Indent presents Feedback was one of the final Vivid Ideas conferences of 2013 – a music conference aimed at 12-25 year olds working or wanting to work in the music industry. Featuring keynote presentations from Brendan Maclean and Urthboy and engaging panels and MCed by triple j’s Dom Alessio, this was an interesting, informative and totally enjoyable day.
I am a big believer in the simple letter. To your parents, your siblings, an old friend, a lover, even someone you see regularly – there’s something special about penning and popping in the mail a handwritten note to a loved one. Women of Letters was a genius idea that has turned into an incredible ongoing series of heartwarming events – a tribute to the forgotten art of letter-writing, which ordinarily involves five women writing a letter to a topic (such as: “To the moment that changed my life” or “To the night I’ll never forget”).
Pictured: Brendan Maclean
Tiny little streetside hole in the wall, The Newsagency, prides itself on being a venue for songwriters. A place where music fans can come and enjoy grassroots artists; performing in a lounge room style setting. Even the gig itself was touted as Brendan Maclean’s own personal birthday extravaganza; with a line-up consisting of Maclean’s own friends from the indie music community on the bill.
From the Triple J studios to the set of Baz Luhrmann's latest blockbuster, Sydney's Brendan Maclean has been a part of a huge 2012. The singer/songwriter/actor/avid Tweeter/general multi-talented artist has most recently spent some time hanging out on the Mad Max: Fury Road set in Namibia, which is where I was able to catch him on the phone before he returns to Australia where he's landed another film role.
In this issue: The Crump Cake Orchestra are set to play at the Nexus Centre in Adelaide, the Espy will play host to an array of fabulous tribute gigs, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies will be making their way to The Gov and more!
CRUMP CAKE ORCHESTRA PLAYING NEXUS CENTRE IN ADELAIDE
In this issue: Mucho-Bravado are throwing a pre-BigSound party, Minibikes announce an album launch at the Northcote Social Club, jazz musician Steve Sedergreen announces an album launch of his own at the Central Club Hotel and much more!
MUCHO-BRAVADO ANNOUNCES PRE-BIGSOUND PARTY AT THE BLACK BEAR LODGE
Indie folk sweethearts, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, have prepared a new single for you all in "Little Surprises". The track has been lifted off their forthcoming record, Family Pets, the group's debut. "Little Surprises" saw Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens attend an exclusive masterclass with Gotye and Adalita at the inaugural Sound Summit this year, following their breakout through Triple J Unearthed.
Some nights I think we all deserve to hear a bit of good music - especially given the amount of boring, soulless tripe that many radio stations subject us to. Last night at GoodGod Small Club was one such evening that allowed Sydneysiders that very priviledge, treating us to one of Sydney's finest emerging talents, alongside two from Melbourne, as headliner Ainslie Wills came to celebrate the release of her new single "Stop Pulling The String".
Over the years, the ridiculously talented Brendan Maclean has become well known as "King of the Tweet
, a Triple j radio personality and actor of the screen (soon to appear in The Great Gatsby, which recently employed 95% of the arts workforce in Australia*).
The hit of last year's Sydney Festival, Smoke and Mirrors, was a wonderful production helmed by Sydney talent iOTA. Bouncing off the success of La Clique in previous years, as well as iOTA's growing popularity thanks to his turn in sell out seasons of Hedwig and the Angry Itch and Rocky Horror, it became one of the most talked about event in years.
We kick off this week's Music Video Monday with the latest from Architecture in Helsinki, "Escapee". The video was directed by Marcus Soderlund and is taken from their 2011 album Moment Bends. A great song and an expertly shot clip! It's our video of the week.