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Balinese Shower Boards and Springsteen

Balinese Shower Boards and Springsteen

Kirin J Callinan’s debut album Embracism, released in June, has been met with near-universal praise on a critical level while simultaneously presenting its contemporaries with an intricate, experimental, and challenging work to match. Embracism mediates between Callinan’s trademark sonic experimentation, cathartic ballads, and nostalgic reminiscing, to electronic influences quite absent in his previous work.  All […]

Hikikomori: the art of isolation

Hikikomori: the art of isolation

Jeremy Elphick reflects on the sound of silence

No swearing in Church

No swearing in Church

Jeremy Elphick survived an interview with Steve Kilbey, frontman of The Church

An interview tangentially related to The National

An interview tangentially related to The National

The National have always been a ‘band of brothers’: Bryce and Aaron Dessner, Bryan and Scott Devendorf, and then there’s Matt Berninger. The group’s towering frontman is the sole figure of the band lacking a ‘brother’. He’s not an only child, as many might assume; his brother just prefers heavy metal. Tom Berninger, the younger […]

The time I met Ali Jafari

The time I met Ali Jafari

Ali Jafari was granted asylum in Australia but returned to a detention after an incorrect security assessment. Before the assessment could be corrected, Jafari died in detention. Jeremy Elphick met the man whom Australia’s detention system failed.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Indonesia is geographically adjacent to us and has a population of 238 million people, as well as a government that celebrates and endorses the mass murdering of more than half a million people that occurred between 1965 and 1966.

Someone Still Loves You Boris – Boris at Manning Bar, June 21

Someone Still Loves You Boris – Boris at Manning Bar, June 21

Boris aren’t a band to shy away from experimenting, writes Jeremy Elphick.

Rough sleepers: homelessness in Sydney

Rough sleepers: homelessness in Sydney

Jeremy Elphick is lying in the gutter, looking at the stars.

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Jeremy Elphick went nuts at the Sydney Film Festival.

Interview: Collarbones

Interview: Collarbones

Jeremy Elphick chats about the internet and collaborative music

No Homo(phobia)

No Homo(phobia)

“Come take a stab at it faggot, I pre-ordered your casket” doesn’t really paint a very welcoming image… under, well, any circumstances whatsoever. The Odd Future collective, particularly their de facto leader, Tyler the Creator, have been lambasted for the use of such blatant homophobia in their music (fun facts: Tyler’s album, Goblin, contains a […]