Author: Daniel Hanssen

Album Review: Crooked Colours’ LP Langata bridges the magic of Vera with new flair

May 17, 2019

Since Crooked Colours‘ release of Vera back in 2017, the trio has become something of a ‘tour de force’ within Australia’s production scene. Vera, built around a profound introduction of their sound, was the perfect launching pad for the group; with outstanding singles such as “Come Back To You”, “Vera” and “I Hope You Get It” […]

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Photo Gallery: Ruel + Genesis Owusu – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (08.05.19)

May 14, 2019

Ruel put on two memorable shows, both to mammoth sold out crowds, at the Forum Theatre on the Melbourne swing of his current tour celebrating the release of his latest single, “Painkiller”.

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Album Review: Kim Churchill’s I Am (2019 EP) finds the brilliant balance between the warmth of summer and life

May 13, 2019

Even a week after the release of Kim Churchill’s new EP I Am, I still have positive, yet complicated, feelings about an EP that has provided me with a little solace in a life that has recently taken a turn for the busier. I’ve particularly enjoyed the juxtaposed nature of the collection, with its moments […]

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Photo Gallery: AURORA + Tones And I – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (03.05.19)

May 7, 2019

AURORA, the genuine article, graced the stage of The Forum, stopping in as part of her Groovin’ The Moo tour and managed to enthral the crowd for well over an hour. She captivated the audience through her whimsy, awkward humour, but most of all her voice, with “The Seed”, “Animal” and her closer “Queendom” all highlighting […]

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Photo Gallery: MØ + Duckworth – 170 Russell, Melbourne (02.05.19)

May 7, 2019

MØ and Duckworth put on a worthy sideshow in Melbourne as part of their Groovin’ The Moo tour, complete with each artist’s most popular tracks and a dance pit that would make the hardiest of DJ’s jealous.

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Photo Gallery: Bad Friday Festival – Marrickville, Sydney (19.04.19)

April 22, 2019

The tenth anniversary edition of Bad Friday went off with a bang in Marrickville on Friday, with a lineup tailor made for lovers of Sydney’s local music scene, with some added international flair mixed through. Photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all of the highlights from the day.

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Live Review: Art of Fighting + Leo Mullins, Howler, Melbourne (11.04.19)

April 15, 2019

For what was a return to music after over a decade, Art of Fighting‘s live return on Thursday night was a low-key affair. Sporting a sold out crowd, the mid 2000’s outfit, brought Leo Mullins, along in support, with Mullins quickly garnering a crowd as excited to see them as they were the evening’s headliners. Leo Mullins […]

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Album of the Week: BATTS takes us on The Grand Tour, with a brilliant first release

April 12, 2019

For those fans of growing Melbourne artist BATTS, the news of an album release was a quiet relief. The Grand Tour, draped in the magic of the stars, portrays the singer-songwriter as an artist and person, creating a wonderful fusion album that evokes her powerful storytelling in different ways. As a concept, BATTS’ The Grand Tour […]

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Photo Gallery: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat‘s massive ‘Nobody’s Home’ national tour hit Melbourne’s Corner Hotel at the weekend for a run of four sold out shows. Support came from Basenji, Kota Banks and NYNE. Danny Hanssen brings us these photos from the night.

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Live Review: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat brought the party atmosphere to the Corner Hotel over the weekend with a run of four sold out shows in Melbourne, catering to both under-age fans and those over eighteen. The massive pop draw card brought with them a long list of talent on an expanded list of artists that displayed all the right […]

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Live Review: Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.03.19)

March 13, 2019

With the sun pelting down as you walked in, Download Festival was off to a hot one in Melbourne. Luca Brasi helped kick things off, with a set on one of the two main stages. I Prevail were an early highlight, too, as punters piled into the Flemington Racecourse. Eric Vanlerberghe’’s vocals punched through the air and drew a […]

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Live Review: Snail Mail + Major Leagues + Shaad – Estonian House, Melbourne (08.03.19)

March 11, 2019

There was a quiet excitement through the crowd as Shaad DJ’d through the opening half hour at Estonian House in Brunswick on Friday night. Obviously, there was something to look forward too with the final of two shows performed by band, Snail Mail beginning within the hour. Artist Lindsay Jordan has had a cult following […]

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Five shows not to miss at Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival

March 4, 2019

Spanning over the course of the next two weeks, from the third until the seventeenth, the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival is hosting some of the premier music acts from around the globe. With a long list of acts and activities, speakers and galleries to view spanning over such a long period, it can make it […]

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Live Review: The Internet + Baro – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (03.03.19)

March 4, 2019

The Internet, at Melbourne Zoo, closed out the week with some of the smoothest sounds going at their ‘Zoo Twilights’ concert. With a bubbling and excitable crowd, the evening couldn’t have gone better for the North American five-piece and their opener, Baro. Baro proved to be a great lead in for The Internet, with a juxtaposing sound […]

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Photo Gallery: The Delta Riggs + Tiny Little Houses + Bec Sandridge + Eliza and The Delusionals – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (01.03.19)

March 4, 2019

The Delta Riggs‘ finished off their ‘Unscramble Your Lids’ tour in Melbourne on Friday night, supported by a swath of growing Australian talents. Photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all the highlights.

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Photo Gallery: Hanson + The Million – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne (01.03.19)

March 4, 2019

Hanson were an audible treat at Melbourne Zoo during the early evening on Friday, helped along by their support act The Million. AU photographer Danny was there to bring us these highlights.

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Live Review: The Delta Riggs + Tiny Little Houses + Bec Sandridge + Eliza and The Delusionals – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (01.03.19)

March 4, 2019

Set alight with the classic Australian indie sound, Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom hosted a number of growing Australian bands on Friday night. There to celebrate the Melbourne outfit, The Delta Riggs on their ‘The Unscramble Your Lids’ tour, Eliza and The Delusionals, Bec Sandridge, and Tiny Little Houses were all present for the final show of […]

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Live Review: Kwame + Arno Faraji + Maya Hirasedo – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (23.02.19)

February 26, 2019

It was a late night for the Melbourne crowd who garnered the Northcote Social Club in large numbers on Saturday night, but it didn’t seem to put them off from turning out early for the opening acts. The evening’s first opener was Melbourne local and hip-hop/pop artist Maya Hirasedo. Her set was a stunning mixture […]

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Photo Gallery: The Cat Empire + The Meltdown – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (15.02.19)

February 18, 2019

Ever live favourites The Cat Empire hit up Melbourne Zoo for the first of three sold-out shows on Friday night. Joining them for this homecoming show were The Meltdown. Our photographer Danny brings us these photos from the night.

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + The Meltdown – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (15.02.19)

February 18, 2019

After a short run with the resident DJ, The Meltdown opened the evening’s affair, with a funk driven soul bias the multi-piece band a perfect thematic warm up for genre-vague Cat Empire. Their music was fun, but in a more muted way than what the Cat Empire provided, allowing for the crowd to ease into […]

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