Author Archives: Sevana Ohandjanian

An update of sorts

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new here (over a year if I’m to take the date on that gig review below as an indicator). In between breaking my knee in February 2012 and moving to Berlin for … Continue reading

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Gig review: Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, State Theatre, 16/1/12

An evening of 60s Italian pop songs transformed into big band tunes with Patton’s trademark screeching embellishments, few could have witnessed anything like Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane before.

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Gig review: Dan Deacon Ensemble, John Maus, Keystone Festival Bar, 11/1/12

Two opposite ends of the emotion spectrum were showcased tonight; pure agony in the passionate actions of John Maus, and sheer ecstasy with the buoyant Dan Deacon Ensemble.

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Interview: Miles Kane

Miles Kane may not be a household name here yet, but his confidence would suggest otherwise. He talks of Shadow Puppets, his mate ‘Al’ and the gig itch. You would be forgiven for not knowing Miles Kane’s musical background, considering his … Continue reading

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Record review: Apparat, The Devil’s Walk

Too often ambient equals mundanity. Less can be more, especially if you’re a soundscape wizard like Berlin producer Sasha Ring. Those who know his back catalogue are aware of his command of techno tempos, glitchy beats long before James Blake … Continue reading

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Interview: Bachelorette

Annabel Alpers bids farewell to the Bachelorette moniker and talks of a collaborative future. New Zealand native Annabel Alpers aka Bachelorette recorded her last album in as far flung places as Libya to remote country homes. When Drum get hold … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard In Your Mind

It’s only been a year since their AMP-nominated debut, but Richard In Your Mind are far from having the sun set on them as Richard Cartwright talks mountains and sunshine. “I just moved to the Blue Mountains,” beams Richard Cartwright … Continue reading

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