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DMA’s – ‘For Now’

Written by on 27 April 2018

I've always been a fan of British music first and foremost. Ever since rock'n'roll crossed the pond from its birthplace in the US, the British truly mastered it into ways that culminated in groups as legendary as The Beatles all the way up to Radiohead - there's something so beautiful about British culture that lends [...]

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GUM – “The Underdog”

Written by on 23 April 2018

Earlier this month GUM dropped his fourth LP titled The Underdog, an immersive insight into “a day in the life of GUM.” For anyone unaware, GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson from Tame Impala and Pond. My favourite part of this album is the range of emotions it’s able to impart on you. [...]

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GUM: On Douche Chills, Tame Impala & Science Fiction

Written by on 20 April 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to GUM following the release of his latest album The Underdog. For the uninitiated, GUM is the solo project of Tame Impala and Pond member, Jay Watson. Since 2014 he has treated us to four LPs, each with their own distinct personality. Watson describes The Underdog as [...]

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Straight Arrows, Rosa Maria

Written by on 23 March 2018

22 March, Moonshine So for one reason or another, four-piece Sydney-based garage band Straight Arrows have flooded the airwaves as of late and every time I jump in the car, there they are. When I heard they were playing at my local, Moonshine Bar in Manly’s Hotel Steyne on this unsuspecting rainy Thursday, I felt [...]

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Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’

Written by on 1 February 2018

4/5 Hockey Dad is a duo on the verge of greatness. Having reached #54 on triple j's Hottest 100 with their single Homely Feeling, it's clear that the surf-rock outfit is ready to leave their mark on the Australian music scene. Close to releasing their upcoming album Blend Inn, the follow up to 2016’s debut Boronia, [...]

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Hockey Dad: On Haunted Houses, Blending In & Weet-Bix

Written by on 30 January 2018

Before you attend a Hockey Dad gig you already know it’s going to be sticky, sweaty and a seriously good time. Backed by his trademark, rhythm-specific head banging and his long-flowing, sun-kissed blonde locks - drummer Billy Fleming, always makes sure it’s a wild night. As the backbone - or should I say backbeat of [...]

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DZ Deathrays – ‘Bloody Lovely’

Written by on 29 January 2018

Listening to Bloody Lovely by DZ Deathrays will make you hot and dizzy when you’re whipping your hair around in circles to the poetically brutal and beautiful beats. The lads haven't thrown away the sound they're well-known and loved for. They haven't created an entire new album of absolute dog crap, nor have they completely [...]

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