Brendan Maclean

Album of the Week: Brendan Maclean’s debut album And the Boyfriends (2019) has depth and soul

March 24, 2019

Brendan Maclean has had a varied career in film and music, from starring alongside Marcia Hines in the cabaret show Velvet in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe, to well known Triple J radio presenter for many years and to having his sexually explicit 2015 video to “House of Air” being banned by Youtube. So after several […]

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Photo Gallery: In The Round ft. Melanie Dyer + Brendan Maclean and more – Leadbelly, Sydney (13.11.18)

November 13, 2018

Oh, the power of music. This is what happens when you get four songwriters in a room and see what happens. Photos from Bruce Baker from the incredible night at “In The Round at Leadbelly”, inspired by the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. The event featured Melanie Dyer, Brendan Maclean, Sarah Belkner and James Van Cooper .

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Neo-Nazis, death threats and critical acclaim (in Russia): what happens when you sh*t on Brendan Maclean

April 6, 2018

Brian and Karl are an Aussie filmmaking duo based in London who made waves last year when they made a NSFW music video for Sydney’s Brendan Maclean, “House of Air”. Banned from YouTube (unsurprisingly) and sparking a wave of praise and criticism, the video recently appeared on the big screen as part of the SXSW […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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Reflecting on the splendour, beauty and fun of Woodford Folk Festival’s New Years celebrations

January 9, 2017

The last two days of Woodford were both exhausting and exhilarating. The weather didn’t always comply with the fun times, truly being the case when it’s over 30 degrees 6 in the morning. A few hours and a few litres of sweat later, a restful bit of creation came from ourselves at the Amphitheatre to […]

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Bob Hawke talks but music reigns supreme in first two days of Woodford Folk Festival

December 29, 2016

In the hidden valleys of the Sunshine Coast lies Woodford, a town full of bustle and old-time shops and bars. It’s a Queensland town that is a little different to the rest this time of year as revellers come down to party away for one or the whole six days of the Woodford Folk Festival. […]

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“I’ll find my way…” – Brendan Maclean on worrying less and learning to enjoy the ride

November 1, 2016

Brendan Maclean is many things – he’s a musician, songwriter, actor, ukulele maestro and, if you get him on the dance-floor, you’re bound to have some serious shapes thrown your way (Looking at you, Adelaide Fringe Festival Artist Bar). I first got to know more about Maclean was back in 2012 – he was stuck in an […]

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Music Video of the Day: Brendan Maclean “Free to Love” (2016)

July 15, 2016

Oh, Brendan Maclean; you gorgeous, magnificent pop darling, you. On new single “Free to Love”, Maclean has further exuded a vibrancy and energy that has become his trademark as one of the country’s most endearing live performers. Prior to the release of this tune, we’ve seen Maclean explore darker, shadowy sides of the genre on “Tectonic”, while […]

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Watch Brendan Maclean explore ‘Hotel Drowning’ in newly released short film

April 26, 2016

Brendan Maclean has never been an artist to curtail or reshape his original material in order to pander to a crowd or certain type of ‘accepted’ imagery that comes with being a widely successful pop artist. As we’ve seen with singles in “Tectonic” and “Hugs Not Drugs (Or Both)” recently, Maclean weaves some brilliant pop arrangements […]

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Single of the Day: Brendan Maclean “Hugs Not Drugs (Or Both)” (2016)

March 22, 2016

Brendan Maclean has long been involved in the Australian music scene as one of our more underrated songwriters but here’s hoping, with the release of songs like “Hugs Not Drugs (Or Both)”, more people start noticing the gem of an artist working away hard in producing some great slices of pop music. The new single from […]

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Premieres, Returns & Crowd Favourites: 10 must see shows of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival!

February 8, 2016

Even though Adelaide’s reputation as The Festival State may have taken a hit in recent years with the loss of two major touring festivals, the city still remains a hub of activity through February and March when the Adelaide Fringe Festival takes over seemingly every nook and cranny of the CBD. Second only to Edinburgh in […]

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Single of the Day: Brendan Maclean “Tectonic” (2015)

November 24, 2015

While enjoying the spotlight on the Sydney Opera House stage as part of the highly acclaimed production Velvet, Sydney artist Brendan Maclean has simultaneously been soaking up space on the airwaves with his outstanding new single “Techtonic”. You just couldn’t have enough attention on you at once could you? You had to go and release your best track […]

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Live Review: Brendan Maclean + Miss Little + Eirwen Skye + Andrew Bennett – The Newsagency (08.12.12)

December 9, 2012

Tiny little streetside hole in the wall, The Newsagency, prides itself on being a venue for songwriters. A place where music fans can come and enjoy grassroots artists; performing in a lounge room style setting. Even the gig itself was touted as Brendan Maclean’s own personal birthday extravaganza; with a line-up consisting of Maclean’s own friends from […]

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