Album of the Week: DMA’S shine bright on THE GLOW (2020 LP)

July 2, 2020

More than two years after their dance tinged second album, DMA’S return in 2020 with another mixed bag of treats and hits as they embrace all things old and new on THE GLOW. Much like their progression from their Hills End to For Now albums, THE GLOW has elements of what you’ve come to expect from […]

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Album Review: Jack River – Sugar Mountain (2018 LP)

June 22, 2018

There’s always been a strange sense of beauty in melancholia and pain when conveyed in music. Whether it is how relatable or genuinely makes the listener empathise well beyond belief, that’s still up for debate. What definitely is known, however, is that Jack River manages to expertly pull off her debut album Sugar Mountain and […]

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Album Review: DMA’s – For Now (2018 LP)

April 27, 2018

I was out having a Thai dinner with friends recently, the day after I first sat down to listen to the second album of Sydney band DMA’s. As we sat down and ordered a vast variety of dishes for this midweek banquet, it dawned on me that this dinner I was about to pay $30 […]

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Album Review: City Calm Down – Echoes In Blue (2018 LP)

April 3, 2018

When sitting down to listen to new music, I’ve recently taken to making the first listen of an album a passive experience. In a time poor society, using the album as the soundtrack to your daily tasks, whether they’re mundane work tasks or other articles you’re reading and creating, having those new sounds play in […]

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Kevin Parker, Jesswar, Basenji & more join Laneway’s ‘Festival Within a Festival’ – Block Party!

January 16, 2018

The 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is mere weeks from kicking off now and this week, a new festival has been announced to be going down at the exact same time as the main event, within the event. Between Red Bull Music and I OH YOU, the new addition comes in the form of Block Party. Set to […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Day Wave (US) on creative development and more ahead of his debut Australian shows!

March 18, 2016

Next month, Jackson Phillips will be heading to Australia for the first time performing under his Day Wave moniker. It’s an exciting prospect not only for the Californian musician, but for us too – having been introduced to his music via I OH YOU near the end of last year, what we heard in “Come Home Now” indicated […]

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Music Video of the Day: Violent Soho “Viceroy” (2016)

February 26, 2016

Damn, that opening bass line, right? Followed up with Luke Boerdam‘s vocal and well, you’ve got a great formula for a certified banger of a Violent Soho tune. In the boys’ latest cut from forthcoming album WACO, “Viceroy” is yet another chaotic and gleefully reckless piece of classic Soho goodness. Guitars thrash, drums are pummelled and the vocals are strained gloriously […]

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Album Review: DMA’s – Hills End (2016 LP)

February 25, 2016

‘Lay down, lay down. Give me someone new…’ is an extremely pertinent lyric to the entire entity and act that is DMA’s. While they’ve definitely drawn a few favourable comparisons during their rise over the past two years, there’s been plenty of conjecture over whether DMA’s are in fact ‘someone new’ or just something recycled […]

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Hot Chip announce headline shows alongside Sugar Mountain festival appearance!

November 5, 2015

Supported by Touch Sensitive and Empress Of, British dance lords Hot Chip will be performing some headline shows in Australia next year! Accompanying their Sugar Mountain Festival set in Melbourne next January, the crew will be hitting up Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, as well as fitting in an extra date in Melbourne with a show […]

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