Author: Daniel Hanssen

Live Review: The Wombats gets the crowd singing in Melbourne with Eves Karydas

November 22, 2018

Eleven years after their initial album A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, The Wombats have been at it again. Their 2018 release, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life was a great addition to the band’s catalogue, touring it alongside their appearance at Splendour In The Grass. Yet, these tours were not enough for one of […]

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Live Review: Baker Boy + Dallas Woods + Kalea – Howler, Melbourne (17.11.18)

November 20, 2018

It was an evening of fun in Brunswick as Baker Boy brought the excitement to The Howler, along with two wonderful openers in Kalea and Dallas Woods. Baker Boy’s spirit was electric and was quickly transferred into the assembled crowd, making the night even more pumped. The night opened with the smooth vocalisations of New […]

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Live Review: Thundamentals + Ziggy Ramo + Billy Davis & The Good Lords + Jesswar – The Forum, Melbourne (10.11.18)

November 12, 2018

Thundamentals were here to not just bring the music over the weekend, but support it to, as the hip-hop trio hailing from the Blue Mountains – Tuka, Jeswon and Morgs – brought along Australian hip-hop legends of the future to open the celebrations of their I Love Songs album at The Forum in Melbourne. The […]

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Photo Gallery: Thundamentals + Ziggy Ramo + Billy Davis & the Good Lords + Jesswar – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (10.11.18)

November 12, 2018

Tuka, Jeswon and Morgs – aka Thundamentals – brought along Australian hip-hop legends of the future – Ziggy Ramo, Billy Davis & the Good Lords and Jesswar – to open the celebrations of their I Love Songs album tour at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday night. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us these photos […]

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Live Review: The Pierce Brothers and Garrett Kato deliver a stellar night of music at The Forum

November 12, 2018

Friday night gave Melbourne a taste of their own son’s music as buskers-turned-indie-folk success duo the Pierce Brothers rocked the Forum Theatre, showcasing their recently released album Atlas Shoulders. Joining the duo on tour was their backing band and opener Garrett Kato, who put in a stellar performance to kick off the duo’s home show. Opening with […]

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Photo Gallery: Pierce Brothers + Garrett Kato – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne (09.11.18)

November 12, 2018

Friday night gave Melbourne a taste of their own son’s music as buskers turned indie-folk success duo, The Pierce Brothers, rocked the Forum Theatre showcasing their recently released album Atlas Shoulders. Joining the duo on tour was their backing band and opener, Garrett Kato, who put in a stellar performance to kick off the duo’s […]

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Photo Gallery: Bootleg Rascal + The Moving Stills + Zac Slater – Howler, Melbourne (05.11.18)

November 9, 2018

Bootleg Rascal came out firing on Monday night at the Howler, showcasing their newest album Anònimo. Along for the ride were blossoming RnB artist Zac Slater and Alternative pop rock band, The Moving Stills. Daniel Hanssen was ther eand brings us these photos from the night:

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Live Review: Bootleg Rascal + The Moving Stills + Zac Slater – Howler, Melbourne (05.11.18)

November 8, 2018

Bootleg Rascal came out firing on Monday night at the Howler, showcasing their newest album Anònimo. Along for the ride were blossoming RnB artist Zac Slater and Alternative pop rock band, The Moving Stills. Beginning with some emotion and passion, Zac Slater opened the evening. The man and his guitar were impassioned and his short […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths kick off record breaking 8 show run in Melbourne with epic set

October 31, 2018

It was always going to be a special night in Melbourne as Gang Of Youths returned to the city to grace the stage of the Forum Theatre for the opening night of their long string of tour dates across the country. The band, just returning from the US opening for the Foo Fighters, were happy […]

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Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + Charlie Collins – The Forum, Melbourne (28.10.18)

October 31, 2018

Fresh from their tour with the Foo Fighters around the USA, the Gang of Youths are back home, and embarking on their biggest tour ever – kicking things off with a record breaking 8 show stint at The Forum in Melbourne – the biggest run the venue has ever seen. The venue even commissioned a […]

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Live Review: Darren Middleton + Ashley Naylor + Taylah Carroll – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (26.10.18)

October 30, 2018

Much like how actors and actresses have trouble getting out of a typecast roles, musicians are often unable to get out from under the music of their previous bands. This is especially true for artists who have been involved in massive bands, bands say for example, like Powderfinger. Yet, Darren Middleton is one artist who […]

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Live Review: Hellions deliver an unforgettable night in Melbourne as they launch Rue

October 28, 2018

It was only a week or so ago that their latest album Rue was released, and already the pillar of modern Australian punk that is Hellions have hit the road, playing three intimate album release shows along the East Coast this last week. Melbourne was a major stop on the tour, and the packed out band room […]

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Photo Gallery: Hellions – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (24.10.18)

October 27, 2018

Hellions played a blockbuster show during the week in Melbourne, as they ran towards the finish line for their Rue album tour. Daniel Hanssen was at the show and brings us these photos:

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Album of the Week: The Pierce Brothers’ Atlas Shoulders (2018 LP) is the summer album we deserve

October 24, 2018

Over the years, The Pierce Brothers have become a centrepiece of Blues, Folk and Roots within the Australian music-scape. From their start as Melbourne street buskers, the brothers’ relentless push to hone their own talents and musical abilities have driven them overseas, with landmark tours around the Europe and UK. This has also coincided with […]

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Live Review: Trophy Eyes and friends close a memorable tour with flair and style in Melbourne

October 23, 2018

It was a big night for any music loving Melbournian on Saturday as Trophy Eyes completed their national tour for the release of their The American Dream album. The band, who have been in the middle of a genre shift over the course of the past couple of years seemed to have completed it through […]

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Photo Gallery: Trophy Eyes + Dear Seattle + Maddy Jane + STUMPS – The Forum, Melbourne (20.10.18)

October 23, 2018

Trophy Eyes were supported by Dear Seattle, Maddy Jane and STUMPS at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday as they closed our their The American Dream tour. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us these photos from the night:  

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Album Review: Bootleg Rascal’s Anónimo (2018 LP) expertly blends genres to show off a band at the top of their game

October 11, 2018

Bootleg Rascal have done it again, releasing a phenomenal album, worth wasting away the hours relaxing too. Anónimo, their second LP, continues the band’s growth, keeping the signature sounds, covering a range of genres whilst also adding in some subtle new sounds to keep it as fresh as their vibes require. The ten song album covers everything […]

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Live Review: Lost Picnic’s Melbourne debut sizzled with great weather & a fun family atmosphere

October 10, 2018

The first iteration of Lost Picnic in Melbourne was greeted by a sunny day throughout Sunday afternoon in Flemington. The festival, cultivated around the idea of a loungey picnic with friends, good music and tasty food, would have been seen as a veritable success as thousands poured through the gates to enjoy the day. The […]

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Photo Gallery: Lost Picnic ft. Tash Sultana + Meg Mac and more – The Nursery at Flemington, Melbourne (07.10.18)

October 10, 2018

The first ever Melbourne Lost Picnic was held at The Nursery at Flemington on October 7th, featuring the likes of Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Big Words and the Hot Potato Band. Daniel Hanssen was there and brings us back these photos. And don’t miss the next event on 13th October in Sydney’s Domain! For […]

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Live Review: Lakyn’s new EP impresses at the Northcote Social Club with Charlie Threads

October 8, 2018

Thursday night welcomed the poignant music work of Laykn to the Northcote Social Club, the last stop on his &Pains EP tour down the East Coast of Australia. He was joined by RnB/Hip Hop artist Charlie Threads who pumped the crowd up before Laykn hit the stage. Charlie Threads brought an interesting tone to the […]

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