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Posted 27 Apr 2017 @ 11:42am

Not content with a special slot at Splendour In The Grass, Julien Baker has locked in a pair of Melbourne sideshows.


This will be Baker's second trip to Australia and follows her widely successful 2016 Sprained Ankle national tour. During the latter part of last year, Baker sold out dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and took to the stage at Mullum, Queenscliff and...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 2:38pm


Pepper Savoys. I imagine they’d be easy to walk past at the store if you didn’t have a personal relationship with them. I think most people expect them to be a dry biscuit, made for retirees who are hoping to spice up their day. But I’m not fooled. They are without doubt the greatest cracker ever built.
Tun Bitters. 30 cans of nicely cooled froth for a wonderful price,...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 2:30pm


What’s your favourite song for inspiration? The opening of At Last by Etta James, the way the strings set up the song is always something I come back to. I would love to make someone feel how I do when I hear that – it makes me melt every time and I become so completely transported into the song that follows. And pretty much anything by Lee Hazlewood, he has the perfect balance of...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:10pm

“When I was growing up in England I listened to pirate radio because they didn’t have community radio,” says Paul Elliot. 


“I’ve always had that love of music that community radio has, as well as the political side, the social side, the community side”. 
Elliot is acutely aware of the difficult financial context within which community radio exists.  And for...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:54pm

“Can you guys please play away from the telephone? I'm trying to do an interview, and I can't hear what the man is asking.”


Damien Charles is many things – an expat Kiwi, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer, an engineer and one half of Castlemaine duo Coda Chroma. Right now, however, he's a father of two – and he's got to lay down the law in order to continue with the former. “...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 9:26am

As Pallbearer continue their worldwide domination in the wake of their third album, they'll be stepping Down Under for a special run of shows.


Slinging their serpentine brand of doom metal, Pallbearer don't know when to stop with every album and every live performance accelerating their acclaim. Fusing a complex mixture of roots sunken in classic prog and '90s alt rock, the...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 12:07pm

For those familiar with British television show The Only Way Is Essex, you’ll understand that the accent can be annoying as heck, grating on the ears like nails on a chalkboard.


But don’t let TOWIE give the entire county a bad rep, because people like Gemma Ray come along with voices so sweet and magical, trepidations about accents are quickly forgotten.

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:44am

Turin Brakes will celebrate their Bluesfest debut this year, showcasing the band’s seventh studio album Lost Property.


One of the finest indie bands of the last decade, Turin Brakes are still going strong after 18 years and multiple world tours.
Ahead of coming to Australia for Bluesfest, Turin Brakes will be performing at the 100 Club in London. “Doing the...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:38pm

Despite his talent, and the sheer volume of praise and support he’s received in his young life, Ben Wright-Smith is softly spoken and completely devoid of ego.


 He stammers as he reflects upon himself and his achievements, the completion and release of his debut album The Great Divorce not greatly affecting how he sees himself on the music scene.
“It’s funny with...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:23pm

Barkly Street  is about a share house in Barkly Street, Brunswick East which began falling down about 30 seconds after Greg and his friends signed the lease. 
"The bridge that fell down" in Happy Birthday Helen is actually about the London Bridge near Port Campbell (now London Arch for obvious reasons) which fell down in 1990.
Tony hit the high note on the backing...


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