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Sunday 23 April 2017
Music

interview: gretta ray is not afraid of heights

Samantha Armatys
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‘I was noble like a knight, I was lucent like a light, I was taller than a tower when I stayed within your sight…’  When you find yourself singing along to a poetic and emotionally rich ballad on the radio, you might not expect the words to be penned by an eighteen year old girl…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Feminism Health Opinion

a new voice: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eden Faithfull
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders While commuters who are usually having a laugh or two listening to Breakfast With Matt & Alex were driving to work, Triple J decided to air a different sort of content recently. Tears of laughter turned into tears of admiration and joy across Australia. This is because on August…
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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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Friday 25 January 2013
Culture Featured Music

the hottest 100: how democratic is it really?

lip magazine
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I used to think that the Triple J Hottest 100, like Western liberal democracy, was the true embodiment of pure democratic will. The best band had won, the people had spoken. Over time, however, as I began to see how in a Western democracy, a candidate’s chance in an election was contingent on a myriad…
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Thursday 12 April 2012
Music

interview: clairy browne & the bangin’ rackettes

Dunja Kay
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Much like everywhere else (just about), soul music has seen something of a revival in Australia over the past few years. We’ve embraced Adele, the late Ms Winehouse, and Duffy into our hearts and our iTunes playlists. But despite the popularity, there have been rather few Australian artists riding the wave with these successful Brits….
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Friday 17 June 2011
Music

q&a: loon lake

Lisa Dib
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Loon Lake, a Melbourne indie-garage band consisting of  ”three brothers and two mates”, are quickly but stealthily crawling into your life. Much like their namesake, they have been flowing through the local scene, making headway and friends as they go. I do so loathe the term “next big thing”, but… I chatted to Nick, drummer…
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Friday 3 June 2011
Arts Music

q&a: al newstead

Lisa Dib
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Al Newstead knows music; freelance music journalist and Triple J favourite by day, comedian by night. Write about what you know, as they say. I chatted to Newstead about blunting hipsters, sex in music and fighting Beatles….to say the least. ‘I’m a freelance music journalist and a comedian,’ Newstead explains. ‘I’ve written for the likes…
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Friday 1 April 2011
Music

interview: boy in a box

Emma Schenk
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Tij Priddle wasn’t the same as every kid. Bathing himself in Beach Boy anthems every Sunday from dawn until dusk, Tij was bound to end up as a musical star. And now, the 23-year-old is the face behind Melbourne band Boy in a Box. Ever since highschool Tij has been involved in numerous bands and…
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