Track of the Day: Ayla “Go Slow” (2020)

June 5, 2020

Not only has Ayla released her debut single “Wish I Was” at 18 years old, she has already produced two EP’s and other standout tracks in her career. Her latest single “Go Slow” is co-written and produced by Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles. The single brings a colourful electronic-indie-pop rhythm with zestful beats. The essence of […]

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Photo Gallery: In The Round #014 Ft. Elska, Ayla, Steve Smyth & Tamma – The Vanguard, Sydney (12.02.19)

February 13, 2019

The fourteenth edition of In The Round was held last night at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney. It was a great combination of instruments and vocals in the unique and intimate setting which governs these shows. Elska from the Gold Coast was the curator of this edition. She plays the harps, employing loops and had […]

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The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns in February, hosting the Philly Jays, Gooch Palms & more

December 8, 2017

Returning to take over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for another year, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is lining up for another expansive party on February 17th. Next year, the Philadelphia Grand Jury, Gooch Palms, Jess Locke and more will take to stages throughout the city hub, including The Foundry, The Flying Cock and Black Bear Lodge. 35 artists have been confirmed for the Mountain […]

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Tour Diary: AYLA takes us on the road and behind the scenes of her epic tour with Kim Churchill

December 5, 2017

The September-October tour supporting Kim is the longest run of shows I’ve done yet. I played thirteen of the shows with him across the country, getting to see some places I’d never seen before and meeting some amazing people. It was some of the most fun I’ve had with music. LEG ONE – VICTORIA SHOW […]

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Rare Finds extends the Sydney party vibe to Melbourne & Brisbane in January

October 25, 2017

If you’ve been frequenting Sydney’s local music scene over the past few years, chances are you’ll be aware of the parties Rare Finds have been throwing. What started as a way for the boutique artist management and PR company to highlight their favourite emerging acts (and have a pretty damn fine time partying in the same […]

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FOTSUN expands, adding The Creases, Mallrat, Ayla, World Champion and more!

September 16, 2016

This year’s Festival of the Sun line up has just gotten bigger, with the addition of some great local and emerging artists joining the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Urthboy and more out at Port Macquarie this December. Also in today’s FOTSUN news is the addition of BYO Comedy Night for Thursday night, featuring Anna Wilson, Gen Fricker and Luke […]

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The 2016 Queensland Music Awards – what went down on the inside!

March 23, 2016

As the stars of Queensland’s vibrant music scene rocked the red carpet, the Brisbane Powerhouse foyer fills with industry workers, friends and supporters all waiting to find out who will take out this year’s Queensland Music Awards. Gloriously, the whole night is very much devoid of the usual pretension that can overtake these kinds of […]

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10 Australian female artists you should be listening to in 2016!

January 12, 2016

Last year was a great 12 months of discovering Australian artists who, as the year went on, kept demonstrating a bold approach to music and the creation of artistry that didn’t necessarily stick to any set of conventions established before them. We’ve seen a broadening of perspective when it’s come to the way Australian hip-hop […]

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Album Review: Ayla – When The World Ends (2015 EP)

December 2, 2015

Nineteen year-old Sunshine Coast resident Ayla has just dropped an epic debut EP called When The World Ends. I’ve been listening to Ayla for a little over a year now and I can safely say this represents the best that the talented singer-songwriter has to offer at this stage in her career. When The World Ends consists of 5 tracks. […]

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