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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Featured Music Opinion

What Makes a Gentleman* in the Music Business

Leanna de Souza
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*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)  …
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Friday 2 May 2014
Music

album review: gold fever, little hurricane

Rachel Barber
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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…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Music

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

Eloise Baker
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  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…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

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

April Glover
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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…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Featured Music

interview: hayley mary, the jezabels

Ruby Turner
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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…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Feminism Music

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

Ally Van Schilt
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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…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Music

live music review: i know leopard, the workers club, 27 march 2014

Rhiannon Tuffield
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Photo by: Rhiannon Tuffeild Tiny candles and the odd light bulb line the wood-panelled, cork walls of the dimly-lit gig room at The Workers Club. It’s five minutes past eight and the first supporting act of I Know Leopard are echoing calm, acoustic melodies to a small, scattered crowd. Little Dreamer, a four-piece band with…
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Music

album review: going to hell, the pretty reckless

Tessa Ryan
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If you know Taylor Momsen from Gossip Girl but aren’t familiar with The Pretty Reckless, you might be surprised to know that it’s her voice you’re hearing when you press play. She is often compared to Courtney Love, perhaps because she’s a blonde with feisty vocals and killer stage presence. The Pretty Reckless made a…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
Music

album review: st. vincent, st. vincent

Tessa Ryan
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You might know her by the name Annie Clark. Maybe you recognise her as that wild-haired sister who knows her way up and down a fretboard. Perhaps you don’t yet know her at all. If not, it would be worth getting acquainted. St. Vincent has just unleashed the aural force that is her fourth studio…
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Music

album review: voices, phantogram

Eloise Baker
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  Released late February, Phantogram’s Voices evokes a warning or premonition, with its soaring synths, determined vocals, sharp hip-hop beats and the frequent themes of death, stars, love and dreams. Similar to the Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile, it makes you feel as though you are moving even when you’re not. A complex and…
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Friday 14 February 2014
Featured Music

interview: appleonia

Marissa Paine
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Appleonia (Jessica Kahn in her downtime) is literally feeding people with music. The singer, born in Argentina, bred in Australia, has developed a model that she says is a ‘win win’. For every free album ‘bought’, Vittoria Coffee has committed to donating the monetary equivalent of three meals to OzHarvest, a non-for-profit that takes excess…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Music

ep review: weird season, major leagues

Bianca Martin
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  Weird Season is the debut EP from Brisbane four-piece Major Leagues, a shoegaze/dream-pop band relatively new on the music scene. This EP doesn’t sound like a debut release though, instead sounding like an offering from a seasoned band. Opening with the fuzzy guitar and sweet vocals of ‘Silver Tides’, you’re immediately drawn into the…
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Music

ep review: broods ep, broods

Marissa Paine
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With the Broods EP, Georgia and Caleb Nott prove – like so many before them – that something special happens when you make music with your sibling. Maybe it’s that thicker than water bond or maybe it’s the fact that if anyone can tell you off, it’s your family, but there is a harmony to…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Art Arts Culture Music Opinion

festival review: mona foma

Audrey K. Hulm
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Mona Foma (or MOFO) is the summer art and music festival hosted by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as Mona). Held each year in January, the festival has a national reputation and is considered to be a stalwart of Tasmania’s cultural fabric. Reviewing a whole festival is a difficult task- every aspect…
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