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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | May 9, 2018

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Press Club Discuss Their Debut Album Late Teens

April 2, 2018 |

Press Club released their independent debut album two weeks ago and are currently on tour with The Smith Street Band. Read More

Pretty City Wrap Up Their European Tour

December 1, 2017 |

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Johnny Rock, the guitarist and vocalist of Melbourne psychedelic rock band, Pretty City. The past year has been massive for Pretty City. They’ve released their debut album, Colorize, the Nothing Happens for Free single, and spent their November touring Europe.

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Howlite Your Newest Saviour

November 30, 2017 |

Melbourne’s Howlite have been called everything from dark pop to goth folk. They’re a quartet with different musical backgrounds and styles, who produce a fascinating hybrid style. Howlite‘s vocalist, Alison Thom, joined us to discuss the band’s latest track, Saviour.

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Interview: nyck at BIGSOUND

September 15, 2017 |

We spoke to Dominique Garrard and Nick Acquroff from nyck at BIGSOUND last week. Read More

Get Comfortable with LANKS

August 8, 2017 |

If you ever feel like listening to a refreshing blend of organic and electronic sound attached to a compelling narrative sung in delicate falsetto, then LANKS is the musician for you.

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The Creases on the Release of Tremolow

August 4, 2017 |

One of The Creative Issue’s favourite local bands, The Creases, are releasing their debut album today. We sat down with Joe, Aimon and Gabe to discuss what it was like piecing Tremolow together. Read More

Time to Chill with Take Your Time

October 28, 2016 |

You’ve made it, the home-stretch. It’s Friday morning, Sleep In a little longer! It’s gonna happen soon, it’ll come to you… Saturday is only a day away. Read More

Unify 2017 line-up boasts the best of bands

June 27, 2016 |

Last week the UNIFY 2017 lineup was released to the nation, and took the rock scene by storm. The bill includes a number of great Australian bands including Violent Soho, Northlane, and The Getaway Plan. And to make things a … Read More

The Paper Kites hit Australia’s biggest cities with ‘Midnight’ tour

June 20, 2016 |

Following the release of their second album, twelvefour, Melbourne based indie-rock gems, The Paper Kites, have been busy on the road and behind the scenes; they’ve completed tours from North America to the United Kingdom, released a music video for single, ‘Renegade’, and have recently returned home to Australia to embark on their national ‘Midnight’ tour. Read More

Camp Cope: a band with a purpose

June 16, 2016 |

There has got to be something special about a year-old band who has already released a self-titled album, scored a spot on the ARIA album chart, and developed a fan base that continues to flourish incredibly. And there definitely is. This band is no other than Camp Cope. Read More

Melbourne’s High Tension are aiming high and punching low

April 30, 2016 |

Channeling some emotional energy is as simple as combining an open space, a good sound system, and Melbourne thrash metal band, High Tension. Jamming as a band since 2012, High Tension have confidently produced their own unique (and completely badass) sound with vocalist, Karina Utomo at the helm.

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’80s synthesizers, chimey guitars and indie pop: Meet Selahphonic’s Jamie and Tim

April 29, 2016 |

If you’re into Two Door Cinema Club or The Wombats, then meet Sunshine Coast’s Selahphonic. The Creative Issue caught up with 2/5 of the band for a rapid fire Q&A before their gig at The Foundry.

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Keeping it real (and weird) with Melbourne’s Ocean Grove

April 18, 2016 |

The greatest thing about music is that there are no boundaries, and Melbourne experimental hardcore band Ocean Grove are completely revelling in that fact. Read More

Real Songs about Real Feelings: An Interview with Ali Barter

February 5, 2016 |

Ali Barter is an old-soul, and a woman enamoured by rock music because of its powerful expression. Melbourne-based and a tropical girl at heart, she has found herself and her people through her music, and has developed through travel and self-reflection. Read More