Author: Thomas Flynn

Single of the Day: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Hot Coals” (2015)

November 26, 2015

This seven-minute jazzy/operatic piece will likely the most unique song you listen to today, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. There’s really no way to accurately describe a track of this length in a few sentences, so it’s probably easier if you give it a listen and experience it for yourself! ———- This content […]

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Music Video of the Day: John Flanagan “Whatever Makes You Happy”

November 25, 2015

Today’s music video of the day is going to hit you right in the feels with a, for some, all too familiar portrayal of the highs and lows of a relationship. John Flanagan’s “Whatever Makes You Happy” is an acoustic track that tells the tale of how we do things for the people we care […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sarah Blasko “I’d Be Lost” (2015)

November 19, 2015

The 80s vibes are strong with this new track from Sarah Blasko. “I’d Be Lost” is swimming in synth pulses, moving alongside the ghostly falsetto vocals throughout the verses and convincing choruses. The video is a one-shot take of Blasko with a blurred highway background, and while it could be considered simple it’s definitely effective. […]

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Music Video of the Day: Beach Slang “Bad Art and Weirdo Ideas” (2015)

November 18, 2015

Praise has been coming in thick and fast for Beach Slang’s debut album The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, and based on lead single “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” it’s not hard to see why. The track strikes a perfect blend of punk rock and melodic alternative with a fantastic video to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Vallee “Jungle” (2015)

November 17, 2015

These guys could honestly pass as Madden Brothers vocal impersonators. ‘These guys’ being Vallee, a Melbourne duo whose latest track “Jungle” that hits all the right spots with its indie-rock sound and tight instrumentation. You can check out the impersonation/track here: Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valleeband/ ———- This content has recently been ported from its original […]

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Single of the Day: Tempesst “Too Slow” (2015)

November 16, 2015

“Too Slow” is the latest from London-based band Tempesst, an Aussie duo who based on this track have a seriously infectious groove about them. If you’re a fan of Tame Impala there’s a good chance you’ll dig psychedelic one, but you can find out for yourself below: Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TempesstBand/ ———- This content […]

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Music Video of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Trapdoor” (2015)

November 16, 2015

All artists are unique, but some are more unique than others. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are without doubt one of the more quirky musical acts doing the rounds, and this video for “Trapdoor” is certainly no exception. I can’t really do the music justice by attempting to describe it through words, but the […]

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Music Video of the Day: CuzN “Ordinary People” (2015)

November 11, 2015

A feel-good tune is on the cards today with Englishman-come-Sydneysider CuzN’s “Ordinary People”. The film clip for this indie number was filmed in one day with random people from the New South Wales capital, and it’s fair to say that positive vibes are well and truly on show. “Ordinary People” is taken from his Little […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bayonne “Spectrolite” (2015)

November 10, 2015

This track from Bayonne melds perfectly with its video from director Lauren Gregory, featuring an aesthetic that aligns fantastically with the quirky audio, drawing similarities with artists like M83, Coldplay, and MGMT. The video really is captivating in its style, and you can check it out here:   ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Single of the Day: Flight of Ryan “Technicolor Souls” (2015)

November 9, 2015

Arizona newcomers Flight of Ryan have got a cracker on their hands. “Technicolor Souls” is the first single from the four-piece’s upcoming debut LP From Cocoon, and if the full length release is anything like this single then they’ll be on a winner. If you’re a fan of anything indie/electronica/pop, there’s a good chance you’ll be […]

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Single of the Day: Cigars Of The Pharaoh “Mystery Highway” (2015)

November 4, 2015

Finally, some fresh in-your-face Aussie rock. Cigars Of The Pharaoh are less than a year old (as a group) and are already making waves, mainly though their debut single “Mystery Highway”. Bluesy influence are clear in this riff-heavy track that from the opening note will probably make you stop and think ‘well, that was definitely […]

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Music Video of the Day: Princess Chelsea “We Are Strangers” (2015)

November 2, 2015

There are some serious Doctor Who vibes going on in this one from Kiwi songstress Princess Chelsea, here with the video for “We Are Strangers”. Set against an intergalactic backdrop, the song is a duet with fellow band member Jonathon Bree that is mixed brilliantly to capture the spaced out essence of the video. Give […]

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Single of the Day: Halcyon Drive “Reset” (2015)

October 27, 2015

And the Lord said ‘let there be more sick Halcyon Drive tunes’, and there were, and all was well. “Reset” is the latest from the Melbourne duo and it’s nothing short of a cracker. Elements of indie, rock, and electronica are all on display in this three and a half minute offering that definitely deserves […]

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Music Video of the Day: YACHT “I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler” (2015)

October 26, 2015

The title track from YACHT’s latest album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, this song and video present current technology in a strangely confronting light, all backed by a catchy electronica beat and vocals that have a comforting amount of La Roux to them. Even if the future isn’t as cool as YACHT would like it […]

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Single of the Day: Yokota “Tightrope” (2015)

October 25, 2015

There’s a certain mysterious vibe surrounding this track from 21 year old Sydneysider Yokota that is seriously infectious. Working out of her bedroom studio, this new face on the scene has written “Tightrope”, a swirly yet straightforward electronica/pop track that has me unashamedly wishing for more. Give it a listen here: Follow the artist on Facebook […]

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Single of the Day: Swim Season “Soldiers” (2015)

October 20, 2015

Melbourne 5-piece Swim Season are bringing Summer on early with “Soldiers”, the lead single from their upcoming EP Cascades. Blending elements of alternative, indie, and even some electronica, they’ve got a great sound that definitely deserves a listen. Check it out here: ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Single of the Day: Seaway “Growing Stale” (2015)

October 19, 2015

We’re going with a bit of alt-punk for today’s single of the day courtesy of Toronto’s very own Seaway. With sonic similarities to Neck Deep and Real Friends this Canadian five-piece could soon find themselves playing with the big names of modern punk if they keep the quality up in the way they have with […]

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Music Video of the Day: Meredith “Levels” (2015)

October 19, 2015

Meredith may not be huge just yet, but she’s got a sound that still comes off as strangely familiar. Today‘s video of the day is from the young Aussie whom we haven’t heard much of in the past year or so, however “Levels” marks a fantastic return. This Lorde-esque clip has fantastic aesthetic that captures the […]

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Single of the Day: Vander “Back to the Sun” (2015)

October 16, 2015

The 80s vibes are strong in this one from VANDER. Although it’s tagged as #Pop on Soundcloud, there are elements of funk, alternative, and even shades of rock in this cracker of a track from the Sydneysider. Having travelled to Los Angeles to work on his upcoming EP Venus, the future is looking bright for this […]

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Single of the Day: French Horn Rebellion “Classical Baby” (2015)

October 15, 2015

I’m not entirely sure if this song is classified as electronic, funk, or dance, but whatever it is it’s fucking great. The brotherly due that is French Horn Rebellion have been around since 2007, yet I’ll admit this is the first time I’ve heard their material (despite having toured with big names such as MGMT and […]

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Single of the Day: Wicked Man – “Soil Leaking Water” (2015)

October 14, 2015

If you’re a fan of Alt-J you’ll probably enjoy “Soil Leaking Water”, the latest from Oakland-based folktronic group Wicked Man. With shades of Ragnar from Of Monsters and Men in the vocals of frontman Yonatan Tietz, this is a track that you can chill out to with the breeze blowing through the window, drink in […]

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Music Video of the Day: Elk Road ft. Governors – “Not To Worry” (2015)

October 13, 2015

The beautiful thing about today’s Video of the Day is that it captures something we’ve all felt before: a need to escape when everything’s a bit too much. This clip accompanies “Not To Worry” by Elk Road featuring Governors, and if ever the visual aspect of a music video have complemented the audio to perfection, […]

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Live Review: Dead Letter Circus + 10 Years + Guards of May – The Forum, Melbourne (10.10.15)

October 13, 2015

On the back of their ARIA top 10 album Aesthesis, Queenslanders Dead Letter Circus hit Melbourne’s Forum Theatre with 10 Years and Guards of May in tow to deliver three hours of straight up alt-rock goodness. Hitting the stage first up were Guards of May, and if ever a band has existed whose style is perfectly […]

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Single of the Day: Twin Haus “I Used To Think” (2015)

October 9, 2015

A bit of a chilled out track for today, with Twin Haus providing our single of the day with “I Used To Think”. Ambient and direct all at the same time, Twin Haus blur the lines between trippy and rocking in a seriously cool way that will probably have you playing this song on repeat […]

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Album Review: Ryan Adams – 1989 (2015 LP)

October 8, 2015

There are many things in life that most people would deem to be unnecessary. Examples of these include public transport that doesn’t work, hot cross buns that look like choc-chip but are actually sultana, and now Ryan Adams’ cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. To set the precedent for this review, I personally consider a cover […]

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Single of the Day: Neon Tiger “Silver Linings” (2015)

October 7, 2015

Aside from having one of the coolest band names ever, Neon Tiger also have a new EP Live Young out. “Silver Linings” is the first single from the release and it brings some seriously catchy indie-rock vibes to the table that draw similarities to Panic At The Disco and Birds of Tokyo. Listen to it here: […]

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Single of the Day: L D R U ft. Paige IV “Keeping Score” (2015)

October 5, 2015

Trap is the flavour of the day with L D R U’s “Keeping Score” featuring Paige IV. The interplay between Paige IV’s vocals and the piano chordal progressions are the true heroes of this track, building up brilliantly to the instrumental breaks that drop with awesome contrast. Give it a whirl below: Check out L […]

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Music Video of the Day: Moon “Sidewinder” (2015)

October 5, 2015

Today’s video of the day is an absolute blinder of a track from Sydney prog-rock three piece MOON. This four-and-a-half minute instrumental is a phenomenal recording in its own right, yet when it’s combined with this fascinating video it somehow becomes even better. Also, their drummer is 12 years old. Their debut album The Orbitor […]

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