Author: Sarah Duggan

Lach from Ocean Alley talks all things touring ahead of their massive AU/NZ tour

September 27, 2023

  Aussie national treasures Ocean Alley have just kicked off their AUS/NZ headline tour with support act Winston Surfshirt. Starting in New Zealand, this tour will see them play twelve shows, including three music festivals and venues spanning from Auckland’s massive Spark Arena to Melbourne’s quaint but classic Forum. I had the chance to chat […]

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Holy Holy celebrate the release of Cellophane with an intimate listening party tour

September 22, 2023

Beloved Aussie duo Holy Holy release their highly anticipated fifth studio album Cellophane today, and to celebrate they’re playing six very special events across the country! These intimate listening parties will see Tim and Oscar chat about the making of Cellophane, as well as a Q&A and album signing with their fans. They’re also going to treat […]

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Holy Holy on new album Cellophane, creative processes, and the Aussie music industry

September 22, 2023

Holy Holy, one of Australia’s most beloved musical acts, have just dropped their fifth studio album, Cellophane. With the reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts, it was a pleasure to sit down with Tim and Oscar and chat all things Holy Holy. I’ve had a listen to the album, I absolutely love it! […]

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John Floreani of Trophy Eyes talks Suicide and Sunshine, solo projects and upcoming regional tour

September 19, 2023

Aussie alternative rock group Trophy Eyes have had a massive year. after releasing their fourth studio album, Suicide and Sunshine – an absolutely stellar piece of work – and embarking on a capital cities tour, they’re back and ready to set off on their regional tour with pals Dear Seattle. I had the absolute pleasure […]

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Boy & Bear discuss their new EP, fifth studio album and upcoming regional tour

September 15, 2023

Boy and Bear have had a massive year, with the release of their self-titled fifth album earlier this year, a capital city tour and upcoming regional tour, and the tenth anniversary of their hit album Harlequin Dream around the corner. On top of that, they’ve also just announced The Lost Dreams EP– three previously unreleased […]

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Album Review: Boy & Bear – Lost Dreams (2023 EP)

September 15, 2023

With the tenth anniversary of their smash hit sophomore album Harlequin Dream having just passed, Aussie indie icons Boy & Bear are celebrating their milestone by releasing an EP consisting of three previously unreleased tracks written in their Harlequin Dream era. Lost Dreams is out today, and I’m here to take you through it track […]

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Live Review: Stand Atlantic and Slowly Slowly rock Torquay Hotel with their co-headline regional tour

September 10, 2023

The Torquay Hotel was ablaze with excitement on a frosty Friday night, as the co-headlining regional tour featuring Slowly Slowly and Stand Atlantic drew an eager crowd that filled every nook and cranny of the venue. The night had a delayed start, with doors opening at 8 pm, followed by TOWNS at 8:30, Stand Atlantic […]

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But The Girl

Book Review: But the Girl by Jessica Zhan Mei Yu is a vividly realised and compelling novel

September 6, 2023

Author and University of Melbourne lecturer Jessica Zhan Mei Yu is a writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Holding a PhD in Creative Writing, But The Girl, is her first novel. A deeply introspective and at times heavy read, the story transports us to the vibrant streets of London. Here, we encounter an Australian narrator […]

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Album Review: MAY-A – Analysis Paralysis (2023 EP)

September 1, 2023

If you think you haven’t heard of MAY-A, think again. After touring with Aussie legends 5 Seconds of Summer earlier this year, the 22 year old Sydney artist went on to be crowned #1 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 with her feature in Flume’s “Say Nothing”, as well as recently performing at the Logies. And […]

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Sit, Stay, Love

Book Review: Amy Hutton’s Sit, Stay, Love. is a sweet, fun, and easy read

August 29, 2023

Sit, Stay, Love is the story of Sera Madden, an awkward thirty-something with a deep passion for saving animals and a love for writing. Running the always struggling animal rescue Rose’s Rescue (named after her late grandmother), Sera is comfortable with her life, which she mostly shares with her dreamy best friend, vet Toby. The […]

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Trophy Eyes announce massive regional tour with Dear Seattle

August 25, 2023

Aussie heavyweight post-punk rock legends Trophy Eyes have just announced a massive regional tour following the successful release of their incredible latest album, Suicide and Sunshine. With indie rockers Dear Seattle along for the ride, this is shaping up to be a tour not to be missed! Trophy Eyes are renowned for their candid, introspective […]

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Slowly Slowly and Stand Atlantic embark on their massive regional co-headliner!

August 23, 2023

Prepare for an unforgettable journey as Aussie alternative rock favourites Slowly Slowly and Stand Atlantic kick off their highly-anticipated regional co-headlining tour next week. Featuring a lineup of 17 electrifying shows supported by OK Hotel, TOWNS, and Underlay, this tour promises an absolute blast. Slowly Slowly’s fourth masterpiece, “Daisy Chain,” stormed the ARIA album chart […]

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Fall Out Boy, Limpbizkit and Devo to headline Good Things

August 17, 2023

The country’s favourite pop punk and heavy music festival is back for a fourth time with a stellar lineup! Headlining the Good Things festival is none other than Fall Out Boy, who haven’t toured Australia since 2018. After a lengthy wait and cancelled tour due to the unforeseen circumstances of the pandemic, we’re ecstatic to […]

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Epic Beyond The Valley lineup announced!

August 16, 2023

Prepare yourselves for a monumental return as Australia’s grandest New Year’s extravaganza takes center stage from December 28th to January 1st, offering an immersive four-day fusion of music, arts, and camping. Once again, the enchanting grounds of Barunah Plains in Victoria will serve as the distinguished backdrop for this unparalleled celebration. Beyond The Valley will […]

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Hot Mulligan announce first ever Australian tour, with special guests Free Throw

August 13, 2023

Hold onto your hats, because Michigan band Hot Mulligan are finally gearing up to rock Australian stages for the first time in March 2024, and they’re bringing their buddies Free Throw along for the ride. This is the show you don’t want to miss, so get pumped and get your tickets! Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, […]

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Live Review: You Me at Six + Set It Off + Between You and Me – The Forum, Melbourne (16.07.23)

July 19, 2023

The Forum came alive on Sunday evening, headlined by the phenomenal You Me At Six, with support from the spirited Set It Off and Melbourne’s very own Between You and Me. Kicking off the evening on the right note, Between You and Me took the stage with their infectiously fun set. Opening with “Dakota,” they […]

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Album Review: The Slingers – Sentimentalism (2023 LP )

July 12, 2023

The highly anticipated debut album, Sentimentalism, by Melbourne band The Slingers is finally here, and it’s truly beautiful. Produced by Errol Green (Big Yawn), the 10-track LP features the singles “No Harm Done”, “Living In The Age Of Loneliness”, “Streets Of Tokyo”, “Our Last Day In The Sun”, and their latest release, “Down To The […]

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Paramore announce Australia and New Zealand tour

June 28, 2023

Buckle up for some of the most anticipated tour news of the year – Grammy Award-winning powerhouse Paramore will touch down in Australia and New Zealand this November! Following the release of their sixth studio album, This Is Why earlier this year, Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York are about to set fire to […]

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All Time Low announce Australian Tour with Mayday Parade and Lauran Hibberd

June 23, 2023

Pop punk fans and former MySpace kids, rejoice! All Time Low are set to return to Australia! Following the release of their ninth studio album Tell Me I’m Alive earlier this year, the Maryland band have announced an Australian tour, featuring special guests Mayday Parade and Lauran Hibberd. From beloved singles like “Dear Maria, Count Me In” […]

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Album Review: Trophy Eyes Suicide and Sunshine (2023 LP)

June 21, 2023

Trophy Eyes have made a triumphant return with their fourth studio album, Suicide and Sunshine, due to be released on the 23rd of June. As the title suggests, the album revolves around contrast, presenting songs of beauty and tragedy through the heartfelt words and talent of front man John Floreani. Produced by Shane Edwards, Suicide […]

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Album Review: Jack River’s Endless Summer takes listeners on a breathtaking, sun-drenched journey

June 13, 2023

Get ready to embark on a sun-soaked journey through the vibrant soundscape of Jack River‘s highly anticipated latest album, Endless Summer. Set to be released on June 16th, this musical gem encapsulates a delightful fusion of psychedelic waves and captivating melodies that will undoubtedly leave you craving more. Holly Rankin, the ingenious Australian artist behind […]

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Live Review: Ásgeir – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne (01.06.23)

June 3, 2023

As the lights dimmed and the crowd hushed in anticipation, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir took the stage at Melbourne Recital Centre for a sold-out performance that can only be described as truly captivating. From the moment he and his band graced the stage, it was evident that the intimate venue was the perfect setting for their […]

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Protected: Budget Luxury ways to up your wardrobe as Melbourne Fashion Week approaches

September 26, 2020

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