Tom Thum

I may be able to boast about having listened live to INXS, the Chinese opera, the Dresden Dolls, and the TSO. However, my arrogant ears took a blow on Sunday night when I was confronted with an explosion of sounds in Tom Thum's Festival of Voices gig. While I sipped a warm mulled wine at [...]

Hip-pop… Indie-hop… Hipster-hop?

By Steph Eslake Chance Waters is no ordinary hip-hop artist. Dressed like he was about to meet his girlfriend’s parents in a neat jumper and shirt, he skipped onto the Republic Bar stage sipping bottled water through a modest beard. He could have easily passed for a regular hipster, and when he parted his politely [...]