COMA WALL ‘Ursa Minor’ EP Review.

Words Anthony Moore.
Photo Tom McKibbin.

Some songwriters just seem to suit who you are and match your musical personality so perfectly. For me, John Frusciante, Adalita Srsen, and Craig Westwood, among others, all do this. Whether as a part of their respective bands – being loud and more extreme sounding, or when paired back, solo and just more chilled, I know I’ll dig anything they do.

Which brings me to this release. Coma Wall is the acoustic alter-ego of Oxford, UK sludge doom band Undersmile. This release is a bit of a nostalgic trip for Hel (Sterne – vocals, guitar) and Taz (Corona-Brown – vocals, guitar) who wrote the songs in the band that predated Undersmile called Ursa Minor (hence the name of the EP). The songs date back to around 2006/2007, with these demos recorded in 2012. The songs were recorded live with bass and string overdubs added later. Continue reading

JASON PC (DERN RUTLIDGE) Interview.

Words Anthony Moore.

Legendary Melbourne band, Dern Rutlidge, are back to play a one-off gig, so I thought I’d throw a few questions in at bassist Jason PC….

Anthony Moore: Dern Rutlidge are back for a one-off show at The Bendigo Hotel,
Melbourne on Sat 1 Feb, what’s taken so long?

Jason PC: We are old and lazy and our drummer has been living in Thailand for the last 10 years or so. He is back for a holiday with his family so we figured it was a good time to get the band back together… for one night at least.

AM: Will this one be the last ever?

JPC: No idea if it will be the last one, we like each other, we like playing together, it’s just not convenient to do very often. We may do something in another few years to reminisce about the old times etc… its just some fun. We are not here to impress kids or “make anime for ourselves”, we are living on past glories for no reason other than we like to play the songs every now and again. Continue reading