Words: James Frostick & Pop Filter
On Friday August 21, Pop Filter released its debut record Banksia. While the album is somewhat of a continuation of the at-ease sound of progenitor outfit The Ocean Party, Banksia listens like a separate entity. The band took the time to share some insight on the album at large, revealing a maturity and composure that can only have been forged through a near-decade of constant collective creation.
Continue reading Track by Track: POP FILTER – BANKSIA (BOBO INTEGRAL, OSBORNE AGAIN, SPUNK RECORDS, 2020)
Words: Doug Wallen
Banner image: Pop Filter
An ensemble reconvening members of The Ocean Party, Pop Filter have shared a third song from their debut album. ‘Big Yellow Van’ is a sincere and thankful love letter to spending years touring with your closest mates.
Continue reading Premiere: POP FILTER – ‘BIG YELLOW VAN’
The Ocean Party return with a new album this month even though the dust had barely settled on their 2014 effort. Light Weight is the fifth album from the group that thrives on the continual cycle of writing, recording, touring and repeating. I spoke to the band when they performed in Brisbane last month and got an insight into how the band operates and how they keep up the pace.
Continue reading Interview: THE OCEAN PARTY
The Ocean Party have recently released a new full-length. While previous albums have drawn their fair share of acclaim, Soft Focus seems to be the first record where everything fits, everything clicks, and everything works.
Continue reading In Review: THE OCEAN PARTY – SOFT FOCUS (SPUNK RECORDS, 2014)
Rock and Roll Juice is a rather innocent collection, silently setting itself firmly in the midst of contemporary Australian twang. While looking at life at ground level, Ciggie Witch revel in up-front recollections and revelations about not fitting in, wasting time, making hard decisions and not being satisfied with the results.
Continue reading In Review: CIGGIE WITCH – ROCK AND ROLL JUICE (OSBORNE AGAIN, 2014)