AboutImogen Sloss, Author at The Creative Issue
I got to speak to the lovely Grace Cuell while she was traipsing through Fortitude Valley, a couple of days after she and her band had hit the stage for BIGSOUND 2018. We talked about Nice Biscuit’s latest shows, their new record, which comes out this Friday the 14th September, and their incredible, quirky DIY costumes.
As of last Friday night, Kingswood have taken the top spot in my brain for “Most Laid-Back Gig I’ve Ever Been To”. The band from Melbourne graced the stage at The Zoo halfway through their national tour, and boy, were they a delight.
Let me preface this by saying: when you are used to seeing your live performances in inner-city Brisbane, such as Fortitude Valley, Riverstage or Southbank, having to go all the way out to Eatons Hill is a hell of a trek. Let me also say: Golden Features made it oh so worth it.
Here in Brisbane we are lucky to have fairly easy access to great bands at amazing festivals, such as Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival – and Jungle Love is no exception. This year, they are coming to you from a super secret location somewhere in the Sunny Coast Hinterlands and we couldn’t be more excited.
On Wednesday, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever became $25,000 richer. The Melbourne five-piece managed to nab the third round of the Levi’s Music Prize, an annual grant given to four artists every year by the clothing brand itself.
The idea of “solo dates” is not a new one. To me, asking for a table for one is less lonely and more introspective. Going to see a movie or a gig by yourself allows for a greater immersion in the art.
It seems so much more intimidating, however, to get dressed up and go to see the Queensland Symphony Orchestra by yourself.
When I spoke to Kacper Majchrowski, the guitarist and vocalist of local Brisbane band Hey Baby!, he was making himself at home in a hostel in Wollongong.
Dots+Loops are bringing their genre-defying musical series back with Synthesis. Their tagline is catchy, and an apt description: “A synthesis of musical worlds. A synthesis of artistic disciplines. Actual synthesisers.”