Sui Zhen, Female Basic – EP review

Melbourne-based musician Sui Zhen returns with something of a direction-change in the form of her new EP, Female Basic. While the core foundations of a Sui Zhen record – sweet vocals floating above elegantly crafted songs –… Read More

Try out MINI’s interactive dancefloor!

Anyone who’s ever witnessed our alcohol-fuelled flailing limbs knows it’s hardly the greatest secret that we’re particularly partial to cutting some ah-maze-ing shapes upon the dancefloor. So we’re pretty darn excited to have a… Read More

From East To West in Ninety Days

TEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY TRAVELLING CONTINENTAL EUROPE A female traveller can expect to receive all manner of advice/warnings from people about backpacking Europe alone. Mostly along the lines of ‘be safe, be… Read More

Eleanor Dunlop in Sydney – Gig Review

Carol Bowditch headed to Brighton Up Bar to see New Brutalists supporting ex-Cameras vocalist/keyboardist Eleanor Dunlop: The gig began with Nic Cassey singing songs that were conceived in the wildest of places, from the… Read More

How to be a creep and get away with it

Following the epically amazing news that TLC have announced their first ever Australian tour, Liana Gow-Killingbeck offers five tips on how to be a creep and get away with it: 1. Wearing dark, tinted sunglasses… Read More

Getting to Know Jimmy Tait

Melbourne band Jimmy Tait are currently touring their latest album ‘Golden’ around Australia. We grabbed a few minutes with frontwoman Sara Retallick: Jimmy Tait is… probably a really confusing name for what Jimmy Tait… Read More

The Vickers, Ghosts – album review

Italy’s new psych-poppers, The Vickers, have released their first longplayer. Titled Ghosts, it’s a winding and colourful record that weaves together a sugarsweet musical tapestry. There’s plenty of sixties love bubbles floating by… Read More

Hunx and His Punx live in Sydney, review

Entering a venue when you’re already late, with a mass of people flowing out in the opposite direction always an unnerving situation. Thinking that the set-times for the double-headliner of Shannon and the… Read More

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Part 3

Marcus Thaine and Carol Bowditch headed to Carriageworks in Sydney for the final two days of MBFWA:  Emma Mulholland takes the mundane things in life, catapults them through her pop-art-powered mind-collider and creates… Read More

The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast review

The Whigs were among my favourite bands of the 90s. Though part of the grunge explosion, their brand of muscular, masculine and misanthropic alt.rock had an altogether different feel to it. The influence… Read More

It’s Record Store Day this Saturday!

Music geeks and vinyl junkies rejoice, for this Saturday (19th April) is Record Store Day. Better than Christmas, Easter, Passover, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving, Ramadan and even Groundhog Day, RSD is a celebration… Read More

How to host the ultimate house party

Hosting an epic house party invariably leads to legendary status amongst your extended social group, but it’s a tough thing to get right. The build-up to having your own gathering is pretty nerve-wracking… Read More