Record review: Richard In Your Mind, Sun

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There’s a moment when listening to Sun that a visualization emerges; you’re lying in the middle of the forest, the sun is peeking through the canopy and there’s a calm stillness to every fibre oscillating in the air. It’s somewhere in Dimensions, which five tracks into the record ensures you’ve been fully entranced by Richard In Your Mind and their hypnotic psych-folk pop.
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Gig review: Seekae, Metro Theatre, 20/8/2011

Occasionally you get a left-of-field support act that reminds you that you can think outside the box and still be entertaining.

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Record review: Blood Orange, Coastal Grooves

The artist formerly known as Lightspeed Champion, aka Devonte Hynes, is all funk and groove as Blood Orange.

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Gig review: Splendour In The Grass, Woodfordia, 29/7/2011 – 1/8/2011

Enter this way. Pic: Sevana Ohandjanian

Waking up to brisk cold and laughing  kookaburras isn’t too bad a way to start off your first day at Splendour.

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Gig review: Pulp, Hordern Pavilion, 27/7/2011

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Pulp at Hordern Pavilion. All rights reserved by Alise Ruthless

Opener Belles Will Ring set a deceptively calm mood with their harmonious indie rock serving as an inviting opener to the night. Though it doesn’t matter who you are, it’d be tough opening for Britpop legends.

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Friday Find: No Art

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No Art have been playing around town for a while. Their sound used to be more drone-heavy, but there’s a Warpaint-esque melancholic melody to their tunes thus far.

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Gig review: The Laurels, Lansdowne Hotel, 8/7/2011

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Three supports ensured audience members were soaked in an array of noise and primed for the headline act.

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