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MUCH MORE THAN JUST RESORT WEAR

It’s funny that whenever the mercury dips below the high teens, my mind starts planning an island holiday. But who doesn’t enjoy the chance to break free from your everyday life and mundane wardrobe, and fill a suitcase with summery clothes that make you feel like you’re on holiday just packing them? It’s a no-brainer […]

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DONNARUMMA – A SONIC PUNCH TO THE GUT

Donnarumma are an exhilarating rock/roots three-piece from Adelaide, South Australia. Inspired by modern contemporaries such as Arcade Fire and Jeff Buckley, the trio gives it their absolute all to leave the hairs on their listeners’ arms standing up and the goosebumps popping like chicken skin. They’ve recently released a debut EP and they’ll be playing […]

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The Beast Bandage Q&A: Grinspoon

Grinspoon really need no introduction. Having formed in 1995 in the backwaters of Lismore, they went on to become one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the late 90s and naughties. Their live performances were second to none, with front man Phil Jamieson regularly whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Though they now […]

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BORICH MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM

In terms of locally grown Eastern Beaches musical talent, few if any bands have come close to achieving the success of Cog this millennium. After a near six-year hiatus from the end of 2010 until mid 2016, Cog returned with a run of headline shows and they’re still growing strong. Cog drummer Lucius Borich was […]

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THE UNRELIABLE GUIDE TO… STAND-UP COMEDY

The Sydney Comedy Festival is bringing the giggles our way soon (April 24-May 21) and it made me think: what is ‘funny’? What makes you laugh will be guided by your own culturally directed sense of humour, but the Unreliable Guide has strong beliefs when it comes to stand-up comedy. Call me old-fashioned, but it […]

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AN ELECTRO DUO CALLED AMERICAN DOUBLES

American Doubles is an Australian electronic music duo based in Melbourne. Made up of Robert Smith and Justin Hamilton, their debut single, Swell, an underwater opus of sorts, recently hit the airwaves. The Beast caught up with Mr. Hamilton during the month… If I had to describe our sound in one sentence… I’d say it’s […]

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GINGER AND THE GHOST – QUIRKY AS F**K

Multi-dimensional Sydney artists Ginger and the Ghost have created an all-encompassing music project using film/costume/spacial design/ installation art and audiovisual elements. Put simply, they’re quirky as f**k. With their first single, GLOW, from their upcoming album New Rituals set to hit the airwaves on March 17, we fired a few questions at Ginger and the […]

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BAR RAIDERS ARE BACK, ALRIGHT

Since releasing their eponymous debut album back in 2010, Sydney electronic dance musicians Bag Raiders (a.k.a. Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) have been amassing a stack of new music, which they’re now ready to share with the world. With their new single ‘Beat Me To The Punch’ lighting up the airwaves, Bar Raiders are embarking […]

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CASTLECOMER – INFECTIOUS ENOUGH TO GET YOU MOVING AND GROOVING

Eclectic Sydney rockers Castlecomer are about to set out on a east coast tour to unleash their new EP, All of the Noise. During the month we fired a few questions at Castlecomer bass player Joe Kennedy… My first memory of music is… obviously The Wiggles! I’m a 90s kid. Yeah Jeff, wake up mate! […]

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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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