Author: Jodie Sloan

Track of the Day: Glass Tides “Sympathy” (2019)

November 18, 2019

Adelaide’s Glass Tides have just dropped the latest single from their upcoming album, and we’re absolutely loving it! Cutting their teeth with support slots for the likes of Thrice, Circa Survive, and Young Lions, the post-hardcore five-piece are due to drop their first full-length album in mid January next year. “Sympathy” is the third taste […]

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Rising icon Lizzo announces more Australian dates for 2020

November 14, 2019

After finally making it to the big leagues in 2019, American artist Lizzo has revealed that her FOMO road trip will not signal her only Aussie appearances next year. Dates have just been announced at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Forum, taking place between FOMO sets around the country. Here’s all the info you’ll […]

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Track of the Day: Officer ‘Tilt The Clox’ (2019)

November 12, 2019

Indie rock project Officer returned earlier this month with ‘Tilt The Clox‘, offering an exciting glimpse of forthcoming second album Night Tennis, due out February next year. Officer is a collaborative project between Glasgow born songwriter Dc Logan, and a myriad collection of talented friends. Raised in Northern Ireland and now based in London, Logan […]

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Theatre Review: Refraction Theatre burst onto the Brisbane stage, with the Australian premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist

November 9, 2019

David, an American science fiction author with a serious case of writer’s block, needs to get out of the city. A distant relative, in a quiet Polish town, seems like a good bet. But where David sees an opportunity for isolation, cousin Maria sees a chance to reconnect with a family that rarely calls and […]

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Download 2020 welcomes The Black Parade, with headliners My Chemical Romance

November 6, 2019

Emo legends My Chemical Romance damn near broke the internet with their recently announced reunion. And fans Down Under won’t have long to practice their eyeliner, with Download today announcing that the New Jersey band will headline its 2020 festivals, in their only Australian live shows. Alt-metal band Deftones and MCR’s fellow emo/alt icons Jimmy […]

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Track of the Day: imbi the girl feat. Genesis Owusu “peaches & scream” (2019)

November 6, 2019

Non-binary neo-soul artist imbi the girl is gearing up to release their new EP, back then, and we’ve got a little taste of what’s to come in today’s Track of the Day, “peaches & scream“. back then will see imbi delve into their past, exploring the childhood experiences that have brought the artist to where […]

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Track of the Day: Hey Baby! “Love and Drugs” (2019)

November 6, 2019

When Brisbane band Hey Baby! describe themselves as surf rock they’re not kidding – they make waves both as musicians and as avid surfers! Currently teasing their forthcoming second EP, the gang have just dropped latest single “Love and Drugs“, and we’re stoked to be naming it today’s Track of the Day! Drawing comparisons to […]

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Book Review: Brush up on your art history with Ruby Boukabou’s The Art Lover’s Guide to Paris

November 5, 2019

Recognised as one of the great art capitals of the world, Paris can be a little daunting for the casual art lover. The Louvre will likely be at the top of any visitor’s list, but once you’re done being captivated by the Mona Lisa’s elusive smile, where on earth do you head next? Do you […]

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Film Review: Follow a group of women determined to change the face of sailing, in outstanding doco Maiden

November 5, 2019

In the late 1980s, a young ship’s cook named Tracey Edwards had had enough. Sick of sailing’s impenetrable boys club, where women were barely tolerated on board – let alone in control on deck – she made an extraordinary decision. Edwards bought a boat, put together a team, and announced that she would be heading […]

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Artistic Director Iain Grandage launches his first Perth Festival, with opening week dedicated to First Nations performances

November 1, 2019

Running from February 7th to March 1st, more than 250 events will take over the WA capital for next year’s Perth Festival, all under the guidance of incoming Artistic Director Iain Grandage. And, in an Aussie arts festival first, the 2020 run will kick off with an opening week dedicated to First Nations artists and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Stevie Jean “December Song” (2019)

October 29, 2019

Northern Territory singer-songwriter Stevie Jean is back with her guitar and a new EP! Blame Game drops this weekend, and we’re super excited to be bringing you a sneak peek of single “December Song” ahead of the big day! Stevie spent the last year making her name for herself on the Aussie hip-hop scene, collaborating […]

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Track of the Day: Oh Wonder “Better Now” (2019)

October 29, 2019

UK duo Oh Wonder have dropped their latest single “Better Now” and it’s an absolute cracker! Currently hard at work on their third album, Oh Wonder are regarded as one of Britain’s best kept secrets, with some 2 billion streams and over a million global record sales under their belt. Beginning as a musical friendship […]

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Track of the Day: Outloved “Dying To Leave” (2019)

October 28, 2019

Outloved have just dropped their debut single “Dying To Leave“, and we’re stoked to name it today’s Track of the Day! Vocalist Jaydon Colvin said: “the meaning behind “Dying To Leave” in its simplest form is to check on your friends and family, they may be wandering off down a path of negativity and need […]

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Album Review: Jimmy Eat World return with stellar 10th album, Surviving

October 28, 2019

It’s difficult to think of the alt-rock and emo scenes without thinking of Jimmy Eat World. The Arizona band have been peddling their emotive wares for a good quarter of a century now, and tenth studio album Surviving is yet another showcase of solid songwriting and killer sounds. “[the] album explores some of the different […]

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Album Review: City and Colour returns with the stunning A Pill For Loneliness

October 9, 2019

Dallas Green is back with his sixth City and Colour album, A Pill For Loneliness, and it’s another belter from the Canadian singer-songwriter. All the usual City and Colour suspects are here – poignant and moving lyrics, a brooding, subtle soundtrack, and, of course, Green’s stunning seasoned vocals. In A Pill For Loneliness, there’s a […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Anna Smyrk “Alight” (2019)

October 9, 2019

A couple of months back, we featured singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk‘s “Home“, an exquisite, folk inspired piece from the Central Victorian. Now, Anna is back with latest single “Alight“, and we’re stoked to be able to offer you all an exclusive listen, ahead of the official release tomorrow! Despite its rousing nature, the origins of “Alight” […]

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Track of the Day: Being Jane Lane “Savage Sunday” (2019)

October 6, 2019

Brisbane punks Being Jane Lane recently dropped their debut album, Savage Sunday, and we’re stoked to be featuring the title track as today’s Track of the Day! The all female band blend catchy riffs and hooks with high energy punk, and the end result is an absolute riot. Consisting of Teigan, Lou, PB, Kate and Ami, […]

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Guest Playlist: Wollongong rockers The Vanns talk us through the tracks that inspired debut album Through The Walls

October 2, 2019

On October 25th, The Vanns will drop their debut album, Through The Walls. The guys were keen to share the tracks that helped bring the much anticipated release to life, so we invited frontman Jimmy Vann to curate a guest playlist for you all! But before we get to all that juicy stuff (including a handy […]

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Interview: Brisbane songstress Austen talks us through debut EP Passenger Seat

October 1, 2019

Singer-songwriter Austen just dropped her debut EP, Passenger Seat, and it’s an absolute dream! We were lucky enough to grab five minutes with the Brisbane artist, just before she heads out on tour with Love Fame Tragedy next week. First of all, congrats on the EP release! How does it feel to have your debut […]

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Album of the Week: Wallis Bird shines on her sixth album Woman

September 25, 2019

Singer-songwriter Wallis Bird is back with Woman, her first album release since 2016’s Home. Occasionally politically charged, often emotionally raw, and always beautifully crafted, it’s signature Bird, powered by a synthesis of folk, soul, and a little bit of electro-pop. Woman touches on a variety of subjects, from the personal to the newsworthy. Bookended by […]

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Track of the Day: Admella “Castle” (2019)

September 24, 2019

Mt Gambier five piece Admella are hitting us right in the feels with the emotionally charged “Castle“. Released last weekend, we’re stoked to be naming it as today’s Track of the Day! Consisting of frontman and guitarist Thomas Wilson, Jacob Bradley on keys, Gavin Robertson on guitar, bassist Adam Elkins, and drummer Andrew Cowley, Admella have been pretty quiet over the […]

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Track of the Day: Georgia June “Try Again” (2019)

September 24, 2019

Sydney’s Georgia June recently dropped the video for latest single “Try Again“, following on from previous track “Prove Myself“. A melodic musing on the dangers of toxic friendship, we’re excited to share “Try Again” with you all as today’s Track of the Day. With a heap of tour dates in support of the single, and […]

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Album Review: Heavy Metal Rules is more of the same from California’s Steel Panther

September 24, 2019

It’s definitely fair to say Steel Panther aren’t for everyone. But for every heavy and hair metal hater, and for all those who’d rather not mix parody with punk, there’s a loyal Steel Panther fan to balance it all out, and with latest album Heavy Metal Rules, the California rockers are happily continuing to cater […]

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Celebrate the Brisbane music scene at High Rotation, now exhibiting at the Museum of Brisbane

September 22, 2019

Recently opening at the Museum of Brisbane, High Rotation celebrates three decades of local music, from Keith Urban to Violent Soho, Sheppard to Powderfinger, and The Veronicas to WAAX. A celebration of Brisbane artists thirty years in the making, visitors will be able to explore a vast catalogue of film clips, photographs, instruments, and ephemera, […]

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Track of the Day: ELKO FIELDS “I’m Only Human” (2019)

September 18, 2019

We’re a little late to the party when it comes to ELKO FIELDS, but with sophmore EP 4:44 dropping today, we couldn’t resist sharing the August release from the Brisbane rock outfit. Led by Kella Vee on vocals and guitar, ELKO FIELDS also enlists The Medics‘ Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie (drums/vocals) for live performances. The ELKO brand is fierce female fronted […]

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Album Review: Brisbane’s Austen sets the bar high with debut EP Passenger Seat

September 18, 2019

Brisbane singer-songwriter Austen has just dropped her debut EP and, honestly, I’m a little bit in love. Passenger Seat is a five strong collection of brooding electro-pop, featuring singles “Too High To Cry“, “Anthem“, and “Money“, and is filled with plenty of trademark killer hooks to get listeners in the mood for her upcoming support […]

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Track of the Day: The Vanns “Deranged” (2019)

September 18, 2019

With their debut album just a few weeks away, The Vanns recently dropped latest taster “Deranged“, and we’re stoked to be naming it as today’s Track of the Day! Jimmy Vann says: “The song came about whilst I was staying over in London and I had up until the first chorus written with a rough […]

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Catch Monica Lewinsky in conversation with Leigh Sales, as part of UNSW and Carriageworks’ UNTHINKABLE

September 16, 2019

Running from 7th – 9th of November, ideas festival UNTHINKABLE is a joint venture from Sydney’s Carriageworks and The UNSW Centre for Ideas. Featuring speakers from around the world, the three day event will explore the questions we haven’t asked, the futures we can avoid, and the inevitability of unexpected realities. UNTHINKABLE Curator and Director of […]

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Track of the Day: A.GIRL “Play” (2019)

September 12, 2019

A.GIRL, otherwise known as 19-year-old Hinenui-Terangi Tairua, recently dropped second single “Play“, and we’re loving it! Raised in Western Sydney, A.GIRL still maintains a strong connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua in the north island of New Zealand. Naming everyone from Freddie Mercury to The Weeknd as influences, her sound blends a […]

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Book Review: Bronwyn Eley launches an exciting new YA fantasy with Relic

September 5, 2019

Everyone in Edriast knows the role of Shadow is a death sentence. Tasked with serving the local lord, Rennard, Shadows spend their days in dangerously close proximity to one of five Relics, a powerful object worn by the reigning lord. The longer they spend around it, the weaker they become, until, one day, it takes […]

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