Author: Bruce Baker

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Concrete Surfers

Track by Track: Brisbane’s Concrete Surfers take a deep dive into their Calamities EP

September 17, 2021

Brisbane rockers Concrete Surfers today dropped their latest EP, Calamities, a well-crafted four-track collection of high-octane surf-rock. With grungy vocals, a driving beat and songs addressing issues that relate to the youth of Australia, it’s another winner from the boys from Brisbane. They live-tracked the EP, capturing the energy of their renowned live shows. It’s […]

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H3000

Interview: H3000’s Luke Steele on their debut album, collaborating with Jarrad Rogers and what a H3000 live show might look like

September 17, 2021

H3000 is a collaboration between Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun, The Sleepy Jackson and DREAMS fame, and Jarrad Rogers who has written songs for and produced for the likes of Charli XCX, Rita Ora, Lana Del Ray and so many more. Today they release their debut self-titled album, a cosmic collection of songs […]

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With Blue

Exclusive EP Premiere: With Blue – Pleasure Lies (2021 EP)

September 15, 2021

Brisbane indie-rockers With Blue have been making their mark on the live music scene since forming in 2018. With their catchy melodies and sweet harmonies, the quartet have been rewarded with a solid following in the Brisbane music scene. We are stoked today to be premiering their debut EP, Pleasure Lies, ahead of its release […]

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Lucy Burke

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lucy Burke “Deaf Ears” (2021)

September 14, 2021

With the #FreeBritney movement receiving considerable press in recent times, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Lucy Burke‘s latest track, “Dear Ears” is ever so relevant. It casts the listener into the world of legendary female artists, such as Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse and Marilyn Monroe, reflecting on how helpless and they must have felt with all that fame […]

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Montgomery

Melbourne’s Montgomery gives us her sentimental playlist

September 13, 2021

Earlier this month Melbourne singer/songwriter Montgomery released the dreamy “Close To Being Apart”. It’s a beautifully lush track, with shimmering vocals. It oozes emotion, whilst giving off a dance vibe. The track examines moving on, with new experiences and relationships, whilst having to let go of other parts of our lives. “Close To Being Apart” […]

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Caiti Baker

Interview: Caiti Baker on returning to her R&B roots as her “Mellow” video drops

September 10, 2021

Darwin shape-shifting, genre-bending singer/songwriter Caiti Baker has today released the video for her recent release, “Mellow”. It’s a return to her first love, R&B and is a beautifully confident celebration of empowerment and sass. It’s sensual, it’s loving and it’ll get you up off your chair, throwing some shapes. Watch it on repeat. The video […]

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Kim Yang

Exclusive EP Premiere: Kim Yang – Brave (2021 EP)

September 9, 2021

Indie folk artist Kim Yang, released her debut EP, Ocean of Mind in 2019 and has been cementing her place in the folk world ever since. She has graced the stage with the likes of Tori Forsyth, Ben Lee and Josh Pyke, and performed at the National Folk Festival (2019 and Good Folk (2020). In […]

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Nina Leo

Exclusive EP Premiere: Nina Leo – Fake It (2021 EP)

September 8, 2021

Listening to music as a form of therapy is something that most of us have done. To either lift the spirits, to try and make sense of a personal crisis that we are facing, or to even find a sad song that we can empathise with, music is always there. For Canberra-based Nina Leo, an […]

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Brigitte Bardini

Track by Track: Brigitte Bardini takes us through her debut album Stellar Lights

September 2, 2021

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brigitte Bardini has just released her gorgeous debut album, Stellar Lights. It’s a collection of fourteen tracks, wonderfully diverse, showing a maturity way beyond what you would expect for a debut album. It perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bardini produced eight of the tracks herself, and the other six were […]

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WAAX

Track of the Week: WAAX “Most Hated Girl” (2021)

September 1, 2021

It’s been eighteen long months since we heard any new music from Brisbane rockers WAAX, but they have returned with a vengeance, blowing the doors off, with “Most Hated Girl” that dropped today. Lead singer/songwriter Maz DeVita says of the blistering new tune: “‘Most Hated Girl’ was definitely a COVID song that came out of […]

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Max Wolf

Exclusive Video Premiere: Max Wolf “Children on the Street” (2021)

September 1, 2021

Melbourne producer Max Wolf recently released his anthemic “Children on the Street”. It’s a pulsating, high-energy track reflecting the visceral rage against a system that doesn’t adequately support the youth. We are thrilled to have the premiere of the video for the track, which is as captivating as the song is powerful. Wolf blends his […]

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A Year Before Lockdown

2019 – A Year Before Lockdown celebrating Australian musicians by Australian photographers

August 30, 2021

As a live music photographer, the pandemic and resulting lockdown has been pretty bleak. Instead of going to multiple gigs a week, and capturing the joy and essence of live music, like everyone else I’ve been confined to home counting my legs. During this extended period of reflection, one of the seasoned photographers from the […]

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Stella Farnan

Track By Track: Stella Farnan takes us through her debut EP Come Stay At Mine

August 27, 2021

Stella Farnan is an artist that caught our eye back in early 2020. With thoughtful lyrics, an adroit turn of phrase and superb vocals, we had her pegged as an artist to watch in 2020. Obviously that was a year to write off, but Stella popped up again early this year and we were delighted […]

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Baby Velvet

Track of the Week: Baby Velvet “Call Me” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Baby Velvet is the new project for singer/songwriter Hannah Crofts. You might also know her as Hannah Marjorie, or as one-quarter of the ARIA award-winning group All Our Exes Live in Texas. Hannah has launched her debut single as Baby Velvet, the beautifully rich and emotive “Call Me”. This is the first track from her […]

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Imperial Broads

Exclusive Single Premiere: Imperial Broads “Another Planet” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Sydney band Imperial Broads have been teasing out tracks from their forthcoming album, Counterpart. We are thrilled today to be premiering the third single; the swirling psychedelic “Another Planet”. In keeping with the title of the song, the track opens with a moody celestial feel to it.  Throw in the 60s-style harmonies and then finishing […]

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Lon

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lontano “Adelaide” (2021)

August 24, 2021

Lontano is a new duo comprising of Anthony Dettori (The Sunburys) and Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs, The Soldiers Wife) and we are thrilled to be premiering their debut release, “Adelaide”. Anthony and Roz share an Italian heritage, and the name Lontano is an Italian term connotating distance. The songs of Lontano promise to explore […]

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Guest Book Review: Tim Carroll from Holy Holy reviews The Power by Naomi Alderman

August 20, 2021

Today, Holy Holy released their fourth studio album, Hello My Beautiful World. Our reviewer Dylan Marshall, has declared it as “their best album yet”, and it is our Album of the Week. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Carroll is also a voracious reader, and to celebrate this latest release, Tim has written for the AU, a […]

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Will Henderson

Will Henderson releases new single “Too bad to be true”

August 20, 2021

Will Henderson is one of those musicians who effortlessly shifts genres. One of his many musical projects is being one half of the pop duo Gimme Gimme, with his sister Esther. They recently released the extremely fun track “Silk”. Today Will is releasing a solo track, the beautifully atmospheric “Too bad to be true”.  This […]

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Pasiflorez

Exclusive Single Premiere: Pasiflorez “Dream Girl?” (2021)

August 19, 2021

Lovers of psychedelic surf rock are going to love Pasiflorez. We are stoked today to be premiering their latest tune, “Dream Girl?”, ahead of its release on Friday, 20th August 2021. Psych rock is one genre that, when done well, always gives me the impression that the band is totally vibing on what they are […]

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Guest Playlist: Getting to know Sydney’s Southey

August 19, 2021

Sydney’s singer/songwriter Southey has launched himself onto the scene with his debut single, “Run River”. This is a track that would have you believe he had a couple of albums under his belt. With beautifully delicate guitars and layered vocals, Southey has nailed his debut with aplomb. “Run River” has a beautiful richness to it. […]

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Steven Bamidele

Track of the Week: Steven Bamidele (UK) “You Were Wrong” (2021)

August 18, 2021

Steven Bamidele is a neo-soul artist hailing from Brighton in the UK. He first burst onto the scene in 2017, and his next EP, Uncrowded is due to drop on October 15, 2021.  The first single from the EP has just been teased out, “You Were Wrong”, and we are thrilled to have it as […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Aodhan “Three Leaf Clover” (Teenage Joans Cover) (2021)

August 18, 2021

Aodhan, the talented Dharawal singer/songwriter from Albion Park in NSW is certainly going through a purple patch. Only last month he released his outstanding debut EP, Flies In My Room, and he is following it up with a cover of the stellar Teenage Joans song, “Three Leaf Clover”. We are thrilled to be premiering the track […]

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Happy Fits

Guest playlist: Brooklyn’s The Happy Fits share songs of resilience that inspired their track “Another Try”

August 17, 2021

Brooklyn-trio The Happy Fits make well-crafted pop-rock with catchy choruses covering themes we can all relate to. It’s a style of music that has strongly resonated, with the band racking up some impressive numbers in the process. They’ve hit north of fifty million streams worldwide and 4 million YouTube views. Attracting a keen audience in […]

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Archie Roach

Interview: Archie Roach on his Kitchen Table Yarns and his foundation stage at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

August 12, 2021

Archie Roach is a national treasure who has led an extraordinary life. As a two-year-old, he was forcibly removed from his family, as part of the “Stolen Generation”. This dislocation was to have a profound effect on Archie and his siblings, as he battled alcoholism and struggled to find his identity. He was able to […]

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Romanie

Exclusive EP Premiere: Romanie – Little Big Steps (2021 EP)

August 12, 2021

Little Big Steps is the title of the sophomore EP from Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Romanie, and we are delighted to be premiering it ahead of its release tomorrow. Lead singles “Fake Friends”, “I’m Anything But Myself Around You” and “Stranger In My Skin” have dropped in the last few months in the leadup to the EP’s […]

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Planet

Track of the Week: PLANET “Resign” (2021)

August 11, 2021

Sydney’s indie-rock outfit PLANET have released another highly infectious guitar-driven banger, “Resign” and it’s our Track of the Week. These boys know how to write a catchy tune, with more than a passing nod to Brit-pop with some earthy garage rock keeping it grounded in the Antipodes. With spring just around the corner, this track […]

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Polish Club

Polish Club’s David Novak gives us his favourite burgers in Sydney

August 11, 2021

On Friday, Sydney rockers Polish Club will release their latest album, Now We’re Cookin’. They’ve teased out some singles in the past few months including “Stop for a Minute”, “Just Talking” and the sweet ballad “No Heaven”, so it’s exciting to having the full audio smorgasbord about to drop. It’s always good to hear David […]

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Sunday Estate

The Sunday Estate take us through their new EP When You Get Home

August 11, 2021

Sydney five-piece The Sunday Estate have today released their latest EP, When You Get Home. The band has the knack of writing cracking rock songs with strong melodies, great guitars and catchy choruses. They tend to be written about themes and topics to which we can all relate, making them readily accessible. Of the tracks […]

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Witching Hour

Behind the scenes of Witching Hour’s “Queen of Wands” music video

August 10, 2021

Melbourne’s multi-talented artist, Witching Hour recently released the video for “Queen of Wands”, the final track off her debut EP, Book of Shadows that dropped on the 30th July. Witching Hour is the moniker for Claire Quartz, who has put together a beautifully vivid and colourful video for the “Queen of Wands”. Claire has synaesthesia […]

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Jess Chalker

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jess Chalker “Don’t Fight It” (2021)

August 9, 2021

Today, the London-resident Australian artist Jess Chalker teases out a track, “Don’t Fight It”, from her upcoming debut solo LP, Hemispheres. We are absolutely thrilled to be premiering the track, along with an animated video, which was created by Thomas Calder. This is the third song to be released from the album, following on from […]

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