Author: Bruce Baker

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

Interview: Imogen Clark on recording her EP The Making Of Me and moving to Nashville

August 21, 2020

Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark drops her latest EP today, The Making of Me. It’s been a tumultuous 18 months or so for Clark. The cumulative effect of back-to-back European and Northern American tours, the ending of a significant relationship and other difficulties faced in her personal life, led to some much-needed soul-searching. This led to […]

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All We Are

Track of the Day: All We Are “Heart of Mine” (2020)

August 18, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Heart of Mine” and comes from All We Are who hail from Liverpool in the UK. They might be residents of Liverpool, but this trio is truly a multi-national affair, with the trio comprising of Ireland’s Richard O’Flynn (drums), Norway’s Guro Gikling (bass) and Brazil’s Luis Santos (guitar). “Heart of […]

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Meg Hitchcock

Exclusive Single Premiere: Meg Hitchcock “Hello Moon” (2020)

August 12, 2020

UK-born and bred, but now a local of Byron Bay, Meg Hitchcock is launching her debut single and video, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the first view and listen of “Hello Moon”, a soulful shimmering love song to the moon. It’s also an affirmation on living the life she wants to […]

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Track of the Day: KIT “King Size Bed” (2020)

August 7, 2020

KIT, the solo-project for Katie Wighton (All Our Exes Live In Texas) has just released her second single, and this is one hell of a tune. It kicks off with punchy guitars, sultry vocals and cute backing vocals, and from that point on you are hooked. It’s a joyous emotional rollercoaster about falling hard for […]

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Kate Miller-Heidke

Track of the Day: Kate Miller-Heidke “Deluded” (2020)

August 6, 2020

Brisbane singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has some great news to share today. We have her latest single and video, “Deluded”, hot off the press, and news that her next album, Child In Reverse will be released on 30th October. “Deluded” is classic Kate Miller-Heidke, the incredibly elastic vocals front and centre. It’s got a vibrant groove […]

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Behind the scenes of the making of RACKETT’s new clip for “Crush”

August 6, 2020

RACKETT has just released a corker of a new song, “Crush”.  It comes with an infectious melody and sugary-pop upbeat sentiments. It was co-written by RACKETT and Dave Hammer (Lime Cordiale, Mia Rodriguez), and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, Joe Laporta (Solange, FKA Twigs). On the same day as releasing this latest tune, RACKETT released the accompanying video for […]

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Tinpan Orange

Track of the Day: Tinpan Orange “Turn It On Again” (2020)

August 5, 2020

Indie-folk trio, Tinpan Orange have a wonderful new tune out for you, called “Turn It On Again”.  Before the Covid-19 lockdown, they went into the home-studio to record a bunch of new songs, and this is the first to emerge from those recordings. This is typical Tinpan Orange, exquisite musicianship with the gorgeous ethereal vocals of […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: TILD “Wasting Time” (2020)

July 30, 2020

Sydney grunge-pop rockers TILD are about to release their latest single, “Wasting Time”, and we are stoked today to have the exclusive video premiere of this gem prior to its release tomorrow. The band have been busy since forming in 2019, releasing singles “Slowly”, “Wolf” and more recently “Make Up”. It has sweet infectious vibes, […]

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Track of the Day: Sir Winston “Hollywood Hills” (2020)

July 28, 2020

Australian-born but New York-resident Sir Winston has a pumping new tune out for you, “Holywood Hills”. The song references a rather gnarly party where his girlfriend has taken some pills at a party in the Hollywood Hills, and the mayhem associated with that. Thankfully that’s a crisis not many of us have to endure. This […]

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Ride For Rain

Exclusive EP Premiere: Ride For Rain Never Magenta (2020)

July 28, 2020

Sydney’s pop-punk outfit Ride For Rain are about to drop their latest EP, Never Magenta, and we are thrilled to be able to give you a listen to it in full today, prior to its release on Friday. We are also premiering today the video for the third track on the EP, “Let Go”. This is […]

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Track of the Day: GL “Pistachio” (2020)

July 22, 2020

Melbourne electronic-pop duo GL have just dropped their first single of the year, “Pistachio”. In further good news for the band, they’ve announced that their forthcoming sophomore album,  You Read My Mind, will be released on the 25th September on their own label, Pool Records. “Pistachio” follows on from “Night Habit” which was released in September […]

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Track of the Day: Mylk “Snooze” (2020)

July 20, 2020

Melbourne indie-outfit Mylk have just released their latest single, “Snooze”. The band has been on the scene since late 2017 and have dropped just the four singles since then. Their maxim appears to be quality over quantity, and “Snooze” certainly fits in with that proposition. “Snooze” opens with forty or so seconds of sweet guitars […]

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Yours & Owls announce a massive lineup for January 2021 festival

July 16, 2020

The lineup for the rescheduled Yours & Owls Festival has been announced, and it’s an absolute belter. To ensure that the lineup stays as advertised, the festival is ‘staying local’, with the best of Australia and New Zealand showcased at this postponed edition of Y&O. The organisers have stated that they will be working with […]

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BIGSOUND 2020 will go ahead, in a safety-first format

July 14, 2020

In what is great news for the music industry in Australia, the organisers of BIGSOUND have confirmed that the 2020 edition will proceed. This will be sixth edition of this important showcase of the best and brightest of emerging talent within the music industry. BIGSOUND will be held again in Fortitude Valley, over a condensed […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Stress Me Out” (2020)

July 14, 2020

Versatile Northern Territorian Stevie Jean has just dropped another banger, this time a gritty tune called “Stress Me Out”. This follows on from her single “Bored” released earlier this year, and debut EP Blame Game which was released late 2019. Her ability to shift genres seems to have no end. Her collaboration on a remarkable […]

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Track of the Day: Lime Cordiale “Screw Loose” (2020)

July 7, 2020

  On the cusp of releasing their second studio album, 14 Steps To A Better You, Lime Cordiale have released a superbly catchy tune off it, “Screw Loose”. It’s a fun tune, as is the accompanying video. The video is a mixture of animation and footage of Oli and Louis Leimbach gallivanting around the Blue Mountains. They’ve even […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Liam Morton “Sunny Afternoon” (2020)

July 7, 2020

We might be in the middle of winter, but we’ve got a song which will transport you back to the heady heights of summer. It’s the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Sunny Afternoon” from Brisbane singer/songwriter Liam Morton. This follows on from his debut single, “Margarita’s By The Pool”. Prior to launching his solo career, Liam […]

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Track by Track: Alex Hardy takes us through her debut EP A Little Break From Love

July 2, 2020

We are really thrilled to be able to present a track-by-track description for the debut EP from Sydney singer/songwriter Alex Hardy. Alex has a silky smooth voice, perfectly suited to the soulful jazz grooves on these tracks. Alex had a crack team creating this record, with it being produced by Sarah Belkner. Helping out was […]

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

July 2, 2020

Sydney-born, now Paris-based artist Jack Grace, has released a really lovely moody track, “A Ribbon”. It’s been a while since we had any new music from Grace, as his last offering was the EP If I Tremble in 2018. He is a man of many talents, being highly accomplished at producing, arranging, collaborating and songwriting. […]

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Interview: Marvell (AUS) flourishing during lockdown and their latest single “19 Homes”

July 2, 2020

We caught up with Northern-beaches indie-rockers Marvell during the week, to talk about their latest release, “19 Homes” and how life has affected them during the current crisis. As you’ll see, they have positively thrived during these times. The band was formed in 2016, with the founding members being Tom and Max Marvell. No prizes for […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sarah Stone “What We Do” (2020)

July 2, 2020

Sarah Stone came into the public consciousness via The Voice, Australia, taking out a spot in the top 6.  Since then, Sarah has built a strong following on YouTube and has been working on her own songwriting. We are thrilled today to be premiering the first single off her debut EP, “What We Do”. It’s […]

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Megan Washington: A Visual Retrospective – From Spicks and Specks to Batflowers

July 2, 2020

Megan Washington will be releasing her long-awaited album Batflowers on the 28th August. I thought this would be a nice moment to take a visual retrospective at the career up to this point of one of Australian’s most talented and creative singer/songwriters. Like so many others, my introduction to Washington was seeing her on Spicks […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Michael McCartney “Sweet Side of Love” (2020)

July 1, 2020

We are thrilled today to be premiering the first single from the next EP for Gold-Coast indie-rocker Michael McCartney, with the title track “Sweet Side of Love”. It’s a blissfully positive theme, about enjoying the intimacy of being in love. In “Sweet Side of Love”, McCartney has found an intoxicatingly sweet groove. It has a […]

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Track of the Day: Leanne Tennant “Record Stores” (2020)

June 29, 2020

Our track of the day is “Record Stores” from Leanne Tennant. For anyone who has wondered around a record-store on a bad day, looking for an album to either sympathise with or to shock yourself out of the funk, then this song will resonate with you. “Record Stores” is a beautiful stark tune; an acoustic […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Lamalo “Jungle Train” ft. Little Green (2020)

June 29, 2020

We have the exclusive first look at the video for the latest offering from Lamalo, “Jungle Train”. Lamalo is a duo of multi-instrumentalists Michiya Nagai and Yossi Cascun. They formed in 2016, and since then have created a signature sound of layered sounds, combining modern and traditional instruments.  “Jungle Train” features Little Green, the moniker for […]

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Track by Track: Key Out talk us through their new record Anthropomorphia

June 26, 2020

Sydney trio Key Out have released today Anthropomorphia, the follow-up to their debut LP, What (do) you see. This is a seriously beautiful album, with tender harmonies, pulsating walls of sound and lush layers of synth and guitars. Lovers of New Order, Joy Division and local legends, the Underground Lovers should find plenty to dig in this short […]

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Track by Track: Brayden Sibbald takes us through his EP We Can Only Move Forward (2020)

June 24, 2020

Brayden Sibbald, songwriter and producer from Dunsborough, WA, is releasing today his latest EP, We Can Only Move Forward. This follows on from Float, which was released in 2018. One of the singles from this EP, “Thin Air” has already racked up over 100,000 streams. We can Only Move Forward is signature Sibbald. His voice […]

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Track of the Day: Greatest Hits “Phil, Slow It Down” (2020)

June 22, 2020

The amusingly-named Aussie-English band Greatest Hits, have just released a very groovy 70’s-inspired tune, “Phil, Slow It Down”. This follows on from their debut single, “Mortals”, which was released last year. I am rather hoping that the debut album from these guys is self-titled. The band is the project of Australian musician Ryan Cooper and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Kaypo “Desert Storm” (2020)

June 18, 2020

Kaypo, the moniker for Brisbane singer/songwriter Liam Higgins, is about to release a beautiful guitar-driven track, “Desert Storm”.  We are thrilled to be premiering it for him today at the AU, ahead of its official release on Friday. This youngster from Brisbane has some serious skills, his guitar-work, in particular, shines brightly. Kaypo is early on in […]

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Track of the Day: JARV IS “Save The Whale” (2020)

June 18, 2020

Fans of PULP, Jarvis Cocker, and Leonard Cohen should all dig today’s Track of the Day. “Save the Whale” is the latest release from JARV IS, Jarvis Cockers current creative outlet. The video was created by Jarvis, a man who has clearly used his time wisely whilst been stuck in isolation. “Save The Whale” bears […]

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