Music

Track of the Day: The Jungle Giants “In Her Eyes” (2020)

December 4, 2020

After having their renowned track ‘Heavy Hearted’ nominated for ARIA Song of the Year, The Jungle Giants return with their latest single, “In Her Eyes”. The song captures quintessential summer vibes with a ray of 90’s inspired groovy beats. Lead singer, Sam Hales talks us through the inspiration behind the track: “It feels so good […]

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Garrett Kato

Track by Track: Garrett Kato takes us through his time in the hemispheres

December 4, 2020

Canadian-born, Byron Bay-based singer Garrett Kato has released his new album hemispheres today. The final act to his earlier released EP, s.hemispheres, this album reflects on Kato’s memories and experiences in the southern and northern hemispheres (as the title suggests). From sombre reckonings on life and vices, like on “Breathe It In”, a collaboration with […]

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Tash Sultana guitar

Tash Sultana just got their own Fender Guitar: Introducing the Tash Sultana Stratocaster

December 4, 2020

Fender have teamed up with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana for their all-new Signature Stratocaster.  The guitar, which features a wide range of tonal options and a custom “Skull” neckplate, is Sultana’s first artist signature model with the iconic guitar brand. The collaboration comes after an incredibly successful five years for the singer-songwriter; going […]

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Becca Hatch

‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Becca Hatch from Sydney, Australia

December 3, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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YUNGBLUD

Album of the Week: YUNGBLUD – weird! (2020 LP)

December 3, 2020

YUNGBLUD has been pretty busy since realising his debut album in 2018. With a slew of features and collaborations in the two years since, he’s been pushing the limits on what sound he’s creating and who, as a result, may want to listen to his music. Following a tender single with Halsey in 2019, he’s […]

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Big Orange

Perth alt-rockers Big Orange walk us through their rousing debut album An Ode To Odious

December 3, 2020

Late last week Western Australia’s Big Orange released their rousing debut album, An Ode To Odious, through Perth indie label Blue Grey Pink.  The album was recorded primarily at the home of the band’s principal songwriter Daniel Davis, with some further recording by Dave Parkin (Spacey Jane, San Cisco) at Blackbird Sound Studio in Perth. […]

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Gretta Ray

Track of the Day: Gretta Ray “Passion” (2020)

December 3, 2020

Melbourne singer-songwriter Gretta Ray turns to a new chapter in her career with her latest single and music video “Passion”. Famously winning Triple J Unearthed High at just 18, as well as the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Award for her high-rotation hit, “Drive”, Ray has taken on a new challenge in “Passion”. All-emotion, no […]

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Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Interview: Writer/director Dimitri Logothetis on working with Nicolas Cage for his wild sci-fi martial arts flick

December 3, 2020

In this writer’s opinion, a new upcoming film starring Nicolas Cage is a cause for celebration. But when you have the eclectic actor starring in a film that features martial arts, aliens and ass-kicking, that sounds like a jam-packed smorgasbord of fun. And that is what the sci-fi martial arts flick Jiu Jitsu is. We were […]

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Interview: Mason Watts on “Enough’s Enough”, heartbreak and working with Sheppard

December 3, 2020

With just three singles under his belt, Mason Watts is one of the most exciting pop up-and-comers in the Australian industry at this moment. His heart-wrenching vocals have already scored him commercial radio plays as well as opening for the likes of Missy Higgins, Dami Im and Lime Cordiale,plus over 500K streams on Spotify. His latest offering, […]

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Track of the Day: Teenage Joans “Three Leaf Clover” (2020)

December 2, 2020

Teenage Joans might have only burst onto the scene a year ago, but they’ve made quite the impact. Single “Three Leaf Clover” won them the triple j’s Unearthed High prize earlier this year, and with the duo releasing a new video for the alt anthem, there’s never been a better time to share this one […]

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Summer Sounds Festival

Summer Sounds Festival kickstarts the New Year in Adelaide

December 2, 2020

  It’s officially Summer, and while this year’s given us a new appreciation for small and quaint local gigs, Adelaide will be delivering something a little larger than life this Summer season… Secret Sounds and Adelaide-based Five Four Entertainment and Groove have announced the Summer Sounds Festival, a new summer concert series set to bring […]

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Cinnamon Sun

Exclusive Single Premiere: Cinnamon Sun “If You Call” (2020)

December 2, 2020

Melbourne may have been in lockdown for most of the year, but some epic music is emerging from that town. Newly formed conscious soul/roots band, Cinnamon Sun is a prime example. Today we have the exclusive premiere of “If You Call”, the debut release from this effortlessly cool group. The frontman of Cinnamon Sun, Davy […]

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Live Review: Ocean Alley + Jack River + Ruby Fields + Jack Botts – Qudos Bank Arena (28.11.20)

December 1, 2020

Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena saw the largest live music event in Australia since March on Saturday night (28th). As expected, this arena show looked very different to a pre-covid world with the crowd capped to 6,000 in the 21,000 person arena, but the quality of music and the eagerness in the crowd was not diminished. […]

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Track of the Day: George Alice “Teenager” (2020)

December 1, 2020

Triple J’s Unearthed High competition winner, George Alice continues to make waves with her latest single and official video, ‘Teenager’. The talented Australian singer and songwriter has also scored her first headline on the ‘Schools Out’ East Coast Tour. Slow-tempo and composed with soft acoustics, the indie-pop track reflects upon the dismissal of adolescents in […]

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Dust Of Us

Guest Playlist: Dust Of Us share 20 Songs to get through 2020

December 1, 2020

Sydney duo Dust Of Us have just released their latest single, “Punching Bag”, an exotic blend of layered electronica and moody ethereal vocals. Brothers Ed and Lloyd Prescott roped in guest vocalist Jess Chalker and her contribution is stunning. It’s a beautiful dark, smoky, track. The production is imaginative and leaves you wanting more. Ed Prescott […]

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Lizzie Jack and The Beanstalks

Exclusive Single Premiere: Lizzie Jack and The Beanstalks “Bens Backyard” (2020)

December 1, 2020

Wollongong quartet Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks are just about to drop their third single, “Ben’s Backyard” and we are thrilled to be premiering this shimmering slice of summer prior to its release on Friday. The four-piece is comprised of Lizzie Jack on vocals and rhythm guitar, James Daniel on lead guitar, Alex Fordyce on […]

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Smallest Horse

Exclusive Video Premiere: Smallest Horse “How To Be A Human” (2020)

November 30, 2020

Brissie folk-punsters Smallest Horse have just dropped their latest tune, “How To Be A Human”, and we are thrilled today to be premiering the video for the track. This band has the folk-punk genre down pat, combining quirky story-telling with upbeat melodies and just the right amount of attitude. Humour and acute observations are the […]

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The Indios

Track of the Day: The Indios “La Primavera” (2020)

November 30, 2020

London-based Colombian band The Indios have just released their new single: “La Primavera”. The single is the creation of production duo Juan Contento, the band’s lead singer, and Felipe Rojas, the drummer.  Slow-tempo and laidback but captivating, “La Primavera” blends the different musical cultures brilliantly. The band has managed to make Urban latin influences rub […]

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A summer of rock: Girls Rock! Adelaide, 2021 Summer Camp opens applications

November 27, 2020

Local music mentoring organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide, have announced applications are now open for their 2021 summer camp. A swiftly growing local youth organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide is all about making space for girls, trans, and non-binary young people in the music scene. And while they’ve been rocked by Covid-19, their key program for the […]

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Alive

Alive: Nuria takes us song by song through her soulful debut album

November 27, 2020

Tasmanian indie-pop artist Nuria has just released her debut album, the aptly titled Alive. Regular readers of the AU will have noticed I am a fan of the Tasmanian musician, having featured several of her singles over the past year; many of which feature on this new album.  In many ways Alive is an album […]

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Track of the Day: Yergurl “Until We Meet Again” (2020)

November 27, 2020

If you’re looking for a new track to obsess over, look no further than Melbourne based artist, Yergurl with her latest single, “Until We Meet Again”. After releasing her debut EP Love Bite earlier last year, the 20 year old is known for her unique style of dreamy beats and unapologetic lyrics. Capturing the core […]

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2020 Aria Awards

ARIA Awards 2020: Tame Impala, Sampa The Great and Archie Roach own the night

November 26, 2020

In what has been a tough year for the music industry, last night’s 2020 ARIA Awards marked a mighty, although socially distanced celebration at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre. Tame Impala surfaced as a big winner, taking home five ARIA awards, including Album of the Year for the third time, as well as Best Group, Best Rock Album, Engineer of the […]

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The Betweeners: Brisbane’s The Bonnie Doons walk us through their sophomore EP

November 26, 2020

Brisbane indie five-piece The Bonnie Doons released their new EP, The Betweeners, late last week. The four-track release champions a sound rich in groove, rhythm and soul, with the band dipping in and out of a few genre pools.  Recorded at Brisbane’s Alchemix Studios, The Betweeners is a release rooted in optimism, and in making […]

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Album Review: Wolf & Cub – NIL (2020 LP)

November 26, 2020

After a long absence, Wolf & Cub are back, but not as you know it, armed with a new drummer, a heavier sound and a ‘zero-f**ks-given’ attitude all on show with new album NIL. NIL is Wolf & Cub’s fourth studio album. But, their first since 2013’s Heavy Weight which failed to deliver the commercial success […]

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Markus Saastamoinen

Exclusive Album Premiere: Markus Saastamoinen – Puzzle Pieces (2020 LP)

November 26, 2020

Melbourne-based musician Markus Saastamoinen will tomorrow release his long-awaited debut album, Puzzle Pieces. This talented multi-instrumentalist has featured in a number of bands over the years and has finally stepped out as a solo artist.  We are excited today to be premiering this wonderfully diverse album, and Markus has provided us with a track-by-track description, which […]

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Hot Donnas

Dunedin’s Hot Donnas share new single “Two Brains”, a new EP and some favourite memories of touring

November 26, 2020

Earlier this month Dunedin’s Hot Donnas returned with their new EP The Adventures of E-Wan, featuring new single “Two Brains”. Carrying a similar sound to the early Arctic Monkeys and Queens of The Stone Age, “Two Brains” is heady rock’n’roll tied up in one. Grinding guitars build the pace on this body-moving track about overthinking, indecision […]

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Track of the Day: Sam Kaiser “Good Things” (2020)

November 26, 2020

Today’s stunning Track of the Day comes courtesy of singer-songwriter Sam Kaiser. Splitting his time between Hong Kong and Ontario, Kasier’s sound is folksy and intricate, all bound together by a soulful voice that belies his youth. Fans of Passenger and José Gonzalez will find plenty to enjoy here. Latest track “Good Things” might just […]

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Clio Renner

Album Of The Week: Clio Renner – Nothing Breaks, Nothing Mends (2020 LP)

November 26, 2020

Musicians like Clio Renner are what makes the musical landscape go round and round. For every act you know as a near household name, there’s those musicians working in the periphery, as touring or session musicians helping create those songs you’ll play on repeat and love year in, year out. And if you’re lucky enough, […]

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Track of the Day: Dominic Breen “Lovelost” (2020)

November 25, 2020

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Dominic Breen has just released another belter of a track, this one is called “Lovelost”. The highly talented multi-instrumentalist played all but the bass on “Lovelost”, an upbeat song about being somewhat downbeat. There are some punchy lines in the song – “You left me with a cancer” delivered in a sunny, bouncy, joyous […]

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