Mia Roberts breezes into the little inner west café in an all-white ensemble like a walking breath of fresh air. She spots me, introduces herself, and orders a chai latte. At 20 years old, she's an impressive mix of determined, convivial, confident and decisive.
Amid all the Christmas cheer artists are busy creating some of the most interesting and challenging art, pushing us to question the world that we live in. Check out what artists are reflecting on this week in Sydney.
The space was completely dark when my sister and I scurried in late. We entered what would have felt like a lifeless and abandoned factory space, if it weren’t for the presence of a crowd gathered a few metres away - all of whom appeared to be observing something of apparent significance.
As the year comes to a close, why not celebrate the joy and excitement of 2018 with some upbeat comedy and inspiring art. This week is all about the kinds of performance that makes you feel better for having left the house!
E^ST, aka Mel Bester, is one busy bee. In the last few months alone, she has released a seven track EP entitled Life Ain’t Always Roses, and did a tour of major Australian cities. Add this to a massive year filled with wins for the 20 year old, such as placing #63 in the Hottest 100 …
After a year of international tours, celebrating the release of debut album, Alright Already, Sydney’s own rock duo have returned home to promote their latest single, ‘Clarity’.
The Silk Music label pride themselves on delivering smooth ambient music that lives up to their namesake fabric. Their monthly Chillout Sessions, featured on the Only Silk radio show, shine a spotlight on their unique tone. The co-host Gorm Sorensen (aka Airillusions) is not only Silk Music's long-time A&R Coordinator of all chillout and downtempo releases but a master of mix curation.
For fans of electro, house and EDM, Australia’s favourite party band have provided a holiday track to dance the niceness away and embrace the naughty. From Melbourne, Confidence Man have crafted their own unique niche in a crowded electropop field.
Australia’s largest short film competition is back for its 28th year in 2019, running from January 11 to 20 at Sydney’s Bondi beach. Set to screen the best short films from across the globe in the Bondi Pavilion, FLiCKERFEST received over 2500 entries this year, with the best 100 selected for screening.
While rooftop bars have been in vogue for the last couple of years, they have been a city slicker favourite for decades – and it doesn’t look like this will change any time soon. Despite Sydney being somewhat late to this party, even despite its enviable weather, there are a couple of spots that we are particularly enamoured with.
The line outside Enmore Theatre snaked along the street, filling Enmore Road with Sydney's youth, ready for Alison Wonderland. As Manu Crooks took the stage to warm up the crowd, the venue was packed from wall-to-wall. Jumping around the stage with a crazy energy, Manu played a collection of hard hitting originals such as ‘Everyday’ and fan favourites like ‘Day Ones’.
Music festivals have become the core and lifeblood of the Australian summer. While a focus is predominantly placed on the musical talent that graces stages the nation over, it is important to stop and pay homage to the true backbone of any music festival: its attendees.
Since the moment of meeting Grace Pitts, I always knew she would go on to do amazing things in music. In the past few years, under the moniker GRAACE, Grace has gone on to achieve milestone after milestone.