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Nothing Compares 2 U

TRACK LIST Prince and the Revolution, 'Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)' The Time, 'Tricky' Prince, 'Housequake (7 MINUTES MoQUAKE...

The Drones, 'Feelin Kinda Free'

You guys wanna rock it til it hurts like misanthropic jerks? Nah? Not into it? Well, fine. Fuck you then. I'm with Gareth. “I don't give a rats...

Smile, 'The Rhythm Method'

Well, it's 2016 and being a revolutionary guitar band may be less likely than colonising Mars but Smile don't seem too concerned about it. Their new ...

A mixtape by Colloid

Colloid play their own form traditional Japanese folk music that's influenced by tribal musics from all over the world. They're in town at the moment...

Thinking about gender in ‘Grayson Perry: My Pretty L...

As the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's whopper of a show 'Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career’ comes to a close, so too does our extens...

Miradoor, 'Eating Well' AW16

Mirador are perhaps best known for their reinvention of the sarong – an item that is serendipitously representative of all the things that come to mind when ...

Celebrity non-chef with No Zu, Faux Ful Medames

No Zu's debut album Afterlife is a lot of fun – sounds kind of like an undead version of ESG who've moored a luxury yacht along the Mediterranean coa...

Krass Journal issue 2

A few months ago I interviewed a famous chef next to a main road. I was really nervy and sweaty because I'd just powerwalked along kilometres of honking ...

An interview with Sunn O)))

Sunn 0))) could be the loudest band on Earth. They could be the heaviest, the most influential, the most underground, the most important or the most metal. W...

The Goon Sax, 'Up To Anything'

When I was about 16 I tried to shave off my monobrow with a scalpel. Not sure why I even had access to a scalpel. I think my mum used to steal medical suppli...

'All Day' tote

While the rest of us are melting into Netflix oblivion (I don't even chill anymore) 22 year-old arse-kicker Nikki Lawrence is running Three Fold Studio o...

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967) is all pastel California hues, flat lines, stillness and (literal) reflection – disrupted by that white kick of water,...

SIG The Label

SIG The Label came as a nice surprise when I went to get a coffee a couple weeks ago, sitting upstairs in a pop-up shop as I sipped a long black from Dew. Th...

Repair your fridge with CD cases

Fridge shelves tend to break really easily (especially if you share a tiny fridge with four people who all like to cook). My housemate looked into replacing ...

A 'Saturn Returns' mixtape by Loose Tooth

Melbourne garage rockers Loose Tooth have the hooks that don't rot your teeth. They're about to release a new EP that orbits around that 'Saturn ...

Tempered Journal

Tempered deploys that old slimey adage “Be Present” (used mostly by those who transcend looking at their phone while commuting) to great effect. ...

A mixtape by Homeshake

We all love Mac Demarco's scallywag jangle but wouldn't it be more interesting if someone from his band sent that sound through a disco blender, pour...

Room

Jack, aged five, lives in hell. He doesn’t know it yet though because he’s being kept in the dark, literally and figuratively. His ferociously protective gua...

Stay at the Two Thousand Apartment and experience th...

As you know, we’re the proud parents of Airbnb apartments in Melbourne and Sydney. Both act as a mini, livable capsules of the city they’re located in, conta...

Filmme Fatales issue #7 

As anyone who's seen Police Academy: Mission To Moscow will attest, film franchises are always at the top of their game by the seventh instalment – so wh...

Mei Saraswati, 'Devotions'

I wrote the line “Mei Saraswati is a jewel in the crown of West Coast Australian music”. Then I had to revise it to say she is the crown. Now you can get bot...

A DIY hologram projector for your phone

Holograms are cool. They were cool in Star Wars and they're cool as a silly thing to do on a Saturday night. It's true they may be lacking in practic...

A guide to exploring abandoned amusement parks and b...

Many of us pass crumbling structures and overgrown fun parks of the past on highways without much of a second thought, the relics of forgotten entertainment ...

Emma Mulholland contemplates embroidery, pop music a...

Last week we sent comedian Hannah Gadsby into the depths of Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career, and she did a top job of trying to cram the indefinab...

The Harpoons 'mini world tour' mixtape/tour dairy

Last time the Harpoons made us a mix it was a very life-affirming time indeed. The beat-curious soulsters recently returned from their first “mini worl...

Grayson Perry’s ‘My Pretty Little Art Career’ in a n...

We’ve imagined how Grayson Perry might traverse through Sydney and now it’s time to get down to the business of reviewing the exhibition. We asked comedian H...

Good Morning, 'Glory'

Like a ship in the night, your twenties come and go. So, so quickly. Or sometimes, they go really slowly and it seems you're going to be stuck in a disgu...

Cats rule everything around me

Neko Atsume means 'cat collection' in Japanese. It's a phone game where you collect cats. That's it. You don't save a cat from a tree. Yo...