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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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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 3 March 2014
Opinion

girls chase boys: gender bending courtesy of ingrid michaelson

Alice Brown
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Ingrid Michaelson’s latest single started out as a break-up song, but eventually evolved into something much more. Instead of a fresh and quirky track outlining a typical courtship, ‘Girls Chase Boys’ is a fresh and quirky track outlining gender stereotypes.

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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Friday 24 January 2014
Music

album review: primal rumble, gretchen lohse

Elyssia Bugg
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Whimsical lyrics, wistful vocals and the occasional banjo twang make up the sound of Primal Rumble, the newest release from Yellow Humphrey’s Gretchen Lohse. With less of a warrior-like growl and more of a breathy, melodic sigh, Lohse tells folksy stories of heartache, pining, loving and longing that are as undeniably pleasant as they are…
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Thursday 9 January 2014
Arts Featured Music

interview: ngaiire

Marissa Paine
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One of alt-soul’s brightest stars, Ngaiire draws inspiration from her mother. When speaking about strength, she cites her as a role model.  ‘My mother is quite a strong woman and has definite beliefs about being ambitious and getting where you need to be, regardless of circumstances. She’s got a doctorate in environmental science and is…
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Sunday 22 December 2013
Featured Music Uncategorised

lip’s songs of the year: 2013

Marissa Paine
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2013 produced some great music, which saw us crooning along, dancing up a storm or feeling inspired. Here’s Lip’s songs of the year!   Applause – Lady Gaga ‘Not only is her music great, her video clips are a visual buffet!’ - Yalei Wang, Lip Writer Don’t Save Me – Haim  ’To me, this song is…
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Thursday 19 December 2013
Featured Feminism Music Opinion

why Beyoncé’s BEYONCÉ matters

Marissa Paine
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  Beyoncé released a surprise visual album last week and broke the internet. iTunes crashed and social media lost its collective shit. The sheer magnitude of Beyoncé’s star power is such that she doesn’t need promo. She doesn’t need to slowly drop singles one by one, or sell merchandise, or convince everyone to buy an…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Arts Music

ep review: la musique nouveau, the dunes

Stephen Benko-Nehme
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La Musique Nouveau. The New Music. A bold statement of intent. Particularly so, given The Dunes’ chosen genre.  The often potentially confining sand-box of dream pop / dream gaze has historically allowed little in the way of innovation or experimentation. So does the Adelaide band’s third EP live up to the promise of its title? Opening track…
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Arts Music

interview: asta

Marissa Paine
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Tasmania’s Asta was blown away by the reception she received on her East Coast tour, which took place earlier this year. ‘I’ve released three singles, but I’d been behind the scenes a lot and I haven’t really been out in the open’, she says. ‘For me, that tour was such an amazing experience because I…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013
Music News

where were all the women at the 2013 ARIAs?

Ruby Grant
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The annual ARIA awards took place on Sunday, with all the big names of Australian music frocking up and hitting the red carpet. Indie dance/electro goodness provider, Flume (AKA Harley Streten) took out the awards for best male artist, best dance album, breakthrough artist and producer of the year. Tame Impala won best group, best rock…
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