Showing posts from September, 2021

Ron Peno

  I’ve seen Ronnie perform many times over the years, and he’s always been a top class performer. Doesn’t matter if he’s playing with Died Pretty at the Forum or in a tiny pub with just him and Cam Butler, the man always gives the exact same balls out performance every time, and what a show he puts on. Ron’s latest LP with the Superstitions, Do you Understand, is one of the year’s best. Seven tracks in under 30 minutes, it’s an LP of life, and all the things that make it, good and bad, accompanied by that beautiful voice of Ron’s, one of the best vocals to come out of Australia. Munster: Do you Understand, the new Superstitions LP dropped yesterday, tell us something about the process for this recording that was different to the other releases? Ron: not much, probably the only difference was I recorded all the vocals in Cam’s apartment, just him and I worked on the vocals. I did all the vocals, including the backing, I had lots of ideas, I was far more comfortable doing it at Cams

Saskia Holling

        Saskia Holling recently released her debut book, Girlsville: the Story of the Delmonas and the Headcoatees, a wonderful bio on two of the most well known bands to have come out of the Medway scene. Some people think of both bands as Billy Childish projects, and while Billy certainly had his fingerprints all over both bands, the book dives deep into the history of both bands, and its members, before and after, and during the bands run. All the ladies of both bands participate in the book and all are given equal time to have their say. While a few other people are interviewed, including Billy Childish, the ladies get most of the air time, as it should be as its their story. What makes Girlsville such a wonderful read is that it’s a loving tribute to two bands that deserves nothing but praise, well researched and Saskia writes from a fans perspective, and while its not necessarily written from her perspective she does throw in her own comment now and then, which for me giv