Author: Amelia Moseley

the AU interview: Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge (London)

August 7, 2013

“It’s really fun to speak to some real people in Australia before we get there, because obviously we won’t know anyone!” With her sweet-as-pie, distinctly British voice, genuine girl-next-door vibe and serious fashion cred… I have a feeling Aluna Francis will have no trouble making new friends. AlunaGeorge have been touring Europe and the UK, […]

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Splendour Sideshow Live Review: James Blake – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (31.07.13)

August 1, 2013

“Thanks for having me back.” Oh, James. You are so welcome. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from a James Blake show. I’d mistakenly relegated his second album Overgrown to my personal list of atmospheric background music. That’s not to say I didn’t think he was a stunning vocalist and his hypnotic, electronic soul […]

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the AU interview: Channy Leaneagh of Polica (Minnesota, USA)

July 2, 2013

With a new music video “Tiff” just released, featuring Justin Vernon, the lead singer of Minnesota based band Polica – Channy Leaneagh – took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about the video, playing Laneway, the next record and more… What does the song and the video mean to you? […]

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Live Review: Lorde – The Workers’ Club (17.05.13)

May 19, 2013

“It’s my first time in Australia and I think I like it.” A few sweet words and she had us hooked. The crowd, that is… and it’s Lorde we loved. I first realised I had a girl crush on this underage, quirky, New Zealand beauty named Ella Yelich O’Connor (aka Lorde) when her catchy tune […]

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Live Review: Tame Impala + The Growl – The Forum (05.12.12)

December 8, 2012

On my first visit to The Forum (being from Adelaide and all) I walked in and was struck by two things. Firstly, the incredible view of the Roman-style theatre complete with naked statues and a bright, faux-star sky. Secondly, the effortlessly booming, deep, blues beats of support band The Growl. Their name conspicuously missing from […]

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Album Review: Macy Gray – Talking Book (2012 LP)

November 7, 2012

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, Macy Gray’s Talking Book– a full-length cover of one of Stevie Wonder’s most famous albums of the same name- is surely the highest form of praise. In fact, rather than imitating, Macy has aimed to put her own spin on the 70s […]

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the AU interview: Rizzle Kicks (Brighton)

September 19, 2012

Brighton hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks will arrive in Australia later this month to play Parklife around the country. We caught up with the pair to discuss their music, the tour and much more… Your debut album Stereo Typical was released last year. Since then you’ve played numerous festivals and gigs across your native UK and […]

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Live Review: Tim Hart + Stu Larson + Neda – Grace Emily Hotel (31.08.12)

September 2, 2012

Heading to The Grace Emily on a chilly Thursday night to see Tim Hart of Sydney’s Boy & Bear, there were two words I definitely didn’t expect to hear that evening (or ever, really): “testy” and “pop”. Yes, “testy pop”. Uttered at least twice by the Sydney indie-folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and, well… amateur comedian. […]

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the AU interview: Grant Redgen of The Oyster Murders (Brisbane)

August 24, 2012

We catch up with Grant Redgan, singer and guitarist of Brisbane outfit The Oyster Murders to talk about their new record Winter of the Electric Sun, working with ‘Magoo’, their influences, CMJ and much more… Why did you decide to call yourselves The Oyster Murders and what does it mean? Do you find people expect […]

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the AU interview: Sam Margin of The Rubens (New South Wales)

August 23, 2012

Before speaking to Sam, a little birdie in the form of a helpful PR assistant mentioned jokingly that he was a “charmer”. Of course, I was immediately intrigued. But the image of a smooth John Mayer type character was quickly replaced by a chilled, down-to-earth 23-year-old who really loves what he does. That happens to […]

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Album Review: Tim Hart – Milling The Wind (2012 LP)

August 21, 2012

Hearing one lone voice sing of heartbreak and sorrow often seems more intensely honest than the sound of several. Perhaps that’s why the debut solo album from Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart is so beautifully melancholy and enthralling from one minute to the next. The drummer and vocalist has decided to step out from behind […]

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