Swampland Issue 03

Swampland Issue 03


Third time’s a charm, so they say. Swampland, Australia’s long-form music publication, is launching issue number three this November.

The independent print title is an unabashed love letter to Australian music. Trimming the fat and cutting through the noise, Swampland provides a platform for some of Australia’s most interesting long-form music journalism and original photo essays.

Issue three features another rip-roaring list of artists and contributors:

— Triana Hernandez sits down with Gareth Liddiard to discuss his two-decade career and intriguing new project, Tropical Fuck Storm.
— Jake Cleland sings the praises of Melbourne’s favourite punks, Cable Ties.
— Aimee Knight ponders the realities of gender politics in the Australian music industry.
— Holly Pereira tells the story of much-loved Melbourne studio and music space, the Bank.
— Roj Amedi discusses the esoteric electronica of Darcy Baylis.
— Kish Lal gets an insight into the affectionate working relationship of Melbourne electronic duo Kandere.
— Doug Wallen charts the recent history of the Canberra music scene, from MySpace to today.
— Ellen Cregan considers the art-collective sensibilities of Empat Lima.
— Rising hip-hop superstar Miss Blanks makes and appearance in some sumptuous shots from Laura Du Ve.
— And, Kurt Eckardt lends a peak into his vast collection of images of Melbourne’s live music scene.

With further photography from: Atong Atem, Arnad Hajdic, Morgan Hickinbotham, Alan Weedon, Julia Calabrese, Anna Cunningham, Louis Oliver Roach, and Rennie Ellis (courtesy of the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive).

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