Author: Bruce Baker

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Cinnamon Sun

Exclusive Single Premiere: Cinnamon Sun “If You Call” (2020)

December 2, 2020

Melbourne may have been in lockdown for most of the year, but some epic music is emerging from that town. Newly formed conscious soul/roots band, Cinnamon Sun is a prime example. Today we have the exclusive premiere of “If You Call”, the debut release from this effortlessly cool group. The frontman of Cinnamon Sun, Davy […]

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Dust Of Us

Guest Playlist: Dust Of Us share 20 Songs to get through 2020

December 1, 2020

Sydney duo Dust Of Us have just released their latest single, “Punching Bag”, an exotic blend of layered electronica and moody ethereal vocals. Brothers Ed and Lloyd Prescott roped in guest vocalist Jess Chalker and her contribution is stunning. It’s a beautiful dark, smoky, track. The production is imaginative and leaves you wanting more. Ed Prescott […]

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Lizzie Jack and The Beanstalks

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lizzie Jack and The Beanstalks “Bens Backyard” (2020)

December 1, 2020

Wollongong quartet Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks are just about to drop their third single, “Ben’s Backyard” and we are thrilled to be premiering this shimmering slice of summer prior to its release on Friday. The four-piece is comprised of Lizzie Jack on vocals and rhythm guitar, James Daniel on lead guitar, Alex Fordyce on […]

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Smallest Horse

Exclusive Video Premiere: Smallest Horse “How To Be A Human” (2020)

November 30, 2020

Brissie folk-punsters Smallest Horse have just dropped their latest tune, “How To Be A Human”, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the video for the track. This band has the folk-punk genre down pat, combining quirky story-telling with upbeat melodies and just the right amount of attitude. Humour and acute observations are the […]

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Markus Saastamoinen

Exclusive Album Premiere: Markus Saastamoinen – Puzzle Pieces (2020 LP)

November 26, 2020

Melbourne-based musician Markus Saastamoinen will tomorrow release his long-awaited debut album, Puzzle Pieces. This talented multi-instrumentalist has featured in a number of bands over the years and has finally stepped out as a solo artist.  We are excited today to be premiering this wonderfully diverse album, and Markus has provided us with a track-by-track description, which […]

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Track of the Day: Dominic Breen “Lovelost” (2020)

November 25, 2020

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Dominic Breen has just released another belter of a track, this one is called “Lovelost”. The highly talented multi-instrumentalist played all but the bass on “Lovelost”, an upbeat song about being somewhat downbeat. There are some punchy lines in the song – “You left me with a cancer” delivered in a sunny, bouncy, joyous […]

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David M Western

Exclusive Single Premiere: David M. Western “Instant Life” (2020)

November 25, 2020

Country Victoria has spawned a gifted singer-songwriter in the form of David M. Western. His indie-folk-rock exhibits charmed musicianship, and he has an uncanny ability to write songs which make you pay attention to what he has to say. We are thrilled today to be premiering his latest release “Instant Life’ before its release tomorrow. […]

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Sam Marks

Exclusive Single Premiere: Sam Marks “Eventide” (2020)

November 24, 2020

Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Marks is just about to drop his latest summer-laced track “Eventide” and we are thrilled to be having the first listen of it before its release on Friday. An experienced musician who has played in many bands over the years, it’s a recent journey for Marks to be releasing music under his […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Graduation” (2020)

November 23, 2020

With the phenomena which is “schoolies” about to hit many of Australia’s regional towns, Northern Territorian singer-songwriter Stevie Jean, reflects on her own experiences in leaving school in another gritty tune, “Graduation”. Having only left school two years ago, the memories are fresh, and Stevie Jean delves into the depths of how it doesn’t always […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Lulu Raes “Not For The Weekend” (2020)

November 19, 2020

The Sydney-based quintet The Lulu Raes are about to release “Not For The Weekend”, another signature high-octane tune to get the party started. These boys know how to put together a song which will put a smile on your face. “Not For The Weekend” follows on from their previous single, “Can’t Run No More”. We’ve […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Trace Decay “Surprised At Something” (2020)

November 18, 2020

Melbourne duo Trace Decay have followed up on their recent single “Empty Handed” with “Surprised At Something” which is another beautiful slice of indie-pop. We are delighted to be premiering it prior to its release on Friday. From the guitars kicking off proceedings to the warm resonating vocals of Jordan De Pas chiming in, it’s […]

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Clio Renner

Track Of The Day: Clio Renner “Collide” (2020)

November 16, 2020

Clio Renner is one of those musicians that make the complicated look easy. Accomplished on the keyboards, piano, vocals and songwriter, Renner has worked with some of Australia’s finest over recent years, and this year has provided her with the opportunity to give a greater focus to her own material.  Her debut album, Nothing Breaks, […]

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Aspy Jones

Exclusive Single Premiere: Aspy Jones “Last Nerve” (2020)

November 16, 2020

Aspy Jones is a singer-songwriter who writes from the heart. His songs are steeped in keen observations, humour and honest reflections of his life. Some of his songs deal with his experiences learning to live with Asperger’s syndrome and anxiety. We are thrilled today to have the exclusive single premiere of his latest single, “Last […]

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Davey Lane

Interview: Davey Lane talks to Todd Rundgren and about his new album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It

November 12, 2020

Davey Lane is probably best known as being the lead guitarist in one of Australia’s most-loved groups, You Am I. You might also have seen him on stage playing with Jimmy Barnes, Crowded House, The Saints or a number of other formidable acts. Davey has also helmed his own band, The Pictures, as well as […]

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Track of the Day: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets “Tally-Ho” (2020)

November 11, 2020

The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have just released a killer video for their latest blistering release, “Tally-Ho”. This single is the fourth off their upcoming album, the imaginatively titled SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound, which is due to be released on 5th February 2021. The band has some shows lined up, supporting Ocean Alley – details below. “Tally-Ho” […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Quinton Trembath – Amateur Art (2020)

November 11, 2020

Quinton Trembath is on the cusp of releasing their debut album, Amateur Art, and we are thrilled today to give you the first listen at this entertaining collection of songs. A raucous four-piece folk-punk band, the album colourfully details the ebbs and flows of the life led by frontman and lead singer, Quinton Trembath. Trembath […]

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Photo Gallery: Elana Stone Band + Inêz – Marys Underground, Sydney (04.11.20)

November 5, 2020

The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival presented the Elana Stone Band at Marys Underground in Sydney last night. It was the first time in nearly a decade that the band played together, and a very-pregnant Elana Stone rolled out some favourites from the back catalogue. Many of the songs were off her sophomore album, Your […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Tanya Ransom “Cyclone” (2020)

November 5, 2020

“Cyclone” is the latest single from Western Australian singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom, and we are thrilled to have the first listen of this track, and accompanying video, ahead of its release tomorrow. Ransom is a vivid storyteller, weaving together her narratives as skillfully as her blend of folk, blues and alt-country. In a time when there […]

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Track of the Day: NOT A BOYS NAME ft. Bec Sandridge “F*ck It Up” (2020)

November 4, 2020

The indie-pop enigma that is NOT A BOYS NAME has just dropped an absolute banger, “Fuck It Up”, featuring the totally awesome Bec Sandridge on vocals. Joining them on this track is Dan Williams (Art Vs Science) and Rosie Fitzgerald (I Know Leopard) on backing vocals. “Fuck It Up” is about a friendship which has […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Violet Stones “Power Hungry” (2020)

November 4, 2020

Sydney-based alt-grunge band, The Violet Stones, are about to drop their latest single, “Power Hungry”, ahead of their sophomore album, PIN. We are excited today to have the premiere of “Power Hungry” with it’s accompanying video. The video and song touch on the issue of gun laws in the U.S.A., and how this can give […]

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Track by Track: Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks take us through their EP Songs For A Long Walk

November 3, 2020

Perth Indie-folk group Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks have just released their new EP, Songs For a Long Walk.  It’s a beautiful EP, which showcases the songwriting of Jack Davies, and the musical talents of Davies and The Bush Chooks. His songwriting shows great maturity, and this collection of songs would happily sit amongst […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Luke Hansen “Time” (2020)

November 2, 2020

Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Luke Hansen, is about to drop his debut EP, Simple Minds. Ahead of its release, we have the exclusive premiere of “Time”, one of the tracks off this beautiful EP. It’s a heady, dreamy concoction of electric folk-rock and psych-rock welded together by killer guitars. The central theme to the song is […]

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Track of the Day: King Stingray “Hey Wanhaka” (2020)

October 27, 2020

King Stingray is an exciting new 4-piece, from Yirrkala, North-East Arnhem Land. They play what it is described as Yolŋu surf-rock, a fun, loud raucous mix of indigenous melodies with undeniable surf, indie and funk influences. The first track to be released by this outfit is “Hey Wanhaka”,  a song about finding love in the city. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Terrifying Lows “Running Slow” (2020)

October 22, 2020

The Terrifying Lows, the solo-project for Melbournian Tyler Millott are about to release their second track for 2020, “Running Slow”, following on from “Everywhere You Go (There You Are)”. It has an assured upbeat feel about it, building from the drum beats which open the track. The rest of the instruments gradually enter the fold. Millott […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Parker Sounds “Tightrope” (2020)

October 21, 2020

Gold Coast rockers Parker Sounds are about to drop their latest single, “Tightrope” from their forthcoming debut album. With a sound which draws inspiration from influences such as The Killers, Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam “Tightrope” features some sweet vocals and harmonies, allowing the lyrics to resonate. Despite this being a song of angst, “Tightrope” […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Mitch King “Two Ears” (2020)

October 20, 2020

Singer-songwriter Mitch King is about to drop his latest single, “Two Ears” and we are excited to have the exclusive single premiere of it today, ahead of its release tomorrow. It’s a beautifully restrained song, with acoustic guitars that cradle his honey-sweet vocals. He gently and evocatively delivers the importance of listening to the other […]

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Photo Gallery: Phil Stack + Abby Dobson – Marys Underground, Sydney (15.10.20)

October 16, 2020

Last night, Phil Stack, legendary double bassman, jazz and rock maestro, and founding member of Thirsty Merc launched his latest solo album, Colourful Noisy at Marys Underground in Sydney. It was a triumphant night, and an absolute treat to see a band which can seamlessly transition from jazz to rock and be so freaking great […]

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Track By Track: The Phoenix Foundation take us through their new album, Friend Ship

October 16, 2020

New Zealand’s sextet, The Phoenix Foundation have just released their first album in five years, Friend Ship.  The album includes recent singles, including “Decision Dollars”, “Hounds of Hell” and “Landline”. It features some incredible guest vocals – including Nadia Reid, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Anita Clark (Motte). It’s a wonderfully diverse album, an indie-folk […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: The Finalists “Learn To Live Without You” (2020)

October 15, 2020

Sydney band The Finalists have released the gorgeous and lush track “Learn To Live Without You”. This is the second single off their debut album, First, due to be released on the 6th November. It features some sweet harmonies, reminiscent of the music of the 1960’s.  Today we have the first look at the video […]

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Good Pash

Track of the Day: Good Pash “Delete Me” (2020)

October 14, 2020

The formidable indie-punk Sydney band, Good Pash are back with a new single, “Delete Me”, the first off their upcoming EP. This band knows how to put together a kick-arse guitar-driven song, with catchy hooks and sharp lyrics. Even with a song such as “Delete Me” which broaches a difficult relationship, they manage to leave […]

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