Author: Bruce Baker

Barunga Festival continues celebration of First Nations music

April 24, 2019

The Barunga Festival is one of Australia’s most important cultural events celebrating the best of First Nations art, sport, cultural activities, and contemporary and traditional music from remote locations. Held over 3 days, from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9, 80 kilometers south-east of Katherine, it brings together 4000 people from the Northern Territory […]

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Track of the Day: Good Pash “Richard” (2019)

April 24, 2019

Good Pash are a riotous indie-punk band based in Sydney. Formed in late 2016, they have been making a name for themselves on the Sydney scene since. Good Pash is Anna Free (guitar/vox), Madeleine Mallis (guitar/vox), Julia Goyen (bass) and Courtney Cunningham (drums), all members of well-regarded Sydney bands in their own rights.  They created the […]

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Track of the Day: Owl Eyes “You And I” (2019)

April 23, 2019

After a long wait, it’s great to see that Owl Eyes is back with a new track, “You And I”. It’s a glorious funky track, think seventy’s, flares and smoke machines.  It talks of love, desire and has bold sass. It’s disco nirvana The track was written in Brussels, and is a collaboration between Owl Eyes and Belgian nu […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Graham The Grand “Mum, i’m Sorry” (2019)

March 29, 2019

Graham The Grand is the moniker for Brisbane singer/songwriter Isaac Nichol. His song “Mum, i’m Sorry” is a deeply personal conversation between Isaac and his mother. It deals with the themes of depression, anxiety and suicide. Discussions about these difficult topics are often very difficult to broach between those suffering and their loved ones. Whilst the […]

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Track of the Day: Sahara Beck “I Haven’t Done A Thing Today” (2019)

March 28, 2019

Sahara Beck, the super-talented and bubbly singer-songwriter from Brisbane, is back with a cracking new single, ‘I Haven’t Done a Thing Today’. It was produced by Tony Buchen, who has also worked with Mansionair, Courtney Barnett and Montaigne. This track is breezy, upbeat and very catchy. Whilst the title might indicate it’s much about nothing, […]

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Track of the Day: Morning Fuzz “I’ll Be Around” (2019)

March 27, 2019

Morning Fuzz are an indie band from Long Island, New York and have just released their latest single “I’ll Be Around”. It’s the first single from an album which is expected to be released later this year. They’ve been around for nearly ten years, and this track shows off a band which knows their craft, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Colin Lillie “Human Kind of Life” (2019)

March 26, 2019

Colin Lillie hasn’t taken the conventional path, but he has certainly taken an interesting one. The Northern Territory-based Scotsman has lived a torrid life well. It wasn’t until he reached his mid-thirties that he started to share his songs with the world, and his award winning album Glass Homes was released in 2016. 2018 proved […]

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Track of the Day: Didirri + Ro, “Tea Stains” (2019)

March 22, 2019

We are thrilled to have as the Track of the Day, ‘Tea Stains’ a duet with Didirri and Ro.  We are even more stoked to be releasing this stunning video for the track. This is a gorgeous understated track of unsaid truths and repressed feelings. Didirri, originally from Warrnambool in Victora, and Ro hailing from Margaret […]

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Track of the Day: Sloan Peterson “Here” (2019)

March 5, 2019

Sydney band Sloan Peterson have released a banging new track “Here”, from their forthcoming album, Midnight Love Vol. 2.   It’s a catchy fast-moving track, with beautiful lush vocals. “I wrote ‘Here’ when I was 18, at a time when there was nothing to do but thrash around in a garage playing music, making art and hanging […]

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Photo Gallery: Oh Sees + Orb – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.02.19)

February 20, 2019

The Oh See’s have long had a reputation for being a formidable live experience. At the Factory Theatre last night in Sydney it was a no-brainer to see why. Setting up the stage after the support Orb finished, the dual drum kits were brought right to the centre of the front of the stage. It […]

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Photo Gallery: Little May + RO + Elizabeth Fader – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (15.02.19)

February 16, 2019

It had been a long time coming, but Little May returned to Sydney for a headline gig on Friday night, with the venue being the Oxford Art Factory. On the cusp of their album being released, Blame My Body, a number of the new songs were showcased to an enthusiastic audience. 8 of the songs […]

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Photo Gallery: In The Round #014 Ft. Elska, Ayla, Steve Smyth & Tamma – The Vanguard, Sydney (12.02.19)

February 13, 2019

The fourteenth edition of In The Round was held last night at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney. It was a great combination of instruments and vocals in the unique and intimate setting which governs these shows. Elska from the Gold Coast was the curator of this edition. She plays the harps, employing loops and had […]

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Photo Gallery: Hoodoo Gurus + Wesley Fuller + Bleeding Knees Club – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (09.02.19)

February 10, 2019

The Hoodoo Gurus hit the stage at Taronga Zoo on Saturday night, a sold-out gig playing to a crowd that many would have been at some of their earliest gigs, some 35 years ago. Many of these were reliving the fervour of those early times with exceptional enthusiasm. It was a crowd pleasing set, drawing […]

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Photo Gallery: Stevie Jean – Golden Age Cinema and Bar – Sydney (07.02.19)

February 8, 2019

Stevie Jean passed through Sydney last night on her way through to Launceston for the Party in the Paddock festival. We were treated to an intimate show at the Golden Age Cinema and Bar in Surry Hills. Stevie is a treat to see live – effortlessly charming, joyful and with a strong versatile voice. She […]

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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival- Callan Park, Sydney (03.02.19)

February 4, 2019

The Laneway Festival hit Sydney for the 14th time on Sunday, and it was a triumphant day. Brilliant sunshine and outstanding performances from the local and overseas acts graced Callan Park. Amongst the many highlights were Mitski, Courtney Barnett, The Smith Street Band, Parquet Courts, Camp Cope, Middle Kids and bringing home the finale for […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 3) ft. Chvrches, Amy Shark, Interpol, Jack River and more – Byron Bay (02.01.19)

January 3, 2019

Day 3 of the Falls Festival at Byron Bay featured Chvrches, Amy Shark, Interpol and Vance Joy. Toto had the crowd singing along to Africa, The Vaccines rocked and LPX – the side project of Lizzy Plapinger from MS MR delivered a truly joyous set. Other highlights included Bishop Briggs, Jack River and Tired Lion from […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 2) ft. Catfish And The Bottlemen, First Aid Kit, DMA’s and more – Byron Bay (01.01.19)

January 3, 2019

Day 2 of the Falls Festival at Byron Bay was New Years Day. There was no lethargy on display though, with West Thebarton putting on a blistering performance early in the day. Ruel enthralled his adoring audience, and Little May charmed theirs. Briggs delivered the goods in spades, and Soccer Mommy captured everyones hearts. King […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Byron Bay (Day 1) ft. Cut Copy, Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, Anderson .Paak and more (31.12.18)

January 1, 2019

The Falls Festival hit Byron Bay on New Years Eve. Unfortunately due to illness, one of the headline and much anticipated acts, Dizzee Rascal had to cancel. Amongst many fine acts to feature were Hockey Dad, Mallrat, Ocean Alley, Cut Copy, Stoker with Anderson .Paak bringing in the New Year. Bruce Baker was our photographer […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (15.12.18)

December 17, 2018

The heavens descended upon the Domain last night, throwing back the start and resulting in slightly abbreviated sets, but it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for a fantastic night for Paul Kelly’s ‘Making Gravy’. It was a stellar lineup with Angie McMahon, D. D Dumbo, Alex Lahey, Angus & Julia Stone all playing sets, before the mercurial […]

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Photo Gallery: Stella Donnelly + Alice Skye + Jacob Diamond – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (08.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Stella Donnelly’s tour continued onto Sydney, and on Saturday night she hit the stage with friends and delivered a cracking set at the Oxford Art Factory. It was great seeing her with a full band for many of the songs. She was well supported by Alice Skye and Jacob Diamond. Photos by Bruce Baker.  

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