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Peter Bibby: On storytelling, suffering and ‘Grand Champion’

Written by on 24 October 2018

Perth’s maverick poet Peter Bibby has released his second studio album Grand Champion, taking time out of his national tour to answer a few questions for LunchBox. Your new record Grand Champion has a pretty diverse sound throughout; you’ve got tracks like Hippies that take a softer and quirky, yet still off-the-chain approach. Then you’ve got tracks like […]

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Nice Biscuit: On the visuals of music and the psych-rock dream

Written by on 22 October 2018

There’s something to be said for the bounty of quality Australian psych-music that the world has within hearing range. We’ve seemed to have clocked on to some type of frequency that breeds a distinct yet diverse melting-pot of sound that transcends borders and has made us a formidable force within the psych scene. Rising from […]

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Pure Aussie Gold – A Splendour Review

Written by on 1 August 2018

After however many consecutive years of muddy mayhem that has been synonymous with Splendour In The Grass – something’s changed. The rain has washed away the topsoil and a fresh burst of dazzling green has spread across the hills to welcome a new era of sundrenched festivities. But wait…what’s that glistening in the bristles of […]

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REVIEW: Eagle Eye Jones, Velvet Trip, Otis Thomas

Written by on 12 July 2018

6 July, Lazy Bones Having been gifted a glimpse of questionably warm weather on this mid-winters Friday, I’ve got this peculiar feeling that steers my mind towards a sea of anticipation as I arrive at tonight’s musical offering. Manly’s own Eagle Eye Jones are on the headline bill to launch their debut single – Bad [...]

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Lime Cordiale: On ‘The Squeeze’ Vs. The Fuck-Ups Of Their Unofficial Mini-Festival…

Written by on 25 May 2018

Befriending inconspicuous white dudes with dreads, throwing raging house parties leaving pundits bruised and battered, lazy days at the beach and chucking on a mini-festival because bigger is better. Welcome to the perplexingly simple - or simply perplexing - world of Lime Cordiale. (That's 'cordiaaale', not 'cordial'. Jeez.) With their signature pop-driven intrigue that makes [...]

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ILUKA: On Storytelling, Harnessing the Dark Side & Community

Written by on 30 April 2018

Defiant resilience rising from turbulent waves of emotion, the magnetism of connecting with nature and delving deep into internal darkness. For 26-year-old ILUKA AKA Nikki Thorburn, these things and so many more led to the end result of her latest musical output with the release of an EP, Ritual. With the EP bursting at the seams with [...]

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Written by on 2 April 2018

29 March, Moonshine Another balmy post-summer night on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, another killer band on the bill for Moonshine Thursday’s at Manly’s Hotel Steyne. On tonight’s menu? A cosmic serving of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Hailing from Perth, PPC proudly wave the intergalactic flag of Western Australia’s infamous psych-rock scene, putting this prolific four-piece on my [...]

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Straight Arrows, Rosa Maria

Written by on 23 March 2018

22 March, Moonshine So for one reason or another, four-piece Sydney-based garage band Straight Arrows have flooded the airwaves as of late and every time I jump in the car, there they are. When I heard they were playing at my local, Moonshine Bar in Manly’s Hotel Steyne on this unsuspecting rainy Thursday, I felt [...]

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