Marking almost a full year since the release of their stunning atmospheric LP In Time, Time For Dreams return with a new 7” release through It Records. ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ is an affecting offering that examines kindness in an age of fire and disillusionment, while the B-side cover of The Smiths’ ‘Death of a Disco Dancer’ is a poignant companion track that scoffs at the notion of peace in our time.
Continue reading Listen: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND’ / DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER’
Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Maria Torres
In a few short months, Melbourne/Berlin songwriter Ned Collette will release a new double album of sparse and lingering dark folk through It Records. Drawing upon snippets written across the past decade, Old Chestnut will be filled with haunted musings from the cobwebbed corners of the mind. Lead single ‘The Optimist’ is one such evocative piece – a track that broods like dark clouds on the horizon, forecasting a malevolent but unavoidable storm.
Continue reading Premiere: NED COLLETTE – ‘THE OPTIMIST’
Words: James Frostick
Proto-punk legends Primitive Calculators are putting the gears in motion ahead of the release of their forthcoming album On Drugs. ‘Power’ is the latest track from the group, which blends potent punk sensibilities with a glitchy electronic inclination. A timely song, ‘Power’ uses blunt efficiency to communicate the band’s anger at the widespread abuse of power and privilege, and the way the uncaring individuals in charge only care about accumulating more power at the cost of others.
Continue reading Premiere: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS – ‘POWER’
One of Australia’s most intriguing darkwave electronic acts is revisiting its stellar 2015 debut EP. Mollusc’s self-titled effort is a gripping example of the depth and nuance evident in the burgeoning genre over the past few years, and this remastered effort further solidifies the duo’s reputation as experts in the art and is a prophetic predictor as to the quality of their subsequent works. It Records is releasing the remastered version of the EP, which comes paired with a collection of remixes from some of Mollusc’s talented contemporaries.
Continue reading Premiere: MOLLUSC – SELF-TITLED EP AND REMIXES (IT RECORDS, 2018)
In the lead-up to the release of it’s debut album In Time through it Records, mood-altering soundscape engineers Time For Dreams are unveiling the record’s third single ‘Lighthouse’. It’s with great pleasure that Weirdo Wasteland premieres the track, which embodies the subtle nuance and heady wanderlust that informs and inspires the work of members Amanda Roff and Tom Carlyon.
Continue reading Premiere: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘LIGHTHOUSE’
A Kenny For Your Thoughts is a great album that showcases a musician/visionary and a producer/architect working together to turn leaves, shake foundations and build old monuments up anew.This solo-not-solo record contains classic songs reinterpreted for the strident underground.
Continue reading In Review: LIAM KENNY – A KENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS (it RECORDS, 2014)