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Author: Mick Radojkovic

Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

Written by on 1 March 2018

In 2016, a three-piece from Melbourne released an album that was to be the catalyst for change. It was made by three women, and whilst this isn't noteworthy or particularly unique (although desperately under-represented), it is important and relevant to what came next and what continues to happen in the Australian music scene. Two years [...]

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Secret Garden

Written by on 27 February 2018

24 - 25 Feb, Downes Family Farm There are three main criteria to organising a good music festival. 1) Choose a picturesque, but accessible setting that allows for an immersive experience. 2) Hand-pick an artist line-up that gives the audience a little bit of everything. 3) Provide the audience easy access to food, drink and [...]

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Alice Ivy, Nasty Mars, Oh Boy

Written by on 27 February 2018

16 February, Husdon Ballroom The Hudson Ballroom audience is sparse as Oh Boy starts his electronic dance set. It’s a shame there are not many people to dig the vibes, because there are plenty of vibes to dig. With an electronic drummer on stage (the kit, not the player) and another percussion cohort, Oh Boy [...]

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Woodes On: Collaborations, Nature & Her Alter-Ego

Written by on 17 January 2018

Starting your musical career with collaborations is a well-worn path. But it’s when a musician steps out and carves their own direction that the real soul of the artist comes to the fore. Woodes, aka Elle Graham, is forging a new way and bringing others along for the ride. I catch Graham on the phone [...]

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Saskwatch: On Touring, Big Bands & Embracing Culture

Written by on 21 December 2017

There’s music that you can listen to that always brings a smile to your face, whether it be the upbeat melody, the uplifting lyrics or a quirky beat. Saskwatch has all of these, so it’s no wonder that chatting with the lead singer of the group, Nkechi Adele, also made me smile. A big year for [...]

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PREMIERE: PEACH Releases Sweet Debut ‘Faded’

Written by on 5 December 2017

Like a fruit, slowly growing to ripeness, this debut track from Melbourne producer, PEACH, grows and blooms to reveal a lush, smooth and beautiful cascade of sweet electronica on Faded, premiering today on LunchBox. PEACH is born out of the mind of Craig Kemp, a member of electronic duo, noti. who now, in a solo guise, [...]

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Jess Locke: On The Umbrella Of Her Abstract Universe

Written by on 9 November 2017

From the bedroom to the bandroom, Jess Locke has stepped things up with her second album, Universe. It’s a melancholic and introspective album that covers not only personal vulnerabilities and disclosures, but thoughts on social issues and the frustrations that go with them. The music, as we’ve come to expect from this Melbourne singer-songwriter, is [...]

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SAATSUMA: On Family, Immersion & Melbourne’s Music Community

Written by on 24 October 2017

“It’s probably the proudest achievement of my life so far,” declares Memphis LK when talking about the debut album, Overflow from SAATSUMA. It’s a beautiful record, ebbing and flowing through ten tracks that themselves become parts of an aquatic theme. One may assume that SAATSUMA have come out of nowhere, but it’s been building up [...]

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