Author: Bruce Baker

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

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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Jack Carty

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jack Carty “Boab (Time Is A River)” (2021)

October 21, 2021

Jack Carty has been charming audiences with his heart-warming indie-folk since 2010. A gifted storyteller, a wonderful guitarist and possessing a wide vocal range, his songs have a depth and humanity that resonates with the listener. We are thrilled today to be premiering “Boab (Time Is A River)”, the latest single from Jack, and the […]

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Human Noise

Track by Track: Human Noise take a deep dive into Animal People

October 21, 2021

Sydney band Human Noise have today released their debut album, Animal People. It’s a beautifully varied record, from lo-fi grooves to frenetic guitar-driven bangers. The lyrics are sharp and no two tracks are the same. Fans of indie-punk rock acts such as Sonic Youth, RAT!hammock and The Strokes should find plenty to love here. I’m also […]

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Chelsea Warner

Chelsea Warner’s top tips before you head into the studio

October 20, 2021

Sydney singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and producer Chelsea Warner is going through a purple patch of releasing new music. Today she released “It Be Like That”, the third new track since June. Following on from “Drama” and “Not In The Mood” it continues the theme of self-exploration, analysis and growth. Classically trained at the Sydney Conservatorium […]

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Jarry

Exclusive Single Premiere: jarry “Circles” (2021)

October 20, 2021

“Circles” is the first release from the new project, jarry, which is the solo outlet for musician Jarred Young. Jarred has floated between Sydney, Melbourne and regional Queensland, and is probably best known for his work as songwriter, vocalist and drummer for indie-rockers Bad Pony.  We are thrilled to have the premiere of “Circles”, which […]

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Afterthought

Exclusive Single Premiere: Afterthought “Summerset Stunner” (2021)

October 14, 2021

The brilliantly upbeat “Summerset Stunner” from Sydney pop-punk quintet Afterthought is bursting with sunshine and optimism. With classic indie guitars, a tight beat and soaring harmonies this is a track to celebrate love and friendship. This is the second single to be released from their forthcoming sophomore self-titled EP, to be released on the 22nd October, […]

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Jaguar Jonze

Track of the Week: Jaguar Jonze “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?” (2021)

October 13, 2021

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter, artist, producer and all-round visionary Jaguar Jonze has released “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?”, a blistering take-down on those that misuse their power in the music industry. This is the first release since her Antihero (EP) that was released earlier in the year. Jaguar Jonze is the moniker for Deena Lynch, and […]

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Cookin' On 3 Burners

Cookin’ On 3 Burners give us their Top 5 Dream Collaborators

October 13, 2021

The legendary Cookin’ On 3 Burners recently released the blazing “The World Is Cold”, featuring Melbourne rapper Mantra and vocalist Jane Tyrell. It has that classic 3 Burners funk with attitude a-plenty as they mix up an enticing blend of contrasts, of sugar and spice, of heat and ice. It’s razor-sharp and as soothing as […]

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Lou P Scarlett

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lou P Scarlett “Hungry” (2021)

October 13, 2021

How big is your appetite? That’s the question asked by Sydney electro-pop artist Lou P Scarlett in the catchy “Hungry”, which we have the exclusive premiere of, ahead of its release on Friday. This is a tune with a big driving beat and a happily contagious chorus, which can’t help but put a smile. She sings […]

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SLUMBERJACK

Interview: SLUMBERJACK and Lucy Lucy interview each other!

October 11, 2021

  Electonic duo SLUMBERJACK have teased out another track from their forthcoming debut LP, Dichotomy, in the form of “Better Off”, featuring the vocals of Sydney-sider Lucy Lucy. It might come as a surprise to many that the duo hasn’t yet released a full-form album, having released a number of singles and EP’s over the […]

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Guest Playlist: Dominic Breen gives us 10 tracks for a Real Hard Week

October 6, 2021

Last week Sydney-based singer/songwriter Dominic Breen dropped his debut album, Blue Volume. It’s a consummate collection of tracks from the talented multi-instrumentalist. He is a masterful storyteller, with a turn of phrase that makes you sit up and listen intently. With some really lovely guitars and a voice that is warm and yearning, Blue Volume is […]

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Echo Adore

Exclusive Single Premiere: Echo Adore “Fantasma” (2021)

October 4, 2021

Perth duo Echo Adore are on a creative roll. Having dropped the entertaining and intense “See Red” earlier in 2021, they are about to release the superb “Fantasma”. We are stoked to have the first listen of this classy offering ahead of its release. The duo is comprised of Oliver James and Damian Diggs, and […]

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Tanya Ransom

Track by Track: Tanya Ransom talks us through Breakdown to Breakthrough

October 1, 2021

Last week Western Australian singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom released her latest EP, Breakdown to Breakthrough. Comprising five tracks, Tanya blends her unique blend of folk blues and alt-country with an entrancing honesty.  We premiered the lead track off the EP, “Cyclone” in November last year, so it’s a treat to see the remainder of the record see […]

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The Scotch Press

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Scotch Of Saint James “Cafe” (2021)

September 30, 2021

The fourth album, French by Spilled Blood from Perth rockers The Scotch of Saint James is not far from being released, and we are thrilled today to be premiering “Cafe”, which is the third and final single from the album. “Cafe” opens with slick Latin grooves, building joyously with world music vibes. The funky guitars […]

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DMC

Track of the Week: DMC “Memories” (2021)

September 29, 2021

DMC is the moniker for Canberra-based singer/songwriter Duncan McMaster. Today he has released the incredibly catchy “Memories” and it is our Track of the Week. If you want a song with an upbeat jangly chorus, then this is one for you. I’m pretty sure that fans of The Vaccines, Portugal the Man and Foster The […]

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Kaypo

Exclusive Single Premiere: Kaypo “Children of the Sun” (2021)

September 29, 2021

Brisbane’s singer/songwriter Kaypo continues to impress with his well-crafted emotive folk/pop. Today we are thrilled to be premiering his latest tune, the beautiful “Children of the Sun”. Kaypo is the solo project for Liam Higgins, and as with two previous releases, “You Don’t Care” and “Miss You”, he has collaborated with Canadian producer Ryan Stewart. […]

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Asha Jefferies

Track by Track: Asha Jefferies takes us deep into The Pinnacle

September 28, 2021

Earlier this month Brisbane indie-folk artist Asha Jefferies released her entrancing EP, The Pinnacle. This is a tight collection of five heartfelt songs, covering a range of emotions touching on anxiety, heartbreak, depression and self-doubt. Asha has the knack for delivering a line that stays in your head. It’s beautifully produced, with a full-band feel […]

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Smoking Martha

Guest Playlist: The rock classics that Brisbane’s Smoking Martha simply can’t go past

September 24, 2021

Brisbane rockers Smoking Martha recently released the high-octane “Liquid Sunshine”. With heavy riffs and the smoky powerful vocals of Natasha Doherty, it’s another confident step forward for the quartet that have been making waves in the Sunshine State. Featuring blistering guitars and pounding drums, the vocals keep this fast-moving amped-up ball of energy in its lane. […]

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The Finks

Track by Track: The Finks talk us through The moment the world rushed in

September 24, 2021

The Finks is the musical project for Melbourne songwriter Oliver Mestitz. Today he is releasing his six-track EP, The moment the world rushed in. This is a beautifully textured and delicate collection of songs. Five of the six tracks are instrumentals, with the title track containing vocals. The songs on the EP are a mix […]

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K Mak

Exclusive Video Premiere: K Mak “It’s You” (2021)

September 23, 2021

Singer/songwriter K Mak creates vivid electropop and recently dropped her sophomore single, “It’s You”. K Mak, the moniker for classically trained Kathryn McKee integrates strings with electronic beats, with the result being a heady mix of emotive pop. We are thrilled today to be premiering the video for this track, ahead of her debut album. About […]

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Jem Cassar-Daley

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jem Cassar-Daley “Letting Go” (2021)

September 22, 2021

At only twenty years old, Brisbane’s Jem Cassar-Daley is impressing all with your powerful voice and magnetic stage presence.  She recently released her debut single, “Letting Go”, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the video for this outstanding first-up release. The track shows great maturity and has a beautiful upbeat vibe. The production […]

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Rita B

Rita B: My Top 5 favourite venues to play when touring Australia

September 20, 2021

Sydney singer/songwriter Rita B, recently released her second single of the year, the delightful “Travel Companion”. It’s a track that reflects the life of a modern-day troubadour, telling their story on the road as they tour the country. This beautifully stark yet vivid song should garner favour with fans of Stella Donnelly and Julia Jacklin. […]

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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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