Author: Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker

BIGSOUND 2020 will go ahead, in a safety-first format

July 14, 2020

In what is great news for the music industry in Australia, the organisers of BIGSOUND have confirmed that the 2020 edition will proceed. This will be sixth edition of this important showcase of the best and brightest of emerging talent within the music industry. BIGSOUND will be held again in Fortitude Valley, over a condensed […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Stress Me Out” (2020)

July 14, 2020

Versatile Northern Territorian Stevie Jean has just dropped another banger, this time a gritty tune called “Stress Me Out”. This follows on from her single “Bored” released earlier this year, and debut EP Blame Game which was released late 2019. Her ability to shift genres seems to have no end. Her collaboration on a remarkable […]

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Track of the Day: Lime Cordiale “Screw Loose” (2020)

July 7, 2020

  On the cusp of releasing their second studio album, 14 Steps To A Better You, Lime Cordiale have released a superbly catchy tune off it, “Screw Loose”. It’s a fun tune, as is the accompanying video. The video is a mixture of animation and footage of Oli and Louis Leimbach gallivanting around the Blue Mountains. They’ve even […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Liam Morton “Sunny Afternoon” (2020)

July 7, 2020

We might be in the middle of winter, but we’ve got a song which will transport you back to the heady heights of summer. It’s the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Sunny Afternoon” from Brisbane singer/songwriter Liam Morton. This follows on from his debut single, “Margarita’s By The Pool”. Prior to launching his solo career, Liam […]

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Track by Track: Alex Hardy takes us through her debut EP A Little Break From Love

July 2, 2020

We are really thrilled to be able to present a track-by-track description for the debut EP from Sydney singer/songwriter Alex Hardy. Alex has a silky smooth voice, perfectly suited to the soulful jazz grooves on these tracks. Alex had a crack team creating this record, with it being produced by Sarah Belkner. Helping out was […]

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Track of the Day: Jack Grace “A Ribbon” (2020)

July 2, 2020

Sydney-born, now Paris-based artist Jack Grace, has released a really lovely moody track, “A Ribbon”. It’s been a while since we had any new music from Grace, as his last offering was the EP If I Tremble in 2018. He is a man of many talents, being highly accomplished at producing, arranging, collaborating and songwriting. […]

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Interview: Marvell (AUS) flourishing during lockdown and their latest single “19 Homes”

July 2, 2020

We caught up with Northern-beaches indie-rockers Marvell during the week, to talk about their latest release, “19 Homes” and how life has affected them during the current crisis. As you’ll see, they have positively thrived during these times. The band was formed in 2016, with the founding members being Tom and Max Marvell. No prizes for […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sarah Stone “What We Do” (2020)

July 2, 2020

Sarah Stone came into the public consciousness via The Voice, Australia, taking out a spot in the top 6.  Since then, Sarah has built a strong following on YouTube and has been working on her own songwriting. We are thrilled today to be premiering the first single off her debut EP, “What We Do”. It’s […]

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Megan Washington: A Visual Retrospective – From Spicks and Specks to Batflowers

July 2, 2020

Megan Washington will be releasing her long-awaited album Batflowers on the 28th August. I thought this would be a nice moment to take a visual retrospective at the career up to this point of one of Australian’s most talented and creative singer/songwriters. Like so many others, my introduction to Washington was seeing her on Spicks […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Michael McCartney “Sweet Side of Love” (2020)

July 1, 2020

We are thrilled today to be premiering the first single from the next EP for Gold-Coast indie-rocker Michael McCartney, with the title track “Sweet Side of Love”. It’s a blissfully positive theme, about enjoying the intimacy of being in love. In “Sweet Side of Love”, McCartney has found an intoxicatingly sweet groove. It has a […]

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Track of the Day: Leanne Tennant “Record Stores” (2020)

June 29, 2020

Our track of the day is “Record Stores” from Leanne Tennant. For anyone who has wondered around a record-store on a bad day, looking for an album to either sympathise with or to shock yourself out of the funk, then this song will resonate with you. “Record Stores” is a beautiful stark tune; an acoustic […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Lamalo “Jungle Train” ft. Little Green (2020)

June 29, 2020

We have the exclusive first look at the video for the latest offering from Lamalo, “Jungle Train”. Lamalo is a duo of multi-instrumentalists Michiya Nagai and Yossi Cascun. They formed in 2016, and since then have created a signature sound of layered sounds, combining modern and traditional instruments.  “Jungle Train” features Little Green, the moniker for […]

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Track by Track: Key Out talk us through their new record Anthropomorphia

June 26, 2020

Sydney trio Key Out have released today Anthropomorphia, the follow-up to their debut LP, What (do) you see. This is a seriously beautiful album, with tender harmonies, pulsating walls of sound and lush layers of synth and guitars. Lovers of New Order, Joy Division and local legends, the Underground Lovers should find plenty to dig in this short […]

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Track by Track: Brayden Sibbald takes us through his EP We Can Only Move Forward (2020)

June 24, 2020

Brayden Sibbald, songwriter and producer from Dunsborough, WA, is releasing today his latest EP, We Can Only Move Forward. This follows on from Float, which was released in 2018. One of the singles from this EP, “Thin Air” has already racked up over 100,000 streams. We can Only Move Forward is signature Sibbald. His voice […]

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Track of the Day: Greatest Hits “Phil, Slow It Down” (2020)

June 22, 2020

The amusingly-named Aussie-English band Greatest Hits, have just released a very groovy 70’s-inspired tune, “Phil, Slow It Down”. This follows on from their debut single, “Mortals”, which was released last year. I am rather hoping that the debut album from these guys is self-titled. The band is the project of Australian musician Ryan Cooper and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Kaypo “Desert Storm” (2020)

June 18, 2020

Kaypo, the moniker for Brisbane singer/songwriter Liam Higgins, is about to release a beautiful guitar-driven track, “Desert Storm”.  We are thrilled to be premiering it for him today at the AU, ahead of its official release on Friday. This youngster from Brisbane has some serious skills, his guitar-work, in particular, shines brightly. Kaypo is early on in […]

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Track of the Day: JARV IS “Save The Whale” (2020)

June 18, 2020

Fans of PULP, Jarvis Cocker, and Leonard Cohen should all dig today’s Track of the Day. “Save the Whale” is the latest release from JARV IS, Jarvis Cockers current creative outlet. The video was created by Jarvis, a man who has clearly used his time wisely whilst been stuck in isolation. “Save The Whale” bears […]

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Loud n Queer TV, showcasing the talents of LGBTQI creatives during the COVID-19 crisis

June 18, 2020

Loud N Queer TV, a Sydney-based production is already in its second season. Talk about impressive, given it only launched in April this year. Born from the creative void created by COVID-19, Loud N Queer is a show filled with live music, DJ’s, comedy, chat and performance art. It has been an important outlet during […]

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Track By Track – Jade MacRae takes us through her album Handle Me with Care

June 18, 2020

Jade MacRae has just released her latest album, Handle Me With Care, and we are delighted to bring you a Track-By-Track description written by Jade for this wonderful album. She is one of Australia’s finest singers, with a voice which effortlessly shifts between different styles, be it R&B, gospel, blues and soul. You can purchase a […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: CREO “Juliet (Piano Version)” (2020)

June 17, 2020

Sydney trio, CREO, released their latest single “Juliet” last month. The song has had solid radio play, are we are thrilled today to be able to offer you a new take on it, an acoustic version with an accompanying video. Frontman Jorjee talks about the meaning behind ‘Juliet’: “The track is a personal reflection of […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Pearl The Girl Oh Dear (2020)

June 15, 2020

We are excited today to be premiering the new EP, Oh Dear from Sydney indie rocker Pearl The Girl. Two tracks from the EP have already hit the airwaves, “Single Use Plastic” and “Long Way Back”, and it’s with keen anticipation that we get to hear the other 2 tracks for this new release. Oh […]

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Track of the Day: Kuya James “Trust” ft. Emily Wurramara (2020)

June 15, 2020

Kuya James has released his sophomore single, a total banger, “Trust” featuring Emily Wurramara. The combination of the urgent drum beat, the spoken word of Wurramara and her effortlessly beautiful vocals floating over the top of this provide a tantalising mix. James and Wurramara both grew up in the Northern Territory, and have a shared Filipino […]

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Blue River

Track of the Day: Blue River (UK) “Tetsuo” (2020)

June 10, 2020

Blue River hail from Cornwell in the UK, and are known for their indie surf-punk rock. They’ve just released another punchy single, called “Tetsuo”. This is Japanese for ‘Clear Thinking Man’. It’s a song about global warming and the effect that it has on us. “Tetsuo” is a cracking song; the vocals snarl then caress, the […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Pure Milk “Pressure” (2020)

June 9, 2020

We are delighted to be premiering the video for the latest release “Pressure”, from Gold-Coast indie-quintet Pure Milk. It’s a song with an upbeat groove to it, tackling the anxieties which we all face day-to-day. Neat guitar riffs, sparse but well-placed harmonies and deft production leave you wanting more. This song has an endearing quirky […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jemma Nicole “Ride or Die” (2020)

June 4, 2020

It’s been three years since Melbourne-based alt-pop muso Jemma Nicole has released any new material, but she’s back with gusto with this new tune, “Ride or Die”. It’s a dark romp through the trials and tribulations of love in the modern age. The song has a breezy air to it, a throwback to old western […]

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St. South

Exclusive Single Premiere: St. South “Not Angry Yet” (2020)

June 3, 2020

St. South is the moniker of Fremantle singer/songwriter Olivia Gavranich. We are thrilled to be premiering her latest single, “Not Angry Yet” which is lifted from her debut album Get Well Soon, due to be released on 17th July 2020. For an artist that doesn’t yet have a long-play record released, St South has built a […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Wolf & Chain An Honest Mistake (2020)

June 2, 2020

Lovers of emo rock coupled with a healthy injection of theatre are bound to love the debut release from Adelaide outfit Wolf & Chain. We are excited to be premiering their EP, An Honest Mistake. Wolf & Chain released the title track from this 5-track EP last month, following on from their earlier release “Repent” […]

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Track of the Day: Woodlock “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” (2020)

June 1, 2020

Our track of the day is “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” and comes from Melbourne trio Woodlock. This is a fresh look at the extremely successful single “Sirens” which really did capture the attention of many listeners. It has had over 4 million streams so far. “Sirens (The Headphones Version)” is a great rework on a […]

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quiet Blue

Exclusive Single Premiere: Quiet Blue “Lost It All” (2020)

June 1, 2020

Quiet Blue is the moniker of Melbourne singer/songwriter Nik Georgiou. Today we are delighted to have the Exclusive Premiere of his latest offering, “Lost It All”. For an emerging artist, Nik has been busy in 2020. He released his debut video for single “Jealous” back in March. Since then, he has been busy working on […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Mzaza “Stardust” (2020)

May 27, 2020

Brisbane’s Euro-folk ensemble Mzaza, have released the first song from their forthcoming third studio album, The Birth and Death of Stars. Mzaza is an amalgam of musicians from Europe and Australia, blending their backgrounds and influences into a potent heady mix. We are excited to be premiering today the video for this latest release, which […]

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