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Motez: On Triumphing Over Adversity & Looking To ‘The Future’

Written by on 11 August 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Crackling static fused with soft ’90s lounge music resonated through the receiver as I lingered for a greeting from one of Australia’s most pre-eminent producers – Motez Obaidi. Then, finally a soft, yet distinctly ocker “Hullooo” rang through from the other end. I was momentarily surprised by his accent – I had forgotten that Obaidi […]

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Kirin J Callinan: On Being Deadly Serious About Comedy, & The Perks Of Flashing

Written by on 12 July 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kirin J Callinan is one of Sydney’s most provocative and mysterious performers. Making his way through the live music scene alongside the likes of Donny Benet, Callinan is fast becoming one of Australia’s most sought after musical and theatrical exports. With upcoming roles in the second season of Top Of The Lake, his widely-acclaimed second […]

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Q&A

Introducing: Timi Temple

Written by on 24 May 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Answered by: Timothy Lockwood aka Timi Temple Genre: Indie/dance (psychedelic influences) Where do you hail from: Sydney’s North Shore Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Well, my first gig was at six years old on violin at the Sydney Opera House – talk about setting the bar high. My dad plays in an Australiana bush band […]

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Oliver Tank, BATTS

Written by on 8 May 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”6 May, Oxford Art Factory”][vc_column_text]Oliver Tank has been a little MIA on the music scene since 2013’s Slow Motion Music EP. Back with a chimerical debut album and a string of dreamy shows, the Sydney instalment of the tour did not disappoint, as Tank showcased his new show to an intimate crowd. Upon arrival, the […]

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Bag Raiders: On Tales of Gold, Vinyl & Bowling Alleys

Written by on 20 April 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Imagine if you went to a river, in Ballarat or something, and great – you’re mining for gold! You’ve got your pan out sifting through the sand, and THEN a hundred of those Banshee crazy whatever they are military helicopter things come and just dump all the sand of the plains of the Sahara into […]

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The Griswolds: On Bouncing Back From Rock Bottom

Written by on 18 April 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since their 2014 debut LP Be Impressive it’s been nothing short of a wild ride for Sydney-bred rockers The Griswolds. ‘Let’s not be another indie pop band that writes shimmery, shiny, sunny island music’ they decided; a decision that, to most, would signal a the beginning of their new direction. But it was a festival […]

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