Author: Aidan Hogg

Single of the Day: Opaeka “Risk” (2016)

November 9, 2016

Today’s Single of the Day is the debut release from Brisbane solo project Opaeka. Even though we’re coming into the summer months, Opaeka pulls out the dark and atmospheric vibes, reminiscent of the likes of Foals and Daughter. The open and roomy indie pop feel of the track is all led by singer and songwriter Roy Gordon’s strong and […]

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Kevin Baird on Two Door Cinema Club’s new LP Gameshow, current influences & more

October 16, 2016

On the eve of the release of their highly anticipated third record Gameshow, Kevin Baird of Two Door Cinema Club jumped onto Skype to chat to Aidan Hogg about playing Reading Festival, the band’s influences and how they took a different approach for their new album. There’s been a shift in your sound between [2012 album] Beacon […]

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Single of the Day: Ta-Ku + Wafia “Love Somebody” (2016)

August 4, 2016

It’s really excited to see some of Australia’s best talents being appreciated overseas. A few of the talented artists doing their own thing, and getting recognised for it are Ta-ku and Wafia, hailing from Perth and Brisbane. They’ve just teamed up for an EP titled (m)edian, set for release this weekend and have given us another preview, the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Massive Attack “Come Near Me ft. Ghostpoet” (2016)

August 4, 2016

We’re still waiting for Massive Attack to release the followup LP to their 2010 record Heligoland, but it’s looking like they might be choosing to release a string of EPs and singles instead. Following up from their Ritual Spirit 4-track EP released at the beginning of the year, they duo have just dropped a pair of new singles. One […]

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Single of the Day: Jerkcurb “Night on Earth” (2016)

July 25, 2016

Dreamy South London strummer Jacob Read, better known as Jerkcurb, has a strange ability to make gloomy, sullen rock sound grand and somewhat hopeful; there’s no exception to that on latest single “Night on Earth”, a fragile song of love and death. It sounds like Read’s woozy, submerged vocals are drifting in some kind of […]

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Single of the Day: Kodiak Empire “Sun” (2016)

July 18, 2016

Today’s Single of the Day comes from Brisbane alt-rockers Kodiak Empire. Their new single “Sun” pulls in prog rock influences reminiscent of the likes of Karnivool, with the five-piece demonstrating their tightness as a collective as well as their incredible technical ability. The band is launching their new single with a tour kicking off at The Zoo in Brisbane, before […]

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Single of the Day: Local Natives “Fountain of Youth” (2016)

July 13, 2016

Local Natives announced their third LP Sunlit Youth a few weeks back, which is set for release in September, but in the meantime they’ve given us the third single from the record, “Fountain of Youth”. The new single has one of the biggest choruses we’ve ever heard from the LA based five-piece, and with the consistency […]

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Single of the Day: Stevie “Decay” (2016)

July 11, 2016

Today’s Single of the Day comes from Brisbane electronic duo Stevie. Their latest single “Decay” is a slice of pop gold, packed out with lush synths and vocals from Phoebe Imhoff from Go Violets. The sounds are reminiscent of Broods, or a more chilled out CHVRCHES, and it’s a total win in our book. Check out “Decay” here: Keep […]

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Single of the Day: Big Scary “The Opposite of Us” (2016)

July 6, 2016

If we weren’t already excited enough about Big Scary‘s forthcoming record Animal, they’ve just dropped the another preview of it in the track, “The Opposite of Us”. The new single strips the duo back to their integral parts; their distinctive piano sound and machine-like drum patterns. Check out “The Opposite of Us” here: Big Scary‘s new LP […]

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Music Video of the Day: Local Natives “Villainy” (2016)

June 22, 2016

After dropping their first single since 2013, “Past Lives” a few weeks ago, Local Natives have announced the details of their highly anticipated third record Sunlit Youth, along with a new single and video. Known for their constantly evolving sound, Local Natives‘ new release “Villainy” embraces synths more than ever before, with layers of singer Taylor […]

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Single of the Day: The Avalanches “Colour” (2016)

June 22, 2016

The latest cut from The Avalanches forthcoming record Wild Flower feels a lot less 90’s hip hop than their last single, and a lot more Since I Left You. The chilled psychedelic track is packed out with layers of vocals from Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev, almost acting as a polar opposite to their last single, the upbeat and […]

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Single of the Day: Two Door Cinema Club “Are We Ready?” (2016)

June 21, 2016

Four years after the release of their second LP Beacon, Irish three piece Two Door Cinema Club have returned with a new single, “Are We Ready?”, lifted off their forthcoming release GAMESHOW. Stepping away from the energetic intensity of their debut record in favour for a bass led groove, “Are We Ready?” is the anthemic, wide-open sound […]

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Single of the Day: Japanese Wallpaper “Cocoon” (2016)

June 20, 2016

One of Triple J’s Unearthed High success stories, Japanese Wallpaper, made a huge impact with his string of singles over the past few years, leading up to his debut EP, which featured the likes of Airling and Wafia on vocal duties. For his new single “Cocoon” however, the producer and songwriter also takes on the role of singer. […]

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Music Video of the Day: Big Scary “Over Matter” (2016)

June 8, 2016

Big Scary‘s 2013 release “Not Art” was one of the most talked about records of the year, earning an Australian Music Prize among it’s huge critical acclaim. The duo took a short break in the last few years for guitarist/singer/pianist/producer Tom Iansek to focus on his project #1 Dads, but they’ve just returned stronger than […]

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Single of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra “First World Problem” (2016)

June 8, 2016

A year since the release of their incredible third record Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have returned with the killer single “First World Problem”. Singer Ruban Nielson‘s voice takes command of this song, floating over Prince-esque guitars and the classic UMO blend of unconventional drum sounds and synths. Check out “First World Problem” here. Find Unknown […]

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Single of the Day: Yoste “Haku” (2016)

June 7, 2016

Today’s single of the day comes from Brisbane-based solo producer and songwriter Yoste. His latest release in a string of singles is “Haku”, a track led by minimalistic percussion, dreamy synth pads reminiscent of Tycho and lead synths full of Japanese Wallpaper vibes. Vocals take a backseat in this track, adding to the soundscape more than acting […]

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Single of the Day: Beck “Wow” (2016)

June 6, 2016

After the melancholic Morning Phase released in 2014, Beck‘s last single “Dreams” came as a pleasant surprise; upbeat Beck is back. His new release, “Wow” is no exception, with Beck’s lazy rapping and beats making a comeback. We’re hoping we’ll get an album entirely of this sort of sound and songwriting sometime this year, but for now we’ll […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Strokes “Drag Queen” (2016)

June 6, 2016

While it’s only been three years since The Strokes‘ last album, Comedown Machine, it feels like a whole lot longer, since there was no promotion or touring on the back of the release. After announcing a bunch of festival dates, including an exclusive Australian appearance at Splendour in the Grass this year, the band unexpectedly dropped a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Nearly Oratorio “Tin” (2016)

May 19, 2016

Nearly Oratorio, the solo project of Simon Lam, has just brought out his new single “Tin”, a beautiful electronic slow burner. “Tin” sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place on a Thom Yorke solo record, with soothing, looping synths layering behind glitchy minimal percussion, with a restrained falsetto floating in and out. The unconventional video […]

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Music Video of the Day: Metronomy “Old Skool” (2016)

May 18, 2016

English four-piece Metronomy have just dropped their new single ahead of the release of their fifth album, Summer ’08 due in July. The track “Old Skool” has the classic Metronomy sound; simple drums, strange synths and an absolutely killer bass line. Check out the video for the track below, which features Sharon Horgan from Catastrophe and Ben […]

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Single of the Day: Rainbow Chan “Last” (2016)

May 18, 2016

Sydney based producer and singer Rainbow Chan is known for her left of centre pop, and her latest single “Last” is no exception. In this track her clean, stunning vocals are surrounded by warping synths and unusual, but captivating beats. It’s reminiscent of Grimes‘ newer work at points, but Rainbow Chan is really in a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Grimes “California” (2016)

May 13, 2016

Grimes has dropped the fourth video from her pop-gem of an album, Art Angels. The song, “California” is about the reaction to her one off release of “Go” last year, when some of her audience seemed less than happy about her evolving sound. The new video, which features a version of the track different to her LP, grows throughout from just […]

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Single of the Day: ELKI “Sirens” (2016)

May 11, 2016

“Sirens” is the first single from ELKI, and it’s an incredibly strong and soulful debut from the Sydney based artist. It’s driven by the intensity and range of ELKI’s stunning vocals, and the addition of production by Joel Quartermain (the man behind works from Meg Mac and Little Birdy) brings the powerful energy out of this piece. Have a […]

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Radiohead release new single “Daydreaming” ahead of the release of album #9

May 7, 2016

Just days after releasing “Burn The Witches”, the hyped single leading their 9th record, Radiohead have dropped “Daydreaming” and announced more details of their forthcoming release. The video for “Daydreaming” was created in collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker behind the Jonny Greenwood soundtracked There Will Be Blood from 2007. The band have also announced […]

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Single of the Day: James Blake “I Need A Forest Fire ft. Bon Iver” (2016)

May 6, 2016

James Blake unexpectedly dropped his third album The Colour In Everything overnight, his first official release since the 2013 favourite Overgrown. The 17-track effort, featuring co-production from Rick Rubin and co-writing from Frank Ocean, also features vocals from Bon Iver in our Single of the Day, “I Need A Forest Fire”. Have a listen to it […]

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Single of the Day: Local Natives “Past Lives” (2016)

May 4, 2016

Local Natives’ 2013 LP Hummingbird was one of the most emotive and consistently strong releases of the year, and they’ve just returned with single “Past Lives”, the first cut from their forthcoming third album. The LA based four piece have consistently evolved their sound since debut Gorilla Manor in 2009, and while “Past Lives” is […]

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Single of the Day: Flume ft. Tove Lo “Say It” (2016)

April 28, 2016

Flume‘s second LP Skin, set for release next month, is still building hype with its incredible run of singles. The latest release, “Say It”, juxtaposes distorted beats with the incredible vocals of Tove Lo. Along with the release of this single, Flume’s also announced the other guests set to feature on his record, including the likes […]

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Single of the Day: Camp Cope “Flesh & Electricity” (2016)

April 25, 2016

Melbourne three-piece Camp Cope have just released their debut, self titled album. With its roots in punk, the record is a beautiful, emotionally driven collection of musings from singer Georgia Maq. Released on Melbourne’s Poison City Records, Camp Cope‘s debut release will see them touring the east coast of Australia over the coming months. Listen […]

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Music Video of the Day: Clea “Dire Consequences” (2016)

April 21, 2016

Brisbane’s Clea has achieved a lot in her the last few months; releasing her debut single “Polyester” to critical acclaim, featuring on Zefereli‘s killer single “54321” and getting a whole lot of praise from Triple J. She’s just released the video for her second and equally strong single, “Dire Consequences”, along with a stunning self-directed video. Check […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tiny Little Houses “Milo Tin” (2016)

April 12, 2016

Tiny Little Houses‘ debut EP drew comparisons the sound of Neutral Milk Hotel, but their newest single “Milo Tin” brings them into a league of their own. The Melbourne four piece have crafted distinctively Australian lyrics, which act as a foreground to lazy guitars and busy drums. Its new video, shot in a convenience store in St […]

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