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Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:52am

Emerging Australian songwriter Gretta Ray has unleashed a brand new track, capping the news off with details of a Melbourne launch show. 

 

Clocking in at just over four minutes, Towers is a shimmering slice of guitar-driven alt-pop that twists and turns with melodies characteristic of Ray. A slow burning tune, the chorus opens up to something seriously anthemic. 

 

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Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 10:19am

The Griswolds are hitting the road, releasing a new single to celebrate. 

 

Role Models was written in isolation two hours north of Sydney and produced in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), arriving as an ode to the psychology of celebrity worship.

 

It's the latest cut from their sophomore album, High Times for Low Lives. ...

Posted 24 Feb 2017 @ 2:37pm

Fresh from hopping off a tour with Tegan and Sara, Alex Lahey is setting off on her own tour. 

 

2016 was a watershed year for Lahey, whose EP B Grade University scored acclaim acorss the country and overseas, snagging an opening spot at Splendour In The Grass to boot. 

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

 

Venturing all the way from New York, this was Sofi Tukker’s first (and hopefully the first of many) Australian tour. Comprising of the wonderful Sophie Hawley-Weld and charismatic Tucker Halpern, Sofi Tukker enhance the electronic dance genre with their own unique aptitude. According to the duo, their music is created with the awareness of the ‘Holy Trinity’; movement, community and...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 1:26pm

Initially, Perth indie outfit Methyl Ethel was meant to be no more than an amorphous vessel for surreal, dream pop, but as the band’s tunes took on a life of their own, punters clamoured to see them played live.

 

Jake Webb, Methyl Ethel’s mastermind, realised that he needed a band to be the arms and limbs of the songs onstage and recruited Chris Wright (drums) and Thom Stewart (...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 1:02pm

A studio recording whets a palate glazed by expertise or feigning – the live stage embodying music at its core is where a band’s true offering lies.

 

Creating an alluring live set can be difficult and limitations often revolve around stringency of instrumentation or composition. Nevertheless, musical dexterity is commonly met with esteem and embellishing a live production with...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 3:16pm

Melbourne producer Roland Tings has dropped a new track, as well as detailing his forthcoming EP. 

 

Higher Ground is a taste of his upcoming EP Each Moment A Diamond and features vocals from US singer Nylo.

 

To celebrate the release, he'll be heading on a national live tour in a new two-piece format that he debuted at Laneway to great success. 

 

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 1:29pm

Howler has just revealed your new summer destination, the aptly titled Fruit Cup. Sounds refreshing, no? 

 

The summer day party is bursting at the seams with a hand-picked selection of Melbourne's finest, taking over the beer garden for a lush day of free live music. 
 
Get set for tunes from Mesa Cosa, Doona Waves, Good Morning, Darts, Tell (Grey Ghost and Mantra),...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 3:32pm

The next chapter of Nussy is here in the form of a mesmeric single and vibrant film clip.

 

Hard As Diamonds is an investigation into the human reaction to hurt and turmoil, doused with heavy synth-pop latherings. The clip mirrors a mysterious, almost Catwoman-like journey featuring Nussy aimlessly wandering the streets - pursuant yet bewildered.

 

"Coming up with...

Posted 23 Jan 2017 @ 3:09pm

As if selling out their 'Drag It Down On You' headline Australian tour wasn't enough, Ceres are doing it all again to celebrate their new, sorrowful release.

 

Like many songs before, vocalist Tom Lanyon is influenced heavily by the passing of his father on 91’ Your House, Ceres, so putting together it’s film clip took careful preparation.

 

The video, released in...

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