Fairy lights and smoky purple haze; French accents, husky vocals and glockenspiel-wielding pixies… Elisha Brinnand reminisces about an evening spent feeling Frenchy and Chic at Sydney Festival.
“It’s clear that the record was only a prelude; it’s their live show that makes the full-throated and completely convincing case for this collaboration.” Bart Denaro walks us through the musical wonderland that was David Byrne & St. Vincent at Sydney Festival.
“If Frank Zappa were born thirty years later, he’d be doing something like this. Strange music supporting stranger tales that are either butt-clenchingly hilarious or enlightening, depending on what you’re drinking.” Alessandro Dallarmi took on the ambitious dance lineup that was Hold Tight! at the Metro.
Cross dressing, glitchy lullabies and knee slappin’ dance moves. Alessandro Dallarmi wasn’t the only one having an absolute blast at The Metro late last year, he also made some great new friends he can’t wait for you to meet.
Crushing on Kimbra, talking Bowie with Seekae and sci-fi with Hermitude, and copping a drumstick to the face. Flog reviewer Alessandro Dallarmi recounts a day of small disappointments and surprise delights at Homebake 2012.
Sydney has had something of a flash-flood lately when it comes to electronic music gigs – and we’re certainly not complaining. Tom Nall reviews the Astral People-curated ‘Land Of The Giants’ event, accompanied by some stunning photos from the night.
“If Flume wants to do a track with Frank Ocean, then I’m going to make that happen.” Alessandro Dallarmi gives us all the gossip from day 2 of the inaugural Electronic Music Conference in Sydney, complete with a beef between Diplo and Nina Kraviz…
The Flog’s Alessandro Dallarmi wraps up the best bits of Day One at the 2012 EMC, including an hilarious ‘lost in translation’ moment with Tiësto, wise words from the US’s Gina Turner and some idiot asking Tiësto about his exercise regime.
This year’s Harvest Festival brought a welcome wave of independent acts to Australian shores, and we sent Sam Wotherspoon in to lap it up… relive the War On Drugs’ sideshow at Oxford Art Factory right here!