Finn-spiration

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has nothing but praise for Neil Finn, who he collaborated with on Seven World’s Collide. “That experience with Neil was one of the highlights of my musical life so far […] Because I had gone out and played to Neil’s audience and with Neil, I then went back to my album with a slightly different perspective. I just finished the job off with a renewed enthusiasm.” Keeping it in the family, Finn’s son’s band – Betchadupa – opened for Johnny Marr and the Healers in Sydney last month.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…