Author: Bruce Baker

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Tom Harrington

Exclusive Single Premiere: Tom Harrington “Be There Soon” (2021)

December 1, 2021

Victorian singer/songwriter and indie-folk balladeer Tom Harrington creates music that comforts and caresses. Following on from his debut single “Before You Go” he has been hard at work on his debut album, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the title track, “Be There Soon”, ahead of its release on Friday, 3rd December 2021. […]

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Nate Vibrations

Melbourne’s Naté Vibrations shares his musical tastes and influences

November 26, 2021

Earlier this month Melbourne-based producer and hip hop artist Naté Vibrations dropped the summer-tinged track, “Hop Out”, and irrespective of what the weather is currently doing, this is a track to get you zinging about. From the fun jaunty opening on the keys to the driving beats and vocals, “Hop Out” is a total trip. […]

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Paris Irwin

Exclusive Video Premiere: Paris Irwin “Tendons” (2021)

November 25, 2021

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Paris Irwin has put another step forward on a steep career trajectory with the release of her latest track, “Tendons”. This dark, broody pop song examines the end of a toxic relationship, with the protagonist calling time because she wasn’t being treated appropriately. Her partner tries to pile on the guilt, but she has […]

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Choosing Sides

Choosing Sides share 10 albums that inspired their EP All I Need

November 25, 2021

Adelaide four-piece Choosing Sides have just released their latest EP, All I Need. It’s an enticing blend of indie, alt-rock and shoegaze, drawing attention to thoughtful lyrics and artful musicianship. It’s a collection of songs showing great maturity, as the band explores their relationships and place in the world. Frontman Will Wright explains: “‘All I Need’ […]

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ARIA 2021

Genesis Owusu, The Kid LAROI, Budjerah, Tkay Maidza and more win their first ARIA Awards at tonight’s ceremony

November 24, 2021

It was a night for newcomers at the 2021 ARIA Awards tonight. They were held tonight at Taronga Zoo on Cammeraigal country and streamed around the world on YouTube. Showcasing the strength of music in Australia, there was an unprecedented number of first-time winners of ARIAs. On the back of his outstanding debut album Smiling […]

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Miller Yule

Exclusive Video Premiere: Miller Yule “Lock Me Up” (2021)

November 24, 2021

Americana is alive and well in New Zealand, courtesy of Miller Yule, who channels some of the greats in his songwriting. His latest release, “Lock Me Up” is a vivid journey on the soul-searching ignited by unrequited love. It’s the latest track from the talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and we are thrilled to be premiering […]

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Estee

estée takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “twenty eight”

November 23, 2021

estée is the moniker of Borneo-born, Australia-raised, Filipino-Chinese singer-songwriter Estée Evangeline. At nineteen years of age, and relatively new to the scene, she has already clocked over one million Spotify streams for her first two releases. Last week she released the video for her latest single, “twenty eight”, and we are delighted to have some […]

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Damien

Exclusive Single Premiere: DAMIEN “Human” (2021)

November 19, 2021

DAMIEN is a queer, non-binary artist from Ipswich in Queensland creating captivating alt-electro rock.  We are thrilled today to be premiering “Human”, which will be on his next album, Wrong Age. Wrong Race. Wrong Gender, to be released in 2022. The track is a dark synth-driven song, encased in a mesmerising driving beat. It draws influence […]

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Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine shares his top 5 Aussie artists, including his favourite song

November 18, 2021

Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project for singer/songwriter Adio Marchant. His voice is probably familiar, on records from DJ Snake, Petit Biscuit and, San Holo. He has also created with Gryffin, Lil Yachty, Beyonce and more. He featured on DJ Snake’s 2015 track “Middle’, which has had around 300 million YouTube views.  He also co-wrote […]

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Galleri

Exclusive Video Premiere: Galleri “Head In The Mire” (2021)

November 17, 2021

Galleri are a five-piece band from the mid-north coast of NSW, and having formed in the late 2000s, has served as a creative outlet for the talented quintet. Their most recent single, “Head In The Mire” was recorded in a home studio at Greenpoint, near Pacific Palms. We are thrilled today to be premiering the […]

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Future Haunts

I Can’t Change The Way You Change: Future Haunts takes us through their latest EP track by track

November 12, 2021

Brisbane’s Future Haunts have just released their latest EP, I Can’t Change The Way You Change. The four-piece have teased out a couple of singles earlier this year, in “Social Glue” and “Accelerator”, ahead of the release of the EP. The tracks are written for the current time, and resonate strongly due to the uncertainty […]

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Joe Mungovan

Track by Track: Joe Mungovan takes us through his debut album, A Flower In The Weeds

November 11, 2021

South Coast multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Joe Mungovan has just released his debut album, the gorgeous A Flower In The Weeds. Joe has been releasing quality singles and EP’s for a number of years now, so it’s an absolute treat to listen to his debut long-play record. Joe writes infections indie/roots-pop, with strong melodies, acoustic guitars conveying […]

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Frank James

Exclusive Single Premiere: Frank James “Stuck On You” (2021)

November 11, 2021

“STUCK ON YOU” is the latest tune to drop from singer/songwriter Frank James, a song mourning the end of a relationship, effortlessly spanning genres. It opens with wistful delicate electric guitars and sultry RnB-style vocals, making way for reggae-tinged instrumentals paired with a moody bassline. This track is a total vibe. It follows on from […]

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FVNERAL

FVNERAL’s guide to Sydney’s best songwriters and producers

November 11, 2021

FVNERAL is a seven-piece indie outfit from Sydney, and have recently launched their debut release, the anthemic and emotive “GOD DAMN LEDs”. The track is a warm emotive salve, offering hope and optimism during times of difficulty. It doesn’t take too many listens to pick up on the refined and elegant beauty of the song, […]

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Loretta

Sydney’s Loretta shares five songs they wish they had written

November 10, 2021

Sydney’s Loretta have been forging a name for themselves in the last couple of years, and it looks like they are cresting a wave of creativity. Headed by vocalist and songwriter Ellis Hall, they’ve created their own blend of alt-pop, taking cues from acts such as The 1975, LANY, No Rome and The Neighborhood.  Their […]

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Troy Kingi

Exclusive Video Premiere: Troy Kingi “Forgotten Like A Dream” (2021)

November 10, 2021

The renowned actor and multi-genre musician Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) recently released his latest single, “Forgotten Like a Dream (Mortality)”. We are excited today to be premiering the video for the song, a dramatic clip featuring Māori actor Vinnie Bennett (Fast & Furious 9, Human Traces, Good Grief, Ghost in the Shell). The track […]

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Jess Chalker

Track by Track: Jess Chalker takes us through her debut album, Hemispheres

November 8, 2021

Australia’s Jess Chalker has dropped her debut album, Hemispheres, an album that traverses the full gamut of human emotions. It explores the dichotomy between depression, hopefulness, self-doubt, self-love and more. We premiered an earlier single from the album, “Don’t Fight It” and have been keenly awaiting the release of Hemispheres. Whilst it’s her debut album, […]

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GB3

Sakura Flower: GB3’s Glenn Bennie, of Underground Lovers takes us through his new album track by track

November 5, 2021

GB3 is the side project for Underground Lovers co-founder Glenn Bennie, and today he has released his latest album, Sakura Flower. Glenn has teamed up again with Steve Kilbey of The Church, who has added the lyrics and vocals to these beautifully crafted pop songs infused with sparkling rivulets of electronica. This is their second album […]

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It's Acrylic

Exclusive Single Premiere: It’s Acrylic “We Ate Like Kings” (2021)

November 4, 2021

Brisbane continues to foster exciting new talent, this time in the form of indie band It’s Acrylic. We are thrilled to be premiering the debut single from the outfit, the emotive “We Ate Like Kings”. The band will be releasing their debut EP, Minutia, Sick Darling, late in 2021. The band began as a writing project […]

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Vance Joy

The Sound returns to ABC TV for Season 3 with a stacked lineup

November 3, 2021

ABC TV and Mushroom Studios’ The Sound is returning for its 3rd season this weekend, just in time for Ausmusic Month. And they’ve got a stacked lineup for its season premiere. Series 3 promises to be focused on the live performances, with a  big-name guest dropping in to chat with one of the featured acts. This […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Album Premiere: Jordan Merrick – Waiting Blues (2021)

November 3, 2021

Brisbane singer/songwriter Jordan Merrick has continued to ride a creative wave through the pandemic. Today we premiere his sophomore album, Waiting Blues, ahead of its release on Friday. Renowned for his vivid storytelling, historically he has glided between folk, country, blues and roots genres. As the name might suggest Waiting Blues warmly embraces the blues, a […]

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Johnny Hunter

Interview: Nick Hutt from Johnny Hunter on “Life”, influences and dream venues

October 28, 2021

Sydney’s Johnny Hunter are a post-glam punk rock outfit that has been captivating audiences since 2018. With Nick Hutt providing lead vocals and theatre upfront, Xander Burgess on lead guitar, Nick Cerone on bass and Gerry Thompson on drums, the band has an incredibly captivating live show. Taking their influences from bands such as Joy […]

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Subtle Mullets

Exclusive Album Premiere: Subtle Mullets – Burns Still (2021)

October 28, 2021

Subtle Mullets are a five-piece band from the Inner West of Sydney. They are all self-taught musicians, and with the band starting in high school, they pride themselves on being a queer band. This week they release their debut album, Burns Still. We are thrilled to be premiering the album, ahead of its release tomorrow, […]

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Briggs

Track of the Week: Briggs ft. Troy Cassar-Daley “Shadows” (2021)

October 27, 2021

Our Track of the Week is “Shadows”, from hip-hop artist and Yorta-Yorta man, Briggs, featuring Troy Cassar-Daley. The track is an adaption of Troy Cassar-Daley’s “Shadows On The Hill”. These two potent artists have combined to share and acknowledge a shameful and important part of this country’s history. Troy shares the background of the track, and how […]

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Good Sport

Exclusive Video Premiere: Good Sport “Big Push” (2021)

October 27, 2021

Good Sport is the solo project for Pittsburgh producer and songwriter Ryan Hizer.  We are thrilled today to be premiering the video of “Big Push”, which was on his debut album, Boring Magic. This is a track with a strong hypnotic beat, bursting with catchy hooks and layered vocals. There are many elements in this […]

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Acchy

Melbourne’s Acchy releases his fiery new single “Never Falling in Love Again”

October 27, 2021

Melbourne’s Acchy has launched a blistering retort via his latest single, “Never Falling in Love Again”, lamenting a relationship that has turned sour. Lachlan Sallabank (aka Acchy) burst onto the scene in 2019, inspired by artists such as Green Day, Bliss n Esso and Eminem. You can definitely get some Green Day feels in this […]

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Yours and Owls

Yours and Owls set to return in April 2022 – dates announced

October 26, 2021

Yours and Owls is set to return in 2022, two weeks before Easter, on 2nd and 3rd April. It will be returning to Stuart Park in Wollongong. The organisers somehow managed to pull off a fabulous event in 2021, despite significant social distance restrictions being put in place. It was one of the few festivals […]

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Florian

Florian’s ultimate 80’s inspired birthday playlist

October 25, 2021

Last month, Sydney’s Florian released another sparkling pop song, this time being the shimmering “Seventeen”. 2021 has already been a year of quality releases for the talented singer/songwriter, with “Patrick Swayze” and “Yours & Mine” both making waves. “Seventeen” is tinged with an 80’s vibe, as she reflects on a younger version of herself,  with […]

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Track by Track: Mess Esque takes us through their atmospheric self-titled album

October 22, 2021

Mess Esque is a recent collaboration between iconic 90’s band Dirty Three‘s Mick Turner and McKisko‘s Helen Franzmann. The music and instruments are provided by Mick, and the lyrics and vocals by Helen. Probably best known for his work with Dirty Three, Mick has been making music for more than forty years. His most recent album […]

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Charm of Finches

Wonderful Oblivion: Charm of Finches take us through their new album track by track

October 22, 2021

Indie-folk duo Charm of Finches have been casting their spell on listeners with a stream of singles from Wonderful Oblivion, their third album, the most recent being the emotive and melancholic “Heavy”. Finally, the date for the release of this much-anticipated record has arrived for sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. The album was recorded at home by […]

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