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Ocean Alley – ‘Chiaroscuro’

Written by on 13 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8296″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Imagine you’re eating a pie. Not just any old pie. You’re sinking your teeth into a wavy slice of groovy-licious pie. The flavours on your tongue taste colourful whilst you’re chewing. You swallow and it’s gone. Your cravings for another piece grow strongly and you would do just about anything for […]

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POW! Negro – ‘Jasmine & Licorice’ EP

Written by on 27 July 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4585″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Holy smokes! Fremantle has been brewing up one hell of a psychedelic, hip hop explosion to shake our booties to! Funky six-piece group POW! Negro have followed up two smoothly sublime singles with their debut EP – a jazzy number dubbed Jasmine & Licorice. The six tracks are a fluid mixture of foot-stomping rhythms, […]

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True Vibenation, Project Collective Ska, DJ Krystal Diola

Written by on 30 May 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”27 May, Factory Theatre” color=”white”][vc_column_text]Australian hip hop, once known as a white male club, has evolved in leaps and bounds, imaginatively overlapping with jazz, EDM, reggae, dub and world music. A group from Sydney’s inner-West who are the perfect exponent of this fusion is the three-piece outfit True Vibenation. The trio have played countless shows around Australia, but last year was […]

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Bootleg Rascal: On Jimmy The Hand, Improv Shows & Tour Life With STIFI

Written by on 26 May 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Don’t let the band name fool you – they’re not here to sell you pirated DVDs. Bootleg Rascal are some of Australia’s most rhythmical, resonating and rousing hip hop and reggae-fusion masters. Since forming in mid-2013, the boys have released a string of killer singles, toured relentlessly and delivered a debut album that could easily be the […]

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The Bennies: On Cannabis Culture, Smashing Barriers & ‘Scuba-Driving’

Written by on 11 April 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“This could be the interview of yours and my lifetime,” says Anty Horgan. “Just don’t die,” I say. “It might be the last one you ever do.” Horgan, the lead singer of The Bennies, has forgotten our session. This is refreshing. Everyone is always on time! I’d scrambled for my last interview with Bec Sandridge, […]

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Caravãna Sun: On Big Prisms, Airports & Rural Australia

Written by on 3 April 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After releasing their third record Guerrilla Club in September last year, Caravãna Sun spared no time before shooting off on whirlwind international tour. They played over 120 shows in nine countries before returning home with new single Whale Song, which they’re currently touring around Australia. When I finally caught up with the lead singer Luke […]

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Caravãna Sun – ‘Guerrilla Club’

Written by on 2 April 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3404″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Ethereal trumpet licks and delicately balanced piano accompaniment is not typically associated with ska or New Age reggae – but then again, there’s nothing typical about Caravãna Sun. Their unabashed, unorthodox approach to this genre may have seemingly gentrified ska in one fell swoop; exposing its accessibility to a modern Australian music crowd […]

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