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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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Vera Blue – ‘Perennial’

Written by on 19 July 2017

Vera Blue’s debut full-length Perennial is an album of healing, growth and reflection. Sydney's Celia Pavey has bravely documented the past 18 months of heartbreak, emotional turmoil, learning and hope, following a break-up in the midst of her whirlwind artistic success. Here, the personal meets the profession, Pavey drawing on her story to create 12 [...]

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Q&A: Helen Shanahan

Written by on 5 July 2017

Answered by: Helen Shanahan Where do you hail from? Perth, WA Give us your wicked-cool backstory: I started writing songs when I was in high school, although I only ever played them in the comfort of my bedroom (and the lyrics were probably about Daniel Radcliffe). After high school I studied a Bachelor of Arts, [...]

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VIVID: Dustin Tebbutt & Lisa Mitchell, Alex The Astronaut

Written by on 13 June 2017

10 June, Factory Theatre Nestled deep in the heart of Marrickville lays the Factory Theatre; an ex-warehouse come live music venue standing in stark contrast to the various industrial estates with which it shares boundary lines. It was here that two old friends reconvened late Saturday night to kick off their joint nationwide Distant Call [...]

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Kyle Lionheart – ‘Eleven & Two’

Written by on 25 May 2017

From humble beginnings busking on the streets of his home town of Byron Bay, to several sold out national shows and an upcoming support slot with Xavier Rudd, folk musician Kyle Lionhart is building quite a following for his laid-back, soulful sound. His second EP, Eleven & Two, presents a collection of seven simple yet emotional songs [...]

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Q&A: Nick Cunningham

Written by on 14 April 2017

Answered by: Nick Cunningham Give us your wicked-cool backstory: Well, first off I grew up on the coast in remote South Australia. I was good at a lot of sports as a kid. At 15 I was recruited to the Port Adelaide Football Club as a promising upcoming player and moved to finish my last [...]

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Dustin Tebbutt: On Sweden, Spotify & Staying Low

Written by on 2 April 2017

Dustin Tebbutt is a man caught between two worlds; First Light - his highly anticipated debut album - is a bridge between them. He's just announced the Distance Call tour with Lisa Mitchell (with young folk-rocker Alex The Astronaut in support), playing nine shows across June and July comprised of songs from First Light and Mitchell's new LP Warriors. Diverse [...]

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Chloë Violette: On Finding Her ‘Gypsy Girl’

Written by on 2 April 2017

From being blinded by young love to experiencing intense heartbreak and an overriding yearning for adventure, budding 22-year-old singer/songwriter Chloë Violette covers it all in her debut EP Gypsy Girl. But it isn’t until the months following the release that she has been able to reflect on and appreciate her journey. Violette wrote most of the EP’s five featured [...]

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Busby Marou – ‘Postcards From The Shell House’

Written by on 2 April 2017

If soulful, high-spirited, acoustic roots is your thing, then this is the album you need in your life. And if it’s not, then, why not? This Rockhampton duo Busby Marou are back with an endlessly playable and worthwhile record. Delving deeper into the nice little groove that kick-started over their first two records, this melodic [...]

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