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Thursday 26 March 2015
Music

album review: pretend you’re mine, pearls

Tessa Ryan
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Melbourne band Pearls has just released an album that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners. For a debut album to make such a bold statement about a band’s identity is a huge achievement in itself, but Ellice, Cass and Ryan have made the task seem a lot easier than it probably is. Seemingly…
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Music

album review: sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit, courtney barnett

Eloise Baker
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My interest in Courtney Barnett was first piqued because she reminded me of fellow Melbournians, Lower Plenty. I fell swiftly in love with her music because it is strong, wry and steers clear of the ‘music for the masses, perform and grin routine’. Sometimes I Sit And Think and Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney’s…
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Arts Music

album review: another eternity, purity ring

Tessa Ryan
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Few artists who compose synth-pop can make it as relevant today as it was in the 80s, but Purity Ring caught that wave at the right time. They have managed to gain fans who will come to their shows in droves despite having only one album available prior to the release of ‘Another Eternity’. They…
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Friday 30 January 2015
Arts Music

album review: broke with expensive taste, azealia banks

Tessa Ryan
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Those who aren’t familiar with the music of Azealia Banks will likely have seen her name somewhere on the internet. Most of her notoriety has stemmed from her ongoing beef with Iggy Azalea; a lot of which has been carried out over a series of tweets fired at each other. The rest of her notoriety…
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Music

album review: leah capelle

Marissa Paine
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People are probably surprised when Leah Capelle tells them she’s 19. Not that she doesn’t look the part, but the Chicago native has a voice that carries the sorrow, heartbreak and wisdom that come with age and experience. Her debut, self titled album is a solid offering of introspective tracks, both pretty and full of…
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Music

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

Bianca Martin
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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,…
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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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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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 19 March 2014
Culture Film TV

screenshot: murder she wrote

Emma Nobel
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What do a wealthy Melbourne aristocrat, the adult child of a career criminal and a sheriff detective dealing in the supernatural have in common? They’re some of the newest protagonists leading the charge in television’s latest wave of hit crime dramas – a posse of plucky women signalling a renaissance in a genre that’s slowly…
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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 15 October 2013
Culture Food Health Life

eating healthy with HelloFresh

lip magazine
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Have you ever come home after a long day at work, and figured it would be easier to eat cheese on toast, than to cook something healthy? We’ve all been there – groceries take time, it’s too hard to think of stuff to make, and frankly, eating badly is often cheaper. Those are all pretty…
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Monday 14 October 2013
Culture Featured Life Opinion

is society obsessed with size?

Christina Bulbrook
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Image via Ron Henry Photography Bigger is better. The age-old phrase rings startlingly true at certain points in our lives (think: tracksuit pants, that glass of wine after a hard day, Anne Hathaway’s smile).  However, certain people will still frequently disagree, claiming compactness is the new black. Being of the generation who reached puberty just…
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Featured Music

profile: zara huts

lip magazine
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Zara Huts’ voice wavers with nerves on the opening notes of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”. She steels herself and carries on, her roots influence infusing the song with a captivating, husky quality. The setting is a backyard party for a family friend, and silence quickly falls over the middle-aged women in attendance, as Huts finds…
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