Author: Jodie Sloan

Rogue academic, philosophical sloven, and earnest scribbler. Likes: Stiff drinks, good books, and the musical stylings of Frank Sinatra. Also likes: Pop culture, feminism, and excessive use of CAPSLOCK.

Miles Franklin Literary Award announces 2019 longlist

May 22, 2019

ABIA Book of the Year winner Boy Swallows Universe heads up a ten-strong list of contenders for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. Established in 1957 with funds from an unexpected bequest from the My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin‘s will stipulated that: “[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of […]

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Track of the Day: Harmony Byrne “Smoke Inside” (2019)

May 22, 2019

Australian soul singer Harmony Byrne has just released her latest single, “Smoke Inside”, and it’s sending shivers down our spines. Brooding and bluesy, it’s the third single from debut LP Heavy Doors, due out later this year. The third of seven kids born to a Melbourne Mormon family, Byrne’s story reads like something out of […]

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Track of the Day: Little May “As Loving Should” (2019)

May 21, 2019

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for indie rock duo Little May. They’ve just dropped their second album Blame My Body, they’re gearing up for tours across Australia and Europe (the latter as support act for The Rubens), and now they’ve released the music video for latest single “As Loving Should”. Formerly a trio, […]

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Track of the Day: Crooked Colours “Hold On” (2019)

May 20, 2019

Midway through a packed tour of Australia and New Zealand, Crooked Colours have somehow found time to drop both a new album AND a new few singles. We’re stoked to be naming “Hold On”, from sophomore album Langata as today’s Track of the Day! Of the track, band member Leon De Baughn says: “I remember […]

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Track of the Day: Landings “I Believe the Dark” (2019)

May 16, 2019

Brisbane-based Landings have just dropped their latest track “I Believe the Dark”, and we’re super excited to be featuring it as today’s Track of the Day! The Aussie duo, consisting of Aidan Hogg and Liam Quinn, are definitely on the rise, after being featured by both Triple J and Pilerats, and racking up nominations at […]

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Track of the Day: blink-182 “Blame It On My Youth” (2019)

May 15, 2019

Pop punk behemoths blink-182 are back with new track “Blame It On My Youth”, and our teenage selves could not be more excited! blink-182 consists of original members Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Travis Barker (drums), with Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar) now permanently filling the spot left by departing founder Tom DeLonge. “Blame It On My […]

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Theatre Review: Jane from H.R. is hosting her first Gumtree Orgy, and we’re all invited!

May 14, 2019

Anywhere Festival is in full swing in the River City and while theatre fans are hopping from one curious venue to another, Jane from H.R. is hosting her first orgy at the Metropolitan Motor Inn in Brisbane’s Spring Hill. Presented by Lady Beard & Co., Gumtree Orgy is both wickedly funny and heart-achingly timely, as […]

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Track of the Day: JessB feat. Church Leon “Bump Bump” (2019)

May 10, 2019

Today’s killer track of the day comes from Auckland rapper JessB, featuring Church Leon, one half of NZ duo Church & AP. The first track from her upcoming solo project (a follow up to last year’s EP Bloom), “Bump Bump” pays homage to early 00’s hip-hop and rap, and the Missy Elliot vibes are strong […]

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Interview: Real Live Fake News‘ Ben Keane on improv, news, and selling out (in the good way!)

May 9, 2019

Improv inspired by audience submitted real news stories, performed at the iconic ABC building in South Bank? Small wonder that Real Live Fake News‘ one night only performance has already sold out, and has a wait list for tickets! We caught up with performer and producer Ben Keane ahead of Friday night’s show, to talk […]

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Interview: Dorothy May talks I Can Fly, Anywhere Festival, and the healing power of humour

May 8, 2019

Performance artist and teacher Dorothy May has a one night only engagement in Brisbane this weekend, as part of May’s annual Anywhere Festival. Ahead of her show at events-space-cum-circus-school The Sideshow, located in Brisbane’s West End, we caught up with her for a quick chat! First of all, what’s I Can Fly about? This show […]

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Bingo Loco is back and it’s barmier than ever!

May 7, 2019

Global phenomenon Bingo Loco is heading back to our shores in just a few short weeks, bringing its hectic blend of conga lines, lip sync battles, and wild prizes to venues all over Australia. Buckle up kids, because this ain’t your granny’s bingo night! The wacky brainchild of three childhood friends, Bingo Loco began life […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Billy Fox “Let’s Be Honest” (2019)

May 2, 2019

Earlier this year, Sydney indie-electronic producer Billy Fox launched his latest single, “Let’s Be Honest”. It’s an absolute cracker of a track, packed with sultry RNB grooves, and accompanied by a killer video from director Alex Campbell. Now, with the release of his EP Lung just around the corner, we’ve got an exclusive look at […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Wahoo Ghost “She Wolf” (2019)

May 1, 2019

Sydney based trio Wahoo Ghost have just released their album The Eighth Door, and we’re stoked to be hosting the exclusive premiere of the video for the gorgeously bluesy opener, “She Wolf”. Wahoo Ghost consists of Charli Rainford (vocals/guitar/percussion), Rob Crow (guitar, bass, piano, producer), and Jarvis Woolley (drums). The band draws on a huge […]

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Track of the Day: Dom Youdan “Is Your Lover Still Cool” (2019)

April 30, 2019

Born in London but now based in Sydney, singer-songwriter Dom Youdan‘s music turned out to be the thing that led him to our rather sunnier shores, after he fell for an Australian at his second ever gig. Always working on his contemporary pop sound, “Is Your Lover Still Cool” is his first solo release since debut […]

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Track of the Day: Son of Cabe “Lynwood” (2019)

April 29, 2019

“Lynwood” is the latest track from British electro-pop artist Son of Cabe, and it’s a cracker. Packed with ambient synths and drums straight from 90s hip-hop, it blends melancholy musings on guilt and regret with beats that’ll stick in your head long after listening. Of the track, Son of Cabe says: “Lynwood’s about trying to say […]

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Track of the Day: Waxhead “Disco Etiquette” (2019)

April 17, 2019

Byron Bay surf/psychedelic quartet Waxhead are back with “Disco Etiquette”, a track fans might recognise from their debut Self Titled. Consisting of Finny on lead guitar, Shrecky on drums, AL Dogg on Bass, and Froggy on Vocals and Guitar, this is one hard-working foursome, with two EPs, several singles, and a slew of Australian and international […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Blood Bank “Shadow Boxing” (2019)

April 16, 2019

Today we’re stoked to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of “Shadow Boxing”, the latest track from rising Brisbane foursome Blood Bank. High school mates Sam Pennisi (vocals/guitar), Tom Ryan (vocals/guitar/synth), Will Kilah (drums), and Peter Katsanevas (bass/vocals) have been ripping up the Brisbane post-punk scene since they formed back in 2016. Counting Joy Division, Iggy […]

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Track of the Day: Dress Thèque “Gone Mad” (2019)

April 16, 2019

Brit-pop inspired genre benders Dress Thèque are back with their third single, “Gone Mad”. The Sydney based band is made up of Julian Wilkinson, Michael Thurbin, Daniel Nutton, John Wineberg, and cites Pink Floyd, New Order, and The Stone Roses amongst their influences. “Gone Mad” is described as “an ode to everything that’s come out […]

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Track of the Day: Holly Alison “Cigarette” (2019)

April 15, 2019

Australian singer/songwriter Holly Alison is back with latest pop fusion single “Cigarette”. Dubbed the “Amy Shark of Dance” by Hit 101.3, the NSW artist blends upbeat pop with electronic and RnB sounds, and previous tracks “Give Me Your Heart”, “Balance Beam” and “Come Here” have been racking up the streams on Spotify. “Cigarette” stays true […]

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Record Store Day: What’s on and where!

April 13, 2019

Everyone loves that vinyl sound and, since today is Record Store Day, there’s no better time to head down to your local independent record store, pick up a few bargains, and maybe even snap up some of those legendary limited editions! But there’s more than just great tunes on offer! Plenty of stores have loads […]

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