Interview: KEYAN talks new single, guitar tech and big collabs

Adelaide-based Iranian-Australian guitarist and YouTube sensation KEYAN is carrying the torch for the next wave of technical instrumentalists. After his conceptual 2022 EP Gradient and more recent single “Pulse”, the shred-lord followed up the offering with complex counterpart “Arrhythmia” last Friday. With crushing guitarwork, intricate drumming and eerie soundscapes, the latest instrumental features a lead…

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My Five Highlights of BIGSOUND 2022

BIGSOUND descended onto Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for its twenty-first year as the southern hemisphere’s biggest celebration of new music. With over 180 artists performing across 21 venues in just three nights – the festival can be a little overwhelming to first-timers and seasoned attendees alike. There are so many incredible showcases put together by venues,…

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