Words: Sophie Blackhall-Cain Photos: Reuben Beer For the first time in recent memory, Laneway’s line up this year failed to grab me. Megastars Lorde and HAIM made the relatively low ticket price seem worth it, but I was dubious as to whether each of the acts could pull off strong performances. So it was with […]
If everything has gone to plan, I’ll be at the Brisbane leg of this year’s Laneway festival by the time you read this. This year’s line-up is another strong one and I’ll be looking to catch a number of acts we’ve written about on Collapse Board, both favourably and less so – Lorde, Savages, Warpaint, […]
Adalita Srsen has been a mainstay of the Australian music scene for almost two decades, first as a member of Magic Dirt and as a solo artist since 2010. We spoke to her about the influences on her most recent album, All Day Venus, and the challenges of being a solo artist.
I was reading your Wikipedia page and it mentioned mythology and in particular Joseph Campbell as key influences in your songwriting. In what ways did his writing influence you for All Day Venus? I kinda feel that I take things in by osmosis. I will get immersed in something and get obsessed with it for […]
This isn’t guitar masturbation. It’s guitar blue balls. It’s guitar priapism. All build up, no release.
I hate music festivals because I love music, and I mean properly love music. Real love is unhealthy, obsessive, consuming. I am outside Music’s house in defiance of a restraining order. I am frightening off Music’s new boyfriend. I am holding Music’s pets to ransom until Music agrees to return my calls.
I Love Lucy. Never just a review. Always a gorgeous, sensual, philosophical account of why music is so fucking important.
The reason Splendour hasn’t sold out instantaneously, as it normally does, is that the line-up doesn’t justify the price.