COURTNEY BARNETT To Compose New Album Out of Triple J Textline Quotes

COURTNEY BARNETT To Compose New Album Out of Triple J Textline Quotes

Want to support independent creative writing? Support us on Patreon! Triple J sponsored artist Courtney Barnett has announced that she is working on the follow-up to her debut 2015 album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which took the Australian music scene by mild-downpour-in-mid-June-that-peters-out-after-like-five-minutes. The album, not to be titled Sometimes I Write Facebook Updates, and Sometimes I Use Them For Lyrics, is expected to be released sometime this year, as the artist seeks to capitalise on her 15 minutes of fame before doing the considerate thing and fading into obscurity like every other flash in the pan that JJJ forces down listeners’ throats. The Melburnian songstress is perhaps most well-known for her droll lyrics which border on naffery, and her minimalistic approach to songwriting, singing, playing guitar, even nomial capitalisation. Perhaps in keeping with this modus operandi, Barnett announced that the lyrics for her as yet untitled new album will be comprised exclusively of texts sent into the JJJ textline. This was posted on Facebook page earlier today: “hey, hey, I’d like to thank you for making my album a success, and me a lot of money too so without further ado, I’m gonna give you another album, some more material to listen to. it’s been pretty cool to see you guys all supporting little ol’ me and I know that all of you ain’t ripping it for free because you’re all spending good ol’ fashioned, hard earned money i’m here to tell you, yeah, yeah that this year i’m heading back in there to that studio, i’ll sit in that chair and bake...
Album Review: Vipassi – ‘Śūnyatā’

Album Review: Vipassi – ‘Śūnyatā’

Band: Vipassi Album: Śūnyatā Genre: Progressive Instrumental Metal/Death Metal Date of Release: 8th February 2016 Location: Melbourne, Victoria Reviewer: Chris Giacca For Fans Of: Job For A Cowboy, Ne Obliviscaris, A Million Dead Birds Laughing Track Listing: 1. Gaia (4:30) 2. Benzaiten (3:21) 3. Jove (4:02) 4. Sum (5:15) 5. Elpis (4:45) 6. Paradise (5:55) 7. Samsara (5:55) Some people, man. Some people just aren’t content with being in a band as great as Ne Obliviscaris, or having a project as jaw-dropping as A Million Dead Birds Laughing. No, some people need to further rub their superiority in everyone’s noses by collaborating with other similarly bullshit-talented musicians and produce banger after banger, as if they were born to run some weird musical sausage machine of some sort. Also this sausage machine is located in Melbourne, because of course it is. Melburnians absolutely love sausage, I read that in a sausage magazine. Vipassi is comprised of three members of Ne Obliviscaris, and Ben Boyle of AMDBL/Hadal Maw fame. Straight away, that more or less tells you all you need to know, really. I could conceivably not say another word about the music and you’d already probably have a good guess at how good Śūnyatā is just on reputation alone. That being said, great musicians make horrible music all the time, so let’s have a look anyway. And yes, Dave Mustaine, I am looking at you. Fucker. Straight off the bat, ‘Gaia’ sets the tone for the whole album, the intro a beautiful counterpoint to the punishing riffs that kick in immediately after. The fretless bass is really prominent in the...
IPHYB Reheated Beef: A Week in Recap #3

IPHYB Reheated Beef: A Week in Recap #3

Hi there, you utter cretins (read: people who read IPHYB on the reg)! This week, we enjoyed a couple of new subscribers to our Patreon service, with our sponsor count now up to 15. This may not seem like much, but it is a huge show of faith in IPHYB that we greatly appreciate as a collective. Some of our patrons have been on board for nearly two years now, which is an amazing, humbling thing for us. If you would like to help support us, and further the cause of a 100% independent media outlet that gives you literally minutes of entertaining content, then please head to our Patreon page. Think of it as an incredibly cheap subscription, where every dollar pledged helps us deliver an improved product to you, the readers. To put it into perspective, if all of our regular readers were to pledge just $1 per month, we would be able to do this full time, pay our contributors per word, put out an annual physical media product, and much more! We have a lot of plans, but these will only realistically come to fruition with your continued support as readers, and potential subscribers. Of course, if you want to continue on without pledging, that’s totally fine with us too! We aren’t holding our content at ransom, purely describing our goals and limitations realistically. We also had some supreme banter on our hands this week, most notably about our treatment of Courtney Barnett. The gist of it was basically that we apparently aren’t allowed to pass comment about her hair, because we wouldn’t do it...
IPHYB Reheated Beef: A Week in Recap #2

IPHYB Reheated Beef: A Week in Recap #2

Hey there, loyal readers! This week saw us continue our strong growth, which as always we have you guys to thank for. It really cannot be overstated how stoked we are that people enjoy what we do! Every single like, comment, share, backlink on your personal blog, submission, IPHYB mentions in public and private online forums, it all helps, and we thank you all! We have some very exciting things coming up soon, which we will hopefully be announcing in the coming weeks. But for now, let’s sink our teeth into this week’s Reheated Beef. Most Popular Stories The big story this week was of course Ne Obliviscaris’ plea to their fanbase via a crowdfunding drive on Patreon. Other notable happenings included a badass doctor taking on that dipshit Mike Baird on pill-testing at festivals, The Wiggles announcing more 18+ shows after the resounding success of the first lot, Iggy Pop trying to pass off his n00dz as art, and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes punking fans with a fake tour poster. Avenged Sevenfold also cemented their redneck-rock credentials with a WWE entrance theme song, whilst Kanye West did everyone a solid, by putting his new album up for streaming in the same place that you can watch his wife take a huge, steaming pile of cock on film. Ain’t he a considerate fella! Best/Worst/Notable Reviews of the Week This week saw some cracking reviews with Ben catching Plini live, Blaise absolutely shredding Honest Crooks, and Split Feed getting a stern talking to from The Chairman. Notable Releases of the Week This week, we saw not-DVSR-fans Hacktivist drop...
Ne Obliviscaris and the Order of Obluminati: Crowdfunding and the Music Industry

Ne Obliviscaris and the Order of Obluminati: Crowdfunding and the Music Industry

Right. Just for one second, let’s have a rational discussion about the real-world ramifications of being in a band in 2016. Let’s all put aside our huge collective dicks, stop waving them in the wind, and actually try to open a sane, balanced dialogue in relation to an issue that is extremely touchy for musicians: Crowdfunding. Firstly, we need to establish some common ground. I think everyone will agree that musicians get a pretty rough deal nowadays, or at least in comparison to the Golden Ages, when rockstars and popstars alike rode a wave of cash so golden, that it was almost embarrassing to behold. Of course, there are still plenty of multi-millionaires around, but that’s beside the point. It is irrefutable that the advent of the internet, and more specifically file-sharing, has irrevocably altered the landscape of our music scene, for better or worse. On the plus side, bands have unprecedented scope for promotion via the internet, but that is somewhat mitigated when every man and his dog just heads to Pirate Bay as soon as an artist they like’s new music is released. Album sales are down, and will never recover. Even digital downloads don’t seem to be closing the gap as was hoped. The fact of the matter is, none of this is going away. People will download music. They won’t always fix this by purchasing physicals/merch/concert tickets either. It is partially a product of the environment, in which there is such an overwhelming amount of content, and it is considered instantly disposable because we can’t attach a tangible worth to a subjective art form. I...