Jonathan Chadwick in London Archive

Battles

Laneway Festival Review: Battles

Battles at Sydney University’s Manning Bar is one of the band’s few Laneway Festival sideshows in Australia in February. The New York three-piece has gained something of a cult following around the world, and is touring in support of their third album, last year’s wholly instrumental La …
Federation Square, where hordes loll on deckchairs beneath beach umbrellas, watching the tennis on the big screen

Why the Australian Open must never leave Melbourne

Another year, another beautiful fortnight at Melbourne Park. The trip to Melbourne for the tennis is always a special one. The city’s love for sport is palpable as soon as you arrive at Southern Cross station, from the grand Ethiad Stadium, pride of place; to the big screen at Federation …
Blur

Review: Blur, Arena, Sydney

Eighteen years is a long time in the life of a band. Since English band Blur last played a gig on Australia’s shores in October 1997, they’ve released platinum selling albums, disbanded, reformed, headlined several gigs in London’s Hyde Park, pulled out …
Chelsea victorious

Chelsea are Premier League champions

Chelsea Football Club secured its fifth English league title on Sunday after a hard-fought win at home to Crystal Palace. Jose Mourinho’s men made a positive start and took the lead just before half-time when PFA’s Player of the Year, Eden Hazard, headed …
Review: SG, York Street, Sydney

Review: SG, York Street, Sydney

Do you remember at school constructing a diorama of your ideal building, a revolutionary new design for the future? A trip to the SG (formerly Spooning Goats) on York Street is like being shrunk down as you walk into your Tech & …
Band Aid does it again

Band Aid does it again

We should have seen it coming. Thirty years on from Band Aid’s original version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Bob Geldof has once again made a few phone calls, tweaked a few lyrics and quickly assembled the fourth version of the song …
Scotland divided after vote to stay united

Scotland divided after vote to stay united

After a day of voting on Thursday, Scotland rejected the opportunity to become independent from the United Kingdom. A strong majority of ‘No’ votes in response to the question “Should Scotland become an independent country?” meant months of tireless campaigning by the …
Review: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks

Review: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks

A few side streets from Liverpool city centre, among the old converted warehouses and cobblestone alleyways, is the Kazimier, a 500-capacity club and music venue. The entrance is nondescript and easily mistaken for the back door of a restaurant kitchen. But this …