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Declan Kelly – Heart, Musicality, Oneness

Declan Kelly was born in Sydney to an Irish father and a Maori mother. His mother was a singer and exposed Declan to the life of a musician from an early age and he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life. Kelly grew up playing in bands around the […]

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Sydney Songstress Set to Reach Glorious Heights

Sydney-based singer-songwriter Montaigne is truly something to behold. With a new album, Glorious Heights, set to drop on August 5, and a national tour about to hit the road in September (with a Sydney show scheduled for October 8 at the Oxford Art Factory), we were fortunate enough to catch up with the thrilling, unconfined […]

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Behind the Lens with Celia Ruiz de Castilla

Ask anyone involved in the arts and they will tell you that the arts in Australia are seriously underfunded. As such, it is incredibly heartwarming to know that there are still legends out there dedicated to creating spaces for artists, no matter what. THE SPACE Gallery (www.thespacegallery.com.au) is a new Sydney pop-up gallery on Hunter […]

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A TASTE of Things to Come

Reformed 70s rock legends TASTE have recently released a new album, Life On Earth, and they’re just about to hit the road to promote the hell out of it with a show scheduled at Sydney’s Frankie’s Pizzeria on July 14. We caught up with TASTE lead vocalist and keyboardist Ken Murdoch during the month… If […]

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Film Review – Mustang

Title: Mustang Genre: Drama Reviewer: Linda Heller-Salvador Children just want to run free, have fun and be allowed to develop their own identities no matter what gender or country they are from. Co-written with Alice Winocour (Augustine), director Deniz Gamze Ergüven‘s first feature film depicts this innocence in a visually rich and breezy manner. Set […]

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Hiaground – a Little Bit Salty, but Also Very Sweet.

With roots deep within the thriving surf culture of the Eastern Suburbs, Hiaground is made up of two best mates, two brothers, and a Spanish rock god (better know as Jimmy Heathwood, Kyle Maguire, Liam Byrne, Pat Byrne, and Fernando Durango). They’re basically a bunch of mates who channel their ADHD into a blend of […]

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The Khanz, As In Genghis Khan

The Khanz are a four-piece act from Bondi. These Eastern Suburbs natives have been representing the region’s burgeoning music scene for some time, and have an organic, jungle-dance vibe that sounds like a slushie mixed with pop-rocks. We caught up with Themba, Nick, Kat, Harrison and Charlotte during the month… If we had to describe […]

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RÜFÜS Ready To Release A Group OF Jellyfish

Sydney electronic trio RÜFÜS lapped the globe several times after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Atlas, and now they’re back in town to release their heavily anticipated follow-up, Bloom on January 22. With an album tour slated (but details yet to be released at the time of print), we managed to grab […]

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Yolanda Be Cool Feeling The Vibes This Summer

There are few better blokes in the music industry than Eastern Beaches locals Matt Handley and Andrew Stanley, a.k.a. Yolanda Be Cool. The boys have signed up for the upcoming return of Vibes On A Summer’s Day, which will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on January 24, and we managed to fire a few […]

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Boy & Bear – The Only Name We Could Agree On

After the extraordinary success of their first two albums, Sydney rock-folksters Boy & Bear are back with their third album, ‘Limit of Love’. They’re currently gallivanting around Europe, but they’ll be back to dazzle local crowds in the New Year. We threw a few questions at drummer Tim Hart during the month… Our earliest music […]

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