Author: Sosefina Fuamoli

Interview: Towkio talks creative drive and competition ahead of debut Australian tour

July 1, 2018

Splendour in the Grass this year sees the Australian debut of Chicago rapper Towkio, who will be bringing his much acclaimed WWW. album to our shores – man, we’re ready. With the release of his 2015 mixtape .Wav Theory, Towkio landed on many tastemaker radars, featuring collaborations with fellow Chi-town heroes in Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa; WWW. sees Towkio […]

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Hit Thredbo’s slopes with Red Bull Music and Client Liaison next month

June 29, 2018

The Thredbo Alpine Hotel is going to be more than just a getaway for Aussie ski bunnies this July, set to host Red Bull Music, Client Liaison and a swag of party starters by the pool. With a  backdrop like the Australian Alps, you couldn’t ask for a more unique way to spend a wintry day, […]

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Album Review: Florence + The Machine – High As Hope (2018 LP)

June 29, 2018

There’s something about Florence + The Machine‘s new album, High As Hope, that can leave a listener full of confidence, ready to burst. This feeling isn’t exactly new, when looking at a back catalogue that includes the likes of “Shake It Out” and “Dog Days Are Over”, but as you take the journey with Florence Welch from […]

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“My Pelopolees” is a great example of Tasman Keith’s potential as a hip hop great in the making

June 29, 2018

Fresh out this week has come Tasman Keith – one of our favourite emerging hip hop artists – with a brand new single in “My Pelopolees”; as a bit of a last minute Friday recommendation, turn this one up. Having already made a mark within industry and perhaps more importantly, within the embraces of young and […]

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To Adelaide, with love: SEVSONS list their SA music recommendations

June 28, 2018

Alt-rockers SEVSONS have been deep in new EP territory over the last few months, building upon the success of live shows and more recently, the release of their catchy as heck new single, “Evolution”. It’s a strong step forward from the Sydney band, who are sure to be extending their reach further around the country as […]

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Adalita and Tkay Maidza may just be the TV duo you didn’t know you needed

June 28, 2018

Channel [V] is returning to Splendour this year, enlisting Adalita and Tkay Maidza to take the reins in handling all [V]’s official interviews on ground. The duo obviously come from vastly different musical backgrounds, but their status within the Aussie music scene is undeniable, so it will be interesting to see they dynamic flourish on screen. “Super […]

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Full list of live music showcases announced for Melbourne’s CHANGES conference

June 28, 2018

It’s not long now before Melbourne’s CHANGES conference takes place in Fitzroy and Collingwood; two days of talks and networking, coupled with two nights of live music showcases that will see some of the city’s best on form. Over 100 artists are coming together with local agents, labels and industry members for CHANGES to direct and […]

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Single of the Day: J.F.K “Feel It Again” (2018)

June 28, 2018

In a similar vein to bands like The Delta Riggs and The Hives, J.F.K have stormed through to our attention with their latest single, “Feel It Again”. For the Perth group, the single signals a confident stride forward; fusing addictive riffs with catchy vocals and a melody, “Feel It Again” looks at a relationship that may […]

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Industry legends and trailblazers set to gather in Adelaide for this year’s Indie-Con Australia event

June 28, 2018

This year’s Indie-Con Australia program has been revealed today, with the South Australian hosted event set to welcome industry legends and fresh faces through to the two day conference, thriving in Adelaide. Held at The Hindley on July 26th and 27th this year, Indie-Con offers attendees the opportunities to not only network with different sectors of […]

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Single of the Day: Elizabeth (Totally Mild) “Burn It All” (2018)

June 27, 2018

Out of the Split Singles Club has come a gorgeous offering from Totally Mild‘s Elizabeth, in “Burn It All”. It’s the first we’re hearing from her forthcoming solo project; an intimate and vulnerable song that absolutely shines with depth and heart. Released on a double-sided 7″ single with Stella Donnelly’s “Talking”, “Burn It All” is a […]

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Head to St. Kilda this December to vibe with Northeast Party House and more in The Pleasure Garden

June 27, 2018

Looking forward to the warmer months? They’re so close, yet so far… The Pleasure Garden joins the festivals coming out of the woodwork this month in announcing their line ups for the tail end of 2018, encouraging music fans to start plotting out their summer days and nights out. For this jaunt, Northeast Party House, Sampa the […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival tickets are set to sell out with the announcement of headliner Courtney Barnett for 2018

June 27, 2018

For those regular attendees of the Queenscliff Music Festival, the vibe of the event is unbeatable; perfect for music fans of all ages, the music festival is set against one of the east coast’s most beautiful backdrops and this year, the crew behind Queenscliff have ensured that the line up this year does not deviate […]

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Electric Fields to headline Klub Koori in Sydney this July

June 27, 2018

Koori Radio’s annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in all its vibrancy is returning to Carriageworks in Sydney next month, with a stacked line up of artists ready and raring to go. Electric Fields will headlining Klub Koori this year, along with Melbourne’s Kaiit, who has been making a name for herself throughout […]

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Music Video of the Day: Kaiit “OG Luv Kush p.2” (2018)

June 26, 2018

Kaiit continues to nail each release with a fresh level of individual flair that has propelled the Melbourne songwriter onto the radars of tastemakers around the country. With “OG Luv Kush p.2”, Kaiit further explores a vocal territory drenched in rich soul and a musical palette formed off the back of some of hip-hop and […]

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G Flip set to break further into the European market with Pitchfork Music Festival spot in November

June 26, 2018

G Flip‘s emergence as one of the country’s most exciting new names this year has been incredible to watch. Off the back of two singles, she’s managed to lock down acclaim at two of the world’s biggest new music discovery festivals – SXSW and The Great Escape – while also building up a steady roster […]

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Single of the Day: CLYPSO “Pop Roll Flow” (2018)

June 25, 2018

Continuing to build hype, Sydney producer and vocalist CLYPSO has dropped a catchy new single in “Pop Roll Flow”. Soon to be out on the road with PNAU and What So Not, you can envision the direction CLYPSO’s career is heading and man, she’s only getting started. The bass is gritty and enticing, bringing together electronic […]

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Behind the Scenes with Byron Bay’s PLTS during the making of “Maelstrom”

June 25, 2018

Ahead of their July tour, Byron Bay’s PLTS delve into their latest single “Maelstrom” with us, taking us behind the scenes of making this hectic new tune. Writing the single in Sydney with JP Fung and recording at the renowned Forbes Street Studios with Matt Redlich at the helm, “Maelstrom” did not come without challenges and but as we […]

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Single of the Day: Dro Carey ft. Kwame, Renz, Raj Mahal “Atmosphere” (2018)

June 22, 2018

Talk about a fiery collaboration. Dro Carey has linked up with one of the country’s hottest new talents in hip hop (Kwame), as well as Sydney’s Raj Mahal and London MC Renz for this new one “Atmosphere” – turn it up loud. Jumping enthusiastically into grime territory with “Atmosphere”, Carey switches gears in swapping the cleaner edges of […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Frights “Me and We and I” (2018)

June 21, 2018

Having made an impressive debut in the UK at The Great Escape this year, US surf-punks The Frights have continued to show their chops with a catchy new vibe in “Me and We and I”. Taken from the band’s upcoming new album Hyperchondriac, “Me and We and I” is wrapped up in warm tone and great melody execution; […]

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Eilish Gilligan, KAIIT, Sleep Talk & more confirmed on BIGSOUND’s first artist reveal

June 21, 2018

BIGSOUND continues to gear up this year, with the September festival revealing more of its cards for 2018 – their first artist announcement coming this afternoon. Some familiar faces will return to The Valley to showcase their music, while a whole range of fresh names will be on the bill to bring themselves to the […]

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Check out this rework of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from Texan synth pop group BUHU

June 21, 2018

If you’re a fan of the Peter Gabriel original and synthy soundscapes, then this cover of “In Your Eyes” may be up your alley. Courtesy of Texan group BUHU, this quirky, dreamy cover of the pop classic hits the right notes for today’s digital-heavy music climate. It’s gearing up to be a busy year for the Austin locals, […]

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BROCKHAMPTON level up with headline east coast shows in September

June 21, 2018

BROCKHAMPTON have already made a name for themselves as one of 2018’s breakthrough artists, turning expectations on their head and coming through with some of the best hip hop and rap music we’ve heard from a young group in a hot minute. Set to make their Australian debut on the LISTEN OUT tour this year, BROCKHAMPTON […]

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Dr. G’s Djarimirri album to be performed live at the Queenscliff Music Festival

June 20, 2018

Dr. G‘s record Djamirri (Child of the Rainbow) was quick to be embraced by fans around the world, making him the country’s highest selling Indigenous artist of all time. While he may not be with us anymore, Dr G’s legacy lives on and in continuing to acknowledge his significance as an artist, the crew at the Queenscliff Music Festival […]

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Music Video of the Day: Neil & Liam Finn “Back to Life” (2018)

June 20, 2018

If you’ve seen Neil Finn perform at all over the last handful of years, you’ll know that it’s very much a family affair when it comes to that surname and the production of engaging music. Most recently, Neil and son Liam Finn announced a joint record in Lightsleeper (out in August) but for now, we’re basking in the […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote, CC:DISCO!, Jaala & more announced for Strawberry Fields

June 20, 2018

The line up announcements for Strawberry Fields have started and man, there’s one big party coming up this year. Returning to the banks of the Murray this November 16-18, Strawberry Fields welcomes old friends and new to the stage, with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, CC:DISCO!, Jaala, 30/70 and more to the fold in what’s set up to be […]

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Show love to Headspace and UNDR Ctrl at massive Red Rattler event in August

June 19, 2018

It’s been four years now since UNDR Ctrl began doing their thing in supporting local music and creatives doing their thing, so it makes sense that the crew would want to mark the occasion in a massive way. Partnering with Headspace, UNDR Ctrl is celebrating four years in the game at Marrickville’s Red Rattler Theatre in August, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Harrison Storm “Feeling You” (2018)

June 19, 2018

Coupling an already stunning release with some visuals recently, is Harrison Storm. His single “Feeling You” has been garnering solid acclaim for his songwriting talent and development as a vocalist, not to mention Storm’s collaboration with Dustin Tebbutt on the production of the single elevating the final product that extra level. “I was so stoked when […]

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Brooklyn Whelan named Splendour in the Grass’ Artist in Residence for 2018

June 19, 2018

Splendour in the Grass has unleashed another new element to their Arts program, announcing some names being involved in this year’s festival, as well as their Artist in Residence for 2018, Brooklyn Whelan. Up at the North Byron Parklands for Splendour, the first collaboration between the festival and an artist sees Splendour and Whelan team up […]

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Single of the Day: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs “Leave a Light On” (2018)

June 18, 2018

It was a welcome return when Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs came through with his new single, “Leave a Light On”. The latest artist to be welcomed to the I OH YOU family, TEED debuted a new direction with the new single than the more dance-heavy tunes fans will remember from his breakthrough Trouble record. It’s an exciting new […]

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Interview: Sven Ratzke talks HOMME FATALE and working with Thierry Mugler at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

June 18, 2018

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Australia this week for his new show HOMME FATALE as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The show features Ratzke’s masterful storytelling is eclipsed only by his sensational vocal performances, including works by Rufus Wainwright, Dez Mona, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop. Sosefina Fuamoli […]

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