LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Verge Collection (Waywards, Sydney)

WORDS + IMAGES BY JACQUI SHARAH On the 21st of February Verge Collection headlined a show at Waywards at the bank, Newtown. As I walked into the venue as doors opened, the excitement was high as we anticipated the entrance of the opening acts Mimi the Desert Pearl and Good Lekker on the small, instrumentContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Verge Collection (Waywards, Sydney)”

LIVE REVIEW + INTERVIEW // Cooks and Bakers (Cambridge Hotel)

WORDS AND INTERVIEW BY ZACHARY HERBERT IMAGE BY KYLE BURGESS From the get go it was obvious that this was going to be a massive show, with what I would estimate to be roughly 50% of the room filled before openers Marmalade finished their set. So it was no surprise to find out that byContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + INTERVIEW // Cooks and Bakers (Cambridge Hotel)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Smyths (The Factory Theatre)

WORDS AND IMAGES BY ANDREW BRASSINGTON Fans of the iconic 80’s indie heroes: The Smiths were in for a treat last Saturday night. Sydney’s Factory Theatre fell under a haze of jangly guitars, wistful melodies and funky basslines as the world’s most renowned Smiths cover band, aptly named The Smyths, paid homage to the greats.Continue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Smyths (The Factory Theatre)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Vera Blue (Roundhouse UNSW)

WORDS AND IMAGES BY TALYA JACOBSON When you think about university O-week gigs, you think of open mic nights, karaoke events and toga parties. But those who flooded the UNSW Roundhouse during O-week 2020 discovered something a little different when Vera Blue took to the stage, presenting possibly the biggest O-week gig university life hasContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Vera Blue (Roundhouse UNSW)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Lili Alaska (The Wanderer)

WORDS + IMAGES BY TALYA JACOBSON There was a bit of rain across Sydney last Friday evening, but that didn’t stop the crowds from coming into The Wanderer in Surry Hills. A small bar with a gorgeous ambience and a warm, homey feeling was the perfect setting for 15-year-old Lili Alaska and her father, PeterContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Lili Alaska (The Wanderer)”

ALBUM REVIEW // Stranger Heart EP (Jack River)

WORDS BY TARA CAMPBELL Jack River- Album Review Stranger Heart Beginning with ambient Lonely River, fans of Jack River (Holly Rankin) are immediately presented with a newer side of the 28 year-old Australian singer. Progressing through the album, listeners are met with the familiar Later Flight, with notable lyrics; a deep love song. “I willContinue reading “ALBUM REVIEW // Stranger Heart EP (Jack River)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Witching Hour (Newcastle Hotel)

WORDS AND IMAGES BY TARA CAMPBELL THE WITCHING HOUR Just off their first Australian tour, The Witching began their newest tour at the Newcastle Hotel in Newcastle, NSW. Hailing from the Central Coast, the four piece grunge rock band have already resonated with Australians. Their debut single ‘Lay You Down’ generated large interest on TripleContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // The Witching Hour (Newcastle Hotel)”

ALBUM REVIEW // Hurry Up and Wait (Dune Rats)

Dune Rats: Hurry Up and Wait WORDS BY TARA CAMPBELL Hurry Up and Wait begins with an iconic ‘Aussie’ voicemail, INTRO, running for just under a minute. It introduces ‘Bobby D’ and serves as a bit of an explicit warning that this album isn’t for the faint hearted. The familiar Dune Rats yells in theContinue reading “ALBUM REVIEW // Hurry Up and Wait (Dune Rats)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Ali Barter (Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)

WORDS AND IMAGES BY TARA CAMPBELL Sometimes you’re watching an artist and you have this gut feeling that, in a matter of time, they’ll be one of the biggest artists in Australia. This is certainly the case with Ali barter. Ali Barter is an artist unlike any other. Her unique voice, combined with memorable lyricsContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Ali Barter (Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle)”

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Hissmas (Hiss and Crackle Records, Newcastle)

One of a Kind Record-Store Show in Local Suburb PHOTOS AND REVIEW: TARA CAMPBELL Local Business Owner- Mitchel Eaton organises Christmas Musical Celebration Hundreds of music lovers flocked into Wallsend store: Hiss and Crackle Records on Saturday 21st of December for a music event unlike any other. In a local suburb, on a boiling hotContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY // Hissmas (Hiss and Crackle Records, Newcastle)”