It’s The Stones as bluesmen that first reeled me in. This ‘accidental’ recording of covers is the stuff of fans’ dreams and a cheat-sheet for students of the mainly Chicago-style. Over time, they’ve punctuated Rock’n’Roll with a banquet of influences: soul covers (‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg)’, reggae (‘Cherry Oh Baby’), country (‘Far Away Eyes’) and disco (‘Miss You’).
‘I stand in the light I’ve cast and turn away from any lack of love’ John Legend reveals on his fifth studio album Darkness and Light. As the title would suggest, this album is full of various points of light and shade that work in creating a whole journey that is sometimes lacking in a time of being able to cherry pick singles off Digital outlets.
To me it wasn’t just a performance or an exhibition.
For listeners of triple j, Bec Sandridge’s deep, unwavering vocals will be a familiar sound. ‘In the Fog, In the Flame’ is a track that’s had significant airplay, and while being a means to showcase the attributes of her vocals mentioned earlier, it’s a damn catchy number.
It’s been a pretty whirlwind time for Tkay, and the now 20-year-old has released her debut album, TKAY. Known for speed of light rapping style in which she seems unaffected by the banalities of needing to breathe, her music fuses a dance-ready sound with grime, trap, African beats and more.
It’s not a rite of passage per se, but attending Sexpo once in your lifetime is definitely an experience I would encourage. With my best friend in tow, who was a Sexpo virgin like myself, we were excited to see what Melbourne’s annual sex, health and lifestyle event would bring.
In most circumstances, waking up early, after camping in a queue, to then re-enter another queue may be a painstaking, dreaded experience. But when it gains entrance to Meredith, and prime position mind you, it’s an experience that couldn’t be more looked forward to.
“They say that paradise is hard to perfect but The Pleasure Garden comes damn close”
While the weather couldn’t seem to make up its mind ranging from cloudy with cold swirling winds broken by calm, sunny patches. The skies miraculously cleared the minute the Welcome to Country & Official Opening Ceremony signalled the start of the days’ events.