Author: Bruce Baker

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Jack Botts

Guest Playlist: Jack Botts gives us 10 songs for road-tripping in the van

June 9, 2021

Indie-folk singer/songwriter Jack Botts has just dropped his third EP, the fabulous Slow Mornings. It’s been a meteoric rise for the artist, who only a few years ago was a carpenter and part-time busker. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Botts has continued live shows and touring in his van. Selling out venues such as […]

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Rulla Marlon

Interview: Rulla and Marlon on “Black Swan”, singing for Archie Roach and opening Womad

June 9, 2021

MC Rulla Kelly-Mansell, a Tulampunga Pakana man from Kooparoona Niara, Lutruwita (Tasmania) has joined forces with Marlon Motlop, of Larrakia, Kungarrakany and Thursday Islander to deliver the inspirational song of empowerment and pride, “Black Swan”. These two proud indigenous Australians met whilst playing AFL for the Glenelg football club in South Australia. Bonding over their […]

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Samas

Exclusive Album Premiere: Samas – Self-Titled (2021 EP)

June 9, 2021

Hailing from Sydney’s south, SAMAS delivers a mix of punk, blues and garage rock. We are pumped today to be premiering the debut self-titled EP. This is a collection of four diverse songs, united by sharp lyrics and catchy tunes. It’s music to grab your attention and shake you by the scruff of your neck. […]

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Nicole McKinney

Exclusive Album Premiere: Nicole McKinney – The Process (2021 EP)

June 8, 2021

Indie folk/rock musician Nicole McKinney is just about to release her debut EP, The Process.¬† This is a concise and poignant collection of songs that tackle pain, grief and anger head-on. We are thrilled to have the premiere of this EP, ahead of its release on Friday. The Process as cathartic as it is beautiful. […]

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Emma Swift

Interview: Emma Swift on her Bob Dylan homage in Blonde on the Tracks, Christmas albums and overcoming writer’s block

June 3, 2021

In 2020, Australian singer-songwriter and Nashville-resident Emma Swift released Blonde on the Tracks,¬†an album of Bob Dylan covers. Covering Bob Dylan songs is nothing new of course, however this album has had widespread international acclaim.¬†It’s a reflection on the quality of the interpretations of the songs, and the track selection which has placed this album […]

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Gimme Gimme

Exclusive Video Premiere: Gimme Gimme “Silk” (2021)

June 3, 2021

Mullumbimby’s Gimme Gimme is a duo comprised of sister and brother Esther and Will Henderson. They dropped their EP Taylor St back in February. One of the lead singles off the EP was Silk, a fun and upbeat tune which can’t help to leave a smile on your face. We are thrilled today to have […]

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I Know Leopard

Track of the Week: I Know Leopard “Lover Automatic” (2021)

June 2, 2021

Sydney trio I Know Leopard are back with a new tune, “Lover Automatic”, and we are thrilled to have it as our Track of the Week. It’s a welcome return for the trio, after their breakout 2019 album, Love Is A Landmine. “Lover Automatic” is one of those tracks which sucks you in with repeat […]

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Leisure Sport

Exclusive EP Premiere: Leisure Sport – Title Card (2021)

June 2, 2021

Baltimore continues to develop great and interesting indie rock bands. Leisure Sport is one that has been on our sights for some time, so we are thrilled today to be premiering their debut EP, Title Card. The band is comprised of¬† Dana DiGennaro on vocals and guitar, Kyle Balkin also on vocals and guitar, Cameron […]

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Two Lanes

Berlin’s TWO LANES release video for “Rolling Back”, featuring Australian producer Panama

May 31, 2021

TWO LANES is a duo comprised of Berlin-based siblings Leo and Rafa Schmid.¬†The duo has been releasing music since 2018. With a tantalising mix of live instruments, analogue synthesisers and electronic sounds have forged an exciting sound from the creative hub of Berlin. The last couple of years have seen them release EP’s which have […]

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Photo Gallery: San Cisco + Jaguar Jonze – Enmore Theatre (28.05.21)

May 29, 2021

San Cisco came to Sydney-town last night, as part of their Between You and Me tour. It was a joyous affair, the crowd were up for a good old sing-a-long from the get-go. They were supported by Jaguar Jonze, who well and truly got the party started, singing a few songs off her most recent […]

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Imogen Clark

Track By Track: Imogen Clark takes us through her new EP Bastards

May 27, 2021

Last week Sydney singer/songwriter Imogen Clark released her latest EP, Bastards.¬†This is an EP that demonstrates strength and resistance, as Imogen dissects relationships that have impacted her in her journey the past few years. Imogen was able to collaborate with some great talent on the recording. Some of those that pitched in include Eilish Gilligan, […]

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Tyne-James Organ

10 things you didn’t know about Tyne-James Organ

May 26, 2021

Last week Sydney singer-songwriter Tyne-James Organ dropped his debut album, Necessary Evil. The album was recorded during 2020 with his longtime creative partner, Chris Collins¬†at his NSW Hinterland studio in Stokers Siding. His final release before the album dropped was “London’s Calling”. This is a beautiful heartfelt track, about a friend of Tyne’s who announced […]

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Isabella Manfredi

Track of the Week: Isabella Manfredi “Jealousy” (2021)

May 26, 2021

With news breaking yesterday that The Preatures are disbanding, after ten successful years, we were delighted to find out today that lead-singer Isabella Manfredi is dropping her debut single, “Jealousy”. From the opening beats of “Jealousy”, it’s apparent that Manfredi has launched her solo career with a bang. Her powerful vocals, packed with emotion and […]

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Aspy Jones

Exclusive Single Premiere: Aspy Jones “Mind Arrest” (2021)

May 26, 2021

Aspy Jones is an alternative folk/blues/roots musician who always impresses with his high-quality, deeply personal songs.¬† We premiered “Last Nerve” last year, a song about tackling anxiety. In “Mind Arrest”, Aspy tackles his autism head-on, giving the listener a feeling for the challenges which those with autism face, particularly as they enter adulthood. We are […]

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The Velvet Club

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Velvet Club “Everything’s Changing” (2021)

May 25, 2021

Earlier this month The Velvet Club released their latest single, the fun and upbeat “Everything’s Changing”. Today, we are thrilled to have the exclusive video premiere for this track, ahead of its release on Thursday. The track was written just before Melbourne’s lockdown last year. The track visits those moments in our life when we […]

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Tim Rogers

Photo Gallery: You Am I + Andy Golledge Band – Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.05.21)

May 20, 2021

You Am I are currently touring the country, full of beans after the release of their latest album, The Lives of Others.¬†¬†Last night they played at the Factory Theatre in Sydney, to a sold-out audience. With a new album under their belt and the joy of being able to play live gigs again without Covid […]

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Roz Pappalardo

Track By Track: Roz Pappalardo takes us through her new album Won’t Be Quiet

May 20, 2021

Last week Roz Pappalardo released her second solo album, the beautiful and poignant Won’t Be Quiet. The career path of Pappalardo has been non-linear. She has a history encompassing acting, playwriting, as well as a singer/songwriter. Now based in Cairns, in far north Queensland, she is enmeshed in the local arts community, working on theatre […]

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Strangely Enough

Exclusive Single Premiere: Strangely Enough “Are You More?” (2021)

May 19, 2021

Multi-instrumentalist Strangely Enough, the moniker for Greg Olley is about to release his latest vividly sonic track, “Are You More?”, and we are delighted to have the premiere of it, ahead of its release on Friday. Strangely Enough is about to release his debut EP, Stories You Tell Yourself (out June 18). He has trickle-fed […]

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Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly added as headliners to the rescheduled Bluesfest lineup

May 19, 2021

In what is great news for Bluesfest, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly have been added to the lineup for the rescheduled event, in the October long weekend. The festival will take place over four days at Byron Bay, from 1st to 4th October. Midnight Oil will headline the opening night, Friday 1st October. Paul Kelly […]

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Solsta

Solsta shares his Top 5 Electronic acts in Australia

May 18, 2021

Perth artist Solsta¬†recently dropped a killer dancefloor track, “Together”, featuring the sublime vocals of BEXX. “Together” follows on from his 2020 singles, “Everything”, “Falling” and “Want You”. This is a seriously catchy tune. The vocals blend in perfectly with Solstas magic. It’s not just for the dancefloor. “Together” is just at home as a chill-out. […]

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Joe Mungovan

Exclusive Single Premiere: Joe Mungovan “Soaking Up The Sunshine” (2021)

May 17, 2021

South-Coast indie-music singer/songwriter Joe Mungovan continues with his run of feel-good tunes oozing summer-vibes with “Soaking Up The Sunshine”, his latest single which is about to drop. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of this sun-soaked delight ahead of its release on Wednesday. “Soaking Up The Sunshine” follows on from “Lemon + Lime” […]

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You Am I

Interview: You Am I’s Russell “Rusty” Hopkinson on recording The Lives of Others remotely, Mexican psychedelic 45’s and Chuck Berry

May 13, 2021

You Am I will release their eleventh studio album tomorrow, The Lives of Others. It’s been six years since their previous album was released, Porridge & Hotsauce, and hasn’t the world changed since then. In February they released the first track off the album, the highly lauded “The Waterboy”, and the rest of the album […]

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Romanie

Exclusive Single Premiere: Romanie “Fake Friends” (2021)

May 12, 2021

  Melbourne based singer/songwriter Romanie is about to release her latest single, “Fake Friends”. This follows on from ” I‚Äôm Anything (But Myself Around You).” which was released back in February this year. This is a beautiful track acknowledging that perhaps we aren’t always being the best friend that we could be.¬† We are thrilled […]

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Lucy Lucy

Track of the Week: Lucy Lucy “$25” (2021)

May 12, 2021

Lucy Lucy is the new solo project for Sydney singer/songwriter Lucy Washington. You might have seen her previously fronting the pop duo Yuma.¬†If you were at Yours and Owls recently, you would have seen her on stage with What So Not. The first track to be released by Lucy Lucy is the banging “$25”, and […]

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Spring Loaded

Photo Gallery: Spring Loaded Festival – Randwick (08.05.21)

May 9, 2021

The Spring Loaded festival is currently touring the country, and came to Royal Randwick in Sydney yesterday. Setup on the lawn at Randwick Racecourse, it was a comfortable and inviting setup to see some of the favourite bands of the last decade or two. It was good vibes all round. The crowd might be a […]

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Photo Gallery: Charlie Collins + The Sunday Estate + Angeles – Lazybones Lounge (04.05.21)

May 5, 2021

Charlie Collins launched her latest single, “Fuck It” at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville last night. It was a sold-out gig, which was filled with many highlights. The visceral “Fuck It” was definitely one of them. Her band was super-tight, and high-energy. Meg Mac¬†made a guest appearance, to duet on “Honey Can We Run Away”, filling […]

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Dan Baker

Exclusive Single Premiere: Dan Baker “Take This Rose” (2021)

May 5, 2021

North Queensland’s folk-singer Dan Baker is about to release his first track of the year, and we’re delighted today to be premiering “Take This Rose”, a stunning blend of passion and pain, ahead of its official release on Friday. The track is written as an expression of love, and a commitment made to a long-distance […]

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Patrick James

Exclusive Video Premiere: Patrick James “Grateful” (2021)

April 30, 2021

We are thrilled to close out the week with the video premiere of “Grateful” from singer/songwriter Patrick James. A song born perhaps from the bleakness of Covid, it is a positive reflection of all those things we are grateful for. James has been carving out a name for himself for the last decade or so. […]

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Charlie Collins

Behind the lyrics: Charlie Collins takes us inside her searing new track “F*ck It”

April 29, 2021

Charlie Collins has today released the video for her emotive new single, “Fuck It”. The track deals with a difficult break-up that has become public.¬† More about the background to the track later, as Charlie has given the AU an exclusive insight into the story behind the song. The video was directed by Madeline Purdy […]

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Cedric Burnside

Track of the Week: Cedric Burnside “Step In” (2021)

April 28, 2021

If you want to find out what the real Mississippi blues sounds like, take a listen to Cedric Burnside. He is the real deal, with a blue-blood pedigree behind him. The grandson of the great R.L. Burnside, Cedric is on the cusp of releasing a new album, I Be Trying,¬†which is just the tonic after […]

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