Music

Five Aussie acts set to make waves at SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas

October 19, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas, and is the number one hot spot for eyeing down your fav new artists. Mixed with a bunch of industry legends and newbies from around the world, artists perform in front of industry professionals, media and fans at venues ranging from […]

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Track of the Day: Akouo “So Long” (2018)

October 19, 2018

Tasmanian producer Akouo has followed up last year’s incredible “Feel That” (featuring Montaigne) and his recent collaboration with LANKS (the dreamy “Yours”) with head-nodding new track “So Long” co-written by and featuring friend and vocalist Janeva. Seamlessly blending electronic production with his Akouo’s background in underground hip hop, the track is a festival-ready banger that […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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Track of the Day: Leonie Kingdom “So Much More” (2018)

October 18, 2018

A fragile and beautiful track, Hervey Bay artist Leonie Kingdom has dropped the latest song “So Much More” from her debut EP Night Terrors. A song about learning from mistakes and life experiences, learning and growing along the way, the delicately performed song reminds listeners that there is light beyond the darkness and so much […]

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Album Review: Moaning Lisa – Do You Know Enough? (2018 EP)

October 18, 2018

Canberra alt-rockers Moaning Lisa are back with Do You Know Enough?, a collection of love, heartbreak and reinvention that explores the journey of a queer girl manoeuvring her way through the ups and downs of her early twenties. The product of four music graduates, Moaning Lisa found their purpose in making loud noises together, operating on the […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Graham The Grand “Go” (2018)

October 18, 2018

Singer, songwriter and producer Graham The Grand returns with new single “Go” off his debut project I Don’t Know Why I Feel The Way I Do. The track, available October 19th, is down tempo and melancholic, filled with nostalgia and reflection on Graham’s own experiences. Moving to Melbourne from his hometown in Brisbane to pursue his […]

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Album Review: Total Giovanni – Euphoria (2018 LP)

October 17, 2018

If you aren’t already listening to Total Giovanni, you definitely should be. Following the release of their recent single “Comes in Waves”, the Melbourne group are finally releasing their debut album Euphoria, on Friday. With their music described as “Paradise Garage meets Madchester on the shores of the Mediterranean,” Euphoria is bound to take Australia by storm. Emerging out […]

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Track of the Day: Allan Rayman “Rose” (2018)

October 17, 2018

Singer-Songwriter, and oft-dubbed “most mysterious man in music”, Allan Rayman has recently dropped a new single. “Rose” is the first taste from Rayman’s forthcoming album, Harry Hard-On, which is set for release on November 16th.  Rayman, now based in Toronto, remains something of an enigma. He rarely grants interviews, his social media presence is minimal […]

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Album of the Week: Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018 LP) is an ode to 70s rock

October 17, 2018

Topping the US Rock Charts for not one, but five consecutive weeks, opening for Bob Seger, winning the Loudwire music awards, playing sold out shows across the globe and gaining acclaim from namely artists like Elton John before even releasing an album. May I introduce Greta Van Fleet, the Michigan Rock outfit that mixed up […]

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Track of the Day: Hudson Thames “Last Call” (2018)

October 16, 2018

Catchy, vibrant and with a chorus that’ll have you singing at the top of your lungs, Hudson Thames‘ new single, “Last Call”, is the contemporary pop anthem that everyone has been waiting for. With a Billy Joel-esque piano intro dripping in nostalgia, friendship and darn good times, this song will have you reaching for a […]

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Interview: Ahren Stringer from the Amity Affliction talks new album Misery and gets nostalgic

October 16, 2018

Back in August, The Amity Affliction released their new album Misery, which saw them claim their fourth #1 album on the ARIA charts. Bassist/Vocalist Ahren Stringer sat down with Josh Champion from the AU to look back on the release. You guys have a rep for hitting the tough issues front on, but this is particularly […]

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Track of the Day: Ducks! “Pinprick In” (2018)

October 15, 2018

Berlin based electronic duo Ducks! Have released new single, “Pinprick In”, their third from their forthcoming new album. Formed in 2014, Ducks! are the brainchild of singer-songwriter Lani Bagley, and the ARIA award-winning producer Craig Schuftan. The duo released their debut album Ding Ding Ding in 2016, which went on to be longlisted for the Australian […]

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Live Review: Olympia + Felicity Groom + Noah Dillon – Mojos, Fremantle (11.10.18)

October 14, 2018

Fresh from a touring in the UK, Melbourne’s Olympia hit Fremantle, and the West Coast, on Thursday kicking off a run of shows around the country. Joining Olympia on the night were locals Noah Dillon and Felicity Groom. Noah Dillon kicked off the evening strongly. Backed by a the standard trio of drums, bass and […]

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Photo Gallery and Live Review: Kesha – ICC Sydney Theatre (11.10.18)

October 13, 2018

I’ve been looking forward to Kesha‘s Rainbow Tour ever since it was announced, and from the moment the stage lit up with Kesha making one hell of an entrance through an alien spaceship, there was absolutely no doubt that this would be an insane night of weird, whacky and wonderful fun. And as if that […]

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Track of the Day: Harvey Sutherland feat. Nubya Garcia “Amethyst” (2018)

October 12, 2018

Melbourne producer Harvey Sutherland today dropped his new single “Amethyst”, a jazz infused broken beat transcontinental odyssey featuring London-based saxophonist Nubya Garcia and drummer Kahlil Memphis. “Amethyst” is another step in what is an already unpredictable career from Harvey Sutherland. Whilst the producer, DJ and funk synthesist may have made a name for himself amidst […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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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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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: 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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Track of the Day: Me And My Friends “High As The Sun” (2018)

October 11, 2018

Ahead of the release of their new record Look Up later in the year, UK quintet Me And My Friends have given us a taste of what to expect with the release of their new single: “High As The Sun”. Me and My Friends take their cues from an eclectic range of influences, drawing inspiration from Ghanian highlife, afrobeat, […]

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