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MC PHOTO COMP 2014 NOW OPEN


That's right, entries are now open for the Fourth Annual Monster Children Photo Competition. We are giving the world’s shutterbugs the chance to enter their best photographic work and win up to 25k.
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FYF FESTIVAL 2014


Over the weekend, almost every good band in the universe graced the stages of the LA Sports Arena for FYF Festival. It was an incredible weekend, and if you were there, you'd agree. If you weren't, you totally blew it, man.
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INTERVIEW: RODNEY MULLEN


What makes a guy like legendary skater and innovator, Rodney Mullen, tick? We interviewed Rodney for issue #43 of the magazine, and he went deep - real deep. Take a dive and read the full interview here.
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TRAVEL: FINDING LAKE SUPERIOR


The beach was deserted except for a dog in the distance playing at the water's edge. We walked down the dunes, lit bottle rockets off into the sky and at that moment I realized this was the feeling I had been searching for.
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PEOPLE: SAGE VAUGHN


It is hard to separate Sage the dude from Sage Vaughn the artist. The dude is simply awesome. There are very few people around who I think could be more fun to surf and hang and talk about life and just generally bullshit with than Sage.
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LENS: James Hartley


What are you doing this weekend? I had all kinds of plans. But then I saw these shots by photographer James Hartley, and now I just want to stay in bed.
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Everybody In: Episode 5 // La Femme


Episode 5 of our music series, Everybody In, features french rock gods La Femme. Presented by D'Blanc and directed by Edgar Obrand, watch as we follow them to a show, then to the after party, all whilst narrating the entire episode in a sultry french tongue. Merveilleux.
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LENS: Ali Mitton


As a photographer there is always the work you wish you could be doing, and the work you actually do to pay the bills. Ali Mitton’s images are a prime example of former. Her combination of whimsy and edge result in these scenarios one might think were only possible in dreams.
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Posted by Monster Children - 21.08.2014

TRAVEL: FINDING LAKE SUPERIOR

The beach was deserted except for a dog in the distance playing at the water’s edge. We walked down the dunes, lit bottle rockets off into the sky and at that moment I realized this was the feeling I had been searching for.

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Posted by Dale - 20.08.2014

Levi’s® – Live In Levi’s®

We recently joined forces with US based digital agency AKQA to create a 3-minute interactive web film for Levi’s®, as part of their global ‘Live in Levi’s®’ campaign. The ‘Live in Levi’s® Project’ was filmed in 5 cities and explores how a range of different people ‘Live in Levi’s®’ - from music producer Philippe Zdar in Paris,…

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Posted by Crombie - 20.08.2014

Print Ain’t Dead: Agents Provocateurs. 100 Subversive Skateboard Graphics

I was a complete pussy when I was I kid. I’m still a pussy now, but when I was a kid I was such a pussy. I was frightened of anything corruptible– especially drugs and heavy metal. It was drummed into my head early on that any and all drugs lead directly to heroin addiction…

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Posted by Monster Children - 20.08.2014

LENS: Molly Steele

Follow Molly’s adventure living in a squat in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, venturing deep into Mississippi swamps, rambling through the mountains of North Carolina’s notorious Madison County, and the Deep South.

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Posted by Erin - 20.08.2014

Becoming Friends With Strangers

Sometimes I step back, take a look at a situation in my life, and simply think, ‘Fuck It.’ Other times, I open my fridge when I’m hungry, see a roll of cookie dough, and think the same thing. Then, I see Strangers have made earrings of my exact sentiments and I think, Fuck Yes!

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Posted by Dale - 19.08.2014

A STRANGE CONVERSATION

We sat down with Dion Agius, Creed McTaggart and the man behind Strange Rumblings, Mr Joe G before the Australian premiere on Sunday night at the Sydney State Theatre. The boys were excited to say the least.

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Posted by Erin - 19.08.2014

LENS: Benedict Brink in Graceland

Jump in the car, throw all your expectations out the window, and head down to Graceland, Tennessee. And if you can’t, just look at Benedict Brink’s pictures instead. Her camera will take you there.

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Posted by Monster Children - 19.08.2014

PEOPLE: SAGE VAUGHN

It is hard to separate Sage the dude from Sage Vaughn the artist. The dude is simply awesome. There are very few people around who I think could be more fun to surf and hang and talk about life and just generally bullshit with than Sage.

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Posted by Dale - 18.08.2014

Single 12 Months

It’s your dads 80th Birthday, he proposes the idea of a ‘slide night’, you’re thinking great, here goes 2 hours of my life i’ll never get back. Instead, what unfolds is a collection of historic, rare and unique imagery from 1950′s America. This is exactly what happened to a good friend of MC, Craig Rochfort…

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Posted by Crombie - 16.08.2014

Issue Update

Scrambling to get the last bits and pieces done for issue 44. Once again, my name is mud at HQ. But in my defense, this dude has been marching naked women out  onto the adjacent roof for the last three days. I don’t think anyone in that redbrick project building has left their apartemnt since Wednesday…….

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Posted by Su Young Choi - 16.08.2014

RVCA welcomes Jeremy Leabres

Jeremy Leabres literally appeared from thin air when he appeared in Emerica’s “Made” video in 2013. With an amazing break through part he landed himself on the exclusive Toy Machine team shortly after. Now he joins the good people over at RVCA in this clip.  

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Posted by Dale - 15.08.2014

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TEAHUPO’O WITH MITCH CREWS

One wave I never want to surf in my life, especially in front of a webcast of millions, a channel of peers and a tower of judges. Mitch Crews as a World Tour Rookie is facing that exact situation.

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.08.2014

FROTHING OVER FROTH

We just came up with the name as like this joke from this Australian term ‘Froth;’ which like we found out came from the term ‘Frothing at the gash,’ which is like a sexual reference.”

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Posted by Erin - 14.08.2014

NEW MUSIC: DAN SVIZENY

Why do I keep using Dan Svizeny’s name? Because you are going to be saying it a lot after you listen to this album, which is streaming here on MC exclusively until it’s release.

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Posted by Erin - 14.08.2014

FILM: JAMESON FIRST SHOT

Seconds before I walked inside the Jameson First Shot premier, a nondescript, early 00′s silver Nissan screeched to a halt by the curb, and out fell Courtney Love. We of course became close friends.

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.08.2014

MONSTER CHILDREN PHOTO COMP – REGISTER

It’s that time of year again – The Monster Children Photo Competition is launching soon. Win up to 25K. Be the first to know when entries open by registering here.

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Posted by Dale - 13.08.2014

LENS: Nat Lanyon

So everyone these days wants to be a photographer, shoot film, shoot girls and make money out of it. God, it does sound good when you put it like that. Anyway, Nat Lanyon has somehow done all of the above and is currently working on a book.

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Posted by Dale - 13.08.2014

PANEL WORK: SASKIA FOLK

Over the past 8 months Saskia Folk has been hacking rusted out, abandoned vehicles in the Norther Territory to pieces. Fascinated by the textures, patterns, colours and feel that the harsh desert conditions have created she has turned them into one of a kind pieces of art. ‘Panel Work’ starts this Friday August 15th at 424…