So basically this album is every bit as harrowing and melancholy as you would expect it to be. As the tremendous singer-songwriter-storyteller that he is, Nick Cave on his new album Skeleton Tree uses his plethora of sonic tools to paint a sorrowful picture with deep running concerns in loss and grief.
Having tragically lost his son little over a year ago, with only part of this album in creation at the time, this album displays the shattering effect and resonations such an event has had. One need look no further than the song “I Need You”, in which the emotion in Cage’s voice is near palpable, and definitely heartrending.
Focusing more on the instrumentation, everything feels expansive and yet somewhat vacant. With synths eerily sound-scaping the terrain onto which Cave often seems to simply wander atop, with delicate and often surreal worlds being wounded into its surface.
With death being so constantly close in Nick Cave’s discography, its rare to find it so ever-present without it being used as a dramatic or metaphoric device so often employed in his stories.
An experience not to be delved into lightly, and with this incredible new album, this year is shaping up to be one in which flirtations with death are abandoned for sheer confrontation.
King Krule is back with fresh piece of work that showcases his impressive range of skill, featuring tasteful jazz elements, soulful harmonies, very satisfying instrument arrangements, and of course, his brutally iconic brand of vocal style.
Give our chat with the man behind WA Opera a read to find an insight into what to expect with his newest opera, whats to come next year and the age old question of... has he ever dropped the baton?
It's all so pleasant and affirming and, well, plain.
Thievery Corp will hit Perth on 8 March 2017 performing with a full live band!
Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink and his band return to Australia this November to perform songs from forthcoming album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson and the singular body of work Pink has created over the first two decades of his career.
FREEDOM TIME Festival returns this summer setting off on its third lap around the sun. The beloved day-night dance-celebration and sound system spectacular will visit three Australian cities; returning to its spiritual home in Perth on New Year’s Eve, then back to Melbourne’s much loved Coburg Velodrome on New Year’s Day, and, for the first time ever, FREEDOM TIME will grace the shores of Sydney, heading to Manning Bar and Gardens on Sunday the 7th of January.
Perth-based wonder Ah Trees has premiered their new single ‘Do It All Wrong’ in styling fashion, kick-starting the first hit of their upcoming sophomore release and tour of Western Australia.
Here are some reasons why music lovers deserve to see them perform at the Falls Festival stage.
A tale of resilience packed with tongue in cheek humour, I Am My Own Wife has a lot to teach people of all ages about courage, friendship and approaching life with a load of grit.
One of the world’s most loved and recognised voices, Mariah Carey is heading down under, bringing her ‘#1s Tour’ to Australia and New Zealand this February.