Album of the Week: E^ST takes us through the highs and lows of life on I’m Doing It (2020 LP)

July 23, 2020

If you told me back in 2014 when E^ST released her first single that it would be another six years before we heard a full album from her, I’d have definitely tried to call your bluff.  It feels like E^ST has been around much longer than someone who’s only now releasing their debut album. After […]

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Live Review: E^ST blesses the Howler stage with Jack Gray and Kota Banks

November 5, 2018

Brunswick’s centrepiece venue was happy to host the young, eclectic rising indie dance pop star E^ST on a chilly spring Saturday night. With a steady Spotify presence that has over a million streams on his single “Red Rental Car”, Queensland’s Jack Gray was the first act supporting the headliner. Bringing his new age alternative indie […]

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Album Review: E^ST’s Life Ain’t Always Roses (2018 EP) is an eclectic look at young relationships

November 2, 2018

As we look back on music in 2018, female indie-pop artists swarm my mind, with G-Flip, Nicole Millar, Mallrat, Angie McMahon, CXLOE, Amy Shark and E^ST all dominating airwaves. After really making a name for herself in 2017 with glowing single “Life Goes On,” E^ST‘s seven track EP Life Ain’t Always Roses was released last […]

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Gig Guide: 7 gigs not to miss in Melbourne this November

October 31, 2018

November is almost here which means summer time is just around the corner! With warmer days and longer nights, there’s no better time to see some great live music. Step into summer the right way and get along to some unmissable gigs this November. Here are seven Melbourne gigs to check out! King Princess November […]

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Peter Doyle announces retirement from fine-dining favourite est. (Sydney)

May 8, 2018

Legendary chef Peter Doyle was one of Australia’s very first “hatted” chefs. The culinary veteran earned the accolade while leading his debut restaurant Reflections at Palm Beach, decades before he was to take the reigns at Merivale’s flagship fine-dining restaurant est. in 2003. Since then, Doyle has earned an outstanding reputation as one of the […]

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Live Review: Field Day conquers sound issues in bringing a great New Year’s Day experience to the Domain

January 8, 2018

You should start the new year off celebrating and having fun, so what better than to dance in a field with over 26,000 fellow friends? With three stages at The Domain, I did exactly that on January 1st at the Sydney’s Field Day. Starting the day early in full sunshine on the Centre Field stage was E^ST, who […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Live Review: E^ST + Bel + MANE – Fat Controller, Adelaide (09.12.16)

December 12, 2016

Unless you’ve been living in a secluded cave far, far away from anything good you will know that this past year has been an absolute celebration of female musicians making their mark. From the stadium-ready Ngaiire to punk-rock heroes Camp Cope, we’ve been watching in awe the rapid rise of female talent take to the spotlight. One […]

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Live Review: E^ST + The Money War + Elli Schoen – The Aviary, Perth (27.11.16)

November 30, 2016

It was impossible to escape the experience of live music last weekend in Perth, most notably with Flume and Arcadia taking over the city centre, but it was a cheeky little Sunday Session at The Aviary that really gave something memorable. Nearing the end of her Get Money EP tour, E^ST took over the secluded […]

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Change the Record, Change the Conversation: Addressing (again) a lack of females on Australian festivals

October 27, 2016

It’s like a broken record at this point. Another festival announces its first lineup and a severe lack of female artists are represented and celebrated. I took to Twitter to vent my frustration – with many industry friends mutually outraged – and I was surprised when someone I know (who is involved in said festival) […]

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The State of Affairs: BIGSOUND secures funding for the next four years, Melbourne Music Week announces 2016 Hub & more

September 16, 2016

This week in the music industry: Melbourne Music Week announced the main venue for 2016, BIGSOUND secured a four year funding deal with the Queensland Government, and the first round of showcasing artists were unveiled for the 2017 instalment of SXSW. BIGSOUND secures new funding After a successful run for the 15th year in a row, BIGSOUND have secured […]

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E^ST touring new EP Get Money! this November and December

September 15, 2016

November and December sees E^ST back out on the road, this time with her new EP Get Money! Having recently been wowing crowds around the country with the likes of Little May and Japanese Wallpaper, it’s time for E^ST to emerge further into that solo spotlight as she gears up to take headline status with this collection of material that’s no doubt […]

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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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Live Review: Little May + E^ST + Australia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (06.05.16)

May 9, 2016

If I were to ever offer any pieces of advice to the gig going public, there would be two bits. The first would be to try avoid living more than 50km from the venue you’re attending, while the second would be to make sure you don’t forget to N/A work the night of a show. […]

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Live Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (05.12.15)

December 7, 2015

With Western Sydney home to the vast majority of Sydney’s population, it made plenty of sense to hold a festival, whose line up was predominantly Australian, in the heartland and near geographical centre of Sydney. Nestled in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, The Plot festival took place on a deliciously picturesque Saturday afternoon at Parramatta […]

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The Plot is comin’ this December featuring Art vs. Science, Urthboy, Tkay Maidza & more!

October 1, 2015

The Plot is bringing some of our favourite bands and musicians through to Parramatta Park in Sydney this December for a festival primed to kick off the summer music circuit well and truly! Featuring some great electro, hip-hop, indie and pop acts, The Plot is backing up previous successful events this year with a nine-hour […]

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