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WATCH: Lou Reed ‘Perfect Day’ (Twin Shadow Cover)

We all experienced the end of an era with the devastating news that The Velvet Underground founder/poet/all round legend LOU REED passed away just the other night.


FLASHBACK: Lou Reed 1942 – 2013

Whether you’re a die hard fan of The Velvet Underground, are a proud owner of Between Thought and Expression or are only aware of ‘Walk On The Wild Side’, I place no doubt in my mind that we’ve all come across the work of LOU REED at some point or continuation of our lives.


Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings Announce New Album

Brooklyn eight piece SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS are best recognised for their big sound infused with a combination of soul and funk elements.


FLASHBACK: The Velvet Underground

If you’re a music head, you’ll know that sometime in your life the question is always asked.


REVIEW: Metric ‘Synthetica’

‘I’m just as fucked up as they say,’ croons Emily Haines, the star behind Canadian powerhouse METRIC.


TOP FIVES: Matt Nielson

Introducing Matt Nielson, Melbourne writer and all-round quirky PURPLE SNEAKERS contributor extraordinaire… “Because you don’t really know who I am and have no reason to listen to me, I’ve included some brief explanations for my choices in each category.