Larry interviewed Matthew Healy and George Daniel from The 1975 in Sydney, Australia while they were in town for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. In part one, we talk about their second visit to Australia this year - discover that they have plans to return before the year is out - and find out how their manic touring schedule has been treating them since they last were in Oz for the Big Day Out.
In just a couple of weeks, UK quartet The Magic Numbers will finally be delivering their long awaited fourth album Alias onto our eardrums. While I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago covering T in the Park, I got to spend some time with the group backstage and over a beer, conducted an interview where we reflected on their time between records, talked about this one and found out if we'll ever get them back to Australia! Watch it here:
In this Issue: Bands storm their way into the GH Hotel for Battleaxe, Mathas is welcomed at the Laundry Bar, Tago Mago holds a fundraising night, and Mojo Juju heads to the Espy. Hailmary are set to rock Melbourne, while Monash Academy orchestra play the finest music for the ears, and the all seeing hand bring their uniquely dense musicality to The Curtin. Meanwhile the Harpoons are excited for their upcoming launch party, Damien Jurado announced a new Melbourne show, and amazing Austrian musical duo Cari Cari are playing in Australia for the first time.
Back in June, we featured the single "Living Fiction" from a band called Glasgow called WHITE. It was a track I loved so much I gave it a 10/10 score in my single review. As we take some time to feature bands out of the city, it wouldn't have been complete without taking a moment to get to know these guys a bit better. After all, they do live in a world of mystery... So let's take a moment...
The 1975 played two massive shows in Melbourne earlier in the week, and Samantha Thomson was there to bring us this photo gallery of the boys in action at The Hi-Fi Bar.
Getting things done. That’s what The Empty Hearts have been all about in their short existence. Well, short compared the oodles of experience the current member have playing in like The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics as well as bassist Andy’s Babiuk’s own legendary garage rock outfit, The Chesterfield Kings. Here’s what Andy had to say to Philippe Perez about getting together making this new outfit as enjoyable as he can.
In This Issue: Kiesza to play one show only on Australian visit, Hailmary's 'National Navigate the Sunrise Tour' reaches East Coast, Hordern Pavilion celebrates 90th birthday with Pure Gold Live, Jay Sean to play in Sydney, The Zoo City Lads conclude EP tour at FBI Social, The Dirty Earth to play Frankie's Pizza, The Good Sports announce debut album and show and Los Tones announce Sydney show.
When Tartuffe was first performed in 1664 it created the greatest scandal of writer, Molière’s career and is now considered one of the greatest, classical theatre roles. The name “Tartuffe” is often synonymous with “The imposter” or “The hypocrite” because the play’s lead character is the physical embodiment of these traits despite his attempts at feigning religious virtue and piety.
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Poetic and grudge fuelled, Morrissey resumes his polarising solo career with studio album number 10, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. It’s a wrestle with relevance that aging icons face as every new release is met with a healthy dose of cynicism, but veterans don’t always show their age. Bowie nailed it with The Next Day, as did Tom Waits with Bad As Me but Morrissey misses the mark of true reinvention on this effort.
"Tied Up Tied Down" is the second single from the new album The Way And Color by New York electro-pop outfit Teen. It's dark, minimalistic and features the band's trademark vocal harmonies, provided by three sisters: lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson.
As the run of Splendour in the Grass sideshows draws to a close, Evelyn Tjia brings us photos from Wild Beasts and Jesse Davidson at the Manning Bar in Sydney:
It feels a bit like a dream now. It wasn't long after I'd dropped my luggage off and had that post-long haul flight shower that I was headed out to see my first Lollapalooza presented show in Chicago. An easy 20 minute subway ride out of downtown is the bar and live music venue, Shuba's Tavern. It's a cosy spot with a large stage, though you wouldn't expect as much to look at the joint from the street. Having hosted the likes of The War on Drugs and Death Cab For Cutie over the years, tonight saw a huge sold out show for Melbourne's Courtney Barnett, no doubt fresh off a flight from Australia herself.
On one particularly warm winter’s night in July, hundreds of eager fans lined themselves along Enmore Road, Newtown, anticipating the performance of one of the most celebrated acts in alternative music - Foster the People. The expectations were high for the Los Angeles band, who made a stopover at the Enmore Theatre as part of their numerous Splendour In The Grass sideshows. Only minutes into their set, it was as clear as day that that they were not going to be a disappointment. This night would be one to remember.
British singer-songwriter Sam Smith first burst into our consciousness as the beautiful vocalist on Disclosure’s breaththrough single “Latch”, but since then he’s cemented himself as a seriously talented artist. His debut album In The Lonely Hour was released a few months ago, and he treated a lucky roomful of fans to a mini-set while in the country for Splendour in the Grass.