Currently living in Sydney, Koral Chandler is one of Adelaide’s most promising musical exports. With her band Koral & The Goodbye Horses, she’s brought dark, slow burning rock music back in Adelaide, with her haunting live shows. As one of South Australian music’s premier personalities, we thought we’d get her thoughts on some of the best popular acts over the past fifty years.
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
The Beatles. The Beatles were my childhood. I wasn’t exposed to The Stones very much growing up so going to see them in concert meant that I was about 100 times more uncontrollably excited to witness their backing vocalist Lisa Fisher sing Gimme Shelter than to see Keif and Mick.
Blondie or Abba?
Blondie for sure. The queen of punk, the first woman to record a rap, the attitude… I don’t know if it could get any better than her.
Joan Jett or Kim Wilde?
Joan Jett. She smashed a LOT more glass ceilings and gender stereotypes than most.
Tom Waits or Nick Cave?
Possibly the hardest one of them all. Two prolific artists who are dark and brooding – you know that’s my soft spot. Can I be like the little taco boy and say ‘why not both?.
Sex Pistols or Blink 182?
Well at least Blink 182’s bass player could actually play his instrument, right?
The Ramones or The Smiths?
The Ramones. This one is for my uncle – the biggest Ramones fan I have met.
Oasis or Blur?
Are you serious? BLUR! My reason: Damon Albarn.
Cold Chisel or INXS?
INXS. Hutchence had something Jimmy will never have – buckets and buckets of sex appeal and so many stage moves.
The Strokes or Nirvana?
Nirvana. Kurt could write songs. Really good songs. Had he not left the world he would’ve written a tonne more. I’m not sure The Strokes had any songs beyond Is This It, did they? If they did, they didn’t… y’know what I mean?
Koral & The Goodbye Horses play GOLD FUSION on January 6th at Published Arthouse. Tix through Oztix.