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Interview: Jen Cloher is Australia’s most honest musician

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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

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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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