Courtney Barnett never planned to be a commercial success. She’s a DIY rocker from Melbourne, after all. But now that her excellent debut album shattered anyone’s wildest expectations (even scoring a Grammy nod), Barnett finds herself in the throes of the difficult sophomore record. Her move? Write a song called “Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence.”
You could see Courtney Barnett dressing up as Cousin Itt for Halloween. On a Tuesday night in L.A.'s Echo Park, she’s onstage,...
Meet Goat Girl, a promising new band reviving guitar rock south of the Thames.Since debuting in 2016, the London quartet has built a reputation as an excellent live act with a handful of short, snappy songs that play out like entertaining vignettes of their young lives in the city. The few interviews that exist portray a post-Brexit sense of rebellion among them, juxtaposed with malaise and mystery; instead of exposing their real names, they’ve given themselves bizarre joke ones (Clottie Crea...
Franz Ferdinand Nearly Called It Quits—And Came Back Brasher and Gutsier Than Ever
The Glaswegian band returns with their new album, Always Ascending, and a newfound sense of purpose.
Back in 2005, a then-quartet from Glasgow, Scotland named Franz Ferdinand was opening for U2 on their Vertigo Tour, one of the highest grossing tours of all time. They were told that under no circumstance should they use Bono's so-called “ego ramp”—a catwalk extending into the audience—during their own performan...
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