Tag: Cara Lennon

Fernanda Melchor's 'Hurricane Season' fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

Fernanda Melchor’s ‘Hurricane Season’ fires out a juicy-ugly stream of consciousness on witches, bitches, and assholes

[Text Publishing; 2020] This was a tricky beast. The premise is grabbing but it lets go pretty quickly and leaves ...
It's a double-diddly-dose of The Simpsons inspired metal when Dr Colossus and Okilly Dokilly dunk the Duff and don the dirge for Canberra

It’s a double-diddly-dose of The Simpsons inspired metal when Dr Colossus and Okilly Dokilly dunk the Duff and don the dirge for Canberra

Cara Lennon talks to the Ned Flanders themed metalerinos about their new album and upcoming Canberra show. Diddly Hens love ...
Another serve of Hot Chip, and the synthesiser hounds are back with a smaller portion but all the flavour

Another serve of Hot Chip, and the synthesiser hounds are back with a smaller portion but all the flavour

Electro-pop wizards Hot Chip are inbound with a trunk full of synthesisers and A Bath Full of Ecstasy. The seventh ...
If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch's 'Your Own Kind of Girl' to find a home close to your heart

If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch’s ‘Your Own Kind of Girl’ to find a home close to your heart

[Allen & Unwin; 2019] Your Own Kind of Girl is the book Claire Bowditch promised herself at 21 she’d write ...
Holly George-Warren spent four years gathering new material for 'Janis: Her Life and Music'

Holly George-Warren spent four years gathering new material for ‘Janis: Her Life and Music’

Janis Joplin. If you don’t know her, hit up YouTube, because her voice is one of those things that can’t ...
[Book Review] Patti Smith - 'Year of the Monkey' - Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

[Book Review] Patti Smith – ‘Year of the Monkey’ – Smith writes with a cool companionability that makes the reader into a travelling partner

Year Of The Monkeyby Patti Smith[Bloomsbury Publishing; 2019] Patti Smith is back in the saddle with a travel diary that’s ...
It's a Doug Anthony All Stars/Tripod Supergroup as Paul McDermott & Gatesy Go Solo (Together)

It’s a Doug Anthony All Stars/Tripod Supergroup as Paul McDermott & Gatesy Go Solo (Together)

“Usually I’m the stupid idiot in Tripod,” volunteers Gatesy. It’s Wednesday lunchtime, and I’ve caught him between checking into a ...
[Book Review] 'Cari Mora' by Thomas Harris [William Heinemann; 2019]

[Book Review] ‘Cari Mora’ by Thomas Harris [William Heinemann; 2019]

Cari Mora. It’s not The Silence of the Lambs, I’m gonna rip that band-aid off right now. Granted no author ...
[Book Review] 'Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story' by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

[Book Review] ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe [Omnibus Press; 2019]

From punk-rock rocket to Hare Krishna diva, the Poly Styrene story was a wild ride with a lithium-fuelled interlude. Oh ...
[Book Review] Casey Cep - 'Furious Hours' [William Heinemann: London; 2019]

[Book Review] Casey Cep – ‘Furious Hours’ [William Heinemann: London; 2019]

Ugh, mixed feelings. At the outset I want to say this is a good book. However it suffers from a ...