G’day folks, and welcome to our 15th, 'Straya-themed issue. Before you hit Google Translate, 'Straya is slang for Australia – our beautiful, sunburnt country, where the word 'cunt' can be used interchangeably to describe pretty much anyone or anything.
Yep, we've got it pretty damn good down under. We've got superb weather all year round (except Melbourne, where it can snow in the middle of fucking summer), free healthcare, public education and reruns of Kath and Kim. Oh, and then there's the fucking ace beaches, an amazing outback with funny rocks and more deadly animals than you can poke a stick at (but seriously, don't poke sticks at them 'cos you'll die). Plus, what's not to love about a country where shit-slinging politicians is considered a national pastime, and "she’ll be right, mate" is our unofficial motto.
This issue we travel far and wide across this great southern land and dig deep to find the true essence of what being Australian means to our featured artists. We profile some of our iconic culinary delights, spotlight some of our Aussie legends and profile eight up-and-coming Aussie music acts in our Soundhead special feature.
Alright, enough yapping. I'm off like a prawn in a Darwin taxi.
Until next time, cunts!