Author: Daniel Hanssen

Live Review: DZ Deathray’s punk rock invigorated Melbourne for their ten year anniversary tour

September 18, 2018

It’s been ten years since punk rock crew DZ Deathrays started making (delicious) bite-sized punk anthems, and there was only one way for the band to celebrate the momentous occasion; a massive tour with some fellow Aussie rockers. Saturday night’s Forum show had all the tellings of a perfect night, a stage set-up mimicking a lounge […]

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Interview: Essie Holt talks “Better For You,” and touring with LANKS & Tyne James-Organ

September 14, 2018

Melbourne’s Essie Holt is riding high, fresh of the launch of her newest single Better For You. We sat down to chat about Better for You and touring as a young performer.  First off, congratulations on the success of your most recent single Better For You! What can you tell us about the process of bringing […]

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Album Review: Lakyn’s & Pains (2018 EP) demonstrates real beauty through his lyrics and growth in his sound

September 11, 2018

Emotion is often at the centerpoint of many artists works, with Lakyn’s upcoming EP & Pains drawing heavily on his feelings and experiences, causing the listener to be enraptured by Lakyn’s sound throughout six delicately cultivated tracks. Lakyn has been in and around the industry for some time, but his powerful songs have helped him open […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music and San Cisco deliver powerhouse performances in Melbourne with Ruby Fields

September 10, 2018

It’s not always that bands manage to get the ideal opener for a tour, but headliners San Cisco and Ball Park Music hit the winning ticket with Ruby Fields. The pocket rocket of a musician had it all for her sadly short opening set, with failed jokes, rocking guitars and her usual Aussie charm. Ruby’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Ball Park Music + San Cisco + Ruby Fields – Festival Hall, Melbourne (07.09.18)

September 10, 2018

Ball Park Music and San Cisco kicked off their two month national tour in Melbourne on Friday Night, accompanied by Ruby Fields. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings back these photos from the electrifying night at Festival Hall. To find out more about the tour, head HERE.

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Album Review: Skegss capture life perfectly in debut album My Own Mess (2018 LP)

September 6, 2018

Since breaking out in 2013, Skegss have been on the long path to their debut album. In the time since, the trio from Byron have released a swath of singles and multiple EPs, all growing on the previous release and helping the band evolve into something bigger. 2018 has been no different and Skegss have […]

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Live Review: Eilish Gilligan displayed her lyrical excellence at Melbourne’s Gaso on Saturday

September 4, 2018

Melbourne was again reminded of its amazing homegrown talent as the Gasometer was treated to Eilish Gilligan’s sold out performance on Saturday night. EIlish, joined by both Max Quinn and Essie Holt helped the sellout audience forget about the cold and rain with their exuberant sets and loving songwriting. The stage setup was reminiscent of […]

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Live Review: Flight Facilities bring the party of the year to Melbourne with Haiku Hands, Owl Eyes & Ric Rufio

September 1, 2018

Flight Facilities’ Wednesday night set in Melbourne was a mammoth accomplishment of lighting and sound. The duo, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, adorned in their now famous flight outfits, encouraged the crowd to join in on one of the biggest parties a mid-week show the city has ever seen. Accompanying them on the opening night of their […]

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Live Review: LANKS brought the magic with him for his sold out Melbourne shows

August 28, 2018

Beginning the evening strongly, Essie Holt had a large role to play in building the atmosphere for the rest of the night, with the Melbourne producer perfectly setting the scene and helping to harness the rooms burgeoning energy with her dance-pop anthems. Her earlier singles “Magnetise” and “Underwater” held their own through her set, and […]

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