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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 18, 2019

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VERA BLUE INTERVIEW: Perennial, Mended and Vulnerability

August 4, 2017 |

Recently we had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Australia’s electro-folk queen, Vera Blue.

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Rhea Roberston on Pink and Gold

July 25, 2017 |

After a detour overseas, the Gold Coast’s Rhea Robertson is back on the scene with stunning new releases heading your way. Rhea joined us to chat about her newest single, Pink and Gold, supporting All Our Exes Live in Texas, and her next set of travel plans.

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A Songstress and a Chanteuse

June 14, 2017 |

I know of Joni Mitchell, but I do not know her. I would recognise some of her songs but not know their names. But I do know Queenie Van De Zandt. So, when my sister invited me to see Blue: … 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

The sum of a tradition – an interview with Ryan Francesconi

January 21, 2016 |

Ryan Francesconi is the best musician you’ve been listening to, but you might never have heard of.

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Review: Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes

June 25, 2015 |

After the surprise success of 2012’s Benji, Sun Kil Moon has returned with an album that doubles down on all its predecessor’s idiosyncrasies. With Universal Themes songwriter Mark Kozelek stretches eight hypnotic songs across an hour, packing them with exhaustive amounts of detail about everything from mortality to where he parked on a given day. Read More

Rhiannon Giddens Giveaway – A Hat-Tip to Past Songwriting

March 21, 2015 |

Covers are everywhere, but few make heads turn like they did in September 2013, when Rhiannon Giddens performed at the New York Town Hall.

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Emily Lubitz- Tinpan Orange: Interview

February 19, 2015 |

The voice of Emily Lubitz needs little introduction; the air-filled sound behind iconic 2012 safety campaign Dumb Ways To Die’ as well as the fiery-haired songstress at the front of folk/indie outfit Tinpan Orange, whose storm of regular festival and headline appearances as well as three albums- some of which were produced by husband Harry Angus- have over the years built them a loving local and not-so-local fanbase.  Read More

Songs Of Neil Young – Preview

February 14, 2015 |

The biggest creative music faculty in Brisbane, Tall Poppy Productions, is bringing together 5 up and coming local artists in a tribute to the legendary Neil Young. Each musician will interpret the works of Neil Young alongside a variety of their own original songs, with the night promising to be one for both local music lovers and Neil Young fans alike.

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Interview: Canadian Roots Musician Geordie Tentrees

February 5, 2015 |

Canadian Roots musician Geordie Tentrees is gearing up for a tour of Australia’s East Coast this March. It’s the award winning singer-songwriters first time in Australia. Well known as a hard working live musician, he once performed 144 concerts in 148 days across 11 different countries. He’s released five albums, with a new release, Less is More, set to drop this year. In preparation for his Australian tour, Geordie spoke to Creative Drinks about his music and upcoming shows. Read More

Woodford Folk Fest: Colour & Sound

January 14, 2015 |

It makes for a refreshing start to an event when the standard festival gateway of confiscated hip flasks and burly security guards are replaced by a huge woven bamboo structure by Taiwanese artist Wang Wen Chih and a smiling group of volunteers. Read More

Blister In The Sun- A Brief Guide To Woodford Folk Fest

December 23, 2014 |

Woodford Folk Festival will stick in the mind as one of the most laid back environments you could possibly hope for when it comes to a few days of camping, drinking, and absorbing the smooth sounds of international folk, rock, soul, and world music that constantly permeates the blue skies of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  Read More

Interview: Donnelle Brooks

December 21, 2014 |

Meet Donnelle Brooks: country/folk songstress, blues/rock sass queen, and your new reviewing prodigy as she joins the Creative Drinks writing team to offer insight to life on the road while adventuring on tour. Read More

New favourite Sunday sesh: Triffid Roots

November 23, 2014 |

If you still haven’t checked out the newest addition to the array of cool venues in Newstead, The Triffid, their new Triffid Roots sessions are a great introduction. Read More