June/July ’21 post dump!

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Okay, so June and July were pretty slow months on the posting front. But I spent most of June struggling with a whole bunch of health issues, culminating in an ICU stint and a bunch of other hectic shit in July, which in turn left me me with only the latter half of July to bring almost the entirety of Australian Guitar #144 together, while also working another steady writing job, getting my life back in order, and dealing with some other little tidbits. So I have that excuse!

August has already been a much more eventful month on the writing side, and I’ve picked up another editing job (so now I work three jobs, woo!) so the next post dump will be way more jam-packed, I promise!

‘Til then, I hope you enjoy cringing at all the shit I scribbled up in the articles below!

I’ve decided to embed three songs in this one: “Big Kitten” by Feed Me, from his downright magical new (self-titled) album, “Blackout” by Turnstile, from what I’m almost 100% certain will end up being my favourite album of 2021 (Glow On – keep an eye out for my review here next week, or read it in AG #144), and “Dead Friends” by Clay J Gladstone, which I caught on Triple J one afternoon and have been frothing since.

LITERALLY MY OWN SITE

AFI: Keeping The Flame Alight

The Great Ed Square Snack Crawl Of 2021

BLUNT

10 adorable queer love songs to warm your cold, dead heart

AUSTRALIAN GUITAR (via GUITAR WORLD)

Garbage’s Steve Marker: “It was important to keep the initial spirit that we had when we wrote these songs”

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland and Noodles: “Everything from Smash ’til now seems like it’s all part of the same era”

Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake: “If we share the load, it should mean that we can come up with a stronger album”

Liz Stringer: “I didn’t have any design for the outcome, which was very different to other records I’ve made”

Rag’N’Bone Man: “It feels like we really concentrated on the songs before anything else was done”

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier: “I think humans are pretty shitty sometimes, but we’re as horrible as we are incredible”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey: “I’m having a blast being able to connect more with the audience”

DZ Deathrays’ Shane Parsons and Lachlan Ewbank: “It’s almost like the record opens up as you get further and further into it”

Polish Club’s David Novak: “We’ve moved beyond the OG Polish Club setup”

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on being inspired by Thin Lizzy and working with Kurt Vile

An interview with Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Kyle McMillin

Australian Guitar’s Fresh Frets: Vol. 8

Spotlight: Rosie Tucker

Spotlight: Aston Valladares of Towns

Spotlight: Wallice

Spotlight: Harper Bloom

Spotlight: Saska Brittain of Dulcie

Amends – Tales Of Love, Loss, And Outlaws album review

Sly Withers – Gardens album review

Paper Citizen – Wandering Ghost EP review

Beabadoobee – Our Extended Play EP review

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