Issue 1689

Words by Tom Parker

Editor’s note

As we tip toe into December, Christmas is just over the horizon. It’s time to get your Santa list down and figure out just how nice you’ve been. Who’s your KK and what’s the price limit? Don’t forget to plan your social schedule too, there’ll be Christmas parties aplenty I’m sure.

It’s a seriously busy time for all of us but we’ve cut you some slack, putting together a special gift guide to simplify your ominous Christmas shopping endeavours.

From one festive occasion to another, Thursday January 9 marks the beginning of the next UNIFY Gathering, music’s adored heavy music extravaganza. Taking over Tarwin Lower near Warragul, the likes of Architects, The Ghost Inside, Northlane, Polaris, Dear Seattle and Stray From The Path will perform and we have UK titans Architects in our hood, chatting to us about their love for Australia and its bands. On the comeback trail from bandmember Tom Searle’s passing, their 2019 UNIFY headline slot will be something special.

On top of that, we chatted to Pixies about their new album while the likes of Milky Chance and Lime Cordiale joined us as they gear up for Falls Festival over the New Year. Then there’s comedy with Jo Koy and Tim & Eric and a look into the ethos behind the new electronic album from Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq.

It’s issue 1689 my friends, what are you waiting for?