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SOTD #166: Totally Mild

SOTD #166: Totally Mild

Today Tonight is an Australian current affairs television program produced by the Seven Network. It airs in Adelaide and Perth, where it competes against rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. Editions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were previously produced before being cancelled in February 2014.   Today Tonight is notorious for its sensationalist reporting, and […]

 Riley Fitzgerald

A Passion Unstated but Deeply Felt: Beaches’ ‘Second of Spring’

A Passion Unstated but Deeply Felt: Beaches’ ‘Second of Spring’

There are few Australian groups which can truly grasp the mind-manifesting ideas of the psychedelic sound and its underpinning ethos but Beaches are an act that consistently strikes the anvil on its head. A collection of members from well-known Melbournian acts with a few more extra hands thrown in, the five-piece have retained a lengthy […]

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In Photos: No Zu @ QAGOMA, 01.09.2017

In Photos: No Zu @ QAGOMA, 01.09.2017

No Zu play the final Up Late show of the ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

 Riley Fitzgerald

NO ZU @ QAGOMA, 01.09.2017

NO ZU @ QAGOMA, 01.09.2017

NO ZU are a group which is difficult to pin down. Reaching into a rich history of dance music obscurity with magpie mentality they combine the deep cuts of disco-funk, no-wave, and worldbeat with their own inventive ideas. The result is something you can’t quite put your finger on but is instantly danceable. Live they […]

 Alex Griffin

Holy Balm- Activity (Chapter Music)

Holy Balm- Activity (Chapter Music)

Yeah. So some people dance the way my dad used to hose down the lawn at 4pm on a Sunday in January: with a total absence of worry, let alone uncertainty. Most of the time I spend in clubs is the opposite. Do I want to be here? Is it kicking in? Where is everybody? […]

 Nicholas Kennedy

Gregor – Thoughts and Faults (Chapter Music)

Gregor – Thoughts and Faults (Chapter Music)

There’s two videos on the YouTube page of Melbourne lo-fi pop fellow Gregor. One of them is him sitting behind a Yamaha keyboard playing a twinkly pop tune, and the other is entitled ‘stylised trout response’, or to use the video’s description, “a romanticised look at how the movement of swimming trout might be translated […]

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The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

The Goon Sax – Up To Anything (Chapter Music)

By Nick Kennedy “I want people to think about me” admits Louis Forster on the opening track of The Goon Sax’s exquisitely understated debut album Up To Anything. It’s an encapsulation for a lot of innocently arrogant feelings bubbling away within the songs that make up the album’s run time, a statement about the inherently […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 641: Smile

Song of the day – 641: Smile

First time I was ever in Sydney, I took a trip with a photographer and PR to the blue mountains, to find the hotel they shot The Shining at, so hungover and the sun so hurting my eyes, they bled liquid gold.

 Bek Moore

Lost in The Void – An Introduction

Lost in The Void – An Introduction

I’m not going to concentrate on the next big thing or yesterday’s heroes that are doing their fourth comeback tour, so if that’s what you’re into this isn’t the column for you.

 Everett True

What I did tonight instead of going to see Beaches play live, part 2

What I did tonight instead of going to see Beaches play live, part 2

Depression 0 Rock’n’roll 1.