NEU NOW is Now

A couple of months ago, we gave you a sneak peek into what Amsterdam’s premier international festival for emerging artists, NEU NOW, had in store for us this comi …

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Outdoes Itself

Between the riverside streets of Footscray, St Jerome’s Laneway festival was pounding the pavement between apartments, houses, warehouses and factories. With over …

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Laneway Lineup: Six Highlights

Arguably Australia’s most exciting festival by way of its unique curation, tickets for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 are out now. With a stellar lineup that …

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Rei Kawakubo and the Met Gala

The Met Gala is only a few days away, and there’s a certain feeling in the atmosphere – it’s not good or bad per say – perhaps it’s anticipation, ex …

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BANKS Is Back and “Better” Than Ever

After critics and fans alike had their minds blown by her debut album Goddess, BANKS has returned with another smash. It’s a seductive, raspy-toned power ballad c …

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Bill Cosby and the Court of Public Opinion

Art is commentary – we know this. We hear it in the dissections by art critics, and sometimes from the artists themselves. It’s on the little placards t …

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Cub Sport Releases a New Single + Video – “Party Pill”

As their third studio album – self titled ‘Cub Sport’ – is coming closer to its set release date (January 18th), the Brisbane pop angels have given us the s …

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Are the Oscar’s Obsolete? Or Just Out-of-Touch?

Short answer – Obsolete: no. Out-of-touch: hell yes. The reality is, awards season is a game. The whole industry, the Hollywood branch, is an elaborate game o …

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile announce new LP Lotta Sea Lice

With their strangely successful blend of folk and blues Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are back with their joint new album Lotta Sea Lice. Barnett and Vile have …

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Rachael Edwards Gets Psychedelic at Off the Kerb

Melbourne-based UK artist Rachael Edwards creates surreal, colourful collages from mixed media. She takes things – bits and pieces that she’s collected …

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What’s In A Name?

They often go unnoticed, subtly influencing the opinions of those around us. For the most part we don’t get to choose them, instead we can either embrace them, ig …