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Issue 1625

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

Fourteen years on and British India are still going strong – fourteen years on and their hair is still going strong too. They’re about to hit the road to celebrate their single ‘Midnight Homie’ and if the lyrics are anything to go by – “My friends are better than your best friends / My night is better than your whole life” – things are going pretty damn well for the Melbourne lads. Okay, so the lyrics are actually a social commentary, but just check out our chat with frontman Declan Melia and you’ll see that they are having the time of their lives right now.

We’ve got a pretty jampacked mag here for you – filled to the brim with bits and pieces for everyone’s tastes. Film buffs? We’ve got you covered. Jazz enthusiasts? You’re sorted too. Ready to learn a new skill? Yep, that’s in here too. We’re only scratching the surface, but if I gave it all away here, why would you keep turning the page?

Also shout out to all mums and mother-figures, you all do such a bloody brilliant job, and if your children are anything like me, you also show the utmost patience and love, sometimes in very trying times.  Thanks for encouraging your children’s artistic endeavours – be it music or writing, theatre or comedy – if you didn’t encourage it, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about in these here pages. You’re the best.