LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Slapjack + Mango Avenue + Camino Gold (Newcastle Civic Theatre)

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.

LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Middle Kids + Georgia Mulligan (Newcastle City Hall)

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.

LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Fangz + A Swift Farewell + Grenade Jumper (The Factory Theatre)

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.

SINGLE REVIEW // ‘Without Your Love’ – The Paper Kites

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”.

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

LIVE SHOW GALLERY + REVIEW // Sampson + Coconut Cream (The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney)

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.