Music

Track by Track: Tshitaki take us through their album World Keeps Turning

March 27, 2020

Today we have a very exciting feature for you. It’s the full track-by-track breakdown of the sophomore album by Sydney-based rockers, Tshitaki. Tshitaki is from the Northern Beaches in Sydney and is comprised of Nik Philpott on vocals and lead guitar, Mullo on bass and vocals, and The Gwarp on drums. I’ve really enjoyed listening […]

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Track of the Day: Palaye Royale “Lonely” (2020)

March 27, 2020

Canadian-rock band Palaye Royale have shook the music scene yet again with their new single “Lonely”, the fifth single release from their upcoming third album. Originally known as Kropp Circle before their name changed in 2011, the band was formed in 2008 by brothers Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, and Emerson Barrett. Through the years these […]

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Run the Jewels

Track of the Day: Run the Jewels Feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier “Ohh La La” (2020)

March 26, 2020

As Run the Jewels prep RTJ4, originally planed for release around the time of the now-postponed Coachella, the behemoth duo unleash the album’s second taster. And for this one they’ve hooked up with icon DJ Premier and Nice & Smooth legend Greg Nice. Titled “Ohh La La,” the cut is a stomping ode to Gang […]

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Strangely Enough

Exclusive Single Premiere: Strangely Enough “Long Time Coming” (2020)

March 26, 2020

Today we are showcasing the third single, “Long Time Coming” from Melbourne’s Strangely Enough. This is to be the first single of the band’s debut EP, due to be released in coming months.  It follows on from earlier releases “Change” and “Graceville”. The song starts with some elegant keys and caressing vocals. It doesn’t take […]

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Track of the Day: Future Static “Dead End” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Melbourne outfit Future Static recently unveiled “Dead End“, the second track from forthcoming EP Fatalist. It’s heavy, angry, and exactly what we need right now. Made up of singer Bri Marsh, guitarists Ryan Qualizza and Jack Smith, bassist Kira Neil and drummer Jackson Trudel, , Future Static formed back in 2016. Since then, they’ve made a powerful name for themsleves on […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sometime Sonny “Urgency” (2020)

March 25, 2020

Sometime Sonny is the moniker of Brisbane singer-songwriter Dave Campbell. We are stoked today to be bringing you the exclusive first look at his latest release “Urgency”. It’s a beautiful song with a translatable message.  Given the current global situation, it’s easy to get down with the emotion of getting caught up in one’s own ‘urgency’. […]

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Tadhg Daly

Track of the Day: Tadhg Daly “Come Alive” (2020)

March 24, 2020

London-based singer-songwriter Tadhg Daly released his new single, “Come Alive”, earlier this month. It’s his second release of the year, and probably his most personal to date. As Daly describes it, “Come Alive” is a “song for anyone who’s found themselves lost in darkness. It’s a song for anyone that’s searching for the light.” It’s […]

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Memphis Tourism

The City of Memphis has announced a virtual music festival

March 23, 2020

Virtual music festivals are fast becoming the norm in this time of covid-19 and social distancing, so it’s only right that one of the most famous live music destinations in the world jumps on board. The city of Memphis has today announced a digitised festival to bring entertainment and stress relief to those around the […]

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Track of the Day: Answering Machine “Cherry Coke” (2020)

March 23, 2020

Brooklyn rock and rollers Answering Machine have just dropped latest single, “Cherry Coke“. The track marks our most recent glimpse of upcoming album Bad Luck, due out April 17th. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, The Ronettes, and Against Me, Answering Machine formed back in 2016. Launched by public school teachers Samantha […]

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Rockefeller Frequency

Chemicals: Brisbane’s The Rockefeller Frequency take us through their debut track by track

March 23, 2020

Brisbane rockers The Rockefeller Frequency released their debut album, Chemicals, earlier in the month.  The album’s creation was a DIY journey from start to finish. It’s been a few years in the making too, with the band taking some time off before reemerging in 2018. Recording took place in the band’s Basement Studios in Brisbane, […]

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It’s been weeks, and I’m still thinking about Jay Som’s live show

March 20, 2020

“What’s that song playing outside?” asks Jay Som, aka Melina Duterte. The crowd at her debut Brisbane show was confused: is she referring to the grunge cover band bleeding through the windows, or the bass of the karaoke night thumping through the floorboards of The Foundry? “We should play one of those songs, too,” she […]

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Hartley

Track of the Day: Hartley “Bittersweet” (2020)

March 20, 2020

Not content with just releasing her debut eponymous EP back in January, Brisbane singer-songwriter Hartley is back with a brand new single. Co-produced alongside Ninajirachi, “Bittersweet” is a playful bop all about wanting those things you know aren’t good for you. That extra slab of chocolate, bottle of wine, that certain someone you have your […]

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Kate Miller-Heidke

Exclusive Video Premiere: Michel van der Aa feat. Kate Miller-Heidke “What A Dream” (2020)

March 19, 2020

February saw Dutch contemporary classical composer Michel van der Aa release his debut indie-pop album. Time Falling saw the composer collaborating with the ever talented and versatile Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke. Today we’re incredibly excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the music video for album track “What A Dream”.  Time Falling is billed […]

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Julia Jacklin

ISOL-AID: “Social distancing” music festival announced for Australia

March 19, 2020

Taking place entirely on social media, ISOL-AID has been speedily pulled together with a cracking Aussie line-up to adapt to a post-covid world. As the coronavirus continues to decimate industries around the world, the live music scene has been dramatically effected due to the understandable need to practice strict social distancing. In a bid to […]

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Shakes & Palaces

Track of the Day: Shacks & Palaces “Once Upon A Hilltop” (2020)

March 19, 2020

Shacks & Palaces is the new solo project from The Temper Trap bassist Jonny Aherne. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist has already dropped the project’s debut single, “Once Upon A Hilltop”, and a delightful music video to accompany it.  With the world pretty much doing into lockdown, “Once Upon A Hilltop”, is the uplifting slice of […]

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Fancy Face

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fancy Face “Slip Up” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Melbourne 5-piece Fancy Face released their debut single “Slip Up” last month, and today we’ve got the Exclusive Video Premiere for this high-octane ball of fun. It’s just the tonic for these gloomy times. I love this video – I would have got it up online earlier but I’ve been watching it on repeat this […]

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Ben Lukas Boysen

Track of the Day: Ben Lukas Boysen “Medela” (2020)

March 18, 2020

Berlin-based composer and producer Ben Lukas Boysen returns in May with his long-awaited third album Mirage. Ahead of its release the producer has teased the album, through new single “Medela”.  Mirage follows Gravity (2013) and the acclaimed 2016 full length Spells. The latter was as admired by his peers as by his fans. Indeed, since […]

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How The New Colossus Festival became New York City’s final party before the lights went out

March 18, 2020

I write this sitting in self-isolation in Toronto, Canada – as countries around the world are closing borders, scrambling to “flatten the curve” as the reality of the spread of Coronavirus sinks in. I, like too many, had been rather blasé about the whole thing – I mean I was sanitizing surfaces, washing my hands […]

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Jordan Merrick

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jordan Merrick “Millennial Blues” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Jordan Merrick, the Brisbane-based bush balladeer is about to release his latest offering, “Millenial Blues”. Jordan released “Low Country” in June 2019, and followed it up with “I Don’t Belong” and “Dangerously Sincere” prior to his debut album Night Music being released late last year. He hasn’t kept still though, releasing this new track, which […]

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Track of the Day: Methyl Ethel “Majestic AF” (2020)

March 17, 2020

Methyl Ethel are about to release a new EP, Hurts to Laugh and “Majestic AF”, the first release off it, is our Track of the Day. The EP was recorded at the same time as the long-play Triage which was released in 2019. Front-man and the creative force behind Methyl Ethel, Jake Webb,  was clearly […]

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Track of the Day: Pirra “The Peak” (2020)

March 16, 2020

Sydney-side indie-dance-pop quartet Pirra are back with a new release, “The Peak”. It has a fun feverish energy that is bound to put a smile on your face. It’s just what we need after a seemingly inexhaustible stream of bad news recently. “The Peak” is a great follow-up to their previous track, “Under the Skyline” Jess […]

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Album Review: Grouplove – Healer (2020 LP)

March 13, 2020

Returning to our ears after a few near traumatic years, Grouplove are back in 2020 with a revitalised sound and lust for music. Always capable of writing a bonafide pop song in the past, the Californian five-piece are back with Healer, an album as up and down as a pushup. Since forming in 2009, there’s […]

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Boys Like Girls return to Australia for a throwback tour this April

March 13, 2020

If you haven’t heard yet, the fusion pop-punk-emo band from Boston, Boys Like Girls is returning to Australia, after almost a decade, to perform a national tour. After forming the band in 2005, the success of their self-titled album in 2006 spread across the world leading with their smash hit singles ‘The Great Escape’ and […]

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Nuria

Track of the Day: Nuria “Noise” (2020)

March 13, 2020

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria is kickstarting her 2020 with her latest single, “Noise”. The punchy slice of electro pop is the fourth single from her forthcoming debut album.  The elegant track, which features production work from Alice Springs-based Dave Crowe (Resin Moon), explores relationship discord, and how these feelings can be channeled into sound. It’s basically […]

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Honey Cutt

Album of the Week: Honey Cutt balances sunshine and realism on Coasting (2020 LP)

March 13, 2020

Honey Cutt is the project of Boston-via-Florida singer-songwriter Kaley Honeycutt. Whilst she cut her teeth playing in New England, she put out a couple of EPs under the moniker Baby!, including 2018’s Sunny F.L. Cut to 2020, and with a name change, it’s time for the project’s debut album: Coasting.  If you like your indie […]

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Track of the Day: Husky “Cut Myself Loose” (2020)

March 12, 2020

Ahead of its release tomorrow, we’ve got a sneak peek at the new single “Cut Myself Loose” from Melbourne band Husky. It features Husky Gawenda‘s dreamy vocals floating above Gideon Preiss‘s keys. It has some sweet guitars in it as well. This is signature Husky, with their gentle indie-folk mastery of getting you to lean-forward into […]

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WOMADelaide

Festival Review: WOMADelaide – Botanic Park (06-09.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Every year, Adelaide is home to WOMADelaide, one of the world’s most eclectic, unique and diverse cultural festivals that combines music, dance, cooking demonstrations, workshops, talks and much more. The massive four-day event meanders throughout the trees and clearings of Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Park, with seven stages and over sixty-five acts from across the globe. Proceedings kicked off with a […]

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Interview: Adelaide via New York City artist Tom West joins our New Colossus showcase lineup

March 11, 2020

This Friday, we’re taking to New York City for our special showcase at The New Colossus Festival. In the wake of the SXSW cancellation, that’s sadly meant one of the acts due to perform at the festival – Singapore’s The Pinholes – have sadly had to pull out. Lucky for us though, Tom West and […]

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Whitest Boy

Track of the Day: The Whitest Boy Alive “Serious” (2019)

March 11, 2020

It’s been over a decade since we’ve really heard from German-Norwegian pop outfit The Whitest Boy Alive. We’re glad that’s changed. Reforming, this side-project from Kings of Convenience’s Erlend Øye has once again emerged to give us a complicated dose of Scandi pop, restrained and euphoric in equal measures. Øye, Marcin Ōz, Sebastian Maschat and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sunday Estate “Give Me (Something)” (2020)

March 11, 2020

We have the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Give Me (Something)” from Sydney-side indie-outfit The Sunday Estate. This is a character study about teenage love, and how these relationships can be being fraught with difficulties. The song paints a vivid picture and you find yourself immersed in the narrative with ease. With a strong and engaging story […]

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