Jonathan Garrett

The best things we saw at SXSW 2017

Maggie Rogers Most new artists riding such a tsunami of buzz and chatter would risk crashing onto the shore at SXSW. Incredibly, Maggie Rogers managed...

NME’s raucous SXSW showcase in pictures: Shame, Alexandra Savior and more hit Texas

  Au/Ra debuted late last year with the mesmerizing future-pop single 'Concrete Jungle', and her confident set made good on the burgeoning promise.   The Ibiza-born, Antiguan-raised...

At The Drive In’s surprise SXSW show in pictures

Following a suspicious number of placards appearing around Austin announcing new album Inter Alia – their first since their 2000 emo-punk landmark, Relationship of...

Gold Class Interviewed: Angry But Intimate Songs Of Protest From Australian Post-Punk Agitators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3lCYGSzVMU It’s hard to imagine a more fitting introductory single for Gold Class than ‘Life As A Gun’. The fledgling Australian post-punk band have –...

I Was There When N’Sync Set The US Album Sales Record. I Never Thought It Would Be Beat – Until Adele Came Along

This week Adele broke the first week album sales records in the UK and the US, besting both Oasis and N’Sync, respectively. I’m still...

Exclusive – Check Out Dive In’s Gloriously Poppy New EP Title Track ‘Eighteen’

Perhaps it’s easiest to start with what Dive In are not. They are not the latest in a long line of professionally disheveled, Velvet...

Stream Minneapolis Newcomers Hippo Campus New Song ‘Souls’

One of the perils of youth is that you don’t know what you don’t know, though the barely out-of-high-school foursome in Hippo Campus make...

SXSW Friday Round-Up: Bully, Happy Diving, Viet Cong, Gang Of Youths

Taking us through the highs and lows of Friday at SXSW is Minneapolis writer Jonathan Garrett, who finds joy from San Francisco, and Breeders-like...

Radar Band Of The Week – No. 111: Merchandise

"The punks will probably hate it." So claimed Merchandise frontman Carson Cox of his band’s then-gestating new album, in a rather terse email to...

Smashing Pumpkins – Rank The Albums

Like Prince – another US Midwesterner renowned for his prolific output – Billy Corgan has over the course of two decades honed a sound...
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