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Author: Nick Ritchie

Pete Murray: On The Music & Movements Escape

Written by on 21 December 2017

Off the back of a stellar year for Pete Murray, the widely adored singer-songwriter and Australian music icon has announced an exclusive boutique music, fitness and health retreat at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa from February 12 - 16 next year. Murray and his good mate Benny Owen, a former musician and now fitness guru, [...]

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Winston Surfshirt, Polographia

Written by on 27 November 2017

26 November, Metro Theatre After selling out their 10 November show, Sydney’s own Winston Surfshirt returned to the Metro Theatre last night for a close-to-capacity evening of riotously soulful fun. A far cry from their 2014 selves, WSS have had an explosive 2017; after debuting their album Spongecake and having it featured on triple j, [...]

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Motez

Written by on 4 September 2017

Not two weeks after returning home from another highly anticipated North American tour, Motez “Tez” Obaidi has kicked off the Australian leg of his The Future tour, with his first port of call being Sydney’s own Metro Theatre. Arriving late to a packed house, the last prime spot was in the upper L-shaped balcony inside […]

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Crooked Colours, MUTO

Written by on 14 August 2017

11 Aug, Oxford Art Factory After two EPs and a small succession of singles, Perth trio Crooked Colours seem to have hit the mark with their latest, and first full album to date, Vera. A tried and true dark, albeit vivacious synth underscores most of their tracks – and whilst this is a sound repetitive [...]

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Motez: On Triumphing Over Adversity & Looking To ‘The Future’

Written by on 11 August 2017

Crackling static fused with soft '90s lounge music resonated through the receiver as I lingered for a greeting from one of Australia’s most pre-eminent producers – Motez Obaidi. Then, finally a soft, yet distinctly ocker “Hullooo” rang through from the other end. I was momentarily surprised by his accent - I had forgotten that Obaidi [...]

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Pete Murray

Written by on 31 July 2017

29 July, Enmore Theatre Prior to the 2 June release of Camacho, speculation from both fans and critics was rife regarding the relevance, importance and execution of Murray's latest and certainly most bold album to date. While some saw it as an eager attempt to secure a foothold in a scene that in recent years [...]

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Splendour In The Grass: Day Three

Written by on 24 July 2017

23 July, North Byron Parklands As we awoke today caked in dust, glitter and garnished by that 'earthy' musk (aka BO, stale beer and questionable foreign bodily fluids) we can't help but breathe a collective sigh of despair knowing full well that Splendour has come to a close for another year. So with a With a [...]

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Splendour In The Grass: Day Two

Written by on 23 July 2017

22 July, North Byron Parklands Saturday at Splendour is always my favourite day. For 24 hours I've been subsisting on a diet of hummus and goon and things have never looked better. After stumbling into the festival around 1:30pm we started our day catching Middle Kids under the GW McLennan tent. Now, for those of [...]

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Splendour In The Grass: Day One

Written by on 22 July 2017

21 July, North Byron Parklands Yet another year has passed and once again the annual pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands has come to be. Gum boots are packed, glitter is slathered on and festival goers from across the nation descend upon the hinterlands for what has proven time and again to be three days of [...]

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D.D Dumbo

Written by on 17 June 2017

15 June, Metro Theatre Castlemaine-born Oliver Perry, or D.D Dumbo as he is more affectionately known, is currently in a world of his own. After releasing Utopia Defeated in early October last year, Perry has deservedly been enjoying the spoils of a successful debut LP – huge tours and international acclaim. Perhaps the best thing [...]

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