Parklife Melbourne

Melbourne is known for a lot of things. Good music and bad weather are two of these. Luckily, when combined, the former well and truly outweighs the latter as punters of Melbourne’s Parklife 2012 partied all day and into the night, in a wet but completely happy crowd of garbage-bag...

Parklife 2012: Perth

The heat was certainly turned up for the kick-off of to the Perth summer festival season.  The 35 degree public holiday certainly bought out the semi-clothed, fake tanned, Perth-dwellers in their masses, ready to enjoy some of the best beats around. The brilliant Parklife road show showed no signs of...

Australian Music & Politics: Where’s The Power & The Passion?

Ill Manors, the accompanying soundtrack to Plan B’s directorial debut of the same name, landed at the top of the UK charts in its first week. Quite the achievement considering the project sees the popular British musician get heavily into the politics behind last year’s London riots and the deprivation...

Ill Manors

Rapper/Writer/Director Ben Drew aka Plan B, has always been willing to explore dark territories. From his music’s brutal take on drugs, murder and all things gritty on his 2006 debut, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words; to the tales of his wrongful imprisonment, Drew has a talent for depicting...

Plan B – ill Manors

The world, and this country especially, is full of contradictions. I’m just highlighting them, I’m not condoning anything. I aired my feelings about the riots very publicly when they happened and I still feel the same way.