DMA’S, West Thebarton, Wafia to launch the Hindley Street Music Hall on September 15

August 24, 2022

The Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide’s newest state-of-the-art live music venue, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday September 15, celebrating with an incredible line-up that includes DMA’S, West Thebarton, Wafia, and Jess Day, all hosted by South Australia’s kings of radio, Ben and Liam. Previously known as HQ in Hindley Street, […]

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Live Review: Wafia + MAY-A + Banoffee – 170 Russel St, Melbourne

January 24, 2020

In 2017, Brisbane-based R&B singer-songwriter Wafia was starting to build her career, singing alongside acts like Vancouver Sleep Clinic and supporting acts like Daughter. Now, in 2020, she’s running her own show and practically selling out 170 Russel St on a Friday night. Modest yet engaging, Wafia truly captivated the audience with both her music […]

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Gig Guide: 7 shows not to miss in Brisbane this October

September 26, 2018

October is almost upon us which means it’s time to start planning how you’re going to spend those warmer, spring evenings. With a bunch of awesome gigs coming up in Brisbane, you’ll have no excuse not to get out and enjoy some live music. Here are our picks for the best gigs happening in Brisbane […]

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Single of the Day: Wafia “Only Love” (2017)

December 20, 2017

To say Wafia has blown up in 2017 is an understatement. From a massive headline Aussie tour to playing massive European shows with BØRNS, plus the huge success of previous single “Bodies”, it’s suffice to say that Wafia is a name you should know. The ride only continues into the new year, with a North […]

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Byron Bay’s Falls Festival just got a lot bigger; 2,500 extra tickets on sale this week

October 30, 2017

One of the newer additions to the Falls Festival family has just levelled up for this year’s festivities. The Byron Bay leg of the touring New Year’s festival has announced its expansion for 2017/2018, as well as a bunch of new local acts to join the likes of Run The Jewels, The Kooks and Foster the People on the […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (4th September 2017)

September 3, 2017

Welcome to the start of another week! As we bring Winter to a close, there’s plenty to feel good about, including your weekly Spotify playlist of brand new music. We’ve rounded up the top singles and music videos you might’ve missed or wanted to hear again, including new releases from Wafia, St. Vincent, Horror My […]

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Single of the Day: Wafia “Bodies” (2017)

September 1, 2017

When is Wafia ever releasing anything other than intensely emotional music? Never, would be the answer. Her XXIX EP firmly established the Brisbane-based artist as one to watch, though in her lyricism and musicality, it was instantly evident that there was much more potential to be tapped into that what we were seeing on surface level (which was […]

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MURA MASA, Flume, Stormzy and more to stomp Field Day 2018

August 29, 2017

The Field Day lineup is here and continues to fuse some of the best in electronic, hip hop and house, with the likes of Vince Staples, D.R.A.M and A-Trak joining Stormzy, Flume, MURA MASA and more for one epic New Year’s Day celebration at Sydney’s Domain. There’s not much else to say at this point but prime your credit cards for when tickets […]

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Music Video of the Day: Wafia (feat. Ben Abraham) “83 Days” (2017)

July 17, 2017

As we head into the later part of 2017, it seems that every single day, someone is pushing new boundaries with music videos. They are getting flashier, bigger, brighter, better and if you can name it, someone somewhere is doing it. But sometimes, there’s true beauty in the simplicity of the song itself, and that’s […]

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Wafia chats about returning to St. Stephen’s Uniting Church for the Sydney Festival

January 25, 2017

Ahead of her show at St. Stephen’s Uniting Church as part of this year’s Sydney Festival, the AU catches up with Wafia. With new material on the way following on from a successful year of music and shows in front of consistently growing crowds around the country, Wafia stares down the barrel of another huge year of […]

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

January 3, 2017

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and […]

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Alex Lahey, Vera Blue, Oscar Key Sung & more feature on first artist reveal for SXSW 2017

September 7, 2016

The first names for SXSW Music have been unveiled this morning, with a solid number of Australians included in this initial artist release. Along with confirmed keynote speaker Lee Daniels (Empire), some impressive speakers have been announced too, making for an eclectic and entertaining program for another year. Featured on the first artist announce today are the likes of Vera […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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Single of the Day: Ta-Ku + Wafia “Love Somebody” (2016)

August 4, 2016

It’s really excited to see some of Australia’s best talents being appreciated overseas. A few of the talented artists doing their own thing, and getting recognised for it are Ta-ku and Wafia, hailing from Perth and Brisbane. They’ve just teamed up for an EP titled (m)edian, set for release this weekend and have given us another preview, the […]

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16 fresh tunes by Splendour in the Grass artists you must listen to ahead of the weekend!

July 20, 2016

The Splendour in the Grass party kicks off tomorrow – if you’re staying in Brisbane for the party at The Triffid or if you’re getting to Byron in time for the huge official shindig at The Northern, there’s going to be a solid chance you’re going to enter the actual festival already on a high. For the rest […]

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10 Splendour in the Grass artists not to be missed…other than the headliners!

July 12, 2016

Splendour in the Grass is mere weeks away and the buzz is certainly building for what is going to be one of the biggest years in the festival’s recent history. With the likes of The Strokes, At The Drive-In, Sigur Rós and The Cure set to perform some surefire phenomenal sets (three hours of The Cure!), the names further down on the festival […]

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Anohni, Poliça, Hiatus Kaiyote and more to feature in free Vivid Live artist talks

May 11, 2016

A series of free creative conversations have been announced as part of this year’s Vivid LIVE in the form of “Artist Talks”, featuring rare and in-depth discussions with the likes of Anohni, Ta-ku, Poliça and Wafia, alongside a live recording of popular podcast Song Explored (featuring Hiatus Kaiyote) and much more. In addition to the free events, the festival will also […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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Vivid Sydney 2016: From Bjork’s Virtual Reality exhibition to Bon Iver’s world first live show

March 17, 2016

Starting from Friday 27th May, Sydney will once again turn into an illuminated playground of lights, music, and ideas, as Vivid Sydney returns for it’s longest run in the festival’s history. Now five days longer (extended until Saturday 18th June), the world renowned platform will be bringing in cutting-edge, world premiere projects from the likes […]

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Wafia, Sampa the Great, Anthony Naples and more announced for the FCxMCA series!

December 17, 2015

Future Classic and the Museum of Contemporary Art have revealed the artists taking part in next year’s FCxMCA series in Sydney and again, these summer nights are going to be musts in your calendar. A fusion of contemporary art and music showcased in the surrounds of the MCA’s Sculpture Terrace, FCxMCA already has enjoyed a […]

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Meg Mac, SAFIA, Eves the Behavior and more feature on Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Artists

December 7, 2015

Spotify have released the Spotlight on 2016 artists list- a look ahead at who they predict to be the brightest stars of 2016. The list is curated by the team at Spotify and involves an analysis of music fan’s listening data, considering the following: The artists whose music is appearing in Spotify’s viral charts, which are […]

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Single of the Day: Charles Murdoch ft. Ta-Ku, Wafia & Hak “Frogs” (2015)

November 17, 2015

Now here’s a candidate for collaboration of the year. The new Charles Murdoch single brings Ta-ku’s first vocal performance into a duet with the stunning voice of Wafia, all over minimalistic synths and a trip-hop esque beat. This one’s lifted off the 2015 Future Classic sampler, so we’re not sure if we’ll see it on […]

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Single of the Day: Ta-ku Ft Wafia “American Girl” (2015)

October 29, 2015

Perth producer Ta-ku has teamed up with Brisbane songstress Wafia for an interesting, stripped back interpretation of Estelle and Kanye West’s hit single “American Boy”. With Ta-ku stepping his own game up with vocal work, this track marks a pretty big leap for the acclaimed beat-maker who is still enjoying accolades from the brilliant EP […]

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