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Review: No Shape – Perfume Genius

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It should come as no surprise to fans of Mike Hadreas, the man behind Perfume Genius, that the first single from his highly anticipated fourth album is the boldly ecstatic ‘Slip Away’. After a few years away, Hadreas’ return packed a mighty punch. Debuting a music video painted in lush pinks and peachy oranges it landed with a cathartic thud. And whilst a lot of buzzwords have hovered over No Shape ‘timid’ is surely not one of them. Hadreas is assured and as confident as ever on this record creating both anthemic stadium-sized music with softer, refined contemplations that muse
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Groovin’ the Moo: A Guide to Love, Loss & Freezing Temperatures*

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*Title based off the The Wombats 2007 debut album title, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. Lot’s Wife editor Sophia and reporter Jessie take on “Bendigo’s biggest event of the year” – Groovin the Moo. Here is the uncensored tale of their adventure.  Friday afternoon We finished our classes for the day, packed our bags and got in my Holden Astra to make the 2-hour trip up to Bendigo. After making a stop at Coles, Liqourland and Kmart on the way (because I had lost the cap to my air mattress and a new one was needed), we arrived at St Peters
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Review: Arca

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Venezuelan-born producer Alejandro Ghersi has established himself as one of music’s more exciting voices in recent times. Having worked with the likes of FKA twigs, Kanye West and Björk it is with Arca (2017), that he offers not merely a conceptually realised album but also a record cementing his own posterity. Ghersi’s collaborative efforts on Björk’s most recent LP Vulnicura (2015) have clearly shifted his tone and influenced the work of the eponymously titled third album. A time he described as ‘a mind blowing, consciousness-expanding process to grow’. The pathos that was offered by Björk on Vulnicura is similarly—and welcomingly—matched
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