Music

Live Review: Cog + Osaka Punch + The Omnific – The Triffid, Brisbane (14.02.19)

February 17, 2019

When Cog announced they were touring again, the hairs on my neck stood up. Having taken a break from touring nearly ten years ago, they’re thankfully back doing what they do best – music. On this tour, they’re also bringing a new album, Drawn Together, with them, the band’s first new music in ten years. A wave of […]

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Live Review: Cog + Osaka Punch + The Omnific, Max Watt’s Sydney (15.02.19)

February 16, 2019

Sydney’s Cog have remained incredibly active since returning from a six-year hiatus in 2016, finally releasing new music last year and launching into 2019 with new song Drawn Together. Taking the single on a national tour before heading to Europe, the three-piece played a completely packed Max Watt’s. Opener, Melbourne’s The Omnific surprised the early arrivers […]

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Aloe Blacc

Photo Gallery: Aloe Blacc + Hyclass – Festival Gardens, Perth (15.02.19)

February 16, 2019

Aloe Blacc and his awesome band put on an amazing performance which had the crowd at the Festival Gardens dancing and singing throughout the night to hits like “Brooklyn In The Summer”, “I Need a Dollar” and even throwing in a short rendition of John Farnham’s “You’re the Voice” during the set. Joining in on the fun […]

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Photo Gallery: Little May + RO + Elizabeth Fader – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (15.02.19)

February 16, 2019

It had been a long time coming, but Little May returned to Sydney for a headline gig on Friday night, with the venue being the Oxford Art Factory. On the cusp of their album being released, Blame My Body, a number of the new songs were showcased to an enthusiastic audience. 8 of the songs […]

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Album Review: Millencolin – SOS (2019 LP)

February 15, 2019

A lot has changed in the world over the past twenty-six years. The era circa 1992 was a completely different time. For one, both myself and Millencolin were in our infancy. Without listing all the other similarities between myself and the band (there aren’t any), it would remiss of me to not note how influential […]

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Track of the Day: Machine Age “Dust” (2019)

February 15, 2019

“Dust” is the new single from Brisbane experimental electronic rock artist Machine Age, and the first taste of their forthcoming debut album, Point of Departure, due for release later this year. Machine Age is the brainchild of Adrian Mauro. When Mauro was fifteen, his older brother passed away following a long battle with leukaemia, leaving Mauro to […]

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Album Review: The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time (2019 LP)

February 15, 2019

Walls play an integral part in The Twilight Sad’s aesthetic. Since their first release, the Scottish band has used everything in their arsenal to overwhelm listeners with a wall of sound; from Andy MacFarlane’s roaring guitars to accordions and fire extinguishers. Other walls came in the form of singer James Graham’s lyrics, where situations and […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Bearfoot “Luminate” (2019)

February 15, 2019

Ahead of the offical release next week we are pleased today to be premiering the new film clip for “Luminate”, the recent single from Sunny Coast’s resident roots band Bearfoot.  Released in November, “Luminate” is dedicated to the time the band spent at the eponymous music festival in New Zealand back in early 2017, and […]

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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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Track of the Day: Connie Constance “English Rose” (2019)

February 14, 2019

The title track off Connie Constance’s debut album, “English Rose” is a minimal reinterpretation of The Jam’s 1978 classic. Constance has traded the acoustic guitar for piano that is equally sombre, yet alluring when paired with her smooth and soulful voice that is beautifully an effortless catalyst to relaxation. “No matter where I roam, I will […]

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Photo Gallery: In The Round #014 Ft. Elska, Ayla, Steve Smyth & Tamma – The Vanguard, Sydney (12.02.19)

February 13, 2019

The fourteenth edition of In The Round was held last night at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney. It was a great combination of instruments and vocals in the unique and intimate setting which governs these shows. Elska from the Gold Coast was the curator of this edition. She plays the harps, employing loops and had […]

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An open letter to Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Liberals: This isn’t just a war on festivals. It’s a war on jobs, culture and common sense.

February 13, 2019

Over the last 13 years of being involved in the music industry wearing one hat or another, if I’ve learnt anything, it’s that this industry is full of the hardest workers of any I’ve ever come across. Roadies who sleep in hammocks in the scaffolding of a festival stage so they can pack down your […]

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Track of the Day: Kim Churchill “After The Sun” (2019)

February 13, 2019

It’s looking to be a big year ahead for Australian artist Kim Churchill, with four location-based EP’s set to be released across 2019 and 2020 that took the acclaimed singer/songwriter to Germany, Canada, Australia and the UK; with each EP written and recorded in their respective location. The first track to emerge from this project […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Bobby Alu “Other Side” (2019)

February 13, 2019

Ahead of its official release we’re super excited today to premiere the new music video for “Other Side”, the recent single from the ever delightful and chilled Bobby Alu. Released in November last year, the single is a fresh feel from the Byron Bay Uke strummer, drummer and singer, and the second taste from his […]

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Album of the Week: Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next (2019 LP)

February 13, 2019

Man, can a lot change in six months! When readying the release of last August’s Sweetener, Ariana Grande was arguably at what many would consider her peak.  The album was bathed in the then-glow of her whirlwind romance with SNL comedian Pete Davidson (he even got a song named after him), with the now-Grammy Award […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day Three – Lily Allen + Vera Blue + Yungblud + DZ Deathrays, White Hills,Tasmania (09.02.19)

February 13, 2019

The final day of Party In The Paddock was a special one, not only were there many amazing international artists to grace Tasmania for the first time, but the inclusion of a magical moment within Yungblud’s set made this year’s Party In The Paddock something the attendees will not soon forget. This, coupled with the […]

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Win a double pass to Ultra Australia in Sydney or Melbourne featuring Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and more

February 13, 2019

The iconic dance festival Ultra is making its official debut on our shores later this month, following the “Road to Ultra” event in Melbourne in 2018. This year, the event dubbed Ultra Australia will be hitting Melbourne and Sydney on February 23rd and 24th, respectively. The event will feature the likes of Adam Beyer, Marshmello, […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Footscray Park, Melbourne (09.02.19)

February 13, 2019

Enjoy this photographic look back at all the action from St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in its new home of Footscray Park in Melbourne over the weekend. Photos by Rebecca Houlden.

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Track of the Day: Patrick James “Up” (2019)

February 12, 2019

Acclaimed Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James is back with a new single, an EP on its way, and an intimate East Coast tour. All in the next couple of months. “Up”, a delightful piano driven anthem, is the first taste of the new EP What We’re Fighting For, which is set for release early next month. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Paddy Cakes “Depressing All” (2019)

February 12, 2019

Today we’re stoked to premiere the new single from Melbourne rockers The Paddy Cakes ahead of its official release on Thursday.  Recorded and produced by Dylan Adams (DMA’s, Skeggs, West Thebarton), “Depressing All” is all set to play a part in the quartet’s forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release on Friday March 22nd.  […]

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