Sam Smith

SXSW 2024 Wrap Up: The return of South by Southwest, the discovery festival

“I knew that band before they were famous” Does anyone have that friend who seems to say this constantly? For the people in my life, I was that friend. In my 20s, it was my life’s mission to discover every fantastic band before anyone else. I wanted to be the guy who always had an…

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Boys on Bikes at Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrated ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

Oxford Street became a rainbow river running through the centre of Sydney last night as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 parade chorused through the city. Over 300,000 spectators flocked to the Surry Hills street to watch the celebration of “What Matters”, the theme of this year’s LGBTIQA+ festivities. Leading the parade were…

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Sam Smith Sydney Mardi Gras

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 (29.02.20)

Sydney celebrated the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in style last night. Bruce was there to capture the beauty of this vital celebration.  Check out his photos below.    

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Interview: BROODS (NZ) on their North American tour, family bands and VANFEST.

New Zealand brother and sister duo, BROODS, have been jumping from strength to strength since releasing “Bridges” in 2014. Since then, they’ve supported the tours of international superstars such as Taylor Swift, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; collaborated with the likes of Lorde and Tove Lo; and have won numerous ARIA and NZMA awards. This year, their single,…

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Album Review: Disclosure – Caracal (2015 LP)

Caracal was one of the most anticipated releases of 2015. Disclosure had burst onto the scene two years before, with the brilliant debut LP Settle and lead track “Latch”, which introduced the world to the undeniable Sam Smith and that those two hair raising, falsetto syllables, “Da! Da!” (You sang them in your head right…

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Sam Smith releases cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Love is a Losing Game”

Sam Smith is still one of the most anticipated voices in music today, gleaming with a dulcet, soulful tone that has him easily accenting emotions that contemporaries may struggle to capture. A good demonstration of that is his newly released cover of Amy Winehouse ballad “Love is a Losing Game”, which debuted this past week…

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Album News Weekly: 28th October 2015

In This Issue: We have you covered on blues to pop this week with a bunch of acoustic and synthed up records up for release. Check it out from home grown goddess Sarah Blasko to a member of Grinspoon dabbling in children books. Sarah Blasko Eternal Return is the new album from singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko,…

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