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Andrew Paley

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Andrew Paley

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

A couple of years ago Vermont post-punk stalwarts The Static Age played a number of rallies in support of their state senator Bernie Sanders, whipping up support for their local representative. Andrew Paley, the frontman of The Static Age and also a solo musician, has been a long-time supporter of Sanders, and when asked about his experience of the 2016 presidential election campaign he seems more than a little disheartened."In terms of the lead-up and the outcome, it's obviously pretty devastating. Growing up in Vermont, I've always been very progressive politically all my life, and so I was a huge Bernie supporter when he was in Congress. We got the opportunity to play a couple of rallies ...

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Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Interviews Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The ...

Floor

Interviews Floor

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Anthony Vialon took time to answer some questions from SPB about many things Floor which forms the backbone of this piece. Many thanks to Anthony ...

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Emma Louise

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Emma Louise

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 3:05 p.m.

Australian singer-songwriter Emma Louise released her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart last April, delving into synth-heavy song structures after releasing an acoustic EP. Emma Louise took the time to answer some questions about what it was like to make such an important genre shift, and her reaction to the praise her album has deservedly received. Scene Point Blank: You left your hometown of Cairns to get involved with the busking scene in Brisbane and pursue your music career. Clearly this move paid off, but was there ever a point where you were worried that maybe it wouldn't work ...

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Alcest

Interviews Alcest

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Alcest’s latest record, Kodama, is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s rich, textured and ...

MONA FOMA Festival

Music MONA FOMA Festival

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania January, 18-22, 2017 We no longer engage, sing nor dance. We do not know how to anymore. Instead ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Year End 2016

As years go, 2016 was a cruel one. We lost tons of musical heroes: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones ...

2016: A Year In Review

Music 2016: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Year End 2016

Every year we ask record labels and artists what they thought of the last twelve months; we tell you the ...

Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Year End 2016

It's the second half of our annual Pass The Mic feature and this time we're handing the microphone ...

Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Year End 2016

Now in its tenth year, Pass The Mic is a SPB tradition where we ask the artists and record labels ...

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