Author: Bruce Baker

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

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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Track of the Day: Victoria’s Flight “Love Will Come Back” (2020)

February 5, 2020

Our track of the day is “Love Will Come Back” and comes from Scottish band Victoria’s Flight. It’s a song with great hooks,  punchy guitars with sweet vocals and harmonies. It has a lovely upbeat feel to it, with a recurring triumphant refrain of “Love Will Come Back”. It is just the song to help […]

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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival- The Domain, Sydney (02.02.20)

February 3, 2020

The 15th edition of the Laneway Festival hit Sydney on Sunday, 2nd February 2020. This year it was in a new location, back into the center of Sydney in The Domain. Weather-wise, it was a day of two halves. The first half was hot and steamy, then the heavens opened up. Much needed rain was […]

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Stupid Baby

Track of the Day: Stupid Baby “Feline” (2020)

February 3, 2020

Stupid Baby is a quartet from the Central Coast, and they’ve just released their debut single, “Feline”. They’ve also released a fun manic video to accompany it. The band is made up of life-long friends Liz Drummond (Little May), Jake Dobson (Desert Moons), Eli Milojkovic (Sea Legs) and Will Glencross. They might have just released their […]

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Abi Tucker

Photo Gallery: Abi Tucker + Nic Cassey – Foundry 616, Sydney (30.01.20)

February 2, 2020

Abi Tucker had her album launch “Who Do You Really Know” at Foundry 616 on Thursday night. You might know her better as an actor in some iconic Australian dramas, namely “The Secret Life of Us“, “Heartbreak High” and “McLeod’s Daughters“. If you’ve got young children, you might have encountered her on Play School where she […]

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Track of the Day: The Jungle Giants “Sending Me Ur Loving” (2020)

January 22, 2020

One of our favourite bands The Jungle Giants are back with a new single, “Sending Me Ur Loving”. It’s trademark Jungle Giants, with the jangly guitars, soaring vocals and a tune you want to shake your booty to. Sam Hales, the lead singer, says of the track “Sending Me Ur Loving has been with me […]

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Track of the Day: Rick Sextant “Mingle with Kringle” (2019)

December 20, 2019

We bring your our final Track of the Day for the year.  It is only fitting that we finish with a Christmas song. Or perhaps it isn’t. Nonetheless, here goes. Enjoy the catastrophe that is Rick Sextant’s ode to the festive season, entitled “Mingle with Kringle”.     Feel free to follow Rick on twitter in case […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (14.12.19)

December 16, 2019

Paul Kelly and friends enriched our lives again at the Domain in Sydney, for the latest edition of Making Gravy. It was a quality line-up, with Thelma Plum, Kate Miller-Heidke, Marlon Williams and Courtney Barnett lighting up the stage. This event is the pre-cursor to Christmas in Sydney, with Paul Kelly giving us an uplifting […]

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Track by Track: Kilns take us through their debut album You Can Bet Your House on Me

December 13, 2019

Last month Melbourne indie-rockers Kilns released their beautiful debut album “You Can Bet Your House on Me”.  It’s an album that regularly visits themes of relationships, their fragility but is also joyous. Guitars riff and vocals soar with some sweet harmonies. There is also some sweet humour in there as well. It’s hard to believe these […]

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Track of the Day: Fragile Animals “Waiting” (2019)

December 11, 2019

Brisbane / Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals have released their latest single “Waiting”, and we are pumped to have it as our track of the day. It’s a wonderful amalgam of genres. Shoegazing is front and centre, but there’s a splash of indie rock and a smidgin of 80’s Manchester. The song was written by frontwoman Victoria […]

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Photo Gallery: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry (06.12.19 – 07.12.19)

December 9, 2019

The 2019 Fairgrounds Festival has come and gone and it was another cracking edition. This is truly a festival for all ages, catering to a wide variety of music tastes.  Female artists were well represented at this festival. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The Friday night started strongly, with Clews and Hatchie up on […]

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Track of the Day: Maz Green “Moving Slowly” 2019

December 9, 2019

Our track of the day comes from a rising star in Melbourne singer-songwriter Maz Green. With the country literally burning around us, Maz has addressed many of the issues facing us in her sophomore single, “Moving Slowly”. Her debut single was “Somewhere Else”and was released earlier this year. Maz explains the inspiration for the song: […]

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Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Isolated Strangers” (2019)

December 6, 2019

The Northern Territory is a breeding ground for insanely talented story-tellers. There’s no better example than Serina Pech, with her latest offering “Isolated Strangers” hitting the airwaves. This is the third release from Pech this year, following on from “Take A Look Around” and “Sing Your Own Song”. Serina hails from Katherine, in the NT, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Cedarsmoke “Pure Heroin” (2019)

December 5, 2019

Last month Brisbane 5-piece Cedarsmoke dropped their single “Pure Heroin”, which featured the story of Syd and Nancy (Syd Vicious and Nancy Spungen), a touch of Jane Austen and a heavy helping of heroin. Today we are proud to bring you the exclusive video premiere to help bring to life this romantic tragedy. It’s their […]

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Track by Track: Okay Dane take us through their debut EP, Alienation

November 28, 2019

Alt-rockers from Melbourne Okay Dane have dropped their debut EP Alienation today. They released 2 tracks off it earlier this year, “Pretend” and “God Complex”, and it’s great to see them get the finished EP out the door. This EP is a collection of well-crafted punchy songs that will get your party started. To celebrate the […]

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Photo Gallery: Tiny Ruins + Steve Gunn – Red Rattler, Sydney (24.11.19)

November 25, 2019

Sunday night at the Red Rattler was a great place to listen to two tremendous songwriters playing their final shows of the year. The crowd was respectful as Steve Gunn deployed his songwriting and guitar playing prowess with great guile and charm. Tiny Ruins closed the night out, playing many tracks from her most recent album […]

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Track of the Day: Salarymen “Please” (2019)

November 25, 2019

Sydney-based duo Salarymen have just unleashed their debut single, “Please”. It’s catchy, it’s got lush harmonies and it’s got some fun 60’s vibes. The song might be dealing with the end of a relationship, but hey with the fun vibes they are putting out, it certainly seems to take the edge off the situation. The […]

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Photo Gallery: Ngaiire + Srisha + Clarissa Mei – The Lansdowne, Sydney (21.11.19)

November 22, 2019

Ngaiire has returned to the live scene after an extended break, and it was a rapturous crowd who enjoyed the sold-out show at the Landsdowne last night. The supports Clarissa Mei and Srisha were both excellent, and have enjoyed the benefit of being mentored by Ngaiire earlier in the year. It was a solid start to […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Fat Picnic – Get Out Of My Fridge (2019)

November 20, 2019

It’s here at last! Yes, the debut album from Fat Picnic, the funsters from Brisbane are about to drop their debut album “Get Out Of My Fridge”. It’s true to style of their live shows, dripping in a blend of genres, heavily steeped in soul-infused ska and dub-reggae. They released a taster earlier this year, with […]

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Photo Gallery: Mullum Music Festival – Mullumbimby, NSW (15-17.11.19)

November 19, 2019

The 2019 Mullum Music festival is over, and it was a fabulous weekend of music. For those that haven’t been, it’s spread over 8 main venues, plus a few others throughout the town of Mullumbimby. It graces the civic hall, the bowling club, one of the pubs, the school, a church and more. As you […]

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Photo Gallery: Mullum Music Festival Gala Night – Mullumbimby, NSW (2019)

November 15, 2019

Oh the power of music. What a special evening it was to open the 2019 Mullum Music Festival. In an area where many of the locals are dealing with the fires in the region, the evening was a welcome relief from those difficult situations. As usual, the MC for the night was local Mandy Nolan, […]

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Track of the Day: Children Collide “Aurora” (2019)

November 12, 2019

In what is great news for the Aussie music scene, local favourites Children Collide are back!  They have released “Aurora”, the first single of their upcoming fourth album, due to be released in 2020. It’s their first release since the 2012 release of their third album Monument. These guys are known for their high-energy and frenetic live […]

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Track of the Day: Bad Pony “Villain” (2019)

November 11, 2019

Sydney-rockers Bad Pony have just released a high-octane killer-track  “Villain”.  They have spent much of 2019 writing new material, and this is their first release, which bodes well for them in 2020. Singer Jarred Young told the AU Review exclusively, “Creating villain has been such a fun process. The tune is about judgment, existential apathy and […]

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Tour Diary: Rackett takes the Machinations Tour to Tokyo, Japan

November 8, 2019

One of the absolute highlights of the live music scene in Australia in 2018 was catching Rackett. Their high-energy glam punk rock was incredibly great fun. It was always a night of immense passion, great musicianship, and total commitment. At the core was their lead singer Bec Callender, the driving force behind the band. A […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Caiti Baker “Gasoline” (2019)

November 4, 2019

Northern Territorian Caiti Baker is about to release her new EP, Dust (Part I), but before that drops we have the Exclusive Single Premiere, and accompanying video of her new single, “Gasoline”. This song neatly dovetails into the first single off the EP, “Gone”, which dealt with captivity and surrender, of healing and forgiving. This new […]

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Track of the Day: Bellevue Days “S.A.D.” (2019)

November 4, 2019

Croyden (UK)-based pop/alt-rock 4-piece Bellevue Days have just released a new track “S.A.D.” from their upcoming debut album, It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever, which will be released on 22nd November, 2019. The band have released two earlier EP’s – 2016’s Sad Boy and 2017’s Rosehill.  Lead singer Alan Smith says of the track: “I wrote […]

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Track of the Day: Alexander Biggs “Madeleine” (2019)

October 24, 2019

Our track of the day is “Madeleine” and comes from Melbourne singer-songwriter Alexander Biggs. It follows on from his previous single “Miserable” which dealt with pondering whether our imperfections were making those closes to us miserable. This latter release reflects further on the self-destructive behaviour that can abound in relationships.  But fear not, the delivery […]

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Track of the Day: Split Feed “Dwell” (2019)

October 23, 2019

We’ve got an exciting new track from Newcastle 4-piece Split Feed. This new track will be on their sophomore EP Second Skin which is due out on November 8. These guys have been touring hard the last year or two, and have supported the likes of Dear Seattle, The Rubens, and British India. The hard effort […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

October 19, 2019

Holy Holy played to a packed crowd at Roundhouse in Sydney on Friday night and it was a truly fabulous gig. The energy, the musicianship, and the new songs from their recent release My Own Pool of Light combined for a truly epic night out in Sydney. Bruce was there to bring you these photos. Full […]

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Photo Gallery: Seeker Lover Keeper + June Jones – The Factory, Sydney (17.10.19)

October 18, 2019

Supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper made a long-awaited return to Sydney last night at the Factory Theatre. They gave the songs from their new record, Wild Seeds a much-deserved outing, before launching into the crowd favourites from their first self-titled album. They were supported by the comedic and talented June Jones. Bruce was there to bring you […]

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