Battlehounds, The Byzantines, Playback 808 & more win annual Clipsal 500 ‘Bands on Track’ competition

December 22, 2016

When the Clipsal 500 race comes through Adelaide next year, the official after-race concerts will be showcasing the talents of some musical heavy hitters, not to mention opening the stage up to some of South Australia’s best emerging artists. The winners of the annual ‘Bands on Track’ competition have been revealed today, with the artists announced […]

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Album Review: Aaradhna – Brown Girl (2016 LP)

December 14, 2016

In 2016, artists of colour have expectations placed on them from both sides of the political spectrum – those on the right would rather they stayed silent about their concerns, while oftentimes those on the left expect each artistic statement to be a political paean and call to arms. This is, of course, an unfair […]

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‘Not just a brown girl’: Aaradhna on finding herself in music and introducing her sound to Australian audiences

November 18, 2016

Overnight, the New Zealand Music Awards took place at Auckland’s Vector Arena, with Aaradhna making the headlines for refusing the Tui for Best Hip Hop Album. “I feel like if you’re putting a singer next to a hip-hop artist, it’s not fair.” she said, before giving her award to SWIDT. “I’m a singer, I’m not a rapper, I’m not […]

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Review: Kylie Auldist & Aaradhna dole out double lesson in powerful, soulful vocals in Adelaide

November 7, 2016

The Gov hosted two of my favourite vocalists on a Thursday night that deserved way more people in attendance. Set up cabaret style, the intimate crowd gathered for Kylie Auldist and Aaradhna got one impressive show that would ultimately have a dance party happening but for everyone else who stayed in or remained unaware that this show was even […]

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Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 offering local musos chance to share the stage with Hilltop Hoods, Hunters & Collectors in March

October 20, 2016

South Australian artists have been given another chance to hit up stages at the Clipsal 500, with the Bands On Track competition now open! This year saw the likes of Nakatomi, Cabin Cults, Wasted Wanderers and Thom Lion win opening spots at the concerts held in early March; winners of the Bands On Track comp for 2017 will be notified on […]

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Five acts we discovered at Music Matters in Singapore you HAVE to listen to

September 21, 2016

The festival and conference Music Matters, which is held annually in Singapore, is always a fantastic opportunity to discover new music talent from around the world, and this year was no exception. Over 30 bands and artists from 10 countries played across six venues in Singapore last week, and I was lucky enough to head […]

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Kylie Auldist to tour Australia in October supported by Aaradhna

September 9, 2016

Melbourne’s “high priestess of soul”, Kylie Auldist, is returning to her homeland for a tour that promises to be special. Supported by the effervescent NZ artist Aaradhna, this tour is shaping up to be a mesmerising celebration of vocal power. Kylie has been globetrotting of late as the voice of the Kungs vs Cookin’ on […]

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Aaradhna announces Australian and New Zealand tour for this June

May 6, 2016

New Zealand born singer songwriter Aaradhna has announced an Australian and New Zealand tour for this June, where she will debut her new live band and perform tracks from her new album Brown Girl. Brown Girl, which is Aaradhna’s fourth album, was recorded live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles and was produced with Truth & […]

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