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The Chronicle Tuesday, December 2, 2014
A POOCH AND BEYONCE
in the life of
Jordan Millar performing on stage.
Photo: Deejay Photography
Jordan Millar s honest, cheeky
character shines through in his bluesy,
The 26-year old said acoustic lyrics
tended to convey where an artist was in
life and his latest single Advice from
´ gave fans something new and
"It s not calculated cheekiness," he
"A few years ago I was writing a lot
of honest sad songs and people really
responded to that.
Now I m in a happy zone with a
fantastic girlfriend and dog and that all
Millar has toured extensively and
played with the likes of Xavier Rudd,
The Fray, Lisa Mitchell and Tim
He said a curiosity to try new things
as an artist had seen him grow, create
four EP records and produce his live
bedroom style album Cold Lights
On Curious Minds.
He said his best ideas came while in
the car -- perhaps a result of many
hours spent on the road.
"I pretty much listen to podcasts in
the car," he said.
"It s like listening to people having
a chat. I think your mind is freer,
someone says something funny or
deep and then you expand upon that."
After a number of recent tours,
Millar said he was looking forward to
staying in one spot to record this
summer and devote a bit of time to his
new cavoodle puppy, Wesley.
But Millar s appetite to experiment
and innovate musically has not abated.
He said releasing Advice from
´ was important as it may not
sit comfortably on his new album.
"It s hard to talk about because it
doesn t exist yet but the new record is
going to be different," he said.
"I m going to get more creative with
Millar plays the Front Gallery and
Cafe from 8pm on Friday.
Tickets $13.30, plus booking fee,
available at oztix.com.au
ARTIST: PINK FLOYD / ALBUM: THE ENDLESS RIVER
Requiem for Wright that hangs together beautifully
A farewell to keyboard player Richard
Wright, Pink Floyd s final album The
Endless River is a reminder of how
incredibly talented this band is and
how music doesn t need to be created
for a quick fix.
Patience, as ever, is required with
Pink Floyd, and it is best to remove
any distractions and just immerse
yourself in this rather sedate and
measured affair. It s an instrumental
voyage hanging off Floyd s 1994
album The Division Bell , built from
unissued music Gilmour, Wright and
Mason made in this period.
Twenty years on, Pink Floyd
haven t reached for any incredible
effects or punchy, uplifting numbers,
but have pieced together sounds and
moods that hang together beautifully.
The closing track Louder than
Wo rd s is the only song with lyrics.
Most of The Endless River floats along
in elegiac fashion, described by many
as a requiem for Wright.
Still, it is cinematic, elegant and
sometimes filled with glacial
electronics, slightly stirring guitars and
mournful piano/keyboard arrangements
that are masterfully done.
It s sound is exactly like Pink Floyd
of course -- a band with few peers, who
have again made an indelible mark on
the musical landscape.
REID CAMPUS GALLERY
new VAD crop
The Reality Reversed exhibition will
showcase the some of the Canberra s
freshest artistic talent.
It factures a range of fine art by
graduating Visual Arts Diploma
students from Canberra Institute of
Technology that challenges us to see
the world differently.
The cohort of students has
collaborated not only in creating the
artwork but also to fundraise for, and
run the exhibition.
Reality Reversed opens on
December 12 at 6pm at CIT s Reid
Campus Designspace Gallery. The
free exhibition closes on December 14
EXHIBITION PARK LOSING
The management of Exhibition Park in
Canberra will be integrated with other
territory venues starting next year.
The functions, staff, assets and
liabilities of EPIC will be integrated
into the Chief Minister, Treasury and
Economic Development Directorate.
The integration will mean the EPIC
Board is abolished, saving ACT
taxpayers $140,000 over four years.
The change will allow management
and governance matters at EPIC to be
addressed as part of the ACT s broader
management of public venues.
The change will not affect events
and activities held at EPIC, according
to an ACT government spokesman.
SOLD-OUT FAKER GIG
SHIFTS TO THE ROYAL
Organisers have moved Chet Faker s
sold-out show on February 11, 2015,
from ANU to the Royal Theatre.
Chet s Canberra show, originally at
ANU, sold out in a matter of days
along with almost all other dates on his
homecoming 2015 Australian tour.
Tickets already purchased for the
original venue will be valid for the
rescheduled show at the Royal Theatre
in the general admission floor section.
Any ticketholders who no longer
wish to attend may contact Ticketek
for a full refund on 132 849.
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