Author: Bruce Baker

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

Track of the Day: Jade MacRae “Midnight Air” (2020)

May 25, 2020

Jade MacRae has released her final single, “Midnight Air” from her forthcoming album, Handle Me With Care. This follows on from earlier releases “I Choose Love”, “Up Above Your Head” and “My Fathers House”. “Midnight Air” is a rich, warm, gospel tale. which is inspired by a New Orleans funeral march.  The song features a […]

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Imogen Clark live from the backyard

Photo Gallery: Imogen Clark – Live from the Backyard (16.05.20)

May 18, 2020

There have been some incredible Isolation gigs of late, mostly broadcast from home in the bedroom or living room with a desk lamp and an iPhone. For artists with new material, in particular, you can sense their frustration at not being able to showcase the new songs in the best of light. One artist who […]

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Washington Dark Parts

Track of the Day: Washington “Dark Parts” (2020)

May 18, 2020

Megan Washington has clearly been creative during Isolation. She is back with a new track, “Dark Parts” and an animated video which she has created herself. It’s a hell of a party track, even if it does ask us to open up and share the parts of us we keep hidden. This song is playful […]

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Interview: Steve Smyth on recording his latest EP Blood in a church, and life in lockdown in Spain

May 15, 2020

Steve Smyth is arguably one of Australia’s most talented singer-songwriters. These days Steve calls Barcelona home, and with Spain being one of the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,  his lock-down conditions have been more stringent than most. I caught up with Steve a couple of weeks ago, as he was releasing “Yours Sincerely”, a […]

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Track of the Day: Alex The Astronaut “Lost” (2020)

May 11, 2020

Alex the Astronaut has just dropped the first single, “Lost”, off her forthcoming debut album, The Theory of Absolutely Nothing. Her two previous EP’s To Whom It May Concern and See You Soon demonstrated her innate ability of this gifted songwriter to capture the zeitgeist of our times. With her songs, you always feel like […]

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Track of the Day: Imogen Clark “Found Me” (2020)

May 7, 2020

Australian singer-songwriter Imogen Clark has released a new song, “Found Me”, her first new track in two years. The song was written off the back of the end of a relationship. It’s not a song of mourning though, it’s a song of defiance, strength and a bold celebration of her new-found situation. Imogen’s vocals carry […]

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Pretty Things

Exclusive Video Premiere: Pretty Thrills “Sober” (2020)

May 6, 2020

Sydney pop-rock band,  Pretty Thrills have recently released their second single “Sober”, and we are really excited to be able to bring you today the Exclusive first look at the video for this gem. It follows on from their debut release “Flames” which came out late 2019. The song deals with the oft-seen drunken arguments, […]

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Creature Fear

Track of the Day: Creature Fear “Barely Alive” (2020)

April 27, 2020

Melbourne-based indie-pop 5-piece, Creature Fear, have released “Barely Alive”, their first single since signing with the Daily Nightly / Caroline Australia record label. Prior to this, they were releasing singles independently, the previous one being “Makeup” late in 2019. This is an exciting release and milestone from this fresh vibrant band. They are working towards […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Steve Smyth “Yours Sincerely” (2020)

April 22, 2020

Last week Steve Smyth released the second single, “Yours Sincerely” off his forthcoming EP, Blood. This follows on from “Stages” which was released back in February. Steve calls Barcelona home these days, and the song was recorded in live takes in a church. He had the idea of recording Blood in a church, so wandered […]

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Track of the Day: The Jaded Hearts Club “This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me)” (2020)

April 22, 2020

Who doesn’t love a supergroup? They don’t come any more turbocharged than this. The Jaded Hearts Club is comprised of Matt Bellamy (Muse), Graham Coxon (Blur), Miles Kane (Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (Jet), Sean Payne (The Zutons) and Jamie Davis, a totally mind-blowing array of talent. They’ve recorded a lesser-known Marvin Gaye song, “This […]

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Track of the Day: Last Dinosaurs “Flying” (2020)

April 20, 2020

We have a homage to 90’s Nu-Disco with today’s track of the day, “Flying” by the Brisbane trio Last Dinosaurs. Very much French-House inspired, this is a fun-packed tribute and is a song which feels instantly familiar, in what is a new sound for these indie-rockers. Lead guitarist, Lach, says of the Nu-Disco genre –  […]

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Track of the Day: The Beths “Dying to Believe” (2020)

April 15, 2020

4-piece Kiwi indie-rockers The Beths are back with a new killer track, “Dying to Believe”. It’s the first release since their critically acclaimed debut album Future Me Hates Me which was released in 2018. I saw The Beths at Splendour last year and was blown away by how good they were. Seriously fresh, great songwriting, […]

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Greta Stanley

Track of the Day: Greta Stanley “Soak Into This” (2020)

April 8, 2020

Far North Queenslander Greta Stanley has released a new track, “Soak Into This” as her first single for 2020. This follows on from her triumphant EP Sun In My Eyes, which was released last year. Stanley has well and truly established herself on the Australian indie-pop scene, with sold-out headline shows last year, and quality supports with […]

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Track of the Day: Jess Day “Signals” (2020)

April 2, 2020

Jess Day from Adelaide has a new track out tomorrow, “Signals”, on the back of a run of singles which has well and truly established her as a potent talent. Her debut single “Why is She So Beautiful?” landed her as a triple J Unearthed feature artist,  with the followup releases”Rabbit Hole” and “Affection” both […]

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Track by Track: Tshitaki take us through their album World Keeps Turning

March 27, 2020

Today we have a very exciting feature for you. It’s the full track-by-track breakdown of the sophomore album by Sydney-based rockers, Tshitaki. Tshitaki is from the Northern Beaches in Sydney and is comprised of Nik Philpott on vocals and lead guitar, Mullo on bass and vocals, and The Gwarp on drums. I’ve really enjoyed listening […]

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Strangely Enough

Exclusive Single Premiere: Strangely Enough “Long Time Coming” (2020)

March 26, 2020

Today we are showcasing the third single, “Long Time Coming” from Melbourne’s Strangely Enough. This is to be the first single of the band’s debut EP, due to be released in coming months.  It follows on from earlier releases “Change” and “Graceville”. The song starts with some elegant keys and caressing vocals. It doesn’t take […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sometime Sonny “Urgency” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Sometime Sonny is the moniker of Brisbane singer-songwriter Dave Campbell. We are stoked today to be bringing you the exclusive first look at his latest release “Urgency”. It’s a beautiful song with a translatable message.  Given the current global situation, it’s easy to get down with the emotion of getting caught up in one’s own ‘urgency’. […]

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Fancy Face

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fancy Face “Slip Up” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Melbourne 5-piece Fancy Face released their debut single “Slip Up” last month, and today we’ve got the Exclusive Video Premiere for this high-octane ball of fun. It’s just the tonic for these gloomy times. I love this video – I would have got it up online earlier but I’ve been watching it on repeat this […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jordan Merrick “Millennial Blues” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Jordan Merrick, the Brisbane-based bush balladeer is about to release his latest offering, “Millenial Blues”. Jordan released “Low Country” in June 2019, and followed it up with “I Don’t Belong” and “Dangerously Sincere” prior to his debut album Night Music being released late last year. He hasn’t kept still though, releasing this new track, which […]

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Track of the Day: Methyl Ethel “Majestic AF” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Methyl Ethel are about to release a new EP, Hurts to Laugh and “Majestic AF”, the first release off it, is our Track of the Day. The EP was recorded at the same time as the long-play Triage which was released in 2019. Front-man and the creative force behind Methyl Ethel, Jake Webb,  was clearly […]

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Track of the Day: Pirra “The Peak” (2020)

March 16, 2020

Sydney-side indie-dance-pop quartet Pirra are back with a new release, “The Peak”. It has a fun feverish energy that is bound to put a smile on your face. It’s just what we need after a seemingly inexhaustible stream of bad news recently. “The Peak” is a great follow-up to their previous track, “Under the Skyline” Jess […]

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Track of the Day: Husky “Cut Myself Loose” (2020)

March 12, 2020

Ahead of its release tomorrow, we’ve got a sneak peek at the new single “Cut Myself Loose” from Melbourne band Husky. It features Husky Gawenda‘s dreamy vocals floating above Gideon Preiss‘s keys. It has some sweet guitars in it as well. This is signature Husky, with their gentle indie-folk mastery of getting you to lean-forward into […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sunday Estate “Give Me (Something)” (2020)

March 11, 2020

We have the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Give Me (Something)” from Sydney-side indie-outfit The Sunday Estate. This is a character study about teenage love, and how these relationships can be being fraught with difficulties. The song paints a vivid picture and you find yourself immersed in the narrative with ease. With a strong and engaging story […]

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Track of the Day: RACKETT “Oxytoxic” (2020)

March 10, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Oxytoxic” from Sydney electro-pop outfit RACKETT, and it’s especially exciting as a total kick-arse video for it is also being released today. A brief recap on who Rackett is and where they have come from in case you’ve missed that one. They were a totally captivating glam-rock 4-piece, with […]

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Underground Lovers – Factory Theatre, Sydney (08.03.20)

March 9, 2020

It had been eighteen years since I last saw Stereolab live, so I was looking forward to seeing them again at the Factory Theatre on Sunday night. Support for the night was another firm favourite, the Underground Lovers, so a solid night out was assured. The Underground Lovers delivered a short but powerful set. The […]

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Glitoris “Slut Power” Manifesto released

March 8, 2020

Glitoris are a political punk rock outfit, known for their strong political stances, and phenomenal high-energy performances. Their latest release “Slut Power” is a powerful call to arms against the scourge of violence against women. It is International Women’s Day today, and Glitoris have chosen to mark the day with the release of their manifesto. It […]

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Julia Jacklin

Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Kevin Morby + Carla Geneve – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.03.20)

March 6, 2020

It was a first-class lineup at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney last night with Julia Jacklin headlining. She was supported by Carla Geneve and Kevin Morby. First off the blocks was Carla Geneve from Perth. I saw her last year supporting Holy Holy and was blown away by her performance. A strong powerful voice, great on […]

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Track of the Day: Mambali “Legend of the Devil Dance” (2020)

March 4, 2020

Our track of the day comes from Numbulwar-band Mambali, with their latest single “Legend Of The Devil Dance”.  This follows on from “Yuwani” which was released in 2019 and featured Emily Wurrumara. Fans of Saltwater and Warumpi are bound to dig this latest tune, from one of the most exciting Indigenous bands on the scene. The […]

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Ivory Woods

Track of the Day: Ivory Woods “Flickering Light” (2020)

March 2, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Flickering Light” from the Finnish band, Ivory Woods. It has a stunning video clip to accompany it. The scenery in this is breathtaking and drone footage has been used to great effect. It certainly contrasts starkly to the Australian landscape, any time of year. Ivory Woods was formed in […]

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Sam Smith Sydney Mardi Gras

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 (29.02.20)

March 1, 2020

Sydney celebrated the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in style last night. Bruce was there to capture the beauty of this vital celebration.  Check out his photos below.    

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