The Chats – High Risk Behaviour

Australia, world superpower in all things garage and punk, gave us The Chats, a mullet sportin’ Foster’s lager PSA, and they gave us High Risk Behaviour, a shotgun slap of punk ooze just in time for the coming jean shorts season. This new wave of Aussie punk has taken the same measures that their British… Continue reading The Chats – High Risk Behaviour

Nick Lowe

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Acting Your Age? Nick Lowe Figures Out How to Use It to His Advantage Years ago, when Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were opening an Atlanta show for Nick Lowe, Penn looked out into the audience and said, “In case you’re wondering why these two old white guys are covering all… Continue reading Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust

Nick Lowe’s current resurgence as a sadder-but-wiser grown-up troubadour has finally put an end to the persistent wiseguy-pop-satirist image that’s followed him since his emergence as a solo artist in the late ’70s. But Yep Roc’s reissue of Lowe’s 1979 sophomore solo effort Labour of Lust offers a handy reminder that the seminal English auteur… Continue reading Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust