Posts Tagged ‘Futurenature’
I wrote an interview for Outrun (for The Dwarf) a while ago and it’s up on the site! Have a look! (As much as I love The Dwarf, they really need someone to edit those articles a bit better. So many spelling/grammar mistakes.) Also, remember that Outrun will be in Sydney TOMORROW NIGHT so come see them; it’ll be fun!
According to my last.fm, these were the five artists I listened to most this week…
Outrun: My top artists this week were really disproportionate. I had 39 listens for Outrun, followed by 18 for the next top artist. I was writing a review of Outrun’s album Futurenature at the time so it reminded me of just how good this band is. In reality I listened to them a lot more, but most of it was in my room on my stereo where last.fm can’t count. I had a few one-girl dance parties in there when I should have been writing my essay.
Soundgarden: I bought Badmotorfinger this week because I’d been listening to ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ and ‘Loud Love’ on repeat on my iPod. I only had a few songs by Soundgarden so I thought it was time to buy one of their albums. I didn’t actually like it too much but there are a few really good songs on there. And the video clips to the aforementioned songs are enough to keep me liking this band.
Bloc Party: For a long time I claimed not to like Bloc Party. I’m not sure why. I think I considered them boring or something? A few weeks ago I was up really late and rage was playing a lot of Bloc Party clips and I realised I kind of liked their music. So I’ve been listening to the few songs I have by them and waiting to get some cash-money so I can buy one of their CDs.
Bridezilla: I’ve been hearing a bit about them on FBi again so I assume they must be recording new music which is exciting! Seeing this band live is almost a magical experience. They’re just so lovely.
The Academy Is…: I wasn’t sure what music I was in the mood for the other day so I scrolled through my music folder and stumbled upon TAI. I was a little obsessed with them for a while. Now I realise they’re really not anything special musically speaking but they’re just such a sweet band and I had fun when I was in love with them. Plus, TAI TV was hilarious! I have no idea what they’re up to these days. I stopped paying attention after Santi.
(These uploads are meant to serve as samples, to show you what the bands are all about. If you like them, please support the bands by buying their music or going to their next gig in your city.)
This is Outrun. I may be just a little in love with them because they are fucking brilliant and their music makes life better. I like lots of bands but these kids are on my list of bands I really love. Anyway, they are playing a show in Sydney on the 21st at Candy’s Apartment and I think you, whoever you are, should come. The more people there are, the better for them & the sooner you see this band live, the better for you! This will be their album launch show and it will be amazing! So be there! More information here.
There’s an article in Russh magazine (November – December 2008) about the photographer Henry Diltz. He seems like a really interesting character. He hung out with everybody, including my main man, Jim Morrison.
“…if you’re an artist, and I was a musician, we have pretty privileged lives. Our job is to make music at night and pretty much have the days to ourselves. And certainly in the 60s it was a time of discovery. There was a lot of ‘hanging out’…going over to someone’s house and trading chords on the guitar. And a lot of it did have to do with smoking grass because it opened up people’s eyes and made them relax and look around and see the colours and take big breaths and say ‘my god, life is really cool you know?’”