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Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 5:20pm

Is your memory a little, er, hazy from when Wax'o took to the Sup' for Golden Plains? Same. 

 

Don't worry though, because the purveyors of groove have put the whole thing up on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. 

 

And if your memory needs a little extra jogging, here's what our reviewer...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 12:13pm

Once again we descend upon the small town of Meredith seeking entertainment, adventure and spiritual release. We arrived on site at the Nolan’s farm a little later than usual, and our beloved Bush Camp was already closed, but we quickly found a serene and shaded spot in the tree-laden area of Ringwood. Besides having to memorise an entirely new way to get home at night, this worked out well as...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:50pm

In 1977 The Damned, flushed with the success of their debut album Damned, Damned, Damned and riding the crest of the UK punk rock wave, decided they wanted to take a different creative tack on their second album. 

 

“We wanted to make a different album from the first album and get a really famous producer in.  We thought 'Who’s more creative than Syd Barrett?’ ” says The Damned’s...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:41pm

“What I don’t know is if there’s an ideological underpinning or if there’s just an aesthetic disgust about this person – if it’s that, then it’s pretty much useless.”  Ian Svenonius, musician, writer and philosophical provocateur, is contemplating the artistic potential of the reaction to Donald Trump’s election.

 

For Svenonius, a distinction should be made between the reaction...

Posted 14 Oct 2016 @ 11:23am

Golden Plains has lifted the lid off another act for their forthcoming incarnation, announcing The Specials will be taking to the Sup' for 2017. 

 

The Specials popularised the 2 Tone movement, bringing together the sounds of punk, ska, new wave and Jamaica, crafting seminal tracks like A Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young in the process. Their well-loved debut album is...

Posted 29 Sep 2016 @ 9:36am

The legendary Neil Finn has been announced for Golden Plains. 

 

One of the most acclaimed songwriters of recent history, Finn will be taking to the stage as the full moon rises for a career-spanning set. From his time in Splt Enz to the inimitable Crowded House, Finn has written countless songs that have resonated the world over including Don't Dream It's Over, Better Be Home...

Posted 12 Mar 2016 @ 10:16pm

The lineup of Built to Spill has never been fixed. Guitarist/vocalist Doug Martsch founded the band on the principle he’d be the leader and find the appropriate group of players for each album. As such, while they assumed a five-piece, three-guitar formation on 2006’s You In Reverse and 2009’s There Is No Enemy, Built to Spill stripped back to a three-piece for last year’s Untethered Moon,...

Posted 11 Mar 2016 @ 11:03am

U.S. Girls’ latest release, Half Free, has a more hi-fi sound and more melodic clarity than much of the project’s earlier output. However, it’s not easy listening. Meg Remy’s lyrics adopt a tone of solemnity from opening track Sororal Feelings through to the concluding Woman’s Work. Each song loosely explores the idea of being half free, depicting women who’ve been let down, abused, or...

Posted 11 Mar 2016 @ 10:46am

It’s 40 years since Buzzcocks formed. Hailing from Manchester, the band quickly became one of the key players in the first wave of UK punk rock. They’ve since undergone several member changes and periods of inactivity, but they’re currently in good health and heading to Australia for a birthday celebration. This significant milestone has led the band members to reflect on what they’ve achieved...

Posted 11 Mar 2016 @ 10:43am

Reykjavík, Iceland’s coastal capital, has long been a haven for experimentally inclined musicians. It’s the go-to place for expansive music videos, and it’s home to such industry heavy-hitters as Björk, Ben Frost, Sigur Rós and Ásgeir. John Grant, the American-born singer/songwriter, artist and former head of The Czars, has called Reykjavík home since recording his second solo album there in...

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