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#SYDFEST Review: Julia Holter

Art-pop composer Julia Holter brought her distinctive sound to Sydney this past weekend, off the back of her ambitious new album “Aviary,” performing in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent for Sydney Festival. Whilst her vocal range and her touring band was impressive, was it enough to impress the tough Sydney crowds? Click through to find out.
All photos captured by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

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#SYDFEST Review: Nakhane

South African singer Nakhane recently performed at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, creating a powerful, emotive experience for everyone who was in attendance. He is captivating in front of a live crowd performing his unique blend of ethnic pop, African soul and synthetics.
All photos by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

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#SYDFEST Review: Neneh Cherry

From torch anthems to trip hop, house, jazz, rap and riot girl punk, Neneh Cherry’s career has spanned 35 years of hits both critical and commercial. Earlier this week, the rebel icon of feminist pop brought her new Four Tet produced album “Broken Politics” and stacked back catalogue to Sydney’s Carriageworks. All photos captured by Victor Frankowski for Sydney Festival.

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Photo Review: Kaiit at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory

Another night, another young artist takes to the stage in Sydney. This time around, it’s 19-year-old KAIIT that was the focus of our photographer Ishan Sharma’s captures. Kaiit’s profile on the Australian music scene has been propelled by impressive live performances in recent months and her Sydney performance on Thursday night took it to another level. Click through for more.

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[Gig Review] Soaring High With Flight Facilities at the Enmore

Just when you thought Sydney’s nightlife was on dying, Sydney electronic duo Flight Facilities flew in and took to the stage last Thursday night for their ‘All Your Love’ Australian tour. Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, the guys behind the decks, brought an energy unlike any other Flight Facilities gig before.
Read our review by Talica Tamanitoakula.
Photography by Ishan Sharma.

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An Open Letter to Mac Miller’s New Record “SWIMMING”

So I decided to switch it up with the review format of Mac Miller’s new record “SWIMMING”. Because I was able to relate to it on such a personal level, I didn’t want to treat it as a typical record review. Instead, I decided to break down my thoughts in an open letter to its core creator, Mr Malcolm McCormick.

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