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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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NUSSY

NUSSY shares her Boss Womxn Playlist

December 20, 2022

Lovers of electro-pop are going to crush on “Down To Earth”, the most recent release from Melbourne DJ and songstress NUSSY. It’s packed to the gills with dance-floor vibes, her warm textured vocals bubbling along, shimmering and floating. The production is sleek and tight – add this to your end of year party playlist. About the […]

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Live Review: The Wombats stage a Britpop revival at Sydney Opera House (11.12.22)

December 18, 2022

Over the years, The Wombats really held it down for Britpop at a time when Bloc Party was middling around and Arctic Monkeys were a bit too big for the little guy anymore. The combination of excellent songwriting, earwormy hooks and vibrant, upbeat dance rock really hit home for a lot of people, and songs […]

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Live Review: Dry Cleaning debut their sardonic post punk in Australia at Manning Bar, Sydney (14.12.22)

December 18, 2022

Is post-Covid a genre? Dry Cleaning are one of the more curious acts to build a fanbase during the lockdown era, but having taken advantage of the lack of touring opportunities by releasing two albums across an 18-month period, they arrive with a more solid catalogue than many newer bands. On their first Australian tour […]

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New Music Discoveries 16th December: Darcey Flo, Meg Washington, Tim Rogers and more

December 16, 2022

For the final time this year we have added ten new tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. With Christmas right around the corner, we have a festive Track of the Week: UK songwriter and artist Darcey Flo’s new single “Merry Christmas”. Cosy, comfortable, but with a touch of melancholy, “Merry Christmas” […]

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Charlie Gradon

Guest Playlist: Charlie Gradon shares his influences

December 16, 2022

Sydney’s Charlie Gradon is a gifted songwriter and musician, and has recently released the razor-sharp “Black & White”. The end of a relationship is witnessed with laser precision and evocative nuances. The track follows on from “Turbulence”, which was a collaboration with Huck Hastings back in July. “Black & White” is packed with acute observations […]

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Interview: Hein Cooper talks new single, choir collab and connecting with nature

December 16, 2022

Sydney indie-pop singer-songwriter Hein Cooper wants you to stop listening to the television. His latest single “The Weatherman” featuring Yuin elder Uncle Noel Butler – released 24 Nov – discusses the societal disconnect from nature. We caught up with Hein Cooper to chat about the song and more. “I’ve felt this way for a long […]

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Interview: Dan Mac of Art vs Science talks the making of Big Overdrive ahead of Wine Machine Festival

December 15, 2022

After finishing an Australian tour on the back of the release of their latest album Big Overdrive, Art vs Science are heading to South Australia’s McLaren Vale for Wine Machine. We caught up with Dan MacNamee to chat about the making of the album. How does it feel to be back on the road? The […]

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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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Conrad Sewell

Guest Playlist: The songs that inspired Conrad Sewell’s second record PRECIOUS

December 15, 2022

ARIA Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell recently announced that his second album, PRECIOUS will be released on the 3rd March, 2023. It’s one to look forward to, from an artist who has garnered over one billion streams for hits such as “Healing Hands”, “Remind Me”, “Hold Me Up” and his ARIA-winning single “Start Again”. Since he broke through […]

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Bad Pony

Exclusive Video Premiere: Bad Pony “Hand Me Down (Live)” (2022)

December 15, 2022

Indie-rockers Bad Pony are back with “Hand Me Down”, their first single since 2020, and the lead track from their forthcoming debut album, Forever Up & Coming. We are thrilled today to be premiering a live video of the track. The band has reconfigured into a four-piece, after their cherished guitarist Cron van Niekerk moved […]

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Adelaide’s Heaps Good festival reveals set times and site map

December 14, 2022

Set times and the festival map has been released for the inaugural Heaps Good Festival in the heart of Adelaide. With a great line up including Arctic Monkeys, Peggy Gou, CHVRCHES, and Jamie xx it’s sure to be an incredible day of music. Taking place across two huge stages, Heaps Good’s Eucalyptus Stage will play host to […]

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nothing, nowhere. announces 2023 debut Australia tour

December 12, 2022

Genre-bending singer and multi-instrumentalist nothing, nowhere. (aka Joe Mulherin) announced his debut Australia tour for 2023 yesterday. Presented by Destroy All Lines, the enigmatic artist will be performing in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, with the tour kicking off on Monday 6 Feb. Blending elements of alternative, pop, punk and rap, nothing, nowhere. released […]

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Rufus Du Sol play The Domain in Sydney

Review: RÜFÜS DU SOL heats up the summer vibe at Ellis Park, Adelaide (10.12.22)

December 12, 2022

It’s been a while since bands have been able to tour, so it’s good to see some of the favourites such as RÜFÜS DU SOL back on our shores. After the release of Surrender in October 2021, fans have been waiting some time to see the trio perform. As the sun set on a warm […]

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Tiali

Guest Playlist: Tiali shares her eleven essential tracks

December 12, 2022

Australian singer-songwriter Tiali creates beautifully emotive and alluring indie rock. Earlier this month she dropped “Icicles” a track that takes us from a gentle melancholy into a rampant furnace and back again. With warm smoky vocals and grungy guitars, it’s a track that showcases the rare talents of Tiali. “Icicles” is totally addictive, and follows […]

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Interview: Headwreck talk new single, video shoot and real goals

December 11, 2022

Brisbane alt-metal quartet Headwreck are paving the way for a new era of heavy music in Australia. Their dark, bouncy new single “Let It Feel” is their first original release since their explosive 2021 debut EP Glamorise Demise. Produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist Jamo Benadie, the band’s latest offering is their most unique and […]

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Review: Kendrick Lamar Wows Sydney With A Sophisticated & Stylish Performance

December 10, 2022

Over the same weekend that West Coast legend DJ Quik was set to play a small Sydney gig in the cramped side room of Metro Theatre, fellow Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar performed two tightly-packed shows at the staggeringly large Qudos Bank Arena as part of his global The Big Steppers tour. Two enormous symbols of […]

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Kaypo

New Music Discoveries 9th December: Kaypo, Melody Pool, Adult Art Club and more

December 9, 2022

December is flying by, and this week we’ve added another ten tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.  Brisbane singer/songwriter Kaypo has released the gripping “Help Me Out” and it’s our Track of the Week. We’ve been a big fan of Kaypo’s music since we premiered one of his earlier tracks, “Desert […]

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Jack Johnson

Photo Gallery: Jack Johnson + Ziggy Alberts + Emily Wurramara – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney (05.12.22)

December 7, 2022

Jack Johnson brought his Meet The Moonlight tour to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Monday night, the first of three shows at the iconic venue. Emily Wurramara opened proceedings, charming the audience with her touching songs in English and Anindilyakwa.  Her songs are moving and educational. The story of her mother being bullied and […]

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Sam Marks Wash Over Me

Exclusive Video Premiere: Sam Marks “Wash Over Me” (2022)

December 6, 2022

Sydney-based indie musician Sam Marks has been releasing songs under his own name since 2020, and last month dropped the dreamy “Wash Over Me”. We’re thrilled to be premiering the video for this track today, a blissful melancholic odyssey. Sam has a beautiful husky voice with great range, suited to touchstone folk or ripping blues, […]

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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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Boleyn

Exclusive Single Premiere: BOLEYN “GIRLFRIEND” (2022)

December 5, 2022

Sydney-based singer/songwriter BOLEYN is back after a long hiatus with “GIRLFRIEND”, a sultry exploration of heartbreak. This song shines a light on those who have been heartbroken by a partner who is unable or unwilling to come out and continue to live a double life. This is his first release since “Violence” all the way […]

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Rufus Du Sol play The Domain in Sydney

Live Review: RUFUS DU SOL + Jon Hopkins + Luke Alessi at The Domain, Sydney (02.12.22)

December 4, 2022

What a band. What a gig. What a venue. Local boys Rufus Du Sol just packed out The Domain twice as if it was Field Day in 2007, presenting one of the rare times in Sydney a festival atmosphere had been purpose-built primarily with one act in mind. Yes, there were two support acts and […]

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New Music Discoveries 2nd December: Black Lilys, Tia Gostelow, Slow Down Sonic, and more

December 2, 2022

We’re easing into the new month with another ten tracks added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. This week’s Track of the Week belongs to French brother and sister duo Camille and Robin Faure, a.k.a Black Lilys.  We’ve featured the duo before, and “New Era” is another strong release from them. The […]

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G Flip, CC:DISCO!, Pretty Girl and more added to Adelaide’s HEAPS GOOD lineup

December 1, 2022

HEAPS GOOD is set to rock the Adelaide Showground on 6th January with an absolute belter of a lineup. Featuring headliners such as Arctic Monkeys, Peggy Gou, Chvrches and Jamie XXX, the lineup is even further enhanced today. Joining the list is the legend G Flip. Yep, the Melbourne-born and LA-based artist, producer & drummer has […]

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NEAV

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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Vintage Vibes Festival to hit the Adelaide Hills in April 2023

December 1, 2022

Just announced, the Vintage Vibes Festival will be set in the Adelaide Hills in early 2023. Over two days, the 1st and 2nd of April, the inaugural festival at Tomich Wines features a range of artists from Gang of Youths to Tash Sultana to Leo Sayer. Vintage Vibes also has Hermitude, Angus and Julia Stone […]

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Live Review: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze at Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

December 1, 2022

Sunday night was the return of beloved English band The Wombats to Melbourne for the second time in 2022. With the earlier tour focusing on the release of their 2022 album, Fix Yourself, Not the World, this tour off the back of Spilt Milk Festival was to celebrate their recently released EP, Is This What […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jacob “Not Only When You’re Lonely” (2022)

December 1, 2022

Wollongong emo-punk five-piece Jacob have today shared their new single “Not Only When You’re Lonely” with us ahead of its release tomorrow via Resist Records. The latest offering was recorded by Joe Andersons at Woodriver Studios with additional help from the band and mixed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!). This pop-punk […]

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Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

November 30, 2022

Sunday night displayed why Melbourne loves The Wombats so much as they graced the stage of the Palais Theatre on the first leg of their tour for their recent EP Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? They were joined by Brisbane artist and firecracker Jaguar Jonze for an enjoyable evening that […]

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