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Angus Andrews is a highly eloquent and analytical individual. As vocalist and guitarist of electro-rock trio Liars, he’s across every facet of their existence with a refreshing passion for the intricacies of their music and image. But ask this Aussie ex-pat about the decision regarding their coming performance for food and music celebration Modulations, and […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 29th

  Ngaiire: After releasing her debut album Lamentations last July, things are really starting to pick up the pace for this Papua New Guinea-born songstress. Proving that you don't have to be a shiny pop singer to have success, she pervades listeners with her simpering vocals and mix of electronic and hip-hop-inspired beats. It is this […]

The Phoncurves

Dancing against the backdrop of garage doors and random walls around your city is guaranteed to entice mixed reactions from passersby. Just ask Naomi Hodges, one half of Brisbane duo The Phoncurves, about when they filmed their video for latest single Lover. “We shot really early in the morning and there were a few people […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 22nd

  Tiny Hearts: Paul Derricott and Eamon Dilworth are two prominent musicians within Sydney's jazz scene and they’re about to launch their debut album Alluvium. It was recorded following their tour across Australia and New Zealand and contains tumultuous yet enthralling compositions featuring Dilworth on trumpet, Derricott on drums, Dave Jackson on saxophone, Steve Barry playing piano and Tom Botting slapping […]

The Boat People

Inspired by one of the most hotly debated social issues of our nation, director Benedict Hardie’s latest project has been in the works for several years. “This issue has been a difficult one in this country. In my mind it should not be an issue at all and I’ve been frustrated about it for a […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 15th

  Jeff Duff: With the backing of Bowie's official online presence, this Australian muso will be performing all of the notable hits from an iconic career. Duff has performed David Bowie songs frequently over his career and will be bringing hits such as Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Changes as well as the legendary […]


For their first time in Australia, South African DIY hip-hoppers PHFAT will be embarking on a tour of Australia's east coast with little idea of what to expect. However, ask member Mike Zietsman how he is feeling and he’s keener than any jelly bean. “There is splinterings of lost South Africans that moved to Australia […]

Bad Neighbours

Unmistakable gasps of coitus onscreen can only mean one thing – it’s all downhill from here. In a film that could be one of the most hysterical of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s creations, Mack (Rogen) and his wife Kelly’s (Rose Byrne) mundane family life is transformed into a battlefield when a partying all-American fraternity […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 8th

  Cut Copy: A legendary Australian band in the electronic scene, this Melbourne foursome finally has the chance to shower the home crowd in their signature grooves. Infectious and euphoric are just two of the words that come to mind when pondering their back catalogue, including their ARIA award-winning sophomore release In Ghost Colours and […]

GIG REVIEW – John Newman: May 1 at The Hi-Fi

From their opening instrumentation, Melbourne nine-piece Saskwatch make use of their half-an-hour opening set with unmatchable energy. Lead singer Nkechi Anele, whose stellar vocals could pitch her alongside all manner of divas, doesn’t give in as she storms through gems from their album Nose Dive. However, nothing can compare to their live rendition of A […]