This album has everything you need from a solo artist, showcasing the instrumental talent and the strong vocals to the incredibly clever song writing.
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.
Just off their brand new release of ‘Got a Girl’, The Grogans took some time to chat to us about their favourite surf bands of all time and there’s certainly some interesting ones in there. Check out the bands, and the playlist below!
Lo is powerful in her every move.
There aren’t many bands that have made six consecutively great albums in recent years, but Ball Park Music have certainly just showed us that they can with this album.
Some tracks you just fall in love with immediately, and it’s evident that How Am I The Same is one of these.
If ‘Towards the Sun’ shows us anything about White Bonsai, it’s that the band are pretty talented as musicians with their classic alt-rock influenced vocals and instrumentals.
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In the strange time that is 2020, flashing your headlights at the stage is the new way to cheer on live acts. Crowded mosh pits have been replaced with carparks for now, and while it is a different experience, there is still some great live music to enjoy even in these unprecedented times.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are back with their hot new release release of Tally-Ho and announcement of their brand new album ‘SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound’ (Releasing February 2021). We caught up with frontman Jack McEwan to get some music recommendations; here’s his Top 5 Bands Coming Out of Perth right now!
Ultimately, we are seeing a more vulnerable and mellow side to Matahara while still maintaining her eccentric sound.
Dedicated to a love of good music and wholesome living, the boys from Northbourne Flats have been working together for the past 5 years. Paralysed pairs an enchanted rock sound with something a little more folky.
n just under 3 minutes, this new track is pure Middle Kids greatness, from start to finish. The melodies are as catchy as you’d expect from the band, with a lead riff that is both simple yet has an uncontrolled sound to it.
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.
At only 17 years old, Bree has already showed the world that she is an act to be reckoned with
For fans of Moby’s spacey vibes and Tame Impala’s newer sound, this one is for you. ‘Closer’ will leave you lulled into a dream like state.
SoSo are definitely a band to keep an eye out for, and ‘Skywriter’ is a great song that is worth listening to.
While things still aren’t quite right, watching the Camino Gold boys play while the crowd danced in their seats and one punter threw ice from his glass towards the stage, it felt as close as we can get to normal.
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
This latest single is one of their most picturesque songs, creating a beautiful image of sitting on a hill, watching the sunset with that special girl.
Stripped back to what feels like a jam session, Beyond the Willows have welcomed us into their hearts.
A sweet like the honey in your morning tea, Boulevard will be there to bring some chill when you need it.
Paired with some positive lyrics, Sinclaire have painted a vibrant backdrop for us to embrace our inner Coolman.
We don’t want to look what a pop artist looks like. We don’t want to look like what you think a punk artist should look like. We just want to be like ourselves.
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.
Influenced by Bon Iver, Flume and Miike Snow, Couldn’t Stay explores a toxic relationship, touching on feelings of entrapment- the track echoes the hardships of knowing you have to leave, but feeling like you can’t.
The world may be in a weird place, but there is nothing but good vibes in the room on this night.
We have had a lot more time to do things. We made music videos for both the songs we released this year, which is something we might not have had enough time to do if we weren’t all locked down. With everyone on their phone a lot more we felt it was really important to make something super visual.
Not going with a more traditional slow, emotionally-driven ballad, the song is quite a fun sounding tune and creates a nice atmosphere about two friends knowing that they’re going to be drifting apart.
Your next drive to work will have that very hook stuck in your head, tapping away on the steering wheel until you hit play again.
Limousine Lies is ready to soundtrack a coming of age movie with a high tempo and dreamy beat. This song makes me think of a fairy floss sunset after a summer day spent in the sun.
You can hear the music running through CORTERIE’s veins from a childhood immersed in a musical family. Unafraid to tackle uncomfortable topics these brothers share a tight bond that shines through their music.
It’s new and different but I’m just trying to be present and find all of the cool things we can do now that we wouldn’t be able to do if we were touring a tonne right now.
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.
Ultimately this song feels like an acceptance of doing what needs to be done for your own mental health, even at the cost of disappointing or alienating yourself from people who aren’t supportive of your methods
Sold For Sale is an EP that will only become more meaningful with time. Each track is like a spyglass into Didirri’s inner workings.
The band really opens up with a lot of honesty and personality in the songs, diving into past relationships and experiences, and expressing it in a way that’s not only raw, but also empathetic and relatable.
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)”
Tracing the rise of IDLES is a bit like watching a band like The Clash or The Sex Pistols build up their legacy. Perhaps we are in another important era of punk music? Only time will tell.
We need to take drastic action, and fast, if we have any hope of living the kind of safe, healthy lives adults today take for granted. We demand to have our voices heard and if that means walking out of school and university then so be it.
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It came out at that length, we decided it felt good, jam packed and really fun but short listen. We think it’s good because it keeps the listener active.
Make sure you live your life too, because that’s what will inspire the greatest stories and songs.
Sydney Three-Piece rock band Autosuggest have just returned with their newest release ‘Not Yours’ and all I have to say is that if you were looking for a new go-to track, it’s here and ready to be listened to.
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It gave us this really good space to find what we wanted to do. I think it almost ended up being a good thing for us, in saying that I do miss playing live for sure. I want to have it so when we can play shows we’ve got enough songs out there that our new songs can translate live.
‘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.
I fully believe that as long as I can like make a living from what I’m doing, that would be great.
7Hundred25 is a true ballad, weaving its story throughout every facet of the track
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