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Guest Playlist: Xavier Collins shares the Australian songs that influenced his forthcoming EP Coastlines

March 1, 2022

London singer-songwriter Xavier Collins has had a busy start to 2022 – releasing his first two singles, and prepping the release of his debut EP Coastlines, which is due in April.  The first single “Elegy” was released in early January, and features a rich and emotive vocal performance from Collins, along with some truly beautiful […]

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Track of the Day: Boy & Bear “Hold Your Nerve” (2019)

July 3, 2019

“Hold Your Nerve” is the first music out of the group in 4 years, and it’s a worthy reminder of why we loved them so much. They have been absent due to a debilitating illness suffered by guitarist and vocalist Dave Hosking, and the track and forthcoming album have emerged from these challenges. He has […]

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Sea N Sound Festival announces 2017 line up featuring Busby Marou and Boy & Bear

March 15, 2017

Sea N Sound festival is returning for its second year, a very Queensland-vibe festival with chill tunes, craft beer and local seafood at Mooloolaba’s Wharf Tavern. Boy & Bear have been announced as headliners, alongside Sunshine Coast favourites Tijuana Cartel, Aria winning Busby Marou, Adelaide’s dreamy Timberwolf, as well as a slew of the Sunshine Coast’s finest musicians. The festival […]

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Tim Hart of Boy & Bear talks regional touring and brewing beer with Akasha

October 24, 2016

With extensive touring just a regular item on Boy & Bear‘s calendar, we spoke to drummer/vocalist Tim Hart while in the United States about the regional dates they’ll be hitting through November, and their time spent creating their own beer with NSW brewers Akasha. How has the U.S been? It’s been great. It’s been pretty weird […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin’, with Groovin’ The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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Conan O’Brien announces the 2016 Bonnaroo line up to be headlined by Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem and Dead and Company!

January 20, 2016

The artist announcement for this year’s Bonnaroo festival has been dropped in memorable style, with Conan O’Brien delivering the news on Tuesday night’s (US) edition of Conan. Headlined by Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem and new project Dead and Company (featuring John Mayer and members of the Grateful Dead), Bonnaroo returns to Manchester, Tennessee this June! […]

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Album Review: Boy & Bear – Limit of Love (2015 LP)

October 14, 2015

Boy & Bear are river-boat slow, that kind of deceptively smooth-flowing pace that looks calm and languid on the surface but is moving quite fast underneath. The Sydney folk-rock quintet’s third album Limit Of Love cruises along easily, keeping a lively enough pace that it doesn’t sink into the doldrums. It is, in short, a […]

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Boy & Bear to busk at Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets tonight

October 14, 2015

Though their big national album tour is still months away, Sydneysiders are going to get the chance to hear Boy & Bear perform some of their new material from their latest album, Limit of Love, tonight as they plan to hit up Hyde Park for a little busking session at Good Food Month’s Night Noodle […]

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Live Review: Southbound Festival: Day 1 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton (04.01.13)

January 8, 2013

Another year, another Southbound Festival and despite predictions of the opposite, attendance was up on last year, with the vast majority of the attendees opting to camp on site for the weekends festivities. Though this years line-up may not have been at its most buzz-worthy, it was still a fine collection of acts over the […]

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Live Review: Tim Hart + Stu Larson + Neda – Grace Emily Hotel (31.08.12)

September 2, 2012

Heading to The Grace Emily on a chilly Thursday night to see Tim Hart of Sydney’s Boy & Bear, there were two words I definitely didn’t expect to hear that evening (or ever, really): “testy” and “pop”. Yes, “testy pop”. Uttered at least twice by the Sydney indie-folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and, well… amateur comedian. […]

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Album Review: Tim Hart – Milling The Wind (2012 LP)

August 21, 2012

Hearing one lone voice sing of heartbreak and sorrow often seems more intensely honest than the sound of several. Perhaps that’s why the debut solo album from Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart is so beautifully melancholy and enthralling from one minute to the next. The drummer and vocalist has decided to step out from behind […]

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Festival Review: Southbound Festival, Day 2 – Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton (02.01.11)

January 8, 2011

Day 2 shall now forever be known as the Day of the Clash, so many great bands and not nearly enough time to see them all. It’s also the day a special shipment of Strongbow had to be shipped down because the bar had managed to run out after only one day. Up first on […]

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