We cannot even begin to tell you how excited we were to see George Maple. We’d been counting down the days to her live show in Melbourne and OMG it was so worth it. After our chat with her a couple of weeks ago, we discovered so many more layers
Chaleur Humaine – “Human Heat” – is only slightly over two years old and, just like its creator Christine and the Queens, it seems to have had multiple lives already. Released in its original French version in June 2014, this breathtaking debut album apparently still has a lot to say
KICKASSRAY are young, loud and fun. The few songs they released prior to this EP were energetic and filled with that good Japanese pop-punk sound, as if every song is a part of a summer mixtape. The new EP Hold Water, whilst maintaining that youth, brings in an element of
From the moment Glass Animals stepped out onto the stage, their fierce energy smacked us in the face and commanded our attention. Front man Dave Bayley is fascinating to watch as he releases every vocal and body expression with such intensity – it’s as if he was about to explode.
Hey Geronimo certainly knows how to pick their band name. Sounding exactly like their name, the band is made up of jaunty dance tunes and cheerful riffs that made us all giddy from bobbing our heads a little too hard. Sneaking quietly under the radar at Oxford Circus, a small establishment in
Writer’s note: Okay, so we know that last week we said that this edition of The Modern Classic would be on a ‘debut album from a successful side project’. I’m afraid we’ve twisted the truth on this one. Perhaps it would’ve been more accurate to say a ‘debut album from
“For the kids and by the kids” is a phrase used to speak about a lot of great (and often the most exciting) music and art. The authenticity of a person speaking from inside of the world that they’re speaking about creates something real and relatable, something that’s often comforting
Speechless. That’s how we felt for four straight days on the top of a Bulgarian peak for Meadows in the Mountains recently in a small village of Eastern Europe. But let us not be speechless for a moment to explain what a group of 1,300 people experienced above the clouds.
Gabriella Cohen lets us know straight away that she’s not here to write cotton-candy pop songs. Having recently signed to indie label Dot Dash Recordings, Cohen’s debut release is already leading some to compare her to Courtney Barnett, The White Stripes and other masters of that gritty guitar-based sound. And
You generally don’t think of ‘Calypso’ and ‘Tasmania’ belonging in the same sentence. But The Apple Isle is exactly where indie newcomer Calypso hails from. She’s not exactly pumping out Afro-Caribbean rhythms like her name would suggest, but her debut EP certainly gauges some of the positive energy we associate