Tag Archives: australia

CATCHING UP W/ SLEIGH BELLS @ SOUTHBOUND

by pelly (photos by stuart sevastos) Australia in the summer is pretty nonstop, blurry, and a sh*tload of fun. That description would fit Southbound Festival in Busselton, Western Australia and it works for power duo Sleigh Bells. We caught up with Derek from the band, amidst the 3-day fest down under which also featured hometown [...]

THE SOFT PACK, SLEIGH BELLS: HIT OZ

by pelly The 16-hour flight from L.A. to Sydney can be extremely entertaining (especially if you fly on Virgin), but after watching your third movie in a row, you start thinking “this trip better be worth it.” With shows booked at the Falls Festival, Southbound, and Sunset Sounds, yank bands Sleigh Bells and The Soft [...]

THE ROAD TO PERTH

by pelly Sometimes actions towards a future consequence are made on a fleeting whim or feeling, and then the potential outcome becomes reality. Such is the case with us at QC, as we will be headed down under to Australia for a stint of travel and musical experience. The journey begins tomorrow so we leave [...]

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS WRAP-UP

by eliza czander (reporting from Australia) Splendour In The Grass. What can I say? A piece of my heart, and definitely my mind will forever be left in Byron Bay at the Belongil Fields. As well as about 300 bucks, a few pairs of sunglasses, and arm fulls of glow sticks. Artist: Architecture In Helsinki [...]

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – AUSTRALIA

by eliza czander Splendour in The Grass is only one short week away, and God Damn am I psyched. Kicking off the day this Saturday will be the US band making the LONG trip to Byron Bay, and playing waaay too early. Manchester Orchestra, I thought deserved at least an afternoon slot, but what can [...]

QC GIVEAWAY: BRODY DALLE SIGNED PRINT

by reggie This week’s giveaway is a hot pink, screen printed poster of spiders autographed by Aussie rocker Brody Dalle. Previously of the Distillers, and frequent collaborator with Eagles of Death Metal, Dalle now heads the band Spinnerette. … This video is the title track off their current EP Ghetto Love. … … We had [...]

GIRL TALK IN SYDNEY

by eliza I thought seeing Girl Talk in Sydney would be one of the dopest shows I would ever go to. And from what I’ve learned of Aussies so far, they definitely love to dance and have a good ass time. Anyone who’s ever been to a GT set knows how fired up fans can [...]

QC INTERVIEW: WHITLEY

by eliza czander Quiet Color: You’re music is so beautiful and delicate. It’s hard to believe you were involved in the punk/hardcore music scene when you first started. When did things change for you? What was the inspiration to start writing entirely different music? Whitley: When I was playing in hardcore bands, I was still [...]

QC INTERVIEW: XAVIER RUDD

by eliza czander Xavier Rudd performed at The Nokia Theater in NYC a couple of weeks ago, and like an idiot, I missed it. Instead, I went to Goldfrapp. Sigh. I was, however, lucky enough to chat with him for a few minutes via cell phone Sunday night, and am now super fucking psyched to [...]

WOLFMOTHER SPLIT

by phil miller After just one album, Australian trio, Wolfmother announced their split via press release early this morning. The band issued a statement and cited “longstanding frictions” and “irreconcilable personal and musical differences,” as reasons for the breakup. JOKER AND THE THIEF BY WOLFMOTHER: