Author: Bruce Baker

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Baby Velvet

Track of the Week: Baby Velvet “Call Me” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Baby Velvet is the new project for singer/songwriter Hannah Crofts. You might also know her as Hannah Marjorie, or as one-quarter of the ARIA award-winning group All Our Exes Live in Texas. Hannah has launched her debut single as Baby Velvet, the beautifully rich and emotive “Call Me”. This is the first track from her […]

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Imperial Broads

Exclusive Single Premiere: Imperial Broads “Another Planet” (2021)

August 25, 2021

Sydney band Imperial Broads have been teasing out tracks from their forthcoming album, Counterpart. We are thrilled today to be premiering the third single; the swirling psychedelic “Another Planet”. In keeping with the title of the song, the track opens with a moody celestial feel to it.  Throw in the 60s-style harmonies and then finishing […]

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Lon

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lontano “Adelaide” (2021)

August 24, 2021

Lontano is a new duo comprising of Anthony Dettori (The Sunburys) and Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs, The Soldiers Wife) and we are thrilled to be premiering their debut release, “Adelaide”. Anthony and Roz share an Italian heritage, and the name Lontano is an Italian term connotating distance. The songs of Lontano promise to explore […]

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Guest Book Review: Tim Carroll from Holy Holy reviews The Power by Naomi Alderman

August 20, 2021

Today, Holy Holy released their fourth studio album, Hello My Beautiful World. Our reviewer Dylan Marshall, has declared it as “their best album yet”, and it is our Album of the Week. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Carroll is also a voracious reader, and to celebrate this latest release, Tim has written for the AU, a […]

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Will Henderson

Will Henderson releases new single “Too bad to be true”

August 20, 2021

Will Henderson is one of those musicians who effortlessly shifts genres. One of his many musical projects is being one half of the pop duo Gimme Gimme, with his sister Esther. They recently released the extremely fun track “Silk”. Today Will is releasing a solo track, the beautifully atmospheric “Too bad to be true”.  This […]

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Pasiflorez

Exclusive Single Premiere: Pasiflorez “Dream Girl?” (2021)

August 19, 2021

Lovers of psychedelic surf rock are going to love Pasiflorez. We are stoked today to be premiering their latest tune, “Dream Girl?”, ahead of its release on Friday, 20th August 2021. Psych rock is one genre that, when done well, always gives me the impression that the band is totally vibing on what they are […]

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Guest Playlist: Getting to know Sydney’s Southey

August 19, 2021

Sydney’s singer/songwriter Southey has launched himself onto the scene with his debut single, “Run River”. This is a track that would have you believe he had a couple of albums under his belt. With beautifully delicate guitars and layered vocals, Southey has nailed his debut with aplomb. “Run River” has a beautiful richness to it. […]

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Steven Bamidele

Track of the Week: Steven Bamidele (UK) “You Were Wrong” (2021)

August 18, 2021

Steven Bamidele is a neo-soul artist hailing from Brighton in the UK. He first burst onto the scene in 2017, and his next EP, Uncrowded is due to drop on October 15, 2021.  The first single from the EP has just been teased out, “You Were Wrong”, and we are thrilled to have it as […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Aodhan “Three Leaf Clover” (Teenage Joans Cover) (2021)

August 18, 2021

Aodhan, the talented Dharawal singer/songwriter from Albion Park in NSW is certainly going through a purple patch. Only last month he released his outstanding debut EP, Flies In My Room, and he is following it up with a cover of the stellar Teenage Joans song, “Three Leaf Clover”. We are thrilled to be premiering the track […]

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Happy Fits

Guest playlist: Brooklyn’s The Happy Fits share songs of resilience that inspired their track “Another Try”

August 17, 2021

Brooklyn-trio The Happy Fits make well-crafted pop-rock with catchy choruses covering themes we can all relate to. It’s a style of music that has strongly resonated, with the band racking up some impressive numbers in the process. They’ve hit north of fifty million streams worldwide and 4 million YouTube views. Attracting a keen audience in […]

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Archie Roach

Interview: Archie Roach on his Kitchen Table Yarns and his foundation stage at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

August 12, 2021

Archie Roach is a national treasure who has led an extraordinary life. As a two-year-old, he was forcibly removed from his family, as part of the “Stolen Generation”. This dislocation was to have a profound effect on Archie and his siblings, as he battled alcoholism and struggled to find his identity. He was able to […]

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Romanie

Exclusive EP Premiere: Romanie – Little Big Steps (2021 EP)

August 12, 2021

Little Big Steps is the title of the sophomore EP from Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Romanie, and we are delighted to be premiering it ahead of its release tomorrow. Lead singles “Fake Friends”, “I’m Anything But Myself Around You” and “Stranger In My Skin” have dropped in the last few months in the leadup to the EP’s […]

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Planet

Track of the Week: PLANET “Resign” (2021)

August 11, 2021

Sydney’s indie-rock outfit PLANET have released another highly infectious guitar-driven banger, “Resign” and it’s our Track of the Week. These boys know how to write a catchy tune, with more than a passing nod to Brit-pop with some earthy garage rock keeping it grounded in the Antipodes. With spring just around the corner, this track […]

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Polish Club

Polish Club’s David Novak gives us his favourite burgers in Sydney

August 11, 2021

On Friday, Sydney rockers Polish Club will release their latest album, Now We’re Cookin’. They’ve teased out some singles in the past few months including “Stop for a Minute”, “Just Talking” and the sweet ballad “No Heaven”, so it’s exciting to having the full audio smorgasbord about to drop. It’s always good to hear David […]

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Sunday Estate

The Sunday Estate take us through their new EP When You Get Home

August 11, 2021

Sydney five-piece The Sunday Estate have today released their latest EP, When You Get Home. The band has the knack of writing cracking rock songs with strong melodies, great guitars and catchy choruses. They tend to be written about themes and topics to which we can all relate, making them readily accessible. Of the tracks […]

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Witching Hour

Behind the scenes of Witching Hour’s “Queen of Wands” music video

August 10, 2021

Melbourne’s multi-talented artist, Witching Hour recently released the video for “Queen of Wands”, the final track off her debut EP, Book of Shadows that dropped on the 30th July. Witching Hour is the moniker for Claire Quartz, who has put together a beautifully vivid and colourful video for the “Queen of Wands”. Claire has synaesthesia […]

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Jess Chalker

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jess Chalker “Don’t Fight It” (2021)

August 9, 2021

Today, the London-resident Australian artist Jess Chalker teases out a track, “Don’t Fight It”, from her upcoming debut solo LP, Hemispheres. We are absolutely thrilled to be premiering the track, along with an animated video, which was created by Thomas Calder. This is the third song to be released from the album, following on from […]

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Jelly Oshen

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jelly Oshen “All Alone” (2021)

August 4, 2021

Indie bedroom-pop artist Jelly Oshen continues his rich vein of quality singles with his latest emotive salve, “All Alone”. We are thrilled today to have the premiere of the video of the track ahead of its release on Friday. Through this track, Jelly says we should be allowed to enjoy our own company, which given […]

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Dallas Radio

Exclusive Single Premiere: Dallas Radio “Suffering” (2021)

July 29, 2021

Western Australia continues to throw up talented music acts. Today we premiere “Suffering”, the debut track for Dunsborough outfit Dallas Radio. If this track is any indication, we can expect big choruses, catchy melodies and 90s inspired guitar riffs from the band. The band was born from the elements of two earlier WA bands, Dallas […]

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Track of the Week: Georgia Maq ft. Alice Ivy “Someone Stranger” (2021)

July 28, 2021

Naarm / Melbourne’s Georgia Maq and Alice Ivy have teamed up on the fun new party banger, “Someone Stranger” and we are delighted to have this as our Track of the Week. Georgia is singer, songwriter and guitarist for Camp Cope, and in 2019 released her debut LP, Pleaser. Annika Schmarsel, a songwriter and producer whose stage name is […]

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Ally Row

Exclusive Single Premiere: Ally Row “why do i care” (2021)

July 28, 2021

The Melbourne-based indie-folk duo, Ally Row, are about to launch “why do i care”, their debut track out onto the world, and we are thrilled to have the premiere of this upbeat feel-good tune today. The duo is comprised of Alice Fitzgerald and Rowan Sizer. Featuring some crafty guitar picking, gorgeous harmonising vocals, a delicate glockenspiel and an […]

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Shiny Joe Ryan

Exclusive Single Premiere: Shiny Joe Ryan “A Stitch In Time” (2021)

July 22, 2021

Tomorrow, Pond multi-instrumentalist Shiny Joe Ryan drops his sophomore album, Shiny’s Democracy, and we are thrilled today to premiere the final single off the album, “A Stitch in Time”. As you would expect from a multi-instrumentalist and member of Pond, he takes his cues from a variety of influences, including country, pop and rock. A […]

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The Pinkerton Raid

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Pinkerton Raid “Lisbet Cries” (2021)

July 21, 2021

The Pinkerton Raid is an indie-rock band from North Carolina in the USA. They have crafted a unique blend of folk, Americana and indie rock.  We are thrilled today to be premiering their latest release, “Lisbet Cries”. The track will be on their long play record The Highway Moves The World, which will be released in 2022. “Lisbet […]

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Alyx Dennison

Track of the Week: Alyx Dennison “Keep a Day Free” (2021)

July 21, 2021

Our Track of the Week is “Keep a Day Free” and comes from Sydney singer/songwriter/producer Alyx Dennison. This is a song that shows great restraint, with its muted elegance and enchanting vocals. It’s beautiful, it’s sensual and a melancholic examination of the pleasures of physical love. The subject matter is as captivating as the song is […]

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Jacinta Lal

Brisbane’s Jacinta Lal shares her top 5 female MC’s

July 16, 2021

Brisbane hip hop artist Jacinta Lal recently released her debut EP, Divya. This is a stellar debut for the talented young artist. Divya is a collection of songs showcasing courage and power. Upbeat, fierce and showing plenty of sass and personality, with this EP Jacinta has well and truly announced herself on the local hip […]

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Echo Adore

Guest Playlist: Perth’s Echo Adore share their influences

July 15, 2021

Perth duo Echo Adore recently released their second single, “See Red”, following from their steller 2019 debut “Caught In History”. The duo is comprised of Damian Diggs and Oliver James. It’s easy to see why there is such a buzz about them, with the quality songwriting and musicianship on display. They have an EP in […]

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Chutney

Track of the Week: Chutney “Talk” (2021)

July 15, 2021

The latest dollop of condiment rock has landed with a joyous thud in the form of “Talk” from indie-rockers Chutney. A track that explodes with a devilish howl, it’s a winner from start to finish, and it’s our Track of the Week. This is a song about looking after your mates who are having mental-health […]

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Geniie Boy

Exclusive Single Premiere: Geniie Boy “Bad Company” (2021)

July 14, 2021

Gold-Coast indie-pop duo Geniie Boy are about to drop their latest feel-good track, “Bad Company” and we are thrilled to have the premiere ahead of its release on Friday. This is their third release, following on from “Fool’s Play” and “Bruises”, ahead of their debut EP, If You Have Something To Say. “Bad Company” is […]

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Damien Binder

Exclusive Video Premiere: Damien Binder “Everything But” (2021)

July 13, 2021

Perth-based New Zealand singer/songwriter Damien Binder recently released his second track for 2021, “Everything But”. We are thrilled today to have the exclusive video premiere for the track which will be on the fifth album from this talented artist. The track was written by Damien and Bob Shepheard. It was produced by Matt Gio, who […]

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San Joseph

Melbourne’s San Joseph takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “Blink Twice”

July 12, 2021

Last month, alt-pop artist San Joseph released the video for his debut single “Blink Twice”. He has certainly hit the ground running with his first track out into the world, a striking mix of acoustic guitar, a catchy soulful voice and a tune that stays in your head long after it has reached the end. […]

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