Author: Bruce Baker

Track of the Day: Sierra and the Radicals “I Like You” (2019)

September 6, 2019

Sierra and the Radicals is a vehicle for singer and actor Sierra Heuermann. The band is best known for its bouncy catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics. Their last single was the jauntily titled “You Look Like My Next Ex”. They have a new track released today, also with an upbeat tune – this one is called “I Like […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Dean Manning – Sunday Mountain (2019)

September 4, 2019

It’s been sixteen years since Dean Manning had his last solo release, but it’s been worth the wait. You might know Dean better through some of his other collaborative efforts, think Leonardo’s Bride (who doesn’t have nostalgic flashbacks to Abby Dodson’s mellifluous vocals on “Even When I’m Sleeping”?), or Holidays on Ice, with Frente‘s Angie Hart and […]

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Interview: Harrison Storm on breakup songs and dream gigs

September 1, 2019

We caught up with Harrison Storm during his sound-check at The Vanguard prior to the last gig on his national tour. For those of you not familiar with him, Harrison is a folk singer hailing from the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria and has just released his new EP, Falling Down. Hey Harrison, thanks for your […]

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Track of the Day: Enter Shikari “Stop the Clocks” (2019)

August 16, 2019

Enter Shikari, the lads from St. Albans in the UK have finally released “Stop the Clocks”, a song they’ve been playing live since late last year. Ever since the track was added to the live shows, it has become a favourite with fans, and it’s little wonder why. It has a joyous UK indie dance/pop feel […]

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Track of the Day: Stevan “LNT” 2019

August 14, 2019

Hailing from Wollongong, the talented Stevan has just dropped his second single “LNT”, following on from his successful debut release “Timee” Only two years out of high school, he has demonstrated an amazing array of skills incorporating producing, drums, guitars, songwriting and vocals. It’s little wonder he has already scored himself a record deal with […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Valley Onda “Foreigner” (2019)

August 1, 2019

We have the exclusive video premiere for the latest track from a relatively new Sydney based outfit, Valley Onda.  The band might be a name not yet familiar, but the members are well established in the music scene. Comprised of Georgia Fair’s Jordan Wilson,  drummer Galen Sultmann, and Michiya Nagai on the keys, these guys are creating some beautiful music. Their finesse […]

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Track of the Day: Jimmy Davis “Hold You Down” (2019)

July 31, 2019

Our track of the day is “Hold You Down” from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Davis. Somewhat like this track, Jimmy has been a slow-burner. He self-recorded and released his first EP in 2016, and since then has toured and recorded with Adelaide rapper Allday and Thomas Busby (Busby Marou). The track has a warm bluesy feel […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: 3SIDEZ “Something About Mary” (2019)

July 18, 2019

Today we have the exclusive video premiere of an exciting hip hop artist from Adelaide, 3SIDEZ, illustrating his latest single “Something About Mary”. Adventurous and soulful, he blends various genres into his hip hop, delivering an ecelectic and certainly very infectious style. “Something About Mary” has a really lovely upbeat groove running through it, with […]

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Track of the Day: Bakers Eddy “Can’t Afford It” (2019)

July 17, 2019

Today’s track of the day is from Melbourne-based, but originally from Wellington in NZ, punk rockers Bakers Eddy. The band formed when three high school friends decided they would rather be in a band than skating all the time. Lead singer Ciarann Babbington, drummer Jamie Gordon and bass player Ian Spagnolo got the band started, […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: The Barren Spinsters “Ten Steps to Cynical Thinking” (2019)

July 17, 2019

We’ve got the exclusive premier of the new album of Barren Spinsters. They are a two-piece, but sound like there’s a few more musicians joining the party. Brendon Houlahan takes up duties on guitars and vocals, with Matt Tennant on drums. They play 70’s rock with their own modern thrashy interperation. These guys are here for a good […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Polymer “Believers” 2019

July 15, 2019

We’ve got an Exclusive Video Premiere to start the week off from Sydney rockers Polymer. The single is taken from their forthcoming debut LP Zealots Box.  The hard-hitting trio was formed in 2018 and features members of Samsara and Age of Menace.  The band is comprised of Anthony Semrani on vocals and guitar, Constantine Kotsiras […]

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Track of the Day: Lorelei “I Am a Road” (2019)

July 10, 2019

We have a lovely dreamy track today courtesy of Lorelei. Lorelei is comprised of Claudia Schmidt (Betty and Oswald, Brightness) and Arlen McCarthy. I had been lucky enough to see Betty and Oswald live a number of times, and was always taken with the vocals of Claudia. It is great to see her re-emerge in this new […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Libby Steel “Miss Me” (2019)

July 9, 2019

We are thrilled today to be bringing you the first look at the video from Libby Steel for her latest release “Miss Me”. Libby hails from Cobden in Victoria, and won the triple j Unearthed competition for the Queenscliff Music Festival in 2018.  Her previous single “Fever Acoustic” received rave reviews, and this is a […]

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Track of the Day: Kyle Lionhart “Holding On” (2019)

July 9, 2019

Byron Bay artist Kyle Lionhart has released a cracking new single “Holding On” with a  really stunning video. The song is off his forthcoming album, which was produced by John Hume (Dean Lewis) and Lindsay Jackson, in Jackson’s basement studio in Nashville. Kyles voice is the star of the show. It’s like honey and lemon, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: BB Sabina “Feast” (2019)

July 5, 2019

We have the Exclusive Premiere of a new release from BB Sabina, an exciting new artist who hails from the Northern Territory. The track is called “Feast”, and it’s an impressively mature first release from BB Sabina. The vocals and delivery is self assured, in a style which can be comfortably compared to PJ Harvey […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Jordan Merrick “Low Country” (2019)

July 4, 2019

Jordan Merrick brings his bush-ballad groove, with a touch of Americana and Blues to this lovely track about desire and the reluctance to act upon it. We are fortunate to have the Exclusive first look at “Low Country”. Jordan hails from Brisbane, and prior to releasing his solo material, has released albums with his band Fugitive & […]

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Mark Ronson playing 2 intimate shows – Sydney and Melbourne

July 3, 2019

Mark Ronson is bringing his latest album Late Night Feelings to our shores for two intimate shows. These Club Heartbreak shows will be in Sydney on Wednesday the 10th July, and Melbourne on Thursday the 11th July. Tickets are on sale now HERE These venues have limited capacity, so get in quick. All proceeds are going to […]

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Track of the Day: Boy & Bear “Hold Your Nerve” (2019)

July 3, 2019

“Hold Your Nerve” is the first music out of the group in 4 years, and it’s a worthy reminder of why we loved them so much. They have been absent due to a debilitating illness suffered by guitarist and vocalist Dave Hosking, and the track and forthcoming album have emerged from these challenges. He has […]

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Track of the Day: Miami Horror “Restless” (2019)

July 2, 2019

It’s great to see Melbourne electronica funksters Miami Horror back with new music. “Restless” is their latest release. It’s got a lovely cruisy feel to it, a little bit of R&B and some really beautiful soulful vocals. The electronica is deftly fused with the guitars, drums and delicate keys. It’s nearly 2 years since their breakthrough […]

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Olympia shares first look at new album (Flamingo)

July 2, 2019

We have a sneaky exclusive trailer for Olympia’s sophomore album Flamingo, which is due out this Friday (5th July).  It’s obviously a very heartfelt record, and one which we are looking forward to. We caught Olympia supporting Anna Calvi recently, and were lucky enough to hear a few of the new songs. Olympia explains ““The […]

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Exclusive EP Premiere: Dan Vogl – Gifted in Gold (2019)

June 26, 2019

Ahead of its official release, we’ve got the Premiere for Gifted in Gold, the new EP from Melbourne-based indie-rock artist, Dan Vogl.  This is a lovely EP from an emerging singer-songwriter. The first track ‘Carousel’ is a strong catchy opener. It refrains brightly, “… make me smile, make me smile”,  which it certainly does with its  […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Dirty Churches” (2019)

June 24, 2019

Washington has released a video for her latest single Dirty Churches, and it’s our Track of the Day to kick the week off. The song was produced by Saint Lo producer Dave Hammer (Thundamentals, Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy). It has been described as a “hymn to the imperfection, clash and surrendour of a relationship”. The video […]

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Track of the Day: Mambali – “Yuwani” ft. Emily Wurrumara (2019)

June 20, 2019

There is a treasure-trove of music from our First Nations’ people. Mambali are well known for fusing traditional cultural songs and rhythms, with contemporary sounds and beats. One of the more recent emerging talents is Emily Wurrumara, so it’s a delight to see a collaboration here between the traditional sounds of Mambali and the fresh voice […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Nikkita Ra “747” (2019)

June 19, 2019

From the ashes of the riotous girl-squad She Rex, their front woman Nikkita Ra has emerged to forge her own solo career. We are delighted today to have the Exclusive Premiere of her second single and it’s accompanying video, “747”. The song ls a lovely lush dreamy track. You can put on your dancing shoes, […]

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Sloan Peterson, Lola Scott and Pearl the Girl coming to the Oxford Art Factory

June 18, 2019

We are excited to have the Exclusive announcement today that three very exciting women in Sydney’s music scene are coming to the Oxford Art Factory on August 10th. Sloan Peterson is the headliner of this all-girl affair. She has been working on a new album and has recently released the catchy track Here. Sloan recently […]

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Festival Photos: Barunga 2019 edition

June 17, 2019

This years edition of the Barunga Festival had as always a very strong lineup of First Nations musicians and close friends. As with the last couple of years Justine Clarke has worked with the local kids for their moment of fame on the main stage. This year with the aid of Serina Pech, they produced a […]

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Highlights of Barunga’s off stage festivities – Barunga, Northern Territory

June 15, 2019

The 2019 Barunga Festival wrapped up last Sunday, and it was a jam-packed 3 days of music, arts, sport and culture. Approximately 4000 people travel to the festival at Barunga, which is 80 km south-east of Katherine. Away from the music stages there was plenty going on. Sporting teams from all over the Northern Territory […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Terrible Sons “Hold Fire” (2019)

May 30, 2019

New Zealand based duo Terrible Sons have just released their latest single “Hold Fire”. It’s a beautifully poignant track, which talks about the need to pause, breath and reflect before engaging in caustic debates. Terrible Sons is made up of wife and husband Lauren Barus and Matthew Barus. Matt is originally from Java, Indonesia, but these days the […]

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Track of the Day: Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean “Prey” (2019)

May 27, 2019

Our Track of the Day is “Prey”, a pulsating song from a new collaboration between Sydney-based rapper Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean who hails from the Northern Territory. These are two exciting young artists in their own rights, and they have teamed up to put together an EP, the first track of which is “Prey”. This […]

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Track of the Day: Beating Hearts Club “Heroin” (2019)

May 16, 2019

Sydney-based indie rockers Beating Hearts Club have a released a beautiful love song, “Heroin” and it’s a worthy Track Of the Day. Starting sparsely and gently, it builds to a triumphant declaration of love. “The track is really a love song. Its about meeting someone and being grateful that they are in your life. I wrote […]

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