Words: Emily Heylen Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Olivia Bartley has been called many things: angelic vocalist, commanding performer, blonde bombshell, left-field lyricist – but (on stage, at least) she calls herself Olympia. ‘I’ve actually taken the name from Manet’s painting Olympia,’ she explains. ‘I love the painting, but mostly I love how much it upset everyone at [...]


INTERVIEW: Adelaide chanteuse ‘MANE’

  Words: Emily Heylen Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Bursting onto the scene like a reverse smokebomb, Adelaide chanteuse MANE has arrived with her debut EP House of Horror. In fact, MANE is the artist formerly known as Paige Renee Court, who’s been gigging around town for the past few years, stealthily building [...]

TOUR: ‘Life On Earth’ TASTE

Reformed '70s rock legends TASTE are soon to embark on their national I Am God tour. They have revealed their epic new single I Am God, alongside an apocalyptic film clip by acclaimed Australian director Clayton Jacobson (Kenny, Animal Kingdom). Their highly anticipated new album Life On Earth was released on May 27 and is [...]

INTERVIEW: Paul Dempsey ‘Strange Loop’

Words: Emily Heylen Image: Cybele Malinowski After a solid 20 years playing as both a solo artist and as front man of Something For Kate, it’s fair to say that Paul Dempsey has concreted his place as one of Australia’s most successful and well respected musicians. And yet – he readily concedes that as a [...]

BEAUTY EDIT: ‘Shape Shifter’ by Karla Majnaric

Team Credits: Photography: Karla Majnaric @karla_majnaric_photography Makeup: Victoria Martin @Hart&Co using Rationale and Ellis Faas @victoriamartinmakeup Hair Stylist: Peter Beckett @Union Management using Oribe @studio.beckett Model: Elle Grace @Viviens Creative @ella.grace

FILM: SISTER ‘Farewell to Summer’

SISTER "Farewell to Summer" A 16mm short film for SISTER by Caitlin Shannon & Gianna Mazzeo. Creative duo, and Melbourne-based cool cats, Caitlin Shannon and Gianna Mazzeo, created a film shot for independent label SISTER. The short, shot on 16mm film stock, was formed from a crew and cast of some talented and dynamic women, [...]

Interview: Mayfair Kytes ‘Animus’

Interview: Alyssa Cavanagh Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Melbourne four-piece, Mayfair Kytes have released their debut album, Animus, alongside quirky and musically dazzling single, Sleepyhead. Layered with exquisite vocal harmonies and opulent string scores by Willow Stahlut (Cinematic Orchestra), the single is perfectly textured by bold, discordant guitars accentuating the song’s inimitable musical [...]


Written by: Maddie Grammatopoulos If you like strobe lights and heavy trance synths, then you’ve come to the right place. South London music producer Darq E Freaker has just released an urban electronic EP called ‘ADHD’, and it’s a real mix bag of lollies. Not in the sense that there’s some bites you like and [...]


  Words: Alyssa Cavanagh Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Rüfüs are bigger than ever this year. The talented boys and former school mates Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, hailing from Sydney Australia, have launched their much-anticipated sophomore album BLOOM. It’s already topped the ARIA charts in January, booting Adele from her [...]