Shireen Liane

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  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Okay, this one's a no-brainer. Australian Rock. What do these words bring to mind? If you say "Radio Birdman," you need to take off your headphones and look outside. It's 2001. Ditto "The Birthday Party." And Nick Cave/Bad Seeds/Dirty Three haven'...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Tiffany Anders has a pedigree that most indie hopefuls would happily die for. Imagine growing up in the Hipsterville Hills of Los Angeles with respected film director Allison Anders (Gas, Food, Lodging) for a mom. A mom who'd drag you along to see...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Isobel Campbell is the sensitive posh bird on the cover, wearing a cream twinset, looking like a romantic French schoolgirl holding a big fluffy black cat. Argghh! Blond girls and kitties, conservatory trained musicians and a member of Belle and S...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    If the Spice Girls were the pabulum for our Daughters of the Glorious Revolution, Kittie is the bitchy manifestation of their terminally insufferable adolescence. To a generation of girls who raised their spangly braceleted wrists in the girl powe...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Truly original albums are pretty thin on the ground these days. Everything has a genre, everything has a formula, usually in the form of a very tight, narrow sandbox in which steroidal young men fling themselves about and complain about their momm...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Why is it that, while America is a perfect breeding ground, glorious bands like the Shazam always seem to find their true cult followings in Europe, where they are loved, worshiped and adored? Cotton Mather opens for Oasis in Paris, but plays to 4...