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The earth has music for those who listen

The earth has music for those who listen

Avani Dias spoke to house producer Late Nite Tuff Guy about Adelaide, career changes, and the Australian dance music scene

Caption contest – UNI SHMOONEY

Caption contest – UNI SHMOONEY

A mixtape to celebrate the end of summer. To win a double pass to the Uni Shmooney gig at FBi Social, just send us your wittiest caption idea for the photo above to editors@localhost/honiold.

Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

From opening Boiler Room sets at Big Day Out to sold-out parties in New York, Sydney trio RÜFÜS are making dance music waves says Lucy Hughes Jones

Free your mind and the rest will follow: Interview with Cut Copy

Free your mind and the rest will follow: Interview with Cut Copy

Phoebe Moloney spoke to Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford about their new album, psychedelia, and the iconic Sydney band’s continual transformation

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Gordi

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Gordi

We spoke to Gordi, a 20-year-old singer songwriter studying Medicine full-time at Sydney University

Playing with the boys

Playing with the boys

Matilda Surtees objects to sexism in electronic music

The festival of fire

The festival of fire

Stella Ktenas falls down, down, down into the Burning Seed

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Okin Osan

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Okin Osan

Meet the band that took out third place in this year’s band comp

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 […]

Homohop, Gayhop, Queerhop

Homohop, Gayhop, Queerhop

Homohop, gayhop, queerhop: these are all terms used to describe a vibrant subgenre within hip-hop that has its roots in the work of artists who have been producing music for decades. Not to generalise, but they are all extremely cute, and were all being queer and saying queer things in the hip hop and rap […]

A birthday party, and we’re all invited

A birthday party, and we’re all invited

Avani Dias looks back on FBi radio’s 10 years

Interview: The Preatures

Chelsea Reed had a chat with singer and guitarist Gideon to get the story behind their latest release.

No swearing in Church

No swearing in Church

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

Delve into the deep Pond

Delve into the deep Pond

Adam Disney spoke to Sydney band, Pond, about their new album Hobo Rocket

Iceland is a place Of Monsters and Men

Samantha Jonscher spoke to the Icelandic band about their hometown, visiting Australia, and their time at Splendour in the Grass.

Bender in the Grass

Bender in the Grass

Maria Chen looks at the risks of smuggling drugs into one of the biggest festivals in Australia

Top 5 reasons why K-pop is amazing and insane

Top 5 reasons why K-pop is amazing and insane

5) The music The brilliant thing about K-pop is it doesn’t have to deal with all that Western musical baggage like “consistency,” “authenticity,” and “credibility.” They just do whatever they want with sound as long as it’s catchy as all hell. The trend at the moment is to cram the hooks from three different songs […]

Mixtape 004 – Space is the place

Mixtape 004 – Space is the place

Music to jam to while you cruise down an asteroid belt. [spotifyplaybutton play="spotify:user:1153433192:playlist:47CbdDq2RLC1lrSvV4d085" view="list" size="500" sizetype="width" theme="white"]

Live from the living room

Live from the living room

In 2009, London musician Passion Ate Dave looked around him and did not like what he saw. In his view, seeing live music had come to fall into two distinct experiences: you were either in a giant amphitheatre watching tiny dots dance on a far away stage or you were in a tiny pub near […]

Guide to Honi Soirée

Guide to Honi Soirée

Avani Dias and Xiaoran Shi give you a taste of what’s on offer at Honi Soirée, a Red Rattler fundraiser happening at the Rat on August 9.

“Stop all that coon shit”: race and Kanye West

“Stop all that coon shit”: race and Kanye West

Racism is still alive, and Kanye West is the only mainstream artist out there who isn’t afraid to confront this head on.

Netiquette: the economics of Spotify

Netiquette: the economics of Spotify

Q: I want to use Spotify but Thom Yorke told me not to, how do I function? Mahmoud McDowell  (Arts/Science III)   A:  A fine question Mamster, and ably stated! For those readers with better things to do than peruse music blogs, the latest online hubbub concerns recent statements by certain musicians, including frontman/interpretive dancer […]

This album is Sharpe and rates more than Zero

Georgia Kriz went along to the album listening of the self -titled release by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

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.

Interview: the NOISE

Interview: the NOISE

Sean O’Grady listened to the NOISE, and then talked to their violinist

Interview: Collarbones

Interview: Collarbones

Jeremy Elphick chats about the internet and collaborative music

Review: Cloud Control at the Sydney Opera House

Review: Cloud Control at the Sydney Opera House

Katie Davern is up in the clouds

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – The Posse

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – The Posse

Avani Dias met some musicians from the Con that like to work hard and play hard

This charming man (or: Morrissey is an asshole but whatever)

This charming man (or: Morrissey is an asshole but whatever)

Bryant Apolonio knows how Joan of Arc felt.

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Adam Disney thinks you should see live music, even when it isn’t Bruce Springsteen

Chance Waters

Chance Waters

Max Schintler reviews Chance Water’s Infinity album and supporting tour

Dead live music

Sydney’s live music scene isn’t exactly thriving. In the last year, the Annandale Hotel has gone into receivership, the Sandringham closed down, and most venues in the city have been faced with increased regulation on the side. At the same time, other venues are almost eclipsing their fallen contemporaries. GoodGod, a small CBD-based club, has […]

USYD Band of the Week: Milkk

USYD Band of the Week: Milkk

These Chicks Don’t Even Know the Name of My Band: MILKK     Who are you?  Milkk is Luke Bozzetto who plays electric guitar and is a freelance teacher, Paul Jaffe who plays electric guitar and is a barista, and me Cameron Whipp. I play drums and study Education at USYD.   How was the […]

Mixtape 003 – From underground rap to experimental hip hop

Mixtape 003 – From underground rap to experimental hip hop

Sick of hearing ‘Empire State of Mind’, or hearing from your friend that it’s a response to Nas’s ‘NY State of Mind’? Hip hop has loads more to offer than what you hear on the radio, and this is a not-at-all comprehensive overview of the alternative hip hop landscape.

Dinosaurs Not Extinct?

Dinosaurs Not Extinct?

Xiaoran Shi needs to listen to some bands other than Dinosaur Jr.

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Ocean Alley

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Ocean Alley

Meet Ocean Alley, a psychedelic reggae band that came third in last year’s band competition.

British India Take Control

British India Take Control

British India’s fourth album is worth the three year wait, writes Erin Rooney.

Top 5 Female-Fronted Bands

Top 5 Female-Fronted Bands

Xiaoran Shi left out Hole, Garbage, and The Spice Girls. Because everybody knows TLC was the best.

Chicks on Speed: Digital Riot Grrrl

Chicks on Speed: Digital Riot Grrrl

Chicks on Speed’s exhibition, SCREAM! runs at Artspace, Woolloomooloo. Mariana Podesta-Diverio went to the opening and now wishes she had a fluorescent guitar shoe.

Top 5 Disney Songs to Have Kinky Heteronormative Sex To

Top 5 Disney Songs to Have Kinky Heteronormative Sex To

Rafi Alam ruins Disney for you… and probably sex as well.

Review: Purity Ring

Review: Purity Ring

Purity Ring played a show at Oxford Art Factory, and it looked as pretty it sounds.

Album Review: Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Album Review: Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Tara Waniganayaka reviews the latest offering from the Man Who Never Smiles.

Mixtape 002 – Wonderful remixes of trashy pop songs.

Mixtape 002 – Wonderful remixes of trashy pop songs.

This mixtape gives you incredible versions of all those songs that you are too embarrassed to admit you enjoy. These artists have made something you hate to love, into something you can tell all your friends about.

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Sydney Uni band of the week

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Sydney Uni band of the week

This section helps you get to know an up and coming USYD band that we think can make it in the big smoke. This week we’re talking to blues, rock and jazz three-piece, The Rider. You heard ‘em here first.

Guerilla marketing

Guerilla marketing

Adam Disney writes about the strategy of online music releases

Banding Together

Banding Together

Spain’s economic downturn has led to an upsurge in band solidarity. Avani Dias and Rafi Alam look at this new Spanish music scene.

Interview: Katie Wighton

Interview: Katie Wighton

Apparently good singer-songwriters still exist in Sydney. Chelsea Reed interviews Katie Wighton to find out what motives her and her music.

Mixtape 001

Mixtape 001

Break the ice with this inaugural offering from Honi’s weekly mixtape series.

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 […]

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

I came, I saw, I gabbered, writes Bernadette Morabito.

Soundtrack to: Your first driving test

Soundtrack to: Your first driving test

Clueless – The Teen Idols Hey, you just passed a multiple choice test and this is crazy, but here’s a motor vehicle with the potential to kill everything in and around it. So, drive it maybe? Once you’ve reconciled the logistical insanity of the situation with your noble, automobile-related experiences in Grand Theft Auto IV, […]

No crying over spilled Milkk

No crying over spilled Milkk

Lauren Hunter rocked out at the Sydney Uni Band Comp.

Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass

Honi Soit editors, Jack Gow, Paul Ellis, and Bebe D’Souza make the pilgrimage to hipster Mecca.

Ocean’s outing makes few waves

Ocean’s outing makes few waves

Frank Ocean’s confession marks change in hip-hop’s sexuality, writes Victoria Lui.

The buzz about Banks

The buzz about Banks

Matt Clarke is ready to dance when the vamp up. Azealia Banks has what every young artist dreams of: buzz. Late last year, the 20 year old rapper released her debut single ‘212,’ which rocket-launched the Harlem singer from total unknown, to industry up and comer.

Let the record play

Let the record play

The phonograph never died, writes Avani Dias as she dives into Sydney’s own vinyl culture (and labels).

Dro Carey

Dro Carey

Dan Zwi delves into the music and depression of Sydney producer Dro Carey.

The new era of music consumption

The new era of music consumption

Christopher J. Browne test-drives Spotify, the streaming app giving you access to over 15 million songs.

Review: Groovin’ The Moo

Review: Groovin’ The Moo

Justin Pen was Friesian cold in Canberra as Honi’s man on the ground for Groovin’ The Moo.

San Cisco

San Cisco

With their kooky call-response single ‘Awkward’ hitting number seven in Triple J’s Hottest 100 last year, Fremantle based four-piece, San Cisco are rapidly climbing the indie-pop ranks with their catchy hooks and carefree lyrics. Paul Ellis caught up with vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Jordi Davieson.

One Direction, Up All Night

One Direction, Up All Night

This album got a lot better after Matthew Clarke lost his hearing when One Direction came to Martin Place

Big Scary

Big Scary

Avani Dias chats with with Jo Syme, the female half of Big Scary, and stumbles upon a treasure trove of fun facts: what it was like to play SXSW, their lives before Big Scary,
and just where ‘Bad Friends’ came from.

Bluejuice

Bluejuice

Avani Dias chats with vocalist Stav Yiannoukas about the unexpected path of music, groupies and his Greek mum.

Grimes: emerging indie girl

Grimes: emerging indie girl

Avani Dias discovers the woman behind the indie scene’s emerging ‘it-girl’.

What’s new in the house

What’s new in the house

Tim Newman predicts the future trends for electronic music in Sydney.

Sydney’s FRAMES

Sydney’s FRAMES

Angus Farrell talks with the renowned fbi presenter and up-and-coming Sydney artist.

We Grew Here, You Flew Here (And Played Our Festival)

We Grew Here, You Flew Here (And Played Our Festival)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: it was the Sydney Big Day Out, write Jack Gow and James O’Doherty.

Review: The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s The Rest Is Noise and Listen To This

Review: The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s The Rest Is Noise and Listen To This

Hannah Ryan reviews the latest offering from the Australian Chamber Orchestra.