AboutJames Bullock, Author at The Creative Issue
When MTV first emerged to the sound of The Buggles, it was the beginning of an era of music complimented by visuals.Â We’ve had a good run with Thriller, Walking on the Moon, Beck, The Beastie Boys, Radiohead’s ‘Just,’ and most things by Bjork, but the formula has held strong with very little done to compliment it – until now.
For a band in the strides of a national tour, as well as a group who would have barely finished their Brisbane set before being whisked away to Byron Bay for the opening of Splendour in the Grass, Sophie, Matt, Nick and Ethan seemed fairly relaxed.
A band well deserving of recognition after heavy circulation of recent releases ‘Suck’, and ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me,’ the name Tired Lion seems fitting for a group that had previously lain low before quickly sinking their teeth into the punk-loving population of Australia.Â
A set that includes a late night of winds and steady rain is never usually going to be one to remember fondly- punters for Splendour in the Grass 2015 trudging through what remains of the festivals pathways to what is arguably the biggest festival headliner of 2015.
There would be few in Australia’s musical scene that haven’t yet been acquainted with the annual BIGSOUND Conference and Live Event, the streams of people shouting for tech gear, entry lanyards and most importantly coffee outside Brisbane’s Judith Wright Centre …
I can barely plan for my regular day job and the assortment of social calls required for the basic week, so toÂ think that a person could survive the raw organisational onslaught of being in two nationally touring bands while maintaining a job in IT is something that remains far beyond my comprehension.
The 27th of July is a big date for those who aim to make their mark on the music industry.
Little BIGSOUND is once again nearing, the forerunner for Brisbane’s biggest local event, as well as a top networking and information platform for those in the musical world with the drive to achieve, but are still lacking in know-how.
Feeling down on the ’10 > Quick Question’ format, and Buzzfeed slowly but surely conquering your newsfeed?
Well tough, because Morning Harvey’s mix of brilliantly moody post-psych is a treat for anyone who’s love of The Verve and Richard Ashcroft hasn’t diminished over the ever so slightly underwhelming ‘Forth.’
The refreshing simplicity of the psych-soaked new release from MH however- ‘Smith Street Swap Meet,’ is the newest addition to a range of tracks gaining national and overseas coverage, with a new international manager on the scene for a band who’s variety of musical flavours form songs that reflect on the melancholy of suburban love and love lost, among other things.
If there was any mood-rock sound to base yourself on, The Verve would be a good start. Bit of reverb, limited vocal range playing in nicely with droning guitar harmonies, vocals opening metaphors of love lost, and the introspective adolescence of drifting through life with an extended lower lip.Â
Â Since 2007, QMF’s Score IT! has encouraged the next generation of composers to step into the spotlight, offering the choice of several short films from Griffith Film School for accompaniment with an instrumental score.
Eight years have seen ongoing …
Like a kitchen experiment on ketamine, Rolls Bayce are the concoction of R&B chords, barbecue sauce, transient psychedelic influence with a chopped onion’s worth of laid back rock beat to lodge a live set in a series of flavours that shouldn’t traditionally work, but definitely do.
There’s a fairly strong opinion that listening to a recording of your own voice is a painful one; the dubious trailing off of sentences and all too present ‘um’s’ and ‘ah’s’ all doing little to ease the growing sense of …
Covers are everywhere, but few make heads turn like they did in September 2013, when Rhiannon Giddens performed at the New York Town Hall.