Ecca Vandal

Watch Ecca Vandal and Sampa The Great hit Sydney streets for “Your Orbit” video

April 24, 2018

“Your Orbit” brought Ecca Vandal together with Sampa The Great for one collaboration we didn’t know we had wanted so badly. Fusing confidence with fiery rhythms and lyricism, both artists combined their own unique flair to make a track that espouses female empowerment and a sick throwback vibe with the official music video. Using Sydney as their base, […]

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The Melbourne Museum gears up to host a special Music Cities Convention edition of Nocturnal

April 18, 2018

This year’s Music Cities Convention Melbourne is kicking off tomorrow and what better way to show visitors to the city why Melbourne is the live music capital of the world, than with a stomper line up of music being shown off at the Melbourne Museum? A special one off edition of Nocturnal will see Ecca Vandal and Birdz perform live, […]

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DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy & more onboard for Secret Garden 2018

January 10, 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of our favourite festivals, in Secret Garden and boy, they’re turning things up to celebrate. As with many previous years, this one has sold out, with the likes of DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal, Holy Holy, Paces and more set to perform. Held over two days, this year’s Secret Garden festival brings the […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#014)

November 16, 2017

From landmark albums to impressive 2017 debuts, our list of recommendations should have your playlist lookin’ pretty!   ECCA VANDAL – Self-Titled (2017) By Sosefina Fuamoli We have been championing Ecca Vandal for a good few years now and it feels like, with the release of her self-titled debut album, the Melbourne artist has finally come full […]

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Interview: Ecca Vandal stomps on boundaries in the name of inclusivity

October 18, 2017

Shimmering keys production leads into a pounding marriage of drums and guitar. Enter Ecca Vandal‘s banshee high range, soon to be joined by Jason Aalon Butler‘s guttural notes and punk royalty Dennis Lyxzén. The latest weapon out of Ecca Vandal’s musical arsenal is “Price of Living” – a hip hop licked punk fireball, it’s a statement on the […]

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Ecca Vandal recruits Dennis Lyxzén & Jason Aalon Butler for fiery “Price of Living”

October 13, 2017

We’re just a week out from Ecca Vandal coming through and delivering her much-anticipated debut album and from what people have been hearing already, her self-titled record is set to demonstrate the wide musical spectrum the Melbourne artist has dove into, headfirst. This morning, we’ve received the latest from Ecca – “Price of Living” – arguably one […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (25th September 2017)

September 24, 2017

Struggling to face the realities of a Monday? Don’t go past the groovin’ new single from Alice Ivy (we made it easier by putting it first) in the weekly Spotify playlist of fresh music we’re loving. It will pick you up wherever you are. As well as Ivy, you’ll also find newies from Liv Cartledge […]

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Music Video of the Day: Ecca Vandal “Future Heroine” (2017)

September 22, 2017

When Ecca Vandal aims high, she aims damn high. With “Future Heroine”, the Melbourne musician continues to twist genres and put her fiery stamp on a music scene that may be changing and becoming more fluid. Bolstered by her unmistakeable aggression and confidence, Ecca has continued to prove why she is one of the country’s most dangerously talented […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (7th August 2017)

August 6, 2017

Welcome to the start of the new week. It’s time to take a moment and reflect on last week’s best new singles and music videos, hand-picked by our writing team for you to enjoy. I’m gunna be honest, this playlist is knee-deep in bangers, both the sexy kind (Kelela, Left., Milwaukee Beats) and the heavy […]

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Music Video of the Day: Ecca Vandal “Broke Days, Party Nights” (2017)

August 3, 2017

We’re edging closer and closer to hearing what Ecca Vandal has in store for us, debut album-wise, but in the mean time we’re joining the masses who have been frothing her latest tune, “Broke Days, Party Nights”. Chaotic and relentless as ever, the music video for the tune takes us through Ecca’s recent journey out to […]

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Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age tease new album Villains during heavy hitting show in Sydney with Ecca Vandal

July 19, 2017

Back in the country for the first time since their co-headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014, Queens of the Stone Age are on the road this week for a run of shows which tease their upcoming album Villains (due out August 25th). The tour kicked off with their first ever show in Darwin, […]

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Win a double pass to Field Trip in Adelaide

March 20, 2017

Welcome to Field Trip 2017. A celebration of music, food, wine, art, dancing and on the beautiful grounds of Adelaide University Waite Campus in Urrbrae on Friday, March 31st from 3pm. Field Trip will see Brisbane groove rockers, The Belligerents headline the festival, supported by the badass Ecca Vandal amidst an open field with views […]

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Festival Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – FCAC & The River’s Edge, Melbourne (28.01.17)

January 30, 2017

You know those choose-your-own-adventure novels, the ones you read as a kid? With the exception of dying in 90% of the story lines, the Laneway Festival is like that – bear with me here. There’s thirty-six acts, and where you start, stop and travel is entirely up to you. I asked my maths-genius friend to […]

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2016 AU Awards: A look at the nominees for ‘Female Artist of the Year’

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, we brought you an extra little look at the AU Award nominees for Male Artist of the Year – a reflective on how those six artists have flown on our radar through the year and why they’ve been nominated. Today, the focus turns to the ladies as we take a peek at the 2016’s […]

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Skream, Highasakite, Bag Raiders: Artists to watch at Beyond The Valley 2016!

December 9, 2016

Three days of non-stop music with a promising line-up? Talk about a good way to end the year! Beyond the Valley is bringing a heated line up of local and international talent to Gippsland to bring in the New Year and, now we’re just a few weeks out, we bring you our top artists to catch! TOKiMONSTA […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Live Review: Her Sound, Her Story – State Library of Victoria (11.11.16)

November 14, 2016

Nearly two years of work by two Melbourne artists, photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, has culminated in the powerful, multifaceted Her Sound, Her Story. It’s a project created as a response to the conversation observed surrounding women in the Australian music industry, documenting more than 40 female artists who have, or […]

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Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal, Luke Million & more added to Beyond The Valley 2016!

October 12, 2016

Beyond The Valley just got a little sweeter, with the addition of some of our favourite names to the 2016 bill! Joining the likes of Alex Lahey, Chance The Rapper, Hudson Mohawke and Hermitude this December include Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal and Luke Million. Continuing to prove itself a diverse festival across pop, dance, rock and indie, Beyond The Valley has become a New […]

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The 2017 Laneway Festival line up is here, with Tame Impala, Glass Animals, The Julie Ruin & more confirmed

September 14, 2016

In its 13th year in 2017, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival returns with some names that have graced its stages before breaking out overseas, some names who will be making their Laneway debut and some names that come with a solid whack of international hype backing them. We already knew that A.B. Original and Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) would be on […]

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From Brisbane with Love: Larry Heath’s musical highlights from the best BIGSOUND ever

September 12, 2016

The few days we spend at BIGSOUND in Brisbane is best described as an annual escapade into a fine slice of the best in Australian music – a sample of what’s been round the traps recently, what’s returned after some time away and what’s coming next. Across the three nights of live music – two official […]

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The Top 10 On Ground at BIGSOUND 2016!

September 12, 2016

Now that the BIGSOUND dust has settled and the industry has returned to some sense of normal; our on-ground team have been going back through notes jotted down on phones, ‘Definitely check out…’ style messages sent back and forth, in determining the selection of bands who stood out as strong winners across the board. With many of these […]

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Editor’s Wrap: Sose delivers her thoughts on BIGSOUND 2016

September 11, 2016

Oh, BIGSOUND. You’ve done it again. Returning to Brisbane for my second time at the conference/music festival in 2016, I approached the trip with a list of my own personal non-negotiable, must-see artists, some recommendations from friends and a steely determination to not burn out too hard on the first night. That steely determination lasted until […]

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Ecca Vandal, Totally Mild, WAAX: The Best of BIGSOUND…so far

September 8, 2016

‘Twas the night before BIGSOUND, when all through the Valley, Not a showcase was playing, it was quiet as a mouse. Except for the pumping opening parties running at venues across the Valley, as well as a few thousand punters, delegates and musicians beginning their BIGSOUND 2016 frivolities early. Unable to wait to dig into […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Ecca Vandal (Melbourne) checks in ahead of her four-show run in Brisbane this week!

September 5, 2016

This is it, guys. BIGSOUND party fever is well and truly here but we’re ready for it. So too is Ecca Vandal, an artist we actually first met at BIGSOUND 2014. Since then, she’s gone on to become one of our favourite live performers, a sentiment felt by many around the country too. She returns with her band […]

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Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Seth Sentry, Ladyhawke & Nicole Millar for Australian Pandora Warehouse event!

August 31, 2016

It wasn’t long ago at all that Pandora announced it was extending it’s famous run of parties to Australia for the first time, with a massive Pandora Warehouse event lined up for Sydney this October. This week, we’ve seen the line up released, with Seth Sentry, Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Ladyhawke and Nicole Millar all set to perform! The location of […]

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Jimmy Barnes, Ecca Vandal and The Fauves feature on second Rolling Stone Live Lodge announcement

August 17, 2016

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge has bolstered its 2016 line up in Melbourne today, with the announcement of Jimmy Barnes, Ecca Vandal, The Fauves and more on their second artist announcement. Running from September 21st through until October 8th, The Workers Club in Fitzroy will be playing host to a number of live shows, DJ nights, Q&A sessions and […]

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