Day: 23 October 2015

The 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards: A Recap.

October 23, 2015

Yesterday morning, I jumped on a plane to Melbourne to attend my second Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards or, as everyone calls them, the AIR Awards. Bad//Dreems, one of the acts performing at the event, were on my flight over and it was a general consensus held that we were all going to be going large. Held at […]

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Sam Cromack (Brisbane) talks about his latest project My Own Pet Radio, hip thrusts and more!

October 23, 2015

Sam Cromack… that name sparks a familiarity in your brain right? And rightly so… the eccentric front-man of Brisbane indie wizards Ball Park Music is now gifting the world with solo material under the pseudonym My Own Pet Radio; a project that grants ample shoegazing access into the depths of Cromack’s mind. And let’s face it, if you’ve ever […]

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Stumbled Upon #087 – Damien Ike (East London, UK)

October 23, 2015

In our 87th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Damien Ike from East London, and chat about his start in the music industry and get a sneak peak at his latest track ‘Kingdom Come’ off his latest release, Even In War. Musician: Damien Ike Website / Social Media: Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud Genre: Alternative […]

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Courtney Barnett wins big at the Carlton Dry AIR Awards for 2015!

October 23, 2015

Last night, the Australian independent music industry was celebrated at the historic Meat Market in North Melbourne – the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. For its 10th anniversary, AIR put on a ceremony that brought together artists from all realms of the industry, not to mention the people who toil away behind the scenes for […]

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Tame Impala, San Cisco, Tired Lion among WA Music Awards nominees for 2015!

October 23, 2015

Today has seen some of WA’s best musicians honoured, with the nominations for the 2015 WA Music Awards being revealed again as part of the WAM Festival. Tame Impala leads the charge this year, scoring six  nominations (excluding individual nominations in the Craft Awards), while Pond aren’t too far behind, with five noms to their name. Nominations […]

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Album Review: Shihad – FVEY (2014 LP)

October 23, 2015

It takes a total of about two seconds to recognise the work of Melbourne-based Kiwis Shihad in the opening track of their latest offering, FVEY. A better hit than a double-shot mocha-choca-latte with added rocket fuel, it bursts forth with their familiar intense sound, waking every cell in your being. FVEY, pronounced Five Eyes, refers […]

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Single of the Day: Deutsch Duke “Harder Without You” (2015)

October 23, 2015

Sydney based electronic music producer Deutsch Duke has had a jam packed year. After the release of his first single late in 2014, he’s gone on to play with Flight Facilities, co-producing the track “Sunshine”, and providing his smooth vocals to the track “Down To Earth”. The newest single “Harder Without You” jumps between sweeps, and […]

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Last Week On Late Night: The Five Best Musical Performances on US Late Night TV (12th-16th October)

October 23, 2015

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull […]

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Kuki Blaze of Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand) talks about new LP Bays and dance floor affliction

October 23, 2015

An affinity for drawing on a lexicon of genres and a live show that packs a punch. That’s Fat Freddy’s Drop. Their unguarded structures enable their signature improvisation to teem, rife with their ever-familiar horns and the soulful croon of Joe Dukie. The welcomed release of Bays will see the much adored Fat Freddy’s Drop […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Drones “Taman Shud” (2015)

October 23, 2015

The Drones are an undeniably powerful band, (you just need to check out their live shows to see that), and their new single “Taman Shud” is no exception to this. Recorded at Tropical Fuckstorm Studios produced and engineered by Gareth Liddiard and Aaron Cupples, the new single has flawless production, even in its heaviest parts, and […]

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Video Games Review: Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One, 2015)

October 23, 2015

With Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 hitting Australian store shelves within a week of each other, the music and rhythm genre that dominated lounge rooms everywhere only five years ago is officially back from hiatus. With Guitar Hero Live, developer FreeStyle Games is attempting to bring something new to the table. The question […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Self-made Legends (23rd October 2015)

October 23, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature self-made men and women, who have something to prove to the world, whether it be through through fighting, vengeance, or…stripping.

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Film Review: Mistress America (USA, 2015)

October 23, 2015

In Frances Ha, co-writers (and real-life couple) Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig brought to the screen this generation’s twenty-something creative; simultaneously spoilt and burdened by choice. Their Frances, played adorably by Gerwig herself, was lively and resourceful, optimistic yet melancholic in her struggle to achieve some level of “success” and establishing a career post-college. Mistress America, […]

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