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Alice Ivy – ‘I’m Dreaming’

Written by on 5 February 2018

A hot summer’s day with a refreshing cool breeze is exactly what listening to Alice Ivy’s debut album I’m Dreaming feels like. I’m Dreaming is a complete artistic adventure from start to finish - with constant sonic references to the reverberations of past and present. Alice Ivy, AKA Annika Schmarsel has spent a hefty portion [...]

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Hockey Dad: On Haunted Houses, Blending In & Weet-Bix

Written by on 30 January 2018

Before you attend a Hockey Dad gig you already know it’s going to be sticky, sweaty and a seriously good time. Backed by his trademark, rhythm-specific head banging and his long-flowing, sun-kissed blonde locks - drummer Billy Fleming, always makes sure it’s a wild night. As the backbone - or should I say backbeat of [...]

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Tiny Little Houses: On Self-Awareness & Millenials

Written by on 10 January 2018

Caleb Karvountzis needed to get away. He needed some down time, some time for self-reflection, and some time to read. “I went on holidays a few years ago for six months and I read all day every day. I was mainly reading philosophy and it changed my perspective on things in life... changed my viewpoints.” [...]

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Good Boy, Neighbourhood Void

Written by on 17 December 2017

15 December, The Lansdowne A rich backstory accompanies Good Boy, as they were lucky enough to take out the 2016 edition of triple j Unearthed’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival competition, earning a performance spot at the 2016 edition of the festival. That led to a slew of triple j certified hits, including Poverty Line and [...]

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Alison Wonderland Scarehouse – Sydney

Written by on 11 December 2017

9 December, Sydney In the words of Manu Crook$ himself, the Wonderland Scarehouse Project was total “CHAOS”. The not-so-secret location turned out to be Eastern Creek (if you googled A$AP Ferg Sydney show three weeks prior to the event, you would have known where the event was going to be held because Google uncovered the [...]

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Methyl Ethel

Written by on 4 December 2017

1 December, Manning Bar A name like Methtyl Ethel demands attention. Derived from Jake Webb’s (lead singer) father who owns a fibreglass company and works with methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. Their live set is about as vivid as the origin of their name. One statement that I’ve always made when it comes to Methyl Ethel [...]

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Manu Crook$: On The Scarehouse Project

Written by on 23 November 2017

When did you know you wanted to make music? About three to four years ago. Prior to that, we were just rapping and having fun and you might say isn’t rapping making music? Yes, to an extent, but there’s a lot of rappers that can’t make music! There’s a difference. What’s the hardest part about [...]

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Betty & Oswald, Tuppaware Party

Written by on 17 November 2017

15 November, The Lansdowne Betty & Oswald are one of those bands. One of those bands where you know it’s going to be a good time, all the time. They rarely disappoint. They played to raucous crowd, who ate their set up. Downstairs the Lansdowne hosted a YASS party to celebrate the YES vote (whoop [...]

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These New South Whales

Written by on 17 October 2017

14 October, The Lansdowne Hotel Nipple tape – that’s really the only introduction to These New South Whales that you will ever need. The show started off with a bang – "We don’t need you anymore," kind of ironic, since the song was written about their bass player who left the band, and is now back in [...]

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