Melbourne’s MOD CON released their debut album Modern Convenience in 2018 with NME Australia calling it, “One of the most inventive, attention-grabbing local debuts in recent memory.” This was followed by last year’s highly anticipated Modern Condition, charting a course through ’60s garage-surf rock, late ’70s post-punk and ’90s melodic punk-pop.
The grungy post-punk trio were nominated for an AIR Award in 2022, as well as receiving nominations for numerous Music Victoria Awards since 2018 with Erica Dunn winning the Best Female Musician award in 2019. NME Australia said in 2021, “If Ammo sounds like the most hooky, sing-along Sleater-Kinney songs, then the surfer-guitar and pummelling drums of Learner In An Alpha raise the ghosts of the B-52s for a raucous party.”
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits.
She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East.
Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.
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