Author: Jessica McSweeney

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: SHOUSE “Love Tonight” (2017)

December 13, 2017

SHOUSE is Melbourne dance duo Ed Service and Jack Madin. They’ve been serving dance worthy club tracks for a while now, collaborating twice with fellow Melbourne duo Habits. The new single again features Habits, as well as Monte Morgan (Client Liaison) and a slew of Melbourne artists. “Love Tonight” brings together the best elements of […]

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5 NSW Artists to Add to Your Playlist

December 12, 2017

New South Wales is a treasure trove of great new music, from the North Coast to Sydney, from Wollongong to Bathurst, we’ve rounded up five up and coming artists you need to jump on now! DANDE AND THE LION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Peitat4QCQ Indie-rock five piece Dande and The Lion have a sound as sweet as their name. […]

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Single of the Day: Sufjan Stevens “Tonya Harding” (2017)

December 12, 2017

Sufjan Stevens‘ new single “Tonya Harding” is an ode to the leg breaking, sex tape making figure skater from Portland. Her poor background, abusive mother and attention from the media are all aspect of her story which drew Sufjan Stevens to write the song. And those familiar with her story may be surprised at his […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tune-Yards “ABC 123” (2017)

December 11, 2017

Art pop powerhouse Tune-Yards are back with new song “ABC 123”. The accompanying music video, directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard, is a surreal scene featuring the duo in a work shed, the bodiless head of front woman Merrill Garbus selling the song’s story through her facial expressions. Known for politically charged lyrics, Tune-Yards new single resonates […]

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Single of the Day: Manu Crook$ “Buddy Buddy” (2017)

December 11, 2017

There’s a revolution happening in Aussie hip-hop, and Manu Crook$ is leading the charge. It’s been said before and I’ll say it again here, at first listen a Manu Crook$ track sounds at home in the Atlanta rap scene. But in reality, the Ghana born rapper is based in Sydney, joining the new generation of […]

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5 Queenslanders You Need to Add to Your Playlist

December 11, 2017

It’s hot. It’s sunny. It’s rowdy. It’s Queensland! We’ve rounded up five of the best artists killing it in the sunshine state that you need to listen to. SHORELINES Brisbane band Shorelines are bringing making pop-punk great again! Featuring two main vocalists, the group have been cutting their teeth in the Brisbane music scene with […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Deep Blue “Sleep In” (2017)

December 6, 2017

Indie pop band The Deep Blue are no strangers to the Central Coast and Newcastle music scene, but to those not in the know, these guys are an act to watch. Think The 1975 – but if they lived on the coast. Their songs are catchy, so much so that they’ve already garnered a dedicated […]

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Music Video of the Day: The National “Dark Side of the Gym” (2017)

December 5, 2017

The National have had a huge year. Their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast has just received two Grammy nominations (for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package) and the band are currently embarking a massive US tour. The National are also due to play some epic shows in Australia in February next year, bringing […]

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Music Video of the Day: DZ Deathrays “Total Meltdown” (2017)

December 4, 2017

Brisbane party-thrashers DZ Deathrays made a massive impression when they released the ARIA winning debut Black Rat in 2014, and they haven’t let us down since. The new single “Total Meltdown” took a few times to get the chorus right, and the band admits that the verses and chorus are lyrically disjointed. But somehow this works […]

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Single of the Day: Vallis Alps “So Settled” 2017

December 3, 2017

Success stories don’t get much better than that of Vallis Alps. The Sydney electronic duo have spent the last year playing massive international festivals such as Reading and Leeds and Splendour in the Grass, as well as performing over 40 sold out headline shows across Europe, the US and Australia. After the huge success of […]

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9 gigs you can’t miss this December in Australia

December 1, 2017

2017 is in the homestretch as we count down the days until the new year. But don’t despair! We’ve picked plenty of gigs to keep you partying throughout the Christmas period. PAUL McCARTNEY The man who needs no introduction. He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 21 Grammys under his belt, […]

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Single of the Day: Sun Sap “Walking Out the Door” (2017)

December 1, 2017

Formed on the NSW South Coast, sunny surf-rockers Sun Sap are back with a new single from their upcoming EP Sometimes, Always, Never, Maybe which is set for release next year. Finding success with tracks “Love is Gone” and “Miss Behind” the band has spent the year touring in support of bands The Orwells, Hockey Dad, Guantanamo […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sufjan Stevens “The Greatest Gift” (2017)

November 30, 2017

Sufjan Steven‘s last album Carrie & Lowell received a tonne of critical acclaim in 2015, we even listed it in the top albums of the year. This year, Sufjan Stevens is back with a mixtape The Greatest Gift, featuring outtakes, remixes and demos from Carrie & Lowell including four unreleased tracks. This new mixtape makes for an […]

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Single of the Day: Folia “Heart Beat” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Melbourne alt-pop duo Folia have been serving up melodic pop tracks since late 2016. Their debut “Without You” drew comparisons to London Grammar and The xx, with a dreamy indie sound and raw, emotional vocals. The new track, “Heart Beat” examines the heartbreaking unexpected loss of a loved one, and the pain and confusion that comes […]

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Music Video of the day: Alison Wonderland “Happy Place” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Aussie electronic goddess Alison Wonderland has had a massive year, playing to 40,000 people at her North American tour before coming home to headline This That Festival and at the end of the year she will play  at her highly anticipated Wonderland Scarehouse Project. After the success of her debut album Run, Alison Wonderland has released her […]

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Single of the Day: Esther & Fatou “At Night” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Esther & Fatou are a folk-pop duo out of Leuven, Belgium, who’s dreamy folk sound is showcased in new single “At Night”. The song reminisces a moody winters night on the town and examines the different personas people retain after the sun goes down. Esther & Fatou are certainly a product of their environment. Close […]

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Music Video of the Day: Port Royal “Pinch-Hit” (2017)

November 28, 2017

No nonsense rock and roll is the sound of Brisbane group Port Royal, a band whose massive year is capped off with the release of  a new video for single “Pinch-Hit”. The band has played to massive crowds around Australian, packing venues in Newcastle and Brisbane. The band has also toured with The Belligerents and […]

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Single of the Day: STEVIE “Toughen Your Skin” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Brisbane based electronic three piece STEVIE are back with another 80’s inspired synth-pop track in “Toughen Your Skin”. STEVIE is made up of former Go Violets guitarist and vocalist Phoebe Imhoff, producer Miro Mackie and electronic wizard Jordan de Pasquale. Since Miro Mackie’s relocation to Los Angeles to hone his craft, STEVIE has become an international […]

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Music Video of the Day: Blondebears “Crystalline” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Jake Stiles and Sebastian Morales are South Sydney’s Blondebears, an electronic group who came together after unsuccessfully trying to sneak into a music festival as young boys. The duo has become a mainstay in the Sydney live music scene, and have been celebrated by Triple J Unearthed and Rolling Stone. They’ve achieved huge success with previous tracks “Dissolve” […]

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Single of the Day: Lili Kendall “Lifetime” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Los Angeles-based Australian singer Lili Kendall is known for her sass as well as her sultry vocals. The young songstress has been honing here craft in LA, producing surprisingly mature new single “Lifetime”. The track is a cosmic love song with hints of &B influences, and Lili’s voice feels at home with a stellar production […]

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5 Tasmanian Artists You Need To Add To Your Playlist

November 24, 2017

Tasmania is known for a few things: it’s history, it’s wilderness and it’s music. Tasmanian musicians have unique experiences, from small towns to big cities; from sunny beaches to dreary farms. We’ve found five of the most interest Tasmanian artists you should all be listening to before they make it big on the mainland. Denni […]

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Our top picks for the home stretch of Melbourne Music Week 2017

November 21, 2017

Until the 25th of November, Melbourne is throwing open its music venues and public spaces as part of a nine day celebration of the city’s internationally renowned music scene. The centre of Melbourne Music Week is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, which will host a fair chunk of the action inside the church as well as in […]

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Discover 7 Australian Festivals That Take You Off The Beaten Track

November 20, 2017

When reading most music festival guides, you’ll see the same massive national festival popping up. Getting out of the major cities, there is a plethora of boutique and indie festivals with massive local followings which showcase the best local Aussie talent and food. We’ve picked seven of the best local festivals to get you discovering […]

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Interview: Jordan Rakei on a darker Wallflower and returning to Australia for summer

November 16, 2017

Jordan Rakei is coming home. Now based in London, the 25 year old has been revelling in the release of his much anticipated sophomore album Wallflower, a fitting follow up to what was an absolute smash of a debut in 2016’s Cloak. “I just sort of hibernate in London,” he laughs during our recent chat. “This time […]

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Tiga Joins Sydney’s Massive NYE in the Park Lineup

November 14, 2017

Canadian rave legend Tiga has been added to Sydney’s NYE in the Park Lineup. Hitting Victoria Park on New Year’s Eve, the genre spanning hit maker will join tons of massive acts including Vera Blue, Northeast Party House, Paces and Hot Dub Time Machine. Last year’s massive album “No Fantasy Required” had major hits for […]

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Chevron Gardens concert series returns to Perth Festival

November 12, 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival has announced the return of massive concert series Chevron Gardens at Elizabeth Quay, with dozens of local and international acts bringing the bangers to the west. The massive lineup includes UK Grime king Dizzee Rascal, Aussie rappers A.B Original and Seattle innovator Perfume Genius. The three week long party will […]

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Rackett wins inaugural Rockin’ the Puburbs competition

November 12, 2017

Sydney experimental-punk band Rackett have snapped up the $15,000 Rockin’ the Puburbs prize. The all female band was hand picked by a panel of judges over 300 other entrants, and will tour pubs around New South Wales as a part of the massive prize. Australian Hotels Association NSW CEO John Whelan said the aim of […]

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Stella Donnelly dominates at this year’s WAMAwards!

November 6, 2017

The best of West Australian music and entertainment have gathered for the WAMAwards last week as a part of WAMFest, the state’s celebration of local and international contributions to the West Australian music scene. Lo-Fi guitar pop up-and-comer Stella Donnelly won five out of her six nominations including Best EP, Best Folk Act, Best Single, Best […]

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Eves the Behavior debuts new music as Eves Karydas, check out new single “There for You”

November 6, 2017

Brisbane songstress Eves Karydas is back three years after massive singles “TV” and “Electrical” as Eves the Behaviour. The new single, “There for You”, showcases the 23 year old’s ability to bring together pop harmonies, studio experimentation and thoughtful lyrics. “In many ways, “There For You” is my love letter to my life abroad,” says […]

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