Friday Fresh Five #008: High Violet, Ivey, Tyne-James Organ…

This month has been all about Australian music, with November marking Australian Music Month for those triple j lovers and today in particular, Aussie band T-shirts have been out in force. Heading into the weekend, we’ve got some new tunes from Kalacoma, Tyne-James Organ, High Violet and Ivey, while Sweden’s Small Feet also crops up…

Tyne-James Organ (Melbourne)

Photo: Coen Mackay

Chances are you’ve probably seen Tyne-James on tour with Allday and UV Boi but we expect next year is going to be one he’ll make all his own. A captivating vocalist and performer, he’s got the ability to pull in a wide demographic of audience and as we’ve already seen through this year, Tyne-James knows how to work a crowd.

Check out the clip for his single “In My Arms”, below.


Tyne-James has some shows coming up in December alongside Dylan Joel and James Crooks – check out the dates below! You can keep up to date with him HERE.

December 3rd | The Foundry, BRISBANE | AA
December 4th | Metro Lair, SYDNEY | AA
December 10th | The Evelyn Hotel, MELBOURNE | AA

Ivey (Gold Coast)


These young guns out of the Gold Coast have been cutting their teeth on tour alongside the likes of The Delta Riggs, British India and more this year, while their handle on indie pop sounds has continued to strengthen. The choruses are catchy, the hooks and melody impressive – did we mention that the band are still balancing school in amongst it all too?

Earning solid love from the j’s and triple j Unearthed, Ivey are going to be on the road for a little bit before the end of the year – don’t miss ’em.

Catch Ivey on the road in November and December at the dates below. You can keep up to date with the band HERE.

November 25th | Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar), SYDNEY
with Gideon Bensen

November 27th | Rad Bar, WOLLONGONG
with The Moving Still

December 1st | Woolly Mammoth, BRISBANE
with guests TBA

December 4th | Miami Tavern, GOLD COAST
with Good Boy

High Violet (Sydney/Adelaide)


High Violet have that 80’s/early 90’s synth pop vibe going for them and it’s seeming to be paying off very well so far. Cut from the same cloth as artist like The Naked and Famous, the band has only been kicking around for a short amount of time but they’ve not rested on any laurels at all. Split between Sydney and Adelaide, the band comprises of Dan and Ricky Kradolfer (formerly of City Riots), while Em Smart (Nakatomi) and Emily Retsas (Blush Response, Koral and the Goodbye Horses) complete the line up – having played in multiple other projects together and separately in the past has obviously helped inform this current band’s dynamic and it works incredibly well.

Check out their latest tune, “All I Want”, to get a feel.

High Violet are supporting British India in Sydney (Metro Theatre, November 26th) and Adelaide (The Gov, December 16th). They’re also set to appear at the National Live Music Awards gala event in Sydney at The Basement on November 29th! Stay up to date with the band HERE.

Kalacoma (Melbourne)

Photo: Nikki Williams | NW Stills
Photo: Nikki Williams | NW Stills

With a sound that evokes the likes of Radiohead and Flying Lotus, Melbourne trip-hop/electronica group Kalacoma have been swirling around on our radar over the last few months. In their blend of electronic and acoustic elements, the band has made music that instantly works its way into your head, but you’re happy to have it there. They recently launched their current single “Knives” in Melbourne to great response and tonight, play as part of the Stargazed Festival for Melbourne Music Week alongside the likes of Rat & Co., Fierce Mild and more.

Check out their live recording of “Knives” at iconic Australian studio, The Grove:

You can catch Kalacoma at the Stargazed event happening tonight, November 18th at Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge. Stay up to date with the band HERE.


Small Feet (Stockholm, Sweden)


This Swedish trio have that Shins-type sound that makes you feel at ease instantly. Their new EP Dreaming The Dream is out online next month (December 9th), but we’re already getting a feel of what we can be expecting in their latest single, “Liar Behind The Sun”. With a debut record in From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean only being released last year, there’s still plenty of unmarked musical territory Small Feet have to tread, but this is a very promising step forward.

Find out more about the band HERE.


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