OUR GOAL: TO MAKE MUSIC ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE
A night full of friends, covers, new songs, jokes and dancing gave a diamond like shine to BUGS late show at Oxford Art Factory last Friday.
As the instruments echoed throughout the venue, they created such a euphoric atmosphere and in those moments every worry faded away and nothing mattered but the sweet sounds of Spacey Jane.
Overall, this was a pretty fantastic show from all three artists on the night. It was so wonderful for Great Gable to finally tour their debut album across Australia
We caught up with Illawarra legends The VANNS to chat about touring, memories, and their latest killer single ‘Red Light’. Here’s what they had to say about it
Ultimately, Tuesday night was a triumphant return to form for Fields. While she made the most of the seated shows last year, there’s something special about having a dance with your mates and watching the band do the same.
The energy in the room the whole night was just incredible throughout each set and the bands brought their A game as soon as they stepped foot onto the stage. It was a wonderful night, with wonderful people and it will stay in everyone’s minds for a long time.
Hearing the classic stuff, some new stuff, and some really new stuff was an absolute treat for the audience.
Local bands launching their latest music will always be some of the best gigs to attend, and Vanilla Gorilla’s single launch was no exception to this
Coast and Ocean is Alex Johnson. Growing up on the South Coast of NSW, with the ocean by his feet has certainly influenced his fresh musical style of R&B, surf hip-hop & soul. Recently he has released his new single ‘Lost’. He took the time to let Temporary Dreamer reader’s know his advice for when you feel lost. Check it out below…
‘When I Fall’ is the newest release from Newcastle’s Cooks & Bakers, an indie anthem that will be cemented into your head for days after listening.
Queensland Electronic sibling duo Lastlings have unplugged their D.J Equipment and shared their aptly titled EP with us; Acoustic Live. It comes after their acclaimed 2020 release, First Contact. This EP restyles a number of their hit tracks and really displays the experienced and talented musicians the brother and sister are.
Knock And Run Theatre is back with another incredible piece of work directed by James Chapman. Two Point Oh (2.0), written by Jeffrey Jackson is a play that mixes traditional theatre with multimedia in a way that will fascinate, intrigue (and at times, scare you).
I don’t think sticking to a genre as an artist is as important these days as it used to be because the music world is so single based. You could do a whole album of completely different genres and you would be picking a different audience for each track which I don’t think is a negative thing.
Though facing teething pains, Yours & Owls is a return to form for live music in this state and for festivals on a wider scale. With acts performing at 100 and music-starved attendees ready to dance their feet off, it’s a promising sign of what’s to come.
After a tough twelve months, this gig felt like one big hug, bringing everyone back and reuniting the music industry. The night is one that will stick with me for such a long time, with The Ruben’s set being one of my all-time favourites.
We recently caught up with Sydney Singer/ Songwriter SAYAH after the release of ‘Fruit’ (which you can check out below!) and she ran us through ten songs that make the perfect indie pop playlist.
Succeeding past releases ‘sink’ and ‘we are fine’, ‘nothing hurts I promise’ showcases undeniable vulnerability from the budding singer-songwriter, creating an emotionally charged track, laced with bittersweet lyricism, detailing the notions and agony of a slow-burn romance.
Good theatre is supposed to make you stop and think, and that’s precisely what Plaques & Tangles did
Nadene Budden runs us through ten acts that she’s keen to see at Yours & Owls 2021
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.
JAPANESE MORNINGS is the first step on a new journey of Jeremiah’s blending his earlier bedroom pop sound with a new flavour to make a sound that is his own.
The Wrecks take you through how to get your life back now
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.
NEWS // Laneway Music Presents: Welcome Back Melbourne. Feat, Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric, Radio KSG & Dollsquad
It’s been a year the world would like to forget and one that the live music community needs to recover from. Laneway Music is helping to make that possible by hosting Welcome Back Melbourne at the Thornbury Theatre on Saturday, March 20!
We moved around a lot there, it’s funny to think about all the different houses and the different stages of my life in each space
To say that RedHook and the supports killed it on Friday night is a massive understatement. Despite it being a seated gig, the energy from both the bands and the audience made for a super fun night, filled with awesome music and terrific performances from all three bands.
Josh is an anthem of self love and taking the steps to look after yourself when an ex won’t leave you alone.
Lanstan runs us through his top five urban artists of 2021 you need to watch out for
Sydney’s BOYSCLUB have been announced as one of five winners of triple j unearthed’s Collab Comp, and will be writing a song alongside PNAU and Empire of the Sun songwriter/frontman Nick Littlemore.
The song is a summery, synth-filled indie dance track. Think Catfish and The Bottlemen meets Passion Pit meets The Jungle Giants. A perfect combination proving that the boys from Good Lekker are an absolute powerhouse; a force to be reckoned with.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
The contributors of Temporary Dreamer run through their Number One selection for the Triple J Hottest 100.
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.
Coopers Brewery and Live Nation team up to bring live music back across Australia
Tracks That Inspired ‘Jacobus’ by Voodoo Bloo
With a brand new Christmas Album under their belt, the boys from Kingswood let us know their favourite Christmas traditions.
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.
Another boring Thursday night calls for the perfect opportunity for a great night of live music and what better way to do that than having two talented bands play great sets at the Lansdowne.
We Are Fine oozes a subtle nostalgia for the memories we are now creating
Marking a return to gigs in the Warehouse at the Cambridge Hotel, The Buoys return to Newcastle with a bang supported by local favourites Mission: Banana.
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.
The track is about the important people in life and is a reminder that life flashes by so you should stop and let people know how important they are .
Recently Jaguar Jonze hit the Cambridge Hotel stage in Newcastle supported by the talented Carla Wehbe
‘First Contact’ has so many positive things going for it, with the excellent vocals and production making for the some of the best Australian electro-pop music that we’ve heard in 2020.
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.
Fresh off their brand new album ‘Adventures of E-Wan’ the boys from Hot Donnas sat down to run us through their ultimate fight movies of all time (that fits perfectly with the music video for Two Brains). Check out what they had to say and let us know your thoughts!
OK Hotel have nailed this one with five angsty choruses ready for Aussie audiences to sing back around the country.
After an almost two year hiatus, Sypress is back with a new name and a brand new track that we’re premiering right now here on Temporary Dreamer
This is punk. It is honest, relentless and draws both social criticism and reflection. The type of music that makes you sit back and think about the world around you.
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.
We recently caught up with The Grogans, to find out who they are, where they came from, and where they’re going
This past weekend the Civic Theatre played host to a fantastic lineup of Newcastle’s finest bands all thanks to Newcastle Music Collective. It’s a beautiful venue to enjoy live music at, the way the stage lights illuminate the ceiling is grand.
A set that was full of energy, really well performed songs, enjoyably awkward banter between the members, and easily one of the best shows I’ve been to in a while.
When you scratch the surface of Fangz there is an undeniable duality to them, they are a band for good times, their music is fun, catchy and you could play it just about anywhere to get a group of people hyped.
Two years in the making, God I’m Such A Mess contains anthems upon anthems about angst, love, loss and other emo staples, all fine tuned through that unique Cry Club filter.
The second single from The Paper Kites upcoming album Roses is here with a special feature from Julia Stone. The album is set to arrive early next year jam packed with guest vocalists described by front man Sam Bentley as an “album of duets”.
There’s a lot of trial and error, back and forth, and about 20 versions of the song before we got to the final version that we stuck with, whether it was the intertwining melodies that were too distracting or having to remove one or two things. It’s the trial and error that makes the process an arduous journey, but in the end a rewarding one.
I have issues confronting my true feelings in some situations… I need something that gets everything down in black and white.
‘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.
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.
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
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.
BOYSCLUB has come to dismantle every oppressive system, to enlighten you, to empower you and to amplify the voices of those who aren’t always heard. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.
Their personalities really gave me a sense of how genuine the band is. Sitting in the greenroom, before the band went onstage, I noted their chill presence as they joke “we don’t really have a before show ritual aye” they laugh as they calmly walk onstage ready to perform.
I remember singing but I could hear everyone else singing the lyrics cos they new the song, which was crazy like I almost felt like I should stop singing and just let them sing it.
Right from the start, “It’s All Connected” brings a nostalgic pop sound that is not only enjoyable, but also is a groovy treat for the ears
“Wild Bitch is not interested in being defined, she’s only concerned with defining herself. She’s not afraid to be seen in her mess, in her most raw and vulnerable moments.” – Vali Woods
Whilst not quite as big in sound compared to previous DZ Deathrays songs, it is still filled with a chorus that is nothing short of epic, and a hook that is guaranteed to catch the ears of every listener
Honestly, words cannot describe this track. It’s the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film, that part of the movie where everyone is accepting that it’s okay to be where they are in their lives. The one scene where they’re driving off into the sunset, screaming lyrics and just existing. It’s the tunnel song.
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.
FEATURED MOMENTS // UON Band Comp Drive-In Grand Final (Hey Jan, Cooks and Bakers, Berlyn and Viragos)
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.