In an empty bar on a Friday afternoon Backyard Opera met with David Novak and John-Henry Palak of Sydney’s Polish Club. The pair perform scuzzy Detroit garage-rock (think The Stooges, MC5) with a twist of soul (think The Supremes) and are currently touring nationally for their Christmas in December tour.
Melbourne duo, NYCK (pronounced n.y.c.k) – comprised of Nicholas Acquroff and Dominique Garrard - are known best for their paired-back pop balladry, which is reminiscent of the vocal styling’s of Hozier, and the hauntingly spacious arrangements of London Grammar.
Celebrating the creative spirit, idle dreamers and the wild at heart, Nelly’s handcrafted pieces were born out of a desire to combine her love of drawing and contemporary design with traditional jewellery making techniques.
Recently launched but already building traction, The Uncast is an online platform that aims to promote cultural and ethnic diversity in fashion within Australia. Their first issue explores the relationship between clothing and identity and has contributions from creatives across Sydney and Melbourne.
As a former model, Lenni understands what it’s like to be in front of the camera and be subjected to somebody else’s instructions. As a photographer, she offers her models the freedom to be themselves in order to capture the natural beauty of her subjects.
We all know that the world can sometimes be a dark and gloomy place, so it’s always nice to know that there are individuals out there dedicated in making it that little bit brighter. Individuals like Bianca Beers.
Nothing like spending the arvo chatting away about music, food and not looking your age with two of the coolest dudes in Aussie hip hop. Sydney based super-producer Mailer Daemon dropped by Backyard Opera HQ, along with album collaborator Sage, and the usual question-and-answering thing happened.
It’s not every day you get to meet an artist who’s work you truly admire. However, when you work for a company with sweet hookups, you get to do exactly that. Enter Abdul Abdullah, a Perth born and raised artist who identifies himself as a Muslim, seventh generation Aussie.
Harley is a jewellery designer and the man behind Black De Ville. When he was 11 years old he spotted a ring and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Ever since then he’s been feeding his curiosity and creativity in the jewellery design game and has not looked back.
The Cook, his Wife & her Shoes is a boutique women’s shoe store in Surry Hills which is unlike any other shoe store I have stepped into – that could be because I usually buy my comfortable Nikes online ...
Venturing way down the dodgy end of Bourke St – no, we don’t mean the Oxford St crossroad with all those pesky charity muggers but further towards Woolloomooloo where dozens of friendly mattresses/homeless dudes hang out
Twenty two year old Alex Ruby, known to some as Mole Lester (facebook name), is an artist. Simple? Not so simple. He’s an artist who’s also been, at one point, a surfboard shaper, tailor, designer, filmmaker, painter, Mormon, Californian, and most recently soul searcher.