Author: Tait McGregor

Interview: Tia Gostelow (AUS) on her impressive year ahead, her debut album and dream collabs.

February 15, 2019

Tia Gostelow is the epitome of “hard work pays off”. At just 19-years-old, the singer-songwriter has already secured numerous accolades that Aussie artists spend years chasing: currently six high-rotation songs on Triple J, their Feature Album of the Week and a Like A Version artist. She’s also snagged herself a worldwide publishing deal, been nominated for […]

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The Top 5: Tunes of Maroon 5

February 12, 2019

Maroon 5 has been a staple sound on commercial airwaves since ‘94. Despite the Internet’s divisive reactions to their recent Super Bowl 2019 halftime performance, there is no doubt that this band has played a pivotal part in shaping many musical upbringings. As a gesture of appreciation, we’ve dwindled down an extensive list of hits […]

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Live Review: George Ezra + Eves Karydas – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (31.01.19)

February 2, 2019

Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion was a chorus women and men alike, diving their voices down an octave as they tried to be one with the holistic round sound of George Ezra on Thursday night. Kicking off the sold-out evening was Brisbanite Eves Karydas, who’s had an impressive 12 months of climbing up the support act ladder. […]

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Interview: Xavier Rudd (AUS) chats Twilight at Taronga, Storm Boy and the world’s ego

January 21, 2019

Off the back of his seventh solo studio album, Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd is playing a few select dates across the country including two sets at ‘Twilight at Taronga’ – a picturesque harbour-backdrop amphitheatre surrounded by the chorus of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Ahead of his soon-to-be-sold-out shows, Xavier was able to chat about his newest album, his married […]

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Album Review: Cub Sport – Cub Sport by Cub Sport (2019 LP)

January 18, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, Cub Sport by Cub Sport is not a fragrance but boy if you could wear it, you would be at least double-dosing. The third studio album from this four-piece Brisbane band takes them to a new strength, solidifying their reputation of colossal sound evolution in each body of work they release. […]

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Live Review: Mahalia and Jack Gray captivate at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel

January 9, 2019

Fresh from the Falls and Field Day circuits, British artist Mahalia rocked a sold-out show at The Lansdowne Hotel on what could have otherwise been a quiet Monday night. Opening for her was Jack Gray: the combination of beachy waves, a silk shirt and old school boyish charm. The Sunshine Coast singer had the crowd […]

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Interview: Bede Kennedy of Castlecomer (AUS) talks launching in the States, Sydney’s lock out laws and Christmas plans

December 20, 2018

Sydney-bred band Castlecomer are turning up the heat in the US after their hit “Fire Alarm” landed the #6 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. The boys have broken their hectic American schedule to return home for the festive season and I was lucky enough to steal half an hour of lead singer Bede Kennedy’s […]

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

December 12, 2018

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like […]

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Live Review: Bhad Bhabie + DJ Busy – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Bhad Bhabie, otherwise known as Danielle Bregoli, otherwise known as “cashmeousiiiiide howboudat” girl, did not disappoint her tasteless brand as she played the Enmore Theatre stage. Opening act, DJ Busy, warmed up the crowd with well-known club tunes ranging from XXXTentacion to Cardi B. The tween audience was absolutely vibing it. In my opinion, the […]

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Live Review: King Princess + Clea + Paris – The Triffid, Brisbane (03.11.18)

November 4, 2018

King Princess has been bouncing from strength to strength since releasing her international hit “1950” in February. In anticipation of her debut album, the Brooklyn 19-year-old is in town to give Australian audiences their first sneak peak of what to expect. Drag queen Paris opened the night, dressed in a red sequin gown with large […]

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Album Review: Jess Glynne – Always In Between (2018 LP)

October 12, 2018

British pop sensation Jess Glynne has dropped her second studio album after teasing it on the airways with her singles “I’ll Be There” and “All I Am”. If you are a fan of those tunes, I can assure you you’ll be a fan of this album, Always In Between. I say this because the production of the […]

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Live Review: Kesha + Ben Abraham – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (10.10.18)

October 11, 2018

I’ll be honest. Walking in to a Kesha concert, my expectations were pretty low. However, I can say that this gig was WILD (and I’ve been to Miley Cyrus). Melbourne act Ben Abraham opened the night and although his style is unlike Kesha’s, the crowd fell in love. The singer-songwriter oozed a humble charm that […]

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