As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to look back on the best albums of the year, and reflect on the spaces that they were influenced by.
Premiere: Library Siesta, ‘Psycho/Genius’
I wrote ‘Psycho/Genius’ about a psychotic episode I had 10 years ago where I hallucinated for about 24 hours before being hospitalised. It was horrific.
Persephone Books And Other Good Things In England
Good Things In England is as much a collection of recipes as it is an intriguing snapshot of an earlier era – one so far removed from our own and yet also bearing all the forbears of modern English cookery as we know it today.
Arcade Fire: Infinitely Content
Arcade Fire go above and beyond in selling a concept to audiences; upon each album’s release, their entire aesthetic changes.
Aboriginal Bush Food: Sustainability, Survival, and Connection to Country
I came to the Aboriginal Bush Food Experience in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens eager to learn about food and culture. Emerging hours later, I left with a full stomach, a palate of colourful flavours, and a certain weariness.
Welcome to the NEWsagency
Early in 2017, the closure of Sydney’s tiniest music and arts venue left a Newsagent-sized hole both in our hearts and in Sydney’s live music scene.
‘NAIDOC in the City’ and Indigenous Australian Cuisine
On Monday July 3, Hyde Park is transformed. It’s colourful, bright, and the air is full of cooking smells and music.
Lovesong For Japanese Curry
A fair few years ago now, I went on a short-term school exchange to Tokyo where I fully immersed myself in the bright and captivating force of energy that is Japanese cuisine.
70 Bands Showcasing Killer Female Talent – Part 7
The final installment of the list – 70 bands, 70+ killer women making inspiring music.
The Go-Betweens: The Garden Is Unkempt And In Bloom
The Go-Betweens' 5 Album Set is a collection I see on my friends’ CD shelves with increasing frequency. While underappreciated at the time, many of Australia’s local bands have come forth with releases that hold more than a passing influence to The Go-Betweens.