November 18, 2017
The Scientists became a much more influential post-punk band than their minimal commercial success would indicate, lending their influence to what would ultimately become what became labeled as “grunge”, i.e. artists such Mudhoney and NYC’s indie scene of the early 1990s.
The band has built a more than decent fan base in each city and near legendary status within the Australian music scene with their concerts were being raucous affairs, and recordings bringing out their darker inclinations.
Entering the stage and with the classic bill of Kim Salmon, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Thewlis and Leanne Chock, they dished out hear classics from their catalogue as they were written in a manner that paid homage to its original context and seamlessly translated in into a menacing contemporary, energetic and brutal onslaught – a ménage a trois between The Beatles, The Stooges and The Cramps.
Swamp Rock with at time pstchdelic tinges at its finest - dark, murky, brooding, often menacing; with deeper cuts from their earlier oeuvre being more in the style of up-tempo power-pop akin perhaps to The Buzzcocks and Ramones.
This was no sterile reprisal of the glory days of yore but a testament to the importance of a fantastic Australian band.
Anselm Kiefer in Conversation with Klaus Dermutz Seagull Books I travel the world for many reasons and one think I made sure of, is hunting down Anselm Kiefer’s artistic ... read more
Water of Life - Flor de Caña Rum Nicaragua is a blank spot on my world map. “Blank” as in it has yet to be visited, I am intrigued ... read more
Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Stockade Brewing Co Stockade Brewing Co surprised me a bit as it seemed to have emerged out of nowhere. Further research revealed that ... read more
Yeezy and Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 – 4 Zine Thames & Hudson The Yeezy phenomenon is one that ties in with the zeitgeist of artificially created hype and ... read more
Water of Life - Hernö One of the perks of roaming this earthround is that you get to try local spirits from the source. After a stint in Finland, ... read more
Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:
Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.