Interview: Asta

  After taking out the Triple J Unearthed High competition in 2012 with her song ‘My Heart is On Fire’, Asta has been busy carving out a space for herself in the ever-evolving Australian musical landscape. With a stint supporting Ellie Goulding under her belt, time spent collaborating with the likes of Jess Kent and Allday, and an EP and tour on the way, the momentum surrounding this Tasmanian songstress is set to keep building. As well as being an incredible musician and performer passionate about her craft, Asta is a strong advocate for self-expression through fashion and personal style,… Continue Reading

An Interview with Georgia Ginnivan

  I have been an admirer of musician Georgia Ginnivan for many years now. We met at work while we were both at Uni in Canberra and I was always intrigued by how she balanced her many creative pursuits alongside her studies. When I found out she was moving to Berlin to focus solely on her music and photography, I was naturally very excited for her, imagine the freedom of living in a new city and being able to explore your creativity! Having watched her career blossom from afar, and after hearing of her return to Australia to tour her… Continue Reading

A Chat with Mondecreen

  Our favourite musical act from Canberra fashion festival, Fashfest, was Canberra based electronic duo, Mondecreen. We sat down with Roshan Fernandez and George Stavridis (Stavo as Roshan asked us to refer to him) to find out what drew them to participating in Canberra’s largest fashion event.   Leiden: Describe Mondecreen’s sound Mondecreen: We make funky dance tunes that induce strutting and enable one to feel cooler than they actually are. A few drinks are recommended to enhance the experience.   L: How long have you guys been making music together? M: Somewhere around 3-4 years now.   L: What… Continue Reading

Condolences to Gen X and the Boomers

  So, 2016. Got anything you want to tell us? OK, allow me. You’ve taken a few too many legends and it’s time you saw the impact on us. Just this year, two of the best in the music industry crossed over into the next realm and it begs the question: is God, The Universe or whoever is in charge of who kicks, supremely pissed off at celebrities, particularly musicians and if so, what did they do to invite this eeny meeny miny moe of death amongst themselves? As a Generation X kid who grew up in the 80s and 90s,… Continue Reading