Ladi6’s Royal Blue 3000: an ode to a lost sister

Interview, write up: David Simmons New Zealand’s Ladi6 recently released her latest neo-soul love fest EP Royal Blue 3000, the latest release in four years. At...

Grinspoon announce additional Aussie shows due to overwhelming demand

Interview by Jason Edwards Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have come a long way since 1995 after winning the very first regional “unearthed” competition for Triple J radio. The...

ARCA’s new album; redeeming yourself in the eyes of your lover.

Submitted by David Simmons Arca, a third feat by Alejandro Ghersi, begins with a piercing drill of noise that burrows and adheres itself to you for the ablum's...

How fashion label Vetements helps capitalism consume itself

Submission by David Simmons Depending on who you ask, Vetements, the Paris based label founded by Demna Gvasalia, is either the coolest or most heinous thing...

A man offered me $1000 for sex and I considered it

Submitted story by Sleep Pile reader. I’m a bit of a pro when it comes to online dating; I’ve swiped, met with and ‘ghosted’ like...

Outfits from the festival where anything goes – Secret Garden fashion

The Saturday after a royal themed Friday, at a festival that brings us the eclectic goods, is one that is no-holds-barred. The Secret Garden festival, in...

Three social policies from South America to put a smile on...

Sometimes it's easy to think that all governments are the same: they see a social problem and punch down on it with ham-fisted policies...

How do South Africans feel about Die Antwoord?

They’re verging on Australian institution. They’ve played Future Music, Stereosonic, and gigs all over the country. The destination for Die Antwoord? Sky-high success; the kind that...

DIY: The charcoal mask that everyone’s going nuts about

Need deep blackheads to be sucked the F out of your skin? Same. Charcoal has been around for millennia with its ingredients 'clarifying' the skin by...

What does Trump’s house look like?

The leader of a country is often a tastemaker, possessing that rare kind of star-power we associate with charismatic kings of old. You’ve never...

Next-level costume tips for the Secret Garden Festival 2017

The Secret Garden Festival is a forty-eight-hour romp in the forest; featuring an intoxicating mix of bands, DJs and drag queens. What makes this...

‘Australia’s greatest festival’ Laneway sum up

It was possibly the hottest day on earth when thousands of young punters trudged into the Sydney College of the Arts campus for the...

Cloves shares on relationship obligations and the desire to be alone

Cloves is that kind of multi-talented singer that makes you wish you’d at least tried out for your high school’s glee club auditions. Possessing a...

The dos and don’ts of festival etiquette

As St. Jerome's Laneway Festival hits Sydney this Saturday with a killer line-up of Tame Impala, Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), Aurora, Sampa The Great and many more,...

The five weirdest (and best) Facebook pages worth wasting your time...

My sister’s favourite late-night hobby is to fall into Wiki-hole, reading up about serial killers. And let’s be honest, we’ve all fallen into one...

Masc 4 Masc: the 5 step gay guide to a straight...

“They wanna see me blend in like Realtree. But I can’tz do thatz. I got’s to do me” – Le1f Masc drag: an underground term for...

Break the ice, but not the bank, at these 5 cool...

Struggling artists unite. Here are five places with up-there vibes and down-there prices; the list that helps you stay social and on top of the rent. Ramblin’ Rascal Nobody...

Bad Pony reveals their trick to a killer performance  

Sleep Pile caught up with Bad Pony front men Jarred and Sam to discuss the three-year transition from being “two dudes sitting in a...

The most powerful art to stem from global Women’s March.

January 21st saw women around the world take to their streets in solidarity with the Women’s March, beginning in Washington DC. Spurred on by the...

The silent majority, we ignored, that voted Trump

The dust is hardly settling on a million angry liberal (as in left-wing liberal, not Australian ALP combo of Turnbull/Abbott nightmare combo) keyboards. Democrats,...