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The Kite String Tangle: ‘The Kite String Tangle’

Written by on 13 July 2017

It feels like a long time coming, but finally, Danny Harley, aka The Kite String Tangle has released his eponymous debut album. The release has been nearly three years in the making and it has most certainly been worth the wait. Where his debut EP, Vessel, was almost purely electronically driven, Harley’s debut LP features shades [...]

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GL: On Shrinking The Band Unit & Expanding The Pop Format

Written by on 4 July 2017

For GL, a collaboration between Melbourne-based musicians Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson, the sound of early '80s disco funk is a key feature in not only their overall sound, but also their approach to making music. “I guess the late ‘70s and early ‘80s is when electronic music really started to evolve,” says Thompson, “so [...]

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The Jungle Giants: ‘Quiet Ferocity’

Written by on 3 July 2017

 If you’re into Australian indie-pop/rock, you’re bound to have heard of Brisbane band The Jungle Giants. They first entered the scene back in 2011 and have since released two EPs (The Jungle Giants in 2011 and She’s A Riot in 2012) and two studio albums (2013's Learn To Exist and Speakerzoid in 2015). Now they’re back with their latest offering, Quiet Ferocity, due [...]

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Mookhi: On Multi-Sensory Experiences, Women In Electronic Music & Playing SITG

Written by on 23 June 2017

The story of 22-year-old Mookhi begun within a humble home studio. Olympia Henshaw's groundbreaking sound speaks volumes to the Australian music scene, giving a sophisticated insight into her inner workings, personal thoughts and perspectives on the world, well beyond the four walls of her bedroom. The Sydney artist’s debut EP, Lost & Found, has rapidly [...]

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Mammals

Written by on 20 June 2017

16 June, Rad Bar As Mammals took to the stage at Wollongong’s home of music, Rad Bar, the band put on a bunch of OTT headwear. Guy Brown wore a casual denim cap, because being the frontman you don’t need to draw any extra attention to yourself. On the other hand, the rest of the [...]

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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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Q&A

Q&A: Samsaruh

Written by on 9 June 2017

Answered by: Samsaruh Where do you hail from? I was born and raised in the suburbs of Melbourne. Sydney is also a bit of a second home for me, I fly up there quite a lot now as some of my favourite people to work with are based up there. Growing up in the suburbs [...]

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San Cisco, Thelma Plum, Boat Show

Written by on 5 June 2017

2 June, Enmore Theatre San Cisco can only really be described as 'cereal box pop'; they’ll no doubt be a band whose songs will be radio favourites for the throwback hour, but as for being a cementing and poignant act of our time… maybe not. Despite this, there is no denying that their sweet and [...]

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Mixtape: Chase City

Written by on 31 May 2017

I’m Tarik and I play in Chase City. We just released a new single titled A-N-X-T. Upon forming we use to play guitar-based indie music, however in recent times our sound has changed to encompass a lot more synth elements. We will be releasing our debut album in July as well as heading over to [...]

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