Author: Sosefina Fuamoli

Exclusive Track Premiere: Sometime Sonny “Have a Heart” (2018)

August 1, 2018

Brissy has long been home to talented songwriters and this week, Sometime Sonny proves once again that belongs in this tight crop of musicians producing some great music out of the east coast. His new single comes in “Have a Heart” – melodic, catchy from the onset and confidently delivered, Sometime Sonny (project of songwriter Dave Campbell) […]

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The importance of events like Indie-Con Australia in today’s music climate

August 1, 2018

Last Thursday and Friday, Adelaide hosted members of the local and national music industry for the Indie-Con Australia conference; two days of panels and forum discussions on matters that are particularly important within and to the independent music sector. Attendees were able to learn more about business development, online music services and the reach of global publicity, […]

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Interview: Argus and The Liar’s Joseph Duigan checks in ahead of Scouted in Adelaide

July 13, 2018

With only a few weeks to go, the Adelaide music community is gearing up for a night of live music unlike any other, with the Scouted music showcase series taking over the city. Rocket Bar is hosting the AU Review and an excellent list of artists – including Argus and The Liar. Find out some more about […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Porpoise Spit – GOD YEAH! (2018 EP)

July 13, 2018

Melbourne’s Porpoise Spit have finally arrived at the point many of their fans have been waiting for – EP release day! The band’s debut effort comes in the form of the enthusiastically titled GOD YEAH!, an apt culmination of the kickin’ year the band has had in developing their craft. Confidentially harnessing catchy melodies and great rock […]

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Playlist: Halcyon Drive share a list of their Most Listened to tunes ahead of August tour!

July 12, 2018

Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive have earned themselves a solid reputation as a killer live act across the country over the last few years; the trio have definitely earned their stripes as favourites on the home front and in August, fans will be able to get another dose of their show, with a hyped gig (secret location, of […]

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Harlem comes to Melbourne for special MEL&NYC edition of ‘Nocturnal’

July 12, 2018

The Melbourne Museum’s Nocturnal program is a favourite of many punters in the city; an opportunity to see some of the best mixing it up amongst the exhibitions. As part of the MEL&NYC event that has seen the likes of Ilana Glazer, Ronan Farrow and Regina Spektor chart visits to Melbourne, Nocturnal is throwing a party of […]

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Interview: Rachael Blake & Vince Colosimo digest The Second, Stan’s debut Australian feature film

July 12, 2018

This month, Stan and Screen Queensland celebrate the release of a milestone production – The Second. As the first feature film project developed for the streaming service, The Second is a shining example of not only an Australian film in its best, unfiltered form, but it’s also a cracking ride. A sexy psychological thriller featuring a selection of […]

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Behind the Scenes: Young Monks dive into their new album, Swamp Creek

July 11, 2018

Young Monks have brought some bright new music out of Canberra with the release of Swamp Creek. Self-produced, the album is a hefty dose of indie mixed in with lashings of psych-pop and funk tones that in all, produces some excellent hits. Over 22 tracks, the listener is taken on one heck of a sonic journey – […]

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Busby Marou & Tom West heading for BreakOut West in Canada this October

July 11, 2018

As part of their international partnerships with Focus Wales, Australian Music Week and the East Coast Music Association, BreakOut West are able to welcome a contingent of artists from overseas to their festival and conference in Kelowna, Western Canada this year! The news comes as BreakOut West has thrived on this partnership, now in its second […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Neon Tetra “So Far From Me” (2018)

July 11, 2018

Adelaide’s Neon Tetra unleash their new EP Pollen this week – if you were a fan of their catchy single “The End Begins Again”, you’re in luck. The band has continued to explore their love for gospel notes, soul richness and the Motown golden era, bringing these influences together with excellent synth work and current pop. Their latest […]

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Single of the Day: Holiday Sidewinder “Leo” (2018)

July 10, 2018

Holiday Sidewinder has long been one of our favourite songwriters and more recently, if you’ve seen Alex Cameron on the road with The Killers, you’ll have been lucky enough to see this lady performing on home soil for the first time in forever. The spotlight has swung right back onto Holiday though as focus turns […]

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Behind the scenes of the making of Sweater Curse’s new clip for “Can’t See You Anymore”

July 10, 2018

The video clip for “Can’t See You Anymore” was shot at my parents’ house (also her childhood home) in Annerley. Jennifer Embleton directed the film, with Short Stack Productions as the filming crew. We filmed the clip in one day and Jen got a first cut back to us within 24 hours – she is […]

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Datarock return with wild new record Face the Brutality and new single “Everything”

July 10, 2018

Norway’s Datarock have been riding a pretty sweet wave recently with the release of their latest record Face the Brutality; with the recent debut of their wild new music video for “Everything”, the electronic group is continuing their hot streak. Find out a bit more about the band’s new single, straight from the horse’s mouth! Can you […]

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Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. Baker Boy (pictured), Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Kardajala Kirridarra are among the nominees, each having had absolute belters of 2018 thus far. Both Baker Boy and Kardajala Kirridarra are […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mojo Juju “Native Tongue” (2018)

July 9, 2018

Mojo Juju has long been one of Australia’s most dynamic performers and in her songwriting over the last few years in particular, has demonstrated her talent as an intense and driven artist unafraid to wear her personal stories – challenges and wins – on her sleeve. The new single from Mojo, “Native Tongue”, is a […]

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The South Australian Music Awards return this November; entries now open

July 6, 2018

Entries are now open for the 2018 South Australian Music Awards, set to be held in Adelaide this November. Following a successful ramp up of an event last year at the Thebarton Theatre, the team behind the awards are gearing up for another excellent celebration of the SA music industry. Online entries are open until August […]

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POW! Negro debut new single “I Am the Judge” along with new name, SUPEREGO

July 6, 2018

WA group POW! Negro went off grid after whipping up a great deal of acclaim and hype surrounding their hectic live shows and impactful music, causing a bit of confusion and more interest, if we’re honest. Now though, it’s all made sense – they’ve re-emerged with a new name, refreshed approach and a kicking new single […]

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Interview: Strict Face talks playing Scouted in Adelaide this month

July 6, 2018

Adelaide’s Strict Face will be one of the talented artists set to showcase as part of this year’s Scouted event that will be taking over the city on July 27th. Quick to be welcomed into the NLV Records fold and also by music fans right around the country, the producer has been continuously building on his craft […]

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Watch Marlon Williams and The Pou Tiriao Singers elevate “Make Way For Love”

July 6, 2018

After enjoying a completely sold out Australian tour, announcing his return to the east coast for October’s Lost Picnic festivals and revealing a summer run supporting Florence + The Machine, Marlon Williams simply isn’t stopping. With his sophomore record Make Way For Love continuing to impress internationally too, the crooner recently had time to head back to New Zealand, […]

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Interview: Bree Tranter checks in ahead of SCOUTED in Adelaide

July 5, 2018

Ahead of Indie-Con and Adelaide’s SCOUTED event, we’re catching up with some of the Adelaide locals who will be hitting the stage! This little series focuses on those set to perform at Rocket Bar on Friday, July 27th on the AU Review stage: first cab off the rank, the incredible Bree Tranter. With her debut album Another Night on […]

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Fat Wreck Chords VIPs and Paul Kelly among newly announced BIGSOUND speakers

July 5, 2018

BIGSOUND keeps on churning out the good stuff, now announcing their second speaker announcement for the 2018 conference. Leading the names on this run, iconic US punk label Fat Wreck Chords are going to have a presence with label founder Erin Kelly-Burkett and Lagwagon‘s Joey Cape set to represent, with Australian legend Paul Kelly also confirmed to appear. Gusher […]

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Music Video of the Day: Moaning Lisa “Good” (2018)

July 5, 2018

Gearing up for some hotly anticipated August shows, Moaning Lisa have given fans a brand new music video to stoke them fires, in “Good”. Fuzzed out and executed brilliantly, the alt-rock number is given the video treatment by taking things out to Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. If you happen to be heading to Brisbane in September […]

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Interview: BIRDZ hints at massive new music roll out from the Bad Apples crew

July 4, 2018

Tomorrow night, Levi’s and Bad Apples will be hosting a highlight showcase at the Laundry Bar as part of this week’s CHANGES music industry summit, currently underway in Melbourne. Set to showcase the talents of BIRDZ, Mojo Juju, Philly, DRMNGNOW and Soju Gang, the Bad Apples event will also be demonstrating the strength behind the country’s most prolific Aboriginal record label. Ahead of the […]

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All episodes of the Australian Music Vault’s Sound As Ever podcast available online now!

July 4, 2018

The Australian Music Vault has been a popular mainstay at Arts Centre Melbourne since its debut, providing visitors with an excellent insight into the way Australian music and the industry has developed over the decades – from iconic outfits to instruments and handwritten lyrics and arrangements, there’s so much to see and learn and best […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hideous Sun Demon “Antithesis” (2018)

July 4, 2018

Hideous Sun Demon are back, baby. Gearing up for the release of their third album FAME, EROTIC, DREAM later this month, the WA group have released a biting new single in “Antithesis” to get the juices going in the meantime. Explosive and rollicking, “Antithesis” is a great portrait of a young band kicking genre’s expectations in […]

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Single of the Day: Aurelia “America” (2018)

July 3, 2018

Aurelia engages with the dreamiest of sounds on her new single “America” and proves her worth as a rightfully in-demand songwriter and musician. The Grammy nominated artist established a gorgeous and celestial soundscape with this one, the ideas coming together when Aurelia was in LA. “I was staying in a friends arts studio in L.A. […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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8 Gigs You Can’t Miss at the 2018 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival

July 3, 2018

Taking place for its 13th year this month, Melbourne’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is bringing some excellent live music to venues throughout the City of Yarra. Supporting an ever thriving music community, Leaps and Bounds is a favourite amongst many; with a stacked program ready to jump into, here are just some of our picks for […]

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Single of the Day: Reija Lee “Love Nobody” (2018)

July 2, 2018

“Did you finally find love, and it didn’t wait for you?” – this is the line that hits the hardest for me, when listening to Reija Lee‘s new single, “Love Nobody”.  It cuts through the glimmering synth lines and retro-pop tones to make the listener sit up and realise that beneath the shiny surface, there’s a darker […]

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Spotify redefines their free user experience with the launch of ‘Active Media’ for Australian users

July 2, 2018

This is a bit of an interesting one. From today, Spotify have announced the premiere of their ‘Active Media’ experience (for audio and video), on offer to all users of the free ad-sponsored platform of the site. If you find your vibe is interrupted by ads a little too much, this experience will give you […]

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