Author: Bruce Baker

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Dykes on Bikes

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 (06.03.21)

March 8, 2021

It was a year like no other, with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade relocating to the Sydney Cricket Ground for a COVID-Safe event. 36,000 spectators filled the SCG for a bright and vivid celebration by the LGBTQI+ community. The theme this year was “RISE”, a call to rise together through love, compassion, […]

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Ben Wright Smith

Guest Playlist: Ben Wright Smith shares the tracks which influenced his new album Echo Lodge

March 5, 2021

Ben Wright Smith, Melbourne-based singer and multi-instrumentalist has just dropped his album Echo Lodge. It’s a beautiful collection of songs, comprised of his two earlier EP’s, Psychotropical (2018) and Volcano God Head Explodes (2020), as well as three new tracks. With the contents of the album being recorded and gradually released over the past three years, […]

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Kid Le Chat

Exclusive Single Premiere: Kid Le Chat “It Was Never That Easy” (2021)

March 3, 2021

The cornerstones of Kid Le Chat, David Wilson and Leo Moretti met in a microbrewery in Rio De Janeiro. They bonded over a mutual love of 80’s music such as Talking Heads, Tears for Fears and New Order, and set about creating their own modern twist on synth-pop. Since then, they’ve recorded an album, released […]

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Grids and Dots

Exclusive Single Premiere: Grids and Dots “City Skies” (2021)

March 2, 2021

Grids and Dots,  the Sydney indie outfit are about to drop their second single for 2021, “City Skies”. It’s an upbeat and lush tune, with beautiful rich guitars and sweet harmonies. “City Skies’ will be on their upcoming EP, What Happens to Friendships. We are thrilled to be premiering “City Skies” ahead of its release […]

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Splendour in the Grass

Splendour moves to Spring 2021 with Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator

March 2, 2021

Organisers have announced that Splendour in the Grass in 2021 has been rescheduled to 19th-21st November 2021. The great news of this rescheduling is that Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator are all available for the new November dates. With international travel not expected to re-open until later this year, it was wise to […]

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Guest Playlist: June Jones takes us through the songs she is listening to now

February 25, 2021

Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating artists currently on the scene is singer/songwriter June Jones. June has just dropped her sophomore album, Leafcutter. Self-produced, it’s a collection of highly personal songs, confessional in nature, often using her rich tones to help convey the emotions of the song. Jones is a multi-faceted musician with many talents. […]

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You Am I

Track of the Week: You Am I “The Waterboy” (2021)

February 24, 2021

You Am I have just dropped the first single, “The Waterboy” off their eleventh studio album. It showcases the songwriting skill and inventiveness of frontman Tim Rogers. It was inspired by a song, “I Can See Elvis” on the classic Waterboys album, Modern Blues.  There is a recurring line in “The Waterboy” – “Edinburgh, Galway, […]

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Pipin

Exclusive Single Premiere: Pipin “Tunnel Vision” (2021)

February 24, 2021

Pipin is the solo-project for Brisbane singer-songwriter Bec Hoole. She is known for her dreamy pop songs sprinkled with touches of throwback disco. We are thrilled to premiere her first single of 2021, “Tunnel Vision” ahead of its release on Friday. We also have an accompanying video that is as striking as it is inventive. […]

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Ian Moss

Photo Gallery: The Sounds Of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.02.21)

February 23, 2021

After being closed for eleven months, due to renovations and the pandemic, it was a triumphant re-opening last night of the Enmore Theatre, for the Sounds Of Sydney gala event. It was an incredible lineup, with profits from ticket sales being donated by the venue to Support Act, an organisation that is providing much-needed support […]

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The Fallen Robins

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Fallen Robins “Driving Song” (2021)

February 23, 2021

We are thrilled today to have the video premiere of “Driving Song” from Sydney-side folk-trio The Fallen Robins. The band was started in 2019 by three siblings; Charlotte, Jess and Sarah. With harmonies that tug your heartstrings and authentic story-telling, their music is joyously uplifting. The track reflects upon the arc taken when on the […]

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Gesticulations

Track by Track: Gesticulations take us through their atmospheric debut album Sense of Purgency

February 19, 2021

Gesticulations is a solo project for Graham Ashton, who you may recognise from The Shambolics and Way Cool Jnr. Today he releases the first album for the project, Sense of Purgency. The songs are typically very lyric-driven, and musically sparse. Whilst being sparse, it is varied and interesting. Elements of this record remind me of […]

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Jesa

Exclusive Video Premiere: JESA “You Before Me” (2021)

February 17, 2021

With a buoyant spring in her step, JESA, the effervescent folk-pop singer from the Northern Rivers of NSW has dropped her latest single “You Before Me”. She has craftily turned a break-up song into one of self-affirmation. It’s not maudlin, it’s totally danceable. We are thrilled today to have the video premiere of this uplifting […]

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Joe Mungovan

Exclusive Video Premiere: Joe Mungovan “Lemon + Lime” (2021)

February 16, 2021

There might only be a couple of weeks of summer left, but Joe Mungovan is doing his best to extend it for us, with his summery-vibed track “Lemon + Lime”. Today we are excited to have the video premiere for this chilled tune, ahead of its release tomorrow. “Lemon + Lime” follows on from “You […]

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Duckboi

Exclusive Single Premiere: Duckboi “Going to the Beach” (2021)

February 11, 2021

Wollongong must have something in its waters because it keeps throwing up talented artists. Duckboi, the solo-project for Jack Lincoln is no exception. He is about to drop his latest surf-infused hypnotic song, “Going to the Beach”. We are excited to have the premiere of this short, fun and quirky tune ahead of its release […]

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Yawdoesitall

Guest Playlist: Yawdoesitall and Tawanda take us through the tracks which have influenced them

February 11, 2021

Sydney emcee Yawdoesitall has started the year with the release of a smoking new track, “Test Drive”, featuring the vocals of fellow Sydney-side producer Tawanda. This is a tune with an infectious beat and gives off some serious vibes. The two vocalists bounce off each other, complementing each other perfectly. Producer Miiner provided the beat […]

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Zac Henderson

Track by Track: Zac Henderson takes us through his debut LP Lay The Stones

February 10, 2021

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Zac Henderson has just dropped his debut LP, Lay The Stones. It’s a beautiful collection of songs he has meticulously crafted over the years. This follows on from his debut EP, Procrastination which was released four years ago. Touring has kept Zac busy, but finally, he has been able to spend time in […]

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Riley Pearce

Exclusive Single Premiere: Riley Pearce “Golden Retriever” (2021)

February 10, 2021

Alt-folk singer-songwriter Riley Pearce, is about to release the third single, “Golden Retriever’ off his forthcoming EP, Love And All That Stuff. We are thrilled to have the premiere of this bouncy summery track ahead of its release this Friday. This track has a beat and a groove which sucks you in from the first few […]

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Friendless

Exclusive Single Premiere: Friendless ft. Jannah Beth “DRIP” (2021)

February 4, 2021

Friendless is back with another hypnotic dance floor banger, “DRIP”, featuring his long-term collaborator Jannah Beth. This follows on from the bonkers “Lemonade” which was released late in 2020. We are excited to have the exclusive premiere of this track before its release on Friday. From the opening beats, this is a track which sucks you […]

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SEABASS

Exclusive Video Premiere: SEABASS “Always Kidding” (2021)

February 2, 2021

Adelaide-based indie-rock quartet SEABASS have dropped “Always Kidding”, the title-track off their debut EP. It’s a beautifully emotive song, with warm harmonies, and a comforting nostalgic feel about it.  We’re excited to have the first look at the video for “Always Kidding”, which has a strong visual deftly complementing the tone of the track. The […]

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Broken Waves

Exclusive Single Premiere: Broken Waves “Drag Me Back” (2021)

January 28, 2021

Adelaide-based indie-pop quintet Broken Waves are about to drop “Drag Me Back”. This is the first single off their debut EP, so we are naturally thrilled that they have chosen to premiere it at the AU review. This electro-funk track is a formidable and enticing taste of what’s to come for the band. “Drag Me […]

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The Great Emu War Casualties

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Great Emu War Casualties “I’m A Yes Man” (2021)

January 27, 2021

The Great Emu War Casualties are about to drop their latest single, “I’m A Yes Man” off their forthcoming EP, Vanity Project, and we are stoked to be premiering it on the AU today. The enigmatic trio released 10 new tracks in 2020, with their previous release “Flies In my Eyes” being the first taster […]

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A.B. Original

Track of the Week: A.B. Original “January 26” (2016)

January 26, 2021

Given the date, we thought it appropriate to showcase a track which sadly has as much relevance in 2021, as it did when first released in 2016. “January 26” by A.B. Original perfectly encapsulates the rage which we should all feel about the injustices perpetrated by white settlement, and the failure of our governments to […]

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LANKS

Exclusive Single Premiere: LANKS “Cold Blood” (2021)

January 21, 2021

LANKS is the solo project for Will Cuming. Cuming, an Australian native but now residing in Brooklyn, NY is a producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has been working on a double-album, Spirits Pt. 1. and 2. Pt 1. was released late last year and features exclusively guest vocalists. Pt 2. sees LANKS taking control of the […]

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daste.

Exclusive Single Premiere: daste. “somebody like you” (2021)

January 20, 2021

Gold Coast-trio daste.  are about to release their first single of the year, “somebody like you”, a beautiful uplifting tune, and we are thrilled to be premiering it today. This is the second track to be released off their forthcoming debut album dusk/dawn, due out mid-year. “somebody like you” follows on from “either way”, which […]

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Imogen Clark, Montaigne and Georgia Mooney

Photo Gallery: Imogen Clark and Friends – Factory Theatre, Sydney (09.12.20)

December 11, 2020

Imogen Clark’s 1st Annual Holiday Hootenanny took place at the Factory Theatre on Wednesday night, and we were there to bring you this photo gallery. It was a festive evening, with Imogen Clark and her band in a buoyant mood.  She roped in a bunch of her friends to help out throughout the night. It […]

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Little Green

Exclusive Single Premiere: Little Green “The Night” (2020)

December 10, 2020

Little Green is the moniker for Sydney-based singer-songwriter Amy Nelson. As we head into what is becoming known as ‘bushfire season’, today we are premiering “The Night”, a track which highlights the devastation that last years rounds of bushfires had on society and the land on which we inhabit. Little Green wrote of the inspiration […]

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The Violet Stones

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Violet Stones – PIN (LP 2020)

December 9, 2020

We’ve been looking forward to the sophomore album from Sydney alt-rock grunge band The Violet Stones, and it delivers in spades. We are stoked today to be premiering PIN, with a generous fourteen energetic high-octane tracks. They’ve teased a few singles in the lead-up, most recently “Power Hungry”, so it’s a treat to have the […]

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Paul The Kid

Exclusive Single Premiere: Paul The Kid “Palm Trees & Ciggies” (2020)

December 8, 2020

Aucklander, Paul The Kid, is about to release his latest tune, “Palm Trees & Ciggies” and we are delighted to be premiering this funky summer tune. “Palm Trees & Ciggies” is a love letter to simpler times, to travelling on the cheap, drinking cold tins, a pack of smokes and some good tunes. Who needs […]

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Bad Pony

Exclusive Video Premiere: Bad Pony “Hold Choke” (2020)

December 7, 2020

Indie-rockers Bad Pony are teasing us with another single off their forthcoming debut album, this time in the form of “Hold Choke”. This is a song full of hooks, big choruses and makes you want to jump and down with the band. It’s quite a contrast to the somewhat darker, undertones of the lyrics, which […]

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Bernard Fanning

Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Matt Corby + merci, mercy – Qudos Arena, Sydney (05.12.20)

December 7, 2020

The second and final instalment of Greatest Southern Nights, the showcase for the soul-reviving Great Southern Nights, was at Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday night. The three acts were Bernard Fanning, Matt Corby and merci, mercy. For all the details of what went down, check out our review from Tait McGregor HERE merci, mercy Matt […]

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