Music

Tijuana Cartel

Track by Track: Tijuana Cartel take us through their new album Acid Pony

June 18, 2021

Earlier this month Gold-Coast based electronic dance band Tijuana Cartel dropped their latest album, Acid Pony. It’s a tantalising mix of a range of influences, whilst remaining guitar-driven with a danceable vibe. There is some psychedelia with grooves that never end, mean fat beats, and also some sweet vocals. It keeps shifting and changing, but […]

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Vermont

Melbourne’s Vermont take us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “Erased”

June 18, 2021

Last month Victorian outfit Vermont released their first track of 2021, “Erased”. This followed on from their well-received self-titled EP which dropped last year. They’ve amped up their sound in a grittier sonic direction, with the familiar alt-rock and some electronica elements threaded throughout. They might have cranked things up, but there is still a […]

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Chelsea Warner

Guest Playlist: Chelsea Warner’s top 10 “Drama” playlist suggestions for songs to plot revenge/be petty to

June 18, 2021

Chelsea Warner is a Sydney-based producer and multi-instrumentalist. Classically trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she has broad tastes, with some smooth R’n’B and alt-pop to the fore. Her latest single is “Drama”, a tune that showcases her silky voice and adroit songwriting. “Drama” is a song that many young adults will be able […]

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Hayley Mary

Album of the Week: Hayley Mary – The Drip (2021 EP)

June 17, 2021

Less than 18 months since releasing the exemplary The Piss, The Perfume EP, Hayley Mary has returned with The Drip, a seven-track EP that will continue to assert her place as one of the leading Australian vocalists and musicians. More than a decade since first breaking through as the leader of The Jezabels, Hayley Mary’s […]

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The 2021 Barunga Festival was a richly rewarding immersive cultural experience

June 17, 2021

The 2021 edition of the Barunga Festival was run over the June long weekend seemingly against all the odds. For those unfamiliar, Barunga is a small indigenous community approximately eighty km southeast of Katherine in the Northern Territory. It’s about four hours drive from Darwin. The festival weekend is the only time in the year […]

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Chris Commerford

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Chris Commerford Band “Sugar” (2021)

June 16, 2021

The Chris Commerford Band hails from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. This five-piece soul-infused band is about to launch another heart-grabbing tune, this time in the form of “Sugar” and we are thrilled to have the first listen before its release on Friday. This single deals with infatuation, falling hard for someone and trying to […]

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Gang of Youths

Track of the Week: Gang of Youths “the angel of 8th ave.” (2021)

June 16, 2021

At long last Gang Of Youths are making their highly and hotly anticipated return with their new single “the angel of 8th ave.” Released today, the single is the first taste of new music from the band since their successful 2017 album Go Farther In Lightness.  The band have undergone a few changes in those […]

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Blackbirds FC

Exclusive Video Premiere: Blackbirds FC “Island of the Dogs” (2021)

June 15, 2021

Melbourne band Blackbirds FC recently released their latest single, “Island of the Dogs”, and we are thrilled to be premiering today the video for this beautiful lush track. “Island of the Dogs” features is a tantalising mix of gorgeous harmonies, sweet guitars, strings and a nostalgic feel for Australian music of the ’80s and ’90s. […]

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Interview: renforshort talks Off Saint Dominique, being a bad student, and Linkin Park

June 15, 2021

Toronto’s renforshort cracked the big time with her independent release “mind games” in 2019, off her debut EP Teenage Angst. The collection’s release through the early pandemic captured listeners again with singles “i drive me mad” and “fuck, i luv my friends“, solidifying the young singer-songwriter as one of the most exciting to watch. It’s been a […]

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First names revealed for Riot Fest 2022 as stacked 2021 Chicago event sells out

June 10, 2021

The US Festival season is finally heating up again as Covid restrictions start to lift and that promised “Hot Vax Summer” becomes a reality in the Northern Hemisphere. With the last 15 months being live music free in most of the country, music fans are chomping at the bit to see their favourite bands perform […]

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Interview: Easy Life on ‘Life’s A Beach’, Leicester and Maroon 5

June 10, 2021

Easy Life are the UK group making international headlines. The band recently took out the NME Award for Best New British act, where frontman Murray Matravers sung Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” in the place of an acceptance speech. On top of that, they’ve recently been seen hot air-ballooning around the British countryside promoting […]

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Album of the Week: Sly Withers – Gardens (2021 LP)

June 10, 2021

After ever-so quietly building up a small catalogue of first rate singles, 2020 was set to be the year Sly Withers broke through with their brand of melancholic punk. All their ducks seemingly beginning to align, the capitulation of the world as we know it only proved to be a small speed bump for the […]

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Jack Botts

Guest Playlist: Jack Botts gives us 10 songs for road-tripping in the van

June 9, 2021

Indie-folk singer/songwriter Jack Botts has just dropped his third EP, the fabulous Slow Mornings. It’s been a meteoric rise for the artist, who only a few years ago was a carpenter and part-time busker. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Botts has continued live shows and touring in his van. Selling out venues such as […]

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Rulla Marlon

Interview: Rulla and Marlon on “Black Swan”, singing for Archie Roach and opening Womad

June 9, 2021

MC Rulla Kelly-Mansell, a Tulampunga Pakana man from Kooparoona Niara, Lutruwita (Tasmania) has joined forces with Marlon Motlop, of Larrakia, Kungarrakany and Thursday Islander to deliver the inspirational song of empowerment and pride, “Black Swan”. These two proud indigenous Australians met whilst playing AFL for the Glenelg football club in South Australia. Bonding over their […]

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Samas

Exclusive Album Premiere: Samas – Self-Titled (2021 EP)

June 9, 2021

Hailing from Sydney’s south, SAMAS delivers a mix of punk, blues and garage rock. We are pumped today to be premiering the debut self-titled EP. This is a collection of four diverse songs, united by sharp lyrics and catchy tunes. It’s music to grab your attention and shake you by the scruff of your neck. […]

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Track of the Week: Tennis System feat. Chadwick Johnson, “Autophobia” (2021)

June 9, 2021

LA’s Tennis System have teamed with Hundreth‘s Chadwick Johnson for latest single, “Autophobia“. With a new LP (also titled Autophobia) on the way later this year, this glimpse of what’s to come has been dubbed this week’s Track of the Week! The dictionary definition of autophobia is a fear of being alone, and with people […]

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Nicole McKinney

Exclusive Album Premiere: Nicole McKinney – The Process (2021 EP)

June 8, 2021

Indie folk/rock musician Nicole McKinney is just about to release her debut EP, The Process.  This is a concise and poignant collection of songs that tackle pain, grief and anger head-on. We are thrilled to have the premiere of this EP, ahead of its release on Friday. The Process as cathartic as it is beautiful. […]

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Crowded House

Interview: Crowded House on Dreamers Are Waiting, the new band format and restlessness

June 7, 2021

Crowded House are gearing up for their seventh studio album’s release, only this is the first with the band’s current formation. Consisting of original members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, alongside newly added Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn; the band is family skewed which lends for complete openness and transparency as we discuss […]

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Emma Swift

Interview: Emma Swift on her Bob Dylan homage in Blonde on the Tracks, Christmas albums and overcoming writer’s block

June 3, 2021

In 2020, Australian singer-songwriter and Nashville-resident Emma Swift released Blonde on the Tracks, an album of Bob Dylan covers. Covering Bob Dylan songs is nothing new of course, however this album has had widespread international acclaim. It’s a reflection on the quality of the interpretations of the songs, and the track selection which has placed this album […]

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Gimme Gimme

Exclusive Video Premiere: Gimme Gimme “Silk” (2021)

June 3, 2021

Mullumbimby’s Gimme Gimme is a duo comprised of sister and brother Esther and Will Henderson. They dropped their EP Taylor St back in February. One of the lead singles off the EP was Silk, a fun and upbeat tune which can’t help to leave a smile on your face. We are thrilled today to have […]

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Interview: Gracie Abrams on “Mess It Up”, journaling and being a woman in music

June 3, 2021

Gracie Abrams has been surrounded by high-calibre creatives from birth, so it comes as no surprise that this Californian artist is on a viral trajectory. Her parents are blockbuster director J.J. Abrams and producer Katie McGrath, but despite her lineage, Gracie’s music ability is a standout as she pours out her diary through her lyricism.  […]

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Interview: Paul Field on Love Songs for Lonely People, The Wiggles and partnership

June 3, 2021

Paul Field AM is best known as the ex-manager of the children’s group The Wiggles, having been with the band since its inception through to 2020. Field, however, has lived many lives outside of that success from starting in The Cockroaches, to being a family man, meeting his wife over 40 years ago; to now […]

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Wolf Alice

Album of the Week: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend (2021 LP)

June 3, 2021

On the back of the world-beating and completely dominant Visions of a Life, Wolf Alice were always bound to make another great album; we just didn’t know if it was going to be straight away or in a couple of albums time. I’m here to say their new album, Blue Weekend is that next great album. […]

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I Know Leopard

Track of the Week: I Know Leopard “Lover Automatic” (2021)

June 2, 2021

Sydney trio I Know Leopard are back with a new tune, “Lover Automatic”, and we are thrilled to have it as our Track of the Week. It’s a welcome return for the trio, after their breakout 2019 album, Love Is A Landmine. “Lover Automatic” is one of those tracks which sucks you in with repeat […]

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Leisure Sport

Exclusive EP Premiere: Leisure Sport – Title Card (2021)

June 2, 2021

Baltimore continues to develop great and interesting indie rock bands. Leisure Sport is one that has been on our sights for some time, so we are thrilled today to be premiering their debut EP, Title Card. The band is comprised of  Dana DiGennaro on vocals and guitar, Kyle Balkin also on vocals and guitar, Cameron […]

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Two Lanes

Berlin’s TWO LANES release video for “Rolling Back”, featuring Australian producer Panama

May 31, 2021

TWO LANES is a duo comprised of Berlin-based siblings Leo and Rafa Schmid. The duo has been releasing music since 2018. With a tantalising mix of live instruments, analogue synthesisers and electronic sounds have forged an exciting sound from the creative hub of Berlin. The last couple of years have seen them release EP’s which have […]

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Middle Kids

Live Review: Middle Kids + The Lazy Eyes – City Recital Hall, Sydney (28.05.21)

May 31, 2021

Returning to play a hometown show for the first time since releasing their stellar second album, Middle Kids brought more than their A-game to Sydney’s City Recital Hall as they tore through a career-spanning set and set a new high standard for what you should expect from the band. Opening up the night was The […]

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Live Review: Budjerah + Kirsten Salty + Liyah Knight – The Lansdowne, Sydney (28.05.21)

May 31, 2021

There is absolutely nothing better than spending National Reconciliation Week with my Bundjalung brother Budjerah as he performed to a sold-out crowd at Sydney’s Lansdowne. The 19-year-old brought along Liyah Knight and Kirsten Salty to open the night – both ones to watch for their performance prowess and hooky tunes. I’d caught Kirsten over a […]

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Photo Gallery: San Cisco + Jaguar Jonze – Enmore Theatre (28.05.21)

May 29, 2021

San Cisco came to Sydney-town last night, as part of their Between You and Me tour. It was a joyous affair, the crowd were up for a good old sing-a-long from the get-go. They were supported by Jaguar Jonze, who well and truly got the party started, singing a few songs off her most recent […]

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Teenage Joans

Album of the Week: Teenage Joans – Taste of Me (2021 EP)

May 27, 2021

Surely everyone went through a pop-punk stage during their teens, right? It makes sense though. Growing up through late primary school and early high school listening to whatever your parents listened to or whatever was on the communal house radio (maybe I’m showing my age), your early teens were generally the first time you got […]

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