Tag: Rach Seneviratne
The Temper Trap Where Do They Go From Here? By Rach Seneviratne There was once a time in Dougy Mandagi’s life when Bono was an insanely rich and famous human being, whose stature went far beyond simply that of ‘U2’s singer’. These days, the frontman of The Temper Trap and Bono are more akin to [...]
Posted: November 5th, 2012 under Brag 487, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Allianz Stadium, Azaelia Banks, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Coldplay, Future Music Festival, Psy, Rach Seneviratne, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, The Stone Roses, The Temper Trap
Sydney’s most ostentatious venue was priming itself for the world’s most ostentatious overnight supermegastar to appear, and to be honest, there was no better venue for what was about to go down. For those who’ve never been to Marquee: the ceiling is one giant mirror, the bathroom has gorgeous harbour views and a cocktail bar in it, there’s table service for the socialites, and there was an Edwardian bathtub in a feature room with candles and shit around it for no reason apart from ‘Why the fuck not?’. This was the perfect arena for the ludicrous horse-dancing Korean man that even my grandmother knows, to play the one song that has been watched over 500 million times in the past 12 weeks.
One of the highest rated YouTube comments on a Kimbra video: “Fuck. Fuck. She is so amazing, beautiful and gifted. I hate her.” At 22, Kimbra Johnson makes most people her age (and older) feel pretty damn useless. 2011 was a stellar year for the Kiwi queen, releasing her meticulous debut album Vows, wearing incredible dresses, and collaborating with Gotye on one of the biggest songs of the year. Also, Perez Hilton publically compared her to Nina Simone and other “fierce ladies”… Does it get much better?
Hip hop has a big place in mainstream culture these days, thanks to tumblr, Odd Future, YMCMB and basketball singlets. The extent of this influence amongst teens was something to behold at Supafest – signified by a distinct lack of beer queues. Naughty By Nature were the cheesy nostalgic crowd-pleasers that everyone wanted them to [...]
Posted: April 29th, 2012 under Brag 459 (April 23), Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: Chris Brown, Ice Cube, Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Naughty By Nature, Rach Seneviratne, Supafest, T-Pain, The Brag, Trey Songz
Future Music Festival is designed to attract a predictable horde of fistpumpers through the gates, but there were some artists on the bill this year that suggested a definite attempt at diversifying the demographic. Everyone from Jessie J to James Murphy played, which was impressively one of the few sold-out festivals of the Australian summer [...]
Posted: March 26th, 2012 under Brag 454 (March 19), Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: Friendly Fires, Future Music Festival 2012, Hercules & Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, New Order, Rach Seneviratne, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, The Brag, The Juan Maclean, The Naked And Famous, The Wombats