Interview with D E N A

Hiya D E N A!  I’m so excited to have this chance to touch base with you.  You super-catchy song “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools" made big waves around the world this summer.  You’ve also released a run of other infectious singles this past year, the latest being “Bad Timing”.  How did 2013 go for you?  Will you be dropping your debut album … [Read more...]

Interview with Simon Bonney of Crime & The City Solution

The nomadic Crime & The City Solution previously dissolved in the wake of 1990’s career pinnacle Paradise Discotheque and a sublime contribution to Wim Wenders’ Until The End Of The World film score in 1991. It's doubtful that even close followers expected a resurrection for the band that had been conceived in late-‘70s Sydney and Melbourne, … [Read more...]

Crime & The City Solution – An Introduction To… A History of Crime: Berlin 1987-1991

The Crime & The City Solution catalogue has long been an unwieldy body of work which even erstwhile long-serving member Mick Harvey (also of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds) acknowledged in a 2005 interview with this writer.  Although badly in need of anthologizing, Harvey mused that a retrospective compilation of the nomadic band, founded by Australian … [Read more...]

Rooftop Runners – We Are Here EP

Often, I am skeptical about bands that make a point of branding themselves with a specific scene in their press material. As Bruce Springsteen so cogently addressed in his SXSW keynote last month, we’ve now arrived at a point of such extreme cross-pollination in music that Nintendocore is now considered a viable qualifier of style. From art punk … [Read more...]