Author: Bruce Baker

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Don West

Track of the Day: Don West “Equaliser” (2020)

February 27, 2020

Our track of the day is “Equaliser” and comes from Sydney artist Don West. The song has a classic bluesy feel to it. West’s raw and rich vocals carry an emotional truth to this track. Hayley Mary from The Jezebels provides some soaring vocals over the top.  The song was apparently inspired by a bank-robbery scene […]

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Fragile Animals

Exclusive Single Premiere: Fragile Animals “Only Until It’s Over”

February 26, 2020

Today we have the Exclusive Single Premiere for “Only Until It’s Over” from the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals. This follows on from their last single “Waiting” which was released late 2019. Fragile Animals are masters of the shoegaze & dream pop genre and this is a superbly lush tune. The band have really cranked […]

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The Flowers

Track of the Day: The Flowers “Summer Saviour” (2020)

February 25, 2020

We are pumped to bring you as our Track of the Day, the latest single, “Summer Saviour” from indie-popsters The Flowers. We premiered the debut release from this Sydney-based trio, “Truly Madly Sleepy” back in May 2019, and it’s uplifting to hear their latest offering. Lead singer Agnes O’Dwyer explains the motivation behind the track. “I’ve […]

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Mantell

Exclusive Video Premiere: Mantell “St. Louis” (2020)

February 25, 2020

Today we have Exclusive Video Premiere of “St. Louis” from Melbourne-based Mantell. These guys are making waves in Melbourne, and listening to this track it’s easy to see why.  Lead singer Sam Reader‘s vocals effortlessly float in this song of hope. The song was recorded in the band’s own studio in Melbourne with drummer Connor […]

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Selfish Sons

Track of the Day: Selfish Sons “Sleep” (2020)

February 24, 2020

Our Track of the Day comes from Brisbane rockers Selfish Sons with their latest single “Sleep”. For those unfamiliar with the band, it’s comprised of brothers Jordy and Finn Polbodetto and schoolfriend Jonty Carlson. 2019 was a breakout year for the band, with their debut EP “Sixfour” being released.  They have built their growing fanbase […]

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Sports Team

Track of the Day: Sports Team (UK) “Here’s The Thing” (2020)

February 21, 2020

To finish the week off, our track of the day comes from the UK, with Sports Team, and their latest release “Here’s The Thing“. Sports Team has grown it’s fan base exponentially on the release of a handful of singles, and their reputation for delivering wild hectic shows. Their recent gigs have been selling out, […]

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Track of the Day: Bloods “U & M E” (2020)

February 20, 2020

We have a new track today for you from Sydney-based garage punk-pop legends Bloods. It’s “U & M E” (pronounced U and EM EE), and it’s an absolute banger. This will be on their forthcoming EP which will be called Seattle and is to be released on the 15th of May, following on from Feelings […]

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Hallie

Track of the Day: Hallie “Sympathy” (2019)

February 19, 2020

Hallie from Brisbane has been on an upward trajectory since winning the Triple J Unearthed Bigsound Competition 2019 with her single “Nice Like Rice”. From there she released her debut EP Wink Wink Nudge Nudge to great acclaim, and tomorrow releases her latest single, “Sympathy”, which we are featuring today as our Track of the […]

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Photo Gallery: Bernard Fanning + Olympia + Tia Gostelow – Taronga Zoo, Sydney (14.02.20)

February 15, 2020

It was a beautiful evening in Sydney last night, not something we’ve been able to say very often of late. An early start at Taronga Zoo for the twilight series of concerts, and therefore an early exit from work is an added bonus to what is always an excellent night out. This Friday night had […]

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Jade MacRae

Track of the Day: Jade MacRae “I Choose Love” (2020)

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day lovers. What better way to celebrate than the foot-stomping, hip-swinging, bootie-shaking romp “I Choose Love” by Melbourne-based soul and R& B-maestro  Jade MacRae. It’s got horns, it’s got sass, awesome backing vocals and a gloriously upbeat message. Jade says it best herself “love begins with the need to nourish and respect yourself […]

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Track of the Day: Chutney “Gone On Time” (2020)

February 13, 2020

We have a really beautiful Track of the Day today coming from Gold Coast indie rock band, Chutney. It’s called “Gone On Time”,  and we’ve been totally crushing on this tune since it turned up in our inbox. The guitars on this track are ever so sweet, complimenting and contrasting the earthy vocals. The band […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Vetty Vials Conversations With Myself (2020)

February 13, 2020

Sydney’s Vetty Vials releases her debut album  Conversations With Myself tomorrow (14th February) and we are delighted today to be able to offer you a sneak peek at this gem of an album. The lead single “Pride” was released earlier last month, and it was a great lead-in to the rest of the album. This […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: WAWAWOW – Pink Elephant (2020)

February 12, 2020

We are super pumped to be premiering the debut album Pink Elephant from Sydney psych-rock group WAWAWOW.  These lads clearly don’t do things by halves, with their debut album being a 13-track wonder, packed with some epic grooves, lashings of humour, deft guitars and hypnotic rhythms. Their crafty musicianship brings this album back from the […]

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Track of the Day: Victoria’s Flight “Love Will Come Back” (2020)

February 5, 2020

Our track of the day is “Love Will Come Back” and comes from Scottish band Victoria’s Flight. It’s a song with great hooks,  punchy guitars with sweet vocals and harmonies. It has a lovely upbeat feel to it, with a recurring triumphant refrain of “Love Will Come Back”. It is just the song to help […]

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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival- The Domain, Sydney (02.02.20)

February 3, 2020

The 15th edition of the Laneway Festival hit Sydney on Sunday, 2nd February 2020. This year it was in a new location, back into the center of Sydney in The Domain. Weather-wise, it was a day of two halves. The first half was hot and steamy, then the heavens opened up. Much needed rain was […]

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Stupid Baby

Track of the Day: Stupid Baby “Feline” (2020)

February 3, 2020

Stupid Baby is a quartet from the Central Coast, and they’ve just released their debut single, “Feline”. They’ve also released a fun manic video to accompany it. The band is made up of life-long friends Liz Drummond (Little May), Jake Dobson (Desert Moons), Eli Milojkovic (Sea Legs) and Will Glencross. They might have just released their […]

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Abi Tucker

Photo Gallery: Abi Tucker + Nic Cassey – Foundry 616, Sydney (30.01.20)

February 2, 2020

Abi Tucker had her album launch “Who Do You Really Know” at Foundry 616 on Thursday night. You might know her better as an actor in some iconic Australian dramas, namely “The Secret Life of Us“, “Heartbreak High” and “McLeod’s Daughters“. If you’ve got young children, you might have encountered her on Play School where she […]

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jungle giants Sending Me Ur Loving

Track of the Day: The Jungle Giants “Sending Me Ur Loving” (2020)

January 22, 2020

One of our favourite bands The Jungle Giants are back with a new single, “Sending Me Ur Loving”. It’s trademark Jungle Giants, with the jangly guitars, soaring vocals and a tune you want to shake your booty to. Sam Hales, the lead singer, says of the track “Sending Me Ur Loving has been with me […]

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Track of the Day: Rick Sextant “Mingle with Kringle” (2019)

December 20, 2019

We bring your our final Track of the Day for the year.  It is only fitting that we finish with a Christmas song. Or perhaps it isn’t. Nonetheless, here goes. Enjoy the catastrophe that is Rick Sextant’s ode to the festive season, entitled “Mingle with Kringle”.     Feel free to follow Rick on twitter in case […]

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Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly – Making Gravy – The Domain, Sydney (14.12.19)

December 16, 2019

Paul Kelly and friends enriched our lives again at the Domain in Sydney, for the latest edition of Making Gravy. It was a quality line-up, with Thelma Plum, Kate Miller-Heidke, Marlon Williams and Courtney Barnett lighting up the stage. This event is the pre-cursor to Christmas in Sydney, with Paul Kelly giving us an uplifting […]

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Track by Track: Kilns take us through their debut album You Can Bet Your House on Me

December 13, 2019

Last month Melbourne indie-rockers Kilns released their beautiful debut album “You Can Bet Your House on Me”.  It’s an album that regularly visits themes of relationships, their fragility but is also joyous. Guitars riff and vocals soar with some sweet harmonies. There is also some sweet humour in there as well. It’s hard to believe these […]

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Track of the Day: Fragile Animals “Waiting” (2019)

December 11, 2019

Brisbane / Sunshine Coast trio Fragile Animals have released their latest single “Waiting”, and we are pumped to have it as our track of the day. It’s a wonderful amalgam of genres. Shoegazing is front and centre, but there’s a splash of indie rock and a smidgin of 80’s Manchester. The song was written by frontwoman Victoria […]

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Photo Gallery: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry (06.12.19 – 07.12.19)

December 9, 2019

The 2019 Fairgrounds Festival has come and gone and it was another cracking edition. This is truly a festival for all ages, catering to a wide variety of music tastes.  Female artists were well represented at this festival. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The Friday night started strongly, with Clews and Hatchie up on […]

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Track of the Day: Maz Green “Moving Slowly” 2019

December 9, 2019

Our track of the day comes from a rising star in Melbourne singer-songwriter Maz Green. With the country literally burning around us, Maz has addressed many of the issues facing us in her sophomore single, “Moving Slowly”. Her debut single was “Somewhere Else”and was released earlier this year. Maz explains the inspiration for the song: […]

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Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Isolated Strangers” (2019)

December 6, 2019

The Northern Territory is a breeding ground for insanely talented story-tellers. There’s no better example than Serina Pech, with her latest offering “Isolated Strangers” hitting the airwaves. This is the third release from Pech this year, following on from “Take A Look Around” and “Sing Your Own Song”. Serina hails from Katherine, in the NT, […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Cedarsmoke “Pure Heroin” (2019)

December 5, 2019

Last month Brisbane 5-piece Cedarsmoke dropped their single “Pure Heroin”, which featured the story of Syd and Nancy (Syd Vicious and Nancy Spungen), a touch of Jane Austen and a heavy helping of heroin. Today we are proud to bring you the exclusive video premiere to help bring to life this romantic tragedy. It’s their […]

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Track by Track: Okay Dane take us through their debut EP, Alienation

November 28, 2019

Alt-rockers from Melbourne Okay Dane have dropped their debut EP Alienation today. They released 2 tracks off it earlier this year, “Pretend” and “God Complex”, and it’s great to see them get the finished EP out the door. This EP is a collection of well-crafted punchy songs that will get your party started. To celebrate the […]

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Photo Gallery: Tiny Ruins + Steve Gunn – Red Rattler, Sydney (24.11.19)

November 25, 2019

Sunday night at the Red Rattler was a great place to listen to two tremendous songwriters playing their final shows of the year. The crowd was respectful as Steve Gunn deployed his songwriting and guitar playing prowess with great guile and charm. Tiny Ruins closed the night out, playing many tracks from her most recent album […]

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Track of the Day: Salarymen “Please” (2019)

November 25, 2019

Sydney-based duo Salarymen have just unleashed their debut single, “Please”. It’s catchy, it’s got lush harmonies and it’s got some fun 60’s vibes. The song might be dealing with the end of a relationship, but hey with the fun vibes they are putting out, it certainly seems to take the edge off the situation. The […]

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Photo Gallery: Ngaiire + Srisha + Clarissa Mei – The Lansdowne, Sydney (21.11.19)

November 22, 2019

Ngaiire has returned to the live scene after an extended break, and it was a rapturous crowd who enjoyed the sold-out show at the Landsdowne last night. The supports Clarissa Mei and Srisha were both excellent, and have enjoyed the benefit of being mentored by Ngaiire earlier in the year. It was a solid start to […]

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