Month: August 2015

Vinyl Fail

If you can’t stand the heat, don’t buy vinyl. Hailing from the grim, cold, grey climes of Blighty, I’d always dreamt of travelling to Australia. It was a country I’d painted in my mind in vivid colours, juxtaposed against the sepia tones of a life in England. When I was presented with the opportunity to live in this fine country, I pounced on it like a hawk on a field mouse. First to be packed up for the 17,000 km journey was my prized collection of vinyl. Raised in a house of musicphiles, this audio enthusiast began accumulating records...

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Interview: Bad//Dreems

Sometimes you meet someone who has encyclopaedic knowledge of an interesting subject, and sometimes that person turns their knowledge into songs, and sometimes – very rarely – those songs are brilliant. That’s the deal with incredible South Australian rockers Bad//Dreems. “Adelaide’s got a fascinating crime history,” says guitarist Alex Cameron. “There’s a reason why so many people buy crime books and watch documentaries about serial killers, because it’s part of us all, in a way.” Vocalist and guitarist Ben Marwe agrees: “I guess Alex’s fascination with South Australian murder stories has rubbed off onto me tenfold. Like all great...

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The Power House

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Hasta La Vita, Baby

Oh how we loved you, but where did it all go wrong? I can still remember the first time I got my grubby little mitts on the PlayStation Vita. Complete with twin analogue sticks, a five-inch OLED crystal clear screen and a rear touchscreen crying out for a creative developer to cleverly incorporate into a game, it exuded quality. Sony had produced a magnificent handheld console with a slew of features to make it the perfect portable companion to the PlayStation 3. It was an exciting time. Train commutes became an eagerly anticipated part of the day; I could...

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