‘I’ve got the fucking Tall Grass in my backyard!’
Aldous Harding walks onto the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent stage without fanfare.
As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to look back on the best albums of the year, and reflect on the spaces that they were influenced by.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Saints debut record (I’m) Stranded, principle songwriter Ed Kuepper reformed his 90’s outfit The Aints to perform the golden age of the Brisbane group’s material.
I wrote ‘Psycho/Genius’ about a psychotic episode I had 10 years ago where I hallucinated for about 24 hours before being hospitalised. It was horrific.
The debut album by Melbourne-based RVG (or Romy Vager Group) pairs sunshine hooks with cathartic introspection that makes the album at once bright and colourful while cloaking something altogether darker.
We were lead to Cobden Chambers, Nottinghamshire, by a slightly startled passer-by we had just accosted on the street. He was holding a bag for Forever Records, a place that we had just been told by Rough Trade staff was Nottingham’s best independent record store.