Collarbones are Sydney’s Marcus Whale and Adelaide’s Travis Cook, a couple of friends that met over the internet and used to chat about music after school on MSN. What they didn’t know in those days was that their chats would lead to them being one of Australia’s most interesting and exciting electronic music duo’s.
J Award nominee, remix king and festival essential Flume (aka Harley Streten) is almost certainly Australia’s man of the moment. Going from playing small shows as a relatively unknown artist to playing festivals like Splendour In The Grass and Falls, it’s definitely been a whirlwind year for Streten.
Sydney’s electronic kings FISHING are set to reel in punters during their set at Sydney’s OutsideIn festival today, where they will join the likes of Africa Hitech, Flume and HTRK. We caught up with FISHING’s Russell Fitzgibbon before their set to talk about sampling, rapping and remixing.
Alt-J (∆) only released their debut album months ago, but the English lads are already considered favorites to take out the 2012 Mercury Prize. We sat down with drummer Thom Green to talk shrooms, finding video directors on the internet, and studying fine art.
HTRK, pronounced Hate Rock, are set to return to Australian shores next month for shows at the OutsideIn festival in Sydney and All Tomorrow’s Parties in Melbourne. Sounding like a bad trip dipped in desire laden synths, pounding drums and stuttering guitars, we sat down with Nigel Yang and Jonnine Standish to talk death, desire and chess.
I’ve been obsessed with Madonna lately. I think she is one of the most fascinating people alive today. People are very quick to dismiss her, but her level of creativity is something that is very aspirational to me as an artist. Everything is always fresh, yet familiar, poppy and explosive, but greatly controlled. Try to label her and […]
Australian pop siren Lenka takes a 360-degree approach to her music, cultivating a fantastically quirky visual aesthetic to match the lighthearted lilt of her compositions. Our friends at Flavorpill are featuring an exclusive interactive video interview with her where she talks about the making of her new album, why she wants to work with David […]
We asked Hobogestapo photographer Pat Stevenson what Australian nightlife means to him: ‘I believe the main characteristic that makes Sydney and Australia stand out from the rest of the world is how tightly knit our community is, everyone knows everyone. This may sound like a bad thing, but it actually makes things great. I find in Sydney we are like one big family, everyone is on good terms with each other and for the most part it’s a very positive, supporting group of very talented musicians and creatives pushing each other to achieve something truly unique’.
The Nightlife Exchange Project involves 14 countries around the world filling crates with the best of their local nightlife and exchanging their country’s crate with another. It kicked off in Australia with artist and China Heights curator Ed Woodley giving the Aussie crate a good lick of paint at Sydney’s Darling Harbour [pictured], and the crate will be making it’s way around the country before enjoying a send off party in October.