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What To Do This Australia Day Long Weekend

Chelsea Griffith

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to hang on the 27th while you countdown the Hottest 100, a place to reflect and acknowledge Survival Day, or somewhere to kick back by the beach and sink a few beers or cocktails, this is your guide to the January long weekend.

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Review: Beach Life Festival At Glenelg

Alessia Scriva

With the perfect combination of sea, sun and some seriously good artists, Beach Life made for an afternoon of good vibes and good music.

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REVIEW: Falls Festival Lorne 2018/19

Alec Bray

Another Falls done and dusted, and what a time it was.

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Oh Boy: Swirl Fest 2019 is coming!

Natasha Martin

Swirl Fest 2019 is coming and will welcome the third edition of the annual celebration of local and national live music.

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Northeast Party House Throw a Rager

Thai McGill

Recently Northeast Party House performed at Fat Controller along with local acts China Roses, and Paradise Club.

The night started out with a set from China Roses who put on a great performance that had everyone bopping to their poppy electronic tunes and catchy vocal hooks. They played their recently released single ‘Outer’ which was definitely a highlight along with a new song that they played live for the first time. It was great to see how much they have developed their live performance and stage presence since I last saw them play.

If the heat hadn’t tipped everyone off that summer had started yet, the jingly 80’s inspired songs from Paradise Club certainly reminded us. The smooth and almost at times effortless vocals from the singer had everyone warmed up (more than the weather could) dancing along. The comforting mellow guitar licks reminded me a lot of The Paper Kites and I’m very excited to see where they take their music in the future.

Finally the wait was over, and to the applause of the audience, the members of Northeast Party House made their way onto the stage. The opening song began with atmospheric synths and punchy bass before an explosion of colourful sounds at the end. This really got the crowd going and moshes began to break out as everyone slipped further into the trance of prominent groovy bass lines, wailing guitars, and repetitive anthem like vocals. A few songs into the set the crowd was given a simple question, “Blink-182 or Metallica?”. After measuring the applause after each band name the winner had been decided, and the band broke into an explosive and punky cover of Blink-182’s song ‘Dammit’.

It was also around the time that I was sucked into the mosh, and by no intention of my own ended up almost directly in the centre, right in front of vocalist Zach Hamilton-Reeves. This was when they broke out the tropic and percussive single ‘Calypso Beach’ off of their latest album ‘Dare’. The moshing took a break as everyone chilled out and enjoyed the much more relaxed song. The calm, however, was short lived because the next song was the dynamic ‘Embezzler’ which had the entire crowd jumping and yelling along to the synth heavy dance tune. A cover of Violent Soho’s ‘Covered in Chrome’ shortly followed, and similar to the previous song, saw the whole audience screaming along to the lyrics.  I didn’t think the crowd could dance any harder, but when the final song ‘Youth Allowance’ started playing, the energy in the packed room went up tenfold. Zach noticed the increase of energy too because he began to edge closer to the sweaty crowd before launching himself on top of everyone at the front (including me).

This was an amazing gig to start Summer off with. Each artist offered something different and Northeast Party House nailed their performance. The crowd was fantastic and the sound and lighting was really well done. Fat Controller made for the perfect venue with both the vibe of a club and a bar; this created a comfortable yet energetic mood throughout the crowd. Fans of the band can also get excited for 2019 because they teased that new music would be coming soon. My only regret is that I wore white shoes which are unfortunately now black.

Images provided by  Fat Controller

Images provided by Fat Controller

Our Guide on What To Do This New Year’s Eve

Adriana Sinicropi

Bring in the new year with plenty of drinks and dancing with these New Year’s Eve events happening in our city.

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Bloc Party Bring Silent Alarm Back To Life

Imogen Hindson

In celebration of 13 since the release of ‘Silent Alarm’, Bloc Party returned to Adelaide for a sold out show at Thebarton Theatre.

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REVIEW: HOLY HOLY Gives Us A Religious Experience At The Gov

Isabella Carbone

HOLY HOLYs Adelaide set was a perfect amalgamation of their debut and sophomore albums, with a dash of new music thrown in to give us a taste of what is to come for this alternative band.

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Alison Wonderland @ Thebarton Theatre

Natasha Martin

This amazing EDM DJ has been breaking boundaries in the electronic music genre for quite some time now, and after her release of her album ‘Awake’ she is still showing audiences why she is one of the top female DJ’s in the world.

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Chatting With China Roses

Alessia Scriva

We sat down with Adelaide’s newest electronic/Aussie-rap duo China Roses, to talk all things angels, EP’s and their new track ‘Outer’

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The Wombats and Adelaide: A Lethal Combination

Lucy Brewer

Everyone needs to boogie in the midst of a mosh to Greek Tragedy at least once in their lifetime. 

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WOMADelaide 2019 SECOND Line-Up Announced

Caitlin Ellen

49 more acts have been announced for 2019’s WOMADelaide, running from the 8th - 11th of March.

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Spilt Milk 2018: The Good, The Great and The Fantastic

Natasha Martin

This year for Spilt Milk excelled our expectations, with amazing views, food and music we couldn’t applaud them enough for the mind-blowing festival that was produced.

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Gang of Youths at Thebarton Theatre: Review

Imogen Hindson

Seeing Gang of Youths live wasn’t like attending your regular gig; it was an experience that healed the soul and brought people together united in love, compassion and faith.

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This Is Radelaide's Top Five: Local Releases You May Have Missed

Isabella Carbone

Some incredible sound is coming out of ADL at the moment, make sure you didn’t miss this essential listening!

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Chatting with the boys from Blind Coyote

Harrison Schultz

If you haven’t noticed Blind Coyote doing the rounds yet, it might be time to open your eyes.

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Ocean Alley Cruise Right Through A Sold-out HQ

Harrison Schultz

Ocean Alley gave the crowd at a sold out Ocean Alley something to love.

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An energetic evening with Trophy Eyes @ The Gov

Harrison Schultz

Trophy Eyes recently visited The Gov on the Adelaide leg of their American Dream tour, here’s how it all went down.

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More Acts Added To Falls Festival Lineup!

Natasha Martin

As if Falls Festival wasn’t already making us hotter than a Shearer's armpit, it’s been announced that more wonderful acts will be joining the already stellar 2018/2019 lineup!

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WOMADelaide 2019 First Line-Up Announcement

Caitlin Ellen

From the 8th-11th of March at Botanic Park, you can be sure to jam out to at least 19 extraordinary groups from 14 countries.

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