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Gig: Cub Sport, Eves Karydas, Merk

Written by on 19 March 2018

17 Mar, Metro Theatre Over the weekend I attended the Sydney show of Cub Sport’s BATS world tour, and was treated to the best indie pop this continent has to offer. The first support of the night was the New Zealand-based solo producer Merk, an indie pop/rock artist with the instrumentation of bands like Unknown [...]

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Machine Age: On ‘Fighting’, Doubt & The Benefits Of A Team

Written by on 12 December 2017

The Brisbane-based beat maker Adrian Mauro, the man behind Machine Age, known for his powerful blending of electronica glitchy progressions and acoustic instruments, has finally released his brand new single Fighting. Adrian admits that he produced the song himself with additional mixing from the Slumberjack boys and mastering by Andrei Eremin [Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote]. [...]

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Crooked Colours: On German Fans, Tropical Islands & Fezzy Season

Written by on 30 November 2017

The electronic vs live music war has found peace in the shape of Crooked Colours, three Fremantle boys who create and perform their music a little differently. After winning triple j Unearthed’s Laneway Festival competition in 2014, Phil Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merret-Parks didn’t fall victim to the fast-paced, high turnover industry path [...]

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Ruby Fields

Written by on 13 November 2017

11 November, The Lansdowne Hotel For a number of months I was under the impression that Ruby Fields was more than a little big for her britches. From her standoffish stage presence at Sounds of The Suburbs and the slightly contrived promotional content, I was apprehensive about Saturday evening’s show at The Lansdowne. The P [...]

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The Kite String Tangle, Golden Vessel, Austen

Written by on 30 October 2017

27 October, Corner Hotel Melbourne knows its nightlife so it was no surprise that the city turned it on for The Kite String Tangle on Friday night. Performing at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, DJ/Producer Danny Harley not only brought his A-game, but some more of Brisbane’s best. The result? A night of electronic joy [...]

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Cub Sport – ‘BATS’

Written by on 28 September 2017

Brisbane band Cub Sport have let loose their BATS. That is, they have released their third album. Frontman of the alt-pop four-piece, Tim Nelson, has described their latest album as their most honest and sexy to date. It is certainly an album full of intimate moments with Cub Sport. The first track Chasin' sets the tone [...]

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Alexander Biggs – ‘Still You Sharpen Your Teeth’

Written by on 20 September 2017

Released last Friday, Still You Sharpen Your Teeth is the debut EP from Melbourne singer-songwriter Alexander Biggs - an intriguing introduction to his sophisticated and emotionally-driven brand of folk-pop. The EP is incredibly cohesive and seamless, both in its themes and musicality, something that artists often struggle to achieve with debut bodies of work. Tracks like [...]

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