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Rip It Up (Australia)

Rip It Up (Australia)

First published in 1989, Rip It Up was an Adelaide-based online music, entertainment, and culture website. The site focused on the local entertainment scene of Adelaide with gigs and tour guides, local arts, album reviews, interviews, food reviews and news including bars and restaurants, food trucks, openings and more. The magazine ceased operations altogether on 30 June, 2016.

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Eels: The Canny Everett Show

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Fall 2003

Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett is as slippery as the fish his outfit takes its name from. After weeks of interview schedules aborted due to ...

Groove Armada: Idle Warship

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), October 2004

Unlike their UK dance contemporaries Faithless, the rumours of Groove Armada's imminent demise remain firmly denied by the duo themselves. While Tom Findlay recently commented ...

M.I.A.: Mission In Action

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Spring 2005

With her father formerly a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel and her debut album Arular referencing bombs, warfare and violence, hot new UK star M.I.A. is ...

The Coral: The Invisible Invasion

Profile and Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Spring 2005

"I HATE KNOBS who hang on the very thought of Pete Doherty being on smack and thrive off it – they're dickheads," the Coral's guitarist ...

Arctic Monkeys: It's Up To You, New Yorkies

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), August 2006

Even when you've sold millions of copies of your debut album, earned a Mercury Award nomination, had Oasis, Kanye West and Jack White sing your ...

My Chemical Romance: Saviours Of The Damned

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), November 2006

With talk of ghosts, pesky kids and freaky cartoons, My Chemical Romance's year to date could almost be a warped Scooby Doo cartoon. Although recording ...

Cyndi Lauper: Still Good Enough

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Summer 2008

It might be hard for her to break away from the wackily tressed imagery that accompanied her 1983 global smash 'Girls Just Want to Have ...

Robyn: Body Shot

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), 2009

Robyn's fronting on mighty pop moments such as 'Konichiwa Bitches', 'U Should Know Better' and 'Criminal Intent' have projected the Swedish star as a bad-ass ...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Dasher! Dancer! Blitzin'!

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), December 2009

THEY'RE PERHAPS the least rural-looking band to emerge in the last decade, but Brooklyn art rock superstars Yeah Yeah Yeahs found solace in the Texas ...

Regina Spektor: A Sorta Fairytale

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), April 2010

IT'S A LITTLE-KNOWN fact, but D-grade celebrity oaf David Hasselhoff taught Regina Spektor English. After emigrating from Moscow to New York in the late 1980s, ...

Santigold: New Gold Dream

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), November 2012

If Santi "Santigold" White's strong and independent voice on her two studio albums Santogold and Master Of My Make-Believe hadn't already marked out the performer ...

Foals: The Unforgettable Fire

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), January 2013

As the promotion for Foals' third album Holy Fire ramps up, it's become apparent from press shots there's a notable new addition to the Oxford ...

Tegan and Sara

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), May 2013

Although Canadian duo Tegan & Sara have previously notched up collaborations with artists as diverse as Against Me!, Tiësto and Kaki King, it was still ...

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