ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

PETER, BJORN AND JOHN – LIVING THING

These lovable Swedes deliver another rousing collection of songs. But first things first, let’s clear the air – there is nothing as obviously catchy as… Read more

ELVIS PERKINS – ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND

“Black is the colour of my true love’s arrow, just the colour of a human’s blood,” stutters Elvis Perkins, opening this his second album with … Read more

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – LOST CHANNELS

You’d be forgiven for thinking  this album’s opening strains belong to The Smiths – Palmistry chimes its way in with lilting Rickenbackers and bittersweet chord … Read more

BOOKER T JONES – POTATO HOLE

Okay, so the opening Pound It Out does very much as it’s title suggests; and one could be forgiven for thinking this was a Jon … Read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE ROOTS OF NICK CAVE

One of a series of The Roots of… albums that includes Gram Parson, The Byrds and The White Stripes, this “mixed tape” collections throws up … Read more

SHE PLAYS – SHE PLAYS EP

She Plays is a strange document. Local producer Dave Hammer has written all the songs, played many of the instruments, recorded and mixed the thing; … Read more

TALK: ALAIN DE BOTTON

“Our work will at least have distracted us, it will have provided a perfect bubble in which to invest our hopes for perfection, it … Read more

DANCE: PUSH

With her powerful but effortless presence, astounding technical ability, feline sensuousness and criminally beautiful limbs, any opportunity to watch Sylvie Guillem dance is something to … Read more

EXHIBITION: FEAR AND MIGHT BY LEAH FRASER

BY LISA LERKENFELDT A limb exposed amongst fauna, hair replaced by foliage, ocean deep eyes. The subjects of Sydney painter Leah Fraser possess a magnetic … Read more

AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS

Berlin has worked hard to get where she is. After years of combing her hair into a quiff and impressing the cool kids with her … Read more