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Author: Mick Radojkovic

Bloods: On feelings, SXSW and shredding

Written by on 17 December 2018

Bloods are the sort of band that don’t mind taking their time. With their first album, Work It Out, being released in 2014, many doors opened, including their first visit to the US as a band, along with their first South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Four years later, taking their pop-punk ethos and turning it into a more refined sound, the four-piece from Sydney have released […]

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REVIEW: Maddy Jane, Eliza & The Delusionals, Spit Chewy

Written by on 14 December 2018

A freak #SydneyStorm prevented this reviewer from making the start of Spit Chewy, but the last two songs of their set – well supported by an early Lansdowne crowd that were encouraged not to be “lamos” by the Facebook event – showcased a perky grunge sound that has seen the band getting some well-deserved supports and attention.  Eliza & The Delusionals have been taking a slowly but […]

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Kira Puru: On the complexities of pop, finding her sound and going on tour

Written by on 19 November 2018

The bass line infiltrates your body and consumes you. Then beat frees you and moves you. For those three and a half minutes, you don’t care where you are – all you can feel is the music. This is just a small example of what Kira Puru’s music can do. Since taking the step away from her band, The Bruise, and embarking on a solo career towards to […]

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Angie McMahon: On Learning How To Be Driven, Slowly

Written by on 30 August 2018

Like many musicians, Angie McMahon’s musical path started with the youthful stress of piano lessons. The pressure of knowing that you should practice between lessons is something that has haunted many a teenager in their quest to justify their parents spending money on a musical education whilst also wanting to play music like their idols. […]

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Peking Duk, Jack River, Kwame

Written by on 14 May 2018

11 May, Hordern Pavilion A sold-out Hordern Pavilion is more than just a gig. It’s a stark milestone in any Australian artists’ timeline. The venue, nearing 100 years old, stands as a symbol that you’ve made it. You’ve sold out the biggest venue in Sydney, not including seated stadiums and conference centres. The vast and [...]

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Spit Syndicate – ‘Orbit’

Written by on 11 May 2018

Despite being the second album from the hip hop duo in two years, Orbit serves as a re-birth of the Sydney outfit Spit Syndicate. Where 2017’s One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly was a slick offering (4.5 stars), Orbit brings Jimmy Nice and Nick Lupi back to the independent space, releasing the album under their [...]

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