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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 5, 2023

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AboutScott Russell, Author at The Creative Issue

Scott Russell

Scott Russell

Brisbane born and based writer, Britpop enthusiast and vinyl collector. Previously enjoyed overseas travel when that was a thing. I like racing cars, palm trees, and ‘Streets of Your Town’ by the Go-Betweens. Immediately suspicious of people who don’t like music or animals.

Posts By Scott Russell

How You Can Help the Australian Music Industry

August 9, 2021 |

With 15 million Australians in lockdown, an already reeling music industry is facing another knockout blow. Here’s what you can do to help.

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The Vaccines’ Justin Young is Back in Love City

July 12, 2021 |

“It was ten years ago, but Splendour in the Grass feels like yesterday to me!” says Vaccines front-man Justin Young over the phone from his London home.

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Eight Tours to Look Forward to in 2022

July 8, 2021 |

Live music suffered another hit with the recent lockdown, but better times are coming. We preview eight tours scheduled for 2022 that prove there is light at the end of the tunnel. Read More

Live Review: Ed Kuepper + Jim White @ The Triffid

June 20, 2021 |

Former The Saints guitarist Ed Kuepper and Dirty Three drummer Jim White re-interpret songs from Kuepper’s extensive back catalogue in hypnotic fashion.

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Live Review: Thelma Plum @ Fortitude Music Hall

June 14, 2021 |

Gamilaraay singer-songwriter Thelma Plum’s dazzling hometown show highlights her stellar career to date and promises even better to come. Read More

Six Tribute Acts Touring Now

June 6, 2021 |

Fans of The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Queen are in for a treat as some of Australia’s finest musicians pay tribute to the legends of music.

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Live Review: Noasis @ The Triffid

May 31, 2021 |

Oasis are no more, but noasis are a more than worthy tribute to the Britpop legends.

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Live Review: You Am I @ The Zoo

May 26, 2021 |

Rejuvenated by the release of The Lives of Others, You Am I are back doing what they do best: live rock and roll. Read More

Davey Lane Talks You Am I’s New Album

May 17, 2021 |

It took the world to stop for You Am I to start and record their best album in years.

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Six Aussie Alternatives If You’re Missing International Acts

May 9, 2021 |

International tours are off the table right now, but don’t despair – we’ve got you covered with local acts that will scratch the itch for your international faves (but don’t forget to keep supporting Aussie music even when borders re-open!).

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Album Review: Chris Tamwoy’s Reality Is

May 4, 2021 |

Chris Tamwoy‘s signature “guitar-tap” style is front and centre of the Brisbane-based Torres Strait Islander’s debut album, Reality Is. Read More