Ov Pain

Posted 12:03pm Sunday 13th August 2017

I’m not from here. Most of the people from where I’m from migrate north to the oily plains of Melbourne. It’s a rite of passage and sign of artistic commitment, or the need for restaurants open after 10pm, departure lounges teeming with tortured fortune seekers, or the guarantee of Read more...

‘Non Compos Mentis’ the debut album from I.E. Crazy

Posted 12:18pm Sunday 14th May 2017

Once upon a time a younger unfamiliar version of myself left an empty buckets worth of die cast miniature cars in the long grass in our backyard. This silent convoy was uncovered by my dad as he was pushing about our two-stroke suburban Sunday soundtrack machine. Without notice, small colourful Read more...

Provisionally Listed: ‘Morningside’ (specifically ‘Friends’) by Fazerdaze

Posted 12:17pm Sunday 30th April 2017

Never judge an album by your laptop speakers. And NO I’m not talking about digital vs. analogue or the fucking warm sound your petroleum based non-renewable vinyl records make. But let’s have a quick chat about that before we begin. Once upon a time, and by time I mean ten years, not Read more...

Bad Vibes

Posted 1:20pm Sunday 9th April 2017

It’s 1998. Some of you are being conceived. Possibly to Cher’s ‘Believe’. Like a stylus scribing a sound onto a wax cylinder this song is imprinted in your DNA. Deal with it. Cher, like Madonna that very year, we’re moving into a lyrically modest danceable club anthem Read more...

Strange Dreams

Posted 1:27pm Sunday 26th March 2017

Album: Strange Dreams Artists: Motte Some time back there was a memorable performance in my hometown; someone was using loops to construct a soundscape of weird vocals. I can’t remember the name of the group, but I do remember the Hitchcockian scene as the loud repetitive squawking Read more...

‘Beautiful Mire’ -The River Jesters

Posted 1:51pm Sunday 12th March 2017

I had to throw away the bean metaphor. It wasn’t working. I was trying to say something about the bleak future of modern rock. Can anything really exciting and new come out of this genre? And by saying new I don’t mean NEW NEW because rock ‘n’ roll is locked down to Read more...

Music Interview: Still // Alone

Posted 12:22pm Sunday 5th March 2017

Penelope Trappes and Stephen Hindman are The Golden Filter, a UK-based electronic duo who hail from Australia (Trappes) and the US (Hindman). Their latest sonic offering is STILL // ALONE, an album that is divided into two distinct parts, and was recorded in old studio spaces across the Read more...

Introducing the Music Editors

Posted 12:59pm Sunday 26th February 2017

SIDE A: Welcome to the first 2017 issue of the music section. Your previous music editor, accomplished writer and journalist, songwriter of New Zealand’s most beloved band, and voice of a generation: Millie Lovelock, has vacated her post at Critic. Big shoes to fill… Who am I? Read more...

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Reg Norris

Music Editor