New Paolo Nutini!

Paolo Nutini

With the release of his new album ‘Caustic Love‘ today, it makes us wonder why the singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini ever left us!

Its been five years since his last album ‘Sunny Side Up’ made him a house hold name with tracks like ‘Candy’, “Pencil Full of Lead’ and ‘No Other Way’ ( which I can (and have) listened to on repeat on many occasions.)

Though he’s stayed true to his jazz and blues with a side of pop-y beats, Nutini has reinvented his style, focusing on more mature topics and deeper sounds. Nutini has released three of the thirteenth tracks prior to today- ‘Better Man’, ‘Scream (Funk my life up)’ and the highlight of the album ‘Iron Sky’, which features Chaplin’s ‘Great Dictator’ speech. This brings a certain truth to the track that along with Paolo’s raw vocals, makes Iron Sky his best to date.

Nutini fans have eagerly awaited the new addition to the Scotsman’s discography and I don’t think anyone will be disappointed.

Post from – Siobhan

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Q&A with Cull

Cull

Nice dude and cool internet person Alex Watts filled out our Q&A this time for his band Cull. Their debut EP is called Bà nội which is the Vietnamese word for grandma, so if I were a complete narcissist I could only assume they’ve dedicated it to my ba noi. She’d appreciate that, if she spoke English. Check out Alex’s answers and the video for The Sacred Burial Urn.

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OMG YOU GUYS!

NDT

Breaking Bad is done and dusted, season 4 of Game of Thrones is still a month out but Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (a Carl Sagan reboot) premiers on Sunday the 16th of March in Australia and I already have it series linked. It stars astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who is my favourite astrophysicist (because I know so many…), and even though it’s produced by Seth MacFarlane (who makes me roll my eyes so far back in my head I can see my brain), I feel as if shows like this are exciting because they make astrophysics accessible to the average viewer who doesn’t understand the complex terms and premises. Similarly if you want something else to watch like this, check out the brilliant 3 part series, Stephen Hawking: Into The Universe which goes into; the story of everything, aliens, and time travel.

 

 

 

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Currently listening to….

Fugees

Like A Version: Rudimental cover The Fugees ‘Ready Or Not’

Usually I couldn’t give a fuck about Triple J’s ‘Like a Version’. Most of the time it’s a bunch of Australian musicians ruining good songs with their out of tune voices and just hot mess fuckery when it comes to rearrangements but THIS I love. I want her voice, I want that trumpet player in everything, and I love this song and how they didn’t mess around with it too much.

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How not to be a racist asshole

Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson demonstrating you’re only Australian if you wear the merchandise in the bush.

I’ve been wanting to write something about race for a while, but I’ve never really known how to articulate my feelings but here we go anyway. I’m half Vietnamese and half English (white) and it seems as though I have to put up with idiotic comments on a weekly basis. I’m not claiming that I have it rough compared to others, but because I wasn’t born white, I have to put up with some bullshit. I’ve had racial slurs like gook yelled at me, I have assumptions of my interests, IQ and demeanour placed on me based on my skin colour, I had to delete Facebook because people kept outing themselves as racists and when I confronted them they either told me “well not you” or they seemed completely ignorant to the fact that calling for a genocide of an entire race was somehow racist and “just a joke”. Sometimes when I feel like I’m overreacting I just remember this quote from ‘It Takes A Lot To Laugh’ via Rookie

THERE IS NO WAY TO OVERREACT TO RACISM, BECAUSE RACISM IS A SYSTEMATIC DEVALUATION AND DEHUMANIZATION OF ENTIRE GROUPS OF PEOPLE. I repeat: RACISM IS A SYSTEMATIC DEVALUATION AND DEHUMANIZATION OF ENTIRE GROUPS OF PEOPLE, AND NOT REACTING TO IT ONLY HELPS PERPETUATE IT.

So I decided to write this; of course I’m not speaking for all people of colour. These are just my thoughts on a topic I find incredibly hard to put into words and something that shouldn’t even be an issue, but it is, and it is something that should be discussed, even it is uncomfortable.

Here’s how not to be a racist asshole

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Q&A with Anna O

Anna O
Anyone else in on a Saturday night singing Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac to their cat while looking for a feminist killjoy tshirt? Yes? Cool, well take a break from that and check out our Q&A with Anna O, the talented and beautiful singer from Perth. Also there’s a video you can check out.
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Q&A with JP Klipspringer

JPK

Singer/songwriter JP Klipspringer kindly obliged us by filling out a Q&A for us. Even though he goes for the worst AFL team ever, you should check out his answers and the video for his debut single below. Also, he chose one of my all time favourite songs from my all time favourite album as the song that gets him dancing, so I guess I can forgive the football team thing.

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Currently listening to…

Childish Gambino
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Childish Gambino – Because The Internet.

 

This has been currently getting me through the end of another hectic uni term. I’m sure you’ve all heard 3005 which came in at 43 on the Triple J Hottest 100 list (which I forgot to vote in). Even though it doesn’t matter because songs I hate always win. Anyways, now that Donald Glover has left  Community (which has gone to shit unfortunately), I’m glad he’s focused on his music and only was in one episode of GIRLS which is inane as fuck, but don’t get me started on that show with the wankiest monologues of self discovery I’ve ever heard.

 

 

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