Words: James Frostick
One-man party band SPOD returns with cheeky new single ‘Sexual Fantasy’ – a bop fuelled by an erotic and narcotic groove. The track has been plucked from SPOD’s forthcoming (and fourth) studio album, Adult Fantasy, out in July through Rice Is Nice. Buoyed by a sensual synth-pop beat, ‘Sexual Fantasy’ sweeps listeners away on a romantic getaway, where we’re given insight to some intimate and tender moments.
Continue reading Premiere: SPOD – ‘SEXUAL FANTASY’
Words: James Frostick
We’re stoked to premiere the new clip from Sydney rabble-rousers Idiot Box. ‘Baby Boomer’ is a snotty sneer at Australia’s ruling establishment, pushing forth sentiments of derision on the back of some aggro rock’n’roll.
Continue reading Video Premiere: IDIOT BOX – ‘BABY BOOMER’
For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.
Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.
The latest in the series is Sydney’s Sunscreen. The band came up to Brisbane to play a series of sideshows throughout the week, and we took the opportunity to chat to Sunscreen members Sarah Sykes and Alexander McDonald about the band’s beginnings and a forthcoming EP. Check out the chat and gallery below.
Continue reading View: SUNSCREEN AT BIGSOUND 2017
Aloft is a textured and enthralling album that provides insight into the mind of a musician who has overcome a long bought of grief. While no longer touching on the topic of grief itself, the album does show how a stretch of self-imposed isolation for coping purposes can affect the mind.
Continue reading In Review: CULL – ALOFT (SELF RELEASE, 2015)
Sydney’s Weak Boys have crafted a fine collection of beer-soaked tunes that talk of regret and fear. Although the musicianship doesn’t carry much complexity, Weekdays/Weekends exposes some of the fear that is held inside many males growing up in Australia.
Continue reading In Review: WEAK BOYS – WEEKDAYS/WEEKENDS (STRONG LOOK RECORDS, 2014)