Author: Tait McGregor

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Interview: Alexander 23 on Oh No, Not Again!, DJ-ing and winning girls back

March 4, 2021

Chicago native Alexander 23 has released his second EP Oh No, Not Again! tracking the “cycle” of a relationship from yearning to falling in love, breaking up to recovery. His universally honest and easily accessible lyricism has him blowing up online, with his track “IDK You Yet” capturing the hearts of TikTokers and sending him […]

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Interview: Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler on brent ii, first songs and how they met

February 25, 2021

“Don’t fix what isn’t broken” is exactly the mantra Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler seemingly live by as they offer their latest EP brent ii as a follow up to their 2019 global success together. Through the 2020 summer of the pandemic, the pair retreated to an upstate New York cabin to continue the story of brent as they evolved […]

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Bow Anderson New Wave

Interview: Bow Anderson on New Wave, songwriting and Elton John

February 18, 2021

Bow Anderson is the next biggest thing to come out of Scotland – you could say she’s the New Wave. At twenty three, she’s already familiar with hard work and setbacks, after her semi-professional trampolining career crumbled from a leg injury. It was through rehab that she found her passion (and talent) in music, singing […]

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Interview: The D.O.C. on vocal rehabilitation, Tupac and mental health

February 18, 2021

The D.O.C. is one of the most important figures in hip hop’s history. As a founding member of the G-Funk style that was popularised by Dr. Dre, NWA, Eazy-E, Outkast and Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C.’s music legacy is undeniable. From penning lyrics for the greats like Dre at 18-years-old, to writing on one of the […]

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Track of the Week: Flag Duty “Twenty” (2021)

February 17, 2021

We love recommending local music that’ll have you reminiscing about the first time you read about them. Right now is one of those moments to mind-stamp for your future reflection as we put Flag Duty on your radar! Hailing from the fertile music breeding ground of Brisbane, Flag Duty combines modern and nostalgic rock with […]

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Interview: Imogen Clark on Bastards, London and collaborating

February 16, 2021

Imogen Clark is a machine when it comes out to music. And yet her constant output doesn’t diminish the quality of her work. Her recent release “Forget About London” is the first indicator of her EP Bastards, out later in the year. Clark fuses rock and indie pop to tell her own stories of love […]

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Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to reopen with Gala night featuring Ian Moss, Alex The Astronaut, Red Riders and more

February 5, 2021

Sydney’s iconic inner-west live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, is officially reopening and celebrating their well timed refurbishment with a grandiose Gala night on Monday February 22nd. The Sounds of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala is more than a party for the historic renovated building, but also a celebration of Sydney’s music scene, with an array […]

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Interview: Odette on Herald, Borderline Personality Disorder and insects

February 4, 2021

Odette‘s 2017 debut album To A Stranger earned her national recognition with ARIA nominations for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Breakthrough Artist. Not to mention gold certifications across two singles. Following up its success was bound to be a daunting task, but the 23-year-old’s second album Herald is a superb body of work tackling mental […]

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Interview: Jarryd James on P.M., New York City and sunburns

January 22, 2021

Jarryd James hit international recognition with his debut album Thirty One back in 2015. His lead single “Do You Remember” has been streamed over 111 million times since its January 2015 release and picked up Best Pop Release at that year’s ARIAs, alongside four other nominations for Jarryd. To say his debut was successful is […]

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Live Review: Vera Blue + Northeast Party House + GRAACE + Stace Cadet – Factory Summer Festival, Brisbane Showgrounds (20.12.20)

December 22, 2020

Mosh pits are officially burning up in Brisbane with Factory Summer Festival reviving the dance floor and reminding us how (un)pleasant it feels to be drenched in your neighbour’s sweat. One of the biggest nights of the festival saw a four act bill headlined by Vera Blue alongside Northeast Party House, GRAACE and Stace Cadet. […]

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Kinder

Interview: Kinder on “Come Along”, writing camps and growing as singers

December 14, 2020

Hailing from Maitland, NSW, sister duo Kinder are injecting the Australian music landscape with a sorely missed Ghanaian influence. Briony and Savannah Osei recently released their single “Come Along” with A.GIRL, teaming up through Ricochet writing camp run by KLP. Bonding over the sense of community in their respective heritages, “Come Along” combines a Ghanaian […]

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Un-Cook Yourself

Interview: Nat’s What I Reckon on Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules For Life, stand up comedy and his bucket list

December 14, 2020

Nat’s What I Reckon has had a massive year, even by his own reckoning, “2020 is a hard year to beat.” He wowed the world with his frank take on bottled pasta sauce, toured his sold-out stand up show, spoke at BIGSOUND and hosted Rage on the ABC. And, now he’s adding author to his […]

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Track of the Day: SUNFLOWER “Thin Skin” (2020)

December 7, 2020

Brisbane’s SUNFLOWER are your ‘60s/‘70s groovers bringing back an electric rock-soul fusion. Fronted by Lawson Doyle and Kahlia Ferguson, this five-piece is growing from strength to strength which each single released. Their buoyant debut “Better Days” showcases Lawsons rock vocals highlighted with the bluesy backing of Ferguson. “Get Yourself Together” quickly followed, demonstrating a more […]

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Matt Corby

Live Review: Bernard Fanning + Matt Corby + merci, mercy – Qudos Bank Arena (05.12.20)

December 7, 2020

Greatest Southern Nights returned for their second and final instalment at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, rounding out what’s been a soul-reviving month of live music for the NSW scene. Following last week’s line-up of Jack Botts, Ruby Fields, Jack River and Ocean Alley; Saturday (December 5th) night drew a big ticket double-headline of Matt Corby and […]

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Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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Interview: Mason Watts on “Enough’s Enough”, heartbreak and working with Sheppard

December 3, 2020

With just three singles under his belt, Mason Watts is one of the most exciting pop up-and-comers in the Australian industry at this moment. His heart-wrenching vocals have already scored him commercial radio plays as well as opening for the likes of Missy Higgins, Dami Im and Lime Cordiale,plus over 500K streams on Spotify. His latest offering, […]

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Live Review: Ocean Alley + Jack River + Ruby Fields + Jack Botts – Qudos Bank Arena (28.11.20)

December 1, 2020

Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena saw the largest live music event in Australia since March on Saturday night (28th). As expected, this arena show looked very different to a pre-covid world with the crowd capped to 6,000 in the 21,000 person arena, but the quality of music and the eagerness in the crowd was not diminished. […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on Crazy With The Light, her family roots and songwriting

November 20, 2020

Azure Ryder‘s tale of discovery is beyond the wildest dreams of any musician. When a friend posted a video of the young singer at BluesFest on her Instagram story a few years ago, she captioned it with a line about Azure having “the most beautiful voice”. By chance, her now-manager viewed the story and was instantly […]

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Tim Minchin

WATCH: Tim Minchin on Apart Together, online dating, death and Briggs

November 19, 2020

It may surprise you that Tim Minchin, despite his bounty of accolades including Helpmann Awards, Oliviers, Logies and an Order of Australia, is yet to release a debut studio album. That is until now! Off the back of some devastating blows – his Los Angeles production of Larrikins was shut down after spending four years developing […]

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Cry Club

Interview: Cry Club on God I’m Such A Mess, their diehard fans, and being a Leo

November 13, 2020

Cry Club were crowned the most-played artists on triple j‘s Unearthed Radio last year for good reason. This dynamic punk pop duo are epitomised by ‘sweaty glitter’, reminiscent of their trademark glitter tears and the aftermath of their live shows; and have amassed a loyal and loud fanbase eager for more. Jonathan Tooke and Heather Riley have […]

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Client Liaison

Interview: Client Liaison on “Intervention”, their upcoming album and the US election

November 13, 2020

Monte Morgan and Harvey Miller are on the forefront of intersecting fashion, experience and music; creating Client Liaison. Known for their well-woven and beloved references to 80s Australian culture both lyrically and aesthetically, the duo have shaped an immersive world for their listeners. From their touring music festival, Expo Liaison, to their highbrow merchandise that’s […]

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THIS THAT Festival have announced their 2021 all-Aussie lineup featuring Hayden James

November 12, 2020

We’re sitting here with our glitter paint and vintage ski jackets we’d prepped for Splendour, wistfully hoping that summer festival season will be fruitful enough to absolutely SEND IT. And I’m here to tell you it’s very well possible!! THIS THAT Festival have just announced their juicy lineup for their February 2021 dates, and it’s […]

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Interview: Chase Zera on “Over Here”, producing and running her own race

November 12, 2020

“Over Here” is the latest single from electro-pop princess Chase Zera. With three singles under her belt for 2020, Chase is giving fans the dance floor they need right now, with “Over Here” being the headline track of the party. Luckily for listeners, she has just announced an intimate and acoustic performance in celebration of […]

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Interview: Sloan Peterson on being a rebel teen, religious faith and strange nightmares.

November 11, 2020

Sloan Peterson is your nostalgic 60s- 70s-infused pop dream (if her Ferris Bueller moniker didn’t already tip you off). It’s a new era for Peterson, having recently inked a deal with Warner Music to begin what she’s calling “Sloan 2.0”. Her debut single with the label, “Nightmare”, has given us an insight into what to […]

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Track of the Day: Fletcher Gull “City Is Busy” (2020)

November 10, 2020

Fletcher Gull‘s “City Is Busy” is a clashtastic anthem of gritty synths and kaleidoscopic production, quickly coming off the back of his 2020 EP, Remember That You’re Gone. The single is heavy-handed in the best sense – think the soundtrack to your fly-kick in the air landing in a superhero floor punch. It’s adolescent angry, […]

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Track of the Day: Nearly There “You Make Me High” (2020)

November 9, 2020

Nearly There is the latest project by music extraordinaire Jackson McRae. If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll have most certainly come across his work having collaborated on the likes of George Alice‘s “Stuck In A Bubble”, Japanese Wallpaper‘s GLOW LP, and Allday‘s “After All This Time”. McRae is a session musician, musical director and producer/engineer, […]

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Interview: Aloe Blacc on All Love Everything, meeting his wife, and working with Avicii.

November 5, 2020

Aloe Blacc was thirty one when “I Need A Dollar” became an international phenomenon. Since then, the genre-less singer has presented good-time track after good-time track with raging success (take “Wake Me Up” with Avicii, or “Brooklyn In The Summer” as examples). He even dropped a whole Christmas album – a testament to Aloe’s pursuit of […]

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Interview: Sheldon Riley on coming out, self-love and his debut single “More Than I”

November 5, 2020

You might recognise Sheldon Riley from your TV screens, having competed in The Voice Australia Seasons 7 and 8, and recently came back from wowing international audiences on America’s Got Talent Season 15. With an impressive fanbase garnered through his television appearances, the demand is high for Sheldon’s original work to be released into the world. Luckily for […]

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Interview: will hyde on with u in mind., mental health and launching his solo project.

October 29, 2020

Melbourne’s will hyde (stylised lowercase) has officially released his highly anticipated debut EP with you in mind. (out now). The incredibly personal pop release is the first chapter in this 20-year-old’s solo pursuit, featuring hits “easy for u.” and “dark until september.”, all birthed through heartbreak and self-discovery. hyde’s production background from his past project SŸDE […]

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Interview: MID CITY on “Liar Liar”, hot sauce and intense AirBnBs.

October 23, 2020

MID CITY are your Good Time Guys. Song after song, they simply make you want to jump around and dance with overwhelmingly positive vibes that nowadays come with a tinge of longing for a solid dance floor. With a surprisingly large German fanbase, the four-piece was set for a year of European tours and non-stop travel. […]

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