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Category Archives: Music

Azari & iii: Hungry For Future

I wrote this story in November 2011 for the Future Music Festival. It was published in Beat Magazine (Melbourne), The Brag (Sydney) and Scene (Brisbane). The show at the Forum was probably my gig of the year so far. Anyone else trying to compete, two words: Cat. Walk. In a scene that continues to be […]

St Vincent the Magnificent/AKA the Worst Blog Title Ever

I saw St Vincent last night at the Hi Fi and I would just like to state for the record that she is amazing – just one of those really mesmerising, charismatic frontwomen. Well, frontperson in general. Myself and a friend of mine were debriefing afterwards and we realised we kept comparing her to other […]

M.I.A – Bad Girls

A few days ago I was bagging the shit out of MIA for her lame Superbowl appearance/collaboration with Madonna, the whole contrived “flipping the bird” thing and general sell out-ness. The first time I heard the track I thought it was a bit samey and the whole “bad girls” thing seemed a bit played out […]

Oppenheimer Analysis – Devil’s Dancer

This song does things to me. Oppenheimer Analysis are a duo who formed in London in 1982. Doesn’t seem like they were particularly prolific, but they had a cassette release (LOL) in the early 80’s that you could get at shows. This track ‘Devil’s Dancer’ was re-released on Veronica Vasicka’s label Minimal Wave record label […]

Joakim Interview

By Rose Callaghan – Published in 100%/Beat Magazine September 2011 Musically, Joakim Bouaziz is a hard one to pigeonhole. Brought up on classical, including piano from the age of 6 and graduating from the National Conservatory of Versailles, the producer is now one of the most influential people in the French scene, crossing genre borders […]

My Interview with the Pussycat Dolls

The original intention of this blog was a place for me to showcase my old and current work, whether it be interviews or writing. That was the idea, but I barely uploaded anything new! I was just watching this old interview I did with the Pussycat Dolls and I figured I should post it. This […]

What’s Up with Dreamy DIY Music Videos These Days?

I caught the much hyped Lana Del Rey video the other day for ‘Video Games’. I got sucked in after seeing the third or so person tweet about how amazing the track was and how they’d watched it a billion times. It is indeed enchanting: combination of a beautiful song, eerily atmospheric music video and […]

Four Tet, Caribou, James Holden, Nathan Fake and Rocketnumbernine at the Coronet Theatre: November 19th, 2010

Back in November my friend Fay asked if I’d like to come and do interviews for a video project she was producing at the Coronet Theatre for Four Tet and promoter Tom Baker’s Eat Your Own Ears. It was kind of a reunion show for a gig that Kieran (Four Tet) and EYOE had put […]

VIDEO: Oxford, Blessing Force, Neon Pulse and Chad Valley…featuring moi!

A few months back I headed down (up? sideways?) to Oxford, a town you probably know from the mega famous University that lives there. There’s also a buttload of music coming out of Oxford these days. My friend Alex (Neon Pulse) played at a very cool warehouse party in February and invited me down. The […]

Cool New Choons

I’ve been back in Melbourne for almost 2 months now. There’s so much new music around it seems like I got out of the loop pretty quickly. Here are a couple of bands I’m into of late. These guys are called Oscar + Martin and they’re from Melbourne. My friend booked them to play at […]