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Why Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy Festival will be more than just Flour, Salt, a Little Red Wine and a Dollop Of Tomato Sauce

December 10, 2018

When Paul Kelly announced the inaugural Making Gravy show in 2017, little did the public know of the success the show would bring. Not only did it help everyone celebrate one of Australia’s greatest storytellers during the most festive time of the year, but it also helped accentuate the absolute strength that is the current […]

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Live Review: Good Things proved a great day out for punk and metal in its Sydney debut

December 10, 2018

The trek to Parramatta Park seems to have become a regular occurrence for Sydney festival goers, with almost every large-scale day-long music event being held there nowadays. With Good Things the newest addition to this list and with more coming (looking at you Download and Ultra), the parklands might do a job of keeping the […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Marét “Perfectly Imperfect” (2018)

December 10, 2018

Aussie singer-songwriter and self-described “joyful warrior” Marét has arrived with her irreverent and irresistible brand of pop music. Described by The Eye Creative as “the next significant act in Australia”, we’re excited to premiere the video for Marét’s latest track, the feel-good “Perfectly Imperfect”. Of the track, Marét says: “Being imperfect is the one thing […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Andrew Phelan “Charlottetown” (2018)

December 6, 2018

For the first time since 2015 Australian born, Vancouver based folk musician Andrew Phelan is returning to Australia with a full band, and a bunch of new songs. We’re pleased to premiere one of those songs, “Charlottetown”, today ahead of it’s offical release tomorrow.  “Charlottetown” is a road song. On the one hand it’s a […]

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Album of the Week: Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol. 1 (2018 LP)

December 5, 2018

Jacob Collier is not your average English Twenty Four year old. He is a singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. The London bred artist released his debut album In My Room in 2016, which led to a 200 date global tour and won him two Grammy Awards, and being dubbed “Jazz’s new messiah”. Managed by […]

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Why luxury cruising in Alaska isn’t just for retirees anymore

December 4, 2018

It would be naïve to assume that the stigma of luxury cruises being a thing for older people has gone anywhere; though it’s almost certainly on the way out. As comfort travel makes a big comeback for millennials, so too does the desire to fully immerse oneself in a travel experience as rich and ambitious […]

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Meet the first Aussies heading to Brighton for The Great Escape 2019

December 4, 2018

To celebrate a ten-year partnership with Sounds Australia, UK’s premier showcasing event The Great Escape will host a slew of Australian artists at their next annual run, with Australia as the focus country for the event. And they’ve announced the first ten Aussie artists to grace the event’s stages. From the 9th until the 11th of May, […]

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Interview: Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan talks 25 years of “36 Chambers”

December 3, 2018

What they say is still true: the Wu-Tang is dangerous. Emerging from a dingy basement in the New York City borough of Staten Island, the Wu-Tang Clan was legendary from the very beginning. The group’s status was cemented in 1993 when the nine MCs came together like Voltron for their classic debut album Enter The […]

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Interview: Sam Bentley from The Paper Kites talks Twilight at Taronga and the surprise rebirth of “Bloom”

November 30, 2018

We recently caught up with Sam Bentley from The Paper Kites to chat about their recently announced 2019 Australian tour and their appearance as part of the Twilight at Taronga series. Also on the agenda was their new releases from this year: On The Train Ride Home and On The Corner Where You Live.  2018 has been an incredible year for […]

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Win a bottle of Johnnie Walker’s limited edition Game of Thrones whisky

November 29, 2018

Love Game of Thrones? Love whisky? Then we have good news for you. Johnnie Walker and HBO have partnered up to release White Walker by Johnnie Walker – a new, limited edition Scotch whisky for fans to celebrate with, in anticipation of the eighth and final season of Game for Thrones, recently announced to return […]

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Album of the Week: Antony & Cleopatra – Hurt Like Hell (2018 EP)

November 28, 2018

No, we are not talking about the Shakespeare drama here, even if “Hurt Like Hell” was probably something Cleopatra would have said about her demise. Hurt Like Hell is the title of the new EP by the deep house Duo Antony & Cleopatra. The album was released on Friday and contains six ready-to-dance-to tracks packed with […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Violetta Zironi “Oasis” (2018)

November 23, 2018

There’s a songbird who sings and her name is Violetta Zironi. The Italian-born singer and guitarist started her musical career at the young age of sixteen, when she first picked up a pen and paper to express her thoughts in songs. A duet with the legendary Ben E. King, an international tour, and a critically […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: St Joan “First Blood” (2018)

November 22, 2018

A howl of regret and longing for a past life ring throughout St Joan’s single, “First Blood” but it is the release of their new video that puts a face to this familiar story. And we’re excited to premiere it today. Here’s what the Sydney three piece have to say about the clip: “The short […]

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12 up-and-coming artists from Australia and around the world we think you will love

November 22, 2018

With streaming services and so many great artists going round it’s easier than ever to find new music. However, the endless options make this process overwhelming and often disheartening. We have picked out 12 great artists who we think might just be your next favourite artists! Fripps and Fripps Back in 2014 I watched a […]

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Album of the Week: Harts unleashes the eclectic Queens, Kings, & All Big Things (2018 LP)

November 21, 2018

Darren Hart, more commonly known as the multi-instrumentalist Harts, gained recognition with his debut album Smoke Fire Hope Desire in 2016 and is now taking the meaning of the one-man show to the next level (though he does perform with an incredible band, it must be said). The musical blend of the Indian-born and Australia […]

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7 new Canadian bands you need to listen to this week

November 21, 2018

Canada, stereotypically known for its love of hockey and maple syrup, is also home to some incredible bands. We were recently over on their fine shores to attend the conferences BreakOut West and Halifax Pop Explosion, and have returned with a compilation of seven bands from this great country that you need to listen to […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Tasman Keith “Mission Famous” (2018)

November 20, 2018

At the end of last month Tasman Keith dropped his debut EP Mission Famous, proving himself in the process to be one of the most exciting new voices in the Australian hip-hop scene. Now, a month later, we’re excited to be premiering the music video for the EP’s title track, ahead of its official release […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Sugar Jacket “How Many Times” (2018)

November 19, 2018

Melbourne artist Sugar Jacket recently dropped his debut single “How Many Times”, and today we’re excited to exclusively premiere its new music video ahead of its official release tomorrow. The track is filled with something described as “sparkly psychedelic dream pop” (and we feel that’s pretty apt), and the video that’s resulted is equally as […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Girl York “Lost At Sea” (2018)

November 15, 2018

Indie rock trio Girl York have teased the release of their upcoming, sophomore EP, Dreaming in 505 with new single “Lost At Sea”, which we’re pleased to premiere today ahead of its release this Friday. With elements of gritty 90s shoegaze, this track, the last little taste before the EP’s release at the end of the month, […]

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Album Of The Week: Vance Joy – Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (2018 LP)

November 14, 2018

Vance Joy has been round the world over the last eight months, putting on an impressive 83 shows on the back of his most recent album, Nation Of Two. If you somehow missed this massive run of shows or are just suffering from post concert depression, he is now releasing a 16 track live record which […]

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