Best of 2015

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Its been awhile since we’ve done one of these but “new year, new me” right?? Yea I want to punch myself in the face too, but here goes anyway, a bit of a run down of our fave photos and gigs from last year.

2015 saw a big shift in the live music scene, namely the fall of music festivals. The first year without Big Day Out and the last year for Future Music Festival (which I incidentally thought was one of the best in the way of general production and logistics) and finally confirmed, the last year for Soundwave – going out on a massive 2 dayer binge and then unfortunately leaving quite a few workers and punters with a bad taste in their mouths.

Closer to home, our editor (The Music magazine, Brisbane) and all round top bloke moved on from the top dog position to the lucrative world of vinyl record sales…. beginning to think he’s a glutton for punishment! After many years of chasing deadlines and wrangling bands and gigs together it was sad to have to part ways but on the plus side his replacement has been going great guns to fill (or is that empty?) the big pint glasses left before him 😉 The magazine, and print media in general, wasn’t immune to the shift away from physical publications and has since gone from a weekly to a fortnightly issue. Our southern counterparts however are still lucky enough to get their music news weekly.

On the travel front, it was a painfully long year of minimal travel bar a couple trips to Melbourne. All this lack of international travel makes me something something! Thankfully we’ll be rectifying that in a couple months time with a return to Japan, can not come soon enough! Anyways, on with the show!

We kicked the year off with one of our fave drink and dance your ass off DJ’s, Krafty Kuts.



Like previous years the highlight of festival season is with its two stellar closing events, Soundwave and Future Music Festival and they didn’t disappoint.

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Our buds The Iron Eye smashed out their first gig at The Triffid then followed it up later in the year at the Foundry.


We got asked to write an article for G-Street for those who use and abuse their G-Shocks (or are just grots).


2015 was also the year of weddings with a few great couples getting together and tying the knot. We were lucky enough to photograph two of them.

Lauren and James



Rani and Eugene



Motion City Soundtrack always has the perfect amount of wit, sarcasm and angst.  Standing ovation on top of your mates kinda stuff.


We got together with some lovely models and mocked up some ads for G-Shock

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Us old foagies like a boogie too and the Candee Flip gang continued to provide the nights and the tunes. 1 2


Our love for G-Shocks and Halloween came together in a spooky late night photo sesh






Two of our fave bands of all time came head to head in a night of ska punk awesomeness. Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish




90s hip hop legends Naughty by Nature still have plenty of energy and gusto putting a lot of current hiphop to shame.



Years in the making, two of our favourite things, G-Shocks and sneakers came together and gave birth to the G-Shock x Sneaker Freaker “Nightowl” collab …then had a party to celebrate.



Just when we thought 2015 was over, two concerts came in to finish the year off strong, Rise Against and a double header with A Day To Remember and The Amity Affliction.

Rise Against

A Day To Remember



The Amity Affliction


And finally it would’nt be us if there wasn’t a peppering of random G-Shocks, sneakers and a spot of scenic travel 😀


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So that was the year in a pretty damn big nutshell, looking forward to just as much fun and craziness in 2016! 😀

Image courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Image courtesy of Dreamstime.com

In case you missed it, I was in Melbourne a couple weeks ago covering the Sneaker Freaker x G-Shock launch party and since I came straight from the airport, I needed a place to stash my suitcase, after a spot of Googling there wasn’t anything recent regarding luggage locker storage in the CBD so here’s a quick run down that will hopefully help other travellers.

Flinders St Station – has limited space and times via the third party Travellers Aid place which provides lockers and other assistance to travellers.

IBIS hotel – work in conjunction with baggagestorage.com.au and have 24hr access. Going by their online calculator, the pricing is based on per item. $13 for carryon luggage, add a backpack it jumps to $29.

Southern Cross Station – Is the best bet for those in town for a short time ie. Heading straight to a gig, be it photo, video, dj or performance and don’t have time to drop your stuff off at the hotel or your friend’s place (or they might not live in the CBD). It’s conveniently the same station where the Skybus stops so if you’re not driving or getting picked up, you will be more than likely getting off at this stop in the CBD.

The heavy duty lockers unmanned and fully automated and being inside the Skybus station which runs buses all hours means the lockers are accessible 24/7. Access and paying is via an ATM-like terminal in the middle of each bank of lockers, there are several along the length of the station in this area as well as some upstairs at the train station (note: the upstairs ones may not be open 24/7). The lockers that have a green arrow are the ones that are free and unlocked so it’s a good idea to test fit your gear before paying as the price varies for sizes. Note the door of the locker is noticeably smaller than the locker cavity, so while it may look like it will fit on the outside its best to open the door and “try before you buy”. Once in they are quite roomy, a medium size one easily fits a carry on sized suitcase, a backpack and some shopping bags. Using the terminal to allocate your locker and pay is very straight forward, just follow the prompts.

Prices are listed on the console and will probably change over time but a medium size locker was $12 which is for 24 hours of access so it may be a little expensive if you only need it for a couple hours but the up side is you can access the locker as many times as you like in that period via a unique code which is printed on a ticket when payment is made. This was ideal for my trip as it began with about 8 hours in the evening, collected at about 2am, then back the next morning to dump my stuff for another 4-5 hours and be baggage free to wander around the city.

Travel tip: the re-entry code is on a small paper slip which could easily be lost while travelling so treat it like money. Writing down the number elsewhere or taking a photo of it on your phone adds extra piece of mind. Also note when re-entering the locker you will be prompted to continue using the locker or to end the use. Obviously not a good idea to get these two mixed up!

Hope this helps some what, happy travels! (:


Our feathered friends over at The Good Guide have released a new issue of Brisbane’s cream of the crop sights, sounds, buys and tastes just in time for Summer. You may even spot a couple of our photos in there (:

Grab it from the usual street press outlets or any number of your favourite nesting spots.


With celebrations well underway around the world for Casio G Shock’s 30th anniversary, we thought we’d have our own little shindig and share our love of the chunky wonders with 30 Days of G Shockin* over on our Soulbridge Media facebook page. We’ll knock up a variety of photos with colour blocking and various other items from sneakers to clothes to toys and more so check back regularly. If you haven’t liked the page yet, get over there and clicky clicky!

Happy dirty thirty you tough bastards!

* – give or take and as time permits 😉




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Sounds of Blackness said it best, even with all the talkboxing, “Hold on, change is comin, don’t worry about a thing”. We’ve got some big changes in the works including a complete revamped of the site! We even finally got around to knocking up a new logo for the occassion 😀 Keep your peepers peeled, exciting times ahead!


If like me, you came through the birth of dance music in Australia, you would have no doubt come across one of the originators on the local scene, DJ Angus or in his hip hop guise, DJ Bribe. Though no longer with us, he lives on in the memory of friends and many us that enjoyed tearing up a dance floor to one of his sets. Helping to keep that memory alive and inform the uninitiated, Simon of Walshey Films and Jessica Middleton have set about creating a documentary of his time behind the one’s and two’s.

Where do we come in? Well back when partying far out weighed photoing and photos had plenty of “artistic” motion blur and out of focus blur to match the debauchery of the nights, I was fortunate enough to not only attend but also snap a few shots of the man doing what he did best at his final two gigs during the revered Candy Flip nights. These photos will be one of many additions in helping to narrate the life and times of Angus and one we are very honored to be part of.

Want to be part of it too? Glad you asked, if you’ve got skills or bills to contribute then head to the fundraiser page or contact Simon directly. They’re after any contribution big or small, you can hold off on the extra pint the next time you’re out or wait another week before throwing your money at a PS4 😉 Every little bit will help.

Check out the little promo video with a few words from the director and curator himself – Simon Walshe.

Flow – Promo video

A very special event happened recently and it was covered by our good friend and landscape photographer extraordinaire, Mel Sinclair (who is currently on an Icelandic photographic tour, can’t wait to see the photos from that one!)

And now over to the Bride and Groom!

-= Thankyou’s and Credits =-

Our special event could not have happened with out the help and kindness from many of our friends and family, we thank you all for a most wonderful and memorable day.

Wedding & Reception Planner:

Bride’s and Bridesmaids’ dresses:
Paradise Brides

Flowers and Decorations:
Treudie, Ashlee, Trudy
Flowers in Paradise
Aunty Patti (Handmade additions)

Mel Sinclair
Mel Sinclair Photography

Wedding Cake/Cookie cakes:
Nerolie’s Cupcakes
Facebook: Nerolie’s Cupcakes

Dunes on Shelly

Christine Mills

Rosemary, Ben, Alex
Savoir Fare

MC, Usher:

Uncle Bruce

Parking attendants:
Tim and Mark

Late night Yum Cha:
Floral Apron Fryers

Mel’s Photo gallery here

Bonus photos from Katie here, thanks Katie!


Is almost upon us!

Its funny how things work out. Originally we had planned on a LA > Japan > NZ trip this year. Mainly to cover ground we missed at each destination on previous trips, but throw out an unbelievable price for a round the world fare and it was hard to say no. Not only are flights to Japan and New Zealand almost always on sale, the recent string of disasters really made travelling to those destinations a little unnerving. In saying that, no doubt in the next 12-18months both countries will be back on their feet and enticing travellers over with ridiculously cheap fares. I know I’ll be eagerly refreshing my inbox in anticipation!

What are we up to instead? LA is still on the list, with a drive up through Bakersfield (whats up Korn!), Fresno, Yosemite National Park then on to San Francisco. From there we fly to Ol’ Blighty, London, where they’re having a heat wave of low 20C temps! Rail to Paris, then over the big continent to Beijing to see that 7 Wonders of the world of theirs. If you caught our last adventure you know there will be plenty of stops for sneakers and toys, the usual open mouthed tourist gazings and of course plenty of photos. On top of that, now that I’m sporting the Nikon P7000 there’ll also be some fun footage. Bonus!

Back to housekeeping, needless to say, we will not be available for shoots in this time, but still feel free to contact us for dates from mid June onwards. We will have a netbook handy but response and updates may be delayed.

So who wants us to bring them something back? Ha! Psych! We’re gonna need all the space we can get! 😉

Till then, Au Revoir, Zaijain and all that jazz (: