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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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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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Friday 15 August 2014
Music

new artist q&a: sophie debattista

Marissa Paine
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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…
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Thursday 31 July 2014
Music

ep review: bloom, the morning birds

Marissa Paine
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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…
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
Arts Music

ep review: in stranger times, jeremy neale

Louie Smith
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Brisbane born Jeremy Neale has succeeded in delivering a catchy, vintage-tinged EP. In Stranger Times is a concoction of tunes constructed to make you crave a rebellious lifestyle and will surely be a summer hit. ‘Do Do Do’ is the EP’s opener and it instantly sucks you in with a simple, surfy beat running throughout…
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Friday 12 July 2013
Music

ep review + video premiere: aphir, invirtue

Stephen Benko-Nehme
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Aphir’s debut release, Invirtue, opens with a looped vocal hook coupled with a sample of the static generated by a vinyl record stylus – the only non-human, non-sung element the listener hears until the E.P.’s closing track. It’s clear at the outset that the focus of these songs are the layers upon layers of rich,…
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Arts Music

album review: charli xcx, true romance

Carrie Wilson
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The mixture of catchy synth and Charli XCX’S distinctive voice is a match made in pop heaven. With the sweet sounds of 80s and 90s pop, her debut record True Romance puts a modern spin on a classic, almost timeless style. Charlotte Aitchison’s voice is something else. She is able to reach massive high and…
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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Music

album review: cromwell, lobotany

Zoya J. Patel
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Ethereal, floaty and lyrically complex, Cromwell’s debut LP, Lobotany proves that this band has promise. Coming out of Canberra, Cromwell comprises of Becki Whitton (vocals), SSSDDDGGG (guitars and pedals) and Dave Flutsch (drums). Their music is difficult to describe – intricate melodies mingle with Whitton’s incredible voice to create soundscapes that are unique and delicate….
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Monday 3 December 2012
Arts Music

interview: Oh Pep!

Christine Campbell
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When I first got the email about interviewing Oh Pep!, the adorably catchy folk-rock-indie quintet based out of Melbourne, I couldn’t help but think how clever it was that leading ladies Olivia Hally (guitar/vocals) and Pepita Emmerichs (violin/mandolin) creatively married their names to come up with something that perfectly describes their style of music. The more I…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Culture Music

album review : kate alexa, infatuation

lip magazine
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Previously the wonder-woman of teen series H20: Just Add Water with her track Ordinary Girl, Kate Alexa is straying away from her good-girl-next-door reputation and diving straight into the deep end of everything drugs, sex, alcohol and love in her latest album Infatuation. Alexa’s career launched at the early age of thirteen, meaning the experience…
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Wednesday 7 December 2011
Music

q&a: larissa mckay

Angelique Lu
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Ahead of her appearance at Festival of the Sun this weekend, the lovely Sydney-bred, London-based songstress, Larissa McKay, had a chat to Lip about moving across the world, playing festivals, and writing. How are you feeling ahead of your set at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie next week? It feels kinda surreal to…
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