Healing Frequencies

    Pitchfork featured Kelly Lee Owen in their Rising series at the beginning of the year and since then she's released her self-titled debut album charming the socks off critics across the globe. Her trance-like tunes with their techno traces and dreamy ambient sounds have us hypnotised and completely chilled.

    Last Days

    What better place to take in I AM HEATH LEDGER than at the iconic Hayden Orpheum. Celebrating the life of Heath Ledger, the feature length documentary looks through the lens of his own camera complete with insightful interviews from luminaries such as Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Ang Lee, Catherine Hardwicke and his family to name but a few. Be quick, last screening is 22 May 2017.

    Fun with Names

    It's a brave campaign that plays on the mispronunciation of a brand's name, but that's just what The Sacred Egg did with their client MailChimp. JailBlimp, KaleLimp and MailShrimp are surreal, fun one minute promos well worth watching. Catch them on It's Nice That along with an intriguing article about how the creative process.

    Hugs for Everybody


    In northern climes, the third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday, which is apparently the most depressing day of the year. The good news? The next one is a year away, but we think most Monday's feel a bit like that, so to lift the mood we recommend a quick spin of Maximum Hedrum's clip Hugs for Everybody via Nowness.


    Goin’ Under

    Watching Doug Aitken’s mesmerising Underwater Pavilions is one way to lighten the pain of being back to work. It's another cool collaboration from Parley for the Oceans. Dive in on Nowness!

    Before The Dawn

    Following not-so hot on the heels of her sold-out 2014 residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo comes Before The Dawn, Kate Bush's live triple album from the shows. We reckon this will be walking out the door, and we can't wait to hear it.

    Freetown Sound

    It's all about continuity on Blood Orange's new album Freetown Sound. It's full of all kinds of musical influences, which makes it feel familiar and new all at once. Featuring guest appearances from Nelly Furtado and Debbie Harry, it also proves the album format is alive and well scoring highly on Pitchfork too. As for the fans: ‘If prince, Grace Jones and Bill T Jones all had a baby together, it’d be you. You’re slaying the game right now. Super inspiring artist’ from @carlitanyc and for @devhines: replied 'my god…my idols!’ Yep, we're down that.
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    How To Be A Human Being

    Following on from their well received first album Zaba, all ears are on Glass Animals who have just released their second album How To Be A Human Being. Everyone's gone gooey: it's already been Album of the Week on Triple J and garnering good reviews on NME and The Guardian. All eyes are on the cover art inspired by characters watched and met on tour, some of who are immortalised in songs like Agnes. The boys have done it again. Take a Slice and wash it all down with some Pork Soda.


    Beth Orton's latest album is due out at the end of the month, and after seeing her in Sydney a few years back, we're all ears. Called Kidsticks, it promises a more experimental and electronic direction as evidenced by lead track Moon.


    We think everyone is going to remember the moment they heard the news that Prince had died. Like many across the globe we are still in shock. It was way too soon for him to leave us but what a life, what a leader and what a legacy.


    Halsey vs Bieber

    Like A Version's archive continues to grow week by week with cool cover versions of terrific tunes by amazing artists. Halsey's cover of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself from earlier this year is no exception. We’ve loved a lot but this is the only way we’ve loved Bieber.

    Blue Monday

    Monday's are never easy, but they may be a bit more bearable with Orkestra Obsolete's cover of New Order's Blue Monday. Their version re-imagines the dance classic as it may have sounded in the 1930s using instruments available then. Listen up on Open Culture.