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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Down to an Acceptable Number of Drummers, September 7, 2020

Maddison Moore

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard drummer Eric Moore has announced his departure from the band. Moore is stepping back as member and manager to one of Melbourne’s most prolific bands to focus his attention solely on growing his independent record label, Flightless Records.

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Mixing Colours Expanded: Polyphonic Bliss in Monotonous Times, September 2, 2020

Mark Yin

The expanded edition of Roger and Brian Eno’s Mixing Colours is a timely injection of effervescence into the dullness of a Melbourne winter; 25 richly-layered yet elusively nebulous tracks, depicting all the colours, minerals and textures we might forget by the time we’re out of this supposedly interminable present.

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Fodder Blog Content List 2020, August 17, 2020

Is writing for Pitchfork your dream job? The Fodder Blog publishes a range of written pieces and audio-visual content about creative industries, ranging from concert and album reviews, to interviews with artists, to promotional material for performers and more! Please email pitches, enquiries and cold submissions to our editor Lauren.

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FOLKLORE IS A GAY ALBUM WHETHER TAYLOR SWIFT INTENDED IT OR NOT, August 16, 2020

Markella Votzourakis

Folklore is a series of whimsical, cleverly-produced songs that sucker-punch you with nostalgia whether you want it or not. If this album were a day of the week, it would be Thursday. Season? Autumn. Vibe? Forest, witch, youth, love, stories… the queer experience. Stay with me.

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My Lockdown Viewing Diary – What I’ve Watched During These Incredibly Long Months, August 10, 2020

Keely Tzoukos

What good would all my recent binge-watching be if I couldn’t share it with all of you? I’ve cobbled together my viewing diary, an eclectic mix of programs that pinpoint the many vicissitudes of housebound life. Hopefully it inspires you with ways to get through another five weeks of lockdown!

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21 Reasons Why Missy Higgins is the Only Musician for Me, August 5, 2020

Sarah Peters

4. ‘Lies will lock you up with truth the only key’ — her lyrics are honest and expressive.

8. “I’ve had a couple of bras thrown at me onstage, which is pretty awesome.”

10. Her music feels like home. I am safe there.

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Experience of a (Cinematic) Lifetime, July 29, 2020

James Gordon

It’s fun to regard films as a detached version of “experiencing a lifetime”, to view them as little lives we can watch over with a comfortable God-like mentality. We can even watch them and associate them with ‘eras’ of our own lives. And while we fill our lives with these fictional ‘lifetimes’, it’s simultaneously tempting to believe our own lifetime will be like the lifetimes we’re watching.

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Spectrum Playlist, July 21, 2020

Marsya Ali

As someone who struggles with depression, music has been a constant factor in helping me feel better when the blues come. This playlist is full of songs that I feel reflect the pondering, sinking and drowning sort of feelings that come on now and then.

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Anachronisms, Madonna Comparisons and Gaga’s Chromatica, July 15, 2020

Mark Yin

In the ’00s and ’10s Lady Gaga became legendary. She took dance music and put it in a blender, shat on it, vomited on it, ate it, gave birth to it, and that is why she’s beloved. Is ‘Chromatica’ good music? Undoubtedly. But did it have this effect? Unfortunately not…because it’s already been done before…about a decade ago. By her.

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The Actor Paradox, July 11, 2020

James Gordon

Isn’t it interesting that actors aren’t actors in the world of the films they act in? The characters of these films must watch something in their spare time, and it can’t be the same stuff we watch (with them in it!). If only we could enter the universe of any film and watch the subsequent films that only exist in that film’s universe, and then we could go inside the cinematic universes of those films. A babushka doll of cinematic universes that never ends.

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Top 5 NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, May 27, 2020

Elektra Flaskas-Troaditis

The NPR Tiny Desk – a Youtube music haven for all music lovers. The true top five performances embody authentic artistry and skilfully experiment with their own sound, pushing boundaries and peaking creatively.

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Five (Mostly) Relaxing Albums to Help You Coast Through Your Time at Home, May 13, 2020

Dominic Barr

If the walls of your own home are starting to feel a bit suffocating, or if you’re just feeling a bit bored, music can be the breath of fresh air you might need to traverse this uncertain time. These five albums span a range of genres and emotional qualities, but they’re all here to comfort you though the most menial and mundane of your days at home.

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Need a laugh? 7 Sitcom Episodes That Will Cure Your Iso Blues, April 28, 2020

Keely Tzoukos

It’s easy to feel lonely in times like these. But have no fear!

Whether you’re missing family and friends, juggling anxiety over uni grades and an impending global recession (it’s weird how the mind of a student can easily equate these two things), or just having a bad day, I’ve got you covered.

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New Releases: Nostalgic Bops For When We Used To Be Able to Leave the House, April 26, 2020

Mark Yin

They say that, in a time when all you want is to be able to go outside again, music helps. It helps you remember what life was like Before All This. Some of these artists are local heroes, others are global superstars. Some of their songs are filled with 80s synths, others draw influence from the eclectic sounds of the 2000s, but what their music has in common is an evocation of simpler times. Of times before COVID-19, at least.

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Review—Netflix’s Anne with an E, April 15, 2020

Bridey Ellis

It’s hard to become obsessed with watching a series with so many options right at our fingertips. But driven by well-thought out plot lines, stunning cinematography and breathtaking costume design, Anne with an E, an adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables, shines through as a series too good to be missed. It’s a three-season epic to be binge watched to your heart’s content.

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The Persistent Genius of Bob Dylan: Unravelling Murder Most Foul, April 12, 2020

Will Minack

After an eight-year drought of original material, the enigmatic folk icon returns with a 17-minute cultural odyssey centred on the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Interview—Calico Sunday: Fresh Band, Fresh Single, Refreshing Sound, April 11, 2020

Lauren Berry

Young Melbourne rock n’ roll band Calico Sunday’s new single ‘She’s My Gun’ is out now. The song represents the band’s essence; it has a classic sound, rich, golden female vocals, sizzling lead guitar breaks and hard, honest drum beats. The up and coming band’s music is familiar, yet twinged with new flavours…convention pushing its way into innovation.

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Blanket Songs for Staying Calm and Staying Inside, April 4, 2020

Radio Fodder Music and Blog Teams

If a soothing cup of tea ☕️ could make noise it would sound like this playlist.

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Niall Horan ‘Heartbreak Weather’ Album Review: PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME DEVOTION?, March 26, 2020

Markella Votzourakis

Niall Horan uses his second studio album Heartbreak Weather to analyse the rise and fall of a relationship from different points of view. But he is rarely accusatory or even particularly self-pitying throughout, which is refreshing and consistent with his clean, easy-going marketing image. How coincidental!

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11 Greatest Television Theme Songs of All Time, March 22, 2020

Keely Tzoukos

It’s time for me to dust off my novelty Central Perk coffee mug, serenade my neighbour’s stinky feline, and dance wildly in the fountain behind the Royal Exhibition Building, because the cast of Friends is reuniting.

In honour of the forthcoming reunion special, I’ve compiled a list of the best television theme songs of all time. Because we all know Friends would be nothing without those four – NOT five – iconic claps…

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The Good Place—Blazingly Clever Yet Misfiring Series Comes to a Poignant End (Review), February 25, 2020

Keely Tzoukos

Only after you’ve endured The Good Place’s dreary and shambolic final seasons, does it become clear that the earlier seasons were truly magnificent. Likewise, it’s only after the finale, as you find yourself surrounded by tear-stained tissues, that you connect emotionally with the series and its overarching message.

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Review—Scott & Charlene’s Wedding at The Tote Hotel, February 25, 2020

Will Minack

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding returned to the Tote last month, launching a batch of wry, restless tracks from their new EP When in Rome, Carpe Diem.

Craig Dermody and co. took to the stage nearly an hour late, just moments before midnight. Nobody in the Tote crowd seemed to mind. The Melbourne-based band were playing on their home ground – and kicking into the wind.

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Big Cats Come Out to Play—The Cat Empire at Melbourne Zoo Twilights Review, February 18, 2020

Lauren Berry

Dance-party aficionados The Cat Empire brought a musically-ferocious, family-friendly fiesta to Melbourne Zoo’s Twilights event this summer. I went along to check out the cats playing at the zoo, in awe at their ability to connect us all in a serotonin-explosion of human celebration.

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Mariah Carey, Three Decades On, February 17, 2020

Mark Yin

She’s the only artist ever to top the Billboard Hot 100 in four decades, from ‘Vision of Love’ in 1990 to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, the last chart-topper of 2019 and the first of the 2020s. 2020 will also mark the 30th anniversary of her eponymous debut album, still serving as an inspiration to a generation of artists.

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Music moods for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020

Radio Fodder Music Team, Bec Meier

Valentine’s Day is a day of many emotions, whether you love the idea of the day or hate it. So, to help move the day along, we made playlists to suit all and any of your Valentine’s needs.

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Review—Carly Rae Jepsen, The Dedicated Tour 2019 Melbourne, December 12, 2019

Monique O’Rafferty

Last Monday 2 December, Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen brought The Dedicated Tour to The Forum, Melbourne for a sold out show that could only be described as a modern-day disco extravaganza.

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Review—Middle Kids, New Songs For Old Problems Tour 2019 Melbourne, November 28, 2019

Monique O’Rafferty

On Sunday 17 November, Sydney alt-rock band Middle Kids returned to The Forum for the Melbourne leg of their New Songs For Old Problems Tour.

And boy was I blown away.

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Blurring Genres—Gorillaz, and the Art of Indescribable Music, November 18, 2019

Lauren Berry

As with other art forms, music resonates with the body­—it plucks at your heart strings, or, if it’s not especially poetic, it at least stimulates exhilaration throughout your blood, or jams with the inner snare drum of your soul. Music makes us feel something indescribable—and perhaps it shouldn’t have to be described in words, but left as a beautiful craft and stimulus for our wordless inner contentment.

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Alex Cameron—‘Miami Memory’ Album Review, November 17, 2019

Will Minack

On Miami Memory—an intimate portrayal of a modern-day relationship—Alex Cameron sheds his skin. He empties out the wardrobe of elaborate costumes he spent years crafting across his first two albums. In place of these characters, Cameron steps into the spotlight as himself, showcasing a skilled ability to write songs with naked sincerity.

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When Did It All Stop Making Sense?, November 17, 2019

Lauren Berry

‘How did I get here?’ and other questions you may ask yourself…

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The Grogans ‘Just What You Want’—Album Review In Brief, November 8, 2019

Ian Cranfield

In early October, Melbourne surf-Rock band The Grogans released their debut album Just What You Want. It’s the album you didn’t know you needed.

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Angel Olsen’s Lesson in Knowing Yourself—‘All Mirrors’ Album Review, October 27, 2019

Tiia Kelly

Although Olsen’s record takes place in the aftermath of a breakup, it resists the typical conventions of a ‘breakup album’. Here, the past is not a source of pain, but a catalyst for reflection. The album does not mourn, so much as it makes peace.

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5 Date-Spots in Brunswick to Impress Your Hipster Crush, October 26, 2019

Joy Ong

Want to impress that cute alternative boy/girl in your African-Drumming breadth class? Take them on an indie film-esque date to Brunswick, the hipster suburb of your dreams.

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Photos—Lazy Ghost at The Gasometer Hotel, October 16, 2019

Ian Cranfield

Photos from Lazy Ghost’s live performance at The Gasometer Hotel on September 22.

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Review—Troye Sivan, The Bloom Tour 2019 Melbourne, October 9, 2019

Monique O’Rafferty

There is nothing like seeing an artist perform live in their hometown, and pop-icon Troye Sivan was no exception. On Wednesday 25 September, Troye performed a sold-out show to 7,000 adoring fans at Margaret Court Arena. And boy did he blow us all away!

Only one song into his set, Troye was already pulling out his signature dance moves: hip thrusts, body rolls and slut drops! The arena felt like such a safe space to be unapologetically yourself and really let loose.

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Review—Doja Cat at Listen Out 2019, October 8, 2019

Alana Bolger

“Shout out to all the big butts, the small ones, the medium ones” shouts Doja to the crowd.

Doja is aware of her presence – she knows what she’s doing and isn’t afraid to sell it. She clearly doesn’t let any ideas of what a rapper ‘should’ be – or what a ‘female rapper’ should be – dictate any aspect of her image or output.

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Another Romantic Sadboi Soundtrack—Surf Curse’s ‘Heaven Surrounds You’ Album Review, October 2, 2019

Ian Cranfield

Two years after their sophomore release, Nothing Yet, Surf Curse have yet again created another soundtrack for sad boys and girls.

This “coming of age epic” features track titles inspired by cult films they’ve cherished throughout their young adult lives.

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Review—Vera Blue, The Way That You Love Me Tour 2019 Geelong, September 28, 2019

Monique O’Rafferty

Vera emerged in a haze of shimmering yellow to a teaser of ‘The Way That You Love Me’. She wore a sheer, yellow ensemble over a yellow bodysuit with chunky sneakers. I could never! With a cheeky grin towards the audience, she opened the show with ‘Private’, giving the crowd a first taste of her signature dance moves and vocal range.

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11 Nostalgic Pop Rock Songs From Our Teen Days, September 17, 2019

Lindsay Wong

Pop rock – I loved the guitar riffs, low bass lines, intense drumming and raw vocals of this genre. At one point in your teenage life, you’ve probably had some of these songs on your iPod playlists. When I’m in a particularly nostalgic mood, I give these songs and artists a listen.

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Review—LANY World Tour 2019 Melbourne, September 11, 2019

Monique O’Rafferty

When I first saw that LANY was bringing their World Tour to Margaret Court Arena on July 19, I wasn’t really sure whether I wanted to buy tickets.

Was I really prepared to be moshing amongst a sea of children, covered in the superfluid of teens—a mix of sweat, tears and cheap vodka smuggled into the area in yoghurt pouches?

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Albums vs. Playlists—The Great Debate, September 6, 2019

Lucy Myers

It’s a debate as old as time. Well, as old as the technological developments that allow for different modes of recording and publishing sounds in a variety of different formats… at least.

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Late Night Thoughts on Tyler the Creator’s Album Artwork, August 29, 2019

Elektra Flaskas-Troaditis

Completely intrigued at how he explains his interest in character development, I can’t help but voice my completely biased opinions on the way he creates a different persona in each album cover and reinvents his sound without sacrificing his radical edge. However, there is a real aesthetic consistency to this artistry, as he possesses an innate capacity to work with a complex and multi-faceted character within his extensive body of creative work.

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Interview with Josh Dykgraaf, August 20, 2019

Anastasija Svarevska

Josh Dykgraaf, a photo-shop artist playing with images as one would play with Lego.

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Mudfest Comedy Gala—Meet Foolery Press, August 19, 2019

Lauren Berry

“Foolery Press is – and we make no apologies for this pun – hot off the press.”

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Top 10 Bops of 2018, November 2, 2018

Trent Vu It’s nearing the end of the year. It’s getting too hot for my liking. I’ve even started to see some people in my neighbourhood putting up Christmas lights. Coles is probably starting to sell hot cross buns already. Who knows. All I know is that, while it hasn’t been my favourite year for […]

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12 Best Songs to Cry to, September 30, 2018

CW: death, AIDS, suicide By Trent Vu I’m a crier. I cry at everything. I’ll immediately start bawling my eyes out when I’m thrown the slightest inconvenience. Whenever I receive a compliment from someone, the floodgates are immediately opened. And I can’t help but turn on the waterworks when I crumble under the stress of […]

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Review—Vance Joy: Nation of Two Tour Melbourne, September 18, 2018

Monique O’Rafferty On September 15, Vance Joy brought his Nation of Two Tour to Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, supported by Didirri and Cub Sport. Here’s a run down of how my night went.  The Prep Usually my pre concert concert routine involves days of last minute outfit changes, very extra hair and makeup prep, […]

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Concert Review: Aydan Calafiore Live in Melbourne, August 19, 2018

By Trent Vu I watch a lot of TV. Probably a bit too much of it. There’s no show I get invested in more than The Voice Australia. I’ve watched it with an almost religious devotion since the reality singing show first aired in 2012. I transitioned from an adoring viewer to an avid fan when […]

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Modjo and the Heyday of Nu-Disco, August 13, 2018

Matilda Morley The much-fabled death of disco was perhaps one of the most heinous musical crimes of the twentieth century, and no sooner than its bedazzled casket was lowered into the ground did the general public collectively turn their backs in shame. Disco, renowned for its status as the ultimate in dance music and its […]

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Best Albums of the Year (So Far), August 9, 2018

The first half of 2018 has been an interesting one in the music world. The Carters in true Carter style dropped an album out of nowhere, old faithful Brit rockers Arctic Monkeys released an album that can only be described as… uhh… divisive, and a bunch of youngins joined the scene to release some really […]

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Music Can’t Be Everything: James Blake and the Myth of the Suffering Genius, August 7, 2018

By Lucy Myers CW: Mental health, depression, anxiety This article discusses mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with these issues, please know that you can contact Beyond Blue for help here. “Yes, James Blake is still sad.” The subtitle for Pitchfork’s review of James Blake’s new single ‘Don’t Miss […]

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20 Forgotten Songs from the ’00s, July 25, 2018

by Trent Vu There are some songs that stand the test of time—Celine Dion’s heart-wrenching power ballad My Heart Will Go On, Britney Spears’ iconic bop Toxic, Toto’s meme-tastic Africa. But then there are those songs that fall into the cracks. This post is for all those hits that, for one reason or another, everyone […]

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Animal Collective have announced a new album. What does this mean for you? And why?, July 9, 2018

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 […]

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Autechre Melbourne Live Review, June 27, 2018

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 […]

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Every Little Mix Single Ranked, May 29, 2018

By Trent Vu Anyone who knows me will have copped an earful about my love of the British girl group Little Mix. I love them. I’m obsessed with them. They’re everything to me. I’m thisclose to setting up a shrine to the girls in my bedroom. Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy always serve serious vocals, […]

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Top 10 Reality Singing Show Contestants, April 23, 2018

by Trent Vu Reality singing shows are a big part of my life. It’s kind of sad actually. I have a near-encyclopaedic knowledge of all things pertaining to American Idol, The X Factor and The Voice. I can recite the names of the winners of the fifteen seasons of American Idol without breaking a sweat. […]

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Oh Wonder at The Forum, April 23, 2018

by Lucette Moulang The hum of energy was electric as fans lined the outside wall of the Forum, craning their necks to glimpse the doorway and a possible sighting of Oh Wonder’s Anthony and Josephine. I was amongst the eager, having previously missed opportunities to see the duo perform despite my identity as a die-hard worshipper […]

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2018 “Best Audience” Nominee List Released, April 16, 2018

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 […]

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Interview: Scrimp Shrampi’s Jake Fossey, April 9, 2018

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 […]

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Brockhampton: The SATURATION Albums From Worst to Best, April 9, 2018

Muna Shauki Move over One Direction (R.I.P), N-Sync and BTS, because today I need to talk to you about Brockhampton. In a nutshell, Brockhampton is a more diverse, equally charming One Direction – but with BARS. In 2017, they literally saturated listeners with music by pumping out three full-length albums as part of their SATURATION […]

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New Releases Round-Up Review, March 14, 2018

Claire Longhouse Once again this time of year is inundated with an insane amount of great Aussie music. There were too many albums I wanted to review as my first blog back. So instead of choosing one, I’ve decided to review a few in convenient bite-sized pieces. Ball Park Music- Good Mood Brisbane band Ball […]

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Review: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, March 12, 2018

Lucette Moulang Diving headfirst back into the indie rock charts, Liverpool band The Wombats have delivered a polished and likeable album, reminiscent of their earlier sound and interjected with a handful of high calibre tracks. Following synth-heavy 2015 album Glitterbug, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life harks back to The Wombats’ roots in hook-lyricism and […]

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8 Iconic Bops From 2008, March 5, 2018

Trent Vu At 21 years of age, I wouldn’t consider myself old. But recently, as I’ve commenced the fourth year of my Arts degree, I’ve definitely begun to feel time catch up with me. Being an Asian, I have a warped sense of age, because we comparatively look younger. As they say: “Asian don’t raisin”. […]

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6 Music Formats Set to Make a Comeback Once Vinyl is Seized by the Government for Recycled Weapons Material, February 28, 2018

Matilda Morley Ever since the government committed to its ‘Green Hands, Green Lands’ recycling scheme after scrutiny was directed towards the PM and his International Warfare Party’s stance on renewable energy, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting their first official “Greenitiative”. Here at Radio Fodder, we strongly believe in making baseless predictions to fuel our writing […]

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Interview: FOLEY!’s Mick Porter, February 19, 2018

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 – […]

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Live Review: Taking My Mum to Sylvan Esso, February 9, 2018

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 […]

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Album Review: Lomelda – Thx, February 5, 2018

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 […]

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Alex’s Top Ten of 2017, November 15, 2017

Alex Epstein 2017 was an awful year for pretty much everybody, but as always, it could have been much worse. It isn’t technically over yet, but I’m planning on sleeping for the next three months, so this couldn’t wait. I spent most of 2017 digging into artists’ back catalogues, but I managed to catch a few […]

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Charting the wilderness of Mount Eerie, October 29, 2017

Alex Epstein “But I’m small I’m not a planet at all I’m small We’re all,” sings Phil Elverum in the first Microphones song I ever heard, and so began a five year journey of discovery, exploration, rediscovery, reexploration; and on, and on, and so on. Mount Eerie, and formerly The Microphones, is the title of […]

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Lotta Sea Lice: friendship, the suburbs, and the blues you all know and love, October 15, 2017

Alex Epstein I listen to this album on a sunny Sunday morning in Melbourne, just as Philadelphia settles in to their Saturday night. It brings back all the late mornings I spent with a cup of coffee and A Sea of Split Peas. It’s brick-fence, garden-wall, sunny cul-de-sac backyard, and truly lovely. “Oh, I love […]

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Taylor Swift: Minimalism, Rebirth and Dubious Behaviour, September 16, 2017

Matilda Morley In light of recent popular discourse regarding Taylor Swift’s image upheaval, the last few weeks have seen me struggling to collect my thoughts and settle upon a definitive opinion. At long last, I think I have summed up exactly how I feel here. By no means will this be another tired, Buzzfeed-esque listicle […]

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Mouth Moods is extremely good, September 10, 2017

Alex Epstein Neil Cicierega’s 2017 album Mouth Moods seems, on its face, a continuation of the usual treatment of music as meme. Anyone remotely familiar with ‘meme culture’ knows what Smashmouth’s “All Star” or Shannon Noll’s “What About Me” represent – mockery, ‘cringe humour’, a partially self-aware retrospective of the ‘00s, a decade littered with […]

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Luciferian Towers: Post-Rock and the Apocalypse, September 7, 2017

  Alex Epstein Listen to “Undoing A Luciferian Towers” here. Montréal post-rock icons Godspeed You! Black Emperor (colloquially, “Godspeed” or “GY!BE”) have vowed to return on September 22nd, 2017, with their four-movement LP Luciferian Towers. Continuing a discography that has been universally acclaimed, artistically challenging, and strongly political; the first track released from their latest, […]

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The Modern Lullaby, August 30, 2017

Matilda Morley “Curating a Musical Midnight Remedy” The first time I fell asleep to a dedicated sleep playlist I was fifteen. Earlier that day I had checked in for my knee reconstruction surgery at Sunshine Hospital, a shining beacon of medical adequacy that rests off the side of the Western Ring Road and boasts a […]

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The Round-Up: Aussie Edition, August 21, 2017

Claire Longhouse  The past few weeks in the Australian music industry has been exceptionally generous. The new King Gizzard just dropped, as well as the new Gold Class album. It’s hard to keep up with the high rate of good quality content being made over here. I’ve wanted to review all four of these albums, […]

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Synthesisationality, August 14, 2017

       Alex Epstein        thefreedictionary.com defines a synthesiser as an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods. In many ways they are correct but in many they are wrong. What thefreedictionary.com gets wrong here is that the synthesiser is actually a musical instrument. From LCD to OPN, LFO to ELO, the […]

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Life in High Fidelity, August 11, 2017

    Alex Epstein “‘Have you got any soul?’ a woman asks the next afternoon. That depends, I feel like saying; some days yes, some days no.” High Fidelity is about music in the way Groundhog Day is about the weather. Cynically depressed record-store owner Rob Fleming’s life is not about music: as a narrative […]

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HAIM- Something to Tell You, August 10, 2017

Claire Longhouse  HAIM’s waited return offers a tracklist that seems to be ‘Days Are Gone 2.0’, however this time their unrelenting pop sound lacks the charm and freshness that everyone adored on their infectious debut. The first time I heard HAIM was at Splendour in the Grass 2013. Their debut hadn’t been released yet, and […]

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Best Albums of 2017 So Far, July 31, 2017

Claire Longhouse  And so begins another semester. Another awkward introduction at the first tutorial, another dash between classes for a fix of caffeine, and another few months of pretending to have read all the prescribed readings. So before the real stress of the semester begins, I thought I’d share my early favourites of 2017 so […]

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Tunes to get you through the Winter, June 15, 2017

Claire Longhouse We’re lucky here in Melbourne. We get seasons. Who wants to soak up beautiful sunshine all day every day? Not I. Who wants the opportunity to wear pretty dresses and run around outside without the fear of a rainstorm? Not I. Queenslanders might have the luxury of wearing their Birkenstocks all year round, […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Vinyl, May 10, 2017

Claire Longhouse  So I recently bought a record player that I couldn’t afford. It was on special and has all the features I was looking for. It even has a cassette player for the most extreme of hipsters*. As such, I have made it a resolution of mine to buy more vinyl. Why, you may […]

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Gig Review: Good Boy & Jarrow Split 7″ Launch, April 27, 2017

Claire Longhouse  Collingwood landmark The Gasometer Hotel is a cherished place for any fan of live music. They have the best selection of gigs from all sides of the genre spectrum, and you can go to majority of them with a twenty in one hand and a reasonably priced beer in the other. Friday night […]

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Record Store Day 2017, April 21, 2017

Claire Longhouse  It may be a little late to post this, but if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow, why not check out what’s on offer at this year’s annual Record Store Day? There are a plethora of events happening around Melbourne, and even if you just pop down to your local record […]

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The Smith Street Band- More Scared of You Than You are of Me, April 12, 2017

The well-known Melbournian punk rockers are back in top form with the most fully-formed, fun and heartfelt release of their careers, but it also raises some red flags. The band’s fourth LP More Scared of You Than You are of Me opens strong. First track ‘Forrest’ sets energy levels at an ultimate high. It slaps […]

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What’s on this weekend?, March 30, 2017

Short answer: quite a bit. A Week in Melbourne Music  Take a well-earned study break, and venture into one of the best live music cities in the world. THIS Week… Thursday, 30th of March – Longboys A laid-back stoner-rock daydream, and as atmospheric and welcoming as a snooze on the veranda in suburbia, Longboys are […]

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9 Tips to Help you dive into Melbourne’s Music Scene, March 27, 2017

Claire Longhouse  Melbourne has one of the most diverse and exuberant music scenes in the world. It’s right up there with Brooklyn and London when it comes to local musicianship and live tunes. Skimming music magazines or regularly listening in to Triple J is a great start, but if you really want to jump head […]

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A Week in Melbourne Music – 23rd to 29th of March, March 22, 2017

A Week in Melbourne Music  Take a well-earned study break, and venture into one of the best live music cities in the world. THIS Week… Thursday, 23rd of March – Howlite Electronic pop that delves into ethereal territory with layered vocals and harmonic soundscapes, Howlite’s dreamy guitar fuzz and Florence and the Machine infused aesthetic is coming this Thursday to The […]

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The Round-Up: March 6th-20th, March 20, 2017

When trying to figure out which album to review for you this week, it struck me just how overwhelmingly generous the industry has been lately. The past fortnight has seen new releases from veterans such as The Shins, The Magnetic Fields and Spoon, as well as relatively new names to the scene including Jay Som and […]

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A Week in Melbourne Music – 16th to 22nd of March, March 16, 2017

A Week in Melbourne Music Take a well-earned study break, and venture into one of the best live music cities in the world. THIS Week… Thursday, 16th of March – Longboys A laid-back stoner-rock daydream, and as atmospheric and welcoming as a snooze on the veranda in suburbia, Longboys are bringing their Mac DeMarco infused aesthetic to Bar […]

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A Week in Melbourne Music – 9th to 15th of March, March 8, 2017

A Week in Melbourne Music 9th to 15th of March Take a well-earned study break, and venture into one of the best live music cities in the world. Once again, another week in Melbourne offers an excellent excuse to escape the exhaustible boredom that is university, pull some mates together, and adventure into some increasingly […]

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Five Fab Females you Should be Listening to, March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day is a day of celebrating all the amazing women that have, and continue to, shape the world. As such, I thought it’d be fitting to give you a list of rockin’ women whose music fills stages and inspires the next generation of rad rockstar gals. Mitski Asian-American Mitski killed it last year with […]

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana, February 27, 2017

With supposedly five albums being released this year, the Melbournian psych rockers prove there’s ample raw power and innovative fuel left in the King Gizz tank. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard had a career-defining 2016: Nonagon Infinity teetered at the top of the ARIA album charts, they ripped up stages at Splendour in the […]

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The First Fodder Blog: A Cordial Introduction, February 24, 2017

Hello music appreciators, players and critics alike; welcome to Fodder Blog! Think of this blog as the weird and nerdy cousin of the more famous Fodder Radio station.  Fodder Blog is your new go-to for album reviews, gig guides, and pseudo-insightful commentary on everything and everyone from Frank Ocean to Thee Oh Sees. Close that bookmarked […]

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Radio Fodder January Playlist, January 18, 2017

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Semester 2 Shows, September 6, 2016

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Listen to Podcasts, September 6, 2016

Have a tute during your favourite show or simply want to check out the talent before your commit to any Live Listening? Look no further – we’ve got you covered. Listen to our latest Podcast below, or keep scrolling to listen to some of our Featured shows. More show podcasts and playlists coming soon – bear […]

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Radio Fodder at the Farmer’s Market, September 6, 2016

Every Wednesday from 10am – 2pm, presenters and DJs from Radio Fodder will be bring sweet tunes to the Farmer’s Market. Come down to the Concrete Lawns near Union House to enjoy some bagels and strawberries and while you’re at it, grab a copy of Farrago and chat to Radio Fodder about how you can tune in […]

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2015 End of Year Party, October 24, 2015

On Thursday, 22nd October 2015, we had an end of year send-off for The Fodder, including a live broadcast from Systems Gardens. (But fret not! A bunch of shows are continuing past the end of semester.) Download the podcast here.

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Feminist Banter: Tuesday, 20th October 2015, October 20, 2015

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Feminist Banter: Sunday, 13th September 2015, September 13, 2015

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