Retrospectives

12 Days of Christmas: Kayla Painter Explores the Ghosts of Christmas Past
I’ve never really engaged with end of year lists. This is partly because I find it overwhelming and stressful to try and consume a large amount of i...more
12 Days of Christmas: It’s the Most Wonderfully Acoustic Time of Year
There are few things more Christmas-y than settling down for an intimate performance in a space that lends itself to good acoustics and a communal fee...more
Somewhere Tonight: a Beach House Retrospective in Six Dreams
“One thing Victoria and I can agree on is that our music is its own world. And, I think that’s very much what the ‘beach house’ feel is: going...more
From a Window: a Leonard Cohen Retrospective
Plenty of musicians have dabbled in different art forms, but how many would have been recognised if they had not first found success as a musician?...more
(Not) Your Typical Prototype: a Gwen Stefani retrospective
A couple of months ago, Gwen Stefani scored her first number one album in the States with This Is What The Truth Feels Like, a fan-pleasing record tha...more
On Fingers Broken Long Ago: a Jenny Lewis Retrospective
Let's get together and talk about the modern age. In 1978, harmonica player Eddie Gordon walks out on his Las Vegas family band, primarily a duo wi...more
Pale on Pale: a Chelsea Wolfe Retrospective
One of Chelsea Wolfe’s earliest memories is of sudden rainfall. While standing in the backyard of her house, her neighbourhood was instantaneously s...more
Retrospective: Pete Doherty
Troubled troubadour Pete Doherty has had a colourful career. After rising to public attention in the early 2000s as co-front man of indie rock outfi...more
Retrospective: Freddie Mercury
They just don’t make them like they used to. We hear that phrase more and more often these days. We speak of musicians being "legends" and claim "th...more
Retrospective: New Model Army
New Model Army is a band to grow up with. That’s crucial to understanding their appeal. It means they’re a band that's grown and evolved naturall...more