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Interview: Sandi Thom

November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given the raw honesty of her music, perhaps it’s unsurprising that no topic is out of bounds for Sandi Thom. The singer-songwriter was happy to talk to us about everything and anything, with subjects ranging...

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Album Review: El Vy – Return To The Moon

November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

El Vy’s Return To The Moon is an odd beast; a sloping mess that occasionally flirts with greatness, but never quite feels like the sum of its parts. That said, despite the unfocussed nature of...

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About twenty minutes into his set with They Might Be Giants at the Enmore Theatre, John Linnell announced that he was Beyonce. The claim was met with healthy laughter from the crowd, as Linnell and...

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Interview: Janet Devlin

November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given the deluge of Christmas albums that begin flooding the stores this time of the year, one could be forgiven if they rolled their eyes when they learnt about Janet Devlin’s new record, December Daze....

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Given the tear-stained, acerbic nature of the songs contained within It’s Great To Be Alive, a thirty track live album from perennial genre favourites Drive By Truckers, one could be forgiven for assuming the title...

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Interview: Bielfield

November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s perhaps appropriate that Bielfield answered our questions whilst sitting and watching a thunderstorm. After all, there is something torrential – epic, even – about the singer’s new single, Frequency, and the lightshow of the...

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Though there aren’t many human beings on this planet who think of Steve Martin as a musician first and an actor second, that doesn’t change the fact that the silver-haired comedian has released some pretty...

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Interview: Alex G

November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once described as ‘the internet’s best hidden singer/songwriter’ Alex Giannascoli has spent the last few years carving out his own online niche. Like his contemporary Will Toledo – who records under the name Car Seat...

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Album Review: Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although it was constructed in the shadow of great personal pain, Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle is the most uplifting record of the year. An album that was torn into being, it is a singularly traumatised...

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The Half A Cow 25th Birthday show at the Petersham Bowls Club wasn’t just a celebration of a label. It was the celebration of an attitude; a celebration of the distinct mix of cheerful defiance...

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Interview: Martin Courtney

October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given that he is partially responsible for the dreamy sounds of Real Estate and wholly responsible for the beautiful, jangly strains of Many Moons, his first solo record, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Martin Courtney comes...

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October Challenge: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an experiment in pain, an unsettled masterpiece that deliberately tries to upset its audience at every possible turn. It’s less a film and more a physical and emotional endurance test:...

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October Challenge: Dead Ringers

October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A terrifying romance. A transcendental horror film. A gruelling, torturous experience. An uplifting look at the power of love, both romantic and fraternal. Dead Ringers is somehow all of these things at once, and yet...

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