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Alex Hingston, Hingrito, is a Melbourne-based freelance artist responsible for merch designs of Aussie acts like The Living End, DZ Deathrays, and locals Bad Juju.

Melbourne-based freelance artist Hingrito, in his element drawing a woman's face by hand.

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We spoke to people behind the scenes of our music industry for Aus Music Month, To hear about their love for Victoria's music scene, and what sets us apart from the rest.


For Aus Music Month we're meeting people behind the scenes of our music industry.

Alex Hingston, or Hingrito, is a Melbourne-based freelance artist responsible for the merch designs of Aussie acts like The Living End, DZ Deathrays, and locals Bad Juju.

Melbourne-based freelance artist Hingrito, in his element drawing a woman's face by hand.

What local act are you listening to at the moment?

"I have been listening to a local Melbourne band, Obscura Hail's new EP ‘Siren’ on repeat. I stumbled upon them by accident and can't get enough of their nostalgia-drenched sound."

What local band or artist will you be wearing for Aus Music T-Shirt Day?:

"I will be repping a shirt by the one and only Gretta Ray! "

Where is your favourite local venue to see live music in Victoria?

"There are so many! But if I had to choose, it would be between The Forum Theatre  or The Tote in Collingwood."

a Poster for Aussie band DZ Deathrays, by artist Hingrito. A giant killer octopus with the band ready to fight.

What is it about the Victorian music scene that sets us apart from the rest of Australia?

"I think probably the sheer diversity in sound and styles, as well as the inexhaustible amount of historically-charged, genuinely awesome venues, and the talented humans that fill them with their music."

How do you predict we'll enjoy music in the future?

"We're all craving live music now more than ever, so I suppose we'll adapt so we can keep Victoria open and safe for everyone. Also, as bad as COVID has been, it has really opened up Pandora's box for the many different ways that artists can connect with their fans online.

Hanging out for that first return to a mosh pit though!"

a tshirt design by local artist Hingrito for aussie band The Living End, band members' depicted as skeletons

You can follow Alex's art and design work on his Instagram page.

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