Author: Bruce Baker

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Baby Velvet

Interview: Baby Velvet on Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else, Girls Rock and Americana Surf-Rock

May 27, 2022

Melbourne artist, Baby Velvet, is the solo project for Hannah Crofts, and today she released her debut album, Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else. It’s an album imbued with reflections of love and love-lost, as well as navigating life as an adult. It is undoubtedly shaped by years of life as a touring […]

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Joan & The Giants

Exclusive Single Premiere: Joan & The Giants “Slow Motion” (2022)

May 12, 2022

Perth outfit, Joan & The Giants, have a knack for writing songs that pull at the heartstrings. Following on from last year’s poignant single “Just For You”, the quartet is back with the achingly beautiful “Slow Motion”. It draws a vivid picture of that moment when the first flicker of love takes hold. We are thrilled […]

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LAURA MAC

Exclusive Video Premiere: LAURA MAC “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” (2022)

May 11, 2022

Fresh and fabulous duo LAURA MAC are back with another high-voltage tune. We are thrilled to be premiering the video for the unreleased “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” ahead of tomorrow’s drop. This is mega-fun indie guitar pop. Lead singer Laura Maclachlan brings the party vibes in spades, with Zac Connelley and band adding the jangly […]

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Windwaker

Guest Playlist: Windwaker – 15 Songs That Inspired Love Language

May 6, 2022

Windwaker are one of our most exciting heavy metal acts, and today have released their debut album, Love Language. They emerged out of Wagga Wagga, and now call Melbourne home. Their 2019 debut EP, Empire racked up millions of streams, and projected a buzz way beyond our domestic shores. Locally, they earned themselves recognition as […]

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Banjo Lucia

Guest Playlist: Banjo Lucia shares ten songs that make you feel like you’re in a movie

May 6, 2022

Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Banjo Lucia from Fremantle has today released her debut EP, Peccadilloes. This is a fine collection of five tracks, including her debut track “That’s Not Loving” and recent single “Lion Boy”. Banjo shows wisdom and a turn of phrase that belies her age. With a touching warmth and a reach for the familiarity, her […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Big Orange “Love’s Not Enough” (2022)

May 4, 2022

Perth’s indie-rockers Big Orange recently dropped their latest single the urgent and pulsating “Love’s Not Enough”. With a recurrent guitar riff and relentless beat, it’s reminiscent of the best of British 80s and 90s rock. The track reflects on a relationship that has run its course. We are thrilled today to have the video premiere […]

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Charlie Collins

Interview: Charlie Collins finds catharsis in her riveting new album Undone

April 29, 2022

Sydney’s Charlie Collins has today released her much-anticipated sophomore album, Undone. The album is a deeply personal one, traversing the mixed emotions from the end of a long-term relationship. Charlie is fearless in her expression as she tackles this head-on. Charlie has collaborated with some outstanding musicians and producers on the album. Those included Chris […]

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Wolf Alice

Photo Gallery: Wolf Alice + Body Type – Big Top Luna Park, Sydney (26.04.22)

April 27, 2022

The international acts are starting to travel again, and we were treated in Sydney last night to one of the best, with Wolf Alice playing at the Big Top, in Luna Park, Sydney. At long last, they are able to tour their Blue Weekend album from 2021. As you would expect, the setlist was heavily […]

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Yazmindi

Exclusive Single Premiere: Yazmindi “Talk” (2022)

April 27, 2022

Indie-folk rocker Yazmindi hails from Byron Bay and is about to release her latest single, “Talk”. The track oozes swagger and a vibrant melody, where she gives some straight-up advice – you are good enough, you don’t need to pretend to be something you aren’t. We are stoked to be premiering it ahead of its […]

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Hollie Col

Interview: Hollie Col on Julia Stevens, creating the videos and her favourite podcast

April 26, 2022

Hollie Col has been teasing out singles and videos from her fabulous EP, Julia Stevens, for a number of months now, and the wait is finally over, for the release of the EP, and the conclusion to the passion-filled story about the fictional character. The EP was produced and co-written by Hollie and Dylan Nash […]

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Just A Gent

Just A Gent reveals the influences behind Planet Oasis

April 26, 2022

Producer and musician Just A Gent has just released his latest album, Planet Oasis. It’s hard to believe that it’s four years since his landmark record, Stories To Tell was released. That album has racked up over 20 million streams, and on Spotify, his overall streaming numbers have hit 200 million. Yes, impressive indeed, and […]

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Maia Oakley

Exclusive Single Premiere: Maia Toakley “Paralysed” (2022)

April 26, 2022

Lovers of folk-rock will absolutely crush on “Paralysed” from Sydney singer-songwriter Maia Toakley. This is a song that oozes honesty, the raw and heartfelt lyrics striking a chord. We are thrilled today to be premiering it ahead of its release tomorrow. Maia explores the paralysing nature of self-doubt. Her vocals draw you into her world, […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Five) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.22)

April 21, 2022

Day five of Bluesfest comes around all too soon. The end is in sight, but there’s still the chance to see bands that you missed the first time round, and there are always a few that haven’t played yet. One of those was perennial favourite Kate Ceberano. Her voice is better than ever, she had […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Four) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (17.04.22)

April 19, 2022

We had passed hump day and headed towards the home straight. An action-packed Day 4 awaited though. The Waifs proved to be singular as Vicki Thorn unfortunately had the ‘Spicy Cough’, so couldn’t be there. The show was still enormously entertaining. Sister Donna has plenty of chat and had us all laughing along with her […]

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Mesmeriser

Exclusive EP Premiere: Mesmeriser – SOLD! (2022)

April 19, 2022

Mesmeriser is a punchy alt-rock powerhouse out of Sydney.  They are passionate, talented, and with a wry smile, have been enjoying themselves on their latest EP which is about to drop, SOLD!. We are stoked to be premiering it today, ahead of its release tomorrow. Fans of The Strokes and Libertines should be able to […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Three) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (16.04.22)

April 17, 2022

  Day three of 2022 Byron Bay Bluesfest was another action-packed extravaganza. Mama Kin Spender enchanted us with the collaboration between Mama Kin and Tommy Spender. With a choir in tow from Mullumbimby, they touched hearts and fed our souls. Mama Kin Spender One of the finds of the festival so far has been Christone […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Two) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (15.04.22)

April 16, 2022

  The crowd was massive for Day two of Byron Bay Bluesfest. The major drawcard of course was Midnight Oil, who are on their swansong live tour. They didn’t disappoint, playing a two hour set filled with their classic hits, and a few new ones from their latest album, Resist. Peter Garrett‘s voice was better […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day One) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (14.04.22)

April 15, 2022

The 33rd edition of the Byron Bay Bluesfest kicked off at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay yesterday and needless to say, the excitement was fever pitch. Once through the gates, there was no time to waste to catch as much of the action from Day 1 as possible. Bob Marley’s music lives on through […]

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Holiday

Exclusive Video Premiere: HOLiDAY “Next Best Friend (LIVE)” (2022)

April 13, 2022

HOLiDAY are an outrageously talented indie-pop trio currently based in Tasmania. Comprising Meg Hitchcock on vocals, Jesse Higgs on vocals and guitar, and Marcos Micozzi also on guitar and synths, they are blessed with two singers with incredible voices. “Next Best Friend” is their debut release, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the […]

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Lucid Safari

Exclusive Video Premiere: Lucid Safari “Delirium” (2022)

April 12, 2022

Reggae-rock indies, Lucid Safari, have recently released their debut EP, Delirium. The title track has fresh smooth melodic vocals, a dreamy groove, sweet guitars and a bright joyful effervescence. We’re thrilled today to be premiering the video for “Delirium”. The band is the musical project for Brisbane musician Daniel J. Lewis. There is a rotation […]

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Sheldon5D

The Top Three Artists Sheldon5D Recommends As Must Knows

April 12, 2022

Western Australia has proven to be a source of so many talented artists in recent years, and one of the fresh bunch to emerge is artist, producer and engineer Sheldon Nunes. He has been releasing his music under the Sheldon5D moniker, and has just released his first track of 2022, “Ride With Me”. The song was […]

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Photo Gallery: DMA’S + Hayley Mary – The Hordern Pavilion (08.04.22)

April 9, 2022

DMA’S finally got to bring their The Glow tour to Sydney at The Hordern Pavilion last night. It might have taken them two years, but it was worth the wait. Always fabulous live, they put on a faultless show to the adoring crowd. It was packed to the rafters and a massive euphoric sing-along. With […]

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Soft Powder

Soft Powder explains the creative process behind his latest track, “Close Your Eyes”

April 8, 2022

Soft Powder creates emotive lo-fi dream pop, and today he has released his debut full-length album, Somewhere Like Paradise. The album is eight tracks of shimmering shoegaze and melancholic pop. The album followed on from his two earlier EPs, Shangri-La and  Faber Ria which received widespread critical acclaim. Soft Powder is the solo project for producer […]

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Sonar Lisboa

Sónar Lisboa 2022 to kick off this weekend, showcasing music, creativity and technology

April 7, 2022

Sónar Lisboa 2022 kicks off in the Portuguese capital this weekend. It commences at 12:00 pm on Friday the 8th of April, concluding at 10:00 pm on Sunday the 10th of April.  The festival is three days packed with music, creativity and technology. Sónar Lisboa brings together more than 100 artists to Lisbon. The festival […]

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Reckless Coast

Exclusive Single Premiere: Reckless Coast “Do You Want Me?” (2022)

April 7, 2022

Fans of nostalgic Aus-rock are going to love “Do You Want Me?”, the new tune from Brissie-rockers Reckless Coast. With a fresh contemporary feel, yet with a passing nod to Australian rock from the ’80s, the track is a gas from start to finish. Driving vocals, a pulsating beat and gritty guitars takes the listener […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Zac Eichner “Not A Break-Up Song” (2022)

April 6, 2022

Adelaide-based indie-electronic artist Zac Eichner is back with new music, this time the heartfelt and personal “Not A Break-Up Song”. Indeed, the track is not a break-up song, but it is a song about letting go of an earlier version of himself. Zac produced the track himself, alongside Matt Cooper. We are thrilled to be premiering “Not A […]

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Werk It

Circus Trick Tease brings Werk It to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 1, 2022

With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival underway, look no further than the zany and fun Werk It, a circus show incorporating spandex, high-vis and unearthly vitality and vigour. With eye-popping colours., sass and just a hint of tradie combined with a spin instructor mixed with a healthy serving of cross-training sorcery, it is delivered by […]

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GENIIE BOY

Exclusive Single Premiere: GENIIE BOY “Elevator to the Sky” (2022)

March 30, 2022

Last year electro-indie/pop duo GENIIE BOY released their debut EP, If You Have Something To Say, and they are back with new music, in the form of the futuristic “Elevator to the Sky”. We are thrilled to be premiering the track, and its zany video ahead of its release on Friday. “Elevator Sky” is another gem from […]

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Canberra’s Kirrah Amosa releases her new track “Possessive” and shares her inspirations

March 29, 2022

Canberra’s Kirrah Amosa weaves an intoxicating R&B spell on her latest single, “Possessive”. A passionate and sensual song, it reflects the journey which Kirrah has been on. Not always smooth-sailing, this is a track that shows acceptance and great self-awareness. Kirrah gives us some background to the track: “2020/2021 bestowed on me the best of the […]

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Guest Playlist: Jack Carty shares the songs that inspired Wake to a Bright Morning

March 29, 2022

Indie folk singer/songwriter Jack Carty has just released his latest album, Wake to a Bright Morning. At the AU, we’ve been crushing on this album, and believe it’s his finest yet. A prolific songwriter this is his sixth full-length album and was recorded between London and Brisbane over the past three years. He roped in […]

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