Michael Bowser

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EP Review: The Moniters – Sex City Lovers

May 19, 2011
The Moniters - Brisbane, Queensland based rock band

Title: Sex City Lovers Artist: Moniters Label: Independent / MGM Distribution Released: 2 May 2011 In one word: Rousing The debut six-track EP of Brisbane-based three-piece The Moniters gets off to a frenetic start with “Exit The System”, a song which at first sounds like Interpol or Editors on speed, goes...
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Quiver at Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

March 7, 2011
Quiver at Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia, 26 February 2011 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: Quiver Where: Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 26 February 2011 In One Word:  Perverse Not exactly a “rock” show tonight – as you might expect from a gig in an art gallery/space – but a fascinating display of musical  prowess and perversity nonetheless.  And while I do have...
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Album Review: Feeder – Renegades

February 25, 2011
Feeder - Renegades

Title: Renegades Artist: Feeder Label: Big Teeth Music / Shock Released: 4 March 2011 (Australia) In one word: Agreeable I’ll be honest, and say that what little Feeder I’d been exposed to before this album left me…not “cold” exactly, but let’s say a little underwhelmed.  And while new release Renegades certainly...
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EP Review: The Havknotz – Music-Life-Pain

February 19, 2011
EP Review: The Havknotz – Music-Life-Pain

Title: Music-Life-Pain EP Artist: The Havknotz Label: Independent Released: 21 January 2011 In one word: Mulekicker I’ve been accused once or twice in my life of suffering from something of a “culture cringe” when it comes to Australian accents…and while the friend I’m thinking of refers mostly herein to my (perhaps...
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Urgent Blood interview – introducing Aussie-Scottish thrash monsters UB!, with new video for “Tram Pig”

February 4, 2011
Urgent Blood - credit Oh Darling Dearest

photo credit: Oh Darling Dearest What the heck can one say about Scottish-cum-Melbournian thrash-punk band Urgent Blood?  Fucked if Michael Bowser knows…best leave most of the talking to deranged frontman Danny Crombie, a man who’s smashed a venue’s glass or two in his time… So Mr Crombie, is it true these...
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(hed) p.e. with The Havknotz at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

February 1, 2011
(hed) p.e. at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 27 January 2011 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: hed (p.e.) with The Havknotz Where: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 27 January 2011 In One Word:  Vigorous I’ll confess right up that I’m none-too-familiar with the music of U.S. headliners (hed) p.e., but it would appear I’m the only one here tonight for whom such words...
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That 1 Guy at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

December 22, 2010
That 1 Guy at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – Gig review and photos

The Gig: That 1 Guy with Mr Percival Where: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 9 December 2010 In One Word: Wondrous While I can’t confidently claim to know what Mr Percival is “all about”, having caught but one song of his set, I can safely attest that the man...
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The Barons of Tang with The Woohoo Revue at EBC Melbourne – Gig review and show photos

November 12, 2010
The Barons of Tang at East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, 5 November 2010 - photo by Michael Bowser, Music Vice

The Gig: The Barons Of Tang (EP launch) with The Woohoo Revue Where: East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 5 November 2010 In One Word: Rollicking ‘Tis a pity I arrive a little the worse for wear this evening – blimmin’ day jobs – and wearing but ONE of my...
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Album Review: That 1 Guy – Packs A Wallop!

November 4, 2010
Album Review: That 1 Guy – Packs A Wallop!

Title: Packs A Wallop! Artist: That 1 Guy Label: MGM / Pop Ten Released: 6 November 2010 (Australia) In one word: Gobsmacking Okay, so it took me a merry while to get around to it, but I finally, “properly” checked out an artist I’ve been meaning to for some time.  So...
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Album review – The Black Walls EP

October 27, 2010
Album review – The Black Walls EP

Title: The Black Walls EP Artist: The Black Walls Label: Independent Released: 20 September 2010 In one word: Snarling Brisbane band The Black Walls are what I imagine Tool might sound like if:  a. there were more synths (always a plus in my book), b. they were a bit more “rock”-y,...
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