Author: Bruce Baker

Bruce is a keen cyclist, gig-goer and photographer. Instagram at @bruce_a_baker

Exclusive EP Premiere: Dan Vogl – Gifted in Gold (2019)

June 26, 2019

Ahead of its official release, we’ve got the Premiere for Gifted in Gold, the new EP from Melbourne-based indie-rock artist, Dan Vogl.  This is a lovely EP from an emerging singer-songwriter. The first track ‘Carousel’ is a strong catchy opener. It refrains brightly, “… make me smile, make me smile”,  which it certainly does with its  […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Dirty Churches” (2019)

June 24, 2019

Washington has released a video for her latest single Dirty Churches, and it’s our Track of the Day to kick the week off. The song was produced by Saint Lo producer Dave Hammer (Thundamentals, Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy). It has been described as a “hymn to the imperfection, clash and surrendour of a relationship”. The video […]

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Photo Gallery: Methyl Ethel + Broncho + Ada Lea, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.06.19)

June 24, 2019

Methyl Ethel played a sold out gig at the Enmore Theatre on Saturday night. They’ve stepped up to larger venues and are conquering them with aplomb. It was a great night out. Bruce Baker was there to bring you these images.  

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Track of the Day: Mambali – “Yuwani” ft. Emily Wurrumara (2019)

June 20, 2019

There is a treasure-trove of music from our First Nations’ people. Mambali are well known for fusing traditional cultural songs and rhythms, with contemporary sounds and beats. One of the more recent emerging talents is Emily Wurrumara, so it’s a delight to see a collaboration here between the traditional sounds of Mambali and the fresh voice […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Nikkita Ra “747” (2019)

June 20, 2019

From the ashes of the riotous girl-squad She Rex, their front woman Nikkita Ra has emerged to forge her own solo career. We are delighted today to have the Exclusive Premiere of her second single and it’s accompanying video, “747”. The song ls a lovely lush dreamy track. You can put on your dancing shoes, […]

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Sloan Peterson, Lola Scott and Pearl the Girl coming to the Oxford Art Factory

June 18, 2019

We are excited to have the Exclusive announcement today that three very exciting women in Sydney’s music scene are coming to the Oxford Art Factory on August 10th. Sloan Peterson is the headliner of this all-girl affair. She has been working on a new album and has recently released the catchy track Here. Sloan recently […]

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Festival Photos: Barunga 2019 edition

June 17, 2019

This years edition of the Barunga Festival had as always a very strong lineup of First Nations musicians and close friends. As with the last couple of years Justine Clarke has worked with the local kids for their moment of fame on the main stage. This year with the aid of Serina Pech, they produced a […]

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Photo Gallery: Anna Calvi + Olympia – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (16.06.2019)

June 17, 2019

Anna Calvi played a scorching set at the Factory Theatre in Sydney last night. Her delivery and vocals were incredible, the guitar work inspiring with Anna absolutely shredding at times. As you would expect, most of the songs were off her latest album, Hunter, with a couple off One Breath (2013) and her self titled album […]

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Photo Gallery: Alex Lahey + Stand Atlantic + Micra – Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.06.19)

June 16, 2019

Alex Lahey played to an adoring crowd at the Metro Theatre in Sydney last night. She is currently touring nationally her sophomore album ‘The Best of Luck Club’ which has just been released. Most of this album was played, and it was received by the crowd as if these were well-worn favourites. A cover of […]

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Highlights of Barunga’s off stage festivities – Barunga, Northern Territory

June 15, 2019

The 2019 Barunga Festival wrapped up last Sunday, and it was a jam-packed 3 days of music, arts, sport and culture. Approximately 4000 people travel to the festival at Barunga, which is 80 km south-east of Katherine. Away from the music stages there was plenty going on. Sporting teams from all over the Northern Territory […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Terrible Sons “Hold Fire” (2019)

May 31, 2019

New Zealand based duo Terrible Sons have just released their latest single “Hold Fire”. It’s a beautifully poignant track, which talks about the need to pause, breath and reflect before engaging in caustic debates. Terrible Sons is made up of wife and husband Lauren Barus and Matthew Barus. Matt is originally from Java, Indonesia, but these days the […]

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Track of the Day: Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean “Prey” (2019)

May 28, 2019

Our Track of the Day is “Prey”, a pulsating song from a new collaboration between Sydney-based rapper Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean who hails from the Northern Territory. These are two exciting young artists in their own rights, and they have teamed up to put together an EP, the first track of which is “Prey”. This […]

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Track of the Day: Beating Hearts Club “Heroin” (2019)

May 17, 2019

Sydney-based indie rockers Beating Hearts Club have a released a beautiful love song, “Heroin” and it’s a worthy Track Of the Day. Starting sparsely and gently, it builds to a triumphant declaration of love. “The track is really a love song. Its about meeting someone and being grateful that they are in your life. I wrote […]

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Track of the Day: Sarah Belkner “Animals” (2019)

May 14, 2019

Sarah Belkner returns in 2019 with the release of her jungle tinged alternate-pop creation of savage beautiful “Animals”. This is an indie-pop croon about a primal full-blown obsessive love being taken on by the very mundane practicalities of life. Belkner’s signature melting vocals carry ethereally over an addictive beat, evoking the stylings of AURORA and Sarah Blasko. Sarah has been in […]

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Track of the Day: Delta Riggs “Don’t You Frown” (2019)

May 8, 2019

The Delta Riggs have returned with a catchy new single “Don’t You Frown”, which will be on the band’s fourth album due later this year. ‘Don’t You Frown’ confronts finality and the beginnings of a new chapter with humility and dignified poise, complemented with the band’s usual disarming charisma and knack for melody. “The song is […]

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Track of the Day: Brain Romance “Honest Words” (2019)

May 7, 2019

Our Track of the Day is a new collaboration by an exciting highly-esteemed Melbourne-based indie folk duo, Brian Campeau and Hannah Cameron. Melbourne artist Hannah Cameron and Canadian-born Sydney musician Brian Campeau have long shared a mutual admiration and nurturing of one another’s musical journeys. Having released solo albums two and four respectively in 2018; […]

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Track of the Day: SYML “Bed” (2019)

May 2, 2019

Our track of the day is a beautiful intimate song, “Bed”, by SYML (pronounced “Simmel”), the moniker for Seattle musician, Brian Fennell. Brian was previously in the Indie band Barcelona. The SYML sets at SXSW in 2019 were considered amongst the finest of that edition. “Bed” is about the words we convery with our intimate loved […]

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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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