Author: Jessica Lee

5 of our favourite pre-“This is America” Childish Gambino videos

June 26, 2018

Only days after claims of plagiarism emerged focusing on Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” and Jase Harley‘s “American Pharoah”, Donald Glover and his team have once again proven that they keep things pushing, with the announcement of a run of massive shows that will take the rapper right through the UK and Europe, as well as Australia. Already […]

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Playlist: The sounds behind the creation of Hugo Bladel’s intoxicating “Feel The Love”

June 22, 2018

Hugo Bladel‘s “Feel The Love” single has been hitting all the right spots since its recent release – a funk laden tune that has gotten us yearning for the warmth of summer. Since we’re still battening down the hatches and keeping warm for the next few months however, music like this is proving to be […]

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7 Artists You Gotta Listen to Ahead of This Year’s Splendour in the Grass

June 13, 2018

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year, held this year in North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd of July. If you’re heading out to Splendour for the first time, chances are you’re going to have a helluva bender – what a stacked line up to pop your SITG cherry! As the weekend […]

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Interview: Joff Oddie on the growth of Wolf Alice, supporting Queens of the Stone Age & more

May 30, 2018

This September, Wolf Alice are set to return to Australia with Visions of a Life, their acclaimed record that Aussie fans first got a taste of with the band’s visit to our shores earlier this year on the Laneway Festival tour. Since that last trip, the British foursome have been going from strength to strength, touring heavily […]

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Single of the Day: Glades “Not About You” (2018)

May 28, 2018

There is an increasing amount of singers and musicians debuting in today’s society, and with the public being so oversaturated with music it’s hard to find a particular band that sticks out and leaves a lasting impression on you. But in my case, that’s pop-trio Glades as they come back with their latest single, “Not About […]

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Stella Donnelly among 50 names added to iconic Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík

May 28, 2018

In its 20th year, the iconic Iceland Airwaves Festival will take place once again in Reykjavík, and with the announcement of 50 more international acts to perform comes the announcement of Australia’s very own Stella Donnelly to the lineup. We previously caught up with Stella earlier this year as she toured Wales (you can check out that […]

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Single of the Day: Foxton Kings “Money, Money” (2018)

May 25, 2018

There is rarely a head-banging, foot stomping track that I will actually genuinely enjoy and want to share with all my mates. But Foxton Kings have managed to achieve just that with their latest single Money, Money. The boys from Perth have gifted us with a new single, complete with edginess and hard grooviness. But underneath […]

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Explore some of Melbourne’s most famous buildings this July at the Open House Melbourne Weekend

May 20, 2018

In their largest program yet, Melbourne is once again hosting their annual Open House Weekend this coming July, inviting the public to tour and explore various buildings in and around Melbourne City. A total of 224 buildings will open their doors to the public on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of July, allowing the public […]

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7 Artists you do not want to miss at Dark Mofo

May 16, 2018

Tasmania’s annual winter festival Dark Mofo is back for another year, and with another year comes another batch of amazing artists. But if you’re not sure who to see, don’t fret. We’ve selected seven artists to look out for over this 10-day festival. St. Vincent This isn’t the first time the American singer-songwriter has played in […]

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Client Liaison set to provide a new festival experience this August…. Expo Liaison

May 14, 2018

“We’re dedicated in taking a multisensory approach unlike anything which has come before us…” This is what Client Liaison are promising to us as they set to embark on a travelling exhibition tour this August. Presented by triple J and coming to four different cities, the indie-pop duo promise to guide us through a 7-hour […]

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Alex The Astronaut, Client Liaison, Didirri & more for Primavera Pro 2018

May 14, 2018

The annual Primavera festival is fast approaching, with this year’s festival held from May 30th through to June 3rd in Barcelona. Thanks to a number of collaborations between Primavera Pro, Primavera Sound and  numerous national offices, this year’s Primavera festival features the likes of Australia, Chile, South Africa and the Balearic Islands, totalling up to […]

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Aussies Abroad: Sydneysider Donny Benét to embark on European tour in support of The Don

May 13, 2018

D-grade Sydney celebrity Donny Benét is set to tour Europe in July in support of his new album, The Don. Travelling to 9 different countries including France, Austria and United Kingdom over the span of 22 days, Benét seeks to guide his audience through the journey of his album, from the smooth and spiritual “Konchiwa” to […]

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Win a double pass to see The Killers at an exclusive intimate show in Sydney

May 5, 2018

One of the world’s biggest rock bands The Killers are return to Sydney to play an intimate show at a top-secret location, and American Express are giving you the chance to be one of just 400 people invited to experience it. Supported by singer-songwriter Alex Cameron, who hails from Sydney, the band is set to play the […]

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Exclusive Music Premiere: AMVN “Mama Don’t Worry” (2018)

May 1, 2018

A dedication to his mother, Melbourne hip hop artist AMVN has presented a beauty of a new single in “Mama Don’t Worry” this week. A strong release fuelled by gorgeous harmonies and a narrative that comes from an earnest and heartfelt place, “Mama Don’t Worry” is a note of appreciation to the ladies who’ve done so much in […]

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Top 8 Artists to watch out for at Vivid 2018

May 1, 2018

Sydney’s annual lights, music and ideas show is back for another winter, and as Vivid celebrates its 10th year in the making, we delve into some of our top picks for artists to look out for this year. Ice Cube One of the founding fathers of gangsta rap will be performing for four nights only […]

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Interview: Howlite’s Alison Thom on dramatic new single “Orchestra”

April 30, 2018

Currently looking ahead to Canadian Music Week, Melbourne group Howlite are excited. The release of their newest single “Orchestra” has further positioned the band as ones to watch this year and as we find out from songwriter and vocalist Alison Thom, their journey of bringing “Orchestra” to life was one anchored with emotional weight. Congratulations on “Orchestra”! Understandably, […]

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Single of the Day: Kirsten Collins “Rainbows” (2018)

April 30, 2018

You may know her for her covers on Youtube alongside popular Youtubers Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui, but after the release of her latest single “Rainbows”, Kirsty Collins is set to become the household name. With a soulful melody and vibrant tune, “Rainbows” is a tune that’s sure to get you up and jumping about in no time. If you can’t […]

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Spain’s Primavera Sound introduces its latest gastronomic proposal: Primmmavera

April 25, 2018

What do you get when you combine a great music festival, 3 great chefs and some great food? An ammmazing event, that is Primmmavera. Following the success of the Barcelonian music festival, Primavera Sound is back and experimenting new ways of eating, introducing its newest gastronmic proposal Primmmavera, headed by renowned chefs Diego Guerrero, Eduardo ‘Lalo’ García and Douglas […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hayley Kiyoko “Curious” (2018)

April 23, 2018

Debuting on the Australian iTunes Charts at Number 1, Hayley Kiyoko is consistently proving that she is a force to be reckoned with, and her latest video – “Curious” – is no different. Off her debut album Expectations, which features hit R&B artist Kehlani, the beautifully shot video has garnered almost 8 million views in under 2 months. […]

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Interview: Slowly Slowly’s Ben Stewart takes us behind the scenes of St. Leonards

April 18, 2018

The long awaited new album from Melbourne’s Slowly Slowly is getting closer and closer to landing with fans and already, we’ve been given some stellar insights into what’s to come. You’ve got “Alchemy”, lively and surging with frenetic energy. Then there’s “Aliens”, of course – a different facet of the band’s songwriting on show, honest and […]

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Call out for Australian bands as Music Matters Live confirms Singapore return this September

April 13, 2018

Asia’s biggest music, sports, gaming and entertainment industry conference –All That Matters – and its live component Music Matters Live – is back again this year in September, and it’s sending out a callout for bands to register for this massive event. And of course this includes Australian artists. The 3-day, 4-night conference will be back […]

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Music Video of the Day: Skout “These Bones” (2018)

April 9, 2018

If you’re looking for a raw emotion-filled but simple music video to accompany those days when you’re feeling low, Skout‘s got you covered with their latest video These Bones. A simple video utilising raw instruments and lights, the pure emotion of the video and song are allowed to filter through to create a truly breath-taking piece […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gallant “Gentleman” (2018)

April 6, 2018

After touring Australia last year as part of the Bluesfest and selling out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Grammy award winner R&B singer-songwriter Gallant is back with his new video for “Gentleman”, and its all parts amazing. The simple yet stunning video depicting Gallant in a shiny midnight-blue hue never deters the audience away from the […]

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Single of the Day: Monarchy “mid:night” (2018)

April 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a new synth-pop track to jam out to, look no further than London- based synth-pop duo Monarchy’s new song mid:night , a fresh new dance track off their forthcoming album to be released later in the year. The song started off from the idea of that joyful and dizzy feeling you get when […]

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Single of the Day: Sophill & Jonathan B-T “Take The Crown” (2018)

April 4, 2018

Anyone who knows me would know that I am an absolute sucker for EDM music, so when I first heard Sophill & Jonathan B-T‘s new single “Take the Crown”, I was hooked. The song was released just over a week ago under Jonathan’s independent label 1NAM, but at first listen, if I had been told the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dianas’ “Leave Love” (2018)

April 3, 2018

Charmingly quirky and retro, Melbourne trio Dianas have come back with a new music video Leave Love, following the release of their latest EP last year in December. The video, directed by Tom Mannion and Dianas’ member Caity Moloney, was a painstakingly meticulous process, yet the effort paid off. The end result is a perfectly imperfect balance […]

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Single of the Day: Jack Grace “downstate” (2018)

April 2, 2018

Despite only re-announcing himself last September, artist Jack Grace has built himself an impressive support base, garnering praise from across Australia. Now, he has graced his presence to us once again with his latest single, “downstate”. The track comes fresh off his forthcoming EP If I Tremble, a 7 track collection set to be released on April […]

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SXSW Interview: Aussie actress Courtney Eaton talks Perfect with Garrett Wareing, Tao Okamoto, Chris Santos & Matthias Koenigswieser

March 23, 2018

After the premiere of Eddie Alcazar‘s latest film Perfect at this year’s SXSW festival, we managed to sit down with the cast and crew, including cinematographer Matthias Koenigswieser, as well as cast members Garrett Wareing, Tao Okamoto, Chris Santos and fellow Australian Courtney Eaton,  to discuss the film itself, its experience and message, the attraction to working with such an experimental director, and […]

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SXSW Interview: Vera Farmiga talks Boundaries with Writer/Director Shana Feste and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II teases Aquaman

March 23, 2018

At the 2018 SXSW premiere of Boundaries, Larry Heath caught up with Vera Farmiga and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, as well as the film’s writer/director Shana Feste to talk about the movie and its impact on each of the crew members. The film, in its world premiere at the event, touches on the struggles of family, drugs and animals as a […]

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Single of the Day: Ryan Downey “Those Eyes That Answer” (2018)

March 22, 2018

After freshly finishing his first ever sold out headline show in Sydney and Melbourne, indie-folk singer Ryan Downey is back with a new single “Those Eyes that Answer” off his debut album Running. Downey’s rich voice accompanies a haunting sci-fiesque melody to showcase a deeply colourful and beautiful song, accompanied with a music video shown only […]

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