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We dont know about you, but after our bumper 88-page issue for O Week were still recovering! This issue were back to our normal size (feels good to slim down) but that doesnt mean weve skimped on quality content. In this issue weve got the Aussie icons Hilltop Hoods on the cover and revealing to Tex Miller how their track The Nosebleed Section came to be. Theres also interviews with Taylor Henderson, Northeast Party House and The Cactus Channel. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Courtney Barnett, whose music matches her manner to a T. As usual our gig guide on page 19 will help keep you entertained over the weekends, cash permitting, and our resident fashion guru Jessica Alves is keeping you stylish for uni. Its been a while since weve had our editors letter in the magazine, but were bringing it back and never letting it go (like that teddy bear we all know hides under your bed somewhere). Were also increasing our presence on social media, so look for the links and give us a follow. For those heading to Golden Plains this weekend Ill see you there, otherwise see you next fortnight.
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Rites Of Passage is the largest tattoo event in the Southern Hemisphere and will run for three days over Anzac Day weekend. Hosting this years festivities in Melbourne is the one and only Eso, one third of Australian hip hop royalty, Bliss N Eso.
"It's going to be a very exciting three days. I get to be on the microphone, I don't have to worry about remembering my lines, it's all about having fun with the people," he said.
"I love it, I'm a fan of art, period. I have to say though, I'm a virgin, I am a looker in awe of tattoos, but I am naked."
Like many of us, Eso is holding out for the perfect tattoo and is hoping to come across something at this year's event.
"I keep getting ideas, then I think, 'That's going to be silly in five years.' It's got to be original and it's got to mean something. I haven't found it yet I'm still waiting for the perfect one," he smiles.
"We're all virgins, we're all waiting for the right moment and the funny thing is the amount of Bliss N Eso fans that have our album tattooed on their bodies, or our names and faces on their skin and we don't have a single one, it's kind of saying hurry up there."
There are plenty of national and international artists making the trip to Melbourne for the event including the likes of Japan's Shigenori Iwasaki from Yellow Blaze Tattoo and Californians Nikko Hurtado of Black Anchor Collective, Carlos Torres of Sullen Art Collective and Franco Vescovi of The Vatican.
As well as all of the fantastic art on display, the event will host numerous vendors, seminars, demonstrations and performances.
"I will be hanging tough, not meaning to bring up a New Kids On The Block reference, but I will be all over the place. My best mate DJ Ism will be there, he's gonna be spinnin' some wax, 28 Days are going to be playing, there's Dan Kirby who's the drummer for 28 Days and the drummer for Bliss N Eso so he's gonna be there doing his thing. It's just going to be jam packed with cool people," Eso says.
In terms of music, Bliss N Eso continue to keep up appearances with a number of big festival shows booked in this year, they also hope to keep releasing new music.
"We don't really ever stop. There was kind of a time, like 10 years ago, when you'd drop an album and have a gap in between to have a break, but we're just staying as productive as possible - we're already well into the next album. We like to have fresh material out there for the people and fresh material for us to play on stage," he says.
Eso has just this week also announced his ambition to produce some solo music, releasing the track, 'Sunny Days'. The track is now available through Illusive on iTunes and Soundcloud.
The Rites Of Passage festival takes place from April 24-26 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
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Based out of Melbourne, Tatsup was established in 2013 and endeavours to bring premium products to Australia at low price. They pride themselves on providing outstanding customer service. Their easy and convenient online service is a studios dream, as a result they provide quality products to many of the regions best studios. Logistically they cannot be compared on their fast delivery with overnight fulfilment and their very own Melbourne delivery service.
Tatsup are heavily involved in the tattoo and art scene and support the community to encourage growth and generate more exposure for this booming industry. Built to service the professional tattoo industry, together with members of the industry, they are proud to host the 2015 Rites of Passage Tattoo, Music and Art Festival.
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Carlos will be making his first trip out to Australia, attending this years Rites of Passage. Carlos has 15 years experience in the industry and he will teaching a seminar at this years event on the creative process, light and shadows, black n grey and tattooing.
Mostly self taught, he has worked at a number of tattoo shops before owning Timeline Gallery in San Pedro, California.. Specializing in Black & Gray realism, he loves doing all tattoos, colour, portraits, etc.. He began painting around seven years ago and has a deep passion for it, sometimes he doesnt even want to hang out cause he wants to go home and paint.
Carlos is a worldwide multi-award winner ranging from small black & gray to large black & grey to best backpiece etc,. He is funny guy who loves his family and his seminar will provide a great insight into how he has managed to master this craft.