One Night Stand With Children Collide

Every year Australia’s national youth broadcaster, Triple J, puts on a free concert in a regional area.

This year the concert will be held in Sale, Victoria on the 30th of May.

The bands that have been announced so far are Eskimo Joe, The Butterfly Effect and Children Collide.

This latest addition is probably the most exciting of the three. Chilren Collide play loud rock music about cannibals, spaceships and robots. While this may sound strange on paper, they put on an excellent live show and their debut album The Long Now was one of the best releases of last year.

They’re going to America for a tour in the near future and they are definatly worth seeing live.

Children Collide-Farewell Rocketship.mp3


With This Ship

With This Ship is the newest single from Melbourne band The Basics.  It’s a bit different to their usual retro pop sound, but it works really well.

And if your wondering why the vocalist sounds like Wally de Backer from Gotye, it’s because it is.

Bird Of Youth

As far as Sundays go, today is an expectioanlly dull one. I’m still sick, it’s freezing cold and it’s just started to rain. In an effort to entertain myself, I thought I would waste a bit of time on youtube.

I happened to stumble upon this:

Bird of Youth covering Pop Lie by Okkervil River, who are one of my favorite bands at the moment.

I reccomend you check out there orginal stuff. It kind of reminds me of Rilo Kiley, but that could just be the female vocals. I don’t have any of their mp3s, however they have a couple of songs up on their myspace.


There are three kinds of bands: ones you love, ones you hate and ones that you are indifferent about.  For me,  Phoenix have always been in the last category.

That was until I heard “Lasso” from their new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. It’s three minuites of awesome, catchy french pop.

Maybe it’s time they moved into a different category…


The Harpoons

The Harpoons
There are some great 60’s inspired bands coming out of Melbourne at the moment. This isn’t to say that Melbourne is a backwards city,it’s quite the opposite.  Except of course, when it comes to the dismal public transport system.
Like fellow Melbounians Little Red, The Harpoon play 60’s inspired pop. The key difference between the two bands however is the harmonies. While Little Red make good use of harmonies it often feels like overkill, this isn’t a problem when it comes to The Harpoons.  Singer Bec has a great voice, and they do such a good job at replicating the Motown sound it’s hard to belive the band are in their twenties.  They sound like something you might find on a record from your Grandma’s house, which is a very good thing.

The Harpoons-Faith.mp3