Author: Toks Ogundare

Interview: Noah Kahan (USA) reflects on songwriting, touring and looks ahead to an exciting 2017

June 19, 2017

On his recent tour in Sydney, we sat down with singer-songwriter Noah Kahan. Making waves on live stages during sold out shows with Milky Chance and Ben Folds, Noah is certainly one to watch. He tells us about his latest singles “Young Blood” and “Hold It Down”, currently topping Spotify Charts, song which express the passion […]

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Welcome To Kings Cross kicks off Vivid 2017 with spectacular celebration of Sydney nightlife

May 29, 2017

Returning for its second year to kick off Vivid Sydney, Kings Cross Hotel was transformed on Saturday into the 6-floor, multi-genre extravaganza known as the ‘Welcome To Kings Cross’ party. Curated by Adam Lewis,  for whom the event was a dedication to the diversity and vibrance of Sydney’s nightlife, the lineup featured party favourites including […]

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Live Review: Guy Sebastian gives a Sydney audience a lesson in well-refined pop music

April 10, 2017

Forget everything you know about Guy Sebastian. Now, allow me to describe to you an artist whose voice, energy, and undeniable musical talent reaches behind cynicism and invites us to experience pop music as it was always meant to be: powerful, relatable, enjoyable. Titled Sub-Conscious, the intimate preview of his forthcoming album, Conscious, introduced to […]

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We take a look back at Jhené Aiko’s debut LP Souled Out

March 26, 2017

It was around this time last year that Jhené Aiko came to our shores to tour her debut studio album Souled Out. After a decade gaining the real world experience the unchosen path of teen stardom would have denied her, Souled Out has been cast as Aiko’s musical renaissance.  Since the album’s release in 2014, Aiko […]

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Hanging out with Hang Massive (UK) on their debut Australian tour

March 16, 2017

Learning about the discovery of a new species is always a mildly disorienting experience. Call it historical narcissism, or simple ignorance, but it rarely crosses my mind that as things have been discovered and invented before us, they will continue to be so long after we’re gone. Hearing the Hang for the first time, I […]

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Album Review: Iluka – Blue My Soul (2017 EP)

February 27, 2017

Iluka first appeared on the national music scene in 2011, releasing EPs To The Place and Eyes Closed under her given name, Nikki Thorburn. The youthful acoustics of her earlier releases hinted at the raw creative talent Iluka brings to her songwriting, and as her musical style has evolved from such quietly enchanting pieces to the […]

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Anna Lumb (Melbourne) talks Spiegel Rock, 50ft women and going back to the future

February 8, 2017

An artist who has performed in a castle in Poland, an orphanage in the Angolan jungle, and a field in Malaysia, Anna Lumb is no stranger to the surreal. Lumb’s unique blend of theatre, circus and physical comedy has taken her to some of the world’s farthest corners. Ahead of her hometown appearance at Melba […]

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