Author: Max Lewis

Max is in his final year of a music major at Macquarie University. In between Executively Producing for 2ser community radio and sleuthing for Grapeshot magazine, he writes about music, and listens to it too. From pop, to experimental techno, to goregrind, Max is bound to like whatever he comes across. He tweets at @maxjlewis1 and writes at maxlewiswordman.com
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LINKIN PARK GOES COMMERCIAL WITH ONE MORE LIGHT – BUT DOES IT WORK?

Linkin Park are a rock band from California who burst onto the scene with Hybrid Theory in 2000. I’m ashamed willing to admit that their debut is probably on my ‘all time favourite album’ list due to how young me thought it was the coolest god-damn thing in the world. I would play my CD constantly on a walkman and force my Dad to listen to it on car-trips. I wanted to be vocalist Chester Bennington when I grew up. The unique blend of alternative rock, metal and electronic elements makes it a guilty pleasure listen for me even now, where more pretentious me can say I enjoy it for the good production and clever songwriting.

Flash-forward to 2017 and the band is copping flak from fans and press alike with their new album One More Light. Many have accused them of selling out with a drastically different pop sound totally unlike anything they have done before. I stopped listening to Linkin Park around the time Minutes to Midnight came out, so I thought this new, critically divisive album would be the perfect time to dip my toes back in.

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LISTEN TO KITE STRING TRIANGLE’S NEW SINGLE FT RUDIMENTAL + NEW ALBUM DEETS

On the eve of his upcoming show at Splendour in the Grass, ARIA nominated artist Kite String Triangle has just announced his upcoming debut (and self titled) album with the release of a new single. It’s called ‘The Prize’ and it features Bridgette Amofah, who you might know better as Rudimental.

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AFI ANNOUNCES THEIR FIRST AUSSIE TOUR IN 10 YEARS W/ BASEMENT & INTROVERT!

It’s been a long ten years for Aussie fans of the Utah-based alt-rock band AFI (A Fire Inside). Off the back of their self titled album (dubbed The Blood Album by fans), the group are taking their dark tunes down-under in September, to be supported by UK band Basement and homegrown act Introvert.

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SLUMBERJACK TEAMS UP WITH K.FLAY TO COVER M.I.A + ANNOUNCES OPENING ACTS FOR AUS TOUR + ADELAIDE SHOW!

There’s a lot of good news for fans of the Australian Electronic duo Slumberjack – they’ve performed live on Triple J’s Like a Version, announced the opening acts for their national tour, and announced an Adelaide show!