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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | March 8, 2021

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Melbourne Music Archives - The Creative Issue - News for Creatives

Husky Tell Us All About ‘Stardust Blues’

August 7, 2020 |

Speaking to us as Melbourne prepared to re-enter lockdown Husky Gawenda shared the story behind Stardust Blues and the band’s first time recording to tape.

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Today’s Word Of The Day Is: RAT!hammock

July 14, 2020 |

On the eve of Melbourne’s second lockdown we caught up with RAT!hammock frontman Jackson Phelan to chat about their new song, quarter-life crisis, songwriting, production, and tales of dropped chips at Bigsound.

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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

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

Chet Faker Hitting Brisbane in February 2015

November 20, 2014 |

After a killer year, releasing his highly acclaimed debut album Built On Glass and taking his electronica heaven around the globe, Chet Faker has announced a homecoming tour that will be his biggest yet! Read More

‘Werewolf Calypso’ Launch Party at Melbourne’s the Hifi

November 16, 2014 |

Embracing the festive spirit, Mebournians Mighty Duke & The Lords gave treats over tricks this Halloween, releasing their fresh single Werewolf Calypso and announcing a celebratory launch party at Melbourne’s infamous the HiFi  in its honour. Read More

Interview: Northeast Party House

October 4, 2014 |

Hailing from the streets of Melbourne come the incessant partiers and exceptionally talented group of young musicians Northeast Party House.

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Classic Aussie Albums – Since I Left You

August 7, 2014 |

To me, The Avalanches are an almost mythic group. Formed in the late 90s by a collection of Melbourne based musos, DJs, and producers, the group became a popular feature of the Melbourne club scene before releasing their debut (and so far only) album at the start of the new millenium. The group is defined by their use of samples gathered over years from records sourced at op-shops to create a rich and beautiful sound.

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Them Bruins Return From the Wilderness With Barrenlands Single

July 17, 2014 |

After a rapid rise to national radio in 2013 with singles ‘Black Widow’, and ‘Outrun the Future’, Melbourne band Them Bruins entered the studio in 2014 to record their debut album.

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A Word with The Red Lights

March 12, 2013 |

I was lucky enough to meet the Melbourne 3-piece at a Deep Sea Arcade gig in Brisbane last year.

The Red Lights bring more to the table than just charm and good looks, they also make some pretty great music. Baring a vocal resemblance to Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Red Lights Dean Valentino caught up with me via correspondence (oh yes, I use words like correspondence now) for a chat. Read More