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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 24, 2017

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AboutOlivia Gliku, Author at The Creative Issue

Olivia Gliku

Olivia Gliku

I am a writer whose heart has been stolen by music. This love started somewhere during the time I joined my primary school band playing the flute and percussion and when I made my parents play Lady Marmalade from Moulin Rouge on repeat. I’d like to think my musical habits have matured to become more enjoyable for those around me. I am a Journalism and Media, Communication and Cultural Studies student, who you’ll find having a boogie anywhere from underground gigs to festival crowds. I have a deep love for Brisbane’s music scene and the potential that it holds and look forward to using my writing to take you with me on my musical adventures.

Posts By Olivia Gliku


November 24, 2017 |

Queensland trio, Moreton, have enjoyed an extremely successful year. From touring with huge industry names, to receiving funding from the Carol Lloyd Award, Moreton are on the rise. Front woman, Georgia Potter, joined us to discuss how the award has impacted the band’s career.  Read More

Dena Amy Talks FOMO Festival and more

November 21, 2017 |

In 2018, FOMO Festival is bringing a stellar lineup of artists to Brisbane’s Riverstage. The single-day, single-stage festival will also be touching down in Adelaide and Sydney. Additionally, the special FOMO By Night event will take place in Melbourne. DJ Dena Amy is one of the the stellar performers who’ll be performing at the festival. She joined us to talk about her set and her latest release, Your Eyes.  Read More

Carol Lloyd Award Entries Open For 2018

November 10, 2017 |

Queensland Music Festival has officially opened entries for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award. The annual $15,000 prize supports the state’s emerging female singer-songwriters. Additionally, it honours the late Carol Lloyd, who was the first Australian female singer-songwriter to front a successful rock band.  Read More

Aurelia Talks Are We Losing

October 30, 2017 |

Singer-songwriter Aurelia recently joined us to discuss her debut track, Are We Losing. A musician since a young age, Aurelia found herself returning to writing and performing after a few years off. A previously self proclaimed ‘bedroom artist’, Aurelia recently took to the BIGSOUND stage, and has returned to working on her solo project, a promising one. Read More

KLP Joins Yarrabah Band Festival 2017

October 25, 2017 |

Sydney electronic artist and presenter of Triple J’s House Party, KLP will be joining this year’s Yarrabah Band Festival. She joined us to discuss her involvement with the festival, and its Artists in Residence Program.

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Photo Gallery: Migos at Riverstage

October 20, 2017 |

On Saturday, October 14th, The Creative Issue had the pleasure of attending Migos‘ concert at Riverstage. The Georgia group behind hits like Bad and Bougee and Get Right Witcha were supported by Atlanta musician, 6LACK.

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Alice Ivy on Be Friends and touring

October 18, 2017 |

The past year and a half has been huge for Alice Ivy. She has covered over 80 shows in four continents, and she recently followed up the March release of Get Me A Drink with her latest single, Be Friends. She joined us to discuss the inspirations, learning curves, and opportunities she’s been presented with over this time. Read More

Ecca Vandal on Her Self-Titled Album, Falls Festival and more

October 13, 2017 |

We recently had the pleasure of talking to Ecca Vandal about her huge year. Read More

Sound Connection; Barbershop and the Australian a Cappella scene

September 26, 2017 |

Gold Coast based a cappella and barbershop group, Sound Connection are the 3rd only Australian chorus to have competed in the International Barbershop Harmony Society’s World Championships. This local ensemble took to the stage in Las Vegas in July of this year and progressed their journey to an impressive new level. About to defend their title as Australian champions, the group are in the midst of engaging with a busy period in the Australian a cappella and barbershop scene.

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Highlights from BIGSOUND 2017

September 14, 2017 |

Last week saw the return of BIGSOUND Music and Conference. The festival brought together an incredible lineup for three nights of music across multiple Fortitude Valley venues.

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Gordi on the Release of Reservoir

September 11, 2017 |

We recently spoke to Gordi about the release of her debut album, Reservoir.

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Chris Perren on Dots+Loops Companions Festival

September 5, 2017 |

We recently had a chat with Chris Perren, one of Brisbane’s most loved composers and musicians. Read More

Meet the Artists playing Best Before the Fest

September 4, 2017 |

If you’re looking for the perfect way to warm up for this year’s BIGSOUND, look no further than Best Before the Fest.

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Top Moments from Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival

September 2, 2017 |

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to attend Marroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival to take in one of Queensland’s best music festivals. Read More