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Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we're not telling you is that there's something very special about her songwriting -- something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you'll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Australians have long been known for their love of beer, but the country is also infatuated with espresso coffee. As part of the newest wave of New York's always changing cafe culture, several spots owned or run by Australians have begun opening up across the city and introducing coffee names such as the "flat white" and the "long black." Coffee purveyors such as Bluestone Lane, Toby's Estate, Bluebird Coffee, and Little Collins are all attempting to recreate the Melbourne and Sydney coffee culture right here in the Big Apple. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Bluestone Lane’s Aaron Cook and Nicholas Stone, as well as Bluebird’s Tyson Stagg about the trend.
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we're not telling you is that there's something very special about her songwriting -- something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you'll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
It's Milk Week here on BTR & for fashion fans, that can only mean one label: Black Milk! On today's show, I have an interview with Cameron Parker, Marketing & Operations Director for the hot young Australian-based label, who will talk about how he got involved with the company when designer James Lillis was still working out of his kitchen, his strategy to build the brand using social media in lieu of advertising, Black Milk's impressive in-house production infrastructure, and a few of their most popular collections and collaborations. Plus, a subtly milk-themed playlist full of tracks from great indie releases of 2013, including Love Inks, Cold War Kids, Typhoon, Cheyenne Mize, and more. So tune in and do that body good with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
This week on Sew & Tell, I have the honor of featuring a true visionary in the field of fashion: designer Pia Interlandi. Pia's work began as an exploration of dissolvable textiles and garment deconstruction; eventually, through that work and the personal loss of her grandfather, Pia started to question the ways in which we traditionally dress bodies for burial. Her investigations ultimately led Pia to launch her own bespoke burial garment business, Garments for the Grave. On today's show, you'll hear from Pia about her dissolvable fabric designs, the moving experience that led her to investigate burial garments, her forensic studies of textile disintegration, and the philosophies and practices behind the grown natural burial movement. Plus, a playlist featuring brand new tracks from Candian artists Sebastien Grainger and Megan Bonnell, along with Brooklyn's The Can't Tells, Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina, a brand new Bavarian trio called Aloa Input, and more. So tune in and learn how to be a conscientious fashionista, even in the afterlife…
The transcontinental neo-rock outfit making time after their day jobs.
Strange Talk are an Australian foursome making summery dance music. A live band that commands the dance floor with more beats and synths than your favorite club DJ, they've got the right pedigree to do the genre justice. With the requisite classically trained musician, a dance producer/DJ, and an array of funk/soul musicians, all the elements are there to make the kind of catchy, upbeat dance music that fits right in at festivals and headlining gigs on the international circuit.
When being “British” or “Australian” or “Chinese” or “American” is just a figment of your imagination.
Ever considered going behind bars to take happy-snaps with convicted murderers, thieves or serial killers? A continued increase in prison tourism shows that crime really does pay.
Happy 5th of July! It's officially the peak of summer heat, so I thought we'd cool off this week on Sew & Tell with my new favorite beachwear discovery: Australian-based label We Are Handsome. Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Sommers' wild, limited-edition prints are the stuff of fashion dreams, adorning swimsuits and loungewear that capture the quintessence of summers spent in surf and sand. On today's show, the two designers join me to talk about the start of their unique collaboration, some trademarks of Australian style, a few of their favorite beaches to visit, and more. Plus, I've got a playlist full of beachy tracks from some of today's best Australian indie rockers - you'll hear songs from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Twerps, Cut Copy, Tame Impala, and more. So settle back on your beach blanket, tune in, and turn up your style here on BreakThru Radio!
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Winter People manage a lush and remarkable post-rock/folk sound, creating a charming blend of styles that fits right alongside modern bands like The National, Arcade Fire, and Ra Ra Riot just as well as it might on a tape of appalachian folk songs. Citing the solitude of coming from an island nation as a prerequisite for creativity, here the band offers advice on being a democracy of six people and gives their recommendation for the perfect time to listen to the featured track, "Gallons."

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