Dublin’s Radio Nova 100 FM broadcast a very well-done 50-minute audio documentary by Ken Sweeney about Australian cult favorites The Go-Betweens a few weeks back.
Tag: The Go-Betweens
A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks. This week: Mojo Nixon, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs, and Robert Forster.
Canadian singer-songwriter Allister Thompson — who has recorded as The Gateless Gate, Twilight Fields and Khan Tengri — later this month will release a tribute to Grant McLennan, a collection of some of Thompson’s favorite songs written by the late Go-Betweens co-founder. Listen to three of the tracks right here.
Domino this fall will release the long-awaited second volume of its G Stands for Go-Betweens box set series, a 10-disc collection — five LPs and five CDs — that covers the Australian band’s output in the second half of the 1980s and will include unreleased live and studio material. Full details right here.
Robert Forster, who co-founded and led the beloved Australian indie-pop combo The Go-Betweens with the late Grant McLennan, will release Inferno — his seventh solo LP and first in four years — next month. Below, you can stream the title track, “Inferno (Brisbane in Summer).”
“The Go-Betweens: Right Here,” director Kriv Stenders’ new documentary about the beloved Australian indie-rock act that premiered last summer at the Sydney Film Festival, can now be seen by fans in the U.S. thanks to a Vimeo streaming deal. The film, previewed below, can be rented for $4.99 or bought for $9.99.
Robert Forster, the surviving co-founder of Australia’s The Go-Betweens, will embark on a book tour of the U.K. and Ireland this September to promote the publication of the paperback edition of “Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens.” Autographed copies can be pre-ordered online.
Director Kriv Stenders’ new documentary on the beloved, if criminally underappreciated, Australian indie-rock act The Go-Betweens will premiere next month at the Sydney Film Festival in the band’s home country, and a new trailer offers fans an early look at the film. See the film’s trailer here.
This week’s new releases include the belated U.S. issue of the new studio album from The Church (“Further/Deeper”), plus a reissue of OMD’s “Junk Culture,” a new Art of Noise compilation, a CD/LP box set of The Go-Betweens’ early work, plus a Stiff Little Fingers live album.
The Church’s Steve Kilbey dropped a New Year’s surprise for fans, releasing a nearly 3-hour documentary that features performances, interviews and “general horsing around” that he filmed during the short 1991 U.S. tour by Jack Frost, his group with Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we head Down Under for this nine-song, 30-minute performance by The Go-Betweens on Australian television show “Rock Arena” that aired in December 1987, about six months after the release of the band’s fifth album, ‘Tallulah.’
This month’s Auto Reverse mixtape includes new music from The Wedding Present and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, plus new remixes of The Cure and Depeche Mode and plenty of old faves by the likes of The Chills, Kraftwerk, Squeeze, Oingo Boingo, The Go-Betweens and many, many more.