Author: Bruce Baker

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Washington

Photo Gallery: Washington presents Insomnia – Sydney Festival, Speakers Corner (19.01.22)

January 20, 2022

Washington presents Insomnia promised to be one of the many standouts from this year’s Sydney Festival, and it met its lofty expectations last night, at ‘Speakers Corner’ near Hyde Park. In an evening with intermittent showers, we luckily dodged most of the bad weather. With Jack Moffitt (ex Preatures) and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) making up […]

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GOLDHEIST

Exclusive Album Premiere: GOLDHEIST – Eyes of Love (2022 LP)

January 20, 2022

GOLDHEIST is the moniker for regional NSW singer/songwriter Hester Fraser. We are thrilled today to be premiering Eyes of Love, the third album from this outstanding artist. Releasing an album through these times is no easy feat, and for GOLDHEIST adapting to the circumstances has proved to be the order of the day. The album […]

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Bailey Judd

Exclusive Single Premiere: Bailey Judd “Brand New Car” (2022)

January 19, 2022

Melbourne-based electronic-indie artist Bailey Judd is bursting out of the blocks in 2022, with his latest release, “Brand New Car”. The track reflects on the challenges faced by a  musician in these modern times. The release of “Brand New Card” is eerily prescient, given the lack of support given to the arts industry and the thought […]

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Michael Hili

Interview: Paul Kelly catches his Christmas Train, making gravy and Nina Simone

December 21, 2021

“…flour, salt, a little red wine, and don’t forget a dollop of tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang.” is a phrase that is ingrained in so many of us. Paul Kelly‘s “How To Make Gravy” has become synonymous with the festive season since its release in 1996. Not only that, but the 21st […]

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Thunder Fox

Sounds of the hometown – the artists and producers influencing Thunder Fox

December 14, 2021

Sydney’s Thunder Fox have just released their second album, Sanctuary, and it’s truly a hotbed of creativity. Straddling genres, from gospel to RnB and everything in between, it brings out the best of the talented quintet. In the runup to its release, they dropped three singles,  “Not For Sale”, “Love You 2” and “Head In […]

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Tessa Bird

Exclusive Video Premiere: Tessa Bird “If You Want Me” (2021)

December 14, 2021

Soul singer Tessa Bird has just released “If You Want Me”, the follow up to her debut single “The Heavens Did Protest” which was released in July this year. You might recognise Tessa from her performing with her sister for the past ten years in their band Sitara. She has since launched her solo career, […]

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AYLA

AYLA’s power female ride along playlist

December 13, 2021

Alt-pop artist AYLA has recently released the dreamy power-pop “Ride Along”, a surging vibrant track with a celebratory theme of self-empowerment. A driving beat, infectious rhythms and vocals that effortlessly float and captivate has this track sparkling with resilience. AYLA gives us the meaning behind “Ride Along”: “’Ride Along’ is about not sitting back and […]

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Renessco

Renessco’s 5 favourite acts to see in his hometown of Fremantle

December 10, 2021

Renessco is the solo project for Connor Minervini, who you might know through the folk-rock group The Hunting Birds. He has just dropped his debut track, the achingly beautiful “Glass House”. Renessco hails from Fremantle in Western Australia but is now resident in Melbourne. “Glass House” was written on the West Coast, and it is framed as […]

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Lisa Caruso

Track of the Week: Lisa Caruso “It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas” (2021)

December 8, 2021

Having released her stunning debut album, In Feelings, in 2020, Lisa Caruso has released her follow-up single, “It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas”. This is a tune written for those of us who might be feeling just a tad, or a lot, disaffected by the onset of Christmas. Let’s face it, for many of us, 2021 […]

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Basic Comfort

Exclusive EP Premiere: Basic Comfort – Visions (2021 EP)

December 8, 2021

Basic Comfort is an alternative synth-pop band heralding from Kalamazoo in the state of Michigan. We are stoked today to be premiering their latest EP, VIsions, ahead of its release on Friday. The band has been around for a while now, led by Tony Mitchell, with the lineup settling in 2019. Since then, they’ve been […]

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Blackbirds FC

Exclusive Single Premiere: Blackbirds FC “Transport Planes” (2021)

December 7, 2021

Melbourne’s Blackbirds FC create beautifully layered lush sonic journeys, telling their stories with warm vocals. “Transport Planes” is the latest track to drop from the band, and we are delighted to be premiering it prior to its release on Friday. A full-length album is due early in 2022. The jangly guitars and keyboards are joyfully […]

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Highline

Sydney’s Highline share their 6 favourite B-Sides

December 7, 2021

What to put on the B-side for your about to be released single? Perhaps a conundrum almost as challenging as what to call the band. There have been some memorable B-sides over the past few decades. “Green Onions” from Booker T and the MG’s was the B-Side to their track “Behave Yourself”. “God Only Knows” […]

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Photo Gallery: Shining Bird+ Johnny Hunter + Bored Shorts – Factory Theatre, Sydney (01.12.21)

December 2, 2021

  It was a stellar night of music at the Factory Theatre last night. At the top of the bill was Shining Bird, on the back of their fabulous album Deadlands, which was released earlier in the year. With beautiful instrumentation and high energy, their set left us wanting more. Co-headling was the irrepressible Johnny […]

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Tom Harrington

Exclusive Single Premiere: Late November “Birdbrain” (2021)

December 2, 2021

North Queensland’s Late November are a five-piece indie-rock outfit creating uplifting songs celebrating the transition into adulthood. They met in high school, and create songs that fuse their energetic math-rock riffs with soulful indie melodies. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of their latest tune, “Birdbrain”. Their material has often touched on themes […]

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Tom Harrington

Exclusive Single Premiere: Tom Harrington “Be There Soon” (2021)

December 1, 2021

Victorian singer/songwriter and indie-folk balladeer Tom Harrington creates music that comforts and caresses. Following on from his debut single “Before You Go” he has been hard at work on his debut EP, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the title track, “Be There Soon”, ahead of its release on Friday, 3rd December 2021. […]

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Nate Vibrations

Melbourne’s Naté Vibrations shares his musical tastes and influences

November 26, 2021

Earlier this month Melbourne-based producer and hip hop artist Naté Vibrations dropped the summer-tinged track, “Hop Out”, and irrespective of what the weather is currently doing, this is a track to get you zinging about. From the fun jaunty opening on the keys to the driving beats and vocals, “Hop Out” is a total trip. […]

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Paris Irwin

Exclusive Video Premiere: Paris Irwin “Tendons” (2021)

November 25, 2021

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Paris Irwin has put another step forward on a steep career trajectory with the release of her latest track, “Tendons”. This dark, broody pop song examines the end of a toxic relationship, with the protagonist calling time because she wasn’t being treated appropriately. Her partner tries to pile on the guilt, but she has […]

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Choosing Sides

Choosing Sides share 10 albums that inspired their EP All I Need

November 25, 2021

Adelaide four-piece Choosing Sides have just released their latest EP, All I Need. It’s an enticing blend of indie, alt-rock and shoegaze, drawing attention to thoughtful lyrics and artful musicianship. It’s a collection of songs showing great maturity, as the band explores their relationships and place in the world. Frontman Will Wright explains: “‘All I Need’ […]

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ARIA 2021

Genesis Owusu, The Kid LAROI, Budjerah, Tkay Maidza and more win their first ARIA Awards at tonight’s ceremony

November 24, 2021

It was a night for newcomers at the 2021 ARIA Awards tonight. They were held tonight at Taronga Zoo on Cammeraigal country and streamed around the world on YouTube. Showcasing the strength of music in Australia, there was an unprecedented number of first-time winners of ARIAs. On the back of his outstanding debut album Smiling […]

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Miller Yule

Exclusive Video Premiere: Miller Yule “Lock Me Up” (2021)

November 24, 2021

Americana is alive and well in New Zealand, courtesy of Miller Yule, who channels some of the greats in his songwriting. His latest release, “Lock Me Up” is a vivid journey on the soul-searching ignited by unrequited love. It’s the latest track from the talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and we are thrilled to be premiering […]

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Estee

estée takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “twenty eight”

November 23, 2021

estée is the moniker of Borneo-born, Australia-raised, Filipino-Chinese singer-songwriter Estée Evangeline. At nineteen years of age, and relatively new to the scene, she has already clocked over one million Spotify streams for her first two releases. Last week she released the video for her latest single, “twenty eight”, and we are delighted to have some […]

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Damien

Exclusive Single Premiere: DAMIEN “Human” (2021)

November 19, 2021

DAMIEN is a queer, non-binary artist from Ipswich in Queensland creating captivating alt-electro rock.  We are thrilled today to be premiering “Human”, which will be on his next album, Wrong Age. Wrong Race. Wrong Gender, to be released in 2022. The track is a dark synth-driven song, encased in a mesmerising driving beat. It draws influence […]

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Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine shares his top 5 Aussie artists, including his favourite song

November 18, 2021

Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project for singer/songwriter Adio Marchant. His voice is probably familiar, on records from DJ Snake, Petit Biscuit and, San Holo. He has also created with Gryffin, Lil Yachty, Beyonce and more. He featured on DJ Snake’s 2015 track “Middle’, which has had around 300 million YouTube views.  He also co-wrote […]

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Galleri

Exclusive Video Premiere: Galleri “Head In The Mire” (2021)

November 17, 2021

Galleri are a five-piece band from the mid-north coast of NSW, and having formed in the late 2000s, has served as a creative outlet for the talented quintet. Their most recent single, “Head In The Mire” was recorded in a home studio at Greenpoint, near Pacific Palms. We are thrilled today to be premiering the […]

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Future Haunts

I Can’t Change The Way You Change: Future Haunts takes us through their latest EP track by track

November 12, 2021

Brisbane’s Future Haunts have just released their latest EP, I Can’t Change The Way You Change. The four-piece have teased out a couple of singles earlier this year, in “Social Glue” and “Accelerator”, ahead of the release of the EP. The tracks are written for the current time, and resonate strongly due to the uncertainty […]

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Joe Mungovan

Track by Track: Joe Mungovan takes us through his debut album, A Flower In The Weeds

November 11, 2021

South Coast multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Joe Mungovan has just released his debut album, the gorgeous A Flower In The Weeds. Joe has been releasing quality singles and EP’s for a number of years now, so it’s an absolute treat to listen to his debut long-play record. Joe writes infections indie/roots-pop, with strong melodies, acoustic guitars conveying […]

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Frank James

Exclusive Single Premiere: Frank James “Stuck On You” (2021)

November 11, 2021

“STUCK ON YOU” is the latest tune to drop from singer/songwriter Frank James, a song mourning the end of a relationship, effortlessly spanning genres. It opens with wistful delicate electric guitars and sultry RnB-style vocals, making way for reggae-tinged instrumentals paired with a moody bassline. This track is a total vibe. It follows on from […]

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FVNERAL

FVNERAL’s guide to Sydney’s best songwriters and producers

November 11, 2021

FVNERAL is a seven-piece indie outfit from Sydney, and have recently launched their debut release, the anthemic and emotive “GOD DAMN LEDs”. The track is a warm emotive salve, offering hope and optimism during times of difficulty. It doesn’t take too many listens to pick up on the refined and elegant beauty of the song, […]

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Loretta

Sydney’s Loretta shares five songs they wish they had written

November 10, 2021

Sydney’s Loretta have been forging a name for themselves in the last couple of years, and it looks like they are cresting a wave of creativity. Headed by vocalist and songwriter Ellis Hall, they’ve created their own blend of alt-pop, taking cues from acts such as The 1975, LANY, No Rome and The Neighborhood.  Their […]

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Troy Kingi

Exclusive Video Premiere: Troy Kingi “Forgotten Like A Dream” (2021)

November 10, 2021

The renowned actor and multi-genre musician Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) recently released his latest single, “Forgotten Like a Dream (Mortality)”. We are excited today to be premiering the video for the song, a dramatic clip featuring Māori actor Vinnie Bennett (Fast & Furious 9, Human Traces, Good Grief, Ghost in the Shell). The track […]

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