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‘Techno Has Lasted Longer Than Rock’N’Roll,’ Says DJ Legend Carl Cox

It’s one of those urban myths that turns out to be true: the UK’s pioneering acid, techno and house legend Carl Cox actually does live...

Sleepmakeswaves Have Done The Hard Slog, Now They’re Reaping The Rewards

The last few years have been hard for the Sydney music scene, with the loss of music venues left, right and centre, and opportunities for...

Found By Laura: An Exhibition Of Lost Notes And Letters

I once discovered a four-page handwritten letter in a second-hand book, detailing the end of a love affair between three women in Hawaii. It was full...

The Smith Street Band: More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

★★★★☆   “This is not work ethic / It’s survival technique,” confesses Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner on ‘Song For You’, the fourth song...

Five Things with Piers Twomey from Grün

1. Growing Up Growing up, my older sister had piano lessons and got mildly into it, whereas it took me years to formalise my love of...

DMA’s And The Jezabels Share Stories From The Road Ahead Of Bad Friday

On first glance, there’s not a whole lot connecting The Jezabels with DMA’s – not much, that is, aside from the fact they’re both playing...

Songwriters’ Secrets with D Henry Fenton

1. The First Song I Wrote The first song I wrote was called ‘The Loneliest Boy In The World’. I wrote it with my best friend from...

We Meet Dara Ó Briain Ahead Of His Australian Return

There are many reasons why people turn to comedy. A broken home, a failed life of crime. Premature taxidermy explosion. Perhaps they stared into the abyss...

Arca: Arca

★★★★   To say that the music of Arca is hard to define would be a gross understatement. His compositions and collaborations with artists like...

Bar Of The Week: Papa Gede’s Bar

Tell us about your bar: Our namesake, Papa Gede, is the voodoo god of lust and laughter – why there are not more bars dedicated...