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“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be…

“Never kiss a Tory”: An interview with Peaness

I’ve just started a zine called Mother’s Pride. It’s a riot grrrl feminist underground punk zine whose manifesto includes inspiring and supporting women to pick…

“Rock n’ Roll Soldiers”: An interview with Carlotta Cosails of Hinds

It is Wednesday morning and I am in the same country as Hinds. From Oxford I am skyping with Carlotta, who is in a non-specific…

The Best of Australia in 2015

The Best of Australia in 2015

Above: Deafcult at the Crowbar. Photo taken by Justin Edwards. Every press outlet outside of…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Photo by Greta Buitkute. From left to right: Whitney, Hannah, Harri, Fiona. Missed part 1?…

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, Pt. 1: Naughty nurses and excessive breasts

Photo by Hannah Golightly. Transcribed by Hannah Golightly and Lee Adcock I’ve been ill in…

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Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna POP!)

Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna POP!)

I fell in love with Martha because she had sunburned shoulders, just like my girlfriend. Their downbeat admission that “the autumn forecast’s looking dismal again” somehow proved irresistible. And when…

Lucy Roleff – This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records)

Lucy Roleff – This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records)

Rich family estates may be nothing more than signifiers of gratuitous wealth, but there’s still an undeniable beauty to be found in the old structures dotting the countryside of wider…

OMNI – Deluxe (Trouble in Mind Records)

OMNI – Deluxe (Trouble in Mind Records)

“Let’s share champagne in the sand”, invites Omni vocalist Philip Frobos over the choruses of ‘Wire’, the third song off of their playful and strange debut on Trouble in Mind…

Tourist Dollars – Tourist Dollars EP (Deaf Ambitions)

Tourist Dollars – Tourist Dollars EP (Deaf Ambitions)

Listening to Melbourne’s Tourist Dollars on their debut EP is like drifting into scenes of a slightly melancholic 1970s romance movie. They’ve got this nostalgic swagger to them, like a…