Do Record Reviews Still Matter?

In a world where we can stream entire records before purchasing them, have album reviews lost their importance? Much like what video did to the radio star, has the internet killed the music review? Cast your mind back to a world before the ubiquity of the internet. Purchasing music was...

Stars

You can always tell when a band is actually happy to be on stage, when they genuinely want to be there. Stars are one of those bands, and a bustling Corner Hotel was treated to a group that cherishes every moment they’re performing. Sydney’s Phebe Starr opened the night with...

Stars

Cherished by lovers of literate, emotionally complex indie pop the world over, Montreal’s Stars have carved themselves a distinct niche after six records of introspective, character-driven melodramas. Despite their often downbeat music they’re anything but mopey as a live band, favouring energy, anecdotes of life on the road and free-ranging...

Stars 2013 Australian Tour Announced

After captivating Australian audiences way back in early 2009, Chugg Entertainment can today confirm that Canadian quintet STARS are returning to our shores for a string of shows. The tour will take in shows at Sydney’s The Factory on Saturday 9th February, Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Sunday 10th February, The...

Stars

With six studio albums and twelve years making music, Stars need no introduction. The Canadian indie five-piece released their sixth album, The North earlier this month and will soon set off on a world tour. For frontman Torquil Campbell, music is something he truly believes in – it’s his life....

The North

Canadian indie darlings Stars’ sixth studio release, The North, is a predictably eloquent and dramatic affair, but doesn’t reach the lofty heights that the band is capable of. Stars’ operatic, synth-driven brand of indie pop is present throughout the album, with the band’s trademark interplay between dual vocalists Torquil Campbell...

Playlist: Our Favourite Angry Break Up Songs

Breaking up is hard to do. But thankfully, it’s made easier by yelling, screaming and taking below the belt jabs at your respective ex. So here, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of our favourite angry break up songs for those unlucky in love.

Broken Social Scene Break Up For Good?

Canadian band Broken Social Scene look set to go on an ‘indefinite hiatus’, after lead singer Kevin Drew gave an interview with the Huffington Post indicating that this time it might be over. The indie music supergroup have had a revolving door of almost 20 members over the last 12...