Author: Bruce Baker

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

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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Exclusive Single Premiere: Eternal Crush “Heavenly Body” (2020)

October 13, 2020

Melbourne duo Eternal Crush are about to release the title track off their upcoming EP, Heavenly Body. The band consists of singer/songwriter Joey Jean and guitarist/producer Jackson Holliday (Northeast Party House). Meeting at a party, discovering a shared love of New Order and The Stone Roses as well as being neighbours, led to them starting […]

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Scarlet

Track of the Day: Scarlet (UK) “Bring Me Down” (2020)

October 12, 2020

UK grunge-rock four-piece Scarlet, have just released their latest single “Bring Me Down”. It’s a rocking kick-arse tune laden with hooks and cascading guitars. It’s the perfect song to kick-start the week as our Track of the Day. Fans of bands such as Hole are going to find plenty to love here. Front woman, Jessie […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Baby Bulldog “Rodney” (2020)

October 12, 2020

Baby Bulldog, aka Steph Barker, is an LA resident and a whirlwind on the drums and vocals. Her latest release is an ode to her car, “Rodney”, and we are thrilled today to have the video premiere for this affectionate homage. As is often the case, the ownership of a car can signpost a significant […]

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Track of the Day: Carla Geneve “The Right Reasons” (2020)

October 9, 2020

Perth-resident and Albany-born singer/songwriter Carla Geneve has today released a beautiful and deeply personal track, “The Right Reasons”. The is the second single, following on from “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover” released earlier this year, ahead of her debut full-length album which will be released in 2021. Befitting of the sentiment of the song, the […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Mel Blue “Wake Up Call” (2020)

October 9, 2020

Sydney electronic-popsters Mel Blue released their latest single, “Wake Up Call” last month, and today we have the exclusive video premiere for this nostalgia-driven dance tune. The song references the difficulties in maintaining long-distance relationships and has a fun retro feel to it. The video matches the retro feel of the song, with some classic […]

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The Skyball Concert Series: Dashville showcases live music over 2 epic weekends

October 8, 2020

With festivals banned due to the current pandemic, organisers have either had to postpone, cancel or in the case of the Johnstons of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, think outside the square. ‘Dashville’, near Belford, in the Hunter Valley in NSW has been the home of the Gumball Festival since 2005. This little gem of […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Dolly Spectra “Look Me In The Eye” (2020)

October 7, 2020

LA-based experimental producer and singer Dolly Spectra is about to release her latest song, “Look Me In The Eye” and we are thrilled to have the first listen of this futuristic tune. This follows on from her previous release and video, “Whatcha Gonna Do”. The opening of “Look Me In The Eye” reminds me of […]

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Track of the Day: G Flip “You and I” (2020)

October 6, 2020

We have a really beautiful track of the day today. “You and I” is the latest release from Melbourne-based artist, G Flip. G Flip, the moniker for Georgia Flipo, wrote this song when head-over-heels in love. It’s a grand expression of love and reassurance to her loved-one that this is a love that will endure, despite […]

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Exclusive single Premiere: Rei (NZ) “Borderline” (2020)

October 6, 2020

“Borderline” is the new single from Auckland R&B/hip-hop artist Rei, and we are excited to be bringing you the first listen of this catchy tune from an exciting rising artist. Rei, the moniker for Callum Rei McDougall, is a prolific artist. Only in his mid-twenties, he has already dropped four full-length albums. The most recent, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Quinton Trembath “Servo Sunsets” (2020)

October 5, 2020

Quinton Trembath is an energetic 4-piece folk-punk band based in Melbourne. Named after the lead-singer, Quinton Trembath, the band is about to release their third single, “Servo Sunsets”, off their forthcoming debut album, Amateur Art. “Servo Sunsets” has a beautifully rich and full sound, with cello, violin and double-bass complementing Trembaths story-telling vocals. The song […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Gangz “Evils” (2020)

October 1, 2020

The boys from Ballarat, Gangz, are about to release their latest single, “Evils”, and we’re thrilled to be able to premiere it today on the AU. It’s a fun summer-tinged tale of growing from the harder moments in your life. Speaking about their new single, the band says, “Evils is about embracing all the bad […]

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Kuya James

Track by Track: Kuya James takes us through his debut album ISA

October 1, 2020

Last week Kuya James released ISA, his debut album, which is a formidable collection of songs and collaborations with some of the exceptional artists from the Northern Territory. Kuya James is the moniker for James Mangohig. As well as his songwriting skills which are up in lights on this album, he is an accomplished producer. […]

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Track of the Day: Something For Kate “Come Back Before I Come Back To My Senses” (2020)

October 1, 2020

Something For Kate have just dropped their latest single, “Come Back Before I Come Back To My Senses”. This is the fourth single from their upcoming album, The Modern Medieval, their first in eight years. It’s a slow builder, a love song, with two main protagonists featuring. These are excitement and fear. They know that pursuing […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Goons “Bella” (2020)

September 30, 2020

Sydney 5-piece Goons, have their latest single ready to hit the airwaves, “Bella”.  This follows on from their debut release, “Home Run”, which was released earlier in the year. “Bella” is a rocking tune with a great message. It opens with some big guitar licks before lead singer The Great Lummox brings his a-grade vocals […]

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Becky Rhodes

Exclusive EP Premiere: Becky Rhodes Wonder (2020)

September 29, 2020

Becky Rhodes is an indie-pop singer/songwriter based in Melbourne, and this week releases her debut EP, Wonder.  Rhodes grew up in Queensland, and attended the QLD Conservatorium of Music, before relocating to Melbourne to further her career. This EP has been in the works for quite some time, with Rhodes lining up Mark D’Angelo of The […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Hayden Calnin “As I Exit Parts I & II” (2020)

September 28, 2020

The multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer Hayden Calnin released his latest EP, Soon Forever last month. It’s a collection of four tracks, each lush and atmospheric soundscapes. Today we have the exclusive video premiere for the final track on the EP, the epic “As I Exit Parts I & II”. This track is unusual and worthy for its […]

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Excusive Single Premiere: Skyepaint ft. Bares “Pipe Dream” (2020)

September 24, 2020

Today we are premiering “Pipe Dream”, from Skyepaint, featuring Bares. Skyepaint is the moniker for Novocastrian synthpop songwriter/producer Amos Wellings. He has teamed up with Melbourne-based indie-pop singer/songwriter Bares to create a bright summery tune, just the tonic to dance away your problems.  “Pipe Dream” will be released on all streaming services tomorrow. “Pipe Dream” is an […]

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Track of the Day: Jack Grace “Daydreaming” (2020)

September 23, 2020

Jack Grace has relocated from Sydney to Paris and continues to make inspiring music from the French capital. He has just released his latest single “Daydreaming”, which follows on from “A Ribbon” which was released earlier this year. “Daydreaming” is musically sparser in style than “A Ribbon” but if ever there was an argument for […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Lucy Eaton “Rotten Love” (2020)

September 23, 2020

Lucy Eaton was born in Australia, but currently resides in California, and we have the exclusive premiere of her debut release “Rotten Love”, a fun whimsical take on trying to win over someones affection. Eaton has a gift for writing lines which reference the everyday and resonate with the listener.  She is armed with her ukelele […]

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Miller Roberts

Track of the Day: Miller Roberts “Heart on Your Sleeve” (2020)

September 22, 2020

Miller Roberts is the moniker for singer/songwriter Millie Robertson. She is new on the scene as a solo artist and has recently released her debut EP, Square One. “Heart on Your Sleeve” is lifted from this EP, and we are excited to make it our Track of the Day today. I’m sure that fans of […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: The English Rain – Echoes of You (2020)

September 22, 2020

Today we have the premiere of the long-awaited debut album, Echoes of You from Brisbane band The English Rain. It’s hard to believe that it’s taken the band this long to put out an album, given the depth of their catalogue. The English Rain was co-founded by Steve Boom and Neil Steward who met in […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Jacuzzi “Mother” (2020)

September 21, 2020

Post-punk electronic and new-wave trio Jacuzzi released their debut album, Animator, last month, and we are fortunate today to be premiering the video of “Mother”, one of the tracks off this impressive record. Their album is a collection of 8 songs, all different chapters, with their own stories. Their music is a vast soundscape, with […]

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