Author: Daniel Hanssen

Album Review: Spacey Jane’s second LP Here Comes Everybody is a brilliant continuation of Sunlight

June 24, 2022

After the band’s 2020 debut album Sunlight, which skyrocketed Spacey Jane to the stratosphere of the Australian music industry, it was hard to think that their follow up LP would hit the same notes. Yet, they’ve managed to capture the strength of their previous releases, and on Here Comes Everybody – out today – even […]

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Jaguar Jonze

Live Review: Jaguar Jonze was electric with Nat Vazer and Chitra at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel

June 24, 2022

Saturday was a busy night for the city of Melbourne, as it seems to be every weekend since everything opened up. It’s meant competition has been somewhat high for artists and sometimes gig-heavy dates cause shows to suffer. Nonetheless, Jaguar Jonze shone above all at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, supported by Nat Vazer and […]

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Jaguar Jonze

Photo Gallery: Jaguar Jonze + Nat Vazer + Chitra – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18.06.22)

June 24, 2022

A great night on Saturday saw Jaguar Jonze put on a fantastic set at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne for the launch of her debut album, Bunny Mode. Daniel Hanssen was there to capture the Brisbane artist as she put on an energetic and memorable show supported by Nat Vazer and Chitra.

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Album of the Week: Jaguar Jonze’s debut Bunny Mode gives us what we wanted, plus a little extra

June 2, 2022

After a long line of single releases since her Antihero EP last year, Jaguar Jonze has finally released her debut album, Bunny Mode. The album is full of spice and emotion, with thrilling vocal runs and powerful messaging that seep through the album. Known for exciting costuming, great lyrics and energetic live performances, Jaguar Jonze has […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Hayley Mary – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (28.05.22)

June 1, 2022

After a cold week, Holy Holy warmed up Melbourne on their Forum leg of the ‘My Beautiful World’ tour. Over the course of an hour and a half set, they played the fan favourites from earlier albums, including “True Lovers”, “Sentimental and Monday” and “Teach Me About Dying”. They also made sure the new album […]

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Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack talks Weirder and Weirder, recording processes, and the upcoming tour

May 25, 2022

With their seventh studio album Weirder and Weirder due out later this week, we sat down with Sam Cromack, lead singer of Ball Park Music to talk about recording the new album and what it means for them going forward. Weirder and Weirder itself feels like an evolution of the band’s previous album, with a […]

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Photo Gallery: Methyl Ethel + Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs D’ombre, The Night Cat (27.04.22)

May 2, 2022

Methyl Ethel & their opener Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs D’ombre put on a spectacular performance displaying both sides of the artistic spectrum throughout the week. Dan was there to bring you these photos. You can read his review of the evening HERE

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre, The Night Cat (27.04.22)

May 2, 2022

It’s been an alluring three nights for any fans of dreamesque Indie rock in Melbourne, as Methyl Ethel and their haunting opening act, Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre spent their evenings at the Night Cat. The opening act of Ash Baroque and Les Fleurs d’Ombre had a flair for the dramatic. Including drag, operatic […]

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Foo Fighters

Live Review: Foo Fighters + Amyl & The Sniffers + The Meanies, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong (05.03.22)

March 5, 2022

It felt like a long time coming, the Foo Fighters released both their Bee Gees inspired album, Hail Satin under the name DeeGees and released their most recent Grammy-nominated record, Medicine At Midnight. Yet, every time it felt like we may see the glimpse of an announcement that the Foo Fighters would come to tour […]

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One off Foo Fighters concert set to rock the GMHBA stadium in Victoria

February 23, 2022

Get ready to dust off your best headbanging moves as rock juggernauts Foo Fighters return to Victoria NEXT WEEK (!!!) for a one off show alongside Australian punk rockers Amyl & The Sniffers and The Meanies. The event, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, has been put together by ALWAYS LIVE, the […]

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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Live Review: The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (22.01.22)

January 25, 2022

While the sun-scorched Melbourne, homage was paid to the release of The Teskey Brothers’ newest album Live at Hamer Hall at the Sidney Myer music bowl alongside the Orchestra Victoria (OV). With what seemed to be a full house, close to two and a half hours of folk, blues and rhythm were unleashed on an […]

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Photo Gallery: The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (22.01.22)

January 25, 2022

The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria put on a memorable performance over the weekend at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, supported by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks. Check out some of the memories from the night below!

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The City Day Two ft. Hayden James, Ball Park Music & Lime Cordiale – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Victoria (31.12.21)

January 3, 2022

Beyond the City’s second day continued the party in Melbourne to see out 2021. The second day had a heavier focus on bands on the main stage while the dance stage was a non-stop party throughout the day and early evening. Lime Cordiale and Ball Park Music were two of the biggest drawcards throughout the […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The City Day One ft. PNAU & Spacey Jane – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Victoria (30.12.21)

January 1, 2022

After a long eighteen months away, Beyond the Valley returned in a new way; Beyond the City with the two-day event kicking off in style at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl to celebrate the ringing in 2022. With international acts out this year, it meant that BTC was able to highlight some of Australia’s growing […]

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Happy Mallrat

Live Review: Mallrat + Ninajirachi – Forum Melbourne (07.12.21)

December 9, 2021

After multiple postponements, one wouldn’t be surprised if Mallrat decided to cancel her run of two shows at the Forum in Melbourne. Thankfully, she persevered and we were finally able to get a taste of her emphatic pop sounds once again at the Forum on Tuesday night. To make sure the evening started off with […]

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Photo Gallery: Mallrat + Ninajirachi – Forum Melbourne (07.12.21)

December 9, 2021

It was an exciting night back at the Forum on Tuesday as Mallrat was finally given an opportunity to see her fans after multiple postponements of the ‘Driving Music’ tour. The wait was worth it and the night was another argument in why Mallrat is such an engaging artist. Dan was there to catch all […]

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Splendour 2022 Line-up Drops: YUNGBLUD, Glass Animals, Kacey Musgraves and more join a stacked July festival!

December 1, 2021

After a long 2021, we waited with bated breath as Splendour In The Grass expanded its line-up for 2022, with a massive announcement loaded with Australian sounds and big-hitting internationals. Previously confirmed headliners of Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, the Creator will be joined by newly announced acts, Glass Animals, YUNGBLUD, Liam Gallagher, Yeah Yeah […]

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Album Review: Sam Teskey’s debut Cycles powerfully captures the beauty of life

October 13, 2021

Music often has the power to capture the singular highlights within our lives, but rarely can it capture the flow and change of the entire process. Nonetheless, Australian blues artist and Grammy-nominated sound engineer, Sam Teskey, has managed to do that, telling the journey of… us. From womb to death; sonically using music to add […]

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Macbeth

Theatre Review: Melbourne Opera bring the furious passions of Verdi to life through Macbeth

May 19, 2021

Macbeth is undoubtedly one of the world’s best-known tales of manipulation and betrayal. Cursed with future knowledge due to a witches prophecy, Macbeth strikes a deal with fate at the cost of his sanity and life. Set in the eleventh century, an ambitious Macbeth (Simon Meadows) struggles against the passions of power and deception through […]

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The Teskey Brothers

Photo Gallery: The Teskey Brothers + Mia Wray – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (21.05.21)

April 24, 2021

The Teskey Brothers have just completed a run of sold-out shows at Forum Theatre in Melbourne. They were supported by Mia Wray. Dan was there to capture all the highlights. You can read his review of the show HERE. You can check out all of his photos from this band who are very much in their […]

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Live Review: The Teskey Brothers deliver a riveting performance alongside Mia Wray in Melbourne

April 24, 2021

An incredible return to the Forum Theatre played out on Wednesday night as The Teskey Brothers joined by Mia Wray played two shows across a packed sold-out venue. Mia Wray was a revelation to open both sets. Her powerful vocals set a wonderful tone for the set to come. Yet, Mia wasn’t to be outclassed […]

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Live Review: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan and The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Once in a generation there comes a remarkable talent that manages to take the breath from all who hear them. Mavis Staples is one such artist. She is Gospel royalty. It was fantastic to see her back in Melbourne and getting on board with the cause to benefit the Mountain Pygmy Possums. Staples was joined by […]

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Photo Gallery: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Music industry legend Mavis Staples delivered a brilliant performance Saturday night. After seventy plus years of performing she has only improved with age. Support came from Emma Donovan and The Putbacks. Our photographer Danny Hanssen brings us all the action from the night.

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 10, 2020

Stereolab delivered an interesting performance at the penultimate Zoo Twilight performance on Friday night. After many years away from touring they managed to draw a large crowd to catch them perform back in Melbourne once again. Support came from Melbourne locals Mildlife. Photographer Danny Hanssen brings these shots.

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Stereolab

Live Review: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 9, 2020

The penultimate Zoo Twilight show of 2020 saw one of the Ninetie’s biggest experimental groups, Stereolab, head back to Melbourne, ten years after the group last toured. The group were joined by Mildlife, a Melbourne group whose lo-fi dream electronica kept the crowd pulsing early before the main event. Mildlife lulled the early crowd with a fusion […]

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Live Review: Meg Mac and Fergus James shine at the Melbourne Zoo Twilights

March 4, 2020

Friday night at the Melbourne Zoo’s ‘Zoo Twilights’ performance series brought about an evening of upbeat soul with the pseudo-pop musings of Meg Mac and guest support Fergus James. Turning up for some wonderful weather, with the golden hour casting its glow over Meg Mac’s set. First up was Fergus James, the warm-up from NSW. […]

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Photo Gallery: Meg Mac + Fergus James – Melbourne Zoo (29.02.20)

March 4, 2020

Meg Mac‘s Saturday night performance was an excellent way to spend the start to the weekend. Joining her for the evening was Fergus James. The setting of the Melbourne Zoo’s garden proved to be the perfect complement to the music. Our photographer Danny Hanssen was there to capture all the action.

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Photo Gallery: Julia Jacklin + Weyes Blood – Melbourne Zoo Twilights (28.02.20)

March 3, 2020

Friday night was brought alive with the magic of Julia Jacklin and supporting guest Weyes Blood. Both artists lulled the crowd into a melancholic mood, with their smooth, heavenly vocals. Below are some photos so you can relive the night courtesy of Danny Hanssen.

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

It’s been an exciting year since The Cat Empire’s last appearance at the Zoo Twilight shows of 2019. They have toured to sold-out venues around the country, released their album Stolen Diamonds and frankly had a little bit of fun around Australia as they toured. Luckily for us, the band has graced Melbourne Zoo again, […]

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Photo Gallery: The Cat Empire + Emily Wurramara – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (16.02.20)

February 19, 2020

The Cat Empire finished their run of three sold-out Melbourne performance at the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concert series on Sunday night; alongside Emily Wurramara, the band put on a stellar performance. Danny brings you the photos from the night.

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