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
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).
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.
Good theatre is supposed to make you stop and think, and that’s precisely what Plaques & Tangles did
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stripped back to what feels like a jam session, Beyond the Willows have welcomed us into their hearts.
The world may be in a weird place, but there is nothing but good vibes in the room on this night.
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.
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.
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)”
Mia has shown us incredibly mature and soul filled vocals in this track, she is not here to mess around. Her minimal use of instrumentation gave Work For Me the perfect platform to showcase raw talent that will undoubtedly leave you feeling capable of following your passions.
Even at first listen, you’ll feel like you know the band and you’re certain to be singing along to the chorus, loving every moment.
You can’t deny that this new record has some of the best music that the band has released in a while with fantastic writing, production and musical talent behind it from start to finish. Fans of the band will really like this new album, and newcomers will easily be able to catch on with the great hooks and sweet melodies.
Showcasing everything that life as a young Novocastrian is, their stream of singles since 2017 has covered everything from teen angst, to surfing, beaches and now, with a refined sound, the duo are ready to release 100% Alive to the world.
This artist is known for her energetic live performances and these tracks certainly embody a lot of that exceptional energy and give fans a taste of just how much power and liveliness that shines through her.
‘Quiet People’ is a groovy track, with excellent production and brilliant vocals. It’s a track that needs to instantly be added to every playlist. The song with immediately transport you to days in the city, or chilled out moments by the beach. Personally, I believe this track is a brilliant stand out in the music industry.
Thomas Headon is what the industry is needing at the moment- a unique, young artist who encapsulates the indie sound, meeting it with just the right amount of pop and 80s sounds. This is definitely a track that will make every playlist so much better.
During a time when so many are simply trying to get by and move forward from negative and dark feelings, it’s in a sense therapeutic to sit back and listen in immense detail as someone goes through something even vaguely similar.
one thing is for sure- no matter the show, dave the band always put on a memorable night. If you didn’t catch the band at their album release shows, you missed out on the gig of the year.
Pop this one on when you and your friends are crammed into the bathroom pre-drinking getting ready for a night out.
Every note during the set is clear, nothing overpowering, each song delivering a wave of emotions and creating a blissful taste in your mouth, that leaves you needing more
The instruments sound huge but never overbearing or convoluted, which can normally be a big risk with a track like this. The reverb-filled and echoing vocals don’t become lost in it, instead working with the different sounds to drive the track forward.
Front man Sam Bentley really shines with Lucy Rose and ultimately make this track an easy listening dream.
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.