Author: Tait McGregor

Interview: LANY (USA) on Malibu Nights, their world tour and heartbreak

June 12, 2019

American indie-pop sensations LANY are heading to Australian and New Zealand shores next month as part of their mammoth Malibu Nights tour. Spanning 80+ dates from Russia to Indonesia, this three-piece band are enjoying a non-stop year touring their highly successful sophomore album and we can’t wait to see them in July. We stole a couple of minutes of […]

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Interview: Mansionair (AUS) on their Australian tour, Shadowboxer and touring with Carly Rae Jepsen

June 6, 2019

Mansionair cracked the music market with their song ‘Hold Me Down’ in 2015 but took a few years to treat fans their debut album Shadowboxer. Now currently touring the album globally and penning the next, this Grammy-nominated Sydney-born indie electronic trio are only a few steps away from world domination. We got the chance to catch […]

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Interview: Jack Gray (AUS) on his debut EP Nights Like This, his bromance with Dean Lewis and Mackay

May 30, 2019

Hailing from Mackay, Jack Gray is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter about to drop his first EP Nights Like This. This entirely self-produced body of work is a testament to his talent as a multi-instrumentalist with a voice that would slot right into a track from The 1975. With a nostalgia-driven combination of electronic production and a […]

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Why Vanfest sets the bar high for regional festivals

May 28, 2019

Vanfest has drawn to a close for another year, proving itself as one of the best regional festivals Australia has to offer. Taking place in Forbes, a five-hour drive west of Sydney, the festival is a hike to get to but well worth the effort. This year, the line-up included some of Australia’s finest talent […]

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Live Review: Ruel + Genesis Owusu – Sydney Opera House (16.05.19)

May 20, 2019

Pure pandemonium took over the Sydney Opera House on Thursday when sixteen-year-old pop protégé Ruel graced the stage. The electricity of nervous girls was reminiscent of the One Direction Up All Night concert tour when the boy band first blessed Australian shores. Needless to say, Ruel’s trajectory is looking to be a similar superstardom with […]

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Interview: KIAN (AUS) on writing songs at a young age, working with Baker Boy and his latest EP

May 15, 2019

Kian Brownfield had already begun making a name for himself before entering the Triple J Unearthed High competition in 2018. He’d featured on a track with Baker Boy, landing a spot in the Hottest 100 and appeared at his Splendour In The Grass set. However, the sixteen-year-old is now a solo artist in his own right, […]

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Interview: Vanessa Amorosi (AUS) on growing up in the spotlight, her music hiatus, motherhood and her return.

May 6, 2019

Australian pop icon, Vanessa Amorosi, was launched into fame as a teenager with her debut album, The Power, which featured hits such as “Have A Look” and “Absolutely Everybody”. After a decade in the spotlight, Vanessa took a music hiatus to Los Angeles where she worked tirelessly breaking into a new gospel scene, starting a family and […]

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Interview: Alex Lahey (AUS) on her new album The Best of Luck Club, touring life, music producing and collaborating.

May 2, 2019

Alex Lahey was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 ARIAs, after her debut studio album I Love You Like A Brother reached the number 15 spot on the Album Charts. The Melbourne-local is following up her phenomenal success with her next studio album, The Best of Luck Club, which is described as an […]

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Bad Friday Interview: Lime Cordiale (AUS) chat Lime Bikes, creating a festival and hitting the road

May 1, 2019

Sydney-band Lime Cordiale have just treated their Aussie fans to an epic regional tour, topping it all off with a performance at Bad Friday over the Easter long weekend. With their own festival The Squeeze and a European tour on the horizon, we caught up with them to get the low-down on their busy lives. Check out the chat […]

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Bad Friday Interview: Haiku Hands (AUS) on their collective’s creation and their upcoming album

April 30, 2019

Haiku Hands almost set the stage alight with their fiery energy at Bad Friday Festival. The Sydney-Melbourne collective is most well-known for their infectiously tireless performances filled with fun choreography and an array of masks. We got to catch up with them after their packed-out set to talk about how these artists came together to create Haiku Hands […]

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Interview: Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music (AUS) talks Spin Off Festival, Good Mood and a decade as a band.

April 29, 2019

Brisbane band Ball Park Music dropped their fifth studio album Good Mood last year, peaking at number five on the ARIA Australian Albums Charts. The band is back on the road and hitting up Spin Off Festival with the likes of Childish Gambino, Wolf Alice, Mallrat, Ocean Alley and more, for what should be an epic day in Adelaide. We got to catch […]

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Bad Friday Interview: Holiday Sidewinder (AUS) talks the importance of small festivals and her new single

April 29, 2019

Sydney singer-songwriter, musician and producer Holiday Sidewinder is officially back in Australia following a long London stint, opening the action at the tenth anniversary edition of Bad Friday Festival, which took place in Marrickville at the start of the Easter Long Weekend. We caught up with the indie-pop artist on the day to chat about […]

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Live Review: Bad Friday Festival proves how vital local festivals are to the music industry

April 22, 2019

Marrickville was turned into a grungy experimental boombox as Bad Friday Festival rolled in. The annual event held each Easter Good Friday was celebrating its 10th anniversary with a killer line-up featuring The Avalanches, DMA’s, Jungle, DZ Deathrays and more. But, importantly in a time where the political climate of live music festivals is souring, […]

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Interview: BROODS (NZ) on their North American tour, family bands and VANFEST.

April 12, 2019

New Zealand brother and sister duo, BROODS, have been jumping from strength to strength since releasing “Bridges” in 2014. Since then, they’ve supported the tours of international superstars such as Taylor Swift, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; collaborated with the likes of Lorde and Tove Lo; and have won numerous ARIA and NZMA awards. This year, their single, […]

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Interview: Mallrat (AUS) on inspiring fans, her Australian tour, and VANFEST

April 12, 2019

Grace Shaw, a.k.a. Mallrat, is in the middle of a sold-out Australian tour, only to continue her sprint straight into VANFEST in May. At twenty years old, she’s taken the Australian hip-hop scene by storm, garnering international fans such as Chloë Grace Moretz, Brooklyn Beckham, Lorde and Zane Lowe. We managed to steal a few minutes […]

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Interview: Aloe Blacc (USA) on his latest single, creating a Christmas album and spending his Dollar.

April 11, 2019

Aloe Blacc is on a mission to inspire positivity around the globe. The Grammy-nominated artist uses his upbeat tracks to “be the light” in the world and his latest single with Mathieu Koss, “Never Growing Up”, is no exception. Celebrating it’s release, Aloe gave us a glimpse into it’s creation and the other works that he has […]

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Interview: Eves Karydas (AUS) talks VANFEST, synaesthesia and working on her new album.

April 8, 2019

Eves Karydas has been taking the Australian indie-pop world by storm since re-emerging on to the scene in 2017. In the past year alone, she’s dropped her debut studio album summerskin, supported the likes of Dua Lipa and Cub Sport, and garnered national and international praise for tracks such as “Damn Loyal”, “Couch” and “Further Than The Planes Fly”. […]

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Live Review: Anne-Marie + GLADES – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (31.03.19)

April 2, 2019

An assemblage of scrunchies and cheerleader bows spilled into Sydney’s Enmore Theatre for what was many young Anne-Marie fans’ first ever concert. The tweens filled the venue with high shrills and shrieks, waiting in anticipation for their UK pop princess. Warming up the sold-out night was Sydney-export GLADES, with lead singer Karina Wykes dressed in […]

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Festival Review: Wine Machine proves a long and deflating day in the Hunter Valley

March 25, 2019

After a drizzly week in Sydney, the skies miraculously cleared for a radiant Wine Machine day at the Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley. Little did upbeat punters know, Mother Nature was planning to absolutely blindside them with a literal show-stopping electrical storm in the evening to come. Hold on to your ponchos because this […]

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Interview: Sean Caskey of Last Dinosaurs (AUS) talks living in Japan, a language faux pas and touring the world.

March 11, 2019

Brisbane-band Last Dinosaurs are back on the road to tour their third studio album, Yumeno Garden, around the country. With a US and Asia tour also on the horizon, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Sean Caskey gave up some of his precious time to talk with us about the creation of the album, his experience living abroad […]

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