Music

Frank Ocean, Fringes and Cringes by Morgan-Lee Snell
Frank Ocean, Fringes and Cringes

Kaavya Jha reflecting on the artist’s portrayal of superficiality

23 February 2018
‘Real death’: Mount Eerie at the Melbourne Recital Centre

At the end of ‘Tintin in Tibet’, Phil thanks the crowd, and walks off, leaving an empty stage backed by fairy lights. There is no encore. The lights come up before I can wipe the tears from my face. The audience, a mix of young and old, files out, muted, into the summer night.

30 January 2018
King Krule: An Emotional Ooze

Peering into the mind of a rising rock star, Marshall dissects the repressed layers hidden within the mind, exploring subconscious processes which ultimately shape us as human beings. Adopting an array of aliases throughout his career including ‘Zoo Kid’, ‘King Krule’, ‘Edgar the Beatmaker’, and even under his own name, Marshall is clearly an enigmatic […]

12 November 2017
Sad Content

On Tuesday, my sister Sarah came home in a state. Her face was all red and she had been crying. She told me that on the freeway home her radio stopped working and had started looping the first track of Carrie & Lowell, the 2015 album from Sufjan Stevens.

10 October 2017
Hamilton Is Not That Great

As a piece of musical theatre, it captured the zeitgeist in a way that hasn’t been done so for at least two years. That’s very nice and shouldn’t be discredited. But, zooming out, checking the macro – Hamilton as a piece of theatre, as a hip hop chronicle of the United States of America’s founding – is not excellent and it is not great.

18 July 2017
Loose: A Nelly Fertarticle

No one else made a fuss about Nelly Furtado’s latest album when it was released three months ago, but I felt I owed it to her.

18 July 2017
For & Against: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a serenading, ginger god who has descended from the heavens to conquer the musical world.

18 July 2017
Fodder Jams

It was a great exercise of reflection to try and pinpoint one record that greatly influenced my trajectory in life. It also proved the power that music has over my emotions, thought processes and overall satisfaction. As such, I posed the challenge to my colleagues at Radio Fodder – I asked them to choose one album that has been greatly influential for them. Whether that be in terms of constructing music taste, soundtracking a pivotal moment in their lives, shaping their Radio Fodder show or adopting a new philosophy. The team open up about some of their most personal musical memories.

7 June 2017
Glitter, Groovin the Moo and figuring it out together

Glitter of all colours whirling through the air. Crushed cans of Somersby sprawled across grass. Pupils so large there aren’t any irises left. A sea of sticky bodies moving together like a pulsing wave. There’s only one context in which these images are deemed natural. Groovin the Moo is one of Australia’s most beloved travelling […]

11 May 2017
Nine Must-Listen-To Podcasts Before Swotvac

About a year ago I became addicted to podcasts. If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you my addiction is ‘pretty annoying.’ As March was #trypod month, a National Public Radio (NPR) initiative celebrating podcasts, so there is no better time to start listening. To avoid scrolling through 250,000 obscurely named podcasts, here […]

24 April 2017
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