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“It’s like a divorce. You can be as friendly as you like but there’s always a bit of an energy,” says erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson of his interactions with his former bandmates. Nick was the drummer and principal songwriter of indie music behemoths the Kaiser Chiefs, and in 2012, more than a decade after founding the band as a 23-year-old in 2000, Nick decided to bow out to concentrate on other projects, before embarking on a solo career. Describing what it’s like when he sees the other Kaiser Chiefs, Nick elaborates: “It’s a good energy, it’s quite exciting. It’s not like being friends with a normal person who’s your friend. When you ...
The year's third month is always a crazy time to be in Austin, what with the South by Southwest Festival taking up March's ...
Max Cavalera has been a prominent contributor to heavy music for decades. March 8th, 2018 marked 23 years since the release of an album Cavalera ...
Quite literally, a one question interview. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Scene Point Blank got a chance to catch up with Ceremony in September 2012 at MacEwan Hall in Calgary. They were on tour with Bloc Party for a few Canadian dates and we got to sit down amongst the beer and haze in their dressing room to chat with guitar player Anthony Anzaldo about the past, present and future of Ceremony. The band just released Zoo on Matador Records. Scene Point Blank: So this past month you guys have been touring with Bloc Party. How did this tour come about and how has it been going? Anthony Anzaldo: It came ...
The Sword barrel down the highway bludgeoning passers-by with thick southern riffs, warped Sci-Fi, and a groove that may hit ...
“Year by year, release after release, Father Murphy music became the soundtrack of our lives. It was always out of ...
19-21 January 2018 Hobart, Tasmania – Australia Nine is fabled to be the number of completion and fulfillment. After nine incarnations ...
It's been a strange year. Global turmoil, political unrest, uncertainty and populism dogging every decision and public event. Who ...
Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to ...
The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Check out BJ's work on the A389 podcast. Browse 12 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 11 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016. Browse 4 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A brief but englightening chat with an artist who reveals an interesting or unexpected story from their career Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2015. Browse 4 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2017. Browse 2 features
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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