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Animal Collective have announced a new album. What does this mean for you? And why?
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Alex Epstein, Reporter-At-Large The Animal Collective are a pop band from Baltimore, Missouri. Their new album is called Tangerine Reef and it’s coming out real soon – so soon, in fact, that it’ll be out some time in August. But who are these four plucky chaps? And what do tangerines have to do with reefs? All your questions […]

Autechre Melbourne Live Review
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By Troy Cameron Awe-Tech-Err. (/ɔːˈtɛkər/) Autechre is an electronic duo from Rochdale, England, with one of the most diverse discographies of any recent artist. Informally meeting and beginning to make music in 1987, the group’s first formal release under the Autechre name came in ’93—the aptly titled Incunabula on Warp Records. Funnily enough, albeit the […]

2018 “Best Audience” Nominee List Released
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Alex Epstein Better get those bets in, folks, because the Billboard Music Awards committee has just released 2018’s list of the world’s best audiences, and we are heckin shook. It’s the absolute best of the best, celebrating the most innovative and acclaimed people in music watching. But only one of these 8 lucky crowds will […]

Interview: Scrimp Shrampi’s Jake Fossey
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Alex Epstein Content Warning: this interview contains descriptions of abusive relationships and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Jake Fossey is the guitarist, vocalist, and frontman of Scrimp Shrampi, a local band strongly influenced by international acts like Brand New and Mineral. He wears a baseball cap and leather jacket to the interview, adjusting the cap […]

Interview: FOLEY!’s Mick Porter
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Alex Epstein On the 6th of February, I spoke with Mick Porter of FOLEY! over the phone. FOLEY! are an energetic posi-emo three-piece who play a bunch of shows all around Melbourne, and have two albums out: ASCOT VALE, and Hey, Don’t Worry About It. On March 2, FOLEY! are playing ASCOT VALE live in full, at the Ascot Vale Hotel, in – […]

Live Review: Taking My Mum to Sylvan Esso
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After three years Sylvan Esso have returned to Australia and the show they’ve brought with them is well worth the wait. Performing to a sold out Corner Hotel the duo performed an impressive set, making heavy bangers out of their electro pop track. They took the audience, and more importantly my mum, through the most […]

Album Review: Lomelda – Thx
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Alex Epstein I wish it wasn’t a hilarious cliché for music writers to misuse the word “angular”, because that’s exactly what this album sounds like: unpredictable and sharp, with acute vocals and scalene rhythms, melodies and chord progressions. It’s a subtly unique sound, somehow, one that I’ve been thinking for months about how to write […]