Emerging and electric – if you’re going to play Haïr Dïe, you want it turned up loud. Friends of The Preatures, with influences ranging from Pylon to Devo, Joachim Witt and Chrisma, the four-piece delivers a sonic lesson in post-punk delivery. Frontwoman Alys Hale is no stranger to a crowd and controls a room adeptly, her voice strong and guttural, reminiscent of the 80s-era power ballad-wielders that look you straight in the eye as they sing. She finds band mates in the brothers Callaghan: Cal, Sam and Mont – their strings providing plenty of meaty accompaniment. Working between Sydney and London with a forthcoming EP due in February, Haïr Dïe will be playing an intimate one-off show, joined by artist and RUSSH favourite Kitty Callaghan on drums, at Oxford Circus this Sunday October 20 alongside Body Type.
As Sydney’s annual fair of contemporary works comes to a close, we’re yearning for more moments of great Australian art. We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite local artists, with must-see exhibitions running over the coming weeks.
On creative maturation and losing inhibitions. Photographer Tim Swallow talks us through his new solo exhibition, We Live Today, launching at Paddington’s Deutscher and Hackett from the September 19-22.
Following NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that Sydney’s lockout laws will be lifted across the CBD, we’re in the mood to dance. Here we round up some of our favourite end-of-night destinations in town, for when you’re not quite ready to call it a day.