Selling out shows throughout Europe, mixing heavy blues, stoner and psych rock, there’s something quite Australian about Palace Of The King. Could it be the car they inspire, or which inspired them, I ask singer Tim Henwood. Tim Henwood is on the road from Torquay, where he lives, and unafraid as I am of clichés I ask if he – full-throated front man for a power drive rock band, Palace Of The King, which could put a hairy chest on a brick wall - is in fact driving a panel van.
The best songs of the year? Quite possibly. The songs I played the most, sang the most, enjoyed the most this year? Definitely. Many of them come from collections which will appear on the list of the best/favourite albums of the year. Not surprisingly. All of them exist independently though. Cracking power plays, strong final statements, quite beautiful and sad moments, slinky sensuous grooves and not one sign of Fergie, Meghan Trainor or Shannon Bloody Noll. Instead there’s
If you were anywhere near me this year you'd have heard these songs coming from my room, car, headphones or - if you were really unlucky - my singing along. Trends? Patterns? Foibles? Maybe - knock yourselves out if you want and let me know if these tell you anything about me or 2015. But more likely they are just songs which tripped me up and held my attention. Repeatedly. And I didn't even include older songs that came into, or back into, my life this year like the 752 vers