One of the iconic bands of Australia’s alternative rock scene in the 1990, Crow, is back with their classic lineup of Jim Woff, Peter Archer and John and Peter Fenton. With a new album, Arcane, mixed by Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie, the first single, Ghost at the Crossroads is available for download at last.fm or MySpace.
We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River is the mind-blowing new album from Portland, Oregon’s favourite sons, Richmond Fontaine. Since Uncut is a more reputable, more articulate source of music information than Nonzero Records, follow the smart money to this five star review of We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River.
And if you live in Australia, the 18th to the 22nd of May sees Willy as an invited guest of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Visiting the country to promote his amazing new book, Lean On Pete, you’ll be seeing plenty of Willy in the literary press, like this review from The Australian.
Thankfully, Willy is staying for extra week after the Writers’ Festival when he will be joined by Dan Eccles for a clutch of extra special shows. The dates are as follows:
- Brass Monkey, Cronulla – Thursday, 27 May
- Notes, Newtown – Friday, 28 May
- Troubadour, Brisbane – Saturday, 29 May
- East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – Sunday, 30 May
These gigs are selling fast and the Writers’ Festival is only going to quicken the pace, so don’t delay!
Fifteen years of leading one of Australia’s most consistently creative and critically acclaimed rock bands, Bluebottle Kiss, saw Jamie Hutchings write and release over 130 songs. During that time the band relentlessly toured the country, the US and Europe playing with bands as diverse as Beck, Midnight Oil and Dinosaur Jr. With His Imaginary Choir, Hutchings releases his second solo album, an amazing collection of concise narrative driven songs inspired by amongst other things, the exotica movement of the sixties and the singer/songwriter movement of the early seventies.
Co-produced by Jamie and Tony Dupe (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder, Saddleback etc), His Imaginary Chior is an exercise in using simple yet alien arrangments and minimal studio resources to create a domestic yet amazingly rich sound.