Music

True Vibenation

Behind The Lyrics: True Vibenation and A.GIRL take us inside their track “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

March 31, 2021

Did you catch the collaboration between the mighty African-Australian True Vibenation and the latest soul hit-maker A.GIRL? Yep, they released the tasty “More Than You’ll Ever Know” last month, and it is a delicious feast of soul, afro-beat and RnB. The two creatives fit dove and tail, and hopefully, they will collaborate again sometime down […]

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Stevie Jean

Track of the Week: Stevie Jean “Menace” (2021)

March 31, 2021

She hails from the Northern Territory but has now relocated to Melbourne, and it’s Stevie Jean who gives us our Track of the Week, with her latest offering, the blistering “Menace” which has just been dropped. “Menace” is the lead track from her upcoming full-length debut album, The Dark, which is slated to be released […]

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Eddie Casper

Exclusive Video Premiere: Eddie Casper “These Things Take Time” (2020)

March 30, 2021

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer/songwriter, Melbourne-based Eddie Casper released his sophomore album Ohmage, a 78-minute opus late in 2020. Continuing his DIY approach, Casper is about to release the first video off the album, and we are thrilled today to have the premiere of the clip for “These Things Take Time”. The track was inspired by […]

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Sons of Zoku

Photo Gallery: TUNGUSKA 2021 – Psychedelic and Post-Rock Festival – The Gov, Adelaide (27.03.21)

March 30, 2021

Tunguska 2021 brought a new line-up of sound artists to create and share healing waves in the beautiful space that is Adelaide’s The Gov. Presenting a collection of psychedelic sounds to lull you into the abyss, post-rock for space to experience these great energetic waves of sound, shoegaze delivering ethereal and shocking elements, inducing experimental […]

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Marigolden

Exclusive Video Premiere: marigolden “Just Like Smoke” (2021)

March 29, 2021

Melbourne singer-songwriter marigolden, recently released her latest single, “Just Like Smoke”, and we are thrilled today to have the premiere of the video for this beautiful song, which is about self-belief and self-acceptance. Her own-blend of neo-soul, alt-rRnB, folk-roots and a hint of jazz are a killer combination, especially in a song such as “Just […]

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Live Review: Dan Sultan delivers a heartfelt show that sparkles with human emotion in full technicolour

March 29, 2021

In “Magnetic”, Dan Sultan sang, “I’m trying to keep it simple/But I’m a complicated man.” Never were truer words uttered. Sultan’s one-off show at the Enmore Theatre certainly saw him keeping things modest. With his commanding voce and an acoustic guitar, he charmed the audience. The songs were wistful about the past and also had a […]

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Oly Sherman

Guest Playlist: Oly Sherman shares the songs that influenced his new track, “Lush Lyfe”

March 26, 2021

Sydney singer-songwriter Oly Sherman has dropped a new track, “Lush Lyfe” featuring hip hop artist KP Hydes. What might seem like an unlikely collaboration, this is one in which the respective contributions from these two artists are fused together seemingly effortlessly. The laid-back sunkissed energy provided by Sherman is melded with the hip hop of […]

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The Soul Movers. Credit: Dani Hansen

Interview: The Soul Movers on Evolution, Sherbet and life post-Wiggles

March 26, 2021

The Soul Movers are aptly named for their body-driven music that will have any seated crown writhing in their seats. Fronted by Lizzie Mack and Murray Cook (aka the original red Wiggle), the group combine electrifying guitar riffs with 60s soul groove and a sprinkling of pop to form a night that audiences could never […]

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Telenova

Photo Gallery: Telenova + Glenn Hopper + Maia Marsh – The Lansdowne, Sydney (24.03.21)

March 25, 2021

It was a special night out at The Lansdowne in Sydney last night, where for the less than the price of a pizza, I got to see three outstanding acts. Heading the bill was Telenova from Melbourne. A three-piece which only formed eighteen months ago, they already seem like a complete unit. They came together […]

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Album of the Week: Ben Howard’s Collections From the Whiteout is a surprising return to form

March 25, 2021

Ben Howard is seemingly a reluctant, successful musician. His ongoing success and acclaim from fans and critics does not always sitting so well with himself. Instead, he comes across as an artist who is consistently and constantly looking to grow and evolve, all while perhaps being held back by his historical success. Having been a […]

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Maple Mall

Guest Playlist: Maple Mall let us in on their favourite road trip tunes

March 25, 2021

Illawarra indie quartet Maple Mall are back with a new single — “Down This Way” — their second for 2021 so far; and only their third single of their career overall.  “Down This Way” is another cracking release from the lads from Illawarra. It really hits those chilled out late summer vibes perfectly. Three singles […]

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DMA'S

Yours & Owls Festival unveil Australian-first revolving stage details, as they change venues and replace the Kiwis

March 24, 2021

Yours and Owls is happily going ahead this April 17 and 18, 2021, with a number of measures in place to keep the festival stress-free and COVID-safe, without compromising on fun, sustainability, and the ability for festivalgoers to have a good party. One of these changes involved moving the party to Dalton Park, Wollongong, two […]

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Super City

Exclusive Video Premiere: Super City “42 Years” (2021)

March 24, 2021

“42 Years’, is the latest tune from Baltimore outfit Super City, and we are stoked to be premiering its video today. The band was formed in 2014 by songwriters  Dan Ryan and Greg Wellham. Since then they’ve dropped a self-titled EP, and their first LP, Again Weekend. These guys are the go-to for dance-rock and […]

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Lord Huron

Track of the Week: Lord Huron “Mine Forever” (2021)

March 24, 2021

Lord Huron is back and with a new album on the way. On May 21st the alt-country outfit will release their fourth album: Long Lost.  The group have already kick started the album cycle with the release of the first single “Mine Forever”. Long Lost is billed as a concept album. It is centred around […]

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WAMAwards 2020

Spacey Jane win big at star-studded 2020 WAMAwards

March 24, 2021

Last night saw the best and brightest of WA’s music scene come together to celebrate the very best of 2020 at the WAMAwards.  Taking place as part of WA Music Week, the evening was testament to Western Australia’s vibrant, talented, and resilient music scene, with live performances from winners, Adrian Dzvuke, Noah Dillon and more. […]

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AMP Winners The Avalanches announce Brisbane and Sydney concerts

March 23, 2021

The Avalanches have announced shows in Brisbane and Sydney in April and May. The duo will be bringing their latest album, We Will Always Love You to Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday, April 30, and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 27th May. It was one of our most anticipated albums of 2020, with our reviewer Dylan […]

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Lake Street Dive

Interview: Lake Street Dive on Obviously, writing styles and women’s rights

March 23, 2021

Formed through Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music in the 2000s, Lake Street Dive has been a staple in the soul-rock scene, distinguished by their jazz prowess and genre transcendence. They hit the big time with their singles “Good Kisser” and “Rich Girl” from their 2018 album Free Yourself Up, only to back it up […]

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Thandi Phoenix

Interview: Thandi Phoenix on “Count Me Out”, creativity and staying inspired

March 22, 2021

Thandi Phoenix rose to international prominence with her feature on Rudimental‘s 2018 track, “My Way”. In 2019, she wowed her fans with her eponymous debut EP including hits such as “Say It” and “Cleopatra”, and now she’s following it up with her latest single “Count Me Out”. The Sydney artist places her silken RnB voice on […]

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Sad King Billy

Exclusive Single Premiere: Sad King Billy “Bad Man” (2021)

March 22, 2021

Sad King Billy is the solo project of Julian Peet, a native of Perth in Western Australia. We are thrilled to be premiering his latest release “Bad Man” today, ahead of its official release. The track is off the upcoming Sad King Billy album, Mental Wealth, due to be released in 2021. His songs explore […]

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Holy Holy

Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Queen P – Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.03.21)

March 21, 2021

Holy Holy played three sold-out shows at the Factory Theatre in Sydney this weekend. It was a challenge for the audience to stay seated when the band ripped through hit after hit in a memorable show. As you would expect, their most recent album, My Own Pool of Light, was well represented, with the first […]

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Today We're The Greatest

Interview: Middle Kids on Today We’re The Greatest, motherhood and putting yourself first

March 19, 2021

Middle Kids album Today We’re The Greatest is a triumphant follow up to the debut success of Lost Friends. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Lars Stalfors (St. Vincent, Soccer Mommy), the Sydney trio track the journey of frontwoman Hannah Joy and bandmate Tim Fitz’s marriage and budding family. Hannah’s sense of love isn’t romanticised […]

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Guest Playlist: Set the mood with Riley Pearce’s top 10 love songs

March 19, 2021

After being caught up in Melbourne’s lockdown, indie singer-songwriter Riley Pearce and his long-term girlfriend took two big steps: they returned to Riley’s hometown of Perth AND got a puppy. That sure sounds like love to us! It was also a great opportunity for Pearce to take his first musical deep dive into love song […]

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Maisie Peters

Interview: Maisie Peters on “John Hughes Movie”, Brighton and her debut album

March 18, 2021

Maisie Peters grew to Internet fame since launching her YouTube back in 2015. Six years on and she’s rising to take over the globe with the success of her latest single “John Hughes Movie” (her favourite is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off).  Touting Taylor Swift as a fan and her inspiration, Peters is the next generation […]

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Inklines

Inklines share the albums that got them through 2020 and new single “Blossom”

March 18, 2021

Sydney’s Inklines are tracing out their path for 2021 with the drop of their new single, “Blossom”. Following the release of their EP Bookclub, last year, the band have been generating powerful and earnest alt-rock blends and testing the lengths and limits of their sound. Leading the way on vocals and guitar is Will Tremain. […]

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Pinkish Blu’s Top 5 Adelaide Haunts

March 18, 2021

Indie outfit Pinkish Blu are officially coming in not pink, not blue, but red hot, with a new single and a list of live shows. Previously supporting the likes of The Rubens and Trophy Eyes, the Adelaide band is quickly becoming one of South Australia’s most promising acts, with their new track “Backward” being all your […]

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Today We're The Greatest

Album of the Week: Today We’re The Greatest sets up Middle Kids to become one of the country’s best

March 18, 2021

The last time I wrote anything about Middle Kids I made a not so subtle comparison between the Sydney band and Australian musical royalty Paul Kelly. At the time, they were touring their debut album Lost Friends and had released a little song called “Mistake”, which I’d go on to call the best song of 2018. […]

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Camarano

WA’s Camarano takes us on a journey through their debut album, Where Am I Now?

March 18, 2021

Last week saw West Australian act Camarano release their debut album, Where Am I Now?.  The album is the band’s first major release since their EP Shadow Calling in 2019. Meanwhile, they’ve been teasing the album across the last year, drip feeding us a trio of singles: “Holiday Inn”, “Give It To Me Straight”, and […]

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Paradise Teo & Jay

Exclusive Single Premiere: Teo & Jay “Paradise” (2021)

March 18, 2021

Duo Teo & Jay release their second single of 2021 this week. “Paradise”, only the duo’s third single, is a sweet self-produced slice of R&B. Officially released on Friday, we’re excited to bring you this chance to hear it before the rest. The duo met at Berkley’s College of Music, and have been working together […]

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Paul The Kid

Exclusive Single Premiere: Paul The Kid “WYD” (2021)

March 17, 2021

Paul The Kid, the versatile Kiwi artist pumping out a fun blend of hip hop, reggae and dance has another banger to brighten our day. We premiered “Palm Trees & Ciggies” back in December last year, and we are thrilled to be premiering his latest tune, “WYD”, short-hand for “What Ya Drinking?”. The big questions […]

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Track of the Week: Bugs “Diamond” (2021)

March 17, 2021

It’s been a monster six months for Bugs. They’ve shared sold out stages with the likes of Mallrat and Waax, and even made their triple J Hottest 100 debut with their Like A Version cover of Mallrat’s “Charlie”. Now, the trio is back with a new single, and we’re stoked to be naming “Diamond” this […]

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