Feature Video:


Hidden in the heart of the increasingly modernised Italian quarter in Melbourne, 84-year-old Marcello is the owner of a restaurant, which holds the traditions of a time past. Homemade food is sourced, prepared and served by a restaurateur with 50 years of experience, and afternoon card games feature a cast of local colourful characters, who gather daily just as they did in the 60’s and who together have helped to create the cultural richness of a city.
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Other Work:

“A new artist you need to know” – Rolling Stone USA Jess Cornelius is the songwriter, singer and instrumentalist behind Teeth & Tongue. Her 2016 album ‘Give Up On Your Health’ was released in September 2016 through Dot Dash/Remote Control in Australia and Dot Dash/Captured Tracks in North America. The album was nominated for a J Award and the Australian Music Prize, named Album of the Week on 3RRR and Feature Album on Double J, and featured in Rolling Stone US, The Fader and Lena Dunham’s Lenny magazine. Originally a solo project, Teeth & Tongue has continued to alternate between solo and band formats. Her 2014 album ‘Grids’ was nominated for three The Age Music Victoria awards and received critical acclaim across Australia. She has toured with Courtney Barnett and Vance Joy and performed as a musical guest on several episodes of SBS Television’s ‘Rockwiz’ series. She has also supported J Mascis, Sons & Daughters, EMA, Juana Molina, The Dodos, The Mountain Goats, the Drones and Laura Marling. In 2015 Jess was invited to be a resident at Nes Artist Residency in North Iceland, where she worked on material for ‘Give Up On your Health.’ She is now focusing on a return to solo work and a stripped-back, minimalist approach to recording and performing. A new EP is planned for release in 2017.
Evolving since 2006, Seagull is a band fronted by songwriter and classically trained guitarist Chris Bolton, based in Melbourne, Australia. His first EP caught the ears of radio presenters across the country, including Zan Rowe who desrcibed single Train Tracks as “…beautiful stuff. This guy is definitely one to watch.” Working with talented producer Nick Huggins (Whitley, Kid Sam, Mick Turner) Seagull released Goodbye Weather in 2008 to great acclaim and followed this up with Council Tree in 2010 which was awarded Album of the Week at 3RRR and lauded by press including Three Thousand who described it as “a ride worth taking. Repeatedly.” Touring extensively since with alongside acts like Whitley, Otouto, Psuche, Seeker Lover Keeper and Bearhug, Seagull’s live performances have been described as “arresting…stellar stuff” (Inpress) with “a masterful blend of driving melodies, robust rhythms and earnest heartfelt vocals” (Oceans Never Listen blog). The live band features Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Otouto, Where Were You At Lunch), Ed Bolton, Nick Browning and Ruby Feidler, bringing the full texture of Seagull’s music to life in all it’s intimacy and force. In 2013, Seagull releases their third full length album, Ocean From Above, self-produced by Chris Bolton and mixed by Colin Leadbetter (Whitley, Dirt Farmer). Moving away slightly from the intensity of moments on sophomore album Council Tree, Ocean From Above lulls listeners with it’s delicate arrangements and meditative spaces. Bolton sings songs composed in the dark cabins of night trains and empty beachs, of unique characters and perspectives, pushing his songwriting to a new level, touching on joy, heartbreak, mania and toil, taking listeners to contemplative emotional places. Seagull’s recordings are released by Melbourne-based artist run label Two Bright Lakes/Remote Control and distributed by Inertia. “A beautiful collection of meditations on modern life and the possibilities of modern pop music…filled with subtle, sparse, and sophisticated arrangements.” Triple R, (Album of the Week, Council Tree) “Under the moniker Seagull, Bolton creates distinct and soulful music that is at once inspiring and confronting in its honesty. ” Wireless Bollinger “There is, it seems, no one who writes like Chris Bolton. ” Andy Hazel, Inpress
Set at an inner city basketball court on the the fringe of the Melbourne CBD, this quietly observed and beautifully shot film gives a rare glimpse of an ethnically and culturally diverse group of people who are drawn together and united by their love of basketball. The changing light and rhythms of the city provide an evocative backdrop to a simple meeting place where differences are embraced and friendships formed because they all share one thing - they are crazy ballers.
Bring on the darkness. Embrace the harsh elements of the Southern Otways this winter at WinterWild. WinterWild is a new after-dark arts festival held over four wintery weekends, in the coastal Victorian town of Apollo Bay. We will set the town alight over the winter months of July and August with beach bonfires, music gigs, film screenings, dance performances, artist workshops, seasonal dinners and street performers.
It has been ten years since Melbourne singer songwriter Laura Jean announced herself as a powerful new voice in Australian music, with her lush, pastoral debut album Our Swan Song. In that time Laura has become iconic, revered for the striking beauty of her music and the strength of her piercing, intimate lyrics. Her albums have been shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, and nominated for multiple Age Music Victoria Awards. She has recorded with Paul Kelly and The Drones, appearing as a vocalist on their respective latest albums. She has toured with the likes of Adalita, Seeker Lover Keeper, Jenny Hval and Marlon Williams, and performed at the National Gallery Of Victoria, Dark Mofo and Sydney Town Hall. Laura signed with Chapter Music to release rock-based third album A fool who’ll in 2012, called “an uncompromising triumph” by Rolling Stone. Then in 2014, Laura recorded with UK producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Goldfrapp), releasing self-titled album Laura Jean later that year. The album was a return to the intimate folk settings of her earlier work, and features backing vocals throughout by Jenny Hval. It was shortlisted for The Australian Music Prize and nominated for best album at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Sui Zhen is the alias of Melbourne-based artist Becky Sui Zhen. Following EPs Female Basic and Body Reset came the dream-beat world of Secretly Susan. Following her recent electronic experimentation with ethereal techno-pop and minimal down-tempo 808-lead tracks, the LP marks a return to more traditional vocal-led pop songs. Through her music, Sui Zhen invites listeners into the larger narratives that surround her work, from the banal pastel dystopia of her Infinity Street video to the invention of Susan, an alter ego who manifests in the single Take It All Back – these colourful, surreal and staged landscapes allow her unique take on pop music to sit within its own uncanny terrain. Sui Zhen is a versatile musician who has appeared most recently with heat-beat band NO ZU on vocals, as well as in a recent collaboration with Tornado Wallace on ‘Today’ – a favourite on Double J that has piqued the attention of tastemakers worldwide. Secretly Susan is out now on Remote Control Records (AUS/WORLD), Two Syllable Records (USA) and a CD release in Japan with P-Vine Records with critical claim from Rolling Stone (4-stars), Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) and Album of the Week on 3RRR. Fresh from performances at SXSW, Sugar Mountain Festival and an artist residency in Hokkaido Japan, Sui Zhen is now developing her next album and persona.