The Go-Betweens

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Robert Forster: The Candle and the Flame review – bittersweet songs with added resonance
This home-recorded album from the Australian singer-songwriter is at once premonitory and healing – and very much a family affair

Kitty Empire

05, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Robert Forster: The Candle and the Flame review – intimate and life-affirming
Made in the wake of his wife and musical partner Karin Bäumler’s diagnosis with ovarian cancer, Forster’s eighth solo album is startling in its quiet power

Andrew Stafford

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Robert Forster: Venus by Television is the most perfect song of all time
The former Go-Betweens frontman recounts how, as a teenager, he fell under the spell of Television’s album Marquee Moon

Robert Forster

01, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Go-Betweens’ Lindy Morrison: I’ll never forget playing Roskilde, when chaos hit the Hoodoo Gurus
A potent cookie, a broken lift and a band on the brink take the drummer into surprising new territory at the Danish festival

Lindy Morrison

03, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Robert Forster: Inferno review – loads of atmosphere and dry Brisbane wit
Former Go-Betweens frontman’s seventh solo album might be an acquired taste but nevertheless gets under your skin

Andrew Stafford

28, Feb, 2019 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s a widely misunderstood song’: how the Go-Betweens made Streets of Your Town
Is the winner of Guardian Australia’s Songs of Brisbane poll about Brisbane? Even band members aren’t sure

Andrew Stafford

19, Sep, 2018 @10:57 PM

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Go-Betweens' Streets of Your Town takes out top spot in Songs of Brisbane poll
The Saints come in second with (I’m) Stranded and the Go-Betweens’ Cattle and Cane is in third place

Alexandra Spring

19, Sep, 2018 @10:10 PM

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Go-Betweens' Lindy Morrison: Brisbane in the late 70s was fast and furious
Cops ruled the streets and many fled to Sydney. Lindy Morrison stayed to vent anger in all-female punk band Zero

Lindy Morrison

07, Sep, 2018 @11:57 PM

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Brisbane: brave music from a city that keeps pulling people back in | Andrew Stafford
As Guardian Australia asks readers to vote for the best Brisbane song of all time, Andrew Stafford spotlights the legacy and sound of music in the city

Andrew Stafford

03, Sep, 2018 @8:30 PM

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Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue
With Australia’s live music scene struggling to survive, Brisbane’s promoters are using open and alcohol-free gigs to attract younger music lovers. Will it work?

Andrew Stafford

10, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How I fell in love with the Go-Betweens | Pádraig Collins
Seeing the Go-Betweens live for the first time was probably as close as I’ll ever get to a religious experience. Their lyrics still speak to me in middle age

Pádraig Collins

08, Jan, 2018 @1:38 AM

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Jen Cloher review – a slow-burning masterpiece from a first-class songwriter
With a poet’s eye for details and the musical ear of a life spent wallowing in rock’n’roll, Cloher has well and truly come out of the shadows

Andrew Stafford

10, Aug, 2017 @6:00 PM

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