Hazlett gives us an ultimate how-to guide for his hometown of Brisbane

HAZLETT looks at the world differently than the rest of us. Almost as if he operates in his own golden era Hollywood film, his songwriting shows his remarkable ability to find the beauty, and sometimes the despair, in life’s most seemingly mundane moments.

His latest single which dropped earlier this year, ‘First World Problems’, is perfect evidence of that, as he sings about yearning for real connection in a world where we’re always connected. Something Hazlett will never lose his connection to, though, is his hometown of Brisbane, where he’ll be performing soon as part of Bigsound. In honour of that, he gave an ultimate how-to guide on handling the city and where you should go if you find yourself in any of these scenarios.

“I just found a pineapple on the floor”:

We can’t always splash out and live the cocktail based lifestyle that I would like but if I came into some luck and found a fifty I would go straight to Saville Row. Hands down one of the best and most down to earth whiskey pouring establishments I’ve been to.

“I just met the the love of my life at BigSound and need to impress them”:

I’m an old school romantic and possibly slightly Italian at heart so if love comes to town then wine and pasta has to be involved. Mr Chester Wine Bar is on the edge of the valley riff-raff and serves a rotating wine selection and fresh handmade pasta. Fireworks ensue.

“I just woke up and realised alcohol isn’t my friend”:

Truth be told I’ve never had a hangover and I have considered donating my body to science BUT if I was in a bad place Bens Burgers would be the only option. Delicious burgers that rival the infamous Shake Shack and beer/NBA on tap. It should do the trick.

“I just realised I haven’t slept for 3 days”:

Fun fact: I live off 4hrs sleep a night so there’s usually a constant stream of coffee in my veins. My favourite place to caffeinate and try to write a screenplay in this part of town is King Arthur. If you’re feeling adventurous though, a new spot called Bear Bones has just opened up closer to the action.

“I just don’t know what to do with myself”:

If you’ve reached the point where you don’t know your grunge rock from your indie folk or your italia disco from your garage trap I recommend a good ol’ fashion trip to the New Farm Park. Often reserved for surprise birthdays and a strange medieval cosplay game that goes on sometimes, it’s the perfect getaway. Grab some “beverages”, trick some friends into thinking there’s a hip band doing a showcase, throw down a blanket/denim jacket and enjoy some company in the afternoon sun.

Catch Hazlett at Bigsound. Full deets below.

Tuesday, 4th September
Black Bear Lodge
8:50pm – 9:20pm

Thursday, 6th September
Woolly Mammoth
8:10pm – 8:40pm


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