June/July ’21 post dump!

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Okay, so June and July were pretty slow months on the posting front. But I spent most of June struggling with a whole bunch of health issues, culminating in an ICU stint and a bunch of other hectic shit in July, which in turn left me me with only the latter half of July to bring almost the entirety of Australian Guitar #144 together, while also working another steady writing job, getting my life back in order, and dealing with some other little tidbits. So I have that excuse!

August has already been a much more eventful month on the writing side, and I’ve picked up another editing job (so now I work three jobs, woo!) so the next post dump will be way more jam-packed, I promise!

‘Til then, I hope you enjoy cringing at all the shit I scribbled up in the articles below!

I’ve decided to embed three songs in this one: “Big Kitten” by Feed Me, from his downright magical new (self-titled) album, “Blackout” by Turnstile, from what I’m almost 100% certain will end up being my favourite album of 2021 (Glow On – keep an eye out for my review here next week, or read it in AG #144), and “Dead Friends” by Clay J Gladstone, which I caught on Triple J one afternoon and have been frothing since.


AFI: Keeping The Flame Alight

The Great Ed Square Snack Crawl Of 2021


10 adorable queer love songs to warm your cold, dead heart


Garbage’s Steve Marker: “It was important to keep the initial spirit that we had when we wrote these songs”

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland and Noodles: “Everything from Smash ’til now seems like it’s all part of the same era”

Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake: “If we share the load, it should mean that we can come up with a stronger album”

Liz Stringer: “I didn’t have any design for the outcome, which was very different to other records I’ve made”

Rag’N’Bone Man: “It feels like we really concentrated on the songs before anything else was done”

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier: “I think humans are pretty shitty sometimes, but we’re as horrible as we are incredible”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey: “I’m having a blast being able to connect more with the audience”

DZ Deathrays’ Shane Parsons and Lachlan Ewbank: “It’s almost like the record opens up as you get further and further into it”

Polish Club’s David Novak: “We’ve moved beyond the OG Polish Club setup”

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on being inspired by Thin Lizzy and working with Kurt Vile

An interview with Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Kyle McMillin

Australian Guitar’s Fresh Frets: Vol. 8

Spotlight: Rosie Tucker

Spotlight: Aston Valladares of Towns

Spotlight: Wallice

Spotlight: Harper Bloom

Spotlight: Saska Brittain of Dulcie

Amends – Tales Of Love, Loss, And Outlaws album review

Sly Withers – Gardens album review

Paper Citizen – Wandering Ghost EP review

Beabadoobee – Our Extended Play EP review

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