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Author: Rachael Bell

REVIEW: Kesmar, Keelan Mak, Vera Blue

Written by on 10 March 2019

As we walked down the twists and turns of the path to the lower end of Taronga Zoo I was hoping we’d get to glimpse some of the animals. My wish was granted when peering its head out of its enclosure, I spotted a giraffe. This was the first, and probably the only time, I’ve […]

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Willaris. K: On natural selections and imperfections

Written by on 16 January 2019

“The things that I was questioning because they were different, those are the things I’m like…much more comfortable with and follow those things,” Jack McAllister explains. Better known by the moniker, Willaris. K, the Northern NSW local has just wrapped up a quite frankly explosive 2018. “I feel like where Willaris. K is going is […]

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PREMIERE: Kay Proudlove takes on Christmas cheer in ‘Giftcard’

Written by on 19 December 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! …Or is it? Kay Proudlove, singer-songwriter from Wollongong,  has lent her creative mind and sweet vocals to a tongue-in-cheek take on the silly season. The result? A hilariously honest Christmas song. Giftcard is a wry and cheeky track with edgy lyrics disguised in Proudlove’s dreamy indie-folk composition. […]

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REVIEW: Glades, LA Women, Balu Brigada

Written by on 8 December 2018

Did you spend your Thursday night at home flicking through your Netflix options? Shame. Glades put on an absolute show for their To Love You Tour to Sydney’s Metro Theatre and I can say with certainty, it was definitely better than watching ‘Rick and Morty’ for the millionth time (not judging you, I promise). The […]

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The Dolphin Show: On new music, late night feeds and unlikely festival line ups

Written by on 23 November 2018

Are you a fan of garage-rock? Let us introduce to you to The Dolphin Show. Growing up together in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the formidable foursome has all the attitude and peskiness of your younger brother – except they probably sound better. Their latest single, Pokie Fiend, is a mischevious commentary on Australia’s gaming culture. Don’t be […]

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REVIEW: Holy Holy, CLEWS, San Mei

Written by on 18 November 2018

A smoky stage with moody red backlighting, richly mixed audio, and authentically sticky floors welcomed audiences to Holy Holy’s headline show at Sydney’s The Metro on Saturday night for their Faces national tour. A steady crowd had gathered early into the night to see Gold Coast rising-star San Mei bring her powerful voice and electrifying rhythms […]

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The Teskey Brothers: On going international

Written by on 1 November 2018

2018 marks 10 years of The Teskey Brothers, Melbourne’s indispensable figures in soul and blues. The band from Warrandyte made a name for themselves playing gigs throughout Melbourne for the past decade, steadily building a consistent audience and their own reputation, whether it was their intention or not. “We’re just best friends, really, if we weren’t […]

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