September ’21 post dump!

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Oh my god, September was huge!

I hope everyone reading this had a fantastic month, and has an even better October. I don’t really have much to report on my end (we’re still in lockdown, but it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll actually get out of it next month), so here’s everything I got up to around the Internet throughout September.

I think my favourite album this month was Sleigh Bells’ Texis, which feels like the definitive distillation of their warbly, off-kilter pop and rock ebullience – dare I call it hyper-rock? – into an ultra-bright eruption of fun and fucked-up production perfectly suited for the rollercoaster ride that has been 2021. Here I’ve tacked on my favourite track from the record, ‘Tennessee Tips’.


Episode 6: Stray From The Path (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)


Ruby Fields – ‘Been Doin’ It For A Bit’ review: gut-punching debut from an indie-rocker wiser than her years


AViVA: Finding the light within emo’s darkness

Turnstile: Glow with the flow

WAAX: On the cusp of a new age

Amyl And The Sniffers: A warm hug of raw punk

Spiritbox: An eternity in the making

The Beths: Tour bus gazers

Parkway Drive: A royal return to the stage

Justice For The Damned: The infinite potential of power

Polaris: Life after The Death Of Me

Ruby Fields: Life in the fast lane

Vox Pop: How do full-time touring artists keep themselves sane on the road?

5 songs that helped The Sleepyheads get through 2020

The Weekly Riff: August 28th – September 3rd, 2021

The Weekly Riff: September 4th-10th, 2021

The Weekly Riff: September 11th-17th, 2021

Premiere: A Swift Farewell tug at our heartstrings with their latest pop-punk crooner, ‘Sunburn’

Premiere: Agapanther stick it to their dickhead “mates” with the ripping new single ‘Pseudo’

Premiere: Drastic Park admit they suck ass with god-awful new single ‘Snakes And Ladders’

Premiere: Wildheart prepare to dominate hardcore with vicious new single and debut album

Premiere: Mosh-pop supergroup Dead Mall roar to life with debut single ‘Cough It Up’

Premiere: Afterthought revel in their “heartbreak memories” with punchy new jam ‘Homebound’

EN GARDE – thy full lineup for Knight & Day 2021 hath landed!

The Used have dropped their enormous deluxe edition of ‘Heartwork’


The Superjesus’ Jason Slack: “I had no real plan from the start, I just wanted to make a guitar”

Australian Guitar x Bluesfest 2022: All Our Exes Live In Texas

Australian Guitar x Bluesfest 2022: Tex Perkins

Australian Guitar x Bluesfest 2022: The Living End

Australian Guitar x Bluesfest 2022: Hiatus Kaiyote

Spotlight: Alex Lees of Four In The Morning

Spotlight: Ella Williams, a.k.a. Squirrel Flower

Spotlight: Sam Sheumack of Fangz

Spotlight: Kyle Balkin of Leisure Sport

Premiere: Justin Bernasconi channels the spirit of the Australian outback on luminous new single “Lady In The Field”

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