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EP REVIEW // ‘Queen Of Wands’ – Sammy Honeysett

Queen of Wands acts as somewhat of an introduction to the indie rocker, giving us an indication of her awesome songwriting ability, and great vocal ability, and when melded with terrific instrumentation, it makes for a great EP.  

NEW RELEASE // ‘Naissance’ – Shirin Kalyani

Emerging Sydney based singer/songwriter Shirin Kalyani has released her debut single “Naissance.” The new single, written and produced by Shirin features a flawless cross of alternative rock and dreamy pop. This electrifying single is prepping Shirin Kalyani for a thrilling new year.

ALBUM REVIEW // ‘0202’ – The Rubens

The Rubens feel like they’re finally settled into their groove on this album. While not every track is a get out of your seat and dance song, they are all very well thought out and deserve individual attention. All in all, 0202 is The Rubens’ most adventurous and most complete album yet, with a track list that will be sure to become a fan favourite into the future.

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘Gemini’ – Lili Crane

‘Gemini’ is Lili Crane’s first 2021 release, after the release of her debut EP ‘In My Head’ in 2020, and 2019 singles ‘Don’t Take My Mask Off’, ‘Drama Queen’ and ‘Stay Forever’, a track that gained quite a lot of success. Gemini seems to display an angst and sound that shows Lili’s progression from a young artist, into a mature and self-aware musician.

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘White Noise’ – Second Idol

White Noise is everything the music industry at this point of time has been missing, and it is certain that Second Idol are taking the industry by storm. It’s a strong and powerful song that will get stuck in your head, leaving you in a state of rebellion.

LIVE SHOW REVIEW // Tulliah + Holly Hebe (Corner Hotel)

Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, ​Tulliah​ is a salt water baby in the big smoke playing a sold out show at the Corner Hotel on Swan Street, Richmond. This show was to celebrate the release of her song ​Just My Type (A Little Bit Lonely),​ it was also a tease of what is to come on her upcoming EP.

ALBUM REVIEW // ‘SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound’ – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Western Australia’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are back with their latest album: ‘SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound’. This is album number four from the psych rockers, who have been making a notable name for themselves over the past few years with three successful albums under their belts, the band playing across the country at various big festival and gigs, as well as getting a ton of support from Triple J and Triple J Unearthed, with lots of airtime and ‘SHYGA!’ receiving the coveted feature album slot very recently.

Strawberry Fields Music Festival to return in 2021

Strawberry Fields will be returning to its stunning home on the banks of the Murray River in Tocumwal, NSW from 29 – 31 October 2021. After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, organisers are bringing the 12th edition of Strawberry Fields forward one month, to reunite music lovers and restart the contribution of festivals to regional economies.

EXCLUSIVE // Harves’ Favourite Video Game Soundtracks

Composed of Matthew Wright (The Getaway Plan Frontman) and Samuel K Sproull (Japanese Wallpaper & Montgomery Engineer), duo Harves are already smashing the music industry. Brand new track ‘The River’ is finally here, and to celebrate the release, we had a chat to the boys about their favourite video game soundtracks.

PREMIERE // ‘LSD Chimpanzee’ – Martom

LSD Chimpanzee is the debut single from Sydney Alt Rock band ‘Martom’ and we’re fortunate enough to be premiering the track right now, here on Temporary Dreamer. If you’re a fan of Alt-J, Rex Orange County or just want a new go-to track, I highly recommend this one.

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘Not For The Weekend’ – The Lulu Raes

It’s a banger that people should be playing over the next few months, whether they’re with their friends at the beach, at a pool party over the new year’s period or simply just needing something to lift their mood. I’m keen to see what The Lulu Raes do next, and hopefully catch them at a live show soon.

ALBUM REVIEW // ‘Method Of Places’ – Lewis Coleman

Each song in Method of Places creates its own sonic world. Melbourne locals should definitely check this album out to see the incredible and experimental work coming out of our own city. The Australian music scene is thriving with new and established artists, we are so lucky to discover spectacular gems like this on our own doorstep.

EP REVIEW // ‘Anywhere’ – Hey Jan

‘Hey Jan’ is a fresh and local band to the Newcastle music scene; supplying a new sound with the release of their promising EP. The four-piece act takes you on a beautiful, mellow journey, taking your attention away from everything other than their music.

ALBUM REVIEW // ‘Reveries’ – Kingswood

It’s almost fortunate that Covid-19 happened, or else Kingswood might not have ever made ‘Revelries’, making an album that really made me fully appreciate ‘Juveniles’ even more, but also really showcases just how talented this band is. With a unique switch in style for the band, strong writing and great instrumentals, it’s one that fans of Kingswood definitely shouldn’t miss.

PREMIERE // ‘Smile My Way’ – Indigo Bloom

No strangers to the Newcastle Music Scene, Indigo Bloom have caused quite a stir. Supporting acts including Trophy Eyes, Luca Brasi and Towns, and with two EPs under their belt already, the five-piece band are back at it again with ‘Smile My Way’. Check out the premiere right now on Temporary Dreamer

ANNOUNCEMENT // South Australian Music Awards Crowns Its 2020 Winners

It’s been quite a strange year for music, but that hasn’t stopped the Entertainment Industry from showing us just what we can still achieve, regardless of boundaries. Taking place on the grounds of UniBar Adelaide’s College Green, the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards crowned their winners across 29 Industry Voted and People’s Choice Award categories.

INTERVIEW // SCABZ: Siobhan On: Saxophones, Politics and ‘Guess Who’

People who have seen us live will know that we like to crack jokes and have a fun time. There’s also a bit of political commentary, and I think that it’s the first time that we’ve tried to tap in and write songs with a bit more of an introspective look at how politics affects us opposed to how the world around us affects us, and how we all fit into the that world in a bit more depth.

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘i’m a f**king wreck’ – trials

The contrast between Daniyel’s self-deprecating lyrics and trials’ crisp production have created such a catchy sound. After accumulating nearly 9000+ Spotify streams in two days this track is yet another example of the potential that comes with talented Indigenous artists.

PREMIERE // ‘Searching’ – DMC

Heading in a different direction from his previous two releases, there is a confidence in Searching that displays his musical maturity. DMC is certainly an up-and-coming act to keep your eye out for

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘Apricots’ – MAY-A

MAY-A’s light and breezy approach to storytelling can be felt even through the bold chorus of this track. She brings a relatability to her lyrics whilst exploring her talents as an artist through a sound that feels real and raw.

EP REVIEW // ‘All My Friends’ – DVNA

The album is undoubtably well structured and written. Her soulful, jazzy pop blend is a mood lifting remedy even when she talks about darker themes. It takes you on a positive journey of self-discovery as we experience alongside her; first love.

LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Jones The Cat and The Pits (The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)

WORDS BY TARA CAMPBELLIMAGES BY GEORGIA GRIFFITHS It seemed like, for quite some time, that we weren’t going to be getting to see live music in 2020. However, with altered venues and a LOT of QR codes, classic venues (like The Cambridge Hotel) are beginning to let punters back in for socially distanced, seated gigs.Continue reading “LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Jones The Cat and The Pits (The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)”

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘Wave Breaks’ – Array

‘Wave Breaks’ is the perfect mix of orchestral sounds, with emotional guitar and beautiful lyrics. Some people just hit the right chords and notes to create the perfect song- Array have gone above and beyond to make this happen.

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