Making it on their own

The Age profiles ex-pat band Betchadupa and finds that despite their “pop-star pedigree” (Liam Finn is son of Neil and Matt Eccles of Angels drummer Brent), they are more likely to eschew parental advice and do their own thing. “You’re not supposed to make music to please your parents, anyway,” says Liam. The band’s new album, Aiming For Your Head, is described as “equally remarkable for its classy songcraft and amazing band dynamics … it sometimes sounds like a band with more ideas than studio time.”


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…