Day: 12 November 2020

THIS THAT Festival have announced their 2021 all-Aussie lineup featuring Hayden James

We’re sitting here with our glitter paint and vintage ski jackets we’d prepped for Splendour, wistfully hoping that summer festival season will be fruitful enough to absolutely SEND IT. And I’m here to tell you it’s very well possible!! THIS THAT Festival have just announced their juicy lineup for their February 2021 dates, and it’s…

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Guest Playlist: Melbourne’s MOBS unveil their top ten favourite remixes

This week sees rising Australian quartet MOBS release a reworking of their single “Big World” with DJ, producer and singer-songwriter Goldhouse.  The quartet enlisted the expertise of the esteemed producer during COVID lockdown earlier in the year. “We were in lockdown with COVID and decided to bring a different energy to a collective favourite song…

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Davey Lane

Interview: Davey Lane talks to Todd Rundgren and about his new album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It

Davey Lane is probably best known as being the lead guitarist in one of Australia’s most-loved groups, You Am I. You might also have seen him on stage playing with Jimmy Barnes, Crowded House, The Saints or a number of other formidable acts. Davey has also helmed his own band, The Pictures, as well as…

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Interview: Chase Zera on “Over Here”, producing and running her own race

“Over Here” is the latest single from electro-pop princess Chase Zera. With three singles under her belt for 2020, Chase is giving fans the dance floor they need right now, with “Over Here” being the headline track of the party. Luckily for listeners, she has just announced an intimate and acoustic performance in celebration of…

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Album of the Week: BENEE – Hey u, x (2020 LP)

Few artists worldwide have had as large and impressionable a past two years as BENEE. On the back of a string of hit singles strewn across two simply fantastic EPs, BENEE has seemingly been able to write songs with monster pop hooks, all whilst delivering them with a sweet level of melancholy and sincerity. Here…

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Bambi O'Hara

Exclusive Single Premiere: Bambi O’Hara “Crazy Without You” (2020)

Sydney artist Bambi O’Hara releases “Crazy Without You”, her second single this Friday November 13th. Ahead of the official release tomorrow we’re excited to bring you this exclusive chance to hear the new single early.  Co-written and co-produced with her producer, and now partner, Tim McArtney, “Crazy Without You” taps into the current global zeitgeist…

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The Freedom Circus

Book Review: Survival, love, and circus clowns abound in Sue Smethurst’s The Freedom Circus

The first time Sue Smethurst sat down with her husband’s grandmother and asked about her experiences during the Holocaust, she was shooed away. Surrounded by fellow survivors in the Montefiroe Jewish nursing home in Melbourne, Mindla (pronounced Marnya) Horowitz felt no need to share her story. Everyone around her had one much the same, after…

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Long Blue Light

Track of the Day: Leif Vollebekk “Long Blue Light” (2020)

A year on from the release of his critically acclaimed album New Ways, singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk returns with a two-song EP, Long Blue Light. The title track, which we’re focusing on here, is a brand new original. Whilst, the second track is a cover of Bon Iver’s “29 #Strafford APTS”. It’s equally beautiful, so be…

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Album Review: Ukiyo – Ukiyo (2020 LP)

Money-can’t-buy endorsements from Will Smith, Pharrell Williams and Casey Neistat, to name a few, have given 23-year-old Perth electronic producer Ukiyo a big head start, and helped him to amass over forty million streams before the release of his debut LP. Now this week his self-titled debut album Ukiyo finally drops to a healthy degree of…

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Film Review: Freaky is a crowd-pleasing horror/comedy that’s deeper and funnier than it has any right to be

Coming off of such aggressive roles in features as Dragged Across Concrete and Brawl In Cell Block 99, the thought of Vince Vaughn flailing his arms and strutting with the poise of a flustered teenage girl is one that’s all the more appealing when you view it in its actuality.  And it’s the hulking 6’5…

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