Author: Bruce Baker

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 3 ft. Battlesnake, Gretta Ray, The Southern River Band & more (18.05.24)

The rain had lifted and whilst the sun might not have been shining, day 3 of The Great Escape had another action-packed lineup. Heading back to the TGE Beach stages, the Australian contingent was in full force again – occupying all three stages during the afternoon. Tamara & the Dreams was first up, an act we’ve…

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Crowded House

Crowded House heading to Australia in November and December

Crowded House have announced that they will be touring Australia in November and December. Off the back of their upcoming album, Gravity Stairs, they will be performing in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Brisbane. In Sydney, they will be re-visiting the site of their famous ‘farewell’ concert of 1996, where an estimated 150,000 people came…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 2 ft. Lauren Mayberry, Chinchilla, Lauran Hibberd & more (17.05.24)

The sun came up for day 2 of The Great Escape, and The Beach Stages at TGE Beach Brighton were a great place to catch some action. Before that however, The Spanish Wave demanded a visit, at the iconic Horatio’s at the end of Brighton Pier. Each Great Escape has a feature country, and this…

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Nocturnal Animals

Exclusive Video Premiere: Nocturnal Animals “Ashlee’s Berceuse” (2024)

Earlier this month, alt-dance punk/rock outfit Nocturnal Animals released their latest mesmerising single, “Ashlee’s Berceuse”. We’ve very excited today to be premiering the video for the track. They’ve also announced that they will be heading out on tour with PVCKER UP to celebrate the release. You’ll be able to find the trio in their skeleton…

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Parker Smith

Exclusive Single Premiere: Parker Smith “Anna Lee” (2024)

It’s not easy to write a great love song, but Atlanta singer/songwriter and guitarist Parker Smith has nailed it in his latest single, “Anna Lee”, which is due to be released this Thursday. We are thrilled today to have the first listen of this wonderful track. There’s a treasure trove of great songs that track heartbreak…

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Photo Gallery: The Great Escape – Day 1 ft. Australia Sounds Like showcase and more (16.05.24)

The Great Escape kicked off in Brighton on Thursday, and for the Australian contingent it was a busy and succesful day. What started out as twenty-three Australian acts scheduled, had expanded to over thirty by the end of the day. Sounds Australia, in partnership with Tourism Australia and The Australian High Commission in the UK…

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Slim Jimz

Exclusive Video Premiere: SLIM JIMZ “R.I.P.” (2024)

Last week, Eora/Sydney 5-piece SLIM JIMZ dropped their latest sun-soaked earworm, the punchy bass-laden banger, “R.I.P.”. It was a big week for the lads, who also announced that their sophomore EP, Don’t Keep Quiet, will be released later this month, on the 29th of May. We’re stoked to be premiering the video for “R.I.P.”, featuring the…

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*Updated* Olivia Rodrigo is coming to Australia – all the ticket details

Another mega tour is headed down under in October, with the news that multi-platinum, three-time Grammy award-winning artist Olivia Rodrigo will be bringing her GUTS tour to our shores. She will be playing two shows in both Melbourne and Sydney. Bad news for those in the rest of the country, though a great reason to…

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Jovi Skyler

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jovi Skyler “Lil Bo Weep” (2024)

Last month, Sydneysider punk-rocker singer-songwriter and DIY music video maker Jovi Skyler released Call It A Day, his latest EP. One of the tracks on the EP is “Lil Bo Weep”, a wild and haunting song that details the life and struggle of the late Adelaide artist.  We thrilled today to be premiering the video…

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Jesse Martin

Exclusive EP Premiere: Jesse Morrison – Tyrrell St (2024 EP)

Jesse Morrison is a singer/songwriter hailing from Newcastle who has the knack for brilliantly detailing the ebbs and flows of life. He has been teasing out singles for the past few years, and we are very excited to be premiering his debut EP, the brilliant Tyrrell St, ahead of its release on Friday. Jesse released…

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Zachary Leo

Exclusive Single Premiere: Zachary Leo “On My Mind” (2024)

A genre of music that always seems to bring a big smile is pop/funk, and we’ve got some great exponents in Australia. One who shines brightly is Naarm’s  Zachary Leo, and we are beyond excited today to be premiering his latest single, the pulsating “On My Mind”, ahead of its release on Friday. It’s a big week…

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TYDE

Exclusive Video Premiere: TYDE “Latte Partay” (2024)

Hailing from Meanjin, the fem–led TYDE know how to bring in the good times. Last month they released the raucus “Latte Partay”, a genre-bending, funky, groovy ball of explosion, and we are thrilled today to be premering their awesome new video to accompany this feel-good track. With a booming bass line, and a vibrant horn…

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish announces Australian tour – all the dates and ticket details

Billie Eilish will be releasing her third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT on the 17th May, and has just announced that she will be touring Australia in February, 2025. The world tour kicks off North America in September this year, and will be hitting Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in February. She will be performing…

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Butterknife

Exclusive EP Premiere: Butterknife – Lilith (2024 EP)

Newcastle/ Awabakal’s alternative-pop fem four-piece band Butterknife have been making waves in the local scene since they dropped their 2019 debut single, “misty”, which has amassed over 1.8 million streams on Spotify alone. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, and we are thrilled today to be premiering their debut EP, Lilith, ahead of…

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girl in red

girl in red to tour Australia in July

Yes! Norweigan’s girl in red has announced today that she is heading back to Australia in July, playing in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Her latest album, I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! has just been released, and her DOING IT AGAIN tour is heading our way. Marie Ulven, the moniker for girl in red, won…

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Wilding

Exclusive Video Premiere: Wilding “I Am” (2024)

Last week, Naarm/Melbourne-based indie band Wilding released the catchy Brit-pop-inspired “I Am”, the lead single from their upcoming album, Whatever I Am, due out on the 3rd of May. We’re pumped today to be premiering the video for the track, a startling and twisted clip which suits perfectly the playful nature of “I Am”. It’s…

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Johnny Hunter

23 Australian acts heading to Brighton for the 2024 Great Escape

Next month, the UK’s premier showcasing event, The Great Escape kicks off. It’s an incredible opportunity for bands to present themselves to new audiences, and it has been a staple for many years for Australian talent. Running from the 15th to 18th of May in Brighton, there are more than 500 artists from around the…

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Updated: TV Girl and The Last Dinner Party to tour Australia in July (*venue upgrades*)

Yes, we are disappointed that we will not be heading to Byron Bay this July, but fear not, some of the stellar acts on the lineup are still making their way to Australia. Updated 19/4 – venues have all been upgraded due to MASSIVE demand – see new venues below This morning, news has dropped…

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Jack Biilmann

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jack Biilmann & The Black Tide “Hot Blood” (2024)

Last year we were lucky enough to premiere Divided Mind, the latest LP from Canberra-based singer/songwriter Jack Biilmann. We are stoked today to be premiering  the video for a track from the album, “Hot Blood”, which has been re-recorded as a high-energy electric blues/rock jam. It was little surprise to us that the album has…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Golden Fang “How Many Demons” (2024)

Sydney’s Golden Fang create beautifully immersive rock. They have recently released their sixth album, Small Worlds, and we are thrilled to be premiering the second single from the record, the questioning and restless “How Many Demons”, featuring vocals from Sydney’s Donna Amini. Reminiscent of early Lou Reed, the earthy vocals of lead singer and songwriter Carl…

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Track by Track: Just A Leo take us deep inside Change Your Life

Last week Australian duo Just A Leo released their latest EP, Change Your Life. Home-produced, the talented duo have created a collection of songs that are deeply personal, uplifting, and creatively inspiring. They have created a record which is a beautiful mix of dance, synth-pop and electro-pop, that will have you dancing around the kitchen…

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Reckless Coast

Exclusive Single Premiere: Reckless Coast “Burn Street” (2024)

Your first share house usually brings back fond memories: fun nights with flatmates, new adventures in the kitchen, and banging on the walls from irate neighbours. With a sound imbued with nostalgic rock feels, Meanjin/Brisbane-based indie-rockers Reckless Coast bring all these memories and more with their new single, the bittersweet “Burn Street.” We’re delighted to…

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Baraka The Kid

Exclusive Single Premiere: BARAKA THE KID “All My Life” (2024)

Born in the Congo, raised in Zambia, and now making waves in the Geelong music scene, BARAKA THE KID infuses afropop and hip-hop in “All My Life,” a song we are thrilled to premiere ahead of its release on Friday. The track is extremely close to the artist’s heart. He takes a moment for reflection,…

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Photo Gallery: Fanny Lumsden and the Prawn Stars – Deaf Institute, Manchester (04.04.24)

Fanny Lumsden is currently touring the UK with her band, The Prawn Stars.  We caught their second show of the tour, at the Deaf Institute in Manchester. The room was packed, it was high-energy and they’ve kicked off the tour with a bang. They are playing in Cardiff tonight, Bristol on the 7th before heading…

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Elestial – Delphinium (2024 EP)

Newcastle’s Elestial formed in 2020 and has quickly established itself as one of the must-see live acts in town. They’ve released a handful of singles so far and are on the cusp of releasing their debut EP, Delphinium. We’re thrilled today to have the first spin of the EP ahead of its release on Friday….

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Hydra Fashion Week

Guest Playlist: Hydra Fashion Week’s favourite up and coming queer and non-binary artists

We’ve been vibing on Hydra Fashion Week since we premiered the video for their jangly post-punk single ‘Don’t Stop!” last year. They’ve also released singles “Delete”, SICK (day #132)” and “First Person Shooter”, and most recently, the playful “Total Freefall”.  Finally, today, they have released their debut album,  Serpent Season One, and to celebrate the release,…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Andrea & Mud “Institutionalized” (2024)

Atlanta’s cinematic psych-country duo Andrea & Mud have a knack for creating a song which will have you doing a wee shuffle and leave you with a big smile even if the lyrics addresses challenging times. A superb example is the title-track from their soon-to-be-release LP, Institutionalized. We’re thrilled to have the premiere of the track today…

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The Snuts

Five international shows not to miss this April and May

We have been shell-shocked with the news that Splendour and Groovin the Moo have been cancelled, but it’s still possible to see some outstanding international acts in Australia this April and May. We’ve picked 5 highlights for you, from legends such as Incubus and +Live+ to Scottish rockers The Snuts. Taylor Swift and Fred Again… grabbed…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Angus Legg “Drugs With My Friends” (2024)

Earlier this month, Melbourne’s Angus Legg released the poignant and moving “Drugs With My Friends,” a song inspired by the need to move on from past relationships and heartbreak. Today, we’re thrilled to premiere the video, which brilliantly captures the emotion of the track. Angus has packed in some sweet guitars, catchy lyrics and vocals that…

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Jordy Burns

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jordy Burns “Second Chances” (2024)

There’s been a buzz about Eora/Sydney-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Jordy Burns since she released her debut single, “Walls” last month. She has quickly followed it up with another belter, the bittersweet “Second Chances”. We’re thrilled to be premiering the track before its release on Thursday. In “Second Chances”, the vocals capture brilliantly the interplay between the vulnerability of…

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