Special Program
Anita Lane Dirty Pearl Album Cover (Cropped)

Beat Orgy: A Tribute To Anita Lane

Steve Cross honours the musical legacy of Anita Lane, who sadly recently passed away. This two-hour tribute features songs she recorded, songs she wrote, and songs she covered. Be sure to keep an…

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Maps: Bringing Biochemical Art To Music Video With Time For Dreams

Time For Dreams’ Amanda Roff says she forms bands “at the pub on a regular basis and not many of them stick”. Tom Carlyon, the other half of Time For Dreams, is the…

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Tangled Shoelaced

Neon Sunset: Tangled Shoelaces’ High School Music

The members of the new wave band Tangled Shoelaces were aged between 10 and 14 when they formed in suburban Brisbane in 1980. Over a period of four years, they went from recording…

Interview
Anwen Crawford Promo Image April 2021

Backstory: Negotiating The Limits Of Language With Anwen Crawford

An elegy is a poem of reflection, often lamenting the dead. Anwen Crawford says her latest book – an elegy – is “trying to make up for an absence that can’t be, well…

Interview
CIVIC 2021 Promo Photo

Teenage Hate: CIVIC Chat About Their Debut LP, Future Forecast

Melbourne punks CIVIC drop the studio to chat about their long-awaited debut album Future Forecast. Coming off the back of their EP New Vietnam and a string of singles, the band’s debut…

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The Apartments A Life Full of Farewells album cover

The Australian Mood: The Apartments’ A Life Full Of Farewells Re-issued

After years of thinking the master tapes were lost forever, Australian chamber pop band The Apartments have recovered them and re-issued A Life Full Of Farewells. Peter Milton Walsh joins The Australian Mood

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Brendan Kennedy

The Mission: Tati Tati Man Brendan Kennedy On The Damage Being Done To The Murray Darling River Basin

Brendan Kennedy was born at Robinvale on Tati Tati Country and is a descendant of the Tati Tati, Wadi Wadi and Mutti Mutti tribal lands and language groups. He has seen up close…

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Brendan Huntley and Fee B-Squared

Maps: The Perks Of A Lockdown With Brendan Huntley

“It’s probably one of my most liberated shows yet.”

This is Brendan Huntley, member of iconic local rock band Eddy Current Suppression Ring and local clay sculpture artist. He joins Fee B-Squared on…

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Wild Mushrooming Book Cover

Slow Mushrooming Explained On Uncommon Sense

It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century that fungi was classified as its own Kingdom, separate from animals or plants. Co-author of Wild Mushrooming: A Guide For Foragers Alison Pouliot says in Australia, and…

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Iceage 1200

International Pop Underground: Danish Punks Iceage On Plagues, Change, Confusion, Disgust & Defiance

Since debuting with 2011's New Brigade, a furious blast of post-punk noise, Danish outfit Iceage have continually changed shape, making dark, oft-uncomfortable music that feels eternally restless. Along the way, that's meant…

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Ratboys by Sam Porter

International Pop Underground: Julia Steiner Talks 10 Years of Ratboys

Ratboys have a new record. Or, a new recording of old recordings. Happy Birthday, Ratboy does as it suggests: celebrating the Chicago combo's 10th anniversary by re-recording their earliest material.

Formed by Julia…

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Lisasinson by Mark Yareham

International Pop Underground: Spanish Punks Lisasinson Find Feminist Joy in Playing Together

In the liner notes to Perdona Mamá, the debut LP for noisy Madrid punks Lisasinson, the band wear their hearts on their sleeve, declaring "getting a group together has been one of…

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Crumb by Third Pupil

International Pop Underground: Crumb's Ambitious Music Transcends Their Unambitious Beginnings

When US outfit Crumb were formed, their beginnings weren't exactly auspicious. Drummer/producer Jonathan Gilad didn't want to make a Facebook page, and was "pretty sceptical" of how far they'd go. The rest of…

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Kero Kero Bonito by Matilda Hill-Jenkins

International Pop Underground: In Pandemic Times, Kero Kero Bonito's Future Pop Turns Apocalyptic

In their early days, English trio Kero Kero Bonito were routinely considered cute. Matching the bilingual Japanese/English lyrics of Sarah Midori Perry to bubbly, MIDI-heavy, video-game-ish production from Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled…

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Emotional Female Book

Radiotherapy: The Highs And Lows Of Being A Surgeon

Dr Yumiko Kadota, Dr Natalie Ngan and Dr Kate Martin are all surgeons. They join the Radiotherapy crew to chat all things surgery and their experiences in medicine.

Yumiko wrote a blog post…

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Dating Emojis

Byte Into It: Emojis, Dating Apps And Consent With Kath Albury

Are you partial to a fun emoji every now and then? Has your love language become filled with little colourful images? Would you ditch someone that wasn’t ‘emoji compatible’ with you? 

Whether it…

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Maps: Pinch Points' Jordan Oakley Gives The Lowdown On Recent Recording Sessions and Their Upcoming Croxton Show

Jordan Oakley from local post-punk band Pinch Points, joins Fee-B-Squared on Maps.

After a year of ups and downs, cancelled tours and paused production, Pinch Points are back at full force. Moving on…

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Peaches 2021 Press Photo

LiveWire: The Continuing Teaches Of Peaches

Canadian-born, Berlin-bred electroclash iconoclast Peaches calls into LiveWire to chat about her new single “Pussy Mask”, out through Third Man Records. She also talks about her post-COVID tour plans, laments the predictable reactions…

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Creation Stories Still

Far and Wide: Creation Records’ Alan McGee On His New Biopic

As the founder of Creation Records, Alan McGee played a key role in British indie music’s ’80s ascendence and ’90s dominance. From managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to signing Oasis, McGee brought…

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Alex Bleeker On The Dark Room

Real Estate Head Into The Dark Room

Chelsea King, host of overnight pop-up show The Dark Room, talks to Alex Bleeker from highly acclaimed outfit Real Estate about the release of their new EP, Half A Human. They…