Author: Daniel Hanssen

Photo Gallery: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 10, 2019

Seth Sentry pumped up his home crowd at the Croxton Bandroom alongside Odd Sox and Birdz over the weekend, seeing the rapper back at it was a treat, with his attitude and wit as sharp as ever.

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Album Review: Emotions flow freely as Meg Mac gives us all a little bit of Hope

June 7, 2019

Hope can be a genuinely hard thing to find these days, but can often be found in the places we don’t think to look. Meg Mac’s new album offers us a quiet moment of hopeful reflection, and also brings with it a gentle reminder of her vocal and lyrical talent. Recently coming off the end of […]

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Album Review: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets take you on a trip with And Now For The Whatchamacallit

May 31, 2019

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (PPC) walk a delicate line between some of the magnates of their genre, eliciting the Australian sounds of Tame Impala and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, while creating an unshakable reverence to early psychedelic king, Jimi Hendrix. And Now For The Whatchamacallit is a further exploration of this while allowing PPC […]

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Live Review: Crooked Colours + Nyxen + Kayex – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (25.05.19)

May 27, 2019

If Langata, Crooked Colours’ sophomore album was enough to get the dance juices pumping in your system, then their live performance of the album would have almost sent a person over the edge. The night opened with Sydney via Perth duo, Kayex. Their raucous brand of electronica was not lost on the burgeoning crowd, as slowly […]

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Photo Gallery: Crooked Colours + Nyxen + Kayex – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (25.05.19)

May 27, 2019

Crooked Colours were a visual and musical masterpiece at the Forum over the weekend, producing some of the best electronica that’s been up on the stage. Danny brings us these photos from the night.

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Album Review: Crooked Colours’ LP Langata bridges the magic of Vera with new flair

May 17, 2019

Since Crooked Colours‘ release of Vera back in 2017, the trio has become something of a ‘tour de force’ within Australia’s production scene. Vera, built around a profound introduction of their sound, was the perfect launching pad for the group; with outstanding singles such as “Come Back To You”, “Vera” and “I Hope You Get It” […]

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Photo Gallery: Ruel + Genesis Owusu – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (08.05.19)

May 14, 2019

Ruel put on two memorable shows, both to mammoth sold out crowds, at the Forum Theatre on the Melbourne swing of his current tour celebrating the release of his latest single, “Painkiller”.

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Album Review: Kim Churchill’s I Am (2019 EP) finds the brilliant balance between the warmth of summer and life

May 13, 2019

Even a week after the release of Kim Churchill’s new EP I Am, I still have positive, yet complicated, feelings about an EP that has provided me with a little solace in a life that has recently taken a turn for the busier. I’ve particularly enjoyed the juxtaposed nature of the collection, with its moments […]

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Photo Gallery: AURORA + Tones And I – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (03.05.19)

May 7, 2019

AURORA, the genuine article, graced the stage of The Forum, stopping in as part of her Groovin’ The Moo tour and managed to enthral the crowd for well over an hour. She captivated the audience through her whimsy, awkward humour, but most of all her voice, with “The Seed”, “Animal” and her closer “Queendom” all highlighting […]

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Photo Gallery: MØ + Duckworth – 170 Russell, Melbourne (02.05.19)

May 7, 2019

MØ and Duckworth put on a worthy sideshow in Melbourne as part of their Groovin’ The Moo tour, complete with each artist’s most popular tracks and a dance pit that would make the hardiest of DJ’s jealous.

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Photo Gallery: Bad Friday Festival – Marrickville, Sydney (19.04.19)

April 22, 2019

The tenth anniversary edition of Bad Friday went off with a bang in Marrickville on Friday, with a lineup tailor made for lovers of Sydney’s local music scene, with some added international flair mixed through. Photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all of the highlights from the day.

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Live Review: Art of Fighting + Leo Mullins, Howler, Melbourne (11.04.19)

April 15, 2019

For what was a return to music after over a decade, Art of Fighting‘s live return on Thursday night was a low-key affair. Sporting a sold out crowd, the mid 2000’s outfit, brought Leo Mullins, along in support, with Mullins quickly garnering a crowd as excited to see them as they were the evening’s headliners. Leo Mullins […]

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Album of the Week: BATTS takes us on The Grand Tour, with a brilliant first release

April 12, 2019

For those fans of growing Melbourne artist BATTS, the news of an album release was a quiet relief. The Grand Tour, draped in the magic of the stars, portrays the singer-songwriter as an artist and person, creating a wonderful fusion album that evokes her powerful storytelling in different ways. As a concept, BATTS’ The Grand Tour […]

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Photo Gallery: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat‘s massive ‘Nobody’s Home’ national tour hit Melbourne’s Corner Hotel at the weekend for a run of four sold out shows. Support came from Basenji, Kota Banks and NYNE. Danny Hanssen brings us these photos from the night.

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Live Review: Mallrat + Basenji + Kota Banks + NYNE – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (06.04.19)

April 9, 2019

Mallrat brought the party atmosphere to the Corner Hotel over the weekend with a run of four sold out shows in Melbourne, catering to both under-age fans and those over eighteen. The massive pop draw card brought with them a long list of talent on an expanded list of artists that displayed all the right […]

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Live Review: Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.03.19)

March 13, 2019

With the sun pelting down as you walked in, Download Festival was off to a hot one in Melbourne. Luca Brasi helped kick things off, with a set on one of the two main stages. I Prevail were an early highlight, too, as punters piled into the Flemington Racecourse. Eric Vanlerberghe’’s vocals punched through the air and drew a […]

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Live Review: Snail Mail + Major Leagues + Shaad – Estonian House, Melbourne (08.03.19)

March 11, 2019

There was a quiet excitement through the crowd as Shaad DJ’d through the opening half hour at Estonian House in Brunswick on Friday night. Obviously, there was something to look forward too with the final of two shows performed by band, Snail Mail beginning within the hour. Artist Lindsay Jordan has had a cult following […]

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Five shows not to miss at Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival

March 4, 2019

Spanning over the course of the next two weeks, from the third until the seventeenth, the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival is hosting some of the premier music acts from around the globe. With a long list of acts and activities, speakers and galleries to view spanning over such a long period, it can make it […]

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Live Review: The Internet + Baro – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (03.03.19)

March 4, 2019

The Internet, at Melbourne Zoo, closed out the week with some of the smoothest sounds going at their ‘Zoo Twilights’ concert. With a bubbling and excitable crowd, the evening couldn’t have gone better for the North American five-piece and their opener, Baro. Baro proved to be a great lead in for The Internet, with a juxtaposing sound […]

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Photo Gallery: The Delta Riggs + Tiny Little Houses + Bec Sandridge + Eliza and The Delusionals – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (01.03.19)

March 4, 2019

The Delta Riggs‘ finished off their ‘Unscramble Your Lids’ tour in Melbourne on Friday night, supported by a swath of growing Australian talents. Photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all the highlights.

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