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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Arts Music

live music review: parades, northcote social club, 15 april 2011

Zahra Khamissa
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Northcote Social Club is like a second home to me. They always have excellent gigs, including residencies (Alpine, Bedroom Philosopher) so it made a great escape out of the rain on a Friday night, and evolved into a warm, shadowy cave when Parades hit the stage. Out of NSW, they are at the end of…
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Wednesday 4 May 2011
Arts Music

album review: snowman, absence

Zahra Khamissa
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By the time you read this, the band known as Snowman will have parted ways, their third album is now their last. Hailing from Perth, and moving to the UK soon after they created a name for themselves, Absence was created between Iceland and Britain supported by the band members who worked tirelessly to piece…
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Wednesday 27 April 2011
Arts Featured Music

interview: oscar + martin

Zahra Khamissa
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So we all know that Melbourne has spawned a very diverse and talented range of musicians. Some have gone international, some have forged bands that are fixtures in your favorite bar, and some just make you really, really happy. Oscar + Martin, who are actually Oscar Slorach-Thorn and Martin King, two guys who did the…
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Wednesday 20 April 2011
Arts Music

interview: no kids

Zahra Khamissa
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No Kids are Justin Kellam, Julia Chirka and Nick Krgovich, from Vancouver. They were three out of the original four-piece band, P:ano. They’re indie-pop. They’re coming to Australia for the Sugar Mountain festival at the end of April. And I got to speak to frontman Nick Krgovich all about it! So how’s the band feeling…
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Friday 15 April 2011
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interview: the aston shuffle

Zahra Khamissa
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The Aston Shuffle have had a great couple of years. Coming out of Canberra in 2006, they started off remixing tracks and managed to take over the Australian club scene in the span of a year. They began this year alongside David Guetta, went on a flaming single tour and are close to releasing their…
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Wednesday 13 April 2011
Arts Featured Music

live music review: the holidays, east brunswick club, april 10 2011

Zahra Khamissa
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Only just back from their wild trip in Texas for the recent SXSW festival, The Holidays are on the road again for their Seven Million Mornings tour. These four Sydney students have come a long, long way, and their showmanship and sound quality is a testament to that. You can tell that they have a…
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Friday 8 April 2011
Arts Music

album review: pets with pets, saturday aquatic pixie acid

Zahra Khamissa
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With an album title quite as spectacular as that, you wouldn’t really know what to expect, except for something bordering the weird and wonderful. Pets With Pets (Viscount Zayd Thring and Jonox Edmonds) are the eclectic Melbourne duo behind the six-track Krautrock/post-punk debut album that was named after a combination of song titles. You can…
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Wednesday 30 March 2011
Arts Featured Music

interview: collarbones

Zahra Khamissa
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I had the privilege to speak to Travis Cook, one half of electronica duo Collarbones (along with Marcus Whale), about the recent release of their debut album Iconography (which you can read a review of here) and their upcoming national tour. They’ve been around since 2007, mixing over the internet, and are ready to finally…
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Friday 25 March 2011
Music

album review: oscar + martin, for you

Zahra Khamissa
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What genre would you call boppy, squiggly electronica, with hip-hop beats and a comfortably inconsistent rhythm? Yeah, it got me too. This sets Oscar + Martin apart from the other nu-wave, minimalist bands that Melbourne seems to be teeming with. They have found their niche in the local scene with bands like Seekae, Rat vs…
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Friday 11 March 2011
Music

album review: auditorium, be brave

Zahra Khamissa
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Listening to Be Brave, debut album by Auditorium, was sort of like homework. You know, when you don’t quite understand it in the beginning, go back, check your references, and then you unpeel the layers and it all starts to make sense. But unlike homework, it is hauntingly beautiful. Critics say they can hear Muse,…
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
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interview: the holidays

Zahra Khamissa
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The Holidays have had a great year, or a great few years. Two EPs and a highly acclaimed debut album have put them at the top of the heap of Australia’s indie music scene. Post Paradise was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and won the Red Bull Award for Best Debut Album. Coming off…
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Friday 25 February 2011
Music

album review: radiohead, the king of limbs

Zahra Khamissa
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When the news broke of The King of Limbs, Radioheads 8th album, I can only assume that fireworks went off in the heads of many fans. Only four days to go, it was nail-biting suspense. For those of you who keep up with Twitter, it had become a Radiohead explosion, myriad of exclamation marks and…
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Music

album review: adele, 21

Zahra Khamissa
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A few of you may have heard of Adele Adkins. Her unbelievable voice, vibrant personality and modesty won us over back in 2008 with her debut album ‘19’, showing the world that spunky Brit-soul has some new found fire. Going back and listening to ’19′ you can tell that she had only just tapped into…
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