Tim Rogers

Interview: Tim Rogers on Tines of Stars Unfurled, inspirational songwriters and what not to drink on tour

March 21, 2023

  Last month Tim Rogers and his band The Twin Set, released Tines of Stars Unfurled, the follow-up to his much loved 1999 debut solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls. In recording the follow-up, Tim gathered together as many of the original Twin Sets as possible, including Jen Anderson, Davey Lane and Mark […]

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Didier Theron Company

WOMADelaide through the eyes of a festival first-timer

March 20, 2023

You’ve got to wing it with WOMAD – how this writer learned to fly. As the saying goes, first impressions are very important – WOMADelaide’s impression was everything. With over 700 performers, WOMADelaide 2023 kicked off on Friday 10 March in the surroundings of Adelaide’s flourishing Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla. The four-day festival was an […]

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Track by Track: Kingswood take us through their new album Home

March 7, 2023

Try and find me a harder working band that Australia’s own Kingswood. They are in the midst of a run of 120+ shows across Australia giving fans the opportunity to listen to the tunes off Home, the record they have just released. Home features rich story telling, some sweet guitars and beautiful harmonies. From the hopefull […]

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EDIE shares her top five “Front Row” moments after latest single

February 23, 2023

Perth indie-rock artist EDIE has returned in a big way with her new single “Front Row” – released 13 February – and an imaginative video. This follows on from her 2022 debut offering “Blame Me”, which saw extensive support from triple j, and proves that she has a wealth of potential in just a glimpse. […]

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MOONWOOD share the adorable meaning behind new single “Lady in Red”

February 17, 2023

We’ve all made sacrifices for love, but how many of us have cancelled a flight across the globe after meeting someone special? Sydney alt-rock five-piece MOONWOOD are back and tell a story of just that with their latest single “Lady in Red”, released 14 February (Valentine’s Day). It boasts stadium-ready grooves and anthemic hooks as […]

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You Me At Six share new album Truth Decay and five fave Aussie bands

February 15, 2023

English rock favourites You Me At Six have returned in a big way with their awaited eighth studio album Truth Decay, released 10 February via Underdog Records/AWAL Recordings. Featuring the singles “Deep Cuts”, “Mixed Emotions” and “No Future? Yeah Right” with Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari), the new record boasts 13 punchy tracks with signature guest […]

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Romanie shares endearing tribute “Anthony” and five things you didn’t know about her

January 25, 2023

Melbourne indie-pop artist Romanie has returned with the heartfelt single “Anthony”, her first new music since 2021 debut EP Little Big Steps (which we premiered right here). The latest offering – released 12 January – is a story about dementia and an endearing tribute to her grandfather who passed away from the disease last year. […]

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5 International Tours not to miss in Australia this February

January 20, 2023

The international tours are back and there are some incredible acts touring Australia in February. We’ve picked five of our favourites bands and artists  that are performing. Ed Sheeran Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been sold to Ed Sheeran’s upcoming stadium + – = ÷ x Tour – (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’). It’s going to be […]

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Thomas Headon

Interview: Thomas Headon is having fun. We chat about “Georgia”, his love of touring and more

January 19, 2023

Aussie-raised and London-based Thomas Headon has been gaining a legion of fans since he released his debut single “Grace” in 2019. His first two EP’s amassed over 40 million streams, and his 440+k TikTok followers are kept amused with his prodigious output. Last year Thomas embarked on a tour in the US with his good […]

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The Dead South sell out AU & NZ tour and share favourite slang

January 16, 2023

Canadian bluegrass four-piece The Dead South are heading to Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this month, supported by The Hooten Hallers. The sold-out tour will see the beloved band play seven shows back to back up the East Coast, returning to Northcote Theatre in Melbourne before two shows at Auckland. Due […]

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Yard Act

Updated: The Laneway Festival 2023 sideshows you can still get tickets for

January 11, 2023

The new year’s festivals have come and gone, and the next mighty explosion of music is the 2023 Laneway Festival. We’ve done the hard work for you, and assembled a list of all the sideshows. Many have sold out, but there are still a handful of shows with a few tickets left. Amongst the artists […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2022

December 20, 2022

It’s that time of year when our team of music writers and editors get together to count down the 40 best albums of the year. And while this has been no usual year, the quality of music that has been released has been incredibly high. Suffice it to say, this has been a very difficult […]

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Maggie Slater shares her top five must-haves for a writing session

December 15, 2022

Far North Queensland indie-rock artist Maggie Slater is quickly proving herself as one to watch. The singer has a distinguished ability to write honest and passionate songs that move you, physically and emotionally, and bring them to life onstage. Her latest single “Pulp” – released 16 Nov – is her first new music this year […]

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Siobhan Cotchin shares new single “How Does It Feel?” and top five touring tips

December 6, 2022

Perth country-rock artist Siobhan Cotchin is quickly proving herself as one to watch on the rise with a slew of new music this year. The five-time WAM Award nominee released her latest single “How Does It Feel?” on 22 Nov, accompanied by the announcement of a national tour in December. Cotchin returned to Tone City […]

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Track by Track: NEAV takes us through her outstanding debut EP ELEGY

December 1, 2022

Last week Central Coast artist NEAV (aka Niamh Watson) released her debut EP, ELEGY. The EP contains four songs previously released, namely  “Talking To The Devil”, “Built The Same”, “Silence Song” and the current single “Say Goodbye”, as well as two new tracks. If there is one take-out from this impressive debut, it is NEAV’s stellar […]

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meadowhip takes us track by track through her soulful debut EP Ruckus

November 29, 2022

Sydney indie-pop singer-songwriter/poet meadowhip has today shared her soulful debut EP Ruckus, a journal of transformation and acceptance. The solo project from Cara Walkam comes after a major haemorrhagic stroke in 2019 and sees her utilise music as an outlet to overcome self-doubt in this transitional part of her life. “After several months of intense […]

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Yawdoesitall shares five must-know Sydney producers and songwriters with debut EP Life I Chose

November 28, 2022

Ghanian-born/Sydney-based rapper and producer Yawdoesitall is quickly cementing himself as one of the country’s most promising emerging hip hop acts. The exciting artist dropped his highly-anticipated debut EP Life I Chose last Friday and it’s already making waves. Recorded himself at his home studio, the seven-track project is equally chill and hype with a unique […]

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Circles take us track by track through their bold new EP The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1

November 25, 2022

Melbourne prog metal outfit Circles have today shared the first of a two-part EP, The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1, via Wild Thing Records. Featuring the singles “Sleepwalking”, “Dig” and “Echo”, the six-track project was produced and mixed by guitarist Ted Furuhashi and mastered by Luke Cincotta (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus). The […]

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KORA share their top 5 venues to play in New Zealand

November 18, 2022

Who said breaking up had to be such a disheartening affair? Certainly not New Zealand reggae/dub outfit KORA.  Today they have released “Gone”, a heartfelt track detailing the end of a romance and the difficulty in coming to terms with its end. The song acknowledges heartbreak, yet has a vibrant and captivating silky smooth vibe. If […]

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Albert Salt shares vibrant new EP We’re All Going to be Alright

November 17, 2022

Melbourne alt-pop multi-instrumentalist Albert Salt has today released his brilliantly quirky new EP We’re All Going to be Alright. Featuring the singles “I Know for Sure that I’m Not Sure” and “I Was Meant to be Home for Easter”, the four-track project combines fuzzy guitar and modern programming with Salt’s distinctly warm vocals. The songs […]

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Jet City Sports Club

Jet City Sports Club share their top 5 classic albums to listen to when you’re on tour

November 16, 2022

Sydney’s Jet City Sports Club are in a rich vein of form, continuing to crank out joyfully infectious slices of indie pop. They’ve recently dropped the summer-laced “Feeling It All”, a song packed with emotion and a triumphant lush chorus. It has a poppier feel than their earlier tracks, but it’s done oh so well. […]

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A.D.K.O.B. take us track by track through their debut album Defender

November 11, 2022

Sydney indie-rock quartet A.D.K.O.B. (A Different Kind of Busy) have made a strong return with their debut album Defender, released 31 Oct. Created during the 2020 lockdowns, frontman Mark Piccles impressively finished much of the album’s material over a two week period. This next phase of the band began as organically as their inception with […]

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Verticoli take us track by track through their new album The Echo

November 10, 2022

Hobart rock trio Verticoli have proven to be one of the most promising acts from the south with their resolute new album The Echo, released 9 Nov. The 10-track project was in safe and confident hands, being produced by Jon Grace (Dear Seattle, Dune Rats, Kingswood) and mixed by Forrester Savell (Make Them Suffer, Karnivool, […]

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Grace Sanders

Track by Track: Grace Sanders takes us through her captivating EP, Nothing Is Personal

November 4, 2022

Perth’s electronic/pop artist Grace Sanders has today released her second EP, the captivating and intimate Nothing Is Personal. The material on the record was inspired by the trauma associated with the breakup of a long-term relationship. It’s an intimate record, with all the feels that you would expect from these events, but it doesn’t dwell […]

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The 6 best concerts helping Australians say farewell to 2022 in November and December

November 2, 2022

We’re officially barrelling towards the end of 2022, a year that has been packed with international and local live music springing back to life after a series of crippling lockdowns. It’s been jam-packed, to say the very least, and next year is looking even stronger as some truly big-ticket acts like Elton John, Red Hot […]

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Madoc Plane shares five records that influenced his debut EP Own Worst Enemy

October 28, 2022

Perth indie-pop singer Madoc Plane has today released his debut EP Own Worst Enemy, featuring the groovy singles “Right Reason” and “Overdrive”. The four-track project showcases his dazzling vocals over shimmering guitars and ambient textures in a short but bold offering. As the title suggests, the EP explores the inner workings of Madoc’s mind and […]

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Track by Track: Salarymen take us through their new EP Head in the Sand

October 27, 2022

  We’ve been fans of Sydney duo Salarymen since their debut single “Please” was released in November of 2019. Fast forward three years, and today they are releasing their second EP, the fabulous Head in the Sand. For those late to the Salarymen story, the duo is a collaboration between Thom Eagleton (Wild Honey, Burn Antares) and Renee del […]

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Wet Denim reveal 5 reasons why the New Zealand music scene is so exciting right now

October 26, 2022

Indie-quartet Wet Denim hail from Wellington, which is undoubtedly one of my favourite towns in New Zealand. A number of exciting bands have emerged from NZ in recent years and Wet Denim are part of the latest crop. Today they have released the single “Free”,  an exciting follow-up to their debut single, “Another Hit” which […]

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Hope D reveals groovy new single “Senseless” and announces debut album

October 21, 2022

Brisbane pop-rock songstress Hope D has today returned with a groovy new single “Senseless” and announced her debut album Clash of the Substance will be out 10 February. Her latest offering is an honest confession of regret and vulnerability that taps into the core themes of the album: adolescence, substance abuse and heartbreak. Bright guitars […]

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Nick Weaver lives on in awaited posthumous solo record Won’t Let Go

October 20, 2022

When a talented artist passes away and their unreleased music makes it out into the world, it’s not always for the best. In the case of Sydney rocker Nick Weaver (Deep Sea Arcade, The Tambourine Girls), who sadly died of bowel cancer in April 2021, it is. The aptly-named posthumous record Won’t Let Go – […]

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