hipster philosophies

“We, like, changed our name too. We’re like ‘Rage Against The Sewing Machine’. We’re all about anger, and fashion.”

If you’re in Australia, you may have heard this. It’s all over Triple J and I’m sure is getting a bit of play on community radio. especially in Melbourne. The guys name is The Bedroom Philosopher and he’s a comedy fella and has been doing the Melbourne scene for a fair few years now. Some of you may remember a track called “I’m So Post Modern” from a few years ago…it’s the same dude.

The track itself is pretty funny. Such a great commentary on the whole hipster scene, especially if you’re from Melbourne. He also has a fascination about trams (his last single was called Tram Inspector, this single is based on a tram, his new album (out April 2) and tour is called Songs From The 86 Tram). It’s also really easy to relate to – especially overhearing some poser dude talk about how cool his band is, the fact that only a poser like him could come from Northcote, and the references to the ‘Fitzroy Anti Social Club’ and Flinders Lane grunge bar Pony.

Check out the track below, as well his tour dates. His live band is called The Awkwardstra (!) and features the always awesome Harry Angus of Jackson Jackson and The Cat Empire fame. Also make sure you check out all his other stuff on iTunes.

The Bedroom Philosopher – Northcote (So Hungover)

Northcote (So Hungover) Solo Single Launch dates

Supported by Josh Earl except *


‘Songs From The 86 Tram’

Thursday March 25 to Sunday April 18

Victoria Hotel, Melbourne, 215 Little Collins

$23.50 / $19.50 conc. | Bookings www.ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 660 013

9:45 pm (8:45pm on Sundays & no Mondays)

Wednesday April 28 – The Front Café, Canberra

2 Wattle St, Lyneham – (02) 6249 8453

Doors 8pm. $12 (door sales only)


Thursday April 29 – The Vanguard, Sydney

Doors 6:30PM The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown

Bookings sydneycomedyfest.com.au 02 9020 6966

Wednesday May 5 – Grace Emily, Adelaide

232 Waymouth St, Adelaide. (08) 8231 5500 Doors 8:30pm. $12 (door sales only)

Thursday May 6 – Alley Cat, Hobart

381 Elizabeth St, North Hobart. Tasmania. (03) 62312299 Doors 8pm. $12 (door sales only)

Friday May 7 – Royal Oak, Launceston

14 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania (03) 6331 5346 Doors 8pm $12 (door sales only)

Sunday May 9 – Powerhouse, Brisbane*

119 Lamington St. New Farm

(07) 3358 8600

Free. Headlining ‘Livewired’ Comedy. Starts 6:30pm.

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One response

  1. Daniel

    Clever song spoiled by a reference to Kings of Leon.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM

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