Sounds


^ She & Him.

2009 music survey;

What song sums up 2009 for you?
Funny Little Frog - Belle & Sebastian.

What albums did you listen to over and over?
- 500 Days of Summer Sountrack
- Emotionalism by The Avett Brothers
- Alopecia and Elephant Eyelash by Why?
- The Hazards of Love - The Decemberists
- Memories and Dust & Feeding the Wolves by Josh Pyke.


^ Josh Pyke.

What was the best gig you went to?
I didn't see much this year, but I did have a ticket to see Tim Minchin, Ladyhawke and Why? gifted to me and they were all glorious.

What songs did you have on repeat?
- Rubber Traits by Why?
- Forget Her by Jeff Buckley
- The Doldrums by Josh Pyke
- Tightrope by Yeasayer
- The Ballad of Love and Hate by The Avett Brothers
- Oh No by Andrew Bird
- Wrapped In Piano Strings by Radical Face
- Growing With Love by George
- The Hollows by Why?
- Blood Bank by Bon Iver
- Glass by Bat For Lashes
- The Vowels Part 2 by Why?
- Boy With The Thorn In His Side by Jeff Buckley
- I Know It's Over by The Smiths


^ The Avett Brothers.

What was your best musical discovery this year?
Why? (again), The Avett Brothers, Josh Pyke, Fionn Regan, Grizzly Bear, Neko Case, Bat For Lashes, Andrew Bird, Belle & Sebastian, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, many more.

What 5 musicians/bands did you listen to the most?
According to Last.fm, I listened to most (in this order): Why?, Josh Pyke, Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie & Jeff Buckley.

What was the best CD you bought?
I rarely buy CDs, but C does so that counts right? He bought Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear and it was great.


^ Death Cab For Cutie.

Did you buy any music DVDs this year?
I don't think so.

What are the best lyrics you heard this year?
Absolutely everything by Why?. That guy is a lyrical maniac.

Did you stop liking any musicians/bands?
Less heavy stuff, more 'quiet is the new loud' stuff.


^ Kate Miller-Heidke.

Did you learn an instrument this year? If so, did you play any gigs?
I didn't play much, but I think I played two or three gigs.

What band did you hate this year?
Nickelback is always up the top of that list for me.

Did you have a musical guilty pleasure this year?
...Rah rah ah ah ah roma roma ma ga ga ooh la la.


^ Bat For Lashes.

What was the worst song of the year?
I didn't listen to mainstream radio or video shows so I was probably sheltered from the brunt of it. 'Party In The USA' by Miley Cyrus gets burnt on my brain and I can't get it out of my head, so I hate it for that.

What was the coolest music video you saw this year?
Totally out of my music taste, but the video for Bad Romance by Lady Gaga is pretty bizarre.

Did you watch Idol/the arias/grammys/mtv awards?
The Arias sucked. Idol is my guilty pleasure.


^ Neko Case.

What was the worst musical comeback of the past year?
I can't think of any. Oh wait, I heard Creed reformed this year, that sucks.

What was the best musical comeback of the year?
I can't think of any.

Who were your favourite female vocalists?
Neko Case, Katie Noonan, Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes), Leslie Feist, Clare Bowditch, Zooey Deschanel (She & Him), Adele, Duffy, Kate Miller-Heidke.

Who were your favourite male vocalists?
Angus Stone, Yoni Wolf (Why?), Steven Morrissey, Josh Pyke, Jeff Buckley, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), The Avett Brothers, Glen Hansard, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe (Kings of Convenience).


^ The Decemberists.

What radio station did you listen to most?
None.

What was the biggest band you saw this year?
Eh, I didn't see anything really big. I saw Def Leppard this time last year though, ha.

If you have one, how often did you listen your iPod/mp3 player this year?
My mum gave me an iPod for my birthday, I don't use it much, I just used the stereo.

What was your favourite soundtrack to a film this year?
The 500 Days of Summer soundtrack has had a lot of plays for me this year.


^ Why?.

What was your favourite music themed film you saw this year?
I watched Boyzvoice last night actually, it was funny.

What was the best local band you heard/saw this year?
Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil Merchants never disappoint.

Did you meet any famous musicians?
Does Wes Carr count? Ha.


^ Kings of Convenience.

Did you put up any music posters around your room/house?
I picked up a sweet Why? poster the other day.

Totalled, how much do you think you spent on music this year (cds, merch, tickets, etc)?
Not much, I'd love to have more money for that kind of thing.

What type of music did you find yourself listening to most this year?
'Quiet is the new loud' kind of stuff, soft rock, some hip hop.

Best song to be happy to you listened to this year?
It's an oldie, but I love 'You Make My Dreams' by Hall and Oates. So feel good.

Best song to be sad to you listened to this year?
Lover Spit by Feist.


^ Iron & Wine.

Band/singer with the best style this year?
I still love Kate Miller-Heidke's style.

What shows are you looking forward to in the new year?
Lots that I can't afford.

Did you buy any band merchandise this year?
Nothing I can recall. I really wanted a Why? shirt but my bank account said no.

Did you pirate any music this year?
Indeed...


^ Feist.

Did you miss out on going to any really good concerts this year?
Probably a whole heap, but I'd rather pretend I don't know.

What was the last gig you went to?
Why? at the Annandale.

How many songs are on your computer/itunes?
A few thousand.

What are you listening to now?
Now, Now by St. Vincent.