Author: Thomas Flynn

Album Review: Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club (2017 EP)

July 24, 2017

Following on from 2014’s Supermodel and their earlier 2017 release III EP, Foster The People have returned with Sacred Hearts Club. Hip-hop, alternative, funk, and indie-pop influences are all evident and well balanced on this release, demonstrating a clear evolution from the group who first burst into the international music scene with their controversial, but […]

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Album Review: Banks & Steelz – Anything But Words (2016 LP)

February 14, 2017

Banks & Steelz, the collaborative project of Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan works on paper, but how has it actually turned out? Given my lack of prior exposure to both Interpol and Wu-Tang Clan, I’ve come in with no expectations of what either of the two featuring artists should be bringing […]

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Album Review: Twin Atlantic – GLA (2016 LP)

September 19, 2016

Despite being short for their hometown of Glasgow, GLA, the latest release from four-piece Twin Atlantic, may as well stand for ‘guitars, loud, aggressive’. Now onto their fourth full length release, the group have an unarguably high benchmark to meet on the back of 2014’s successful Great Divide, and they certainly give it a red […]

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Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Nonagon Infinity” (2016 LP)

May 16, 2016

Melbourne seven-piece outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have just released their eighth full-length release, Nonagon Infinity, and it is nothing short of pure madness. Although typically referred to as a psychedelic rock group, the septet have been here, there and everywhere over the course of their relatively short musical career (for a group with […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Single of the Day: Arthur Beatrice “Real Life” (2016)

February 23, 2016

Although the idea of combining the best sounds of Foxes and Delta Goodrem might sound just a bit crazy, I swear “Real Life” by Arthur Beatrice justifies it with four and a half minutes of seriously good music. Take the time out to give this a listen, the piano/electronic beat combination is definitely worth your […]

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Single of the Day: The Flux Machine “Love and Affection” (2016)

February 22, 2016

New York-based duo The Flux Machine have preceded the release of their upcoming album Louder! with “Love and Affection”, a catchy alt-rock track that hints at punk influences with a vocal styling similar to that of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne (13.02.16)

February 16, 2016

Melbourne turned on a perfect summer’s day as a sold out Laneway Festival crowd descended on the banks of the Maribyrnong River for what was nothing less than a spectacular day of music. With a lineup on show sporting the likes of Flume, CHVRCHES, and Purity Ring to name only a few, there was little […]

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Music Video of the Day: Fat Freddy’s Drop “10 Feet Tall” (2016)

February 8, 2016

Fat Freddy’s Drop turn up the reggae feeling with today’s video of the day, the NZ group’s “10 Feet Tall”. The track is incredibly well produced, with a constant array of brass instruments hopping in and out over a soft, steady reggae beat and silky smooth vocals. The music video is said to reflect the […]

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Single of the Day: Ocean Alley “Holiday” (2016)

February 8, 2016

This may just be the most tropical, summery song ever. The appropriately named “Holiday” is the latest from Ocean Alley, a six-piece bluesy/psychedelic group who have just announced their debut album, Lost Tropics. “Holiday” is in support of their current EP In Purple, which is definitely worth checking out. ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Single of the Day: Chambers “Yeagin Shone” (2016)

February 8, 2016

“Yeagin Shone” is the latest and greatest from Aussie psych-alt group Chambers, and it definitely is great. Clocking in at just short of three and a half minutes, this piece has a certain Temper Trap vibe, if only with a little more edge to it. Jump on it, this one’s definitely worth a listen. ———- […]

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Music Video of the Day: Over Sands “Gyroscope” (2016)

February 3, 2016

“Gyroscope” is the latest video from Over Sands, an ‘X marks the spot’ adventure across some stunning locations, with a very Birds of Tokyo-esque musical backing. The song in its own right is a gorgeous piece, combining soaring synths with soloing guitars to really match the feeling of the visual element. Give it a look […]

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Music Video of the Day: Eliza Shaddad “Wars” (2016)

February 2, 2016

I’ll get straight to the point – this is a seriously good track. “Wars” comes from Eliza Shaddad, a Sudanese/Scottish singer-songwriter whose description of the song as ‘a mix of icy calm and chaos’ is about as accurate as you can get. This music video follows a similar vein, showing Shaddad making her way through […]

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Single of the Day: Animalia “Paradise” (2016)

February 1, 2016

Australian born Animalia has a voice that blends innocence and conviction like few others, putting it to incredible effect on “Paradise”. The track is a short but sweet piano led piece that was written after a period of constant news of young people losing their lives to gun violence, with the pain of such events […]

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Live Review: Walk The Moon + The Griswolds – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (25.01.16)

January 27, 2016

If the first thing you hear when you walk into a venue is Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”, chances are you’re in for a pretty good time. That’s exactly what happened when Walk The Moon, supported by The Griswolds, hit Melbourne’s Forum Theatre for a night of dancing, bright lights, and genuinely […]

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Single of the Day: Figures “Filter” (2016)

January 25, 2016

This alternative/prog rock track from Melbourne outfit Figures screams of Dead Letter Circus influences, although that’s certainly not a bad thing. “Filter” is the band’s debut single and for a first effort, it’s not bad at all. Production on the track is right up there courtesy of Forrester Savell (who has worked with Dead Letter […]

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Single of the Day – Låpsley “Love Is Blind” (2016)

January 22, 2016

Holly Fletcher (AKA Låpsley) is only 19 years old, yet the Londoner is producing content with quality that beggars belief. “Love Is Blind” excels on all levels, featuring a voice that sounds years beyond that of a teenager over a gorgeously layered pop mix. You really do need to hear it for yourself. ———- This […]

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Single of the Day: Hein Cooper “Rusty” (2016)

January 21, 2016

March 4 will see the release of Hein Cooper’s debut album The Art of Escape, but in the meantime his upbeat, Matt Corby-esque single “Rusty” is up on Soundcloud and definitely worth a listen. Summery acoustic guitar provides the backbone for the track, while the vocals vary between falsettos during the choruses and relaxed throughout […]

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Music Video of the Day: Charlie Forster Anderson “Blue Anymore” (2016)

January 14, 2016

Today’s video of the day comes from Sydney’s Charlie Forster Anderson with a unique and well-executed concept involving a heap of post-it notes and an out of focus urban Sydney background. The track itself hails from Anderson’s debut LP Long Story Short which will be out March 16 and promises to be compulsory listening based […]

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Live Review: Halsey + BØRNS – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (06.01.16)

January 11, 2016

Hitting Melbourne’s Palais Theatre for her first Australian headline show, Halsey, with LA singer/songwriter BØRNS in tow, put on a show of great control, yet brimming with untapped potential. However, the easily 95% female crowd didn’t seem to mind, spending the entire hour-long performance screaming and singing along to every word, a testament to the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jack Biilmann “Clay” (2015)

December 14, 2015

Channeling Matt Corby is today’s music video of the day: “Clay” from Jack Biilmann. The setting of the video, and abandoned wares building in a forest, serves as backdrop for this acoustic track detailing a man’s rediscovery and road to working out who he is, rather than what he’s been lately. It’s a solid track […]

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Single of the Day: Pikachunes “Love Is A Battlefield feat. AViVA” (2015)

December 14, 2015

There are two things to love about today’s single of the day. Firstly, it’s a cover and covers are great; and secondly it’s by a band who have named themselves after the timeless Pokémon Pikachu, and that’s great too. The covered song in question is Pat Benatar’s “Love Is A Battlefield”, a classic that few […]

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Single of the Day: Escapists “Pyramid Scheme” (2015)

December 9, 2015

Fans of Bastille will likely enjoy today’s single of the day from Escapists. The track is called “Pyramid Scheme” and it’s an indie number that has just enough attitude to not be boring, while still being chilled enough to enjoy without feeling the need to rock out with your socks out. That this is the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Indytronics “Clone Fight” (2015)

December 8, 2015

All aboard, we’re off to Ukraine for today’s music video of the day! Indytronics, who consider themselves to be an indie-rock and post-punk revival band, have created a video for their track “Clone Fight” which appears to feature Stockholm Syndrome of some description, but to be honest, I’m really not too sure. You’re probably better […]

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Single of the Day: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons “Green Eyes” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Despite an arguable overuse of the word ‘baby’, “Green Eyes” from Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons is a proper rock and roll track that is a breath of fresh air in a musical timeline that is becoming increasingly tilted towards indie and electronica (not that there’s anything wrong with indie and electronica, don’t get […]

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Single of the Day: Why We Run “A Moment To Return” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Why We Run are a Sydney-based four piece whose latest single “A Moment To Return” shows its heritage through its sound – particularly that of producer Wayne Connolly’s history with ARIA-winning group Boy and Bear. The alternative-indie track moves along at a smooth pace, combining high-octave guitars (that are mercifully mixed with great balance) and […]

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Single of the Day: Champagne Drip “Moonlight” (2015)

December 3, 2015

If ever there were a track that sounded like it belongs in a video game, it’s Champagne Drip’s latest “Moonlight”. While the first second of the song dead-set sounds like the intro of Darude’s infamous “Sandstorm”, the piece progresses into a pulsing array of space-like synth melodies and heavy ‘wub-wub’ bass that really does work […]

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Single of the Day: The Vultures “Walkholme City” (2015)

December 2, 2015

“Walkholme City” is the latest from Gold Coast trio The Vultures and it’s fair to say that it’s a cracker. Elements of indie rock and alternative provide the foundation for the three and a half minute long track, drawing similarities with the sounds of The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand – definitely worth a listen: ———- […]

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Single of the Day: The Comfort “Roses” (2015)

December 1, 2015

Brisbane trio The Comfort have a sound that defies belief. For a group of so few members the sheer size of their straight up rock sound really is fantastic, with a style that draws similarities with Bring Me The Horizon and Young Guns. “Roses” is in its own right a great track that, while not […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tame Impala “The Less I Know The Better” (2015)

November 30, 2015

Tame Impala are one of the biggest, if not the biggest bands in Australian music right now, but if their latest video for “The Less I Know The Better” is anything to go by don’t expect any sort of ‘normalcy’ from them any time soon. It starts out simply enough: a basketball team training on-court […]

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