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Spank Rock

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By Natalie Liechti in New Music on Thursday 22 March 2007

Baltimore’s bad boys are back! Spank Rock recently put their stamp on the latest serving from hip London club, Fabric. Producer Alex Epton discusses the method behind the madness. Following the huge success of Yoyoyoyoyo, how has life changed? ‘The biggest change for me has been just that: I now make records for a living! […]

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The Science of Sleep

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By Natalie Liechti in New Events on Tuesday 13 March 2007

Where would we be without Michel Gondry’s delightfully childlike vision and playful interpretations of the world and its occupants? The Science of Sleep, Gondry’s latest contribution to celluloid encapsulates all this and so much more. Toiling away in a job he hates, Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal) pines for his neighbour, Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Escaping […]

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Operator Please

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By Natalie Liechti in New Music on Saturday 10 March 2007

Scoring a box of doughnuts can do strange things to a band. When Brisbane indie outfit, Operator Please, took out first place – and the doughnuts – in a local band competition, something clicked. Having only met and formed a few weeks earlier, thanks to vocalist/guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, Operator Please not only continued to play […]

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New Pants

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By Natalie Liechti in New Music on Tuesday 6 March 2007

Formed in ’96 with the intention of creating music that portrayed the ‘spirit of youth’, Beijing’s New Pants veer between punk and electro, often chaotically merging the two. They have a new album out, Dragon Tiger Panacea, and the video for the title track is definitely worth checking out. How would you describe Dragon Tiger […]

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Mickey Avalon

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By Natalie Liechti in New Music on Saturday 17 February 2007

Meet Mickey Avalon, as famous for his delightfully rudimentary hip-hop tunes as he is for the debauched and tragic past he raps about. With a warts ‘n’ all attitude, Avalon and sometime cohort, photographer Mark the Cobra Snake, are bringing their unapologetic trash-chic to a town near you. Following a tumultuous upbringing involving drug abuse […]

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Latex For Fun

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By Natalie Liechti in New Events, New Trends on Monday 15 January 2007

Hurrah! Poor people need never be bored again! Or so say the team behind toy design project, Latex for Fun. Founder and designer Max-o-matic put forth the challenge to create an affordable toy using nothing more than DIY ethos and a balloon. ‘It started by chance’, he explains. ‘I found a bag of balloons at […]

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Macromantics

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By Natalie Liechti in New Music on Wednesday 10 January 2007

Australian emcee Romy Hoffman, otherwise known as Macromantics, released one of the better albums of 2006 – Moments in Movement. Think Sage Francis-style spitfire delivery, twisted beats and unpredictably poetic flows. ‘I made this record as a necessity for my own sanity and as a documentation of where I was, in my head and heart. […]

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The Chicken Noodle Soup

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By Natalie Liechti in Cool Travel, New Trends on Wednesday 29 November 2006

Forget krumping, breaking, and popping and locking, the latest craze sweeping urban club dancefloors is the chicken noodle soup. Thanks to Harlem teens DJ Webstar and Young B’s and their recent hit, Chicken Noodle Soup, kids the world over are twisting it up, with YouTube also assisting in spreading the phenomenon. Taking direct influence from […]

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