Music

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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Track of the Day: Salt & Steel “The Beast, The Devil And Me” (2019)

June 13, 2019

Gold Coast rock duo Salt & Steel have just dropped their latest track, “The Beast, The Devil And Me“, and we love it! The second of a series of four interconnecting singles celebrating the four natural elements, there’s no prizes for guessing that this fierce, dirty country inspired track represents fire! Salt & Steel formed […]

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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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Interview: The Gooch Palms’ Kat Friend talks cracking the US, the power of III, and… UFOs?

June 12, 2019

Aussie duo The Gooch Palms are spending a lot of time in America these days, so it’s little surprise their latest album III was released just in time for summer in the USA. Containing a slew of the fuzzy, fun party tracks we’ve come to expect from the Goochies, it’s the perfect summer road trip […]

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Track of the Day: Seaside “Sycamore” (2019)

June 12, 2019

Byron Bay dream-pop quartet Seaside dropped their new single, “Sycamore”, at the end of last month. The single, which is inspired by lead singer Darcy Dexter’s personal experiences with social anxiety and self doubt, is a beautifully jangly slice of Australian indie rock. If you’ve not already had a listen, now is the time.  “Sycamore”, […]

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Interview: LANY (USA) on Malibu Nights, their world tour and heartbreak

June 12, 2019

American indie-pop sensations LANY are heading to Australian and New Zealand shores next month as part of their mammoth Malibu Nights tour. Spanning 80+ dates from Russia to Indonesia, this three-piece band are enjoying a non-stop year touring their highly successful sophomore album and we can’t wait to see them in July. We stole a couple of minutes of […]

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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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Live Review: Rudimental + Sneaky Sound System – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (10.06.19)

June 12, 2019

UK outfit Rudimental closed out the rescheduled Australian leg of their massive “Toast To Our Differences” world tour in style at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on Sunday night, helping to elevate their fantastic album Toast To Our Differences to even greater heights. Joining the band to bask in the musically driven madness of the Melbourne crowd, […]

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Track of the Day: City and Colour “Astronaut” (2019)

June 11, 2019

City and Colour are back with their first new single in almost four years, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear that it’s absolutely stunning! “Astronaut” is the first single from Dallas Green‘s upcoming sixth album, produced by Grammy winner Jacquire King and mastered by Emily Lazar – another Grammy winner, just in case […]

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Photo Gallery: Rudimental + Sneaky Sound System, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (10.06.19)

June 11, 2019

Rudimental and Sneaky Sound System put on a major performance at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday night, bringing their Australian tour to a close.

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The 7th Annual Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival sees Larkin Poe, Carvin Jones and more shine in Arizona

June 11, 2019

Over the weekend I headed to Flagstaff, Arizona for the city’s 7th Annual Blues & Brews Festival – unsurprisingly, a celebration of Blues music and, well, beer. This year marked the first year that the event, which is held in the cooler, mountainous region of Arizona, a few hours north of Phoenix had been expanded to […]

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Live Review: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 11, 2019

If you had never been to a Seth Sentry show, you would probably be unprepared for the shenanigans, or at the very least you’d know his personality was inclined towards them through his music. Seth has been away from the touring circuit for awhile but, alongside the release of his recent single “Wrong One” seemingly […]

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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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Track of the Day: Flying Lotus Feat. Denzel Curry “Black Balloons” (2019)

June 10, 2019

Now that Flying Lotus’ new album Flamgra is out it’s time for the eccentric produce to throw us another single, following tracks with the likes of David Lynch, Little Dragon and Anderson. Paak with a hammering boom-bap rap track called “Black Balloons Reprise”. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s a sequel to […]

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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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