WE NEED YOU: The ‘unknown’ series

… Here’s something to perk you up as the icy winter approaches … Plathoes Cave is organising a series of articles surrounding the theme ‘UNKNOWN’. This is for you to interpret as you wish; it could be simply introducing our readers to anyone from an artist or poet to a filmmaker or comedian who is…

Gabriella Cohen, Full Closure and No Details: An Album Review

Words and Interview by Bella Spencer From the first ‘Ah’ of Gabriella Cohen’s new album- Full Closure and No Details– you’re soothed by the rhythms and transfixed by the ‘who does that sound like?’ feeling. There are echoes of many artists throughout the 10 songs – from Courtney Barnett (Cohen also hails from the Pacific)…

Its Time to Stop Using The Word Gay

Saturday the 5th of March marked the 38th annual Mardi Gras parade in Sydney. Mardi Gras is Sydney’s take on the internationally recognised gay pride parade and is unanimously known as one of the biggest and best in the world. Sydney is an incredibly gay-friendly city and to me, as a resident of 8 months…

Blaenavon Gig Review

A couple of Thursdays ago (the 4th) Blaenavon played an electric show to a packed out crowd at The Lexington. Unfortunately we missed the first of the two support acts, Waylor, but soon after Isaac Gracie nervously stepped onto stage announcing that he was under the weather and that his voice may go at any…

GIRLI: one to watch

GIRLI is the pseudonym of Milly Toomey, a London-based young musician who is the definition of ‘sistas be doin it for themselves’. Making self-described ‘rappy bratty sugar dance pop’, GIRLI has been creating a whirlwind of hype. Mates with fellow newcomers Ratboy and Oscar, Toomey is a breath of fresh air in the very male-dominated indie…

Melting point- The Arctic 30 VS Russian Prison

In September 2013, 30 Green Peace activists manned the Arctic Sunrise, and attempted to scale a Russian oil platform in protest against drilling in the Arctic. This did not please the Russian powers that be. The crew were arrested at gun point and jailed. Ben Stewart, who was Greenpeace’s Head of News at the time, has written a sensational…