Mess+Noise album review: DZ Deathrays – ‘Bloodstreams’, April 2012

An album review for Mess+Noise. Excerpt below. DZ Deathrays are custom-made for the internet era. In an industry environment where the perceived wisdom is to now tour first and record second, the Brisbane-based duo have been doing plenty of the former, playing their fingers off to packed houses across Australia, the UK, the US and Europe. And well they […]

FasterLouder story: ‘Ticket Scalping: The State Of The Union’, April 2012

My first feature for FasterLouder. This was perhaps the hardest story I’ve ever tackled, just in terms of a general unwillingness of promoters, artists and scalpers to go on record. It took a lot of emailing. Thankfully, Kimbra, Jimmy Barnes, Matthew Lazarus-Hall of Chugg Entertainment and Danny Rogers of Lunatic Entertainment/Laneway Festival all stepped up […]