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Review: HAIKU HANDS @ Fat Controller

Caitlin Ellen

Seeing HAIKU HANDS live is like the coolest arts and craft project you’ve ever seen but with nightclub lighting and intoxication.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Amos Gill - Almost Famos

Chelsea Griffith

Almost Famos Amos is to be taken lightly and served with a drink.

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Adelaide Fringe '19 Review: Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Chelsea Griffith

On March 3, 2012, Masha Alyokhina was arrested for ‘hooliganism’ after protesting in a Moscow church. Riot Days details this protest, and the 21 month sentence that followed for Masha; highlighting the cruelty, corruption and corroboration between church and state, in a nation that claims to be secular.

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Interview: Ukelele Death Squad

Georgia Brass

After selling out their 2018 Adelaide Fringe season, The Ukelele Death Squad return with three curated shows for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe as well as an appearance at WOMADelaide 2019.

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RCC 2019 Launch

Isabella Carbone

“New vision, new location”, this is what organisers have in mind for this year’s RCC.

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Review: Mumford & Sons @ AEC

Ellie Stamelos

Thursday night saw British folk-rock giants Mumford & Sons brave the heat wave and take to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as part of their Delta tour.

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Review: Florence + The Machine Satisfying Adelaide's 'Hunger'

Thai McGill

Didn’t make it along to see Florence & The Machine? Read our wrap up here!

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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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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

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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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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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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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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British Royalty Nigella Lawson to visit Adelaide

Anh Ngo

Forget Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – there’s some proper British Royalty coming to town, in the form of Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson.

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RDHS hot debut EP 'RAW'

Bianca Iovino

Your local Adelaide rap boys, RDHS, have released their debut EP RAW in the last week and it is a confirmed playlist addition.

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Hockey Dad @ HQ Complex

Kate Sansome

Hockey Dad have been absolutely killing it lately, and their sold out show at HQ was no exception.

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