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Posted 24 Apr 2012 @ 10:44am


For some bands, a record is simply an entree into a live experience; for others, a live event can never capture the complexity of a studio output.  In Black Cobra guitarist Jason Landrian’s mind, to truly appreciate the band it’s important to experience and appreciate both their live and recorded product. “I think if you just see the band live, that's okay, but you're missing out on...

Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 10:02am


Call them “awkward” as much as you like, but the simple truth is that San Cisco know how to work their magic – and they’ve proven that. Entering triple j’s Unearthed Competition because “it’s just something that you do now”, the Fremantle foursome have gone from strength to strength since uploading their song on the program. Speaking to the band’s drummer, and only female member,...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 10:22am


Speaking from his hotel in Turin at The Big Snow – a snowboarding festival where he is playing – Zomboy explains that he is working on new music and looking out onto one of the most amazing views he’s ever experienced. “In fact, let me take a picture so you can see,” he says. Before I know it, there is a picturesque snow covered chateau with beautiful tinges of green and brown in my...

Posted 5 Apr 2012 @ 5:01pm

It was happenstance, and a latent passion for Chet Baker’s twisted, tortured and emotive brand of jazz that led Melbourne musician Nick Murphy to adopt the name Chet Faker as the nom de plume for his electronic-beat-pop outfit. While Murphy is adamant that Chet Faker is largely Nick Murphy under a convenient pseudonym, he does concede that it’s reasonable to assume Chet Faker is an alternative...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 1:15pm

Sarah Kendall just had the worst flight from London to Melbourne. You know when you get on a plane and see a mum with a toddler who's out of control, she asks? And everyone's thinking, don’t sit next to me?


The audience murmurs in sympathy, thinking how awful it must have been to sit through a 24-hour flight next to someone else's toddler.
But there’s a twist: “...

Posted 22 Mar 2012 @ 6:56am


It might have taken five albums to build up his profile to this level, but check out his latest work on YouTube to understand why it all takes time. A video like Traumatic Cinema can seemingly change your outlook and point of view towards Aussie hip hop in three fleeting minutes. One of the darkest and most creative clips you’ll see in some time, Traumatic Cinema describes the life of...

Posted 24 Feb 2012 @ 7:37am


There were a number of signature looks and sounds of the early ‘90s. Sure, there was flannel and grunge, but in my mind there were also girls that looked like Winona Ryder and the sound of Concrete Blonde. This may just be due to a tangle of associations, given Winona was inHeathers with Christian Slater, who was in Pump Up The Volume which featured Concrete Blonde covering Leonard...

Posted 23 Feb 2012 @ 9:52am


Mention Scotland in front of anybody who proclaims to be a dance music enthusiast, and you’re likely to have Danny Boyle’s cult-classic film remake of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting mentioned at some point. The story of a rag-tag bunch of junkies caught in the shackles of heroin addiction, its soundtrack (featuring the likes of Leftfield, New Order and Underworld with their breakout...

Posted 15 Feb 2012 @ 1:57pm


“I think that years go by quicker as you get older,” tells writer and director of Any Questions For Ben? Rob Sitch, the first feature film from the Working Dog team (The Castle, The Dish) in over a decade. When asked why it has taken so long for them to create a new feature, Sitch, who co-wrote the film with his usual collaborators Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner, explains that other...

Posted 19 Jan 2012 @ 12:48pm

What’s your name then? Oh. And the name of your band…

The band's name is Monkey’s Pirate and our names are Jolley and Nathaniel. However, our sea fairing names be Captain KrackSpanna and the Pleasure Carrot. Nathaniel has an uncomfortably red beard and Pleasure Carrot is the least offence of his nicknames.


And what do you do?

Roots. Our sound is an eclectic mix of...


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