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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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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…

Eagulls – Ullages (Popfrenzy)

Eagulls – Ullages (Popfrenzy)

Don’t put faith in a new band. Few religions pass the scrutiny of reason, but identity and happiness can’t be entrusted to a handful of fallible human beings, let along…

Ciggie Witch – Classic Connection (Lost & Lonesome, Osbourne Again)

Ciggie Witch – Classic Connection (Lost & Lonesome, Osbourne Again)

If you’re new to Ciggie Witch, Classic Connection will probably leave you feeling slightly torn. On one hand, you’ve got the Ocean Party sensibilities of the Denton brothers, with their…

Zone Out – Transience (Deaf Ambitions)

Zone Out – Transience (Deaf Ambitions)

Ashley Bundang is a busy person. Totally Mild, Ciggie Witch, the live outfit for Sui Zhen; many fingers, many pies; you’d think she’d get burnt out. However, when you’re ultimately…