Music Spotlight: Foreign/National

Fancy a bit of musical escapism this September? Well I have just the band for you, with the perfect ‘get away from it all’ band Foreign/National. Summer may be over for some in the world and just beginning for others, but with their beautiful track Life Tourist you’re sure to never feel far away from those rays!

The band describe themselves as “Five guys from Melbourne, Australia who use jazz chords, detuned keyboards, a heap of modulated guitar and lilting vocals to make what is best described as nostalgic, detuned, pop music” (Facebook) and that pretty much says it all, really. Although still unsigned, they’re already making musical waves, being featured in Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Featured Artist’, beginning their East Coast tour at the end of October, and they’re also playing Paradise Festival at the end of November – it won’t be too long until these guys get picked up.

All that’s left to say is have a listen to Life Tourist and let it take you away for 3 magical minutes:

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What’s On: White Night Melbourne (22nd Feb)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well if you’re in Melbourne you need look no further. This Saturday the city’s streets, lane ways and its many cultural venues are going to be transformed into an art and music extravaganza, buzzing all through the night from 7pm to 7am the following morning. White Night is back again.

With its 2013 debut attracting over 30,000 Australians and visitors alike, White Night really is a street festival like no other. This year it’s offering an even wider range of events and activities for people to take part in, from the breathtaking light projections all over the city, to indie film premiers and outdoor bands to keep the party going through the night.

The events are a mixture of free and ticketed, so you can style your night to your budget, but it’s recommended buying tickets in advance if there is anything you really want to see, as they sell out fast!

Get down there and see what Melbourne has to offer.

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