I'll preface this by saying that my disappointment with the inaugural Download Festival Australia line up is not focused on my music taste. I understand that the beginning of festivals will never be perfect, and will never please everyone. I also have a diverse music taste and get bored with line ups purely based around… Continue reading Download Festival Australia’s line up shows us a much bigger problem in music – and more needs to be done to fix it
Were you one of the cured kids?
Losing a great talent is always awful. When they were young and committed suicide, it's even worse. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's death has completely bowled me over. Like many millennials, I grew up listening to Linkin Park, and like many Linkin Park fans, their music made me obsessed with music in general. Linkin Park's… Continue reading In the end, you always mattered: A fan’s letter for Chester Bennington.
L. O. V. E. L. E. S. S. generation?
Happy After Laughter day! Paramore's fifth album is finally here, and it's so great to have them back. Paramore has been in my life for nine years now, and I've been listening to this band through it all: finding them when I was a weird, shy kid; listening through break ups and the end of friendships, through… Continue reading “Some Of Us Have To Grow Up Sometimes”: Growing Up With Paramore
How great is that feeling? When you internally feel yourself go "ah, yes, this is what I was missing". A frustrating thing about being obsessed with music is feeling left out or not understanding when a certain artist becomes popular. I felt that with a band called Sorority Noise. Before I go on, Sorority Noise is an… Continue reading That Feeling When You Finally *Get* A Band
My first post on my first music blog was never going to be anything other than my favourite Radiohead song, There, There. This song blew me away the moment I first heard it. The heavy, epic tom-tom drums throughout the whole song are captivating and haunting. The reverb-laced guitar is catchy and hummable. The structure… Continue reading An accident waiting to happen…