Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 10:17am

Reviewed on Thursday March 23 (photo by Ashley Mar)


Mike Noga has the devil in him. The one-time drummer for The Drones has emerged from the shadows and become a verifiable onstage horror, bolstered in no small part by the release of his excellent new upcoming record King.


Indeed, taking to the Metro Theatre stage on Thursday, the man drank up the spotlight as...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 10:00am

Forget everything you know about Spoon. Alright, maybe not everything. They’re still proudly keeping Texas weird.


They still feature vocalist/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, as they’ve done for the entirety of their 24-year lifespan. They’re also still very much in the business of making catchy, bold songs that flirt between avant-garde and accessible. The main...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 1:52pm



Spoon have made a career out of changing the questions right when listeners think they have all the answers.


In particular, the band’s 2000s output saw the songs that toyed the most with genre semantics become their best-known tracks – the piano pop of ‘The Way We Get By’, the disco/glam shuffle of ‘I Turn My Camera On’ and the mariachi-flavoured triumph...

Posted 16 Feb 2015 @ 10:31am

Reviewed on Saturday February 14


Hockey Dad are all Vegemite cheeks and bopping limbs; their exuberance and chutzpah proved to be a wise choice to kick off the evening. Newbie ‘Can’t Have It’ has all the makings of another endless-summer jam, while ‘I Need A Woman’ and ‘Seaweed’ concluded the set not with a whimper, but with a bang. Were one to sum up Hockey Dad in a single...

Posted 5 Feb 2015 @ 11:00am

Just 12 months ago, Spoon fans had plenty of reasons to worry about the band’s future. After 20 years together – and a decade-long stretch of near-flawless releases – the Austin, Texas foursome broke apart to pursue a range of separate projects.


 Most notably, frontman and songwriter Britt Daniel teamed up with Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs fame) to...

Posted 13 Oct 2014 @ 9:09am

Spoon will return to Australian shores for the first time since 2010 early next year.


Last here for an appearance at Groovin' The Moo, the 2015 tour follows the release of their latest studio record They Want My Soul, which features singles 'Do You' and 'Inside Out'.  

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 1:25pm


Generally speaking, Spoon songs are founded in melodic immediacy, steady grooves and faithful employment of crafty yet never too complicated chord sequences. But beyond what sings out from the surface, it’s the creeping qualities that make this band so great. They Want My Soul, Spoon’s eighth LP, is again characterised by patient agility, only...

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