Author: Bruce Baker

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Jess Chalker

Track by Track: Jess Chalker takes us through her debut album, Hemispheres

November 8, 2021

Australia’s Jess Chalker has dropped her debut album, Hemispheres, an album that traverses the full gamut of human emotions. It explores the dichotomy between depression, hopefulness, self-doubt, self-love and more. We premiered an earlier single from the album, “Don’t Fight It” and have been keenly awaiting the release of Hemispheres. Whilst it’s her debut album, […]

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GB3

Sakura Flower: GB3’s Glenn Bennie, of Underground Lovers takes us through his new album track by track

November 5, 2021

GB3 is the side project for Underground Lovers co-founder Glenn Bennie, and today he has released his latest album, Sakura Flower. Glenn has teamed up again with Steve Kilbey of The Church, who has added the lyrics and vocals to these beautifully crafted pop songs infused with sparkling rivulets of electronica. This is their second album […]

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It's Acrylic

Exclusive Single Premiere: It’s Acrylic “We Ate Like Kings” (2021)

November 4, 2021

Brisbane continues to foster exciting new talent, this time in the form of indie band It’s Acrylic. We are thrilled to be premiering the debut single from the outfit, the emotive “We Ate Like Kings”. The band will be releasing their debut EP, Minutia, Sick Darling, late in 2021. The band began as a writing project […]

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Vance Joy

The Sound returns to ABC TV for Season 3 with a stacked lineup

November 3, 2021

ABC TV and Mushroom Studios’ The Sound is returning for its 3rd season this weekend, just in time for Ausmusic Month. And they’ve got a stacked lineup for its season premiere. Series 3 promises to be focused on the live performances, with a  big-name guest dropping in to chat with one of the featured acts. This […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Album Premiere: Jordan Merrick – Waiting Blues (2021)

November 3, 2021

Brisbane singer/songwriter Jordan Merrick has continued to ride a creative wave through the pandemic. Today we premiere his sophomore album, Waiting Blues, ahead of its release on Friday. Renowned for his vivid storytelling, historically he has glided between folk, country, blues and roots genres. As the name might suggest Waiting Blues warmly embraces the blues, a […]

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Johnny Hunter

Interview: Nick Hutt from Johnny Hunter on “Life”, influences and dream venues

October 28, 2021

Sydney’s Johnny Hunter are a post-glam punk rock outfit that has been captivating audiences since 2018. With Nick Hutt providing lead vocals and theatre upfront, Xander Burgess on lead guitar, Nick Cerone on bass and Gerry Thompson on drums, the band has an incredibly captivating live show. Taking their influences from bands such as Joy […]

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Subtle Mullets

Exclusive Album Premiere: Subtle Mullets – Burns Still (2021)

October 28, 2021

Subtle Mullets are a five-piece band from the Inner West of Sydney. They are all self-taught musicians, and with the band starting in high school, they pride themselves on being a queer band. This week they release their debut album, Burns Still. We are thrilled to be premiering the album, ahead of its release tomorrow, […]

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Briggs

Track of the Week: Briggs ft. Troy Cassar-Daley “Shadows” (2021)

October 27, 2021

Our Track of the Week is “Shadows”, from hip-hop artist and Yorta-Yorta man, Briggs, featuring Troy Cassar-Daley. The track is an adaption of Troy Cassar-Daley’s “Shadows On The Hill”. These two potent artists have combined to share and acknowledge a shameful and important part of this country’s history. Troy shares the background of the track, and how […]

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Good Sport

Exclusive Video Premiere: Good Sport “Big Push” (2021)

October 27, 2021

Good Sport is the solo project for Pittsburgh producer and songwriter Ryan Hizer.  We are thrilled today to be premiering the video of “Big Push”, which was on his debut album, Boring Magic. This is a track with a strong hypnotic beat, bursting with catchy hooks and layered vocals. There are many elements in this […]

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Acchy

Melbourne’s Acchy releases his fiery new single “Never Falling in Love Again”

October 27, 2021

Melbourne’s Acchy has launched a blistering retort via his latest single, “Never Falling in Love Again”, lamenting a relationship that has turned sour. Lachlan Sallabank (aka Acchy) burst onto the scene in 2019, inspired by artists such as Green Day, Bliss n Esso and Eminem. You can definitely get some Green Day feels in this […]

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Yours and Owls

Yours and Owls set to return in April 2022 – dates announced

October 26, 2021

Yours and Owls is set to return in 2022, two weeks before Easter, on 2nd and 3rd April. It will be returning to Stuart Park in Wollongong. The organisers somehow managed to pull off a fabulous event in 2021, despite significant social distance restrictions being put in place. It was one of the few festivals […]

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Florian

Florian’s ultimate 80’s inspired birthday playlist

October 25, 2021

Last month, Sydney’s Florian released another sparkling pop song, this time being the shimmering “Seventeen”. 2021 has already been a year of quality releases for the talented singer/songwriter, with “Patrick Swayze” and “Yours & Mine” both making waves. “Seventeen” is tinged with an 80’s vibe, as she reflects on a younger version of herself,  with […]

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Track by Track: Mess Esque takes us through their atmospheric self-titled album

October 22, 2021

Mess Esque is a recent collaboration between iconic 90’s band Dirty Three‘s Mick Turner and McKisko‘s Helen Franzmann. The music and instruments are provided by Mick, and the lyrics and vocals by Helen. Probably best known for his work with Dirty Three, Mick has been making music for more than forty years. His most recent album […]

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Charm of Finches

Wonderful Oblivion: Charm of Finches take us through their new album track by track

October 22, 2021

Indie-folk duo Charm of Finches have been casting their spell on listeners with a stream of singles from Wonderful Oblivion, their third album, the most recent being the emotive and melancholic “Heavy”. Finally, the date for the release of this much-anticipated record has arrived for sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. The album was recorded at home by […]

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Jack Carty

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jack Carty “Boab (Time Is A River)” (2021)

October 21, 2021

Jack Carty has been charming audiences with his heart-warming indie-folk since 2010. A gifted storyteller, a wonderful guitarist and possessing a wide vocal range, his songs have a depth and humanity that resonates with the listener. We are thrilled today to be premiering “Boab (Time Is A River)”, the latest single from Jack, and the […]

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Human Noise

Track by Track: Human Noise take a deep dive into Animal People

October 21, 2021

Sydney band Human Noise have today released their debut album, Animal People. It’s a beautifully varied record, from lo-fi grooves to frenetic guitar-driven bangers. The lyrics are sharp and no two tracks are the same. Fans of indie-punk rock acts such as Sonic Youth, RAT!hammock and The Strokes should find plenty to love here. I’m also […]

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Chelsea Warner

Chelsea Warner’s top tips before you head into the studio

October 20, 2021

Sydney singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and producer Chelsea Warner is going through a purple patch of releasing new music. Today she released “It Be Like That”, the third new track since June. Following on from “Drama” and “Not In The Mood” it continues the theme of self-exploration, analysis and growth. Classically trained at the Sydney Conservatorium […]

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Jarry

Exclusive Single Premiere: jarry “Circles” (2021)

October 20, 2021

“Circles” is the first release from the new project, jarry, which is the solo outlet for musician Jarred Young. Jarred has floated between Sydney, Melbourne and regional Queensland, and is probably best known for his work as songwriter, vocalist and drummer for indie-rockers Bad Pony.  We are thrilled to have the premiere of “Circles”, which […]

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Afterthought

Exclusive Single Premiere: Afterthought “Summerset Stunner” (2021)

October 14, 2021

The brilliantly upbeat “Summerset Stunner” from Sydney pop-punk quintet Afterthought is bursting with sunshine and optimism. With classic indie guitars, a tight beat and soaring harmonies this is a track to celebrate love and friendship. This is the second single to be released from their forthcoming sophomore self-titled EP, to be released on the 22nd October, […]

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Jaguar Jonze

Track of the Week: Jaguar Jonze “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?” (2021)

October 13, 2021

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter, artist, producer and all-round visionary Jaguar Jonze has released “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?”, a blistering take-down on those that misuse their power in the music industry. This is the first release since her Antihero (EP) that was released earlier in the year. Jaguar Jonze is the moniker for Deena Lynch, and […]

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Cookin' On 3 Burners

Cookin’ On 3 Burners give us their Top 5 Dream Collaborators

October 13, 2021

The legendary Cookin’ On 3 Burners recently released the blazing “The World Is Cold”, featuring Melbourne rapper Mantra and vocalist Jane Tyrell. It has that classic 3 Burners funk with attitude a-plenty as they mix up an enticing blend of contrasts, of sugar and spice, of heat and ice. It’s razor-sharp and as soothing as […]

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Lou P Scarlett

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lou P Scarlett “Hungry” (2021)

October 13, 2021

How big is your appetite? That’s the question asked by Sydney electro-pop artist Lou P Scarlett in the catchy “Hungry”, which we have the exclusive premiere of, ahead of its release on Friday. This is a tune with a big driving beat and a happily contagious chorus, which can’t help but put a smile. She sings […]

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SLUMBERJACK

Interview: SLUMBERJACK and Lucy Lucy interview each other!

October 11, 2021

  Electonic duo SLUMBERJACK have teased out another track from their forthcoming debut LP, Dichotomy, in the form of “Better Off”, featuring the vocals of Sydney-sider Lucy Lucy. It might come as a surprise to many that the duo hasn’t yet released a full-form album, having released a number of singles and EP’s over the […]

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Guest Playlist: Dominic Breen gives us 10 tracks for a Real Hard Week

October 6, 2021

Last week Sydney-based singer/songwriter Dominic Breen dropped his debut album, Blue Volume. It’s a consummate collection of tracks from the talented multi-instrumentalist. He is a masterful storyteller, with a turn of phrase that makes you sit up and listen intently. With some really lovely guitars and a voice that is warm and yearning, Blue Volume is […]

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Echo Adore

Exclusive Single Premiere: Echo Adore “Fantasma” (2021)

October 4, 2021

Perth duo Echo Adore are on a creative roll. Having dropped the entertaining and intense “See Red” earlier in 2021, they are about to release the superb “Fantasma”. We are stoked to have the first listen of this classy offering ahead of its release. The duo is comprised of Oliver James and Damian Diggs, and […]

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Tanya Ransom

Track by Track: Tanya Ransom talks us through Breakdown to Breakthrough

October 1, 2021

Last week Western Australian singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom released her latest EP, Breakdown to Breakthrough. Comprising five tracks, Tanya blends her unique blend of folk blues and alt-country with an entrancing honesty.  We premiered the lead track off the EP, “Cyclone” in November last year, so it’s a treat to see the remainder of the record see […]

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The Scotch Press

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Scotch Of Saint James “Cafe” (2021)

September 30, 2021

The fourth album, French by Spilled Blood from Perth rockers The Scotch of Saint James is not far from being released, and we are thrilled today to be premiering “Cafe”, which is the third and final single from the album. “Cafe” opens with slick Latin grooves, building joyously with world music vibes. The funky guitars […]

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DMC

Track of the Week: DMC “Memories” (2021)

September 29, 2021

DMC is the moniker for Canberra-based singer/songwriter Duncan McMaster. Today he has released the incredibly catchy “Memories” and it is our Track of the Week. If you want a song with an upbeat jangly chorus, then this is one for you. I’m pretty sure that fans of The Vaccines, Portugal the Man and Foster The […]

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Kaypo

Exclusive Single Premiere: Kaypo “Children of the Sun” (2021)

September 29, 2021

Brisbane’s singer/songwriter Kaypo continues to impress with his well-crafted emotive folk/pop. Today we are thrilled to be premiering his latest tune, the beautiful “Children of the Sun”. Kaypo is the solo project for Liam Higgins, and as with two previous releases, “You Don’t Care” and “Miss You”, he has collaborated with Canadian producer Ryan Stewart. […]

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Asha Jefferies

Track by Track: Asha Jefferies takes us deep into The Pinnacle

September 28, 2021

Earlier this month Brisbane indie-folk artist Asha Jefferies released her entrancing EP, The Pinnacle. This is a tight collection of five heartfelt songs, covering a range of emotions touching on anxiety, heartbreak, depression and self-doubt. Asha has the knack for delivering a line that stays in your head. It’s beautifully produced, with a full-band feel […]

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