Kilgour flies solo

David Kilgour of seminal Flying Nun band the Clean has launched a new solo album entitled The Far Now. “The songs sprung into my lap and pretty much decided how they wanted to sound, and I followed their direction,” says Kilgour, who recorded half of the LP with his new band the Heavy Eights and the other alone in his home studio. Kilgour’s North American distributor, Merge Records, has released a companion digital-only album called The Before Now: A David Kilgour Retrospective, which is available for download now.


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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…