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VIVID: Touch Sensitive For Eye Live Project

Written by on 5 June 2017

2 June, Sydney Tower Eye Touch Sensitive, Vivid, Sydney Tower, night-time, great times. Oh you want more than that? Ok - let's try this again: Have you ever tried to get to the Sydney Tower? You think it'll be easy, right? It's a bloody great spear thrusting out of the middle of the city. Surely you'll [...]

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In Hearts Wake – ‘Ark’

Written by on 22 May 2017

Before we properly  delve into Ark, permit me to take a moment to paint a history of metal, and In Hearts  Wake's place  in  it. I remember [back  in  my day, sonny] when metal started for me  in  the mid-2000s. Someone showed a younger  me a breakdown from Parkway Drive's Killing With A Smile and I fell  in love with the [...]

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Hellions: On Boat Jail & Dealing With Tough Feedback

Written by on 10 May 2017

 Fresh home from their whopping European tour and currently headlining a run of Aussie shows celebrating their most recent album, Opera Oblivia, Hellions continue to go from strength to strength. Sydney local and guitarist/singer of the band, Matt Gravolin, hops on the blower to talk about living it up on the road, singing live for the first time and [...]

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Grenadiers: On Setting Shit On Fire & Their New Record

Written by on 2 May 2017

"Loud, sloppy, energetic punk" - that's how frontman Jesse Coulter of Grenadiers describes his own music. He has wandered off to a quiet spot while waiting for Against Me! to play Groovin The Moo in Maitland, and between sets he lavishes me with tales of touring, personal politics, and that one time they accidentally started a fire [...]

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Pond – ‘The Weather’

Written by on 27 April 2017

Do you ever look up at the stars and wonder - who will be our generation’s Rolling Stones, our Beatles, our Eagles? In 40 years, when we're in the twilight of life and looking back at music from our youth, who will be remembered, and who lost to the fog of time? Personally, I think [...]

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Thundamentals: On Saying ‘Fuck It’ & Writing Love Songs

Written by on 4 April 2017

The term ‘Aussie hip hop’ has gotten a bad wrap over the decades – these days you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who readily identifies with the phrase. But hip hop in Australia has undergone a total re-vamp over the past few years. A cross-pollination of sounds and influences blossomed, changing the way we [...]

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