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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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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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Exclusive Single Premiere: Archy Stranger “Home” (2019)

June 13, 2019

Melbourne producer and vocalist Archy Stranger drops his new single, his second for the year, tomorrow. Ahead of tomorrow’s official release date we’re stoked to bring you this exclusive first listen of his latest indie pop gem: “Home”. Some of you will already be familiar with the name Archy Stranger through his work as session […]

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Guest Playlist: Sydney-based artist BOLEYN shares the queer and LGBT+ artists dominating his playlists

June 13, 2019

Sydney-based queer-pop artist BOLEYN dropped his sophomore single, “Re: 21”, yesterday. Produced and mixed by Clockwork Odyssey at their studios in Kings Cross, the single sees BOLEYN challenging the generalisations that surround life in your twenties, with each of the verses dealing with a specific anxiety: alcohol, mental health, drugs, the hook-up culture and more. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Tully John & Liza-Jane “Embers” (2019)

June 12, 2019

Gold Coast duo Tully John & Liza-Jane are going to be dropping their latest slice of pop-folk tomorrow. Ahead of its official release the duo have kindly allowed us to bring you all this early pre-release taste of new single, “Embers”.  As I’m sure you’ll all agree, it’s a beauty. Delicately layered and with an […]

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Track by Track: Gold Coast rockers Radolescent take us through their debut album Prehab

June 3, 2019

Last week saw Gold Coast larrikins and punk rockers, Radolescent drop their debut album, Prehab. Recorded at Queensland’s Blind Boy Studios, with Mark Duckworth and Brad Hoskings on production duties, the album has the band reflecting on everything from drug culture to mental health issues on the Gold Coast.  It’s an album that explores, and […]

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Going to Bonnaroo? Here’s Five Things First Time Bonnarooers Must Know

May 29, 2019

So your tickets are purchased and you have practiced putting up your tent so you don’t look like an idiot? Great! You might think you are ready for Bonnaroo, but not so fast. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is one of the greatest music festivals in the world and in a crowded field of American […]

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Guest Playlist: Sydney artist East Denistone’s favourite tracks of 2019 (so far)

May 22, 2019

Earlier this month Sydney singer-songwriter East Denistone dropped his new single “River”, his second for the year, and a fitting continuation of the indie sounds presented on its predecessor “Amongst Taller Trees”.  From its dramatic and evocative prelude through to its conclusion, “River” aptly displays the Sydney artist’s rich lyricism and commanding and strong vocal […]

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Guest Playlist: The songs that influenced Oly Sherman’s new single “Bones”

May 16, 2019

Last week saw Sydney indie folk singer-songwriter Oly Sherman drop his captivating new single,  “Bones”. Produced by Sherman, alongside Daniel Natoli (Once Around Saturn, Georgia Eyes), the single is well positioned to capitalise on the recent resurgence of indie folk in Australia; a resurgence spearheaded by the likes of Ziggy Alberts, Matt Corby, Riley Pearce and others.  Bright […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Crystal Cities “Under the Cold Light of the Moon” (2019)

May 16, 2019

Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed first EP, Who’s Gonna Save Us Now, Sydney dream rockers Crystal Cities are back with a new single, “Under the Cold Light of the Moon”, the lead single and title track off their forthcoming debut album. Today, we’re stoked to bring you an exclusive first […]

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The 10 Greatest Discoveries at The Great Escape 2019

May 14, 2019

The Great Escape has come and gone once again in Brighton, showcasing some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming acts, alongside established stars who once were emerging acts at TGE themselves: Foals, Lewis Capaldi, surprise act Shame and even Australia’s own Confidence Man who attracted some of the biggest lines of the week. But ultimately it’s […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Eden Mulholland “How Am I Lonely” (2019)

May 10, 2019

Last week, New Zealand singer-songwriter, composer and collaborator Eden Mulholland dropped new single “How Am I Lonely”. Now, this week we’re pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying music video.  The video is comprised of live footage from the 2019 Auckland Fringe Festival show Movement of the Human, where Mulholland was involved […]

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Tour Diary: Singer-songwriter Jade Bird (UK) takes us behind the scenes of her recent US tour

May 8, 2019

Over the last couple of years, London-based singer-songwriter Jade Bird, has enjoyed something of a breakthrough. Within the last twelve months alone she has found herself on several end of year Best of round-ups, was selected for the BBC Sound of 2018 and won the 2018 Grulke Prize for developing non-US act at SXSW. She’s […]

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9 acts from 7 countries not to miss at The Great Escape 2019

May 8, 2019

Kicking off this Thursday in Brighton, England, this year’s Great Escape comes with an added bonus for fans of Australian music: Australia is the focus country for the 2019 festival, with some 30 Aussie artists hitting stages around the coastal city. But it’s not the only country with incredible music to show off. Here’s 9 […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Flowers “Truly Madly Sleepy” (2019)

May 8, 2019

Ahead of its official release tomorrow, today we’re excited to bring an exclusive first look at “Truly Madly Sleepy”, the debut single from indie rockers The Flowers. With lyrics inspired by “a years worth of travelling around, suffering from chronic jet lag and unrequited affection”, the band have dropped a great slice of indie rock, that […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Hope D “Swim” (2019)

May 7, 2019

This morning we’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of “Swim”, the new single from Brisbane singer-songwriter Hope D. The single, which will appear on the songwriter’s forthcoming debut EP is an empowering anthem for the disenfranchised within our society. According to Hope D, the track “tells the brutally honest story of the internal […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Tobias Hengeveld “Separation Street” (2019)

May 6, 2019

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tobias Hengeveld today releases Naughts & Ones, his anticipated third solo album. Coinciding with this release, we’re stoked this morning to bring you an exclusive first look at the accompanying visuals for ‘Separation Street’, the third single lifted from the completed album.  Directed and cut by Mark Murray, and shot by Adrian Harrold […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Angus Dawson “Ngurra” [Acoustic] (2019)

May 3, 2019

Last month, WA producer and singer-songwriter Angus Dawson released “Ngurra”, a poignant and introspective single born out of his experiences working with Western Australia’s remote Indigenous communities. Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive first look at an acoustic live performance clip Dawson has put together for the single – it’s utterly beautiful stuff! […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Wahoo Ghost “She Wolf” (2019)

May 1, 2019

Sydney based trio Wahoo Ghost have just released their album The Eighth Door, and we’re stoked to be hosting the exclusive premiere of the video for the gorgeously bluesy opener, “She Wolf”. Wahoo Ghost consists of Charli Rainford (vocals/guitar/percussion), Rob Crow (guitar, bass, piano, producer), and Jarvis Woolley (drums). The band draws on a huge […]

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Interview: The Veils’ Finn Andrews (NZ) unveils his debut solo album

April 30, 2019

The Veils’ frontman Finn Andrews is in a “rickety little house” in Auckland, New Zealand. “There was a storm last night and the whole thing nearly blew over,” he says. It’s the city where he first formed The Veils as a teenager, but now he has returned home a different person after spending over a […]

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