Music

Album Review: The Jungle Giants ‚Äď Love Signs (2021 LP)

July 30, 2021

The Jungle Giants‘ gradual shift from indie rock to electronic dance has officially landed with their new album Love Signs, a 10-track collection of groovy beats and sunny hooks which will win you over. Long-released lead singles “Heavy Hearted”, from July 2019, and “Sending Me Ur Loving”, from January 2020, offered a strong message of […]

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Colin Lillie

Colin Lillie takes us on a journey into the soul of his sophomore album Shades Of Love

July 30, 2021

Singer-songwriter and ‚ÄėGypsy Scotsman‚Äô Colin Lillie need not worry about the curse of the second album.¬† Shades Of Love, out today is an assured and confident record, one that is full of heart, life, and honest, compelling songwriting. In essence, it‚Äôs what we‚Äôve come to expect from Lillie; but equally it also displays an admirable […]

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Interview: JAWNY on The Story of Hugo EP, staying authentic and the pressure of going viral.

July 29, 2021

JAWNY is the 25-year-old Bay Area born, Philadelphia adopted and Los Angeles based carnival-funk lover boy pop musician who brought us the 2019 indie anthem ‘Honeypie’. He’s since inked a deal with Interscope, quickly putting out his debut collection For Abby and has now followed up its narrative with another perspective,¬†The Story of Hugo. In […]

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Bleachers

Album of the Week: Bleachers – Take The Sadness Out of Saturday Night (2021 LP)

July 29, 2021

Every few years or so you hear about a magical super-producer that’s seemingly always creating massive tunes for other artists. And every time I’m left wondering if these producers do it because they can’t sing and are just good at lyrics and song structure. I’m sure there have been plenty of producers that are more […]

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Dallas Radio

Exclusive Single Premiere: Dallas Radio “Suffering” (2021)

July 29, 2021

Western Australia continues to throw up talented music acts. Today we premiere “Suffering”, the debut track for Dunsborough outfit Dallas Radio. If this track is any indication, we can expect big choruses, catchy melodies and 90s inspired guitar riffs from the band. The band was born from the elements of two earlier WA bands, Dallas […]

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Track of the Week: Georgia Maq ft. Alice Ivy “Someone Stranger” (2021)

July 28, 2021

Naarm / Melbourne‚Äôs¬†Georgia¬†Maq¬†and¬†Alice Ivy have teamed up on the fun new party banger, “Someone Stranger” and we are delighted to have this as our Track of the Week. Georgia is singer, songwriter and guitarist for Camp Cope, and in 2019 released her debut LP, Pleaser. Annika Schmarsel, a songwriter and producer whose stage name is […]

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Ally Row

Exclusive Single Premiere: Ally Row “why do i care” (2021)

July 28, 2021

The Melbourne-based indie-folk duo, Ally Row, are about to launch “why do i care”, their debut track out onto the world, and we are thrilled to have the premiere of this upbeat feel-good tune today. The duo is comprised of¬†Alice Fitzgerald¬†and¬†Rowan Sizer. Featuring some crafty guitar picking, gorgeous harmonising vocals, a delicate glockenspiel and an […]

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Album Review: Chet Faker ‚Äď Hotel Surrender (2021 LP)

July 25, 2021

Nick Murphy has had a peculiar existence since bursting on to the scene as Chet Faker working alongside Flume with his moody indie pop winning over a huge alt audience, before a back-and-forth of moniker shifts lost a few along the way. Returning to his Chet Faker project in October 2020, Murphy has released his […]

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Claire Rosinkranz

Interview: Claire Rosinkranz on ‘6 Of A Billion’, TikTok and teenage rebellion

July 23, 2021

“Backyard Boy” is one of TikTok’s most viral hits, soundtracking most of the 2020 lockdown for millennials. Claire Rosinkranz is the 17-year-old pop sensation behind the breakout hit that saw her release her debut EP produced by her father, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd, as well as a remixed collection featuring Jeremy Zucker, ROLE MODEL and Australia’s […]

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Shiny Joe Ryan

Exclusive Single Premiere: Shiny Joe Ryan “A Stitch In Time” (2021)

July 22, 2021

Tomorrow, Pond multi-instrumentalist Shiny Joe Ryan drops his sophomore album, Shiny’s Democracy, and we are thrilled today to premiere the final single off the album, “A Stitch in Time”. As you would expect from a multi-instrumentalist and member of Pond, he takes his cues from a variety of influences, including country, pop and rock. A […]

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Leon Bridges

Album of the Week: Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound (2021 LP)

July 22, 2021

A musical chameleon of sorts, Leon Bridges is back in 2021 with a new sound that still fully embraces the genuine strength of his vocal, while also leaning into his gradual progression into RnB. Here on Gold-Diggers Sound, Bridges has well and truly done away with the 1960’s soul sound he first burst out with […]

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The Pinkerton Raid

Exclusive Single Premiere: The Pinkerton Raid “Lisbet Cries” (2021)

July 21, 2021

The Pinkerton Raid is an indie-rock band from North Carolina in the USA. They have crafted a unique blend of folk, Americana and indie rock.¬† We are thrilled today to be premiering their latest release, “Lisbet Cries”. The track will be on their long play record The¬†Highway Moves¬†The¬†World, which will be released in 2022. “Lisbet […]

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Alyx Dennison

Track of the Week: Alyx Dennison “Keep a Day Free” (2021)

July 21, 2021

Our Track of the Week is “Keep a Day Free” and comes from Sydney singer/songwriter/producer Alyx Dennison.¬†This is a song that shows great restraint, with its muted elegance and enchanting vocals. It’s beautiful, it’s sensual and a melancholic examination of the pleasures of physical love. The subject matter is as captivating as the song is […]

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Flies In My Room: Aodhan takes us behind the songs on his debut EP

July 21, 2021

Seventeen-year-old Dharawal singer-songwriter Aodhan has capped off an impressive couple of years, releasing his debut EP Flies In My Room on Friday.¬† His early singles caught the attention of Communion Publishing in the UK, earning him a place on their roster; whilst here in Australia he‚Äôs been racking up the plays on Triple J, not […]

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Sons of Zoku

Photo Gallery: Psychedelia Extravaganza feat. Sons of Zoku – Adelaide Unibar (17.07.21)

July 20, 2021

It was a dark and stormy night, but inside the Adelaide Unibar, five Psych bands were there to warm things up. Sons of Zoku headlined proceedings along with Nite Rites, The Howling Fog and last minute substitutions from Maisie and Road Wings. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture these images.

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Jacinta Lal

Brisbane’s Jacinta Lal shares her top 5 female MC’s

July 16, 2021

Brisbane hip hop artist Jacinta Lal recently released her debut EP, Divya. This is a stellar debut for the talented young artist. Divya is a collection of songs showcasing courage and power. Upbeat, fierce and showing plenty of sass and personality, with this EP Jacinta has well and truly announced herself on the local hip […]

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Tone and I

Album of the Week: Tones And I – Welcome to the Madhouse (2021 LP)

July 16, 2021

The story of Tones And I has been spread wide and far since she broke out in early 2019. A busker first and foremost, noting they’re at their happiest when playing in the street, Tones And I was on a meteoric trajectory ever since her first single landed all across Australian airwaves. It’s not often, […]

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Echo Adore

Guest Playlist: Perth’s Echo Adore share their influences

July 15, 2021

Perth duo Echo Adore recently released their second single, “See Red”, following from their steller 2019 debut “Caught In History”. The duo is comprised of Damian Diggs and Oliver James. It’s easy to see why there is such a buzz about them, with the quality songwriting and musicianship on display. They have an EP in […]

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Chutney

Track of the Week: Chutney “Talk” (2021)

July 15, 2021

The latest dollop of condiment rock has landed with a joyous thud in the form of “Talk” from indie-rockers Chutney. A track that explodes with a devilish howl, it’s a winner from start to finish, and it’s our Track of the Week. This is a song about looking after your mates who are having mental-health […]

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Interview: Mabel on ‘Let Them Know’, ensemble connection and COVID hobbies.

July 15, 2021

Mabel took out the 2020 Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist at just 24-years-old, beating out Charlie XCX, Mahalia, Freya Ridings and FKA Twigs. She’s collaborated with the likes of AJ Tracey, Clean Bandit and 24kGoldn, and her debut album High Expectations¬†(2019) entered the UK Charts at number three. So it’s pretty fitting that […]

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Geniie Boy

Exclusive Single Premiere: Geniie Boy “Bad Company” (2021)

July 14, 2021

Gold-Coast indie-pop duo Geniie Boy are about to drop their latest feel-good track, “Bad Company” and we are thrilled to have the premiere ahead of its release on Friday. This is their third release, following on from “Fool’s Play” and “Bruises”, ahead of their debut EP, If You Have Something To Say. “Bad Company” is […]

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Damien Binder

Exclusive Video Premiere: Damien Binder “Everything But” (2021)

July 13, 2021

Perth-based New Zealand singer/songwriter Damien Binder recently released his second track for 2021, “Everything But”. We are thrilled today to have the exclusive video premiere for the track which will be on the fifth album from this talented artist. The track was written by Damien and Bob Shepheard. It was produced by Matt Gio, who […]

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San Joseph

Melbourne’s San Joseph takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “Blink Twice”

July 12, 2021

Last month, alt-pop artist San Joseph released the video for his debut single “Blink Twice”. He has certainly hit the ground running with his first track out into the world, a striking mix of acoustic guitar, a catchy soulful voice and a tune that stays in your head long after it has reached the end. […]

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Sarah Yagki

Guest Playlist: Sarah Yagki takes us through the songs that influenced her

July 9, 2021

Sydney’s multi-instrumentalist alt-pop artist Sarah Yagki last month released her latest single, “Can’t Hardly Lie”.¬† This is an emotive track, reflecting on a relationship that ultimately ended. Sarah has a voice with great range and power, and she uses it so effectively in this track showcasing all the feelings. This is a track that swirls, […]

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Dust of Us

Sydney electronic duo Dust of Us share their favourite Sydney spots

July 8, 2021

Sydney electronic duo Dust of Us recently released their latest EP, Never Had The Time.¬†This is a collection of seven songs, imbued in moody vocals and succinct layered electronica. We were crushing on the track “Punching Bag” when it was dropped late last year, and have been keenly anticipating the release of this EP. It […]

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Tkay Maidza

Album of the Week: Tkay Maidza – Last Year Was Weird Vol. 3 (2021 EP)

July 8, 2021

It’s about time Australia and the world stops sleeping on Tkay Maidza. After releasing more than her fair share of quality singles and EPs, Maidza is back with Last Year Was Weird Vol. 3, a slinky and complete progression from an act who’s more than ready to make an impact on the global hip hop […]

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King Brown

Perth’s King Brown gives us their favourite local venues, bands and haunts

July 8, 2021

Perth continues to enhance its reputation as a creative hub, with resident rockers King Brown dropping their debut EP, Out In The Desert last month. It’s a quality collection of six tracks. It’s a bit bluesy, with some surf-rock leanings and superb story-telling. The strong vocals and searing guitars are a standout. It’s an exciting […]

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Meghna

Meghna: Top 5 Movies I Watch Again and Again

July 7, 2021

We premiered “Bad Thoughts” from Australian/Indian artist Meghna last September, and have been keenly anticipating the follow-up. Meghna hasn’t disappointed, with the gripping “In My DNA”. The track was written about her parents and grandparents who grew up in India, experiencing poverty, with the fear that they might not be able to escape that poverty. […]

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Partefacts

Track of the Week: Partefacts “Time Travel” (2021)

July 7, 2021

‚ÄúTime Travel‚ÄĚ is the debut single from new band on the block Partefacts, and taken from their forthcoming EP Lifestyle Blob.¬† Partefacts is the brainchild of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Christa Belle and Australian producers Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan. If those last two names sound familiar to you, then good. Bagley and Schuftan also make up […]

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Saiyon

Exclusive Video Premiere: Saiyon “Kerosene” (2021)

July 6, 2021

Melbourne-based Saiyon produces an enthralling blend of alternative R’n’B’ and electronica, and we are thrilled to be premiering the video for “Kerosene”, ahead of its release on Thursday. In an era where mansplaining and repression of women is still all too prevalent, “Kerosene” is a celebration of a young woman who is feeling empowered and […]

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