“We do make music for girls,” Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard admitted to the Guardian in 2008. “We love girls! Why wouldn’t we want to make music for them?” However finely attuned Mr Pritchard actually is to the desires of women, a fair number of girls seem to love the Kooks. The crowd at the Palais on Wednesday night was overwhelmingly young and female. There was even a different timbre and pitch to the cheers than I’m accustomed to hearing — lighter and more piercing — and the decibels kept rising. It was probably the only concert I’ve been to where the shrieks of fans did more damage to my eardrums than the music. And Pritchard knew how to work it, reaching out towards the audience as he sang “I’m just trying to love you, girl”, causing a palpable flutter of excitement in the room.
This week on Alex Baldwin’s WNYC podcast series Here’s The Thing, the man with possibly the commanding radio voice ever sat down with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
Cowboy shirts and handlebar moustaches were plentiful amongst the audience that turned up to the sold out Corner Hotel on a cold and wet Saturday evening. Jon Spencer and his merry men (Judah Bauer on guitar and Russel Simins on drums) have a reputation as a live act that demand a lot of energy from their crowds, and this collection of mainly 30+ year-old blokes were more than happy to oblige.
Two and a half decades since they formed as a band, Mudhoney have announced the release of their ninth studio album, Vanishing Point, out 5th of April on Sub Pop through Inertia. Whereas most groups originally associated with the grunge movement have broken up, fallen apart, reunited as shells of their former selves or disappeared [...]
The tenth studio record from Clutch, Earth Rocker (out March 22) began taking shape in 2011 when the band were touring with Mötorhead, and then Thin Lizzy. Revisiting the music of two of their favourite bands live each night while on the road with them, enabled the band to apply their own experience as musicians to [...]
As it turns out, Melbourne’s Midnight Juggernauts have been quite busy recently with writing material for a brand new album. But unlike other who generally after having a finished product in their hand will then release it some time shortly after, Midnight Juggernauts had something different in mind for their first single Ballad Of The War Machine.
On the verge of releasing their fourth record March Fires (conveniently in March), Birds Of Tokyo drummer Adam Weston stopped by the WOF HQ to talk all things birds and music – well, mostly music actually – with music editor Chris Wood, despite being groggy and weary-eyed from an early morning TV performance. On the [...]
Bloodbuzz of Ohio, The National have announced via Twitter that they’re releasing a new album in May. There is no mention of a title of the album yet. This will be their sixth studio album overall, and their first since 2010′s hugely successful High Violet, an album that spawned such great tracks as Terrible Love [...]
This April, The Drones are heading out in support of their upcomming album I See Seaweed – check out more on I See Seaweed here. Playing some of the most iconic venues they’ve set foot in to date, the tour includes a night that’s likely to become one of those legendary shows people talk about [...]
Alice In Chains have announced via Twitter that their next album will be titled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, with a release date set as May 2013.
With just over two weeks to go until their hugely anticipated album release, Birds Of Tokyo have just announced the last extra dates for their March Fires Tour. The news coincides with their new single ‘Lanterns’ leaping to #3 on the ARIA charts making it easily the biggest hit of their career.
Pull out your faded black t-shirts because Californian prog-metal rockers Tool Australia and New Zealand in 2013.