chain were a band that I never quite got at the time. I got ‘Psychocandy’ and it was OK but didn’t blow me away. I picked up ‘Automatic’ cheaply in Woolworths (I think I might have paid £1.99 for it) and again it was quite good but not enough to make […]

Whitesnake: 1987 And All That

If you’re male, a long-time music fan and somewhere between your mid-30s and early 40s you’ll probably have a large and varied record collection.  But I can almost guarantee that somewhere in that collection, possibly hidden towards the back, is a copy of ‘1987’ by Whitesnake.   I can remember back to my first year at university in 1990 […]