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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 15, 2019

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AboutMichael Hannay, Author at The Creative Issue

Michael Hannay

Michael Hannay

Michael is a perpetual student but hopes to graduate in the next decade. He has attended many events in his lifetime. He's passionate about all of the bands that you don't care about -- yet. When not attending shows or writing about himself in the third person he can be found reading, talking too much and leaving parties early.

Posts By Michael Hannay

Bugs Exceed Expectations on New Record ‘Self Help’

September 21, 2019 |

On their second full-length record Self Help, Bugs have progressed immensely from the band that put out Growing Up back in 2016.

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Five of the Best New Bands at BIGSOUND 2019

September 11, 2019 |

There’s no place in the world quite like Brisbane. Beautiful weather, amazing venues, the rock band Powderfinger… unfortunately only two out of three were on show at 2019’s BIGSOUND festival, but we’ll take it.

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Good Things Kicks Off Australia’s Summer Festival Season

August 28, 2019 |

Yesterday Destroy All Lines announced the second instalment of their annual Good Things Festival, with dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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Sweater Curse Headline Brisbane’s Best New Venue

August 6, 2019 |

On Saturday night Sweater Curse headlined Brisbane’s best new venue, and here’s what went down.
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Catching Up With Concrete Surfers

July 26, 2019 |

The Creative Issue caught up with Jovi, the singer and guitarist of Brisbane punks Concrete Surfers to talk about recording their EP, BIGSOUND, Crafted Festival and what’s next in the pipeline.

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BIGSOUND Announces Major Keynote Speakers

July 12, 2019 |

BIGSOUND has today announced their major keynote speakers for the 2019 festival. The lineup is headlined by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, writer and industry all-rounder Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Tour Director Sahara Herald and triple-ARIA nominated Australian Artist Mojo Juju.

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Body Type Bring Their Brand of Garage Rock to The Foundry

July 2, 2019 |

Hosted by Grain, Body Type’s headline show on Saturday night at The Foundry represented the seventh instalment of the zine’s ‘Silo’ club nights – curated three-band lineups held at one of the best venues in the river city.

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Hatchie Gives Us All Something to Cherish With Debut Album Keepsake

June 21, 2019 |

The debut album from Brisbane’s Hatchie is full of surprises and asks an intriguing question about the artist’s future.

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Rising Star Yorke Drops New Single and Announces Tour

June 14, 2019 |

Emerging Byron Bay singer-songwriter Yorke has released another indie-pop gem in ‘Thought I Could’ as well as announcing her maiden headline shows.

Fresh off supporting teenage pop sensation Ruel on his massive Australian tour comes Yorke’s moodiest single yet, the … Read More

Queensland Music Festival Launch Announce 20th Anniversary Program

June 1, 2019 |

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Queensland Music Festival have launched the program for what is sure to be a magical musical journey for all Queenslanders. Read More

Middle Kids Provide Answers on New Songs For Old Problems

May 29, 2019 |

Sydney indie rockers Middle Kids’ new EP New Songs for Old Problems is an unapologetically loud follow up to the band’s 2018 full-length Lost Friends, and it’s more than capable of filling the big boots of its predecessor. Read More

Review: Ceres’ We Are A Team Tour @ The Zoo

May 26, 2019 |

Ceres offer fresh new music at their biggest Brisbane headliner yet — and show no signs of slowing down. Read More

PLTS Talk Their New EP and the Importance of Home

May 24, 2019 |

We spoke to Byron rockers PLTS ahead of the release of their second EP, Lonely Leaves. We touched on the importance of home, their upcoming tour and just what’s next for the band.

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Single Review: WAAX Fly Ahead Without You on New Single ‘I Am’

May 20, 2019 |

With the release of new single ‘I Am’, it’s no stretch to say that WAAX are fast becoming one of Brisbane’s premier punk rock bands – it seems like they’re absolutely everywhere at the moment.

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