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 Nicholas Kennedy

Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks @ The Substation, Newport, 23.06.2017

Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks @ The Substation, Newport, 23.06.2017

For a moment, when technical difficulties intrude, Jamie Stewart’s mask slips. “Sometimes, all you can do is just fucking start over” he offers to the crowd at Melbourne’s electrical-warehouse-come-arty-locale The Substation. It’s only song two of the evening, but Stewart’s missed vocal entrance is easily forgiven –  given the scope of the evening, it’s a […]

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In Photos: Beth Orton + Vorhees @ Triffid, 18.06.2017

In Photos: Beth Orton + Vorhees @ Triffid, 18.06.2017

Beth Orton plays the final show of her 2017 Australian tour at Triffid in Brisbane, with support from Vorhees.

 Sketchy Gigs

In Pen: Bad//Dreems @ Woolly Mammoth, 08.06.2017

In Pen: Bad//Dreems @ Woolly Mammoth, 08.06.2017

“Hiding to Nothing” by Sketchy Gigs (pen on paper)

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In Photos: Kirin J Callinan + Mid Ayr + Top Dollar @ The Foundry, 09.06.2017

In Photos: Kirin J Callinan + Mid Ayr + Top Dollar @ The Foundry, 09.06.2017

Kirin J Callinan plays a show at The Foundry in Brisbane on the same day that his second album, Bravado, is released.  Support from Mid Ayr and Top Dollar.

 Riley Fitzgerald

Kirin J Callinan @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 09.06.2017

Kirin J Callinan @ The Foundry, Brisbane, 09.06.2017

The story of Kirin J Callinan post-Mercy Arms has been remarkable without question. In the wake of 2013’s Embracism, his following and reputation have undeniably grown. Yet for anyone with a greater interest in sweeping statements of musical identity than drip feeds of social media content, there’s creeping question that, as well loved and enmeshed […]

 Nicholas Kennedy

Faith in your Guts: The spontaneity, honesty and naivety of Jade Imagine

Faith in your Guts: The spontaneity, honesty and naivety of Jade Imagine

Jade McInally has had since January to make a call on the design of her tour poster, a decision that needs to be made today. “I’m a last-minute girl” she admits, sat within the mid-afternoon rush of a Melbourne cafe, “but I need deadlines, I need them to impose themselves on my life”. Admitting things […]

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In Photos: Ali Barter + IV League + Eliza & The Delusionals @ The Foundry, 18.05.2017

In Photos: Ali Barter + IV League + Eliza & The Delusionals @ The Foundry, 18.05.2017

Ali Barter plays at The Foundry in Brisbane, with support from IV League and Eliza & The Delusionals.

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In Photos: Dappled Cities + Red Riders + Rolls Bayce @ The Foundry, 12.05.2017

In Photos: Dappled Cities + Red Riders + Rolls Bayce @ The Foundry, 12.05.2017

Dappled Cities launch their ‘IIIII’ album with a show at The Foundry, with support from Red Riders, playing as part of their one-off original line-up reunion shows, and Brisbane’s Rolls Bayce.

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In Photos: Allah-Las + Nice Biscuit @ The Zoo, 12.05.2017

In Photos: Allah-Las + Nice Biscuit @ The Zoo, 12.05.2017

Allah-Las launch their first Australian tour with a sold out show at The Zoo in Brisbane, with support from Nice Biscuit.

 Riley Fitzgerald

Allah-Las + Nice Biscuit @ The Zoo, 12.05.2017

Allah-Las + Nice Biscuit @ The Zoo, 12.05.2017

Relative newcomers to the Brisbane music scene, psych pop outfit Nice Biscuit were on hand to open the evening. Live they may not cut psychedelia in its purest strain, but there’s an undeniable pull to the funk-laden pulse and intuitive pop flourish underscoring the six piece’s sonic concoctions. What really pushes the group forward is […]

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