Curing the Post-Tour Blues

New Zealand musician Liam Finn admits that on the back of tours around the world with Pearl Jam, The Black Keys and Wilco, he was cast adrift by his sudden sea change. “I didn’t realise how accustomed I’d grown to the touring lifestyle,” Finn says. “I love the adrenaline of performing live. Not having that rush of adrenaline every night, I was wandering around and being fidgety. I had to figure out how to replace that.” FOMO, the title of Finn’s follow up to his debut solo album I’ll Be Lightning, is an acronym that sums it up perfectly: fear of missing out. Finn plays at Queensland’s Splendour in the Grass festival in late July. FOMO is out now.


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Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Wellington-born stage and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson is celebrated in a new book by renowned Melbourne dance writer, curator and historian Michelle Potter. Fredrikson, who was born in 1940, took art classes…