The Set List, Edition 1

Genre: Pop If you love… Taylor Swift, circa 2008 You’ll like… Gretta Ray The 19-year-old singer-songwriter continues to rise from strength to strength. Her insightful lyrics exhort a maturity beyond her teenage years, while the substantial nature of her guitar-pop style is a testament to her wealth of experience. One to keep an eye on in 2018, her starry-eyed ballads will win you over if you’ve been pining about the death of the ‘old Taylor’. In a word: Lyrical Favourite song: Drive   Genre: Electronica If you love… Flume You’ll like… Ninajirachi ‘Dance music made in an ice cave’? 18-year-old
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Interview: Jen Cloher is Australia’s most honest musician

Australia is a big, lonely island and Jen Cloher feels it: as an artist, as a woman, as a gay woman and as one half of a relationship that is often stretched across continents. Over a decade since the release of her debut record Dead Wood Falls, the ARIA-nominated Melbourne punk-rock figurehead is at her powerful best on her self-titled fourth studio album. Crushingly candid, deceptively funny and vivid in its imagery, Jen Cloher is a bona fide album of the year contender that remains strikingly authentic whether Cloher is decrying the tyranny of distance, skewering armchair critics or sharing
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Alex Lahey: Wes Anderson Tour

While drowning in the mountains of work in the lead up to exams, editor Sophia McNamara and reporter Jessie Lu managed to put an evening aside for a delightedly fun, high-energy Alex Lahey gig on a Friday night. The unmissable Wes Anderson Tour at Howler in Brunswick had everything you could expect with a last hurrah for all of Lahey’s current material, before the highly-anticipated release of her debut LP. Lahey was supported by The Football Club, who captivated the audience with their vulnerable folk-pop melodies.
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