Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 12:51pm

Reviewed on Saturday March 18 (photo by Ashley Mar)


Amid a sea of nostalgia-baiting anniversary tours, there are a few notable standouts. The best of them show that the passing of time has taken none of the fire out of the music, nor the band itself.


For tonight’s openers Screamfeeder, a stalwart of Australia’s grunge/garage scene, nostalgia was far from the...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 3:00pm

Back in 1996, an Aussie band little known to the world was thrust into the international spotlight with the release of its third studio album, Ivy And The Big Apples.


Spiderbait became the face of Australian rock, and in many ways, the popularity of grunge took a step back to make way for them. 


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ivy’s release, Spiderbait are...

Posted 25 Nov 2015 @ 2:38pm

If you were a fan of indie rock in the ’90s, chances are you’ll have one or two of Screamfeeder’s early albums – and now, thanks to the good folk at Poison City Records, a new generation of music lovers can revel in the splendour of bassist Kellie Lloyd and lead guitarist Tim Steward’s dual vocal play, with the re-release of their...

Posted 6 Oct 2014 @ 10:31am

Reviewed on Friday October 3


Playing to a quiet room, Melbourne’s Freak Wave were three dudes with low-slung guitars, one singing drummer and a Guided By Voices t-shirt. They kinda sound like Jawbox, with pounding drums, squealing guitar and Superchunk-y riffs, offset by Neil Moog’s deep vocals. They played a tight set to the small but appreciative audience that was trickling...

Posted 25 Sep 2014 @ 5:47pm


1. Growing Up

My first musical memory is Christmas eve with Hot August Night by Neil Diamond playing – such a great album and as an adult I would have to listen to it to put up the Xmas tree to get in the spirit. I don’t really celebrate Xmas now though, but I still put that record on around December.


2. Inspirations

A huge inspiration for me is PJ Harvey...

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 3:32pm

Indie-rock darlings Screamfeeder have announced that they will celebrate the reissue of their four classic '90s albums with a short national tour this spring.


The tour will see them focus on songs from their albums Flour, Burn Out Your Name, Fill Yourself With Music and the 1996 smash Kitten Licks.

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