Album reviews

Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart of The Kills.

When a duo get personal, a frontman goes solo, a little known legend expands, a solo man does everything and Japanese-Australian relations improvise,

Tiny Ruins' road of richness

Growing fanbase: Hollie Fullbrook, aka Tiny Ruins, has 'clocked life' via her work with filmmaker David Lynch.

In a quiet corner of Auckland airport, just past the security check, alternative-folk singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, who records and tours under the moniker Tiny Ruins, is doing a final check of her carry-on luggage before a 30-hour flight to Oslo. Airports make her stressed because they expose her lack of organisation.

Apres Guy, le deluge

From Eurovision to triple j, Guy Sebastian has broken through another barrier.

Once you couldn't get a commercial pop act past the gatekeepers of the youth network. Now, who knows who else might be allowed to play with the cool kids.

Vampr app helps musicians collaborate

Buchanan's Josh Simons uses Vampr, the musicians' equivalent of Tinder.

Melbourne musician Josh Simons has enjoyed national radio airplay and more than a million streams for his band, Buchanan, but when it came to finding the right players to hit the road he realised he needed the muso's equivalent of the Tinder dating app.