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Interview: Scrimp Shrampi’s Jake Fossey

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 […]

April 9, 2018
Lotta Sea Lice: friendship, the suburbs, and the blues you all know and love

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 […]

October 15, 2017
Taylor Swift: Minimalism, Rebirth and Dubious Behaviour

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 […]

September 16, 2017
The Modern Lullaby

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 […]

August 30, 2017
The Round-Up: Aussie Edition

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, […]

August 21, 2017
Synthesisationality

       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 […]

August 14, 2017
Best Albums of 2017 So Far

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 […]

July 31, 2017
Tunes to get you through the Winter

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, […]

June 15, 2017
Gig Review: Good Boy & Jarrow Split 7″ Launch

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 […]

April 27, 2017
The Smith Street Band- More Scared of You Than You are of Me

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 […]

April 12, 2017
A Week in Melbourne Music – 9th to 15th of March

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 […]

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

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 […]

March 8, 2017
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana

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 […]

February 27, 2017
Radio Fodder at the Farmer’s Market

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 […]

September 6, 2016