North Arm is the project of Novocastrian, Rod Smith, a founding member of Aussie indie band Firekites who released the exceptional album, The Bowery, in 2008. Now performing under the North Arm name, Smith has stepped up the pop chops and revisited his childhood memories for his new single, Hollow Days, which Lost At E Minor is showing the video for exclusively for the first time above. [Read an exclusive interview with Rod Smith below]
I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since Aussie music legends (and I don’t use that term lightly), Architecture in Helsinki, first graced the stages of inner-city Melbourne and Sydney. I was playing in bands myself back then, keeping one eye on my ever-growing Marshall stack and the other on the local band scene. And while I’ve long since moved behind the keypad and left my guitar to gather dust, these guys keep going. And going. And going. Phew!
Not many grungy musicians have a past as both a chemical engineer and a rugby player, but former Vines and Wolfmother drummer Hamish Rosser does. Before joining the enigmatic buzzsaw three-piece The Vines, Rosser was also the skinman in a cover band, Sixties Mania. These are the songs that have most inspired him, in his own words.
Roderick Smith, or better known as North Arm, is an Australian musician who has found an economic way to creating simple but artistic music videos: he used his iPhone. Locked Gate is the most recent single and music video from the Thought Lines EP. Watching the home made video makes you feel you’re looking at […]
If you live in Sydney, the name SPOD will be familiar to you, if you don’t live in Sydney, the name SPOD is imminently closer by the second to being familiar to you. Why, you ask? Well, because he’s just one of those everyday music and video geniuses, that’s all. Have a look at his […]
I am a huge fan of film clips like this, design in general, actually: simple and really effective. This video was directed by Thomas Thoms. The Go Roll Your Bones have an EP out which was mixed by Mikey Young from the Eddie Current Supression Ring. It’s music to put on loud with some headphones […]
This intriguing duo showed up on my doorstep in Sydney a few years ago wanting some help with their first album cover after a call from their record company. We polished off the design together, and I was inspired after meeting David and Eden, or Lovers Electric as they’re known in Australia, UK and Germany. […]
Dreamboat is from Victoria. I found out about him through my brother, who saw him playing in a park in Toronto. Once I looked him up, I was amazed by his song called Molly Ringwald [listen below]. He has awesome danceable qualities that are paired with vocals tested by all the complexities of being culturally aware, but living a small suburban town.
Will Ever Pray is the debut album by Doomed Bird Of Providence, which is the project of Australian musician Mark Kluzek, telling tales of sea faring, stories of mutiny, and horrific piracy in Australian waters back in colonial times. Dark, nautical tales, the furthest away from sea shanties you could ever hope to get. Brutally […]
Stirring up indie, electronic, rock and ambient genres, is the striking enigmatic sounds of Sydney-based band, Sooners. With influences including Low, Toe, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sooners will soon be releasing their double single on 7” vinyl. How about that!
Grün is an Australian band blending elements of post-rock, electronica, alternative and prog-rock. Inspired by diverse artists like Dead Can Dance, Four Tet, Phillip Glass, Tool and Sigur Ros, Grün’s obsession with film and soundtrack clarifies their sound — it’s visual without the visuals, the score to a film that doesn’t exist.
This kaleidoscope music video by Australian band Teeth & Tongue is just what I need to help me get through another busy work week. So while I may be stuck inside editing papers, at least I’ll have this hypnotic video to help me pretend that I’m out dancing in the snow.
Australian band Van She had a cultish hit single a little while back with their synth-pop track Kelly. The voyeuristic film clip was simple enough — girls called Kelly kissing boys — but it was strangely beguiling. We asked the guys where the creative inspiration for the clip came from: ‘We worked on that video with a friend of ours who has a really strong style in terms of Grading and set plotting and location spotting, a style which was perfect for the song Kelly. At the time we were, and still are, really in to movies like the Breakfast Club, Virgin Suicides, and anything that has that lost sense of nostalgia’.