Your Friends House
There is nothing we love more than an unconventional, raw and refreshingly honest point of view. Recently, whilst following our cyber noses on the ever illusive e-trail we were lucky enough to stumble across a site that is just that. ‘Your Friends House’ is an online collaboration of outside the square awesomeness and we need to bring it to your attention. Like a big bear hug for your soul on a cold icicle-infused day, YFH brings you a continuous stream of music, culture, science and sex. Can you think of a better combination?!
We spoke with YFH director Sam Attwood and politely probed him on how such an amazing cultural hub came to life. “We came to fruition in late 2010, but the whole project took quite some time to get up and running. We officially launched in April of 2011 and after a solid half-year of eating Mi Goreng, hiding from our landlord, bathing in the local creek and running from transit officers. We’re slightly less broke now and occasionally lace our Mi Goreng with chicken on celebratory occasions.”
In all its awesomeness, YFH is definitely not for the faint-hearted “Essentially, you’ll hate our site if you walk in with a serious mindset. Our dedicated readers tend to have an open mind and enjoy reading content that’s outside of their comfort zone. We post a cross-section of music, and some of our fan base purely come for that facet of the site, but culture and social commentary is where we tend to thrive. If you’re a person who’s made to feel uncomfortable quite easily, its best to fare away from our site.” Quarrels where “a little hairy is an understatement” are to be expected especially in a refreshingly raw creative content space such as this. However, Sam ensures that although they are a diverse cross-section of people, the arguments and awkwardness are far outweighed by the sense of community from their own little creation.
We are pretty much lovin’ on the kids over at YFH and are eagerly anticipating the amazing things that we suspect will roll out over the next 12 months. “We continue to expand, our creative agency is working harder than ever and our record label is chugging along nicely. Hopefully we don’t overdose on anything and ruin it all. Just kidding, we don’t do drugs.” Vice Magazine has labelled them one of their favourite blogs on the planet and they have just been nominated for the Pedestrian TV Blogger Awards for best Australian Culture Blog (make sure you send them a vote here).