I put together a playlist for Double J – hear and read here.
I was on the radio last week chatting to Tim Shiel about Wuhan punk and Chinese rock music more broadly. Catch up here if you missed it. Big thanks to Tim and Dylan for having me on!
Is indie music in China growing up or selling out? My story for ABC TV on Wuhan’s punk history and what it means for underground scenes to land in the spotlight.
Ft Li Ke (Wild Records/Vox Livehouse), Krish Raghav (comic artist, Chaoyang Trap House), SMZB, Shii, Hualun, Re-TROS, Bohan Phoenix, Wutiaoren, and a flash of the cringe anti-Blackness of Higher Brothers because we have to talk about that.
My second playlist for Peril magazine’s You Don’t Sound Asian project explores music from around the Sinosphere: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and beyond.
‘Unlike the pandemic, the playlist doesn’t have a case definition or an epicentre. It’s just an endless filament of sound, the connections between the tracks both tenuous and elemental. It’s as open-ended as Chineseness could be.’
Have a listen – and check out my other playlist, Teacup in a Storm, as well.
In response to the lack of diversity in Australian arts criticism, I recently created a spreadsheet so editors can easily access a wide pool of critics.
It’s not a curated list, so any critic can add themselves via this Google Form and I’ve now also created a second form so editors can add their contact details and pitch guidelines.
You can view the spreadsheet here (the first tab is critics, the second is editors). Go pitch!
I’ve created a spreadsheet of Australian critics in response to the lack of diversity in criticism. You can add yourself via this Google Form.
Hopefully it’s a useful resource for artists, venues, publicists and commissioning editors to access a wider pool of critics. You can view the spreadsheet here. Please share with all your critically-minded mates.
‘Corporeal yet digitally transmissible, music was something to hold onto – a teacup in a storm.’
Here’s a playlist I made for Peril magazine’s You Don’t Sound Asian project. Put it in your ears.