Music

King Krule: An Emotional Ooze
Mary Ntalianis

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
Gender is Burning: A History of Women in Electronic Music
Mary Ntalianis

“Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith . . . Dance music needs cranky queers and people who are tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club . […]

18 September 2017
Governing Melbourne’s Soundtrack
Mary Ntalianis

On Melbourne’s Bourke Street, an elderly Japanese man in a two-piece tuxedo drips with sweat as he reaches the virtuosic crescendo of his violin concerto.

18 July 2017
For & Against: Ed Sheeran
Mary Ntalianis

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

Fodder Jams
Mary Ntalianis

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
Mary Ntalianis

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
Music As Protest
Mary Ntalianis

CONTENT WARNINGS: RACISM, VIOLENCE, SLURS/SWEARING Under overcast Sunday skies in Cleveland, police cars and protesters intermingle in a messy foray. Amongst the chaos, a singular chant rings out in a burning ritualistic reverberation: ‘Nigga, we gon’ be alright / We gon’ be alright.’ Rarely has a social movement generated as much controversy in America as […]

29 March 2017
Interview: Brunga’s Band
Danielle Bagnato

They’ve brought their “bit heavier than surfy” sound to various venues across Melbourne.

24 May 2016
Interview: Flying Bison
Danielle Bagnato

When it started out we had a riff of just three or four notes and just played that over and over again.

7 April 2016
Review: Golden Plains
Danielle Bagnato

Another festival passed, another year dustier. Thank you Aunty Meredith for a supernatural weekend away.

29 March 2016
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