Day: 12 September 2017

The future of music comes under the spotlight at All That Matters; Swim Season reigns in Singapore

September 12, 2017

Tuesday night in Singapore brought with it more education and musical discovery as Music Matters Live and All That Matters continued to engage in high gear performance and conferencing sessions. Up at the Ritz-Carlton, we learned from T.Jay Fowler from YouTube (Director, Product Management) at the ‘Future of Music’ keynote session about how the relationship between music and technology […]

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Interview: Sløtface set up for a huge 2018 as the Norwegian young guns continue to finesse trailblazing profile

September 12, 2017

Norwegian group Sløtface sit across and beside me on a warm Brisbane afternoon at Ric’s Bar, as BIGSOUND continues to be built around us. It’s the first official night of the annual music conference and festival and Sløtface are one of the most highly anticipated – and international – bands on the bill. Their debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, […]

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The Aussies shine bright in Singapore for Music Matters’ third night at CHIJMES

September 12, 2017

It was Aussie BBQ time at Music Matters Live overnight, with Sounds Australia putting on yet another showcase for the international delegates – a menu of Australian artists ready to be sampled, if you will. Introduced by Associate Producer Esti Zilber, the Aussie BBQ was opened by Melbourne vocalist NUSSY who declared she was going to play ‘some […]

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Music Video of the Day: Yeo “Leavin'” (2017)

September 12, 2017

Yeo continues to go from strength to strength – the release of new album Desire Path has won the Melbourne producer and writer much acclaim and now, he’s bossing up for a national tour set to bring the Yeo name to many new ears. Today, we’re loving his new film clip for “Leavin’”, one of our favourite […]

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Interview: The Cactus Channel describe their new direction & announce Australian tour

September 12, 2017

Melbourne group The Cactus Channel had their chance to showcase up at BIGSOUND this year, a great opportunity for the group to break in some new sounds and get a feel for the new direction they’ve embarked upon. Sitting down with Darvid, Lewis and Hudson, we get a little insight into how the group is approaching the release of their new album, […]

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Sosefina’s picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 12, 2017

My third BIGSOUND brought with it some definite highlights, from corners I wasn’t expecting. There was a solid hip hop presence at this year’s festival, striking an instant contrast between the hard hitting MC’s and the usual fare of bands taking up on stages throughout the Valley. A main take away I came away from […]

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Album Review: Tyler The Creator – Flower Boy (2017 LP)

September 12, 2017

Tyler the Creator’s near decade long rap career has been sprinkled with controversy, if the term “sprinkled” really meant “completely survived by”. Tyler’s aggressive, controversial style and lyricism garnered a cult following for the Odd Future member. Tyler’s tracks involved rape, misogyny, abuse, homophobia and many other controversial topics, all of which incited riots and […]

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Capcom’s Okami HD brings an adventure classic to PS4, Xbox One and PC

September 12, 2017

There’s two kinds of people in this world — people who played Okami back in 2007 and those who did not. Originally released here in Australia on the PlayStation 2 a full year after its Japanese and American launch, and only in a very limited run (the 2000’s were a dark time), Capcom have announced that Okami […]

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Video Games Review: ARK: Survival Evolved (Xbox One, 2017) combines wonder with next-level grind

September 12, 2017

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I know I’m not the only one. I loved (and continue to love) The Land Before Time and Jurassic Park, I read every book on them I could find, I inhaled the Dinotopia novels, I spent more time on DinoPark Tycoon in the primary school’s computer room than I […]

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