Author: Bruce Baker

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

Track by Track: Tshitaki take us through their album World Keeps Turning

March 27, 2020

Today we have a very exciting feature for you. It’s the full track-by-track breakdown of the sophomore album by Sydney-based rockers, Tshitaki. Tshitaki is from the Northern Beaches in Sydney and is comprised of Nik Philpott on vocals and lead guitar, Mullo on bass and vocals, and The Gwarp on drums. I’ve really enjoyed listening […]

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Strangely Enough

Exclusive Single Premiere: Strangely Enough “Long Time Coming” (2020)

March 26, 2020

Today we are showcasing the third single, “Long Time Coming” from Melbourne’s Strangely Enough. This is to be the first single of the band’s debut EP, due to be released in coming months.  It follows on from earlier releases “Change” and “Graceville”. The song starts with some elegant keys and caressing vocals. It doesn’t take […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sometime Sonny “Urgency” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Sometime Sonny is the moniker of Brisbane singer-songwriter Dave Campbell. We are stoked today to be bringing you the exclusive first look at his latest release “Urgency”. It’s a beautiful song with a translatable message.  Given the current global situation, it’s easy to get down with the emotion of getting caught up in one’s own ‘urgency’. […]

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Fancy Face

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fancy Face “Slip Up” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Melbourne 5-piece Fancy Face released their debut single “Slip Up” last month, and today we’ve got the Exclusive Video Premiere for this high-octane ball of fun. It’s just the tonic for these gloomy times. I love this video – I would have got it up online earlier but I’ve been watching it on repeat this […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jordan Merrick “Millennial Blues” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Jordan Merrick, the Brisbane-based bush balladeer is about to release his latest offering, “Millenial Blues”. Jordan released “Low Country” in June 2019, and followed it up with “I Don’t Belong” and “Dangerously Sincere” prior to his debut album Night Music being released late last year. He hasn’t kept still though, releasing this new track, which […]

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Track of the Day: Methyl Ethel “Majestic AF” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Methyl Ethel are about to release a new EP, Hurts to Laugh and “Majestic AF”, the first release off it, is our Track of the Day. The EP was recorded at the same time as the long-play Triage which was released in 2019. Front-man and the creative force behind Methyl Ethel, Jake Webb,  was clearly […]

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Track of the Day: Pirra “The Peak” (2020)

March 16, 2020

Sydney-side indie-dance-pop quartet Pirra are back with a new release, “The Peak”. It has a fun feverish energy that is bound to put a smile on your face. It’s just what we need after a seemingly inexhaustible stream of bad news recently. “The Peak” is a great follow-up to their previous track, “Under the Skyline” Jess […]

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Track of the Day: Husky “Cut Myself Loose” (2020)

March 12, 2020

Ahead of its release tomorrow, we’ve got a sneak peek at the new single “Cut Myself Loose” from Melbourne band Husky. It features Husky Gawenda‘s dreamy vocals floating above Gideon Preiss‘s keys. It has some sweet guitars in it as well. This is signature Husky, with their gentle indie-folk mastery of getting you to lean-forward into […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sunday Estate “Give Me (Something)” (2020)

March 11, 2020

We have the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Give Me (Something)” from Sydney-side indie-outfit The Sunday Estate. This is a character study about teenage love, and how these relationships can be being fraught with difficulties. The song paints a vivid picture and you find yourself immersed in the narrative with ease. With a strong and engaging story […]

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Track of the Day: RACKETT “Oxytoxic” (2020)

March 10, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Oxytoxic” from Sydney electro-pop outfit RACKETT, and it’s especially exciting as a total kick-arse video for it is also being released today. A brief recap on who Rackett is and where they have come from in case you’ve missed that one. They were a totally captivating glam-rock 4-piece, with […]

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Underground Lovers – Factory Theatre, Sydney (08.03.20)

March 9, 2020

It had been eighteen years since I last saw Stereolab live, so I was looking forward to seeing them again at the Factory Theatre on Sunday night. Support for the night was another firm favourite, the Underground Lovers, so a solid night out was assured. The Underground Lovers delivered a short but powerful set. The […]

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Glitoris “Slut Power” Manifesto released

March 8, 2020

Glitoris are a political punk rock outfit, known for their strong political stances, and phenomenal high-energy performances. Their latest release “Slut Power” is a powerful call to arms against the scourge of violence against women. It is International Women’s Day today, and Glitoris have chosen to mark the day with the release of their manifesto. It […]

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Julia Jacklin

Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Kevin Morby + Carla Geneve – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.03.20)

March 6, 2020

It was a first-class lineup at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney last night with Julia Jacklin headlining. She was supported by Carla Geneve and Kevin Morby. First off the blocks was Carla Geneve from Perth. I saw her last year supporting Holy Holy and was blown away by her performance. A strong powerful voice, great on […]

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Track of the Day: Mambali “Legend of the Devil Dance” (2020)

March 4, 2020

Our track of the day comes from Numbulwar-band Mambali, with their latest single “Legend Of The Devil Dance”.  This follows on from “Yuwani” which was released in 2019 and featured Emily Wurrumara. Fans of Saltwater and Warumpi are bound to dig this latest tune, from one of the most exciting Indigenous bands on the scene. The […]

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Ivory Woods

Track of the Day: Ivory Woods “Flickering Light” (2020)

March 2, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Flickering Light” from the Finnish band, Ivory Woods. It has a stunning video clip to accompany it. The scenery in this is breathtaking and drone footage has been used to great effect. It certainly contrasts starkly to the Australian landscape, any time of year. Ivory Woods was formed in […]

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Sam Smith Sydney Mardi Gras

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 (29.02.20)

March 1, 2020

Sydney celebrated the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in style last night. Bruce was there to capture the beauty of this vital celebration. Check out his photos below.    

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Exclusive Album Premiere: MOBS: Cinema Paradiso (2020)

February 27, 2020

We have the Exclusive Album Premiere today from Melbourne indie-pop band MOBS. It’s synth-pop nirvana, with each track on this concept album, Cinema Paradiso, being inspired by a classic 80’s film. Every song is written from the perspective of the lead character in the film. They have released a few of the tracks off the […]

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Don West

Track of the Day: Don West “Equaliser” (2020)

February 27, 2020

Our track of the day is “Equaliser” and comes from Sydney artist Don West. The song has a classic bluesy feel to it. West’s raw and rich vocals carry an emotional truth to this track. Hayley Mary from The Jezebels provides some soaring vocals over the top.  The song was apparently inspired by a bank-robbery scene […]

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Fragile Animals

Exclusive Single Premiere: Fragile Animals “Only Until It’s Over”

February 26, 2020

Today we have the Exclusive Single Premiere for “Only Until It’s Over” from the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals. This follows on from their last single “Waiting” which was released late 2019. Fragile Animals are masters of the shoegaze & dream pop genre and this is a superbly lush tune. The band have really cranked […]

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The Flowers

Track of the Day: The Flowers “Summer Saviour” (2020)

February 25, 2020

We are pumped to bring you as our Track of the Day, the latest single, “Summer Saviour” from indie-popsters The Flowers. We premiered the debut release from this Sydney-based trio, “Truly Madly Sleepy” back in May 2019, and it’s uplifting to hear their latest offering. Lead singer Agnes O’Dwyer explains the motivation behind the track. “I’ve […]

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Mantell

Exclusive Video Premiere: Mantell “St. Louis” (2020)

February 25, 2020

Today we have Exclusive Video Premiere of “St. Louis” from Melbourne-based Mantell. These guys are making waves in Melbourne, and listening to this track it’s easy to see why.  Lead singer Sam Reader‘s vocals effortlessly float in this song of hope. The song was recorded in the band’s own studio in Melbourne with drummer Connor […]

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Selfish Sons

Track of the Day: Selfish Sons “Sleep” (2020)

February 24, 2020

Our Track of the Day comes from Brisbane rockers Selfish Sons with their latest single “Sleep”. For those unfamiliar with the band, it’s comprised of brothers Jordy and Finn Polbodetto and schoolfriend Jonty Carlson. 2019 was a breakout year for the band, with their debut EP “Sixfour” being released.  They have built their growing fanbase […]

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Sports Team

Track of the Day: Sports Team (UK) “Here’s The Thing” (2020)

February 21, 2020

To finish the week off, our track of the day comes from the UK, with Sports Team, and their latest release “Here’s The Thing“. Sports Team has grown it’s fan base exponentially on the release of a handful of singles, and their reputation for delivering wild hectic shows. Their recent gigs have been selling out, […]

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Track of the Day: Bloods “U & M E” (2020)

February 20, 2020

We have a new track today for you from Sydney-based garage punk-pop legends Bloods. It’s “U & M E” (pronounced U and EM EE), and it’s an absolute banger. This will be on their forthcoming EP which will be called Seattle and is to be released on the 15th of May, following on from Feelings […]

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Hallie

Track of the Day: Hallie “Sympathy” (2019)

February 19, 2020

Hallie from Brisbane has been on an upward trajectory since winning the Triple J Unearthed Bigsound Competition 2019 with her single “Nice Like Rice”. From there she released her debut EP Wink Wink Nudge Nudge to great acclaim, and tomorrow releases her latest single, “Sympathy”, which we are featuring today as our Track of the […]

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Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Olympia + Tia Gostelow – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (14.02.20)

February 15, 2020

It was a beautiful evening in Sydney last night, not something we’ve been able to say very often of late. An early start at Taronga Zoo for the twilight series of concerts, and therefore an early exit from work is an added bonus to what is always an excellent night out. This Friday night had […]

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Jade MacRae

Track of the Day: Jade MacRae “I Choose Love” (2020)

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day lovers. What better way to celebrate than the foot-stomping, hip-swinging, bootie-shaking romp “I Choose Love” by Melbourne-based soul and R& B-maestro  Jade MacRae. It’s got horns, it’s got sass, awesome backing vocals and a gloriously upbeat message. Jade says it best herself “love begins with the need to nourish and respect yourself […]

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Track of the Day: Chutney “Gone On Time” (2020)

February 13, 2020

We have a really beautiful Track of the Day today coming from Gold Coast indie rock band, Chutney. It’s called “Gone On Time”,  and we’ve been totally crushing on this tune since it turned up in our inbox. The guitars on this track are ever so sweet, complimenting and contrasting the earthy vocals. The band […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Vetty Vials Conversations With Myself (2020)

February 13, 2020

Sydney’s Vetty Vials releases her debut album  Conversations With Myself tomorrow (14th February) and we are delighted today to be able to offer you a sneak peek at this gem of an album. The lead single “Pride” was released earlier last month, and it was a great lead-in to the rest of the album. This […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: WAWAWOW – Pink Elephant (2020)

February 12, 2020

We are super pumped to be premiering the debut album Pink Elephant from Sydney psych-rock group WAWAWOW.  These lads clearly don’t do things by halves, with their debut album being a 13-track wonder, packed with some epic grooves, lashings of humour, deft guitars and hypnotic rhythms. Their crafty musicianship brings this album back from the […]

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