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That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

Posted 6 Jan 2012 @ 10:33am


Relishing the chance to circumvent cleaning her untidy apartment upon answering my call, it is hard to believe singer/songwriter Erika M. Anderson (EMA) is plagued by an “obsession with perfectionism.”



“I’m trying to get better... I definitely think it takes a lot out of me to try and live up to my own standards, but I’m intrinsically motivated to do that,”...

Posted 8 Dec 2011 @ 5:00pm


Hilltop Hoods rap about being rappers, specifically about how awesome it is to be rich, famous rappers on tour. (Note to self: survey Hilltop Hoods albums to determine how many times they have used the phrase “chasin’ the dream”. Feels like a lot.) The problem with this – and really, it is a happy, slick Oz hop tune so I shouldn’t have a problem with it – is that is doesn’t exactly...

Posted 29 Nov 2011 @ 10:06am

After a year of playing festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading, one would expect electro pop band Metronomy to be experts on the festival circuit. Not the case, says lead singer Joseph Mount. "When we did that show at Glastonbury, we were very far away from our comfort zone." On playing festival main stages, he admits, "It's very terrifying but...

Posted 4 Nov 2011 @ 9:03am

When considering what defines a festival or an event as 'extraordinary', thoughts are usually drawn to one crucial question: which artists will be performing? It takes an incredibly unique and groundbreaking venue to become the star attraction of a festival, and KUBIK Melbourne stunningly achieves just that as the flagship program for the second year of Melbourne Music Week. KUBIK - a concept...

Posted 15 Jun 2011 @ 1:35pm

“ I feel like life is all about those ‘little hells’ that you have to get through in order to enjoy the good parts of life,” says Canadian songwriter Dallas Green, reflecting on the title of his latest and perhaps most widely anticipated album under the moniker of City & Colour. “They’re the things that build your character and make you stronger – they make you who you are as a person.”...

Posted 7 Jun 2011 @ 10:46am

I’d hesitate to call my meeting with Shaun Gladwell an interview. ‘Private seminar’ about sums it up. As the London-based, Sydney-bred video artist talks to me about his new Stereo Sequences exhibition at ACMI, I find myself in a truly privileged position. Here I am, being casually schooled by one of Australia’s most remarkable contemporary artists in not only the 1970s heyday of avant-garde...

Posted 2 Jun 2011 @ 5:39pm

It's not easy being a writer. So many hours spent working hard on something... and then what? How do you make it real? After all the hard work, how are you going to turn your dream into a reality? Matt Cohen has just launched his website, Findie, which helps scriptwriters find teams to create films by providing a place for them to share content, ideas and to generally network. So if you're...

Posted 17 May 2011 @ 5:12pm

Calling your opening statement Life Lessons And Drunk Sessions makes perfect sense if you’re The Ramshackle Army. It seems entirely warranted also, that those lessons are being discussed in a pub on a freezing wet Melbourne autumn evening, with the band’s singer Gaz Byrne and violinist Kat Chish in residence. It’s apt, too, as across two hours, this particular drunken session eventually...

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