Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Your invited to the secret show!

Martha, Rufus and their family and friends will be filming their "Christmas Show" at an undisclosed location in Manhattan, NY this Thursday, December 11th in front of an intimate invited audience, and you have an opportunity to be part of this special taping!

We have five pairs of tickets that we're just dying to give away to the first five people that send an email to management@marthawainwright.com with the following information-

Guest's Name:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:

More information will be sent to you with the confirmation of your win but you MUST be available to attend on Thursday in the early afternoon. Good luck!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Martha "Live from Montreal" Session out next week!

Martha's "Live From Montreal" recording goes live on Dec 9 in Canada. A track off the LFM recording will also be featured in the Best Of The Store playlist next week, be sure to check it out on iTunes!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Wainwright's/McGarrigle's on Martha Stewart Living!

Martha, Rufus, Kate and Anna will be guests on the Martha Stewart Living show Tuesday Dec.9! Watch as they cook family favorites with Martha Stewart herself live on air. For your local show schedule please go to :http://www.marthastewart.com

Friday, November 21, 2008

Martha Returns to the Royal Opera House Early 2009

Martha Wainwright returns to sing in the first revival of Will Tuckett’s interpretation of Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, new in 2007. Two demanding star roles, one each for a dancer and a singer, portray Anna’s journey through the visceral temptations of American cities, with the dramatic tensions in Tuckett’s interpretation set to music by Weill from the symphonic to 1930s popular.

Shows run from Jan.31-Feb.21, 2009 at the Royal Opera House in London. For more information please visit: http://www.roh.org.uk

Friday, October 31, 2008

Spend a special evening with your extended family, the McGarrigles, Wainwrights, and friends!

The McGarrigle Christmas Hour featuring Martha and her brother, Rufus Wainwright, will be held at Carnegie Hall on December 10, 2008 and there will be some very special guests. Kate and Anna McGarrigle are thrilled to welcome Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Jimmy Fallon, Teddy Thompson, Justin Bond, Sloan Wainwright and more! It will be a fun and festive evening with perhaps a few surprise guests stopping by... hope to see you all there! Tickets on sale to the public on Wednesday, November 5th at 11am EST, but Martha fans can start purchasing tickets Monday, November 3rd at 11am EST! Get your pre-sale tickets online at: http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_13426.html?selecteddate=12102008 or by calling the Carnegie Hall box office at (212) 247-7800.

A limited number of VIP packages are available by making a donation to the Kate McGarrigle Fund. These packages include premium seats, a very special opportunity to meet the performers after the show, a chance to attend an intimate taping, and wonderful gift bags. The Kate McGarrigle Fund is a not-for-profit partner of the McGill University Health Centre Foundation and the Cedars Cancer Institute, supporting cancer care and research in Montreal, Canada. For more information and VIP packages, visit www.muhcfoundation.com/mcgarrigle or call toll-free, 1-877-601-4536.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Martha Live on the Graham Norton Show

Martha will be performing Live on the Graham Norton show airing on the BBC Oct.30 22:00 and 23:20 GMT and Oct.31 00:05. Other guests include Mickey Rourke and Jessica Biel. For more information visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fbcl5

Monday, October 27, 2008

Video of Martha performing "Stormy Weather" in Brighton!

A video of Martha singing the classic "Stormy Weather," with Brad accompanying her on piano, is now online. Not to be missed!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Many more photos, and a new video now online!

Dozens of new photos, covering the last couple of weeks, have been uploaded.

As well, a new video of Martha and Kate performing "Dis, quand reviendras-tu?" in Middlesbrough has been posted.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New video posted!

A new video, of Martha and her band performing "Bleeding All Over You" when power to the sound-system suddenly goes out, is available for viewing. The sound problem happened near the beginning of the set at Colston Hall, in Bristol, England, on October 20, 2008. To the crowd's delight, Martha then performed two songs unplugged.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Win a chance to sing on stage with Martha in Australia!

Brush up on your Pink Floyd covers and bring your booty to the merch booth at any of Martha's Australian shows to sign up for your chance to jump on stage and perform "See Emily Play" with Martha and her band! One name will be randomly picked each night.

Don't live in Australia?
Email us at management@marthawainwright.com and let us know what city you would like to perform with Martha in.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Martha meets with Arena Grande TV before her show in Sweden, check it out:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New video posted!

A new video of Martha singing her song "New York, New York, New York" live in Copenhagen is now online.

This brings the number of videos to six, with more on the way. New photos are being uploaded regularly, as well; these can be viewed in the upper-right corner of the Tour Journal blog.

Martha and her band had a well-deserved day off yesterday in Utrecht, Holland, the same city they play tonight (October 16, 2008).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Martha's Tour Journal is online!

Hello! Martha's tour blog, with her latest journal entries, photos and videos from the tour is now online!

Check them out on the Travel Blog section of the website here: http://www.marthawainwright.com/journal.jsp

Come by!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Martha's World Tour Starts this Week!

Straight from the Arctic, Martha will begin her world tour in Hamburg this week. She has taken her cousins on the road with her and together they will all be posting a daily tour blog you can view on Martha's website here: http://www.marthawainwright.com/journal.jsp

With special guests Julia and Angus Stone from Oct.6-Nov.4 and load of surprises along the way, these shows should truly not be missed.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Only 6 more days....

Martha starts her world tour next week! We will be posting a ton of tour video blogs along the way, so come down to the shows, say hi and be part of our videos:)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today, Martha Sets Out on Scientific Expedition with over 40 other artists across Greenland's Glaciers!

From September 25th through October 6th, Martha hops aboard Grigory
Mikheev, a scientific research vessel that will explore the west coast of
Greenland through a program called Cape Farewell. She and 40 other
artists, researchers, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, comedians,
architects, journalists will cross The Jakobshavn Glacier, one of
Greenland’s largest glaciers that is melting fast—at an alarming rate of
20 million tons of ice every day. Martha joined the 2008 journey from
Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bay to raise awareness for climate change taking
place not only in the arctic but all over the globe.

Follow Martha and the team on their journey through live feeds at www.capefarewell.com

Daily blogs, photographs and video - will be posted on the website as the journey unfolds. All blogs, images and videos will be available via RSS feeds.

Friends joining Martha on her journey include Musicians Laurie Anderson,
Vanessa Carlton, Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Robyn Hitchcock, Ryuichi Sakamoto,
KT Tunstall, Luke Bullen, Beatboxer Shlomo, Composer Jonathan Dove,
Comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Theatre Makers Mojisola Adebayo, Suzan-Lori
Parks, Artists Kathy Barber, David Buckland, Sophie Calle, Jude Kelly,
Michèle Noach, Tracey Rowledge, Julian Stair, Chris Wainwright, Architects
Francesca Galeazzi, Sunand Prasad, Poet Lemn Sissay, Photographer Nathan
Gallagher BBC presenter Quentin Cooper, Senior Lecturer (Open University),
Joe Smith, Activist David Noble, Film Director Peter Gilbert,
Oceanographers Simon Boxall, Emily Venables and Geoscientist Carol

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

T Shirt Design Contest is now over

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the T shirt design contest, the response was overwhelming! Stay tuned as we post the winner and make sure to come out to see the design in action being sold at all of Martha's upcoming shows!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Martha Wainwright Live from Abbey Road w/Brian Wilson & Teddy Thompson

Catch Martha Wainwright Live from Abbey Road w/Brian Wilson & Teddy Thompson on the Sundance Channel on Thursday, September 4th @ 9PM (CST).

Check your local listings at: http://www.sundancechannel.com/schedule/

Monday, August 25, 2008

Martha Wainwright T-Shirt Design Contest Update

We've received several entries for the Martha Wainwright T-shirt Design Contest! Everyone is doing a great job. Check them out and give us your feedback.


Please continue to send in more submissions. The deadline is September 23rd!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Martha live in a cab...Black Cab Sessions

Martha Live in a cab...Black Cab Sessions

She sings "Bleeding All Over You"

About Black Cab Sessions....




Monday, August 11, 2008

Design a Martha Wainwright T-Shirt Contest (Up to $500 in prizes)

This is your chance to design a t-shirt for Martha Wainwright that will be made for her upcoming tour! All you have to do is create a new design for Martha and submit it on this website. Then Martha fans will be able to vote on their favorite designs. The top contenders will be presented to the Martha, and she will choose a winner, who will receive over $500 in prizes!

Contest closes Sept.23, 2008

valued at approx. $500.00

* 1 (one) T-shirt of the winning design, autographed by the Martha
* The T-shirt of the winning design featured on tour and online for sale around the world.
* 2 (two) tickets to one concert of the winner's choice on Martha’s tour and a chance to meet and hang with Martha (*tickets only, travel NOT provided)
* 1 (one) either iPhone 3 G OR iPod touch 8 GB
* 1 (one) customized gift bag per the winner's iPod or iPhone from Griffin Technologies

Enter today @ http://contest.marthawainwright.com/

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It Happened Last Night

Martha received rave reviews on her latest show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC - June 23rd! Check out Pics and reviews from Spin & Brooklyn Vegan below. More coming!

SPIN REVIEW of NYC Show @ The Highline Ballroom
"It Happened Last Night"
Martha Wainwright Storms Through New York
The thunder and rain outside proved perfect complement to the Wainwright clan's prodigal daughter's emotive set.
By TRICIA SUMMERS 07.24.08 11:46 AM
Martha Wainwright / Photo by Sean O'Kane

If anything was emblematic of Martha Wainwright’s show last night at the Highline Ballroom, it would have been the weather. While the skies vacillated between softly humid and fiercely torrential, Wainwright delivered her unique blend of tender and rough in a crowded and intimate setting.

Following a rousing and frequently hilarious performance by queer icon Justin Bond, Wainwright took to the mic in sky-high sparkly heels and a demurely sexy floral mini-dress. Modestly mumbling "Hi" to the swelling audience, the Montreal chanteuse began to delicately pick out the melody of opener "I Wish I Were" from her latest album, I Know You’re Married but I’ve Got Feelings Too. Wainwright leaned into the mic stand with every burst of emotion, punctuating her vocals with nonverbal gestures.

The gentleness subsided as Wainwright launched into "Bleeding All Over You," now joined by her backing band members, with a voice both gentle and aggressive, which was a polarity that peppered most of the evening. "Jesus & Mary" showcased her signature mix of wail, growl, and bluesy melismatic delivery. Wainwright’s upper register slid back and forth over favored syllables, especially during old fan favorites like "Far Away" and "This Life." And of course, in true folk spirit, Wainwright sang an anti-war song, "The Tower."

Midway through the set, after a few mild vocal cracks and wobbles, Wainwright apologized sweetly for her voice, explaining she had just been at her brother Rufus’ birthday party and the whole family had sung themselves hoarse. "There are a lot of big voices in my family," she joked, and the crowd cheered Wainwright on reassuringly. And while that may be true, Martha Wainwright can certainly hold her own.

BROOKLYN VEGAN Review of NYC Show @ Highline Ballroom
Martha Wainwright (& Rufus, Kate McGarrigle, Doveman, Jim Campilongo) @ Highline Ballroom, NYC - pics

words & photos by Chris La Putt

Last night's show at the Highline Ballroom (July 23, 2008) had the flair of drag queen drama as Justin Bond, of Kiki and Herb fame (she's Kiki), performed a number of jazzy songs written by transvestite singers she's met along the way. Bond cooed in to the mic as he was backed by Doveman's Thomas Bartlett on piano/keyboard and a rather shiny and scantily clad guitarist.

Continuing on with the theme of sorrow and despair, Martha sang "I Wish I Were" with the simplicity and anguish of a broken heart. Slowly strumming her guitar and alone onstage with a powerful voice, she knew she had the crowd wrapped around her fingers. "I Wish I Were" is the first single of her new album that was just released a month ago. It was Doveman's last night performing with the band that also includes Living Room regular/guitarist extraordinaire Jim Campilongo, and Martha's husband Brad Albetta on bass. And speaking of family, the highlight of the evening was when Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle (i.e. Martha's mother) and Rufus (Martha's big brother) sang an encore with Martha. Ms. Wainwright ended the night with crowd favorite, "Stormy Weather." "Last night we went to see Martha Wainwright play the Highline Ballroom. We opted to be seated at a table on the balcony, where the host sat us adjacent to an empty table with reserved signs on top. The table remained empty until midway through the opening set, when Martha's brother, and one of my favorite singers, Rufus Wainwright wandered up to the table alone and sat down in the chair right next to me.

Separated by nothing more than some stale concert air, we enjoyed his sister's set together until partway through, when he left to go join her and their mother Kate on stage for a rendition of Don't Forget.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Martha Wainwright's Paradiso Concert on the Fab Channel

Cheers to the Fab Channel for posting this beautiful performance by Martha...in a beautiful venue - Paradiso.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Martha Wainwright Live on NPR's World Cafe with David Dye

Martha Wainwright’s NPR World Cafe will be broadcasting the session on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. You can find their local station by scrolling to the bottom & choosing their state under "Find a Program Broadcast Time" at the following link: http://www.npr.org/templates/stations/schedule/?prgId=39 or worldwide you can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to: http://www.xpn.org/listen-live/listen-live

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Martha Wainwright's New Video - "You Cheated Me"

Check out Martha Wainwright's New Video, "You Cheated Me" from her new album "I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too".

Produced by Jean-Luc Della Montagna

Directed: Maxime Giroux

Martha Wainwright on iLike - Get Sidebar

Saturday, June 21, 2008

You Never Phone

Martha's Los Angeles show at the Troubadour WAS AMAZING! She sounds better than ever. The songs from "I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too" are great live!

At one point during the evening, Martha invited her father, Loudon to join her onstage for a song. Check out the two short clips on youtube.

Loudon Wainwright III joins Martha for "You Never Phone".

Reminder: Catch Martha Wainwright live tonight, June 23 at Q The Music Club Live At The Hospital Club in London

Get tickets here: http://news.q4music.com/2008/04/martha_wainwright_for_q_the_mu_1.html

Friday, June 20, 2008

Watch Martha Wainwright Live on the David Letterman Show

Martha Wainwright on iLike - Get Sidebar

*if you are in Los Angeles, don't forget that Martha will be playing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood at 6PM tonight - Friday, June 20th

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Martha Wainwright Live in Los Angeles & Video Premiere

Martha is in Los Angeles!

Tonight! Thursday, June 19th @ The Troubadour - 9PM
Friday, June 20th Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW) @ 11:15 AM
Friday, June 20th Live @ Amoeba Records in Hollywood - 6PM

Martha Wainwright's "You Cheated Me" video premiere launched yesterday on Artist Direct. Check it out at the link below.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Free Martha Wainwright show tonight in NYC

Quick reminder to NYer's.

06/16/2008 07:00 PM - Upstairs at the Square (Barnes & Noble Union Square)
33 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003
Description:Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2008 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the next event in its buzzworthy series, “Upstairs at the Square,” held at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan (33 East 17th Street at Union Square). On Monday, June 16th, at 7pm, author William Gibson makes an appearance to discuss the new paperback edition of his latest novel, the New York Times bestselling Spook Country (Berkley, June 3), along with singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, whose new album is I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (Zoë/Rounder Records, June 10). They will discuss and perform their work in conversation with journalist Katherine Lanpher, who hosts the program. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Tour Poster Winner!

Noah, from Ohio, sent Martha this really great poster for her upcoming show in Columbus, Ohio with KT Tunstall. We've just given him two free passes to this show.

Congrats Noah. This poster looks great.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Martha Wainwright's US Release - TODAY!

Martha's new record, "I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too" was released today in the US.

It is now available worldwide!

Click the button below to download this AMAZING reccord!

Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Cheeers to Martha!

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Personal Message from Martha!

Martha's new record, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, will be released tomorrow in the US.

To celebrate, Martha sent out a personal message on a video blog via iLike.
(She was backstage getting ready for her sold out show at Le National.)

Martha is now streaming IKYMBIGFT in it's entirety on her iLike profile. Send questions to Martha on her iLike Fan Wall and she will chose a few to answer on the 2nd part of her Video Blog Series.

Her iLike Page is: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Martha+Wainwright

Here is Martha's message to you:

Martha Wainwright on iLike - Get Sidebar

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Win a private gig with Martha Wainwright in Glastonbury

Win a private gig with Martha Wainwright in Glastonbury!

Check it out!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Canada Release TOMORROW & Contests

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too is being released in Canada tomorrow, June 3rd!!!!!

I've uploaded all 13 tracks from Martha's new album, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too (and included lyrics). To celebrate the IKYMBIGFT Canada release, Myspace Canada was kind of enough to allow us to post all 13 songs for you to hear.

For those of you in Canada, there are two Martha Wainwright contests that you should check out:


Enjoy and help us spread the word!


PS - Check Martha's tour dates. We've added several new shows to the calendar! Check them out!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So Cool...

Remember we did the Martha Wainwright tour poster contest?

Well, I just received this submission from Oliver in Germany. There was no concert in his area so he made one up. I think the poster is really cool and we greatly appreciate his support and effort. I've offered him two free tickets to Martha's show in Nijmegen this Friday.

Thanks Oliver and Congrats! You've inspired me to keep this contest going. Let me know what you think of his poster. Oliver met Martha at the show and signed his poster. See below!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Martha Wainwright on Later...with Jools Holland & Tour with KT Tunstall

Catch Martha Wainwright on Later....with Jools Holland tonight on BBC TWO.
It will also be reairing on Friday, May 23rd (longer version)

Tuesday 20 May, 10pm BBC TWO, Friday 23 May, 11.35pm BBC TWO


Martha Marthwainwright will be touring with KT Tunstall this summer. Check out the tour dates on the show tab below.



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Who’s Opening for Martha in Europe & New UK Website

Hello all. Just found out that there will be opening acts for Martha in Europe.

Tom Baxter will be the opening act at the following shows:
Glasgow, May 23rd @ The Royal Concert Hall
Get tickets here

Birmingham, May 24th @ Symphony Hall
Get tickets here

Manchester, May 25th @ Bridgewater Hall
Get tickets here

Doveman will be the opening act at the following shows:
Amsterdam, May 29th @ Paradiso
Get tickets here

EL Nijmegen, May 30th @ Doornroosje
Get tickets here

Brussels, May, 31 2008 at Botanique Rotonde
Get tickets here

Also, have you seen Martha's new UK website?
http://www. iknowyouremarried. com

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too UK & Australia Release

"I Know You're Married But I Have Feelings Too" is available on iTunes in the UK & Australia.

UK click the button below:
Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Australia click the button below:
Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Congrats to Martha for making an amazing record!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

A New Martha Wainwright Track now available on iTunes in Australia

Martha Wainwright's New Single, " Comin' Tonight" from 'I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too' is now available on iTunes in Australia. Click the iTunes button below to purchase.

Martha Wainwright - Comin' Tonight - Single

Also, check out a few recent articles from Australia on Martha (more coming):

The Age Melbourne Magazine named 'I Know You're Married But I Have Feelings Too' Album of the Month

"View From the Outside"
The Sydney Morning Herald
By: Bernard Zuel
April 19, 2008

"With this record I really wanted to go a little further."

On a cold London night Martha Wainwright is busy explaining her development from feisty woman-with-acoustic on her splendid self-titled debut to woman-with-rock-band on the marvellously titled new album, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too.

Fear not ye censors and wowsers, the "going further" is not a sign of even more revealing material than the debut's signature tune, the father-baiting Bloody Motherf---ing Asshole. It is instead a reference to the album's fuller and more aggressively arranged sound.

The fact is that Wainwright has always been more of a pop-rock songwriter and performer, with an occasional French twist, than the folkish artist she is often labelled. It is a label which has more to do with her family background (daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, sister of Rufus Wainwright) than the music itself.

And really, whatever she chooses to sing, from clear-eyed dissections of love affairs to favourite chansons, her wild creature of a voice, with its dips and soaring and vaulting runs, is the defining element. Well, the voice and a propensity for brutal self-examination and unedited commentary on others, from ex-boyfriends to family members.

However, this album has far fewer directly personal songs and some new hesitant steps into more political commentary, as seen through the eyes of a woman caught in the crossfire of the murky Iraq war.

"The songs that I wrote in my late teens and early 20s were very navel-gazing and I was really writing a lot of those songs without anyone noticing me - in the sense that it was almost reflection on my own life," the 32-year-old says, laughing at herself.

"I feel that as you get older [you] start to look outside yourself a little bit more and you become more interested in other people's problems and not only your own."

One thing we are not hearing in these songs is Wainwright the happily married and settled artist. She married musician Brad Albetta late last year but there's no sign of happy-clappy love songs - yet. It may be she doesn't want us to hear or is not yet comfortable writing about that person who is no longer fearful of not finding love.

"It's true that the main subject matter of my first record was unrequited love and that that no longer is the case in my life," she says. "But funnily enough, love is the subject that interests me the most and heartbreak can come from many different things, not only a relationship.

"I am probably a happier and more contented person and as an artist I think I've come to this record with more of a confidence in myself. It's almost like making a first album in the sense that I can just approach it as a singer, rather than someone who is trying to get out from underneath the shadows of her family."

Indeed, we've managed to get through most of this conversation with little reference to the family, something Wainwright is rarely afforded. But, having gone there, the question has to be asked about the song Hearts Club Band with its line "you always wrote a song a day and they're always words that made me want to say shut up".

To which family member does that refer?

"I think it's directed at maybe the general Loudon/Rufus/Kate thing," Wainwright says. "Loudon is always a subject in my life - for better or for worse - and I think that there is part of him in that song. But I think what I'm trying to explain in the song is that I'm someone who tries to live my life fully, led by their emotional state. And that will probably never change.

"I'm a lover of people and things; I'm very emotional about it. As someone who has always worn their heart on their sleeve, being a bit teary and all that stuff, if I am going to have to deal with the pain of that, I may as well be able to sing the praises of it, too."

Clearly, then, she lives by the Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney code: I'm a lover not a fighter.

"Oh, I fight, too," she says, laughing. "But in the end I make love.

A very Wainwright answer.

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too is out on May 13th through Shock.

Link to see this article: http://www. smh. com. au/news/music/view-from-the-outside/2008/04/18/1208025453271. html?page=fullpage&035;contentSwap1