Shining Bird

Photo Gallery: Shining Bird+ Johnny Hunter + Bored Shorts – Factory Theatre, Sydney (01.12.21)

December 2, 2021

  It was a stellar night of music at the Factory Theatre last night. At the top of the bill was Shining Bird, on the back of their fabulous album Deadlands, which was released earlier in the year. With beautiful instrumentation and high energy, their set left us wanting more. Co-headling was the irrepressible Johnny […]

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Sydney’s Rolling Stone Live Lodge continues to flesh out with expanded September & October program

August 14, 2017

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Sydney, taking up a new home at The Lansdowne Hotel this September and October; hosting a run of live shows, in conversation sessions and more, the line up of artists due to take to the stage is getting more and more enticing. Today’s artist announcement includes the addition of 360, Le […]

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Review: Bad Friday street festival a reminder of just how Good Sydney can be

April 15, 2017

Bad Friday has become a Good Friday tradition in Sydney, boasting incredible local lineups since it burst onto the scene in 2010 at the Annandale Hotel. This year’s lineup – with DMA’s and The Jezabels at the top of the list – is easily their strongest yet. Though it was the performances that scattered the […]

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Sydney’s Bad Friday event is a mighty fine way to kick off the Easter Long Weekend

April 12, 2017

With a long weekend ahead of us, many places will be shutting for Good Friday – this isn’t the case when it comes to the Sydney crew throwing the eighth edition of Bad Friday. The all day block party takes over Marrickville on Friday and man, is the line up a stellar one. Headlined by DMAs and […]

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Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

January 18, 2017

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city’s arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musicians, artists, events and restaurants – and their impact on the creative network – was immense, with thousands of Sydneysiders having their say in the publicly voted categories. At the awards […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Shining Bird’s Black Opal tour kicking off in Canberra tonight!

October 5, 2016

Ahead of releasing their highly-anticipated sophomore album Black Opal due October 7, Australiana-pop outfit Shining Bird are kicking off their huge album launch tour tonight in Canberra, seeing them through Deadlam Festival (Brisbane) plus shows in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Inspired by living in the Blue Mountains and immersing themselves in […]

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Betty & Oswald, Shining Bird, Fascinator & more for the Visions stage on the ‘King Street Crawl’ in September

August 10, 2016

The Visions brand has grown from being a curated club night of live music in Sydney, now launching a monthly event in Melbourne and curating a stage of their own as part of Sydney’s King Street Crawl next month! The King Street Crawl has also grown in popularity and notoriety over the last few years, with over 30,000 […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes excellent first artist announcement including Tigertown, Alex Lahey, Gideon Bensen & more

June 22, 2016

Here we go! The first round of artists set to perform at BIGSOUND this year has been officially released, giving us a taste of the high calibre of quality we can be expecting in September. We already expected the Brisbane music conference and showcase event to be coming out swinging, as it does every year, […]

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Shining Bird touring new single “Helluva Lot” this May & June!

April 15, 2016

Sydney’s Shining Bird will be on the road once more, this time with their new single “Helluva Lot”, the latest cut from their soon-to-be-released album Black Opal! The band has been generating some decent excitement surrounding their music for some time now; of course, their debut album Leisure Coast brought the band to the attention of many, not […]

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Royal Headache, Force Majeure, Latai Taumoepeau and more win at 2015 FBi SMAC Awards!

January 13, 2016

The 2015 FBi SMAC Awards were held overnight in Sydney, celebrating local artists, music and culture. The ceremony, hosted by Joyride (with Raph on award presenting duties) at Carriageworks, featured performances by Big White (today announced on the third artist reveal for SXSW), FLOWERTRUCK and Gordi, while the awards themselves saw a stellar group of […]

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FBi Radio announce inaugural ‘FBi SMACS: A Festival of Sydney Music and Arts Culture’ event.

October 28, 2015

The FBi SMAC Awards have long celebrated the Sydney music and arts scene – the cultivation and nurturing of a thriving artistic hub that constantly sees some brilliant emerging and established individuals bringing some awesome ideas to fruition. For seven years now, the Awards have acknowledged these accomplishments and the 2016 event stands to be […]

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Photo Gallery: Franz Ferdinand + Shining Bird – Metro Theatre (15.11.13)

November 16, 2013

Franz Ferdinand played the Metro Theatre on Friday night with support from Shining Bird. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the pit.

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the AU interview: Russell Webster of Shining Bird (Sydney)

July 15, 2013

In the midst of preparations for local shows ahead of their debut album Leisure Coast due out in September, including an appearance at the At First Sight event at Carriageworks this weekend, Antigone Anagnostellis talked to Shining Bird’s Russel Webster about their single “Distant Dreaming” on Rage, living on the coast and song-writing from scratch. […]

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