Author: Bruce Baker

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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’m 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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Concrete Surfers

Guest Playlist: Songs to Drive to with Concrete Surfers

April 28, 2021

Brisbane rockers Concrete Surfers have just released their latest banger, “Driving”. With howling vocals, ripping guitars and a knock-out beat, this is a kick-arse tune. The song examines how we manage the challenges which we face daily. This is classic garage rock. They are a band with a purpose, using their hard-hitting rock prowess, and […]

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Eskatology

Exclusive Single Premiere: Eskatology ft. Steve Clisby “Good Trouble” (2021)

April 28, 2021

Indigenous hip-hop artist Eskatology hails from Adelaide and has been steadily making his mark in the Australian hip-hop scene. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of his latest track, “Good Trouble”, which features the killer vocals of soul legend, Steve Clisby. If you are in Adelaide, there is a show at Zhivago this […]

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Stumps

Photo Gallery: Stumps + Kitschen Boy + The Grenade Jumper Band – The Lansdowne, Sydney (24.04.21)

April 26, 2021

Stumps played a pair of sold-out shows at the Lansdowne this weekend. In a strong lineup, they were supported by Kitschen Boy and The Grenade Jumper Band. The band was on a high, after a long wait for these rescheduled shows to take place. I’ve seen the band live a few times now, and each […]

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Bree Rusev

Exclusive Single Premiere: Bree Rusev “Fade Away” (2021)

April 22, 2021

Bree Rusev is only seventeen years old and is making her mark on the folk-rock scene, with her assured and instantly accessible songs. We are thrilled to be premiering her third single to hit the airwaves, “Fade Away”. This follows on from her debut and sophomore releases, “Coastline” and “Drift”. There is a maturity to […]

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Pretty Uglys

Behind the scenes with Pretty Uglys during the making of Party Friends

April 22, 2021

West-Australian trio, Pretty Uglys, have just released their sophomore EP, Party Friends. It’s a five-track collection of surf and punk-rock tunes, which have been a staple of their live set for some time now. The band were pretty pumped to get it out into the ether, saying “Feels epic to get this release into the world […]

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Skybelly

Exclusive Single Premiere: Skybelly “State of Disaster” (2021)

April 21, 2021

Skybelly is the musical project for Melbourne-based singer/songwriter and producer Sara Nelson. We are thrilled to have the premiere today of her latest offering, “State of Disaster”, before its release on Friday. “State of Disaster” was inspired by the “what if we kissed?” meme during last years ‘state of disaster’ resulting in Victoria’s lockdown. The meme […]

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Behind the Scenes of Taylor B-W’s “Nunchucks” music video

April 16, 2021

Sydney indie-pop artist Taylor B-W has just released the video for her latest single, “Nunchucks”. She is an artist with a bullet against her trajectory. In “Nunchucks”, she is rocking a 90’s RnB vibe with soaring vocals. It’s a seriously infectious tune; fun, upbeat and packed with a killer groove. Talking about the song, Taylor […]

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Ed Wells Manuka

Exclusive Single Premiere: Ed Wells x Manuka “Tougher” (2021)

April 15, 2021

Hailing from Sydney, but now a resident of London, Ed Wells has teamed up with fellow Londoner Manüka on their electro-pop single, “Tougher”. This is a track about the resilience we all have when faced with formidable challenges. We are thrilled to have the premiere of this tune before its official release on Friday. Last […]

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Highline

Track of the Week: Highline “Chasing Heaven” (2021)

April 14, 2021

Our track of the week is “Chasing Heaven” and comes from Sydney-siders Highline. We might be heading into winter, but this bouncy song will take you back to the heights of summer. “Chasing Heaven” will be on their upcoming EP, Off Track, which is due to be released on 13th May this year. “Chasing Heaven” […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Roz Pappalardo “Won’t Be Quiet” (2021)

April 14, 2021

Roz Pappalardo is one of those talented artists who creates in many spheres in the arts. She is a singer and songwriter, an actor, as well as a play-write. Today we are thrilled to be premiering a song that Roz has written and sings, “Won’t Be Quiet”. This is the title track of her next […]

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Phondupe

Phondupe gives us the 5 albums that influenced his debut album Onykia

April 13, 2021

Sydney artist Phondupe, the moniker for Rich Lucano, has just released his debut album, Onykia. It’s an album we’ve been eagerly looking forward to, having showcased Phondupe in our 20 artists to watch in 2020 list. Phondupe is a multi-dimensional artist with skills across the spectrum. Producing lush intricate soundscapes, and possessing a voice that […]

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NEW TALK

Track by Track: NEW TALK take us through sophomore album Time & Memory

April 9, 2021

Perth’s NEW TALK have today released their sophomore album, Time & Memory. You might have known them under their previous name, Rag n’ Bone, where they released A Handful of Ash. We are stoked today to be able to have a track-by-track breakdown of this album which has been keenly anticipated. Time & Memory explores […]

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Hein Cooper

Exclusive Single Premiere: Hein Cooper “Pretend” (2021)

April 9, 2021

We are thrilled today to have the premiere of “Pretend”, from Sydney’s Hein Cooper. You might remember Hein from all the way back to 2016 when his single “Rusty” notched up more than 15 million Spotify streams. After the massive success of his breakout singles, Hein toured the global promoting his debut album, The Art […]

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Paulina

Exclusive Single Premiere: Paulina “Lonely Drives” (2021)

April 7, 2021

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Paulina is about to drop her latest single, “Lonely Drives” and we are thrilled to have its premiere today at the AU. Paulina may only be sixteen years old, but the emotional intelligence in her songwriting is outstanding, and her voice is hauntingly beautiful. The opening verse, which begins with “I’m faking my […]

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Sammy Honeysett

Track by Track: Sammy Honeysett takes us through her debut EP Queen of Wands

April 1, 2021

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Sammy Honeysett has today dropped her debut EP, Queen of Wands. We premiered the final single from the EP, “I C UR LIPS”, and we are delighted to have a track-by-track breakdown from Sammy highlighting the background to each song on the record. This is well-crafted indie-rock. Honeysett has a voice that can be […]

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Updated: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2021 cancelled

March 31, 2021

In what is devastating news for the organisers, artists and vendors, Bluesfest 2021 has been cancelled due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak. This is the second year in a row where the festival has been cancelled due to the virus. Needless to say, it is a great disappointment, given the effort put in by the […]

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Polarize

Guest Playlist: Polarize share their weekend soundtrack

March 31, 2021

Alt-rock outfit Polarize have today dropped their Lucky Eye EP today. This is a tight collection of six songs, with sweet melodies and neat guitars. These are all well-composed tunes, great vocals and beautifully layered. This is an EP that is a joy to listen to from start to finish. If you are after touchpoints […]

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Waxflower

Waxflower takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “Food For Your Garden”

March 31, 2021

Brisbane pop-punk band Waxflower have just released the video for their latest single “Food For Your Garden”. True to the title of the song, the boys have filmed the video in a nursery, and today we have a behind-the-scenes look at what went on during filming day. “Food For Your Garden” is the final single […]

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True Vibenation

Behind The Lyrics: True Vibenation and A.GIRL take us inside their track “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

March 31, 2021

Did you catch the collaboration between the mighty African-Australian True Vibenation and the latest soul hit-maker A.GIRL? Yep, they released the tasty “More Than You’ll Ever Know” last month, and it is a delicious feast of soul, afro-beat and RnB. The two creatives fit dove and tail, and hopefully, they will collaborate again sometime down […]

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Stevie Jean

Track of the Week: Stevie Jean “Menace” (2021)

March 31, 2021

She hails from the Northern Territory but has now relocated to Melbourne, and it’s Stevie Jean who gives us our Track of the Week, with her latest offering, the blistering “Menace” which has just been dropped. “Menace” is the lead track from her upcoming full-length debut album, The Dark, which is slated to be released […]

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