The Big Issue album review: Damon Albarn — ‘Dr Dee’, May 2012

My first piece for The Big Issue, a review of Damon Albarn’s solo album Dr Dee, printed in issue #406 (early May) of the magazine. ++ Damon Albarn – Dr Dee Understandably peddled as a Damon Albarn solo album, Dr Dee is actually a soundtrack to the opera created by the former Blur frontman (with […]

TheVine story: ‘Talented, Creative Australian Expats’, May 2012

One of the more inspiring feature stories that I’ve had the pleasure of tackling. I chat to eight Australian creatives — Craig Redman (illustrator, graphic designer), Georgina Haig (actor), Ben Johnston (designer, director), Nick Crocker (healthcare entrepreneur), Elisa Mazzone (illustrator), Elisa Jane Carmichael (indigenous contemporary artist), Berkfinger (musician) and Lucy Dyson (music video director and artist) — […]

TheVine live review: Kimbra, Brisbane, May 2012

A live review for TheVine. Excerpt below. Kimbra The Tivoli, Brisbane Tuesday 15 May 2012 A lot has changed for Kimbra Johnson since I last saw her in concert. Back in September, when she tore through Brisbane Festival and Parklife in consecutive weeks, Kimbra’s star was already on the rise. But now, eight months later, […]

triple j mag story: ‘Will Your Indie Record Store Exist in Five Years’ Time?’, April 2012

My first extended feature for triple j mag: a 1,500 word story surveying eight independent record store operators from around the globe about the future of their businesses. It appeared in the April 2012 issue of the magazine. Click the below image to read the story (link will open in a new window), or scroll […]