I can’t quite express the joy that rippled through me as I watched performer after performer take to the stage. In a gloriously glittery range of out-there outfits, each tantalising glimpse of LED-soaked choreo, avant-garde Francophone balladry or even awkward green-screen gaffes had me gagging for more. At long last, the rehearsals have begun forContinue reading “Good Evening, Europe // On Eurovision”
Yours and Owls Festival held in Wollongong, AU was the first taste of large scale live music in a post-COVID world. Here’s one writer’s perspective on how it all went down.
No more can be written of Sappho without assuming a certain reality that may or may not have existed, and really this is the nature of her mythology. That every element of her music is music-less is part of the Sapphic music. That Sappho’s lyre will never produce a tone again, stimulates the continuity of her music, the listening for what can’t be heard.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has helped a weary nation through one of the bleakest winters in memory. So eat your heart out Shakespeare, revise that speech Churchill, frankly shut up Boris, it’s the queens of Series 2 that are giving me most to feel patriotic about in 2021.
In today’s age of cancel culture and online woke-ness, one mysterious internet memelord has taken a stand against a media institution. As a result, his unique 28 year-old male voice, possibly one of the last bastions of truth and justice in the Australian media landscape, has been silenced.
The most valuable seven inches of polyvinyl chloride were pressed into shape over and over again in 1965 before the twenty-third of December, at a plant most likely somewhere in Detroit, Michigan.
The tension between hope and despair that we all find ourselves in in 2021 was perfectly captured by 22 year-old Amanda Gorman’s stirring inauguration poem, ‘The Hill We Cilmb’.
As we look back on 2020, here is a list of my picks for MVPs of the year from a variety of media, but primarily related to music.
Onefour and Kid Laroi have similar beginnings. From rough neighbourhoods in typically maligned hoods around Sydney, to global audiences in a remarkably short time span. For Onefour, their road has been followed an organic, homegrown recipe for success. For The Kid Laroi, he chose to shoot straight for the big leagues to pursue success Stateside.
An analysis of lyrical content and vocal style for British post-hardcore alt-rock group Bring Me The Horizon.