Album of the Week: Batflowers is Washington at her best and most evocative

August 27, 2020

It’s been a few years between drinks for Washington. After absolutely smashing it in 2010 with her debut album, I Believe You Liar, Washington took a few years to put together the follow up, 2014’s There, There. Across those two albums, Washington proved just how good she is at what she does. With her jazz […]

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Interview: Washington on finding the secret ingredient for her new LP Batflowers

August 27, 2020

Megan Washington is super-excited about the pending release of her latest album, Batflowers, and she has good reason to be. It’s nigh-on six years since the release of There There, the sophomore long-play, after her debut I Believe you Liar in 2010. “It’s not for lack of trying” said a buoyant Washington when I put […]

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Playlist: Revisiting the Best Songs of 2011

August 26, 2020

As we continue to reflect back on the last decade of music, join us as we revisit 2011. We’ve taken the songs from our top 40 tracks of 2011 poll – as voted for by our contributors almost a decade ago – and curated a ripper playlist on Spotify. Gotye and Kimbra topped the list […]

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Megan Washington: A Visual Retrospective – From Spicks and Specks to Batflowers

July 2, 2020

Megan Washington will be releasing her long-awaited album Batflowers on the 28th August. I thought this would be a nice moment to take a visual retrospective at the career up to this point of one of Australian’s most talented and creative singer/songwriters. Like so many others, my introduction to Washington was seeing her on Spicks […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Dark Parts” (2020)

May 18, 2020

Megan Washington has clearly been creative during Isolation. She is back with a new track, “Dark Parts” and an animated video which she has created herself. It’s a hell of a party track, even if it does ask us to open up and share the parts of us we keep hidden. This song is playful […]

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Live Review: Washington + Lovesongs – The Lansdowne, Sydney (28.06.19)

July 1, 2019

I was still in High School when Washington first started making a name for herself with the singles “Clementine” and “How To Tame Lions”. A lot has changed in the decade since those singles put her at the pinnacle of Australian pop. One variable that hasn’t changed in that time is her ability to not […]

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Photo Gallery: Washington + Love Songs + Micra – The Lansdowne, Sydney (28.06.19)

June 29, 2019

Washington hit The Landsdowne last night. It was a sold out intimate affair and it was just one of those nights. Heartfelt delivery, adoring crowd, singalongs – it was an incredible night out. They were well supported by Micra and Love Songs,  the latest project for Johnny Mackay (ex Children Collide). Bruce was there to bring […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Dirty Churches” (2019)

June 24, 2019

Washington has released a video for her latest single Dirty Churches, and it’s our Track of the Day to kick the week off. The song was produced by Saint Lo producer Dave Hammer (Thundamentals, Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy). It has been described as a “hymn to the imperfection, clash and surrendour of a relationship”. The video […]

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Adelaide Festival Photo Gallery: Washington – Palais (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

Megan Washington graced the floating Riverbank Palais on Friday night following a season which included Augie March, J Mascis, Sarah Blasco, and They Might Be Giants. Washington’s performance included a four-string accompaniment for some of the songs, adding an ethereal feeling to an already magical space. There were crowd favourites and plenty of banter about […]

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Track of the Day: Washington “Claws” (2018)

November 8, 2018

ARIA award winning Megan Washington, better nown as Washington, continues to move away from her jazzy rock roots, and into the indie-pop sphere with new single “Claws.” This is the first taste of new music we have had since 2016, and “Claws” is perfectly dainty, while triumphant, sitting comfortably in year of captivating indie-pop Australian music. […]

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12 gigs you can’t miss in November around Australia

October 30, 2017

As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below. Marlon Williams  Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a […]

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Larry’s Picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 11, 2017

Last week, I descended on BIGSOUND in what was my 6th visit to the iconic Brisbane conference and festival. Just about every year the event has grown in size – from the amount of bands playing, to the amount of venues utilised and the number of attendees. This year felt unquestionably the biggest yet, amped […]

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The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is headed to Mount Panorama this November

August 7, 2017

A new music festival is bringing some of the country’s best loved artists to the central west of NSW this November – welcome Inland Sea of Sound. Heading to Mount Bathurst, the festival offers its attendees a camping experience in a great location, while being able to sample local produce and take in two days’ worth […]

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BIGSOUND artist count rises to 133 with latest round of confirmed names dropped today

July 27, 2017

BIGSOUND has bolstered its 2017 artist list with a stack of new names being released today, taking the official count to 133 (so far). The list sees some BIGSOUND debutantes in the mix with some returning names and a block of Australian favourites set to mix it up in Fortitude Valley this September 5th – 9th. […]

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Washington chats new music at the 2016 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2016

Catching up with Megan Washington on the ARIA red carpet recently, the songwriter spoke with us briefly of her new music, which features off what she calls her “omnidirectional” album. “It’s about sex and death,” she said. “Saint Lo” is the first single which was released earlier this month. “I did a lot of initial work in […]

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