TOP FIVES: Hugh McClure From Indie Shuffle

Do you like turtles? Well, that’s one thing you have in common with Sydney-based writer, Hugh McClure. He’s an international correspondent for San Francisco music blog, Indie Shuffle; a good excuse to spend all his time going to gigs and listening to new music.

We’re bringing back Top Fives, so every week you get to hear what our music loving friends are listening to. Let’s find out about McClure’s top 5s…


Top 5 Albums
The Roots- Things Fall Apart
Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
Tame Impala- Innerspeaker
Toro Y Moi– Causes Of This
Australian Artists
Last Dinosaurs
Oliver Tank
Cut Copy
Belles Will Ring
Tracks you have on repeat now
Tune-Yards- ‘Gangsta’
Real Estate– ‘Easy’
Last Dinosaurs– ‘Andy’
Neon Indian– ‘Polish Girl’

Gigs you’ve been to

The Roots @ Enmore Theatre
Sufjan Stevens @ Sydney Opera House
Laneway Festival ’11
Unknown Mortal Orchestra @  Oxford Art Factory
Grizzly Bear @ City Recital Hall

Places to go for a night out in Sydney/Australia/The World

Pianos, Manhattan (New York)
Sister Bella, Melbourne CBD (Melbourne)
Purple Sneakers @ The Abercrombie, Chippendale  (Sydney circa 2004)
The Standard, Darlinghurst (Sydney)
Hive Bar, Erskineville (Sydney)

Music/Entertainment Websites (apart from Purple Sneakers of course!)


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