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PAUL MAC

Photo Gallery: Paul Mac "Holiday From Me" Album Launch Party (08.04.15)

Last night, DJ and Producer Paul Mac celebrated the launch of his new record Holiday From Me - out Friday, April 10th - by throwing a party on a secret train trip in Sydney, taking hundreds of guests from Central Station to Cronulla, where he took over a venue and played his new record in full, featuring guest performances from those featured on the release. Tim from Dappled Cities, Nathan from Faker, Ngaiire, Dave Mason and Brendan Maclean were among those to grace the stage with Paul. Johnny Au brings us photos from the epic night:

the AU interview: Paul Mac (Sydney) talks about his long awaited new record "Holiday From Me" (out April 10th)

Editor Larry Heath caught up with Paul Mac in Sydney to talk about his new record, Holiday From Me. In this exclusive interview, Paul chats about the creative process behind the record, it was "ten years in the making... A lot of it started when I was touring, and was doing the Silverchair stuff with Powderfinger... I was trying to write one piece per town..." Living also played a major part in the creation of this album - "Mainly living... so you have something to write about... You know, having relationships, falling out of relationships, writing about the relationships..."

Album News Weekly: 8th April 2015

In This Issue: This week seems to be all about the country and the ladies, but don't stress we've got you covered in those psych and pop collaborations and solo endeavours, as well as some punk and heavy to keep you going for the week!

My City Feature: Paul Mac (Sydney) shows us his favourite spots in Newtown, NSW

Paul Mac takes the AU review on a tour of his favourite spots in Sydney's inner west suburb Newtown. Starting at South End for "the best coffee", and finishing up at Sydney Park, Paul tells us about his experiences living in Newtown. He says: "(Newtown) is just really free. I can wear whatever I want, I can walk down the street holding my boyfriend's hand, I could do whatever - be dressed any way and I feel safe here... because the freaks are in the majority. It's a really nice neighbourhood and has a really good community feeling..."

New Music Video: Paul Mac ft. Kira Puru & Goodwill "State of War" (2015)

Okay, so raise your hand if you're a Paul Mac fan. The composer, producer and award-winning musician holds a legendary status on the Australian scene, having worked with some of the best as well as producing some killer work of his own. However, it's been a while since music fans have had any new releases from Paul Mac under his own solo project. It's been 10 years since his last solo record and that wait is now over, with Mac releasing Holiday From Me in April. "State of War" is the first taste we're hearing from the album and featuring the rich vocals of Kira Puru as well as the talents of Sydney DJ Goodwill, it's fire.

Nick Jonas announced to perform at this year's Mardi Gras Party in Sydney!

The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Party just keeps growing, with today revealing its first five headline performers for the annual event! Leading the charge is Nick Jonas, who is now well and truly making an impact on the US music scene as a solo artist, with his hit single "Jealous" becoming a #1 radio hit. Being featured alongside the talented Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Courtney Act, Jessica Mauboy and Betty Who, Jonas is part of a dynamic line up of Mardi Gras headliners this year!

Sydney Writers' Festival Review: People of Letters - Pier 2/3, Club Stage (23.05.13)

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”).