Music

The Signal Express Talks To GIRLS lead singer Christopher Owens

1 Comment 24 June 2012

Earlier this year Signal Express writer Alex Gleeson caught up with GIRLS lead singer Christopher Owens and spoke about everything from Holy Shit to Lana Del Rey Alex: How did you get a start and when did you start? Chris: We started in 2008. I started writing songs in 2007 when I was playing in […]

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Food

Supper Inn

1 Comment 21 June 2012

The bluestone alleyway of Celestial Avenue isn’t the utopia its title makes it out to be. A thick film of grime chokes every nook and cranny. At first glance, the image is lingering: from the greasy scum that mottles the yellowed shower-glass windows to the ashen tobacco and tire dirt which clings to its feet, […]

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Theatre

Keep Everything Interview with Alisdair McIndoe

No Comments 11 June 2012

The latest dance work from Chunky Move is a new piece by one of Australia’s most idiosyncratic choreographers, Antony Hamilton. Bringing together three of Australia’s finest young dancers, Keep Everything is “a scrapbook for the stage – a collection of things that don’t fit”. Via a series of divergent offerings, it presents a glimpse into the […]

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EWF12: Fighting Words

No Comments 03 June 2012

Many authors have lives beyond their writing. For dark fantasy, sci-fi and horror writer Alan Baxter this includes podcasting, managing a fiction website and Kung Fu. Cameron Doig finds out more. Alan Baxter is a polymath. His website declares him to be a ‘warrior scribe’, his email letterhead a ‘misanthrope’. This British-Australian likes to divide […]

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EWF12: Work Experiences

No Comments 03 June 2012

Sophie Benjamin is a multimedia journalist, zinester and musician based in Rockhampton. Sophie Mack caught up with her to talk about her career, the Queensland floods and not letting your idols off the hook when it comes to tough questions. Sophie Mack: How did you get started in journalism? Who were some of your inspirations […]

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EWF12: Being on the Ball and on The Pitch

No Comments 02 June 2012

How do you pitch your work to editors? How don’t you pitch your work to editors? Elliot Seidel talks to Kat Muscat from Voiceworks and Estelle Tang from Kill Your Darling’s blog, Killings, to find out.  Sitting down limply, crouched in a small little ball in the back of the family car, I looked outside […]

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EWF12: Ice Skating On Pulp

No Comments 02 June 2012

Matt Huynh is a comic book artist. David Tran talks to him about his childhood, his career path and the future of comics. Having grown up with only the brutal brashness of the Incredible Hulk, Australian-born, New York-based comic book artist Matt Huynh hasn’t let a childhood seemingly devoid of ‘the breadth of formats, sizes […]

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Music

Joe McKee: Burning Boy

No Comments 01 June 2012

When an artist breaks away from their band, the result can be catastrophic. After releasing musical masterpieces together, when one brother decides to leave the wolf pack there can be controversy and – even worse – a failing solo career. But the opposite can also happen, as it has for artist Joe McKee. Moving on […]

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EWF12: Systems Critical

No Comments 01 June 2012

Elliot Seidel talks to Richards Watts from ArtsHub and 3RRR about emerging critics. They reflect on the state of reviewing, Metacritic and pirate analogies. Richard Watts was a panellist at the Emerging Critics event and is the National Reviews Editor for Arts Hub. So he most certainly knows about the pressures of producing work under […]

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EWF12: Open Mic

No Comments 01 June 2012

Running during Sunday’s Page Parlour, the festival is hosting an open mic event, with featured writers Nic Low and Josephine Rowe. Abbey Casey talks to host Jessica Alice and considers the implications of opening yourself up to the mic. ‘Literary orgiastic bliss!’ were the three words used by host Jessica Alice to describe the state […]

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