Music

Exclusive Premiere: Stephanie Penrose “Don’t Make It Easy” (2019)

June 19, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I’m already ready for Friday. Luckily we’ve got a great remedy to get you through Hump Day – an exclusive look at the latest single from Stephanie Penrose! “Don’t Make It Easy” is the second track from the Tamworth singer, who once dreamed of becoming an Olympic equestrian before […]

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Bonnaroo Day 4: Brandi Carlile’s set was so good, the Mayor gave her the keys to the freakin’ city

June 18, 2019

Sunday marked the end of Bonnaroo and the blistering heat and weathered faces of those in attendance made the freezing temps of day one seem like ages had passed. But the sun and lack of shade didn’t keep the thousands of fans from winding down Bonnaroo with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from American […]

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Sloan Peterson, Lola Scott and Pearl the Girl coming to the Oxford Art Factory

June 18, 2019

We are excited to have the Exclusive announcement today that three very exciting women in Sydney’s music scene are coming to the Oxford Art Factory on August 10th. Sloan Peterson is the headliner of this all-girl affair. She has been working on a new album and has recently released the catchy track Here. Sloan recently […]

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Live Review: Yeasayer take Erotic Reruns on the road in North America

June 18, 2019

On Saturday night, New York trio Yeasayer hit Toronto, Canada for the third date of their Erotic Reruns North American tour – celebrating the group’s fifth full length record of the same name. Along the ride for the first few weeks of this tour are Olympia based outfit Oh, Rose. The Washington quartet reeked of beauty; […]

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Track of the Day: All The Colours “Tear It Down” (2019)

June 18, 2019

All The Colours are barking into the latter half of 2019 with the lo-fi grumble of “Tear It Down”. The Melbourne trio’s penchant for injecting moody, rich textures into classic garage alt-rock is as vital as ever on this new single, which features a hefty list of credits having been produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris […]

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Interview: Tyne-James Organ (AUS) on his latest single, teasing his EP and his influences.

June 18, 2019

Tyne-James Organ is a Wollongong singer-songwriter who YouTube named as one of their ten ‘Artists To Watch’ for 2019. And rightfully so – this 22-year-old has been making waves online, amassing an impressive YouTube following from uploading stunning covers and collaborating with musicians Allday and Mallrat to name a few. Currently touring around the nation in […]

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Review: Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Gallery Rockin’ 2019 ft. Death Cab For Cutie + Tank and the Bangas + Phosphorescent + Mom Said No (16.06.19)

June 18, 2019

Out the front of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is held an annual concert series, “Rockin’ at the Knox”. With artists like Beck, Collective Soul and Hollerado playing the event in recent years, it attracts an eclectic lineup of performances to say the least. This year was no exception, with yesterday’s event […]

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Live Review: Polish Club + Dulcie + Approachable Members of Your Local Community – Manning Bar, Sydney (15.06.19)

June 18, 2019

There’d almost be nothing as satisfying for a band than releasing one of the year’s best releases to only follow it up with a sold out home town show just weeks later. For Sydney two piece Polish Club, this is exactly what they’ve managed to do in the past month. Playing to a loyal and […]

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Bonnaroo Day Three: It’s Kacey Musgraves’ world, we are all just living in it

June 17, 2019

If Bonnaroo is known for one thing it is that is has a little everything for everyone. Saturday was the prime example of what one day at Bonnaroo can be. On one stage you had the Grammy award-winning country superstar Kacey Musgraves who embodies everything about the Tennessee music spirit. On the other, you had […]

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Festival Photos: Barunga 2019 edition

June 17, 2019

This years edition of the Barunga Festival had as always a very strong lineup of First Nations musicians and close friends. As with the last couple of years Justine Clarke has worked with the local kids for their moment of fame on the main stage. This year with the aid of Serina Pech, they produced a […]

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Photo Gallery: Anna Calvi + Olympia – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (16.06.2019)

June 17, 2019

Anna Calvi played a scorching set at the Factory Theatre in Sydney last night. Her delivery and vocals were incredible, the guitar work inspiring with Anna absolutely shredding at times. As you would expect, most of the songs were off her latest album, Hunter, with a couple off One Breath (2013) and her self titled album […]

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Track of the Day: City Calm Down, “Stuck (On The Eastern)” (2019)

June 17, 2019

We’ve still got a couple of months to go before City Calm Down drop their third album, Television, and singles like “Stuck (On The Eastern)” aren’t making the wait any easier! Consisting of Jack Bourke (vocals), Sam Mullaly (keys), Jeremy Sonnenberg (bass) and Lee Armstrong (drums), 2019 sees a slight shift in direction for the […]

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Interview: Hatchie (AUS) on her upcoming album Keepsake, female friendships and writing sad songs

June 17, 2019

Brisbane singer-songwriter Hatchie released her debut EP Sugar & Spice in 2018 and is already back to follow it up with her debut album Keepsake, which is set for release on June 21st. Having just completed a string of sold-out tour dates along the Australian East Coast and with a whole slew of European and US gigs lined-up, it’s safe to […]

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Bonnaroo Day One & Two: Gambino shines while emerging acts take center stage

June 17, 2019

Something was very different about Bonnaroo 2019 as opposed to other years. Visible clouds were following festival goers around the concert grounds and campsites. These mists, usually are expected to be smoke billowing from people partaking in certain festival extracurriculars, but no, that was not the case this year. With temperatures dropping just shy of […]

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Photo Gallery: Alex Lahey + Stand Atlantic + Micra – Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.06.19)

June 16, 2019

Alex Lahey played to an adoring crowd at the Metro Theatre in Sydney last night. She is currently touring nationally her sophomore album ‘The Best of Luck Club’ which has just been released. Most of this album was played, and it was received by the crowd as if these were well-worn favourites. A cover of […]

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Album of the Week: Jordan Rakei’s Origin is an impressive blend of art, technology, politics and soul

June 14, 2019

London-based Australian musician Jordan Rakei has just dropped his new album, Origin, his third, and first since the release of Wallflower back in 2017.  Initially I came to this album on a bit of a whim, unfamiliar with Rakei’s past output, but drawn in by plaudits from the likes of Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin. […]

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Live Review: Sharon Van Etten + BATTS – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11.06.19)

June 14, 2019

If you’ve ever seen a performer such as Sharon Van Etten, you’d understand the term ‘smooth operator’. This was something that was seemingly obvious at Hamer Hall on Tuesday night as Sharon closed up the Australian leg of her Remind Me Tomorrow tour. Along for the ride was Melbourne’s vert own BATTS, who proved to […]

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Photo Gallery: Sharon Van Etten + BATTS – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11.06.19)

June 14, 2019

Sharon Van Etten was a wonderful addition to Melbourne’s nightlife this week as she closed her Australian tour alongside local artist BATTS. Danny brings us these shots from night.

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Track of the Day: Nérija “Riverfest” (2019)

June 14, 2019

Contemporary jazz septet Nérija have this week announced plans to release their debut album, Blume, on August 2nd. To coincide with the announcement they’ve also dropped a taste of the album, in the shape of “Riverfest”. “Riverfest” and Blume were recorded in London’s legendary Soup Studios and produced by Kwes. The group’s goal of the […]

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Guest Playlist: The songs that influenced Angharad Drake’s new single “Start Again”

June 14, 2019

This week has seen Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter and musician Angharad Drake drop her new single “Start Again”, her first since the release of her debut album Ghost in 2017, and since becoming a mother.  On “Start Again”, Drake has returned to a more stripped back style of making music, erring towards the intimate and natural. […]

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