think about it
Your cart is empty
Visit The Shop
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Music

album review: dancehall days, the beautiful girls

Carla Ziino
No comments

The Beautiful Girls’ fifth studio album, ‘Dancehall Days’  does what it claims on the box – it provides the perfect feel-good, toe-tapping music for the Australian summer. Mat McHugh’s eclectic vocals make a welcome return on the crowd-funded album, after the festival favourites’ hiatus. In the band’s down time, McHugh has been ‘’exploring a life’’…
Read more

Friday 15 August 2014
Music

new artist q&a: sophie debattista

Marissa Paine
No comments

Hailing from Malta and calling London home, 19-year-old Sophie Debattista has spent the past few years making a name for herself across the Europe, with prolific support gigs and events giving her considerable experience captivating an audience. Now, she plans to take it to the rest of the world, working with top producers and crafting…
Read more

Thursday 31 July 2014
Music

ep review: bloom, the morning birds

Marissa Paine
No comments

The Morning Birds  ‘Bloom’ isn’t an album you sing along to, or even one you put on when you’re getting ready to go out for the night. It is, however, sonically compelling. ‘Bloom’ is a concept album, brought to life not just by the Californian trio, but by noted DJs from around the world. I’ve…
Read more

Tuesday 29 July 2014
Music

live music review: tUnE-yArDs , howler, 24 july 2014

Bianca Martin
One comment

It has been two and a half years since tUnE-yArDs last came to Australia, and so much has changed for the band since then. They’ve grown both musically and in number with their latest album ‘Nikki-Nack’ and punters were buzzing around the packed-out venue in anticipation of what would come. One-man band Oliver Hugh Perry,…
Read more

Monday 30 June 2014
Arts Music

q&a: teri gender bender, le butcherettes

Eloise Baker
One comment

I recently discovered Le Butcherettes through listening to Teri Gender Bender’s other band Bosnian Rainbows. Now, their new album ‘Cry Is For The Flies’ has been on repeat for the last month. Released on Omar Rodríguez-López’s label, Nadie Sound, the sophomore album is an evolving mix of dark 90s rock, PJ Harvey vocals and punk….
Read more

Monday 16 June 2014
Music Opinion

iggy azalea: the worst thing since elvis presley

Ally Van Schilt
5 comments

In his 2002 hit ‘Without Me’ Eminem famously rapped: ‘I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley to do black music so selfishly, and use it to get myself wealthy.’ Rap music often gets unfairly stereotyped (and often these stereotypes can be very true, but equally often they’re not) as being offensive, misogynist, homophobic and,…
Read more

Saturday 31 May 2014
Arts Comedy Music Theatre

comedy review: supergirly

Brianna Doolan
One comment

    Showing from 27 May – 8 June at the Loft Theatre in Melbourne, Lulu McClatchy’s Supergirly: Return of the Pop Princess is a balance of crude potty mouth, raw Aussie humour and some pretty spot on observations about the popular music industry. Supergirly tells the tale of Lulu McClatchy’s alter ego, Supergirly; an…
Read more

Friday 16 May 2014
Music

music video reviews: like this, al parkinson & our street, mere women

Eloise Baker
No comments

  Like This – Al Parkinson Al’s music will make you smile, cry or both. Whether she’s strumming her uke or a capella, stark and bluesy,  Al’s performances are staggering. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever seen her perform ‘Story Song’. It’s the sensual blues and Johnny Cash simplicity which form the footings…
Read more

Wednesday 14 May 2014
Featured Music Opinion

What Makes a Gentleman* in the Music Business

Leanna de Souza
No comments

*and an Arsehole   “It’s time for women to claim their power in music industry. We are good at it, we are leaders and nurturers, also the women I know in the music industry are some of the funniest, smartest, resourceful and passionate women I have met anywhere.” (YOKO ONO, SYDNEY PRESS CONFERENCE 2013)  …
Read more

Friday 2 May 2014
Music

album review: gold fever, little hurricane

Rachel Barber
No comments

Four years since they first exploded onto the live music scene, wowing audiences with their dirty blues beats and swampy guitar slides, San Diego duo Little Hurricane are back with their newest LP. Currently touring the States with home-grown roots heroes, John Butler Trio, Gold Fever represents the sophomore efforts of a band that has…
Read more

Wednesday 30 April 2014
Music

q&a and ep review: i killed sara v, lowell

Eloise Baker
No comments

  When I first listened to Lowell, it was on my laptop while visiting friends in Newcastle, so predictably what I heard was terrible. Tinny laptop speakers can make a pretty bad first impression. I’m so glad that I then made the effort to listen to this substantial EP, I Killed Sara V through decent…
Read more

Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

in brief: is avril lavigne’s new music video racist?

April Glover
No comments

Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her newest single Hello Kitty, which involves the singer being shadowed by a group of robotic Japanese girls while eating sushi and wearing a lolita cupcake skirt. The song itself, co-written by Lavigne’s husband and Nickelback front-man Chad Kreuger, boasts playful lyrics such as…
Read more

Tuesday 8 April 2014
Featured Music

interview: hayley mary, the jezabels

Ruby Turner
No comments

Australian band The Jezabels have just released their second record, The Brink, and Lip’s Ruby Turner spoke with the effervescent and enthusiastic lead singer Hayley Mary about putting out a new record, feminist music icons and what it means to be an Australian musician. Did you have a particular sound or concept in mind for…
Read more

Wednesday 2 April 2014
Feminism Music

no girl band: haim insulted by ‘medieval’ sexism in music

Ally Van Schilt
2 comments

The band, Haim are quickly garnering both commercial and critical success. Their live performances are outstanding, their album Days are Gone has received gold level sales, as well and critical acclaim by both music journalists and their fellow musicians. Their music has frequently been likened to that of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, and it seems…
Read more