Author: Jessica McSweeney

Fresh Friday Five #014: Heart and Feather, Holiday Party, Meggie Brown

March 2, 2018

This week’s Fresh Friday Five brings you folk meets grunge from Kill the Darling, genre bending ballads from Heart and Feather, dream pop from Brisbane’s Holiday Party, girl power from Central Coast’s Pussy in the Dark and post punk energy from London’s Meggie Brown. Kill the Darling (Melbourne) Blending 70s folk and 90s grunge is […]

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Fresh Friday Five #013: TYA, The Paddy Cakes, Chrystal

February 23, 2018

This week’s Fresh Friday Five features perfect production from Deno, Brisbane indie rock from TYA, Gippsland local heroes The Paddy Cakes, Perth powerhouse Chelsea Cullen and urban grooves from UK based Chrystal. Deno (Victoria) From the Victorian bushland comes electronic producer Deno. His slick beats and effortless production are influenced by the nature of his […]

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Music Video of the Day: Middle Kids “Mistake” (2018)

February 12, 2018

Sydney’s modern rock heroes Middle Kids have released the first cut from their upcoming album with “Mistake”. Like previous successes “Never Start” and “Edge of Town”, the new track showcases the powerful vocals of front woman Hannah Joy with a crazy catchy chorus. It’s a tantalising tease of their upcoming album Lost Friends out May fourth. The […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Presets “14U + 14ME” (2018)

February 9, 2018

Aussie rave kings The Presets have followed their massive comeback single “Do What You Want” with new track “14U + 14ME”, a pumping dance tune with The Presets’ signature craziness. The track opens with a slow build of manipulated vocals and rising synths, but doesn’t take long to get to the good stuff: it’s The […]

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Fresh Friday Five #012: Neko Pink, Yasmin Hosseini, The Belafontes

February 9, 2018

Another week, another Friday Fresh Five this week featuring dream pop from Canberra’s Neko Pink and Bristol’s Swimming Girls, neo-soul from Melbourne’s Approachable Members of Your Local Community and some rock to round it out from Melbourne’s The Belafontes. Neko Pink (Canberra) Australian dream pop doesn’t get much better than this. Canberra’s Neko Pink bring […]

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Single of the Day: CHVRCHES “Get Out” (2018)

February 6, 2018

Scottish hitmakers CHVRCHES have returned with new track “Get Out”. It’s been three years after the crazy successful album Every Open Eye, which yielded some of the best most loved tracks including “Bury It”, “Never Ending Circles” and “Leave a Trace”. Along with the release of the new single, the band released a cryptic video with […]

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Single of the Day: Camp Cope “How To Socialise and Make Friends” (2018)

February 5, 2018

Melbourne rockers Camp Cope had a massive 2017. From sticking it to festivals, to releasing some of their best work to date, the trio proved that they’re a force to be reckoned with. Their new offering “How To Socialise and Make Friends” is the title track off their upcoming album, set for release on March […]

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Music Video of the Day: Moaning Lisa “Carrie (I Want a Girl)” (2018)

February 5, 2018

Canberra rockers Moaning Lisa have dropped a killer new single with “Carrie (I Want a Girl)”. The ACT’s nicest rock band are known for their energetic live shows, having shared the stage with Camp Cope, Ali Barter, Ball Park Music, and tons of other legends, as well as their face melting tunes. As for the […]

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Friday Fresh Five #011: Pink Matter, Sophiegrophy, Elle Watson

February 2, 2018

Thats right, we’re bringing back the Friday Fresh Five to let you in on the best emerging talent across Australia and the World. Pink Matter (Brisbane) Pink Matter are a all girl four-piece from Brisbane who are taking the local scene by storm. Their effortlessly cool neo-soul sound is refreshingly original; the girls are best […]

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BIRDZ and Omar Musa joining forces for the ‘Voodoo Laksa Tour’

January 29, 2018

Hip Hop powerhouses BIRDZ and Omar Musa have announced their joint “Voodoo Laksa” tour, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. Northern Territory raised rapper BIRDZ made waves with his debut album Train of Thought, which didn’t shy away from the political. BIRDZ is known for raw, honest lyrics, and none of his releases demonstrate this better […]

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The Great Escape goes on tour, bringing Durand Jones and the Indications to European venues this May

January 29, 2018

The Uk’s premiere emerging music festival, The Great Escape, is taking some stellar new artists on tour for the first time, hitting 11 massive dates across Europe. Headlining the tour is Indiana based band Durand Jones and the Indications, who’ve garnered a cult following around their soulful melodies and retro vibes that are reminiscent of Otis […]

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Wanderers keep the fires burning on their Summer tour; on the road into March

January 29, 2018

Adelaide local heroes Wanderers have announced a massive tour hitting cities around the country. The trio have made a name for themselves as one of the best emerging soul and roots artists in the country. They’ve cemented themselves as one of the best in the Adelaide roots scene, playing sets at WOMADelaide and touring extensively […]

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Verge Collection taking new single “Feelin’ Old” on the road this April

January 29, 2018

Perth rockers Verge Collection have announced a bunch of dates in support of their upcoming album Flaneur. The four piece will be hitting a bunch of capital cities as well as Wollongong, Bunbury and the Gold Coast, fresh off the back of massive shows with the like of The Wombats, Skeggs and Bleeding Knees Club. The […]

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Single of the Day: Cog “The Middle” (2018)

January 22, 2018

Legendary Aussie rock trio Cog are back with their first material in 10 years with new single “The Middle”. A Cog reunion seemed unlikely after the band split following two critically acclaimed albums, yet the boys are back, planning a run of shows this year. The new single is classic Cog, a slow build acoustic […]

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Music Video of the Day: Cub Sport “Good Guys Go” (2018)

January 22, 2018

Brisbane four piece Cub Sport had a massive 2017. Their sophomore album Bats was released to critical acclaim, and massive tracks “O Lord” and “Chasin” received national airplay. The indie-pop giants are starting of 2018 with a band, dropping the video for “Good Guys Go”. The rest of the band is noticeably absent here as […]

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7 Unmissable Artists of the Laneway Festival’s Class of 2018

January 21, 2018

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – it’s here this week, finally! Starting as a tiny laneway party in Melbourne in 2005, and has now expanded to become one of Australia’s largest festivals, with locations across the country, New Zealand and Singapore. We’ve picked some artists we reckon you can’t miss at this year’s Laneway hits your city. […]

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Single of the Day: Eves Karydas “Further Than the Planes Fly” (2018)

January 19, 2018

Pop darling Eves Karydas is back with her second offering since ditching her alias Eves the Behaviour and dazzling us on single “There For You”. The globetrotting Brisbane born songstress took a three year break from releasing music after massive hits with “Electrical” and “TV”, and at only 23 her vocal stylings on the new […]

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The Importance of Female Led Events in Changing the Status Quo for Women in the Music Industry

January 18, 2018

“It’s another man telling us we can’t fill up the room,” Camp Cope sing on their track “The  Opener”. For women in the music industry, this experience is all too common. Massive festivals like Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival consistently deliver male dominated lineups, and sexual harassment at these events has become a […]

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Single of the Day: The Vaccines “I Can’t Quit” (2018)

January 16, 2018

English indie rockers The Vaccines are back in full force with new single “I Can’t Quit”. The new track, taken from upcoming album Combat Sports is a return to the band’s roots. The triumphant return is their first release since 2015’s English Graffiti, and the new record promises to showcase The Vaccines at their rock n roll best. “I […]

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Amy Shark & Slum Sociable among latest batch of Aussies set to play SXSW

January 15, 2018

SXSW, the world’s biggest music, film and media festival, has announced 500 new artists playing this year’s event. The Austin, Texas based event features musicians from around the globe, and this year features a massive number of Australian and Kiwi artists. ARIA winner Amy Shark heads up the considerable amount of talent from down under, which […]

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Single of the Day: BØRNS ft. Lana Del Rey “God Save Our Young Blood” (2018)

January 14, 2018

When Michigan born singer songwriter BØRNS released his first album, Dopamine, it was obvious that he was one to watch. The debut was met with critical acclaim, reaching international fame with tracks “10,000 Pools” and “Electric Love”. The topic on everyone’s lips was his sweet falsetto voice, which at first listen may be mistaken for a woman. On new […]

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LANY announce return to Australia with March east coast tour

January 14, 2018

Los Angeles based alternative whizzes LANY have announced they are returning to Australia this year for a run of headline capital city shows. Their last foray on Aussie shores saw them play a massive Splendour in the Grass set, and they have since played a ton of headline shows and even appeared on Late Night […]

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Luca Brasi head up stomper line up for Perth’s City Limits Festival this March

January 14, 2018

Tassie rockers Luca Brasi are among the massive new lineup announcement for Perth’s City Limits Festival. The festival, now in it’s second year, bills itself as one of the most easy going festivals around, boasting cheap drink prices, plenty of public transport options and a plethora of food stalls and trucks to keep you partying […]

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Peking Duk announced as Mountain Sounds’ secret headliner

January 12, 2018

After months of teasing “one of Australia’s biggest live acts”  Mountain Sounds festival has finally announced that it’s secret headliner is none other than Peking Duk! After delivering a stunning set at Falls Festival and the success of recent single “Let You Down”, booking Peking Duk at a festival is a no brainer. These Aussie […]

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Music Video of the Day: The National “Sleep Well Beast” (2017)

December 21, 2017

When US indie giants The National received a Grammy nomination for best packaging, it seemed fitting that the band would translate their acclaimed album art into video form. The new music video for “Sleep Well Beast”, like the album art, is a collaboration between the band, graphic designer Luke Hayman, artist Casey Reas and photographer […]

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Single of the Day: Wafia “Only Love” (2017)

December 20, 2017

To say Wafia has blown up in 2017 is an understatement. From a massive headline Aussie tour to playing massive European shows with BØRNS, plus the huge success of previous single “Bodies”, it’s suffice to say that Wafia is a name you should know. The ride only continues into the new year, with a North […]

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9 Gigs You Can’t Miss This January!

December 18, 2017

January means a new year, when we try to uphold resolutions and prepare for the year ahead. We’ve picked 0 unmissable gigs that will get you partying well into the new year. The xx British indie trio The xx are back in Australia in support of critically acclaimed album I See You. Here the three musicians bring […]

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Single of the Day: BØRNS “I Don’t Want U Back” (2017)

December 18, 2017

When Michigan born singer songwriter BØRNS released his first album, Dopamine, it was obvious that he was one to watch. The debut was met with critical acclaim, reaching international fame with tracks “10,000 Pools” and “Electric Love”. The topic on everyone’s lips was his sweet falsetto voice, which at first listen may be mistaken for a woman. […]

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Single of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “All Is Known” (2017)

December 18, 2017

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are known for their psychedelic riffs, crazy storytelling and churning out music quicker than seems possible. With four full length albums already under their belt in this year alone, it seems that King Gizzard is on track to release album number five this year. Without much fan fare the […]

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Music Video of the Day: MGMT “When You Die” (2017)

December 18, 2017

When MGMT released their hit debut Oracular Spectacular  in 2007, massive pop hits “Electric Feel” and “Kids” showed a little of the duo’s dark side, but remained largely upbeat dance tracks. As the years have worn on, the bands’ obsession with death has become obvious, with each release venturing into darker and darker territory. With new […]

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